Classical music. And a lot of other music.
Food. Wine (Burgundy). Languages (French, German). Literature.
Languages, especially French (very good) and German (very bad), poetry, literature., more wine, food.
AKG Q701 black
AKG K712 Pro
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 485
Grado RS1i with red drivers (early RS1e)
Bose Triport IE.
Headphone Amp Inventory:
Lehmann Linear SE
Schiit Lyr with too many tubes to list but Siemens and Telefunken E88CCs and the Siemens E288CCs are the best.
Lovely Cube Premium Headphone amplifier
Chord Hugo 2
Linn LP12 Klimax
Schiit Gungnir upgraded to mutibit
Project 6 Perspex with Ortofon Cadenza Blue
Computers, including an iMac 2015, a Mac Mini 2015, a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 with JRiver and Audirvana Plus, shortly to be joined by Amarra and an Samsung Series 7 Gaming laptop (I don't game, I listen!) with JRiver only at the moment.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Sony NWZ-Z1060 Android powered Walkman
iPod Classic 120GB.
iPod Nano 8GB.
iPhone 6S Plus
Audiolab 8000A amp.
Oppo BD-103EU with Russ Andrews PowerKord-300 power cable
Naim Uniti2 (bedroom)
Cardas Clear (3m) for HD800
Q cable (3m) for HE-500
Russ Andrews cable upgrade for Q701
Russ Andrews cable upgrade for HD 650
Kimber Kable Silver Streak interconnect for Gungnir to Linear SE
Chord Cadenza cable for Gungnir to Lyr
Russ Andrews D-60 digital interconnect for Oppo to Gungnir
Russ Andrews Powerkord-300 mains cables for the Oppo 103, Gungnir and Linear SE
Audioquest Cinnamon USB cable for laptop to Gungnir
Linn LP12 Akurate with Ittok VII
Thorens TD160 Super with SME 3009 III arm
Shure V15-V cartridge
Schitt Mani phono pre-amp
Audiolab 8000-A amp
Audiolab 8000CDM transport
Proac Reference 1 loudspeakers
PMC 20.21 speakers (bedroom)
Classical: Wagner, Mahler, Bruckner, Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich, Debussy, Stravinsky, Berg, Sibelius, Boulez, Bach, Mozart, Haydn...
It's a dangerous world. Trust no-one! Music is the only safe place, apart from the rabbit hole.
I believe that the justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men... The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.
New Linn LP12 Sondek owner. Keel. Ekos SE. Radikal Klimax. Naim phono stage. Lyra Kleos SL. Cymbiosis build.