DeadEars
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Market Modeling, statistical analysis

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DeadEars was last seen:
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    Occupation:
    Market Modeling, statistical analysis
    Interests:
    whitewater kayaking, track days with sports car club, rebuilding vintage tube stuff
    Whitewater kayaking, sports car racing, restoring vintage tube amplifiers (at least a dozen in various states of disrepair at any given time). Currently rebuilding a few Tektronix scopes from the mid-70's.
    Headphone Inventory:
    Sennheiser HD580 modded to HD-600 + DIY cables
    Grado SR60
    BeyerDynamic BT880 (broken- only one ear works, but that's OK for me)
    Audez'e LCD-2's
    Latest acquisition: Massdrop Foxtex TH-X00
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Mapletree Audio HD+ Super-II (EL84 output tubes, 12AX7 input tubes); modded power supply, caps
    McIntosh MCD7007 (CD Player w. integrated HPA amp)
    Welborne/Kimmel ST-70 all transformer coupled, used as HPA
    Eico HF-81 has 32 ohm outputs, used as HPA
    Pilot SA-232 used as HPA
    Source Inventory:
    Lots of stuff. Primary digital source is Modwright Transporter (Tung-Sol Round Plate 6SN7 tubes + 5U4G rectifier). About 60% of source time is via LP's, have about 1500 LP's and appropriate VPI deck and Rhea phono stage through First Sounds Presence Mk.III preamp. Vintage McIntosh MC7007 CD player, Philips CD recorder, Musical Fidelity A5 CD player, plus various DAC's including Perpetual Tech P5 (modwright modded), Bel Canto 2.5 (on loan), Modwright Transporter as DAC, Benchmark DAC1 (selling).
    Cable Inventory:
    Make my own, lots of experimenting
    Power-Related Components:
    Toro lawnmower... what? Oh. DIY mostly + Welborne Labs Gatekeeper
    Other Audio Equipment:
    4 systems in house:
    * Bedroom (Eico HF-81, PSB speakers, Tandberg 3001A tuner);
    * Living Room (Pilot SA360 amp, Mapletree Audio Ultra4 pre, McIntosh MCD7007 -also used as HPA, Squeezebox Duet; North Creek Eska speakers, Vandersteen 2Wq subs);
    * Home Theater (Denon 4808, Vandersteen 3a + Vandie center/surrounds, not used for music);
    * Music Room (twin Citation-II amps as monoblocks, First Sound pre, Modwright Transporter, VPI Scoutmaster, Aesthetix Rhea phono stage, Magneplanar 1.6qr speakers or Quad 2805 w. Sandersound Magtech amp, Mapletree Audio HD+ Super-II HPA)
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    My life is a tweak
    Music Preferences:
    Mostly classical, + world music, some folk, blues, alt-country, adult alternative (whatever the hell that is)
    Gear-Fi:
    mostly cars (Alfa's, Audi's, Porsche's, old Mercedes). Just bought a new 370Z which is fun, fun, fun!
    Old Fart, one dead ear, no stereo! You won't hear me talking about soundstage! Tube aficionado.

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    "Deaf, dumb & proud of it"

    Modwright Transporter > MAD Ear+ Super (modded)> Fostex TH-X00; Sennheiser HD600 or Audeze LCD-2's
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