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Headphoneus Supremus

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    Headphone Inventory:
    AKG K1000, Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO, Sennheiser HD 600 and HD 650
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Woo Audio 5 300B Amplifier (with capacitor upgrades of Black Gate, Jensen and V-Cap.
    Mills and Kiwame resistors and hand wound transformers)

    (This Woo amp model has a K1000 input jack, 10 watt speaker outputs as well as the standard headphone jack)

    Tubes for the Woo Audio 5 amp I have stocked :

    Western Electric 300B tubes

    Sylvania 6SN7 (1952 "bad boys")
    Sylvania 6SN7 GT VT-231 (1940's World War II military issue)
    RCA 6SN7 GT VT-231 (1940's World War II military issue)
    Ken Rad 6SN7 GT VT-231 (1940's World War II military issue)
    Raytheon 6SN7 GT VT-231 (1940's World War II military issue)
    General Electric 6SN7 GTB (1955 Joint Army Navy military issue)
    Crosley 6SN7 GT (Sylvania rebranded)

    RCA 5U4G VT-244 (1940's World War II military issue)
    Sylvania 5U4G (1950's stock)
    General Electric 5U4G (1950's stock)
    Sophia 274B (I rarely use these tubes since I prefer the 5U4G type)

    Bedroom Amp:

    Ming Da MC 84 C07 (This is a good hand wired tube headphone amp with pretty good 5 watt speaker outputs as well—perfect for my bedroom or small living room and can actually get loud)

    Tubes for the Ming Da amp:
    1955 12AT7 Sylvania military (personally I find that the 12AT7 tubes sound better than the standard 12ax7 tubes for this particular amp)
    Early 60s Philco EM87 (German made)
    1963 Dynaco label 6BQ5 (EL84 type Sylvania rebranded)

    Transportable/Desktop Amp:

    Head-Direct EF 1 (hybrid tube amp) using 12AU7 tube (1961 Baldwin organ label-Sylvania rebranded)

    JDS Labs Atom amp
    Source Inventory:
    Main Rig Digital source: Bel Canto DAC 2 connected to Marantz DV4001 as transport (for CD discs) and also connected to a Sony Blu Ray player if I decide to watch a DVD.
    Auris Blume Bluetooth receiver is connected to the Bel Canto DAC 2 for streaming.

    Denon 2910 for SACD

    Bedroom Rig source: Musical Fidelity V DAC for computer audio and also connected to an Auris Blume 5.0 Bluetooth receiver via optical cable. Yamaha S300 CD player (excellent CD player with a good internal Burr Brown based DAC)
    Schiit Modi DAC as transportable DAC

    Main Rig Turntable:
    Marantz TT-15S1 with Clearaudio Virtuoso MM cartridge. This turntable is made from Clearaudio in Germany

    Avid Pulsus phono preamp

    Thorens TD 125 MK II (made in 1972) Another great turntable but it needs to be repaired so it’s sitting in storage.
    Cable Inventory:
    Power Cords:
    Volex and Signal Cable power cords. I also have a hospital power cord and I love the flexibility and durability as well-should last a lifetime.

    Speaker cable: Blue Jeans Cable (10 gauge version)

    Interconnects: Dimarzio M Path stereo cable, Blue Jeans stereo cable, Moon Audio-Blue Dragon stereo cable, Signal Cable Analog Two stereo cable, Audioquest Golden Gate stereo cable, Mogami stereo cable, Stereovox HDXV coaxial digital cable, Blue Jeans coaxial and optical cable, Dayton Audio optical cable, Hosa USB cable

    Headphone cable: Cardas headphone cable for the Sennheiser headphones.
    Power-Related Components:
    Furman M - 8DX power conditioner for my main rig
    Furman PST -2+6 Power Station power conditioner for the bedroom rig
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Zu Audio- Omen Dirty Weekend MK. II speakers

    Bedroom Speakers: Klipsch RP-600M

    Work Area Rig:
    A 1972 Marantz 2270 receiver connected to an Onkyo C 7030 CD player and a Bluetooth receiver paired with John Blue JB3 bookshelf speakers (I use it at my work station area mostly for background music listening and casual radio stuff)

    Schiit Audio Loki 4 knob equalizer (occasionally I use it and it helps with some flawed recordings)
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Some acoustic treatment in my main listening room and bedroom too for the speakers for better focused sound
    Music Preferences:
    Classical, Jazz, some rock, world music, etc...
    1930s Western Electric 202 telephone (black oval shape you've seen in the film noir movies)

    1952 Bulova automatic wrist watch

    Late 70s Canon AE-1 camera. (Great camera for 35 mm film photos which in my opinion can look better than digital especially for landscape and street photography)

    1958 Zippo lighter ( I rarely use it but it still works!)
    Growing up, I loved to climb trees and breath the fresh air.


    The ear is my favorite organ
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