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||At the Pearl of the Orient
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||I love life, my family and grateful for everything else I'm blessed with.
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Photography, Audiophilia and most importantly my family life.
|What I do for a living:
||Civil Works Constructor/Engineer, currently running the family's construction firm.
||> Audez'e LCD-2 "Lord of all Cans, the Dominus" (s/n 5597856), balanced termination
> Alessandro-Grado Labs MS-Pro "The Messiah" with liberators and double stacked Grado bowl pads inside modded CDRK pads
> Denon AH-A100 (100th Anniversary Edition) (s/n 0095901910)
> Grado HF-2 (s/n 229) (sold)
> Victor-JVC FX-500 with Shure Olives (decored)
> CrossRoads Woody One with Comply T400
> Aiaiai Tracks (with custom wooden buttons)
> Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 (sold)
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||> TTVJ Millett Hybrid Valved Portable HeadAmp (Golden Ears Mod)
> Ferds Audio Mini³ Headphone Amp (High Gain-High Performance Version)
> AMB Labs Mini³ Headphone Amp (High Gain-High Performance Version)
> Meier StepDance Portable HeadAmp w/ Energizer XP8000 Portable Power Pack
> C&C XO2 Portable HeadAmp (High Output Voltage Edition)
> iBasso PB1 Toucan Fully-Balanced Portable HeadAmp (sold)
> Consonance Cyber-30 2A3 Single Ended Triode Pure Class A Integrated HeadAmp (sold)
> FiiO E7, E5 & E3 Portable HeadAmps
||> MacBook Pro15 via NuForce uDAC D/A Converter
> 160GB Rockboxed DIY iMod 5.5 gen w/ low profile silver-cabled LOD (HDD upgraded) (all FLAC & ALAC files)
> 160GB Rockboxed iPod 5.5 gen (modded slim version) (all FLAC & ALAC files)
> 160GB iPod Classic (all ALAC files) w/ NuForce High Performance LOD
> 20GB iRiver H120 Rockboxed
> Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable
> Oracle Delphi MkIV (modded) Turntable w/ ClearAudio Unify tonearm & Virtuoso "Wood" cartridge
> Audio-Technica AT-LP60USB Turntable
> Audio-Technica AT-727 Portable Turntable
> Shanling SCD-T200 SACD/CD valved output player. (w/ 2 pairs of Westrex 396A or Raytheon/GE/Sylvania/Los Gatos 5670)
||> Van den Hul "Revelation" (5 awg)
> Mundorf "Zendo" gold-silver cables (18 awg headphone cable, mini-mini & RCA-mini)
> Canare StarQuad "Diablo's Blood" (17awg) headphone cable, terminated to balanced connection
> Cardas StarQuad (20 awg) copper cables
> DIY silver (30 awg) cables and magnet wires braided in Teflon sleeves
> DIY silver/copper power cords
||> Hewlett-Packard 5KVA isolation transformer
> Z-Line power conditioner
|Other Audio Equipment
||> Sonus Faber Guarneri Homage (6 ohms, 87 dB, s/n 1014)
> Sonus Faber Gravis subwoofer (1 10" forward firing driver and 2 10" passive radiators, 300watts)
> Audio Note (M7) preamp kit (linestage: 2x Telefunken ECC802S; depending on my listening mood, I often tuberoll to other 12AU7 equivalents such as Tung-Sol 5814A/RCA "cleartops" 12AU7/Telefunken "smooth plates" ECC82/Telefunken ECC802S/Amperex "orange globe" 12AU7/JAN-Philips 12AU7/Sylvania 5814A/RCA
5963 "black plates"/GE 6189 "5 stars"/Trigon ECC82 or
Mullard 4003 "box plates"; Mullard-Bendix 5852/6X5GT
> TS Audio KB300 Single-Ended Triode monoblocks (w/ a pair of Sophia "mesh plates" TJ-300B power tubes or VAIC 32B 300B "blue-bottle", Tung-Sol 6SL7 or RCA 5691 as input-driver tubes; Mullard CV378/Raytheon 5R4/RCA 5U4/JAN Sylvania 5U4GT rectifiers; 8 Wpc)
||> Wooden Grado "Liberators"
> Headphone pads: Bowl pads, Jumbo, Comfies, Senn 414, CDR-King pads (modded)
> Crocodile/Lambskin headbands
> Hal-o tube dampers, aluminum cone feet, sorbothane feet, marble slabs, 2" thick New Zealand Pine platforms, DIY bass trap, bookshelves as diffusors, cloth partitions as sonic absorbers etc. etc.
||Everything from Bossa to New Wave, Astrud to Vivaldi, Sinatra to Santana, so on and so forth.
||FIA Formula 1, I attend the actual venue races whenever my wallet allows me.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||I collect FIA F1 memorabilias, gears, as well as 1/18th scale F1 models.
My current photo gear:
> Canon 5D MkII (primary body), Canon 300D (back-up), Canon G7 (compact back-up), Canon Elan 7e (film)
> Tokina 12mm-24mm f/4.0
> Canon 17mm-40mm f/4.0 L
> Canon 24mm-105mm f/4.0 L IS
> Canon 100mm-400mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS
> Canon 50mm f/1.8 MkII
> Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro
> Canon 1.4x MkII L Teleconverter
> Kenko 3.0x Teleconverter
> Canon 550EX ETTL Flash
> Canon 580EX ETTL II Flash
My ultra compact video gear:
> Sony HDR-TG1 High Def video camera
Racio's Recent Activity
Meier Audio Quickstep (also Stepdance and 2Stepdance) Discussion and Impressions Thread
Racio posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 3/10/11 at 9:32am | 2194 replies | 189248 views
The BEST-LOOKING Headphones
Racio posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/2/11 at 8:42am | 604 replies | 161290 views
iBasso PB-2 Pelican fully balanced portable, DB-2 Dac . . HiFlight recommended op amps page 16. .
Racio posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 1/21/11 at 8:12pm | 829 replies | 63503 views
Merry Christmas and Happy new year!
Pics of Headphones... Rules: ONE PIC. NO WORDS!
Racio posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/10/10 at 4:21am | 2702 replies | 703228 views
Racio posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 11/17/10 at 10:37am | 397 replies | 34362 views
Audeze LCD-2 Orthos
Racio posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/18/10 at 9:09pm | 18458 replies | 1271608 views
Racio posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/7/10 at 11:24am | 5007 replies | 480745 views
Most overrated headphones?
Racio posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/2/10 at 12:27am | 844 replies | 74026 views
iBasso Boomslang DB-1 & DB-2 and Toucan balanced portable dac and amp . pg 1, 19 , 25, 26 . . . .
Racio posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 8/30/10 at 9:45pm | 611 replies | 60043 views
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Racio's Forum Signature
Music -> Ears -> Soul