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1000+ Head-Fier, from San Francisco

Digital, solid state, subjectivist Dec 23, 2018

Alcophone was last seen:
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    San Francisco
    Headphone Inventory:
    Work: MrSpeakers Ether C Flow
    Home: MrSpeakers Ether Flow with VOCE earpads
    Commuting: Focal Listen
    TV/VR/Gaming: Philips SHP9500S
    Bedroom: Creative Aurvana Live!
    Flying: Bose QC20

    -- Retired --
    ZERO AUDIO carbo Tenore
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBL

    -- Returned --
    Acoustic Research AR-H1

    -- Reviewed --
    HiFiMAN Sundara: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/hifiman-sundara-loaner-program.876374/#post-14223281
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Gustard H20 with Sparkos SS3602s
    Burson Fun with Sparkos SS3601s
    Audio-GD HE-9 with Muses DC offset opamps
    Schiit Jotunheim with original AK4490 DAC module
    Massdrop x THX AAA 789
    iFi micro iDSD
    Creative Sound Blaster E5

    -- On loan --
    Burson Fun

    -- Sold --
    Schiit Jotunheim w/o DAC module
    iFi nano iDSD

    -- Reviewed --
    Burson Fun with and without Sparkos SS3601s: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/burson-audio-fun.23238/reviews#review-20961
    Source Inventory:
    -- DACs --
    Schiit Yggdrasil (USB gen5, Analog 2)
    Topping DX7s
    iFi micro iDSD
    Schiit Jotunheim with original AK4490 DAC module
    Creative Sound Blaster E5
    ASUS ZenFone AR

    -- Transports --
    Work: Apple MacBook Pro
    Home: Microsoft Surface Pro 4
    Commuting: ASUS ZenFone AR
    Burn-in: LG G4

    -- Sold --
    iFi nano iDSD

    -- Reviewed --
    Chord Mojo + Poly: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-mojo-poly-long-case-loaner-program-ttvjaudio-com.865151/page-2#post-13906906
    Cable Inventory:
    -- Headphone cables --
    Lavricables Grand 20 Core Silver for MrSpeakers headphones, 4-pin XLR, 2 m
    MrSpeakers DUM, 4-pin XLR, 6 ft
    MrSpeakers DUM, 6.35 mm, 6 ft
    MrSpeakers DUM, 3.5 mm, 6 ft
    KabelDirekt Aux, 3.5 mm TRS, 3 ft (2x) / 6 ft

    -- Speaker cables --
    BlueJeans TenWhite, 10 AWG, locking bananas to unterminated, 16 ft
    FosPower Speaker Wire, 12 AWG, Media Bridge banana plugs to unterminated, ~16 ft

    -- Adapters --
    Audioquest RCA splitters (3x)
    iFi iEMatch 3.5 mm

    -- Analog interconnects --
    Lavricables Grand 20 Core, XLR, 50 cm (pair)
    LyxPro Premium Series, XLR, 10 ft (pair)
    Monoprice Stage Right Series (gold plated), XLR, 1.5 ft (2 pair)
    Pro Co YMXF2XM-1, XLR female to 2x XLR male, 1 ft (pair)
    Schiit PYST, RCA, 6" (2 pair)
    KabelDirekt, 2x RCA, 3 ft (4x) / 6 ft (2x) / 15 ft
    KabelDirekt, 3.5 mm TRS to 2x RCA, 6 ft
    KabelDirekt, mini TOSLINK to TOSLINK, 20 ft

    -- Digital interconnects --
    Monoprice AES/EBU Cable, 1.5 m
    C2G Velocity S/PDIF Coax Cable, 1.5 ft (2x)
    iFi MercuryUSB 2.0, USB-A to USB-B, 0.5 m
    Schiit PYST USB 2.0, USB-A to USB-B, 1 m
    AmazonBasics USB 2.0, USB-A to USB-B, 6 ft (3x)
    Anker PowerLine+ USB 2.0, USB-A to Micro-USB, 6 ft
    Anker PowerLine+ USB 3.0, USB-A to USB-C, 6 ft
    Cable Matters USB 2.0, USB-C to USB-B, 1 m
    Cable Matters USB 3.1, USB-C to USB-B, 1 m
    Anker OTG adapter, USB-C to female USB-A
    BlueRigger active USB 2.0 extension, USB-A to female USB-A, 32 ft (2x)

