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Member of the Trade: Twisted Cables


Woody Point, QLD, Australia

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on 11/21/13

About Me:

audio bower bird

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

travel, music production, reading

What I do for a living:

Owner of Twisted Cables, Cables, mods and audio design (Chef, graphic designer seems a lifetime ago)

Headphone Inventory

Westone UM3X
SE530 PTH (gone)
Sennheiser HD600
Woody modded Denon D2000 (gone)
KSC75 (TWcu recable ;)
JH13 (various cables, bal and SE)

Headphone Amp Inventory

RME fireface 400 firewire interface (gone)
iBasso D10 (ubermod)
iBasso FiQuest
The Wire Bal->Bal
DAO (build suspended temporarily)
Lisa III (with LLP)
Larocco Diablo
Dual mono QRV08 (gone)

Source Inventory

i5 Mac Mini 2011 with OWC SSD->Titan multichannel USB to i2s convertor
Mac G5 Dual 2ghz, RME fireface 400, with behringer adat interface (gone), yamaha 01V digital mixer (gone)

Buffalo II with OPA1632 and all SMD Zfoil and relcap film signal path
Rockboxed DIYMOD 5.5G IPOD W/32GB CF card MOD, 3G IPhone, iriver H132CF, Cowon X5L

Buffalo II, Buffalo32S, RME9632 (modded), COD,
Main: Dual Ackodac ESS9012 reference AKD12P with i2s fifo buffer, titan 4 x 32bit/384kHz interface. NTD1 IV (TX220Z power resistors) A123 powered SEN Jfet IV output stages

Cable Inventory

Low profile piccolino blackgate LOD, various TWCu and SCSCAg LODs and interconnects, piccolino mini to mini, kimber AGSS low profile mini2mini, Twisted Cables Vortex TWCu cryo HD6XX cable (balanced and portable version)
Twisted Cables Custom TwCu JH13 cable
SCSCAg coax, SCSCAg BNC, SCSCAg RME breakout cable with AES and BNC

etc etc

Power-Related Components

The Lawbreaker 12AWG Neotech UPOCC solid core copper with Oyaide 034 rhodium, Furutech SPC AC cable with Rhodium Furutech AU ends.

massive collection of discrete regulators and PSUs

Other Audio Equipment

KRK V6 pro active monitor speakers, Micro Korg Synth/ controller/ VOCODER

in progress building full multiway digital crossover with digital in and out using i5 Mac Mini 2011 with OWC SSD running puremusic and allocator->Titan multichannel USB to i2s convertor->ackodacs with

adding 4 channels of 'the wire' Class AB power amp with Lateral Mosfets, fully regulated supply
2 channels LPUHP

Pass F5X for highs and Aleph JX for bass
power Jfet Circlotron, DAO. (all on hold till casework is finished)

2 ways biamped Scanspeak Revelator 18W/8531G0 and D2904/9700

Music Preferences

Electronica, Electro, House, Hip/trip hop, Dubstep, Punk, Ska, Alternative, IDM, Jazz, cheezy 80's pop and alternative

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography, Cooking, italian motorbikes, Jap imports, Reading

qusp's Recent Activity

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Stax Interview and Factory tour 12/12/12
qusp posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/22/13 at 5:11am | 233 replies | 37224 views
Audioengine A5+ Speaker Upgrades
qusp posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 2/1/13 at 7:10pm | 122 replies | 21268 views
The FiiO X3 Thread UPDATE: Project Back On! Read the First Post for Information.
qusp posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/31/13 at 8:02am | 3612 replies | 408836 views
Balanced B22 and buffalo dac build
qusp posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 12/30/12 at 11:21am | 25 replies | 3465 views
The Opamp thread
qusp posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 12/29/12 at 11:47pm | 5008 replies | 586125 views
Listening to line-out
qusp posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 12/27/12 at 12:07am | 1 replies | 239 views
Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)
qusp posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 12/25/12 at 1:09am | 17727 replies | 2436615 views
What is the best DIY DAC up to $500
qusp posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 12/24/12 at 6:23am | 59 replies | 7228 views
iPad Mini - anyone ?
qusp posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 12/18/12 at 5:15am | 109 replies | 16710 views


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