Stevemitchell
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Directory Services Architect, Compliance Auditor

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100+ Head-Fier, Male, from Texas, USA

Stevemitchell was last seen:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    July 26
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    Occupation:
    Directory Services Architect, Compliance Auditor
    Interests:
    Computer Geek, Digital Photography, Music, Personal Listening
    Headphone Inventory:
    Home: Sennheiser HD-800, HD-650

    Portable:
    Beyerdynamic AK T8iE MkII
    Noble Audio Kaiser 10Us
    FLC 8S Hybrid
    Sony HBA-H3
    Westone UM3XRC - 2nd Pair
    Sennheiser IE8
    Audio Technica - ATH-CK10

    HAD: Etymotic ER-4P
    Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10
    Westone UM3X / 3X
    Ultimate Ears UE-900
    Noble Audio Kaiser 10U
    Noble Encore
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Home:
    NuForce DAC-100, Silver
    NuForce Icon HDP, Black

    Portable:
    Practical Devices XM6 Max
    Electric Avenues PA2V2
    Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII w/AD8620 Op Amps

    HAD:
    Home: NuForce Icon HDP, Black w/PS100 Power Supply
    Corda Headfive
    Meier Stepdance
    Source Inventory:
    Realtek Chipset 0404: Fiber Out
    Samsung S8 Plus
    Samsung T900 - 12" Tablet
    Nexus 10 32GB - Sold
    ASUS TF701 - 128GB
    Xduoo - X3 - Sitting in a drawer
    Shanling M5 - Retired
    Fiio X5 iii - Sold
    OPUS#3 - Newest
    Astell&Kern AK T8iE MkII Tesla Driver In-Ear Headphones by Beyerdynamic
    Music Preferences:
    Classical, Classic Rock, Some Easy
    Partnered for 27 years with the most wonderful man in the world. Married for 3.

    My father played French Horn for 65 years of his 87 year life (still with us), so I cannot count the number of music venues that I've visited in my lifetime - not arrogance or conceit, just a fact. Ranging from what it now the Brady Theatre in Tulsa, in the 1960's and home of The Tulsa Philharmonic, to venues in Raleigh, Greensboro, NC, to the wonderful Meyerson here in DFW.

    In the house, I grew up on the multi-mic'd recordings from Columbia, Deutsche Gramophone, and London Decca with my Sennheiser HD-414's. My impressions as a youth listening to these recordings, always contradicted what I heard in my seat at the concert. Most of the time, sitting below the horizontal plane of the orchestra, and behind adults sitting in front, 'direct' sounds were few and far between, whereas the recordings, with their multi-mic'd precision, oboes were just a few degrees left of center, flutes were dead-center, and violas were always right of center, blah, blah... Even in concerts given for youth, and I had direct eyesight to all the musicians, the "direct" sound, or localizing effect was such a little piece of the overall sound, there wasn't really much of a case for precise instrument location - so much for 'imaging'.

    I lived with this "lie" up until my early teens, when I began to learn about acoustics, sound, propagation and the like. It was in the late 70's, when I heard my first minimally-mic'd recording from Telarc, and was awestruck when for the first time, captured in my head, was the closest sound to a concert hall I'd ever experienced with my Senn's. They called it the 'bass drum heard 'round the world'. I've been a big fan of minimalist mic'ing ever since. Telarc, Reference, Delos, and also discovered Mercury Living Presence, and RCA Victor.

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    Sources/Amps Home: PC Beast > Built-in HD audio > fiber > NuForce DAC-100, Silver > Sennheiser HD-800's
    Current Sources/Amps Portable: A&futura SE-100 > AKT8iE MkII
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