yashicaman
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Professor of Sociology

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    Occupation:
    Professor of Sociology
    Interests:
    Filmmaking, composing music, playing guitar, music, writing fiction, cooking, travel.
    Composing music
    Writing (fiction and non-fiction)
    Cooking (gourmet and anything I can burn on a grill)
    Fine wine (and the stuff that I can afford)
    Single malt scotch
    Making the perfect gin & tonic (and drinking my mistakes!)
    Independent films and filmmaking
    Science fiction
    Travel and just generally wandering around
    Sociology
    Crime mapping
    Dog (have a black lab and a golden retriever)
    Cities
    Canadian television and film
    Dulcimer (playing)
    Tablas, bongos, and djembe drumming
    Fishing
    Indian film (Bollywood and Mollywood)
    Hot tubbing
    Watching documentaries
    Theremin
    Cars
    Beard growing
    Headphone Inventory:
    AKG 301
    Grado SR-60
    Grado SR-325i
    Koss Pro 4AA (circa 1974--my second set of cans, the first being something really cheap from The Army Navy Store in Regina, Saskatchewan)
    Sennheiser HD-202
    Sennheiser HD-595
    Yuin PK1
    Yuin PK2
    AKG K701
    AKG K271
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Decware Zen Head
    Headroom Total Bithead
    Headroom Airhead
    Source Inventory:
    Philips LHH1000 CD transport and dac.
    Philips MP3/Wave player of some sort
    Sony SACD/CD/DVD player
    Pioneer 25 CD changer
    Thorens 145 mkII turntable with okay Ortofon MC cartridge
    Apple Shuffle
    Rotel Cassette deck
    Luxman K-15 cassette deck
    Nakamichi 250 cassette deck
    Revox A77 reel-to-reel deck
    Rotel am/fm tuner
    Sony am/fm tuner
    Sony 10 cd changer
    Cable Inventory:
    Stuff by Monster, Vampire Wire, Grado, Custom House Cable, RCA, MIT, and so on. Some of it is very good, some not so good. I don't get too hung up on cable.
    Power-Related Components:
    McIntosh MA5100 integrated amp
    Adcom 565 pre-amp
    Dynaco Pas 3 preamp
    Decware Zen amp
    Quad Active 12L speakers with 2 amps built in
    Outlaw Home Theatre Receiver
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Quad Active 12 L speakers
    AR M1 speakers
    Gallo Micro speakers
    Radio Shack speakers (small metal clad used as surround speakers).
    BIC 12 inch powered subwoofer
    AMC 8 inch powered subwoofer (B1-20 Ace-Bass).
    BIC centre channel speaker
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Got my beard trimmed.
    Music Preferences:
    World Music
    Folk
    Avant-garde classical
    Rock
    Folk Metal
    Pirate Metal
    Country
    Country Rock
    Female vocalists
    Opera
    R & B
    Hiphop
    Indian classical
    Indian film music
    Bhangra music
    I was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Married and have 2 young lads. I have a beard.

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    Headphones: SR-Grado 325i, Sennheiser HD-595, Yuin PK1.
    Headphone Amps: Decware Zen Head ZH1, Headroom Total Bithead. Music Playback Machine: Philiips something or other.
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