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May 22, 1987 (Age: 32)
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Audio Tech Student & Former IT Hardware Lead

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500+ Head-Fier, Male, 32, from North Carolina

Review for Burson Play vs. ES9038 + FUN01 XMOS will be released today, with more to come for the technical sections over the following days. Jun 13, 2018

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    May 22, 1987 (Age: 32)
    Home Page:
    North Carolina
    Audio Tech Student & Former IT Hardware Lead
    Modding/Breaking/Fixing/Creating, Outdoors, Playing Guitar
    Audio, Video, DIY, Modding/Breaking/Fixing, Muscle Cars, Physics, IT and naked women.
    Headphone Inventory:
    Audeze EL-8 (open-back), SoundMAGIC HP150, Shure SE425, Nuforce NE-700X
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Schiit Audio Magni 2
    FiiO E12 (DIY w/ Burson V5i-D)
    Creative ZXR
    Aune T1
    FiiO X3K
    Yamaha RX-V863
    Pioneer VSX-919AH
    Kenwood C-2
    S.M.S.L. sAp-10 (2x 3-pin XLR in and 1x 4-pin XLR out)
    Burson Play
    Source Inventory:
    Hi-Fi PC (i7 3770K + ASRock Z77 OC Formula + Corsair 4x8GB DDR3 2400MHz + Modded Creative ZXR + Corsair HX750 + Samsung 850 EVO 500GB -> Analog Out (Canare L-4E6S Cables) ->Yamaha RX-V863)

    ES9038Pro DAC (SS3601 + SS3602 w/ Vanguard 0.1ppm 100 MHz Golden TCXO)
    Burson Audio Play v2.0
    Kenwood C-2 (w/ 16V Zener Diode mod + V6-OPA-D Classics & V5i-D)
    Aune T1
    FiiO X3K
    Cowon iAudio9+
    Cable Inventory:
    Mogami 2534
    Canare L-4E6S
    Burson Audio Cable+ RCA to RCA (impedance matching, powered cable)
    Custom Moon Audio EL-8 DIY Cable using Blue Dragon and Neutrik NC4MX
    Power-Related Components:
    Cyberpower CP1500AVRLCD
    Cybperpower CP1200AVR
    Belkin 900VA
    PS Audio Noise Harvester
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Wharfedale Diamond 220s
    Definitive Technology C/L/R 2002
    Polk Audio 45s, 35s and C2
    Onkyo and Sony Subs

    Fender Blues Jr. (Heavily Modded) w/ Celestion G12H (England) + Schecter Tempest Custom
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    x7 metallic film Capacitors (ERSE PulseX) used on Creative ZXR for Direct Coupled IV + (2x AD8597, 4x ADA4627-1BRZ) or recently Burson V5-OPA-D's and Burson V5i-D's

    Aune T1 Capacitors:

    DAC Secondary Power Supply: ELNA SilmicII 470uF 25V
    DAC Primary Power: Panasonic FR 3300uF 25V
    Headphone Amp Coupling: ELNA SilmicII 47uF 50V
    Headphone Amp Rail Voltage: ELNA SilmicII 470uF 25V

    Two Primary Tubes Used w/ Aune T1:

    1963 Amperex 7308 Holland Bugle Boy (Extremely Rare)
    Siemens 6922 CCa - 05/1969 @ Wiener Radio Werkes Germany
    Music Preferences:
    Classic Rock
    CPU: Intel i7 3770K @ 4.2ghz
    GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming @ 1.56 GHz / 8.1 GHz
    LCD: HTC Vive + Viewsonic XG2703-GS + BenQ XL2420TE & FP241W
    Mobo: ASRock Z77 OC Formula
    Sound: Creative ZXR + Yamaha RX-V863 (LPCM) + Polk Audio Monitor Series
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 4x8GB
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB + Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
    PSU: Corsair HX 750W 80+ Silver (62A)
    UPS: Cyberpower CP1500AVRLCD (900W)
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Cooling: Corsair 650D + TT Water2.0 Pro + Corsair 2x SP120
    Former Electrical Engineering Student (was a 1st semester Jr at NCSU) now going into Audio Technology at Clemson if everything goes as planned.


    Home: Custom ES9038Pro w/ SS3602 & SS3601 + FUN01 v1.1 XMOS U8 R109 (Based on Singxer SU-1) DAC -> Kenwood C-2 -> Burson Cable+ RCA to RCA -> Yamaha RX-V863 or Pioneer VSX-919AH -> Kimber KWIK-12 cable -> bi-amp Polk 70s + Wharfedale 220's + Definitive Tech C/L/R 2002

    Headphones: ES9038Pro + FUN01 v1.1 XMOS using Belden Catsnake™ CAT6A for I2S + Neutrik NE8FDVY110B -> Kenwood Basic C-2 w/ V6-OPA-D Vivids & V5i + 16V mod -> SMSL sAp-10 -> Audeze EL-8 open-backs

    Review #3: Burson Play vs. ES9038P + FUN01 | Link to Review on Head-Fi | Hallman Labs Vintage Parts Store
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