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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Making music, reading up on the latest tech, small electronics projects, and cars.

What I do for a living:

I am a chemist working for a CRO in PA, living in NJ.

Headphone Inventory

Senn HD600, iGrado, Grado HF-1, Grado HF-2, A/L iM716, Shure E2, Shure E3, Head-Direct RE1, Head-Direct RE0, Head-Direct RE252

Headphone Amp Inventory

A portable custom-built by ktpg here on Head-Fi that I've had for years, and a Head-Direct EF1 (RCA cleartop 12AU7).

Source Inventory

Echo Indigo, EMU 0404, EMU 0404 USB, iAudio X5L, Sony MZ-S1 (two), Denon DP-790

Cable Inventory

The "nice" cables I have were made by a guy named John jrwicetrk2@att.net. I don't believe cables make a difference in sound quality (unless they're acting as a restriction), but I can appreciate good workmanship and believe that oxidation-resistant gold plating is worth the money.

Other Audio Equipment

Klipsch Forte II, Klipsch B-3, Harman/Kardon 430 twin-powered receiver, Marantz 2220B, some other vintage receivers.

Audio-Related Tweaks

I use flat pads on my HF-1's...call me crazy.

Music Preferences

Classic Rock, Progressive Rock/Metal, Classical, Pipe Organ, Blues (I play blues harmonica), others

Interests (non-headphone)

Playing a lot of music: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass clarinet, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Pipe Organ, Blues Harp.

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

I use a loudbark mic on my blues harp rig, fantastic microphone.

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LCD-2 or 3 as Companion Phones to the HD800
MD1032 posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 4/9/14 at 5:59pm | 4 replies | 115 views
Official/ New York Spring Meet Sat April 5 2014
MD1032 posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 3/30/14 at 5:58am | 407 replies | 13879 views
PC Enthusiast-Fi (PC Gaming/Parts/Overclocking)
MD1032 posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 9/20/13 at 11:31am | 5386 replies | 67769 views
Motherboard manufacturers going for "Hi-Fi" onboard sound
MD1032 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 9/19/13 at 3:25pm | 2 replies | 305 views
Looking for sub-$500 computer speakers?
MD1032 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 9/18/13 at 7:47am | 39 replies | 1704 views
Upgrading from motherboard sound, Also: competitive FPS gaming
MD1032 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 9/18/13 at 5:12am | 34 replies | 2227 views
Best Grado Headphone..?
MD1032 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/17/13 at 6:43pm | 55 replies | 6953 views
Official NY /Regional Fall meet, November 9th, 2013
MD1032 posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 9/17/13 at 6:33pm | 316 replies | 12701 views


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