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1000+ Head-Fier, from San Francisco

Digital, solid state, subjectivist Dec 23, 2018

Alcophone was last seen:
Apr 18, 2019 at 12:39 AM
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    San Francisco
    Headphone Inventory:
    MrSpeakers Ether C Flow 1.1
    MrSpeakers Ether Flow 1.1
    Focal Listen
    Philips SHP9500S
    Creative Aurvana Live!
    Bose QC20

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

    -- 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 Sonic Imagery Labs 994Enh-Ticha
    Burson Fun with SparkoS Labs SS3601s
    Audio-GD HE-9 with Muses DC offset opamps [for sale]
    Schiit Jotunheim with original AK4490 DAC module
    Massdrop x THX AAA 789
    iFi micro iDSD
    Creative Sound Blaster E5
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Asus ZenFone AR
    LG G4

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

    -- Reviewed --
    Burson Fun (with NJR NJM5534D and SparkoS Labs SS3601s opamps)

    Various opamps (using Burson Fun):

    Various opamps (using Gustard H20):
    Source Inventory:
    -- DACs --
    Schiit Yggdrasil (USB gen5, Analog 2)
    Schiit Modi Multibit
    Topping DX7s
    iFi micro iDSD
    Schiit AK4490 DAC module (original version)
    Creative Sound Blaster E5

    -- Transports --
    Apple MacBook Pro
    Microsoft Surface Pro 4
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Asus ZenFone AR
    LG G4

    -- Sold --
    iFi nano iDSD

    -- Reviewed --
    Chord Mojo + Poly
    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)
    Audioquest RCA coupler
    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:
    -- AC power --
    AudioQuest NRG Edison (15 amps)
    AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    iFi AC iPurifier (6x)
    Furman PST-8D
    Furman PST-8 (2x)

    -- USB power --
    iFi iDefender with iFi iPower

    -- Reviewed --
    Audioquest Niagara 1000 & Audioquest Thunder:

    USB Disruptor:
    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 (12" front firing, sealed, 370 W RMS class A/B servo)
    Yamaha NS-SP1800BL subwoofer (8" front firing, ported, 50 W)

    -- 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)
    Burson Bang with SparkoS Labs SS3602 (power amp, stereo, 2x 15 W into 16 ohms, 2x 29 W into 8 ohms, 2x 40 W into 4 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 Labs SS3602 (dual)
    2x SparkoS Labs 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)
    1x Burson V6 Classic (dual)
    2x Texas Instruments LME49720NA (dual)
    1x NJR NJM5532D (dual)
    10x NJR NJM5534D (single)

    -- Returned --
    KEF Q100
    Fluance Signature Series
    Pioneer SP-BS22-LR

    -- Reviewed --
    Burson Bang (with NJR NJM5532D and SparkoS Labs SS3602):

    Various opamps (using Burson Bang):
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Ether Flow / Ether C Flow 1.1 Upgrade & Tuning Kit, new earpads
    Brainwavz sheepskin leather memory foam earpads for the Focal Listen
    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
    HTC Vive


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