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About shaizada

  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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  • Biography
    Self indulged musicaphile
  • Location
    Orange County, California
  • Occupation
  • Headphones
    Sennheisers HD 800/650/600, Ultimate Ears UE-11Pro, Shure 530, Audio Technica W1000
  • Headphone Amps
    RSA B52, RSA Shadow, RSA Protector
  • Sources
    Townshend Rock 7 Turntable w/ Helius Omega Silver Ruby tonearm and VdH Grasshopper III GLA Cart, Chord QBD76HDSD Dac, EAR DACute, Pico Dac, VPI TNT-VI Hot Rod, Scheu Premier III, Schroeder Model 2, Jan Allaerts, Dynavector XV-1S, Jadis DPMC Phono, EAR 324 Phono, Zesto Andros 1.2 Phono, RSA Nighthawk Phono, Eddie Current Transcription Phono, Einstein The Turntables Choice, Sony Biotracer PS-X700, Micro Seiki BL-91L w/ SME 3012 Series 2 Early Version, Denon DP-59L
  • Other Audio Gear
    EAR 912 Preamp, EAR 868 Preamp, EAR 890 Monoblocks Amps, Concert Fidelity ZL120V2SE Monoblocks, Kubala Sosna Emotion Cables, Marten Design Bird 2 Speakers, Stillpoints ESS Rack

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  1. Thanks for the post This setup really works well in this very difficult room. Very tall ceilings and tons of reflective surfaces. Making anything sound decent here has always been a crazy challenge.
  2. Its really a polarizing color, isn't it?! First day I saw it, I was like no way. Few hours later, looking at the pictures again, I was beginning to mellow out towards the color and actually starting to think how interesting it is. Then I started feeling it is really cool...I mean...a PURPLE DAMN TURNTABLE. When do you EVER see that on THAT level of table? I will reserve judgement till I get it in my hands. If I don't like it, I have a few guys ready to it on as a project and change it to any color I can dream of. The table comes with two arm pods and two arms that can be used. One mono, one stereo is what I am thinking. The third arm I will load up on my Townshend Rock 7 most likely. Like this:
  3. God backed up Prince who backed up the creation of this table Its all connected to the one source. Black, silver, chrome audio gear was just not getting me on to the holy path. I hear heaven is painted purple as of April 21, 2016.
  4. With all the excitement the previous posted turntable generated, I think another one is in order. I just picked up another new turntable to play with. It should arrive in a week or two: Redpoint Model D, Triplanar VII Tonearm, Ikeda IT-407CR1 12" version, another Helius Silver Ruby, Dynavector XV-1T cartridge, Transfiguration Orpheus L cartridge, HRS M3 Base and a Siltech Lake Compass tonearm cable. And its an interesting color to boot! Right now, I don't care much for the color, but it might grow on me when I get it. If not, I'll take it to a local shop and get it some nice automotive color. Maybe a white or grey or black...might be fun! Mass loaded design (totally different sound compared to suspended tables). About 260 lbs in total here.
  5. I finally acquired the EAR Discmaster turntable which has been a real chase! Just put it together a couple of weeks ago:
  6. Upgraded speakers to the Marten Coltrane Tenors and also picked up a new turntable, the EAR Discmaster. STILL dialing in the setup...been with the speakers for about 2 weeks or so.
  7. If anyone of you SoCal crew want to hear the new Orpheus, come to the January 31st LAOC Audio Society meet at the Source AV. They will be making an appearance there. I'll be there as well. http://www.laocas.com/calendar.html
  8. That DIY work is stunning. Skills like that have my utmost admiration and respect!
  9. Bought these Marten Design Bird 2 back in October 2013. Still melts me every time I sit down to listen: A Newer Picture:
  10. Fairfield Four - I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
  11. Would love to hear your thoughts on those phonostages. Especially the EAR 324
  12. Dearest Head-Casers, Hosting a meet at my place on the 30th of Jan. Would love to have your presence if you are available and/or interested: Orange County Meet: 1/30/2010 - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio
  13. Wow... bitter sweet feeling on getting the offer accepted? Been there more than once. Would love to hear what you find out. Which cartridge is your favourite between the Koetsu and Lyra Skala right now? I've heard the Lyra Skala against a Koetsu Rosewood Signature on an EAR Discmaster turntable using Helius Omega arms. Both arms were mounted to the table with the respective cartridges. For me and the owner, it was just no competition...he sold the Lyra Skala to another audio buddy of ours at a huge discount. The Koetsu on that table/arm had more tonality, body and just overall realness of sound. The Skala was leaner, had a tad bit more PRaT but just lost out on all other aspects. The Koetsu was in a different league actually. But would love to hear your experience as things might be completely different on the VPI tables.
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