Baroque 'cellist (can sometimes be talked into the occasional "modern" gig as well).
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In addition to 'cello, play lute and Baroque guitar. Other passions: Greenland style sea kayaking/boat building/paddle carving, chess, reading, cross country skiing, cycling, hiking/backpacking, writing poetry.
Sennheiser HD600 w/HD650 cable
Headphone Amp Inventory:
1) HiFiMan EF2A (2 x NOS Raytheon 6AK5)
2) Audioengine D1
Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 (2 x NOS Raytheon 6AK5)
For headphone use, I only use my laptop (laptop also has its own non-portable complete speaker/amp system). FLAC/MP3, optical drive, Pandora radio.
Computer also has its own Schiit Bifrost DAC.
HD600 phones use HD650 cable. DH Labs Silver Sonic digital USB (main system uses coaxial DH Labs digital cable for its own Schiit Bifrost).
Analog Interconnects: SoundSilver "Harmony", Audio Art IC-3 (both main and computer systems)
Speaker Cables: Clear Day "Double Shotgun" (both main and computer systems)
Adcom ACE-315 power conditioner, Furman "Rack Rider" power conditioner
Various components use a mix of Pangea AC-9, AC-14SE, and Element Cable power cords.
Other Audio Equipment:
CDP: Virtue Audio Piano M1
DAC: Schiit Bifrost
Preamp: Jolida JD-5T (2 x Psvane 12AX7)
Power Amp: Forté 4a (pure class A, 50 wpc)
NHT Model 2 floor standing speakers
M&K 12" powered subwoofer
Computer's speaker system:
Schiit Bifrost DAC - replaced stock feet with Herbie's "Baby Booties"
Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 - replaced stock feet with Herbie's "Tenderfeet"
Napa Acoustics NA-208S monitors
HSU Research STF-1 subwoofer
HDTV has its own sound/speaker system - but it's just TV, so I won't bother listing it here (just don't spend much time with TV).
The occasional joint.
Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Contemporary "Classical", Jazz (traditional and fusion), traditional Irish, Rock, Reggae, other "world/ethnic", etc...