Golden Ears
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high altitude wind power design.

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    Occupation:
    high altitude wind power design.
    Interests:
    grand touring cars
    ocean catamarans
    audio
    wood turtles turtles
    Fly Boarding, snowboarding (google Gilmour Doppler), Skateboarding (I was a world champion), turtle training (it is a slow process), High altitude wind power deign.
    Headphone Inventory:
    Ha! almost nothing. I tend to sell what I don't use.
    I have had:
    Sennheiser HD600, HD650,
    Koss Porta pro
    Denon ???
    Sony??
    AKG 240 (yuck)
    Ultrasone edition 9's with APS v3 recable (colored but with a good sound stage and great bass output)

    I have listened to a ton of headphones... most leave me uninterested. I liked the Stax Omega a lot. I Also like the HD800's and HD600 with recable.
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    TTVJ Millet hybrid portable tube amplifier.
    Source Inventory:
    Had/sold
    Lynx studios Hilo (great HF soundstage-recessed vocals)
    Wadia 121 (glare glare glare)
    Wadia 171
    Arcam rDAC (uggh!)
    Meridian Explorer (good for the $$)

    Denon Cd player DCD-1800 (1983)
    http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/boltog/DCD-1800011.jpg

    Tandberg 3014a (best cassette tape deck ever)
    Nakamichi BX-303

    Mitsubishi LT-30 linear tracking turntable
    Goldmund Studio with T3f arm
    Dual turntable

    Amplifiers:
    (4) Bryston 4b
    Mitsubishi DA-R20 (pretty looking but it was junk)
    Tandberg 3012
    Quicksilver V4
    Marantz receiver 2270 (I miss that, might buy it again for nostalgia)


    pre-amp
    Apt Holman
    Stanton VRM-10 (DJ mixer tube)

    Catridges;
    Dynavector Ruby
    monster cable Alpha 2 (suprisingly good)
    Koetsu Rosewood signature
    Koetsu Black
    Stanton 680EL (Dj)

    Speakers:
    Audio Logic 3 way (junk) I was a stupid kid.
    AR powered partners (pretty good)
    infinity RSM monitors 1980's (crap)
    Pyramid Metronome 3 (by Dick Sequerra- very good)
    Quad ESL -63 (Great midrange and depth)
    Infinity Reference Standard RS1'a (excellent)
    Entec SW-1 subwoofers (best I have heard)
    Magneplanar Tympani 1D
    Pro-Ac Response 1SC (nice if set up well with ARC VT100MKII)
    Splendor 3/5
    Audioengine A2 and A5 (both real disappointments)
    Apogee Centurions (two way ribbon monitors)
    Totem model 1 (only good for female vocals)
    Magneplanar MC!
    REL R-328 subwoofer (ehh)
    Rel Storm subwoofer (mistake)





    HAVE NOW:
    Wadia 860x with Great Northern Sound Statement level upgrade (still 20 years later one ofhte most accurate I have ever heard)
    MSB Analog DAC with Analog DAC POWER BASE, UMT+ Transport with DUAL Power Supply BASE
    Hegel HD2 and Hegel HD25


    Turntable: for DJ Technics 1200 MKII
    Technics dz1200 (2) modified
    http://www.djtechtools.com/2014/03/04/technics-sl-dz1200-mkii-mod-fixing-a-flawed-design/

    In car:
    Nakamichi TP-1200 MKII special shop remote pre-amp tuner
    Apogee Mini DAC with firewire- Now HEGEL HD2 and HD25
    McInotsh MEN 456 5 way 4 channel electronic crossover
    (3) MEQ 452 parametric Equalizers 4 channel 6 band
    MEQ 450 parametric Equalizers 4 channel 3 band
    MEN 455 5 way 4 channel electronic crossover
    (3) MEC 459 Parametric corssover eq controllers
    MEC 456 EQ controller
    McIntosh in dash car meters MPM 4000
    Ipad Air 128GB
    (2) McIntosh MC4000M 1000 watt 6 channel amps
    (2) McIntosh MCC80 2 x 40 watt amps
    Scan Speak 12M Revelator midrange
    1.5 inch dome tweeters
    4 6.5" midbasses in doors
    1994 E500 Mercedes upgraded alternator and 2 batteries.
    Nakamichi Music Bank CNC 2000
    Nakamichi Music bank MB-9
    Analysis plus 12 guage speaker wire.
    Special AMP connectors make 64 connections at once. Amps come out for Djing on snow, boats ski houses etc...
    I don't play it very loud.... but it can play extremely loud and clean. I feel foolish showing it to people as it is embarrassing. I think people think I am insane....until they hear it. heh heh.





    Home Amplifiers:
    Audio Research VS 100 with Great Northern Sound modifications
    on order:
    VAC PHI 200 (2)

    Speakers:
    Chapman T-7 with "Double walled refraction cabinets)
    Chapman T-8
    Chapman T-9MKII
    Magneplanar Tympani IV-a
    Magneplanar Tympani 1D
    Infinity Reference Standard RS1-b
    Entec SW-1 (2)
    Genelec s30D (digital studio powered ribbon monitors - for DJ monitors)
    Cable Inventory:
    MIT Oracle SHD 220 bi wire
    MIT MA-X SHD (interconnect)
    MIT USB cable
    MIT music hose (old stuff)
    Monstercable Alpha 2
    AudioQuest Lapis (oldie but a goodie)
    DH labs Q-10 (for demo speakers)
    DH Labs Revelation (for demo speakers)
    Nordost Red Dawn
    Nordost Blue Heaven Coaxial digital cable
    Nordost White Lighting speaker cable (for portable systems)

    In car:
    DH labs
    Analysis Plus 12 gauge oval

    Headphones Ultrasone edition 9: APS V3
    Power-Related Components:
    MIT Z Duplex Super
    MIT Z Powerbar

    DH Labs Red Wave power cables on Genelec s30D speakers which transformed them into a world class speaker...amazing... but it seems to be component specific.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Ean Golden arcade edition Vestax VCI-100 (everyone should own one....REALLLY! )
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Audio Magic fuses, Cryroing some cables, using
    Music Preferences:
    Anything but country... just never properly introduced yet.
    Gear-Fi:
    My custom Electric skateboard , Draco flashlight, Al-mar knives,
    I like all forms of high end audio. Home/car/DJ/portable/ headphones

    Signature

    Headphone Systems Todd The Vinyl Junkie Portably Millet Hybrid Tube AmplifierUltrasone Edition 9 with A Pure sound V3 cable upgrade (removes harshness and midbass hump extends lows) ALO Imod docks, 22 gauge for portable Use and thicker for direct connection to home systems iMod 5.5 Gen Classic...
     
    Need to replace my iMod with a MFI compatible DAC or DAC/AMP combo.
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