Full time tweak/DIY Junkie......early retirement from the rat race ! No, I did not win the lottery.
wasting electricity via tubes, trying not to electrocute myself or the cat (DIY amps/dacs,etc)
Computers, Music production and song writing, Guitar and related tube amps, Electronics study, 2 channel traditional stereo systems.
AKG 240M 600 ohm (1984) still going great for what they are.
Sennheiser HD650 with aftermarket silver plated OFC cable (Head Fi member built the cable)
Headphone Amp Inventory:
LD MK III (DIY modified), FrankenZERO, Jaycar KHA II rev D DIY kit amp, Audio-gd Compass,C-2C, DIY modified balanced Audio-gd Phoenix. Audio Gd FUN (DIY modified)
Vanguard CDM12 Pro Transport, HK HD720 CDP (modified heavily with new clock, dual power supplies etc), Computer using Auzen Prelude PCI SC as transport COAX/Optical outs, Ah Njoe Tjoeb 4000 CDP with all upgrades plus some DIY additions. Audio gd CD7 Transport (DIY upgrades). Audio-gd Reference 1 DAC (DIY modified), Denon 3910 SACD/DVD-A player, TEAC V-530X Cassette deck, See Corp Revolver Turntable w/Ortofon OM20 + Yaqin MS-12B tube phono stage
MIT, Nordost, Better Cables, AR, DIY types, all manner of from digital to mains cables to speaker cables, AudioQuest, YYW, Canare, Monster. DIY Mundorf Silver/Gold ACSS cables, 5N solid silver DIY DC cables (Phoenix/RE1 ),
Monster HT 2500 + HT 3500 MK II line conditioners, Dedicated mains lines (2 x 20 Amp) ACME cryo duplex outlets x 4, APC UPS line conditioners 1500W x 2 for Comp based system and Head Fi system.
Other Audio Equipment:
List is too dang long
Lots of DIY mods to the gear itself from tube amps to SS, from CDP's to digital EQ and crossovers. Too many mods and tweaks to list.
Anything except rap and disco......no cookie monster metal appreciated either.
Gibson Custom Shop Les Pauls and Fender Custom Shop Strats, winding my own pickups, tweaking tube amps (Marshall and Fender), Tweaking modding analog effects pedals.