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morphsci last won the day on November 27 2018

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About morphsci

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    Simply does not deserve the perfect headphone
  • Birthday 09/24/1956

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    Port Orange, FL


  • Biography
    Married with child
  • Location
    Port Orange, FL
  • Interests
    Making fun of people on the internet
  • Occupation
    Ecological Geneticist
  • Hobbies
    Making fun of people who make fun of people on the internet
  • Headphones
    AKG: K340 (Headphile Balanced x2; APS Balanced), K701 (ALO Balanced) _ Denon: AH-D2000 (aPureSound Balanced+) _ Grado/Alessandro: MS1, MSPro, HF-2, HF-1 _ Sennheiser: PX-200, HD-205, HD-25-1-II, HD-650, HE-60 _ Stax: SR-001, SR-404LE, Omega I, Omega II _ Westone: 3
  • Headphone Amps
    Main: Singlepower ES-1, Eddie Current Balancing Act (307A) _ Desk (Home): AA HPA v. 1.0 w σ22 PSU _ Desk (Work): HeadAmp GSX, Stax SRM-001 (modded) _ Bedroom: Headroom Coda _ Transportable: Headamp Pico _ Portable: Headamp Pico Slim (incoming)
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    Main: Metric Halo ULN-2, SlimDevices Duet _ Desk (Home): SlimDevices SB3 with Wellborne PSU, Musiland SRC10 Upsampler, Cambridge Audio DACMagic_ Desk (Work): Mac Mini, optical output, Cambridge Audio Azur 840c _ HT: Denon 3910, Rotel RT-1080, Dish VPI-722, Dual CS721 (Parasound pph-100), Slimdevices Duet, Apple TV _ Bedroom: SlimDevices SB3, Headroom Overture, Philips DVD963A, Dish VPI-622 _ Lab: Dell Dimension 9150, Sony DVP-NS500V _ Workshop: SlimDevices Boom _ Transportable: EeePC 1000Ha, Headamp Pico _ Portable: iPod Touch
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    Main: PS Audio UPC-200 (x2) _ Desk (Home): APC UPS, PS Audio UO _ Desk (Work): Audioengine A5, BPT Custom, APC UPS _ HT: Outlaw M200 (5), Energy Veritas 2.3i, Wharfedale Anniversary 7.2 (2), Polk CC-300, Monster HTS-5100 MkII, HTS-3000 _ Bedroom: Dell SmartUPS 750, 350 _ Lab: Denon DRA-395, Wharfedale 7.2 (2), Monster HTS-2500 _ Home: 5 TB NAS, 2 TB Distributed

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  1. morphsci

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Did our Easter Sunday good deed by extricating a pelican from a bit of fishing line. 91AED1B0-E787-438A-804C-43A186F6373A.mov
  2. morphsci

    What are you EATING right now?

    Next to our own Spaniard, my favorite thing from Spain.
  3. morphsci

    Happy Late Birthday Sherwood!

    An extremely belated, Happy Birthday, Tyler!
  4. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Doug!

    A Belated Happy Birthday, Doug!
  5. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Voltron!

    Happy Birthday, Al!
  6. morphsci

    Kaldas Research

    Hmmm, unless these totally suck, at $500 they seem like a no-brainer.
  7. morphsci

    Ye Macce Threade

    That's what I am waiting for as a new bioinformatics machine at work. "It has been a fuck-long time Apple! Let's go!"
  8. morphsci

    Post what you're watching

    Just finished rewatching seasons one and two of the expanse. I think I enjoyed it more this time. Looking forward to season three.
  9. morphsci

    The Head-Case gun thread

    You may not notice as much of a difference depending on the model. Before I switched out the Tasco from the Marlin I did a low light comparison with the Leupold VariX II on Karen’s Ruger. It was literally, night and day. I then compared the Leupold to the new Nikon and there was a lot less difference but I really like the illuminated reticle.
  10. morphsci

    The Head-Case gun thread

    So after upgrading my Ruger 10/22 with new barrel, stock, trigger, etc. and a new scope it has become a very accurate little 22 rifle. This is in no small part due to the Nikon 3 - 9 x 40 ProStaff Rimfire scope I installed with the Nikon BDC (Bullett Drop Compensation) reticle. Not having bought a new scope in about 15 years, this was a revelation. Not only were the optics much improved but the BDC reticle was very easy to use and actually worked. While BDC reticles are not really new, what sets the Nikon apart is the fact that they have developed a cartridge database and an easy-to-use app that allows you to configure the reticle to your load at the magnification you are using. I was so impressed with how well it worked that I spent the last few weeks changing out old scopes and a few other optics/sights related things. First up, I replaced an old Bushnell 4 x 32 scope on my Marlin 39a with the exact same Nikon scope I used on the Ruger. I also used a new DNZ one-piece mount with integral scope rings for added rigidity. I cannot wait to take it out as it always shot better than the Ruger. Next was my deer rifle, a Marlin 336 in 30/30 Winchester (the perfect white-tailed deer cartridge for the Eastern U.S.). This had an old Tasco 3 - 9 x 50 that never let in as much light at dusk as the pricier scopes. So I decided to up the ante and go with a Nikon ProStaff 5 3.5 - 14 x 50 scope with side-focus and an illuminated BDC reticle also mounted on a one-piece DNZ base. Before: After: I also put a ProStaff 5 scope without side focus and a non-illuminated BDC reticle in 2.5 - 10 x 50 on my Ruger American Rimfire in 22 WSM. I used a pair of Warne QD rings I had in a drawer to mount the scope to the built-in Picatinny rail. The last Nikon scope I mounted was a Force XR 2.5 - 8 x 28 EER scope with BDC reticle mounted with four Warne rings on the supplied rail for my new hunting handgun, a Magnum Research BFR also in 30/30 Winchester. According to MRI, BFR stands for Big Frame Revolver, but here at H-C it stands for Big Fucking Revolver, 15” long (7.5” barrel) and over 6 pounds with the scope. No one-handed off-hand shooting with this one. Since I will no longer be using this for hunting I removed the scope from my S&W model 28 and replaced the rear sight. It took me quite a while to find a rear sight that actually fit since this revolver was bought in 1972 and none of the current rear sights, though they look basically the same, fit. It also cost over 2x the price for the used sight. Lastly, I installed an Eotech holographic sight using a trinity rail mount on my Benelli Nova 12 gauge.
  11. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Nate!

    Happy Birthday, Nate!
  12. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Craig Sawyers!

    Happy Birthday, Craig!
  13. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Naaman!

    Happy Birthday, Naaman!
  14. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Grawk!!!

    Happy Birthday, Dan!
  15. morphsci

    Happy Birthday Al!

    Happy Birthday, Al!