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Alcophone
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1000+ Head-Fier, from San Francisco

Digital, solid state, subjectivist Dec 23, 2018

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  • About

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Headphone Inventory:
    MrSpeakers Ether C Flow 1.1
    MrSpeakers Ether Flow 1.1
    Focal Listen
    Sennheiser HD660S
    Philips SHP9500S
    Creative Aurvana Live!
    Bose QC20
    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:
    Schiit Ragnarok 2
    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
    iFi micro iDSD
    Creative Sound Blaster E5
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Asus ZenFone AR
    LG G4

    -- Sold --
    Massdrop x THX AAA 789
    Schiit Jotunheim w/o DAC module
    iFi nano iDSD

    -- Reviewed --
    Burson Fun (with NJR NJM5534D and SparkoS Labs SS3601s opamps)
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/review/20961

    Various opamps (using Burson Fun):
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/opamp-rolling-with-the-burson-fun.23632/

    Various opamps (using Gustard H20):
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/opamp-rolling-with-the-gustard-h20.23639/
    Source Inventory:
    -- DACs --
    Schiit Yggdrasil (USB gen5, Analog 2)
    Schiit Modi Multibit
    iFi micro iDSD
    Schiit AK4490 DAC module (original version)
    Creative Sound Blaster E5
    Topping D10

    -- Transports --
    Apple MacBook Pro
    Microsoft Surface Pro 4
    Lenovo Y510p
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Asus ZenFone AR
    LG G4
    Samsung BD-H5900

    -- DDCs --
    MUTEC MC-3+ USB (USB/AES/BNC/Coax/TOSLINK => USB capture/AES/BNC/Coax/TOSLINK)
    Singxer SU-1 KTE (USB => I²S HDMI/AES/BNC/Coax)
    Topping D10 (USB => Coax/TOSLINK)
    iFi micro iDSD (USB => Coax)
    Creative Sound Blaster E5 (USB => TOSLINK, TOSLINK => USB as PC input)
    Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen (USB => Coax, Coax => USB as PC input)

    iFi SPDIF iPurifier (Coax or TOSLINK => Coax and TOSLINK)
    ViewHD VHD-2WDA (Coax or TOSLINK => Coax and TOSLINK) (2x)

    J-Tech JTDSM0402 (4x TOSLINK => 2x TOSLINK)

    J-Tech JTDAT5CH (HDMI => TOSLINK)
    Tendak 4K HDMI Audio Extractor (HDMI => Coax and TOSLINK)

    -- Clocks --
    MUTEC REF 10
    MUTEC MC-3+
    Singxer SU-1 KTE

    -- Sold --
    Topping DX7s
    iFi nano iDSD

    -- Returned --
    cocktailAudio X35

    -- 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, 4-pin XLR, 2 m
    MrSpeakers VIVO, 4-pin XLR, 6 ft
    MrSpeakers DUM, 4-pin XLR, 6 ft
    MrSpeakers DUM, 6.35 mm, 6 ft
    MrSpeakers DUM, 3.5 mm, 6 ft
    Periapt Interconnects Sennheiser HD series, 4-pin XLR, 7 ft
    Blue Jeans Cable extension, 4-pin XLR, 15 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

    -- Analog interconnects --
    Lavricables Grand 20 Core, XLR, 50 cm (1 pair)
    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1800F AES/EBU, XLR, 1.5 ft / 5 ft (1 pair each)
    Blue Jeans Cable Canare L-4E6S, XLR, 1.5 ft (1 pair)
    LyxPro Premium Series, XLR, 10 ft (1 pair)
    Monoprice Stage Right Series (gold plated), XLR, 1.5 ft (2 pairs)
    Pro Co YMXF2XM-1, XLR female => 2x XLR male, 1 ft (1 pair)

    Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 Stereo Audio, RCA, 3 ft (2 pairs), 15 ft (1 pair)
    Schiit PYST, RCA, 6" (2 pairs)
    KabelDirekt, 2x RCA, 3 ft (4x) / 6 ft (2x) / 15 ft
    KabelDirekt, 3.5 mm TRS <=> 2x RCA, 6 ft

