MusiCol
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Nothing - I have Inflammatory Arthritis + Fibromyalgia. Content with life, I have plans..

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MusiCol

100+ Head-Fier, Male

MusiCol was last seen:
May 5, 2017
  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Nothing - I have Inflammatory Arthritis + Fibromyalgia. Content with life, I have plans..
    Interests:
    Listening to music
    Playing keyboards (badly!)
    Nature sound recording
    Freediving
    Flying Power kites
    Freediving; Stargazing; Cloud-watching and Cloud photography, MotoGP
    Headphone Inventory:
    Beyerdynamic T5p
    Audez'e LCD-2.rev.1 (The Left channel has just failed. Grr!)
    HiFiMan HE 560
    Beyerdynamic DT770 Manufaktur (32ohm)
    Sennheiser IE8 (with ACS Custom Silicon Sleeves)
    Beyerdynamic DT100 (Old, much used, now left to rest in peace, and home to an entire ecosystem!)

    ACS T1 (SOLD)
    Sennheiser HD650 (SOLD)
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Resonessence Concero HP
    CEntrance HiFi Skyn
    iBasso D10 (modded - see Tweaks below)
    Temple Audio Bantam XC2 (My last line of defense.. If all else fails I can count on this to keep the music playing!)
    Burson Audio HA160 (SOLD).
    SPL Phonitor (SOLD)
    CEntrance Hi Fi M8 (SOLD)
    Source Inventory:
    Portable;
    CEntrance DACportable
    iMod 5G 80GB (Red Wine Audio modified iPod)
    Edirol R-09 (mainly just used for Nature Sound Recording)
    CEntrance HiFi Skyn (iPhone 5S version) (DIED In Warranty - CEntrance kindly agreed to my request and replaced it with the excellent DACportable!)

    Home;
    Roksan Caspian CD player.

    PC (with-SotM tX USB PCIe) > Resonessence Concero HP.

    NOT a Presonus Firebox Anymore - it exploded (after 9+ years of constant use, admittedly, and it didn't blow itself apart in my face, but one day I turned the system on as usual and it was like someone let a firework off in the room! On taking it apart, I found that the transformer had literally blown itself apart inside the case!
    So, I'm now looking for a new / used soundcard / mixer / DAW controller all-in-one. I miss my old Yamaha n12 mixer but it lacked XLR outs and flying faders, and a jog wheel - and enough ins and outs in general!

    Aiwa AD WX929 twin tape recorder... Yep, a genuine analogue cassette tape deck!!!

    Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1(SOLD)
    Cable Inventory:
    Artisan Silver Cables Ultimate Silver Stream "Double Purity" Edition, 1m.
    PlusSound: "Poetic" series headphone cable, 4feet long, with 3.5mm mini-jack to Sennheiser IE8 connectors
    Home Grown Audio 0.5m "Silver Lace" RCA..
    Artisan Silver Cables: 0.3m "Silver Dream" stereo min-jack-to-mini-jack cable with 3.5mm TRS connectors both ends.
    Wireworld 2m "Starlight" USB A to B.
    Wireworld 2m "Ultraviolet" USB A to mini-B
    Wireworld 1m "Equinox 6" stereo mini-jack-to- twin-phono (RCA).
    ALO: iMod LOD "V2 LUX-FEP 18awg OCC" Apple 30-pin dock connector to stereo mini-jack (SOLD).
    AmpCity: "Fidelis" silver headphone cable for Sennheiser HD6xx series (SOLD).
    Toxic Cables: 8ft "Silver Poison", sheathed, for Audez'e LCD-2 with 1/4inch TRS jack (SOLD)
    Toxic Cables: 6ft "Silver Poison, unsheathed, balanced with twin ViaBlue 3-pin XLR's and matching ViaBlue XLR's to 1/4inch TRS single ended jack adapter (SOLD).
    Locus Design: 1m "Essentia" USB A to B (SOLD).
    Audio Sensibility 3m "Impact" cable for Audeze with Rodium 1/4" connector (TRADED).
    Verastarr: 1m "Nemesis" pair of balanced cables with Neutrik XLR connectors (SOLD).
    Power-Related Components:
    2 x Isotek "Sirius" mains conditioners, both with 6 UK-type power outlets - 2 high power, 4 low power.
    Aqvox USB linear power supply, currently powering my Resonessence Concero HP.
    Artisan Silver Cables: Ultimate Silver Stream "Double Purity Edition" (2 x USB "A" to single USB "B") to get the linear USB power to my Resonessence Concero HP.
    Artisan Silver Cables: Silver Hybrid Power Cable 1.25m, to my Roksan Caspian CD player.
    Artisan Silver Cables: Silver Hybrid 2 Power cable, 1m, to my Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated Dual-Mono Amp.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Living room: Roksan Caspian CD player > Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated dual-mono amp > Martin logan "Aerius i" Electrostatic hybrid speakers.

    And in my little home music studio:
    Pro Audio PC running 64bit Win 7, with Cubase 8 Pro and PreSonus Studio One 3 Pro.
    SotM tX PCIe USB card with ground lift switch and a socket for external linear power supply!
    Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate - and a shed-load of other software and sample librarys!
    Novation ReMOTE 61 SL MIDI Controller Keyboard with Automap 4.x
    Native Instruments Maschine Studio with Maschine 2.x software
    CME "UF8" 88key hammer action MIDI keyboard;
    Tapco S5 active monitors;
    Roland VS-100;
    Access Virus TI2 Polar synthesizer;
    Novation "X-Station 25" synth;
    Native Instruments "Kore 2" controller;
    Rode NT3 and NT4 microphones;
    ...and numerous related cables - including a pair of fully waterproof 150 ft long balanced XLR Mic / Hydrophone cables!
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Tried all the possible permutations of opamps and buffers supplied with the iBasso D10. Settled on an AD8656 Opamp with dummy buffers - until I heard from HiFlight here on Head-Fi and bought his "Topkit"; dual TLE2141 single channel opamps and EL8201 buffers (silver-soldered onto iBasso adapters so they fit into the single-chip sockets in the iBasso
    Music Preferences:
    Heavy Metal! Old school dance music and some Hard dance and D'n'B. I love Dubstep, but also some classical music, some rap / hip hop, but also stuff like ABBA (I'm a big ABBA fan!), The Who, and Bob Dylan and Vangelis. So, I like a bit of everything really. However, I'm not really interested in music I merely "like"; I must Love it! For me, music must be powerful - it must touch me and involve me. In modern terms, it must be "sick as ******". 20 years ago I used to say that music had to "grab me by the balls and give 'em a twist"!!!!
    Gear-Fi:
    Dive computer; Pulse Oximiter.
    Music is my drug of choice. I need large doses every day!

    Signature

    "Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!"​
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    Home-PC+SOtM USB PCIe> Artisan Silver Cables Ultimate Silver Stream> Resonessence Concero HP> HiFiMAN HE-560
    Portable-iPhone7+256GB>Apple CCK>DACportable>Beyer T5p /Senn' IE8 +ACS Custom Silicon sleeves​
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