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Can't wipe his tag, Male, from Nashville, TN
Shine on, you crazy diamonds. Jan 22, 2019 at 8:11 PM
- rtaylor76 was last seen:
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- Nashville, TN
- IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
"Subjective impressions are great, really. Without them, what's the point..." This only means I try not to listen to the gear rather than hearing the music.
- Gear List:
Raspberry Pi3 running moOde wi/HfFi Digi+
Schiit Bifrost Multibit
Denon DA-500 (modded) (PCM1702 chips)
Adcom GCD-575 (TDA1541 chip)
Dynalo (DIY Build)
Fostex T-X0 (modded)
Fostex T-20 V2 (modded)
Fiio X3 II
Auclair Reference CIEM's
Receiver: Denon AVR-3805
Speakers: KEF Q300
Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B (x2)
Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
Cassette: Denon DRM-550
Muse TDA1543x4 DAC
An audio enthusiast with a recording degree. I became an audiophile in college in studying recording to become a mastering engineer. Although I was an intern for Glenn Meadows and also was acquaintances with Ray Kennedy, the stars never quite aligned for me. However I never left pursuing high-end audio.
I grew up in a radio station as my dad was in radio. My first job was a board op at the talk station where I had to use analog reel to reels, carts, cassettes, and DAT's.
And yes, I like to tinker with gear. I am an audiophile on a budget. Working IT Support only gets you so much income with two kids around. Have you seen how much day care costs these days? Anyways, there are I guess some gains to some gear that can be tweaked to improve the performance. This is no different than car types changing differentials or beefing up the suspension or engine. Some of us can't afford a BMW, but rather have to take a Civic and beef it up with aftermarket parts.
Tinkering also helps with repairing gear. I have restored some KEF C75 speakers, an Elac Miracord 50H. I have also fixed, soldered, suped up, many other things from crossovers, to cap replacement, to op-amp replacement, etc. I most recently fixed and rebuilt a non-working Dynalo. I took electronics and studio maintenance in college, but I am still learning.
I have also built: guitar tube amps, guitars, and drums. I love DIY.
SignatureCans: HD650, HE-500, T-50RP, Auclair Reference, PortaPros
Amps: Dynalo, LiquidSpark, Fiio A3
Sources: Bifrost Multibit, SMSL Sanskrit 10th, Fiio X3 II
A/V: Denon AVR3805, KEF Q300, dual 10" sealed subs, SL-1200, Adcom GCD-575