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100+ Head-Fier, Male, from UK

griff2 was last seen:
Oct 28, 2018
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    Principal Stress Engineer
    Photography, Videography Hi-Fi, Music, liquid socialising, keeping fit.
    Headphone Inventory:
    Have: Sennheiser HD25 1 II, Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (250 Ohm), Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro (250 Ohm), 1MORE MK801.

    Had: HiHIMan HE-400, Sennheiser HD-650, Audeze LCD 2.
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Have: Rupert Neve RNHP; CI Audio VHP•2; Ray Samuels SR-71a; SOHA V1

    Had: Graham Slee Audio Solo; Schiit Lyr 2; Naim DAC V1; Earmax Pro.
    Source Inventory:
    Have: Egreat A5 -> Benchmark DAC3 L; QLS 360 -> Chord Mojo; AMD FX 8350-derived desktop computer - > Benchmark DAC1.

    Just revived: Audio Alchemy DAC-in-the-Box.

    Had: Schiit Gungnir, Naim DAC V1, Channel Island VDA•2, Naim NAP 100.

    Media, 16/44, 16/48, 24/44, 24/48, 24/88, 24/96, 24/176, and 24/192 audio files (ie the whole gamut) sourced from CD, DVD-A, Blu-ray or downloaded from sites such as Linn Records.
    Cable Inventory:
    IXOS Optical for both Benchmark DAC1 and DAC3 L; I've found these DACs like to be electrically decoupled from the source, at least with my consumer grade equipment.
    Power-Related Components:
    VAC•1 Power Supply for the VHP•2.
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Madrigal Audio (Mark Levinson at the time) Proceed 3 Amp, Dynaudio speakers.
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Re-capped a Naim Flatcap power supply (electrolytics only).
    Re-capped a Naim Pre-amp (electrolytics only).
    Built power supply for DAC-in-the-Box.
    Re-capped DAC-in-the-Box (electrolytics only).
    Re-capped Madrigal Audio Proceed 3 Amp replacing all the electrolytic capacitors; the main filters with Cornell Dubilier, the rest with Nichicon KZ - and did they need it, the caps were all dried out and on their last legs due to the relatively "compact" nature of the amp and the amount of heat generated for a 450W amp! I completely removed one channel as I didn't need a three channels amp and it allowed the other two amps (150W each) in the case to be much more effectively cooled. I think the Proceed 3 is the hens teeth of amplifiers in the UK; I effectively paid chump change for a Mark Levinson amp, which after re-capping sounds phenomenal when fed from the Benchmark 3L via balanced XLR.
    Music Preferences:
    Pop, Jazz, Rock, Some Classical, anything that engages me.
    Cannon 1Ds mk1, Sony a7ii, Cannon L-Series lenses.
    Mathematical modeller in Engineering sector.
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