Jones Bob
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NPI Project Engineer: US, China and Malaysia

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Jones Bob

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    NPI Project Engineer: US, China and Malaysia
    Headphone Inventory:
    STAX SR-009
    STAX SR-207
    STAX SR-003 MK2

    Retired and/or Sold:
    STAX SR-007 MK2.9
    STAX SR-L700
    Audeze LCD-3F
    Audeze LCD-3C
    Audeze LCD-X
    Audeze LCD-2.2
    Bose QC15
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    DIY Dr. Kevin Gilmore designed KGST "mini Blue Hawaii" hybrid SS/Tube electrostatic headphone amplifier. 1950s NOS Tungsol triple mica square getter 6S4A tubes with Herbie's tube dampeners. Alps RK50 recently replaced original build Alpha potentiometer. Also, replaced stock +/-15VDC supply in KGST with GRLV. All signal wired with custom Neotech UPOCC silver/gold (proprietary alloy ratio and insulation) wire.

    In process of building: KGSSHV Carbon

    Retired from headphone use:
    DIY Dr. Richard Marsh designed headphone amp. A great amp, only reason I retired it, can only play with dynamic headphones, which I no longer own.
    DIY PP 6V6 tube amp (based on Poindexter's Musical Machine with Electraprint PSSS Copper Primary/Silver Secondary output transformers)
    Music Angel PP 6P1P (6AQ5) tube amp

    Schiit Mjolnir
    Schiit Lyr
    Altmann BYOB
    DIY Tripath
    Source Inventory:
    Schiit Yggdrasil

    Retired and or sold:
    Schiit Gungnir w/USB gen2
    Schiit Bifrost
    DIY ESS9023 DAC with LiFePo battery supply
    DIY Buffalo II DAC with Paul Hynes shunt regulators and supply, then replaced with LiFePo batteries.
    Cable Inventory:
    DIY balanced cables made with custom Neotech UPOCC silver/gold (proprietary alloy ratio and insulation) wire, Furutech rhodium plated XLR connectors, and using WBT 0805 lead free silver solder. Matching Furutech rhodium XLR panel connector on amp.

    Lifatec glass toslink

    AudioQuest Vodka Ethernet
    Ridge Street Audio Designs Poeima!!! silver-ribbon balanced XLR interconnects
    Curious USB Cable
    Straightwire Crescendo II balanced XLR interconnects
    Monoprice XLR balanced interconnects
    AudioQuest Diamond USB cable
    Q Cable French Silk TRS single ended copper litz headphone cable.
    Pangea 4% silver clad copper USB cable
    DIY Evidence Audio XLR balanced interconnects
    Schiit PYST XLR balanced interconnects
    Silflex glass toslink cable.
    Stock Audeze ADZ6SE TRS single ended and ADZ6B4 XLR headphone cables
    Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 Premium headphone cable
    Power-Related Components:
    OE power cords.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    2013 Mac Mini as music only server upgraded with
    16G memory
    256G SSD
    1TG external HD
    Audirvana Plus
    Apple Airport Express (modified: separated SMPS, uncase PCB, AQ Jitterbug in USB port)
    Sonore microRendu (retired)
    Uptone Audio UltraCap LPS-1(retired)

    Altec 890C Bolero speakers modded with vintage ESS Great Heil AMT tweeters.
    Altec Model 19 speakers with vintage TAD TD-2001 HF compression drivers.
    DIY Evidence Audio speaker cables
    iPad Air LTE 32G
    iPhone 6 Plus 64G
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Shorted all unused Yggy inputs.
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