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Berkeley, CA

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on 9/13/15

About Me:

ex-new yorker living in Berkeley, CA (SF Bay) since 1982. Love music. Head-fier since 2001.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, food, coffee, travel, books, movies, bourbon, Life!

What I do for a living:

Run small engineering firm specializing in pumps

Headphone Inventory

Mad Dogs, HD580, MDR-V6, ER4P/S, SR60, RHA950, HD25-1 ii

Headphone Amp Inventory

RSA SR-71B, cmoy Altoids by JMT (circa 2001), old total bithead, porta corda

Source Inventory

Fiio X3DAP, Sony discman D25S, Panasonic SL-CT570, Oppo DV980-h, Emotiva ERC-2, iRiver iHP-120, 3 sansa clips, sansa fuze, motorola xoom, asus i7 laptop running w7, couple of asus netbooks, a bunch of samsung & panasonic blu-ray players around the house

Cable Inventory

clou red jaspis, bluedragon, assortment of kimber, tara labs & alo interconnects

Power-Related Components

Rotel Power Conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

Emotiva XDA-2 DAC, Fiio E17 DAC

Audio-Related Tweaks

dbpoweramp cd ripper!!!!! after trying almost everything, I finally found a cd ripper capable of correctly tagging tracks. no more misspellings, inconsistencies & errors. when you listen to mostly non-mainstream music & classical, correctly tagging tracks can be a ridiculous pain. this tool works flawlessly.

mediamonkey 4.0.7x for playing flac audio files (or whatever you've got)...handles everything perfectly with lots of flexibility & options, while not being overly complicated.

Music Preferences

Jazz, fusion, Rock, instrumental rock...think Don Caballero, 20th Century Classical....think Shostakovitch, Indian Classical, Salsa, funk....98% of my 1600+ disc collection is instrumental...I'm not big on vocals

Interests (non-headphone)

drinking coffee, roasting green coffee beans, playing the drums, reading, learning python & ruby on rails, Qigong, drinking bourbon, travel, good food

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

I love really nice watches. presently wearing a Breitling

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Looking for around 150 speakers
roll-man posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 3/26/14 at 3:57pm | 37 replies | 595 views
Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs - Brand New in Box
roll-man posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 2/18/14 at 2:21pm | 2 replies | 308 views
Official 2014 Bay Area Meet - SUNDAY - Feb 16th, 2014
roll-man posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 2/9/14 at 3:29pm | 430 replies | 26682 views
WTB - Emotiva Airmotiv 4 or 5
roll-man posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 5/4/13 at 6:50pm | 1 replies | 535 views
SF Bay Area Annual Meet 1Q 2013 Interest Check Thread
roll-man posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 12/16/12 at 11:02pm | 107 replies | 4214 views
If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...
roll-man posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 12/16/12 at 3:38pm | 10510 replies | 750464 views
Best Bang for Buck CD Player with Balanced Output
roll-man posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 12/15/12 at 6:06pm | 5 replies | 2436 views


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