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HeadphoneAddict last won the day on April 20 2012

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About HeadphoneAddict

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  • Birthday 03/15/1962

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  • Location
    Rocky Mountains, Colorado
  • Occupation
    Retired pediatrician, disabled
  • Headphones
    Stax O2 Mk1, Senn HE60, (SR-009 sold), SR-Lambda and LNS, SR-003, SR-001 modded, HD800, HE-500, HE-6, HF-2, ESW10 JPN, A900, JH16Pro, JH13Pro x 2, UE11Pro, ES5 & ES3X
  • Headphone Amps
    KGBH, (KGSS sold), EC ZDT, Woo WA6, DACmini, HiFi-M8, Amphora, Nuforce DAC-100/HAP-100, Nuforce HDP & Icon, EF2 & EF5, Travagans Red & Green, Headfive, Micro Amp, Qinpu A-3
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    PS Audio PWD, Stello DA100 Sig, DACmini, Nuforce DAC-100, Nuforce HDP, Pico DAC, DACport, iBasso D4 & D10, AE D1 & D2, Micro DAC, uDAC-2 SE
  • Other Audio Gear
    Nuforce STA-100, Portable SR-71b, Pico Slim, 3MOVE, XM5, iBasso D4, Vivid V1, Icon Mobile

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  1. This town is only about 20 miles from one end to the other, so I can cover it round trip in under an hour. I have a clear bra to prevent rock chips. The vinyl wrap idea was to pick a color that hides the dirt better, and to allow me to wipe the car down more easily with even just a moist towel.
  2. My wife and I decided to take a pass on the vinyl wrap and gift the money to our younger daughter when she graduates from college this May. They both prefer the WRX in black anyways.
  3. I know a guy that can hook me up with a professional body vinyl wrap (done right for $2,500 vs $4K) and am seriously considering this. Anyone here do this before and what were your impressions of the longevity and ease of wiping off the dirt/hiding the dirt? I'd be without the car for a few days so they can take the emblems, lights, bumpers, etc off to get the wrap done right. And there are better things to spend the money on of course.
  4. The problem with a new black car is that it goes from shiny to matt camo overnight when it snows or rains... My 2017 WRX LTD had 4.5 miles on the odometer when I bought it last November, and I like it a bit more than the STi that I was supposed to come home with - nicer ride, the STi performance exhaust is loud but not deafening, with much better gas mileage and better WAF. I used some of the savings to upgrade the amp and speakers, get BBS wheels for the summer tires and put snows on the OEM wheels, so I can change them myself at home in the spring. The rest of the savings vs STi will pay for the next 2 years of car insurance. (I traded my son's 10 year old RAV4 and gave him my 2015 Forester XT to drive.)
  5. Maybe, but wasn't sure anyone cared - was thinking about deleting my last post and just going away to make everyone else happier.
  6. SOTC that I took over the summer. Prior to this I've sold several Omegas and Rolex to fund the kids college, along with most of my Stax and Stat amps, and I'll likely sell 4-5 more by the time the last kid graduates so that they wont have a bunch of school loans to pay back. Many of these I'm saving to give the kids and my siblings before and after I pass on (hence the redundancy), and a bunch aren't worth selling for the small amount they'd bring in.
  7. Still haven't got the call that it's in, but I like not having credit card debt so I might not keep it - would rather have the ceramic Daytona, but I have so many watches right now I don't need more to be happy. I'm back thanks to Jacob, but my priorities are different - I've been focusing on my family.
  8. That's nuts. But IF I can snag a ceramic Daytona at retail (on the list at both of my local AD) I'm keeping it. The Omega CK-2998 re-issue LE I'm not so sure about. I have a Mitsukoshi panda dial and hands to install on any Speedmaster Pro that I think will look just as good, and I want to feel special wearing a LE Speedy I'll always have my Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award. BTW, my Ti bracelet for my Omega X-33 Solar Impulse will be here Tuesday. I think that I'm going to give my son his Omega X-33 Skywalker "graduation watch" before his capping ceremony that day as well, and we can wear them together. Changing the subject to budget watches, I picked up the first Lew and Huey Orthos Commander 300 that shipped before anyone else got theirs, and it's pretty nice for a microbrand watch. It looks similar to a vintage Omega with aged lume (that's still bright), but with the nicer twisted short lugs of the newer models, 300M WR, sapphire crystal with AR on the inside, a bracelet, and Seiko NH35 automatic movement that hacks and can be manually wound (unlike my SKX007/009/173). Only about 250 were made, and under $400. It's losing less than a half second a day vs atomic time. They are going to be making some submariner homage watches, that will be available for pre-order soon, and they look very nice. Those will have a Miyota 9105 movement.
  9. I managed to get through the whole day today without using my cane.
  10. I was most impressed by the attack and speed of the Ether C, with great imaging, micro-detail, soundstage, and extension at both ends. But while the bass extension was deeper it didn't have the bass kick and impact of the open model. The open model didn't seem as balanced or crisp to me, and the whole thing left me wishing I could have the best of both in one headphone. The Ether C need the bass impact and punch of the open version, without changing anything else about the C. I preferred them over most of the Audeze models, except for the bass. With my owning the LCD-2.2 HE-500, HE560, HE-6 and HE-1000 I didn't see any room in my collection for the Ether(C).
  11. It's going to look great on the Ti bracelet. Here's a photoshop, and a photo of the real combo on a very skinny wrist.
  12. Picked up a new Omega X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition #129/1924 and will give the other X-33 that I've been hiding to my son for high school graduation, saving the Ti Seiko Astron for his birthday or myself. I have a Titanium bracelet on order to go with it.
  13. Be careful, as I've blown a PAR gearset and a Chalak gearset on a boosted blueprinted 2000 Impreza RS with aftermarket turbo kit pushing those kind of numbers. Then again, back in those days you needed the automatic transmission to handle more than 300 whp, as the upgraded gearsets for Subaru 5-speed were not strong enough, even the ones with no synchros for wider and stronger gears (hated double clutching rev matching with n synchros). Stock gearsets were good for about 240 ft/lbs if you used an ACT clutch that would slip, but a ceramic clutch that would grab would just blow up the gears instead of slipping. I'm one of the few people that have managed to blow up the front differential ring and pinon at the same times as 5th gear.
  14. Speaking of Chronos - the new additions...
  15. My special Day starts with my prep on Sunday. Yuck.