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BlackbeardBen Send PM

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BlackbeardBen was last seen:
Nov 9, 2017
  • About

    Pump engineer
    Bicycling in all its forms (in particular MTB'ing and touring), photography, astronomy
    Headphone Inventory:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Etymotic ER-4P
    Fostex T50RP MkII (modded)

    For Sale:
    Alessandro MS-1i
    Shure E2c

    AKG Q701 White
    Fostex T20RP MkII
    Beyerdynamic DT 880 32 ohm
    Goldring DR-100

    Koss KSC-75

    Infinity Renaissance 90
    VMPS "Tallboy" Larger Subwoofer
    Infinity Compositions Overture One x3
    Infinity RS 5 (1982)
    Klipsch B-2
    Polk Monitor 7 (out on loan)
    Infinity Kappa 8 (sold)
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    NuForce uDAC
    iBasso PB1 Toucan

    Speaker Amps:
    Carver C-11 preamp
    Eico HF-12 integrated mono tube amp x2
    Carver TFM-15CB x2
    Adcom GFA-555
    Soundcraftsmen PM-860
    Source Inventory:
    Behringer UCA-202
    NuForce uDAC
    HTC One M8
    Sansa Clip+

    Speaker Sources:
    DLNA media streaming from HTC One M8 -> Sony BDP-S580 -> Yamaha RX-V2300
    Dual CS-505 turntable w/ Technics cartridge
    Carver TX-11 tuner
    Cable Inventory:
    What, people spend money on cables? 12 Ga speaker cables and coaxial interconnects, that's it. Need something better than Monoprice bananas though - they get loose over time.
    Power-Related Components:
    A decent surge protector. That's pretty much it. Me, spend money on a power cord? Ha!
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Bach Stradivarius Bb/F trombone
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Isolation risers and ample bass trapping for the Ren 90s in the stereo room.
    UMIK-1 calibrated measurement microphone + REW
    Music Preferences:
    Good rock. No hair bands, thanks. Much classic rock, new wave, '90s alternative, and a fair amount of electronic music - techno, house, big beat, trip hop, industrial, and more. No Eurodance or pop country (i.e. Hank Williams and Johnny Cash are good, Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift are not).

    Also; jazz, rockabilly, blues, zydeco, ska, a little bit of early rap and hip hop (e.g. Arrested Development, Africa Bambaata, Beastie Boys), reggae, classical (particularly Holst, Wagner, and Beethoven), a little bit of classic vocal pop

    Some of my favorites are the Beatles, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Talking Heads, Bob Marley, Brazilian Girls, Sam Cooke, Björk, Orbital, Fatboy Slim, the White Stripes, Louis Prima, Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus, Smashing Pumpkins, the Cranberries, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Kraftwerk, Taj Mahal, Traffic, and more than I can really list here.
    Classic bikes, film cameras, watches, and computers.

    Seiko fan in particular - my collection includes multiple Seiko divers and a thermocompensated quartz Grand Seiko.

    I've got an IBM T221 DG3 monitor - the highest resolution monitor ever made (so far) at 3840x2400 (22.2" diagonal).
    2010 Michigan State ME grad, studied at University of Skövde; now a pump engineer.


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    Here in the back of the bus we are allowed to ask for evidence beyond I hear a difference when I know what I am listening to. - nick_charles
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