I attempt to stay fit.
I like to swim and paddle kayaks and canoes.
bicycling and hiking and stuff.
Bicycling, in 2016 I completely feel in love with bicycling. It's a big deal.
Motorcycling formally BMW now Ducati Multistrada Grantourismo. (oh yeah!)
Naps, lots of naps.
Shure KSE-1200 (2018-07-05)
Sennheiser HD6XX (Qty 2)(Massdrop)(November 2017)(Seem nice)
Monoprice Monolith M1060 (new April 2017)(meh)
B&W P5 (Series 2) (new Oct 2016)
Shure SE 846 (new 2015-04-23, Thanks Massdrop!)
PSB M4U2 (new 2014-11-22)
Alclair RSM Quad CIEM (new 9-30-2013)(Sold 5-21-2015)
Monoprice 8320 (new 12-01-2012) $7.11 and okay sound. (Not usable after all)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 !! (new 09-12-2012) (Hooray!) (I love these)
Bowers & Wilkins C5 (new 11-01-2011) (I'm liking these more every day)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50S (new 01-11-2011) (Yawn)
Shure SE535 (new 11-30-2010) (Still a strong favorite!!)
Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 (new 12-07-2010)(did not enjoy, gave to wife)
Shure SE530 (These still live but they are tired)
Etymotic 4P (these may have expired)
Koss Portapro Anniversary Edition (+ standard edition)(LOVE!)
Sennheiser P100 (Gave to wife)
Headphone Amp Inventory:
Chord Mojo (new 01-27-2016)
Geek Out 450 Amp/DAC (2014-12-06) Oh my!
Fiio E12 (May 2015) (just cause)
Fiio E12DIY (Sept 2014)
AudioQuest Dragonfly Version 2 (Yummier!) (Dec 2013)
AudioQuest Dragonfly (Yummy!) (new 09-09-2012)(gave to Daughter)
Fiio E7 (x2) with E3 LOI (no longer used)
Fiio E1 (for giggles) (never used)
PS Audio Direct Stream DAC Jr. (new Feb 2019)
Fiio X5iii (new 03/03/2017)
Oppo UDP 203. Oh baby.
Pioneer XDP 300R (Winter 2018/2019)
Fiio X5 loaded with all FLAC files. (qty 2 now)
Fiio X3 loaded with all FLAC files. (qty 2 now)
Ipods, (3) :
5.5 Gen 80GB Rock boxed
6th Gen 160GB (It's okay I use it in my kayak)
7th Gen 160GB. (hmmm, better)
Many hard drives full of FLAC files that I feed my REAL System.
Various NBS cables.
My main theater setup has five dedicated 20 AMP circuits running solid copper single wire in greenfield setup. It was recommended and it seems okay. PrePro lives on one circuit, Power Amp another, Oppo another, Sony OLED on one, and I can't remember what is on the final one.
Other Audio Equipment:
Computer sound setup:
Computer optical out to a Cambridge Dac Magic plugged into a Sunfire Theater Grand III Prepro feeding a Rotel RB 1070 amp powering B&W Nautilus 905 speakers. It works for me.
Normally I listen to headphones via a Chord Mojo.
I also listen to my computer with a Geek Out 450 Headphone amp/DAC which I adore.
In the big room I have an Anthem Statement D2 feeding a Sunfire Theater Grand Amp, driving B&W Nautilus 803N, 805N, and HTM1 speakers. Above this floats a 65" Sony OLED TV. Now featuring an Oppo UDP-203 connected up to the Sony and a dedicated computer for music and what not. Yeah Oppo! I also have a Squeezebox Transporter connected to this system.
I another room I have a REGA RP-10 with a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star Cartridge. This feeds into either a PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter for making 24/96 recordings of my vinylor my n NBS Universal II Preamp, Universal II Monoblocks, with the NBS Universal Power Conditioner. Speakers are a fab old pair of ADS L710 Series II with a twin REL T/9I Subwoofers. I now have a dedicated music computer feeding a PS Audio Direct Stream Jr. DAC feeding into the above system as well as an Oppo 105. It's pretty swell. It's hard to leave the listening chair in that room.
My online CD List:
My LP List:
My LastFM Profile:
My ever increasing stable of bicycles.
Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro 151FD (Retired)(still very wonderful)