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Headphoneus Supremus

markm1 was last seen:
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    Special Educator
    Music, dogs, yoga and Kayaking-(part time sea kayak instructor and I enjoy paddling white water).
    WW kayaking!
    Headphone Inventory:
    EnigmAcoustics Dharma D1000 Hybrid Electrostatic
    Grado RS1i
    Grado 225i
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Nuprime DAC-10H
    Little Dot 1+
    Schiit Asgard 2
    Source Inventory:
    Nuprime DAC-10h (dedicated system DAC, preamp and HP amp)
    Nuforce Icon desktop DAC, preamp and HP amp (USB and analog)
    Onkyo 7030 dedicated CD player (Underrated inexpensive entry level CD player)
    Snynology NAS for digital music storage (lossless CD files played through Sonos)
    Sonos Connect-Speaker System
    Ipod 7th generation (miss my old 2nd gen which had better SQ)
    Cable Inventory:
    Luminous Audio Synchestra cables and interconnects
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Robson Acoustics Greystoke Opulus Loudspeaker
    Nuprime DAC-10 h (DAC/pre/HP amp)
    Clones 55pm Mono Power Amplifiier
    Sonos wireless speakers in different listening zones-Playbar & Subwoofer for home theater and music, Play 5 and Sonos 5s, 3s, Playbar and Sub
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Just looking for quality sound for every day music lovers. I enjoy finding good value in medium fi products that out perform their price points. I'm more focused on my speaker system currently.
    Music Preferences:
    Metal and hard edged rock:
    -Experimental, Drone and avant garde metal/punk/rock (Swans, Sigh, Sunn,Virgin Black, Stolen Babies, Thrones)
    -Prog-extreme and otherwise (Opeth, Mars Volta, Steven Wilson, Mastodon, Enslaved, DEP)
    -Stoner/doom/hard rock (Kyuss, Boris, Uffomamut, YOB, Electric Wizzard, HOF, Pentagram, Monster Magnet, Any band Wino is associated with, The Sword, Witchcraft, Dawnbringer, The Cult, MDB)
    -Post Metal (Neurosis, Isis, Cult of Luna, Altar of Plagues)
    -Thrash (Machine Head, the Haunted, Slayer, Overkill, Testament)
    -Symphonic/proggy metal (Therion, The Gathering, Nightwish, Tristania)
    -Classic Metal (Motorhead, Priest, Maiden)
    -Proto Metal (Pentagam, Sabbath, Zeppelin, The Who, Cream)
    -Early classic PM (Blind Guardian, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Iced Earth)
    -Selective extreme metal:
    -BM: I like the weird, ambient and dirty variety...some meat'n'potatoes sever the jugular style, atmospheric/melodic (Gorgoroth, Agalloch, Blut Aus Nord, WITR, Marduk, Ihsahn, Immortal, DSO, Altar of Plagues, Drudkh, Enslaved, Moonsorrow, Emperor)
    - Old school style Swedishish DM, Black N' Roll, and Melodeth (Dark Tranquility, Entombed, Amom Amarth, At the Gates, Insomnium, Black Breath)
    -Doom/death, funeral: (Loss, Evoken)
    -Some brutalish DM for those days when I want to break hard objects....(Behemoth, Nile, Immolation) not so much tech deth

    Other guitar oriented music:
    -noise rock
    -hardcore (Converge, Trap Them)

    -alternative/ indie
    -folk rock/singer songwriter (Dylan, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Sting, Fiona Apple, Neko Case, Kurt Vile, Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Civil Wars, Monsters and Men, The Byrds)
    -progressive & psychedelic (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Jefferson Airplane,Yes, proggy jazz fusion-Mahavishnu Orchestra, After Forever, Weather Report)
    -classic rock that doesn't suck (Floyd, Neil Young, Stones, Doors, Zeppelin, Sabbath, The Who, Steely Dan, The Beatles)


    Jazz (classic modern jazz-40's-60's bop, post and hard bop, fusion, some avant-garde (some favorites are Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Thelonius Monk, Mingus, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, After Forever, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Max Roach and Clifford Brown, Duke Ellington, Pat Matheny, Brad Mehdlau)

    just a little Classical (those real famous dead baroque dudes that wrote all those famous symphonies; symphonic soundtracks-Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, etc/)

    Ambient and new age (Board of Canada, The Knife, John Hopkins, Darkside)
    Building a speaker and Headphone dedicated rig upgrading when I can searching for higher ground


    Headphone Gear-ENIGMAcoustics Dharma1000, Grado RS1 & 225, Schiit Asgard 2, Nuforce Icon (portable DAC/amp)
    Dedicated Rig-Nuprime-DAC 10-H (DAC/preamp, balanced HP amp), Robson Opulus speakers, Clones 55 pm mono power amp, Onkyo 7030 CDP, Sonos Connect
    Cables: Luminous Audio speaker cables, Lumnous Audio RCA interconnected, Wireworld power Cord, Supra LoRad Mains Distributions Block, GIk a pannels
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