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.
Sennheiser HD580 modded to HD-600 + DIY cables
BeyerDynamic BT880 (broken- only one ear works, but that's OK for me)
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
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).