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About Me:

Ex-Navy (Submarines and Oceanographic Research ships) Ex-Bouncer (special group rates) Audio Junky

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, Audio, Mototcycles, Cinema, Computers

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Headphone Inventory

HiFiMan HE-5LE, Westone 3, Ety ER4P/S, Monster Turbine Pro Copper IEM (Gone but not forgotten HeAudio Jade)

Headphone Amp Inventory

ASL MG-Head OTL-32 modified by Exemplar Audio with Siltech internal wiring- Office Dynamic system. Schiit Audio Asgard Headphone amp, Headroom Desktop Portable premium with DAC (Spare amp), Still Waiting on custom Exemplar Headphone amplifier. (Gone but not forgotten Woo Audio GES (All recommended upgrades and Siltech G6 internal wiring)

Source Inventory

Exemplar Audio Music Server 1.5TB, PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC with Network Bridge, Exemplar Audio XD-1 DAC, Oppo BDP-83SE (Exemplar Audio Modification), Exemplar Audio SACD-3000 Player, Exemplar Audio modified Music Hall 25.2 DAC, VPI Super Scoutmaster w/Superplatter and 10.5i Tonearm, Dynavector 17D3, Einstein "The Turntables Choice" Phono Preamp

Cable Inventory

Everything Siltech (Mostly Signature)

Power-Related Components

PS Audio PPP, 2 PS Audio Duets, 3 Dedicated 20 amp lines, DIY 1.5KW Balanced Power line conditioner, Siltech Octopus, Siltech Ruby mountain Power Cords, Siltech Ruby Hill Power Cords, Siltech SPX-300 Power Cords.

Other Audio Equipment

Usher BE20 Speakers, 2 Parasound JC 1 Mono Amplifiers, Parasound JC2 Preamplifier, Symposium Isis, Symposium Ultra Platforms and Roller Blocks

Audio-Related Tweaks

Walker Audio SST (Silver contact enhancer)

Music Preferences

Classical, Jazz, Prog Rock, AOR, Rock, just about everything except for Country.

Interests (non-headphone)

Science Fiction - Politics (I'm a Gun owning screamingly LIBERAL SOB)

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

Office PC - 4 TB RAID 5 and 1 TB RAID 1 AMD 3.2 Ghz Quad Core 8 GB RAM - Primary use: Music Server for Network Streaming to my PS Audio PWD/Network Bridge located in the Living Room Big System

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VPI. Traveler Blue - Sapphire Bearings
Yikes posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 8/30/14 at 6:13pm | 0 replies | 107 views
Official NY /Regional Fall meet, November 9th, 2013
Yikes posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 11/5/13 at 7:04pm | 316 replies | 13372 views
HiFiMan HE-5LE Orthodynamic Headphones
Yikes posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 10/9/13 at 7:54pm | 9 replies | 538 views
Cavalli Liquid Gold
Yikes posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/24/13 at 6:21pm | 405 replies | 39536 views
Official NY /Regional Spring meet, April 20 2013
Yikes posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 4/19/13 at 5:40pm | 565 replies | 21182 views
Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?
Yikes posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 2/13/13 at 6:05pm | 202 replies | 59547 views
KEF X300A - Powered Speakers built-in 24/96 DAC
Yikes posted in this thread in Computer Audio 2/8/13 at 3:22am | 11 replies | 5645 views
Perfect Wave DAC Owner Unite
Yikes posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 12/21/12 at 9:04pm | 1493 replies | 93628 views


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