    -- Power cables --
    All NEMA 5-15P to IEC-320-C13:
    Pangea Audio AC 9SE MKII, 7 AWG, triple-shielded, 1 m / 2 m
    VOLEX 17604/17605, 14 AWG, shielded, 2 m (2x) / 3 m (2x)
    Tripp-Lite, 14 AWG, 3 ft (4x) / 6 ft (2x) / 10 ft (2x) / 12 ft
    Power-Related Components:
    -- Work --
    Tripp-Lite 6SP
    iFi AC iPurifier (3x)

    -- Home --
    AudioQuest NRG Edison (15 amps)
    AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    iFi iDefender with iFi iPower
    iFi AC iPurifier (3x)

    -- Reviewed --
    Audioquest Niagara 1000 & Audioquest Thunder: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/audioquest-niagara-1000-and-thunder-power-cable-loaner-program.879296/#post-14343686

    USB Disruptor: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/usb-disruptor-loaner-program.891319/page-3#post-14593282
    Other Audio Equipment:
    -- Speakers --
    ELAC BS 403 (passive, 2-way, 4 ohms, 86 dB)
    Yamaha NS-SP1800BL satellites (passive, 2-way, 6 ohms, 82 dB)
    JBL Xtreme (active, 2x 20 W, 2-way with passive radiators)

    -- Subwoofers --
    Rythmik Audio F12G (active, 370 W RMS class A/B servo, 12" front firing, sealed)
    Yamaha NS-SP1800BL subwoofer (active, 50 W, 8" front firing, port on the right)

    -- Amplifiers --
    Schiit Vidar (power amp, stereo & mono, 2x 100 W into 8 ohms, 2x 200 W into 4 ohms, 1x 400 W into 8 ohms)
    Yamaha RX-V377 (integrated AV receiver, 5.1, 2x 70 W into 8 ohms)

    -- Preamps (not including headphone amps) --
    Schiit Saga (passive & active, single ended)
    Schiit SYS (passive, single ended)

    -- DDCs --
    Topping DX7s (USB to Coax)
    iFi micro iDSD (USB to Coax)
    Creative Sound Blaster E5 (USB to TOSLINK, TOSLINK to USB as PC input)
    Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen (USB to Coax, Coax to USB as PC input)
    iFi SPDIF iPurifier (TOSLINK or Coax to TOSLINK and Coax)
    ViewHD VHD-2WDA (TOSLINK or Coax to TOSLINK and Coax) (2x)
    Tendak 4K HDMI Audio Extractor (HDMI to TOSLINK and Coax)

    -- Misc --
    ART SPLITMix 4
    miniDSP UMIK-1
    BAFX Products Decibel Meter

    -- Tubes --
    Tung-Sol 6SN7 (new production)
    LISST Octal

    -- Opamps --
    2x Sparkos SS3602 (dual)
    2x Sparkos SS3601 (single)
    2x Sonic Imagery Labs 994Enh-Ticha (dual)
    2x Sonic Imagery Labs 992Enh-Ticha (single)
    2x Burson V6 Vivid (dual)
    2x Burson V6 Vivid (single)
    2x Burson V6 Classic (dual)
    2x Burson V6 Classic (single)
    2x Texas Instruments LME49720NA (dual)
    1x NJR NJM5532D (dual)
    6x NJR NJM5534D (single)

    -- Reviewed --
    Burson Bang with and without Sparkos SS3602: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/burson-audio-bang.23274/reviews#review-21243

    -- Returned --
    KEF Q100
    Fluance Signature Series
    Pioneer SP-BS22-LR
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Ether Flow / Ether C Flow 1.1 Upgrade & Tuning Kit
    Bass mod for the Philips SHP9500S (neoprene "ring" underneath the padding in each earpad)
    Dynaudio Stand 20 speaker stands (filled with play sand)
    IsoAcoustics Aperta between the speakers and the stands
    IsoAcoustics GAIA III as feet for the stands
    3x HRS Nimbus Spacers (0.3") with couplers for the subwoofer
    4x Herbie's Audio Lab Tenderfoot for the power amp

    -- Retired --
    MrSpeakers VOCE earpads on the Ether Flow
    HTC Vive


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