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Current main setup -

Source: Marantz CD-80 -> Coaxial cable: IXOS -> DAC: Theta Cobalt 307 -> I/C: DNM Reson (with Eichmann Bullet RCAs / Van Den Hul D102 MkIII Hybrid -> Headphone amp: Cayin Spark Audio HA-1A -> Headphones: Grado RS-1 / Sennheiser HD600 with Clou Red cable.


Panoramic view of my (uncompleted) new listening/computer room: (as of end 2003 - it has cluttered up significantly to date!)

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Bed/travel/portable rigs -

Source: Sony D777/30GB iPod Video/Xin Modified Sony SRF-S84 -> Koss KSC35/55/75/Porta Pro & Etymotic ER-4S.


Other gear:

Source - Nakamichi Cassette Deck 2 & Sony SRF-40W Pocket radios

Speakers - Acoustic Energy AE100 & Castle Trents

Misc. - portable Kurt META42 DIY h/amp, various DIY mini to mini cables & tubes for Cayin amp.


Future upgrades:

High end source (?) / power amps to drive my AE100 or possibly with high efficiency speakers.


Previously owned:

Headphones - AKG K1000, Audio Technica ATH W100 / ATH-EW9 (Woodie clipons), Beyerdynamic DT150 / DT250 / DT770pro (all 250 ohm versions), Grado SR80, Sennheiser HD565 Ovation / MX400 / PX200, Shure E5C, Sony MDR-3000 / 7506 / Eggos,

Headphone amp - Headroom Airhead/Total Airhead, JMT CHA47, JMT META42 (later maxed out by KurtW), Custom Tangent MINT META, Meier-Audio Porta Corda II, Xin SuperMicro & SuperDual.

Source - Linn LP12/Akito arm/K9 cartridge.

Amp - Naim Nait 2 integrated amp


Misc. old photos

Edited by N@Z

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My portable rig (minus the etys.gif)


Still waiting for the N91 so my portable gear has grown... as usual not enough sources to go with the headphones.


Edited by N@Z

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My humble portable setup:


Source : Sony D515, D465 , Sony D50 or Pana SL570

Amp: CHA47

Headphones: Senn 497

(Just sold my ATH W100...Cant do justice to it in my system)


Preferred Home Setup:


Source: Garrard 401 with SME3009 arm (new source) Thorens TD160 with TP16 arm and clearaudio aurum alpha cart

Amp: Luxman Integrated L45A

Spks : Maggies 0.5

Background listening: NAD 521 cdp laugh.gif

Edited by gryphon1972

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You're right there gryphon1972, ever since I seriously got into headphones my current speaker based system sounds lacking in detail & separation:

same CD source & DAC->Naim Nait 2->Castle Trent speakers with Naim cables/Acoustic Energy AE100 with biwired QED Qudos cables.

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what luck to have chanced upon this site - this will now be the third headphone dedicated site that i will be visiting in addition to head-fi and headwize. here's me humble rigs:


desktop set up - at pc table:

panasonic ct570 pcdp

diy cmoy/linkwitz crossfeed

musical fidelity x-10d

musical fidelity x-cans v.1

grado sr 80s

homebrew interconnects all the way using belden 89259 and canare plugs



bed set up: panasonic ct570 pcdp and koss ksc 35 phones.


on the move set up - same ole panasonic ct570 and sennheiser mx500 earbuds



main set up - allied to a diy el34 pp tube intergrated amp and spendor s3/5 speakers


cal delta cd transport

monarchy dip

msb link II with upsampling

cmoy/linkwitz crossfeed (thru a diy switchbox, that allows switching between headphone amp and main amp)

diy morgan jones otl tube headphone amp

musical fidelity x-cans v.2

sennheiser 600

homebrew interconnects all the way using belden wires and canare plugs.



Edited by yekim

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hi ablaze, cant say much about klotz im afraid as i havent tried them out - im quite happy with the beldens so i dont think id want to change - that said, ive heard pretty good things about klotz - arent these the cables that rega is using? shilelding is copper braid.


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Hi all,

I am new to head-fi.

Here are my current humble setups:



source: sony PCDP D-T405

amp: a SRS processor + headphone amp called BIT88

phone: HD590



source: sony PCDP D-EJ1000

amp: Porta Corda MKII

phone: ATH-M40fs/HD212pro/MDR-E888/EX70


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