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jafnvaegi
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New Head-Fier, from DC

jafnvaegi was last seen:
May 22, 2019 at 4:57 PM
  • About

    Location:
    DC
    Interests:
    DIY Audio & Vintage Audio Restoration
    Music Collecting (digital & physical)
    Live Music & Concerts
    Wood & Metal Working
    Ink & Watercolor Art
    PC & Tabletop Gaming
    Hookah
    Headphone Inventory:
    ⌽ Headphone ⌽

    Stax SR404 Limited 30th Anniversary Edition
    • Stock Leather Earpads

    Sennheiser HD600 (modified)
    • Cardas HPSC + Mogami W2799 + Neutrik 6.3 TRS
    • Leather Headband Suspension Strap
    • Rear driver felt damping
    • Front driver foam disc
    • Nylon mesh between pad & driver
    • OEM velour pads

    E-MU Purpleheart
    • Recable w/ Mogami W2799 + Switchcraft 3.5mm TRS
    • Leather Headband Suspension Strap
    • DIY velour/pleather hybrid pads

    Koss PortaPro 25th Anniversary Edition
    • Yaxi Pads

    ⌽ IEM ⌽

    JVC HA-FD01
    • JVC OFC MMXC + 3.5mm TRS
    • Damping Filters per nozzle
    • Spiral Dot+ tips (M)

    Hifiman RE600
    • Recable w/ UERM Braided SPC 3.5mm TRS
    • Spiral Dot tips (M)

    Hifiman RE400
    • Recable w/ Mogami W2799 + Switchcraft 3.5mm TRS
    • Spiral Dot tips (M)

    Zero Audio Carbo Tenore
    • Sony Hybrid tips (M)

    IEM Tip Inventory:
    • Sony Hybrid silicone
    • JVC Spiral Dot silicone
    • JVC Spiral Dot+ silicone
    • Hifiman double-bump silicone
    • Hifiman mini dual-flange silicone
    • MandarinES Symbio W hybrid
    • MandarinES Symbio W peel
    • Acoustune AET02 foam
    • Acoustune AET06 silicone
    • Acoustune AET07 silicone
    • Acoustune AET08 silicone
    • Shure Olive foam (wide bore mod)
    • Comply TS400 foam
    • Campfire Marshmallow foam

    Access to:
    • AKG - K7XX | K712 Pro | Q701
    • Audeze - LCD2.2 | LCD3
    • Denon - D7000
    • Etymotic - ER4S
    • Fostex - T50RP | TH900
    • Grado - SR325 | SR80
    • Hifiman - HE500 | HE6 | HE1000 v2
    • Periodic Audio - Be
    • Sennheiser - HE60 | HD580 | HD650 | HD800S
    • Sennheiser - HD598 | HD555 | HD6XX | HD58X
    • Shure - SE535LTD
    • Sony - EX1000 | SBH80
    • Stax - SR007mkI | SR404LE | SR009 | SR-Λ Pro
    • ZMF - ORI LE

    Demoed (via friends, in stores or at meets):
    • AKG - K240 Sextett | K501 | K701 | K1000 | K550
    • Audéo - PFE 232
    • Audeze - EL8 (both) | LCD-X | LCD-3 | LCD-2F | LCD-XC
    • AudioQuest - NightHawk
    • Audio Technica - AD900 | AD700 | AD2000x
    • Audio Technica - W5000 | W3000A | MSR7
    • Beyerdynamic - T1 | DT880 | DT770 | T5p | T70
    • Denon - D1100 | D2000 | D5000
    • Dunu - DN2000J
    • Etymotic - EtyKids5
    • Final Audio - E4000 | E5000
    • Focal - Clear | Elear | Utopia
    • Fostex - THX00 | TH600
    • Grado - HF2 | RS1 | PS1000 | PS500 | SR125i | SR60i
    • HiFiMan - HE400i | HE400S | HE560 | HE1000v1
    • iBasso - IT01
    • Koss - ESP950
    • Massdrop - Plus
    • MrSpeakers - Ether | Ether C
    • Oppo - PM1 | PM2 | PM3
    • Sennheiser - HD800 | HD280pro | HD25mkII
    • Shure - SE864 | SE215 | SE530
    • Sony - Z7 | V6
    • Stax - SR007mkII | SR507 | SR404 | SR303 | SR-ΛNS
    • Ultimate Ears - UE600 | UE900
    • Westone - W2 | W3 | W4R | UM3X

