JaZZ
Looking for the unvarnished truth
Birthday
Apr 11, 1950 (Age: 70)
Location
Zürich, Switzerland
Interests
Existing
Sound editing, tennis, jogging, photography, motorcycling, mountainbiking, science-fiction books...
Headphone Inventory
HiFiMan HE1000se; Dan Clark Audio Æon² (closed); 2 homegrown electrostats on the basis of Stax Lambda Pro and Lambda Signature Pro; Stax Lambda Nova; AKG K 701; Sennheiser HD 800 (modified), HD 650, HD 600, HD 595, HD 238 Precision, PX 200, PX 100; Grado PS1; Campfire Andromeda, Atlas; Shure SE846, SE535; FiiO FH7, EX1; Sennheiser IE 800, IE 8; Etymotic ER-4PT (modified); Phonak Audéo PFE 112
Headphone Amp Inventory
Stax SRM-727II, SRM-T1 (modified); Chord Dave, Hugo₂, Hugo₁, Mojo; Meier-Audio Corda Symphony, Concerto, Opera, Aria prototype; Mapletree Ear++ (Black Gates); Talisman T-3H; passive «amp» (actually a mere attenuator in the form of a 500 Ω potentiometer) for the connection to high-level sources
Source Inventory
Hugo M Scaler, Chord Dave, Hugo₂, Hugo₁, Mojo; Bel Canto DAC2; Dodson DA.217 MK II; McCormack UDP-1 (universal player); Philips DVD 963 SA; Audiolab 8000CDM (CD transport); Corda Symphony and Opera internal DACs; Computer/foobar2000; FiiO M11 Pro, X5 II, X3 II, X5; SanDisk Clip Sport, Clip Zip, Clip+
Cable Inventory
HE1000se cables: Norne Silvergarde S3, Lavricables Grand and Master Silver, Moon Audio Silver Dragon; HD 800 cable: Norne Silvergarde S3, Lavricables Master Silver, Moon Audio Black Dragon, DHC Clone; Æon² Closed cable: Silvergarde SC; Andromeda/Atlas/FH7/SE535/SE846 cable: ALO Litz, Silver Litz, Reference 8, Lavricables Reference Silver, FiiO LC-3.5C, LC-3.5D, LC-4.4D; HD 600/650 cables: Zu Mobius, Silver Dragon, several homegrown magnet-wire cables; M Scaler–DAVE dual-BNC cables: Wave Storm, Amphenol RF; interconnects: Zu Gede, Silver Dragon, Rudistor, several homegrown magnet-wire cables
Other Audio Equipment
Passive pre-«amp» (with Alps 10-kΩ potentiometer), Corda headphone amps (theoretically) usable as preamps; power amps: Metaxas Solitaire (modified), BEL 1001; homegrown 1- and 2-way speakers with homegrown fiberglass dome tweeters
Audio-Related Tweaks
For maximum neutrality, all of my headphones are equalized (via custom presets). All stereo recordings are crossfeeded, all mono recordings are stereophonized (via Steinberg's WaveLab).
Music Preferences
Creative (progressive/alternative/independent...) Rock/Pop/Electronica/Ambient..., (contemporary) Jazz, (contemporary) Classical...
Gender
Male
Gear-Fi
Nikon D800 system, Kawasaki Z1000 (2010, white/orange)
Occupation
(semi-)retired Editor

Signature

FiiO M11 Pro/Neutron – M Scaler – Wave StormDAVE – HiFiMan HE1000se·/·Sennheiser HD 800·/·HEDDphone
- .. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- Stax SRM-727II – Electrostat·1 /·Electrostat 2
FiiO M11 Pro/Neutron – Chord Hugo₂ – Campfire Atlas or Andromeda or FiiO FH7 or DC Audio Æon² (balcony, bedroom & travelling system)
FiiO X3 II – FiiO FH7 or Campfire Atlas or Andromeda or Shure SE846 (jogging system)
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