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100+ Head-Fier, from Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

larcenasb was last seen:
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    Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
    People, reading, writing, science, cinema, music, hi-fi, DIY projects, water-cooling and overclocking computers, cooking, calisthenics, jumping rope, hiking, basketball, pool, video games, Bananagrams, coffee, on and on...
    Headphone Inventory:
    - AKG K501 ver 1 (w/ K702 earpads & 6.35mm 300 Ohm impedance adapter)
    - AKG K240 Sextett MP (w/ Brainwavz pads & Mogami re-cable)
    - AKG K240 Monitor (w/ Brainwavz pads)
    - AKG K180
    - Shure SE215

    WISH LIST: AKG K140, K340; Sennheiser HD 800 S lol
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    - Bottlehead Crack
    • Speedball upgrade
    • Valab 23-step attenuator
    • Mogami W2549 input cable
    • Connex gold RCA jacks
    • preamp circuit (3.5mm out)
    • Audyn Q4 68uF 400V output caps
    • Audyn Q4 68uF 400V last PS cap
    • Jantzen Superior Z-cap 0.68uF 800V last PS bypass
    • Nippon Chemi-Con KMH 470uF 250V PS caps
    • ClarityCap PX 4.7uF 250V PS bypasses
    • Triad C-7X PS choke
    • Cree Schottky diodes
    • Output tubes: 6AS7G RCA black-plates, 6080 Sylvania Gold Brand, 7236 Tung-Sol
    • Input tubes: 6F8G [via adapter] RCA smoked-glass, Raytheon flat-plates, Raytheon T-plates, Ken-Rad RP; 6SN7GT [via adapter] RCA smoked-glass, Ken-Rad staggered-plates, Tung-Sol RP, National Union black-glass, Sylvania flat-plates; 12BH7 Tung-Sol oval-plates, RCA flat-plates, Hytron oval-plates; 12AU7 Mullard [date code: K61], Brimar grey-plates, Chelmer grey-plates, RCA black-plates, Sylvania black-plates

    WISH LIST: Zigis Audio Lab DC CMoy
    Source Inventory:
    - AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0
    - iPhone 6s

    WISH LIST: Thorens TD-160/147, Nagaoka MP-110, Schiit Mani, Resonessence Labs Herus
    Cable Inventory:
    DIY from Redco Audio or eBay using Belden, Canare, Mogami, Nakamichi, Rean, Neutrik, et al. Also, from time to time, I'll forget my love of DIY in order to support Blue Jeans Cable or Cables for Less--I love their no-nonsense approaches to high-quality cabling. And when I'm really in a pinch, I'll buy KabelDirekt for their good quality and low cost (I like that they provide a warranty card with a phone number for any questions!).
    Power-Related Components:
    hospital-grade 14AWG power cord & Tripp Lite ISOBAR4ULTRA

    WISH LIST: Furman PST-8
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Speaker set-up: AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 -> Elekit TU-H80 (w/ Pyramid PS3KX psu) -> JVC FS-SD990 (hyper aramid fiber oblique-cone speakers)

    Misc: AKG D900 vintage shotgun mic, Ibanez 1GA30 acoustic guitar

    PC stereo set-up for my mom: $10 USB noise filter in 'Altoids Smalls' tin -> M-Audio Micro DAC -> Blue Jeans Cable MSA-1 -> SMSL SA-36A Pro -> JVC SP-VSDT8 (hyper aramid fiber oblique-cone speakers)
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Music Preferences:
    Sinatra's Songs for Swingin' Lovers & Watertown, Ray Charles' and Betty Carter's rendition of 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye', John Lennon's 'Imagine' @ the 2012 Olympics (London Children's Choir), 'Waka Waka' by Shakira, Radiohead, Biggie Smalls, ODB, Joni Mitchell's Blue, The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, The Beatles' Rubber Soul & Sgt Pepper, Chuck Berry's live performances, The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Beethoven's 9th conducted by Furtwängler in Berlin (1942), Chopin, Shostakovich, The Smiths, Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison, Diana Krall's The Look of Love, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Zedd, Sia, Nirvana Unplugged in NY, Kathleen Edwards' cover of Nirvana's 'All Apologies' @ Bush Hall in London, and so much more...
    iPhone 6s, Orient Symphony II mechanical watch, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, vintage c-mount lenses (Elgeet, Bell & Howell, Lytar, Angenieux), Glidecam XR-2000 steadicam, Intel CPUs and SSDs, Swiftech H-240X cpu water cooler, IBM Model M keyboard, Zowie EC1 mouse, vintage Swingline stapler


    PC -> AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 -> DIY Canare 3.5mm-to-RCAs IC -> fully-modded Bottlehead Crack + Speedball -> AKG K240 Sextett MP or K501 ver 1

    "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
    - Bertrand Russell
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