    Previously Owned Headpones & IEMs:
    • Tin Audio T2
    • Acoustune HS1551-CU
    • Mee Audio Pinnacle P1
    • InEar StageDiver2
    • InEar StageDiver3
    • TDK BA200
    • Sony MH1C
    • Hifiman HE500
    • Creative Aurvana Live!
    • Hifiman HE400
    • Etymotic HF5
    • Beyerdynamic DT1350
    • Koss Porta Pro 25th Anniversary
    • Vsonic GR07 MKII
    • Hifiman RE-ZERO
    • Koss KSC-75
    • Apple Earphones (3rd Gen)
    • Philips HE591
    • Apple Earphones (2nd Gen)
    • Koss Porta Pro
    • Sony MDR-A15

    Want to Try:
    • Astell & Kern - T8iE MKII
    • Campfire - Polaris v2
    • Final - E4000 | E5000
    • Focal - Elex
    • Hifiman - RE800S
    • iBasso - IT01s
    • (Mass)Drop - Plus
    • Meze - Rai Solo
    • Sony - N3

    Want to Buy:
    • Acoustune - HS1004
    • Meze - 99 Classics/Noir
    • Periodic Audio - Be
    • Sony - EX800ST
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    ⌽ Amplifier ⌽

    DIY SET (based on Radiotron SE2A3)
    • 2x Sylvania black-plate 2A3
    • 2x Amperex GB 6SJ7 -or- JAN-Sylvania VT116A
    • 1x Sylvania 5R4GYB
    • 2x James 6123HS
    • Hammond 372FX | 166L2
    • Hammond 193H
    • Alps RK40
    • Obbligato Oil Film - ASC
    • Elna Cerafine - MBGP - CD Avocados
    • KOA-Speer SPR - Takman REX - Ohmite AudioGold

    DIY SEP (WIP)
    • 2x James 6113HS
    • 2x Telefunken EL84
    • 1x Telefunken ECC81
    • 1x Telefunken EZ81
    • TKD 2CP-601
    • Elna Silmic II - F&T - Jantzen SuperiorZ
    • Kiwame - Ohmite B20
    • Edcor XPWR180 - Hammond 166F12

    DIY GES Triode Direct Drive Electrostatic Amp
    • 4x RCA 6S4A
    • 4x RCA 12AX7A
    • Alps RK40
    • 2x output sockets - biased for Stax Pro & Sennheiser
    • WIMA MKP10 - Jantzen Superior-Z - CD 940C
    • Takman REX - KOA-Speer SPR
    • Hammond 6K7VG
    • F&T
    • Mills MRA10

    Millett NuHybrid
    • Jantzen CrossCap - Nichicon KZ - Elna Silmic II
    • KOA-Speer SPR - Takman REX/REY
    • TKD 2CP-601

    DIY Nutube-based Portable Headamp (WIP)
    • TKD 2CP-601
    • more to come...
    Source Inventory:
    ⌽ DAP ⌽

    HiBy R3
    • Black Leather Case

    Sansa Clip+
    • Rockbox firmware

    Previously Owned Portable Audio Players:
    • Sony NW-ZX300
    • Cowon Plenue D
    • iBasso DX50 (w/ Rockbox)
    • Sansa Clip+ (w/ Rockbox)
    • Cowon J3
    • Apple iPod Touch 3
    • Apple iPod Shuffle 2
    • Microsoft Zune 80
    • Apple iPod 5.5
    • Creative ZEN Vision M
    • Apple iPod 3
    • Sony MZ-R55
    • Sony D-465
    • Aiwa HS-PX101
    • Sony WM-F75

