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    Literature. Favorite authors: Homer, CS Lewis, Fyodor Dostoyevski, Jacques Ellul, Leo Tolstoy, Franz Kafka, Soren Kierkegaard, George Orwell, Isaac Asimov
    Headphone Inventory:
    Way too many to list. You name it, I probably own it currently, owned it in the past, or spend considerable time with it at one point.
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Too many! Favorites include:

    KGSShv electrostatic amp (off-board design with servo boards, 2sa1968, 14mA)
    Pass Labs HPA-1
    Violectric V281 (with relay-based attenuator upgrade)
    AURALiC Taurus mkII
    Questyle CMA800R (two of them in dual mono mode)
    Source Inventory:
    SOtM sMS-200 with Wyred 4 Sound LP-1 Linear PSU
    Aurender X100L
    Zenion Music Server with Keces P-8 Linear PSU
    Matrix X-SPDIF 2 (also powered by Keces P-8)
    SimAudio Moon Orbiter
    Cable Inventory:
    Lots of stuff from Better Cables, Cabledyne, Toxic Cables, Charleston Cable Company (C3 Audio), Effect Audio, Signal Cable, and a few others. I definitely value high performance-per-dollar when it comes to cables.
    Power-Related Components:
    Equi=Core 1800
    Yulong P18
    CablePro Revelation
    Panamax M5510 Pro
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus Pro
    B.M.C. UltraDAC
    Cayin iDAC-6
    Questyle CAS192D
    Calyx Femto
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Speaker setup (in current form, it changes a lot lately): Modwright SWL 9.0SE preamp, feeding a PS Audio S300 amplifier, driving Usher Mini One DMD speakers
    Music Preferences:
    My reviews:

    Massdrop x Cavalli CTH headphone amp:

    PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC:

    Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus Pro:

    Wyred 4 Sound PS-1:

    Clones Audio HOST:

    Empire Ears Zeus XR ADEL:

    iFi Pro iCan headphone amp:

    Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone amp:

    Cayin HA-1A mk2 tube headphone amp:

    Lots of DAPs:

    Arcam rHead headphone amp:

    JansZen Valentina Active Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers:

    SOtM sMS1000SQ Music Server:

    Singxer USB Bridge:

    Jomo Audio 6R:

    Cayin iHA-6 and iDAC-6:

    B.M.C. Roundup: PureMedia, UltraDAC, and PureUSB1:

    HiFiMAN HE-1000:

    PurePiper A2:

    Chord Hugo:

    Violectric V281:

    NuPrime DAC-10H:

    Parasound Zdac V.2:

    Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus:

    Exogal Comet Plus DAC:

    EarWerkz Legend R CIEM:

    Portable Audio Players compared:

    iQube v5 portable amp/DAC:

    Desktop speaker roundup:

    Questyle CMA800i:

    Noble K10 and 5C CIEMs:

    AURALiC Gemini 2000:

    Yulong D200 DSD DAC:

    Aurender X100L Music Server:

    Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus:

    NuForce HA-200 headphone amp:

    Flagship closed headphone roundup:

    Resonessence Labs Herus:

    Questyle CMA800R amp:

    Resonessence Labs Herus:

    ADAM Audio F5 speakers:

    Yulong A28 balanced amp:

    BMC PureDAC:

    Questyle Q192 DAC/amp:

    Auraliti PK90 file player:

    AURALiC Taurus mkII amplifier:

    Questyle CMA800 amplifier:

    Resonessence Labs Concero HP USB DAC/amp:

    Resonessence Labs Concero HD:

    Audiophilleo AP1 with PurePower:

    Wren Sound V5AP:

    NuForce DAC-80:

    Effect Audio Thor cables:

    Firestone Bobby balanced headphone amp:

    NuForce Home Series:

    Yulong Sabre DA8 DAC:

    Salk WOW1 monitors:

    Asus Xonar Essence STU DAC/amp:

    HeaDSPeaker Home Virtual Surround:

    Firestone Audio Tobby DAC:

    Yulong P18 power conditioner:

    Matrix X-Sabre DAC:

    NuForce DAC-100:

    Icon Audio HP8 MkII amp:

    HiFi ET MA9 DAP:

    HiFiMAN RE-400 IEMs:

    Resonessence Labs Concero:

    Izmo M1:

    1964 Ears V3:

    Lear LCM-5:

    Meizu MX 4-core:

    Leckerton UHA-6S MKII:

    Lake People G103 and G109 amps:

    Emotiva Airmotiv5 speakers:

    Yulong Sabre A18 amp:

    HiFiMAN HE-400:

    Lear LCM-2B custom IEMs:

    Violectric V800:

    Resonessence Labs Invicta:
    New toys, some of which I'll be reviewing as time permits, not necessarily in order:

    64 Audio A18 Tzar
    Ultimate Ears Reference Remastered
    Cayin N5ii
    Rupert Neve headphone amp
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