    -- Digital interconnects --
    Moshou Enthusiast HDMI 2.1 Cable, 48 Gb/s, 0.5 m
    Blue Jeans Cable Series-FE HDMI cable, 1 ft
    Unnlink HDMI Cable 2.0, 18 Gb/s, 0.5 m
    SAMZHE HDMI 2.0 Cable (4K @ 60 Hz) Flat Slim Series, 0.5 m
    SAMZHE 4K/60Hz HDMI 2.0 Cable, 10.8 Gb/s, 0.3 m ("Kitsune Quality I²S HDMI Cable")

    Right Audio AES/EBU, 20 AWG, XLR, 5 ft
    Blue Jeans Cable AES/EBU, 24 AWG, XLR, 5 ft (2x)
    Monoprice AES/EBU, 22 AWG, XLR, 1.5 m

    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 4794R, BNC, 1.5 ft (2x)
    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 4694R, BNC, 1.5 ft
    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1694A, BNC, 1.5 ft / 5 ft

    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1694A, RCA <=> BNC, 5 ft

    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1694A, RCA, 5 ft (2x)
    C2G Velocity S/PDIF Coax, RCA, 1.5 ft (2x)

    Sys. Concept Inc. 1300-T2T1, TOSLINK, 3 ft (4x)
    Sys. Concept Inc. 1300-T2M1, TOSLINK <=> mini TOSLINK, 3 ft (2x)
    KabelDirekt, TOSLINK, 3 ft / 6 ft / 25 ft
    KabelDirekt, mini TOSLINK, 3 ft (3x) / 20 ft
    PI Manufacturing POF-TT-MG-2M, TOSLINK, 6 ft
    PI Manufacturing POF-T3-MG-2M, mini TOSLINK, 6 ft
    PI Manufacturing POF-33-MG-2M, mini TOSLINK <=> mini TOSLINK, 6 ft

    KitsuneCables Premium USB Cable, USB-A => USB-B, 0.18 m
    iFi Mercury USB 2.0, USB-A => USB-B, 0.5 m
    Wireworld Chroma 8 USB 2.0, USB-A => USB-B, 2 m
    Schiit PYST USB 2.0, USB-A => USB-B, 1 m
    AmazonBasics USB 2.0, USB-A => USB-B, 6 ft (3x)
    Anker PowerLine+ USB 2.0, USB-A => Micro-USB, 6 ft
    Anker PowerLine+ USB 3.0, USB-A => USB-C, 6 ft
    Anker OTG adapter, USB-C => female USB-A
    BlueRigger active USB 2.0 extension, USB-A => female USB-A, 32 ft (2x)

    -- Power cables --
    All NEMA 5-15P => IEC-320-C13:
    Pangea Audio AC 9SE MKII, 7 AWG, triple-shielded, 1 m / 2 m
    Wireworld Stratus 7, 12 AWG, shielded, 1m (7x) 1.5 m (2x), 3 m (1x)
    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

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

    -- Returned --
    Shunyata Research Venom 14, 14 AWG, shielded, 1.5 m
    Silnote Audio Poseidon GL Reference, 12 AWG, triple-shielded, 1.5 m
    Lifatec TLTLG-OS, TOSLINK, 3 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 --
    Intona USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Isolator
    iFi iDefender with iFi iPower

    -- Reviewed --
    Audioquest Niagara 1200 & Thunder:
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/audioquest-niagara-1200-and-thunder-power-cable-loaner-program.905983/#post-15000652
    Audioquest Niagara 1000 & 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 (12" front firing, sealed, 370 W RMS class A/B servo)
    Yamaha NS-SP1800BL subwoofer (8" front firing, ported, 50 W)

    -- Amplifiers --
    Schiit Ragnarok 2 (integrated stereo amp, 2x 60 W into 8 ohms, 2x 100 W into 4 ohms)
    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)

    -- Misc --
    iFi iSilencer3.0
    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):
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/review/21243

    Various opamps (using Burson Bang):
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/opamp-rolling-with-the-burson-bang.23644/
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    MrSpeakers Ether Flow / Ether C Flow 1.1 Upgrade & Tuning Kit, new earpads
    MrSpeakers VOCE 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
    Gear-Fi:
    HTC Vive

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