    Want to try:
    • Cowon - Plenue 1
    • iBasso - DX150
    • Hiby - R6 | R6 Pro

    Want to buy:
    • Cowon - Plenue D2
    • iBasso - DX120

    ⌽ DAC ⌽

    Timbre Technology TT-1
    • Stock

    Adcom GDA-600 (modified/WIP)
    • ADA4627-1 BRZ & TI LM4562 opamps
    • Vishay - WIMA - Panasonic OSCON SEP caps in DAC
    • Panasonic FC - Nichicon KG/KZ caps in PSU
    • more to come

    Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC MKI
    • 2x PhillipsECG 12AX7WA -or- Telefunken ECC83
    • Obbligato Gold

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100
    • Stock

    DIY NOS DAC w/ Tube I/V (WIP)
    • AD1865N-K | 74HC04 | CS8414
    • 2x PhillipsECG 5687WB-or-Amperex Holland 7119PQ
    • 2x Altec 15356A line match/filtering transformers
    • Input for Coax & Toslink
    • KOA-Speer MF - Caddock MK132
    • Panasonic OS-CON - WIMA FKP2
    • Salas Shunt Regulators for DAC PSU
    • KOA-Speer SPR/MF
    • Mundorf Supreme - Elna Silmic II
    • KOA-Speer SPR/PCF/MOS
    • F&T - Nichicon KG/KZ - WIMA MKP10
    • Hammond 369AX/266K18 & R-Core R26-29

    ⌽ Turntable ⌽

    Technics SL-1700 mark II (refurb)
    • Denon DL-110 w/Technics MG5
    • KAB TD-1200 Liquid Damping System
    • Tonearm damping
    • KAB Thurst Plate Wax
    • Tonearm Resonance Cap
    • KAB SuperFlex tonearm recable
    • Mogami W2528 RCA recable - 3'
    • Nichicon VX / VY / ES PSU caps
    Cable Inventory:
    ⌽ Interconnects ⌽

    DIY Shielded Mogami W2549 XLPE OFC Cable 4' (x2)
    • Input: Neutrik ProFi NF2C-B/2 RCA | Output: Switchcraft 3502RABAU RCA Right-Angled

    DIY Shielded Mogami W2549 XLPE OFC Cable 3' (x4)
    • Input/Output: Neutrik NF2C-B/2 ProFi RCA

    DIY Shielded Mogami W2549 XLPE OFC Cable 2' (x4)
    • Input/Output: Canare F10 RCA

    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1694A 75ohm Digital Coaxial Cable 3'
    • Input/Output: Canare RCAP RCA

    Blue Jeans Cable Belden 1694A 75ohm Digital Coaxial Cable 10'
    • Input/Output: Canare RCAP RCA

    Blue Jeans Cable Mitsubishi Eska POF Digital Optical Cable 3'
    • Custom Aluminum TOSLINK connectors

    DIY Sleeved Mogami Neglex W2799 26AWG XLPE OFC Extension Cable
    • Input Neutrik NJ3FC6-BAG 6.3mm TRS (female) | Output: Neutrik NP3X-B 6.3mm TRS

    All DIY with Mogami/Belden/Mil-spec SPC wire & Switchcraft/Amphenol/Neutrik connectors

    ⌽ Headphone & IEM Cables ⌽

    DIY Sleeved/Braided Mogami Neglex 26AWG XLPE OFC wire (from W2799 Cable)
    • Driver Side: Cardas HPSC Sennheiser | Termination: Neutrik NP3X-B 6.3mm TRS

    DIY Sleeved/Shielded Mogami Neglex W2799 26AWG XLPE OFC Cable
    • Driver Side: hard-wired to driver | Termination: Switchcraft 35HDRABAU 3.5mm TRS

    JVC OFC Cable
    • Driver Side: molded MMCX | Termination: molded 3.5mm TRS

    Ultimate Ears UERM SPC Cable
    • Driver Side: hard-wired to driver | Termination: molded 3.5mm TRS

    DIY Braided Mogami Neglex 26AWG XLPE OFC wire (from W2799 Cable)
    • Driver Side: hard-wired to driver | Termination: Switchcraft 3.5mm 35HDRABAU TRS

    ⌽ Speaker Cables ⌽

    Sleeved/Twisted/TechFlex 14AWG Mil-Spec Teflon SPC wire
    • MadiSound BP-SC Banana Plugs

    Sleeved/Twisted/Techflex 14AWG Mogami Neglex XLPE OFC wire (from W2921 cable)
    • Vampire SPD Spades
    Power-Related Components:
    OEM 16AWG Power Cable 3' (x7)
    • Input: NEMA 5-15P Plug | Output: IEC-60320-C13 Connector
    Other Audio Equipment:
    ⌽ Speakers ⌽

    Celestion 3
    • Nichicon GB.DB
    • Stock inductors/resistor

    Snell Acoustics Type J/I
    • Jantzen SuperiorZ - Nichicon GB.DB
    • Ohmite HS
    • Stock inductors
    • Internal rewire w/ 14AWG SPC Mil-spec
    • Audio Note refoam of original SEAS
    • Redope of original Tonegen

    Snell Acoustics Type J/II
    • Jantzen SuperiorZ - Nichicon GB.DB
    • Ohmite HS
    • Stock inductors
    • Internal rewire w/ 14AWG SPC Mil-spec
    • Audio Note refoam of original SEAS
    • Redope of original Tonegen

    Want to Buy:
    • SEAS A26 Kit
    • Quad Z-2

    ⌽ Power Amplifier ⌽

    Hoffman 8008 Parallel Push Pull (refurb)
    • 2x ECF80 Amperex Holland BugleBoy
    • 4x EL84 Amperex Holland BugleBoy
    • 1x RCA 5U4GB
    • Stock output & power transformers
    • Stock CD Can Capacitors
    • Elna Silmic II - Nichicon KG/KX - Hovland Musicap
    • KOA-Speer SPR - Ohmite B20 - Mills MRA10

    ⌽ Linestage ⌽

    DIY Kondo M7 MKI Linestage
    • 1x JAN-PhillipsECG 5687WB
    • 1x JAN-PhillipsECG 6X4WA
    • TKD 2CP-2511
    • Edcor XPWR146 - Hammond 166N12
    • F&T - Nichicon KG
    • KOA-Speer SPR - Mills MRA5
    • Elna Cerafine - Jantzen Superior Z
    • KOA-Speer SPR - Takman REX

    ⌽ Phonostage ⌽

    DIY EAR-Yoshino 834P (schematic by Thorsten)
    • 2x Telefunken ECC83
    • 1x Mullard ECC82
    • 1x RFT EZ81
    • Hammond 370X | 166J14
    • F&T - Nichicon KG - Wima MKP10
    • Mills MRA5 - Ohmite AudioGold - KOA-Speer SPR
    • Sprague VitQ - MP2V - Obbligato Gold - Elna Cerafine
    • KOA-Speer SPR - Takman REX/REY - Caddock MK132
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Earpads, IEM tips and proper driver damping!
    Music Preferences:
    In order of most to least listened:

    Heavy Metal (all subgenres but mostly the extreme ones)
    Rock (most subgenres, almost nothing mainstream past the 80s is appealing)
    Folk/Acoustic (mostly modern, Neofolk-type stuff)
    Electronic/Synth (and most subgenres)
    Hip Hop/Rap (almost entirely old school or underground artists)
    Jazz (all styles but usually avantgarde/free, nothing considered 'smooth jazz')
    Funk/Soul (it's all good)
    Blues (select artists)
    Ambient (select artists)
    Conventional Pop (select artists)
    Classical (mostly for demonstrative purposes or background music)
    Gear-Fi:
    Performance PC Building

    Signature

    Stax SR404LE◂ DIY GES◂ Adcom GDA-600(M)
    Senn HD600(M) ◂ DIY SE2A3 ◂ Timbre TT-1
    JVC FD01(M) / RE600(M) ◂ Hiby R3
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