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1st Career: Asst. General Manager of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Director of Administration and Finance of the Denver Symphony Orchestra

 

2nd: Executive Director of large law firms

 

Current: My can't afford to retire gig, Payroll Manager of The Santa Fe Opera

 

Hang around, moving to the area in 2 years or less.


One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

Computer, Audirvana -> wi-fi to router -> EtherREGEN -> microRendu -> USPCB -> ISO Regen (powered by LPS-1) -> USPCB -> Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 DAC -> Spectral DMC-12 & DMA-150 -> Vandersteen 3A Signature.

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Time to add some more...its been way too long!


2 ch Setup:

Motorola Modem sb6141> Emo Systems EN-70HD > (5) eero > Synology 1813+ (DSM 6.2), 4TB Seagate NAS Drives, 4GB RAM & Zero Surge & APC XS BX1000G/backup to Synology DX513) > Emo Systems EN-60KDS  > Roon > Mola Mola Tambaqui > BSS BLU 50 > (2) Hypex NCore NC502MP > JBL M2 Master Reference

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Good thread. Pretty diverse group. I am enjoying the straight answers the most...

 

First 20 years: I was a Respiratory Therapist. Specialized in Neonatal Intensive Care.

 

Second 20 years: IT Network Engineer mostly responsible for software distribution for a large hospital.

 

Third: Retired last year. Volunteering for a small non-profit scanning their library into digital format. Books, periodicals, photos, film, slides. Fun.

 

Fourth: Struggling to not spend my remaining savings on audio equipment. Failing...



"Don't Believe Everything You Think"

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Writer of books and long magazine articles, college professor, and wine director at a restaurant.

 

Trying to stay away from ice cream.

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SaaS


Source:

*Aurender N100 (no internal disk : LAN optically isolated via FMC with *LPS) > DIY 5cm USB link (5v rail removed / ground lift switch - split for *LPS) > Intona Industrial (injected *LPS / internally shielded with copper tape) > DIY 5cm USB link (5v rail removed / ground lift switch) > W4S Recovery (*LPS) > DIY 2cm USB adaptor (5v rail removed / ground lift switch) > *Auralic VEGA (EXACT : balanced)

 

Control:

*Jeff Rowland CAPRI S2 (balanced)

 

Playback:

2 x Revel B15a subs (balanced) > ATC SCM 50 ASL (balanced - 80Hz HPF from subs)

 

Misc:

*Via Power Inspired AG1500 AC Regenerator

LPS: 3 x Swagman Lab Audiophile Signature Edition (W4S, Intona & FMC)

Storage: QNAP TS-253Pro 2x 3Tb, 8Gb RAM

Cables: DIY heavy gauge solid silver (balanced)

Mains: dedicated distribution board with 5 x 2 socket ring mains, all mains cables: Mark Grant Black Series DSP 2.5 Dual Screen

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are my favorite ice cream flavors

 

My last business card reads: International Carrier Relations Manager IP at one of the global telecom operators.

 

Which was then the title for managing peering and planning/negotiating/buying infrastructure/capacities in international wholesale telecom markets, e.g. submarine cables, Fiber, Leased Lines, Colocation and IP based services. Having a proper education in Business Administration made me more a guy who dealt with relations and numbers but lacking the deep technical knowledge of an engineer.

 

Nonetheless, that was nearly a decade ago, before I changed countries and became privateer in a small French town at the age of 42.

 

Nowadays, I have an occupation in child (now already teenager) and retriever education plus housekeeping and gardening, while my wife takes care about our income.

 

I had a longer period without any evolution on the audio/Hifi/High End subject as I was deeply annoyed by the quality of reproduction in digital sourced music for a while, which for me led much to often to listening fatigue. Due to my readings on CA my gear has changed significantly and I have won back my joy of listening to excellent music and performances.

 

Tom / Val de la Loire

BTW: early retirement could be awesome if you have a lot of peers around to have fun.

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I usually work as a CTO / Technology Strategist and inventor of thermal energy systems.

 

But I have just signed up as a Captain of a Danish school-ship sailing the south Caribbean.

3 months of sun away from the bleak northern winter :-)


Find my blog: “Confessions of a DigiPhile” at http://www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/digipete

ALAC 16/44 - 24/192 stereo/surround on Promise Pegasus2 R6 12TB -> Thunderbolt -> MacBook Pro 2,2Ghz Core i7 120GB SSD 16GB RAM

iTunes / Pure Music / Amarra HiFi / Bit Perfect / Audirvana + / Decibel / VLC

-> Firewire -> Weiss AFI-1 DDC -> AES/EBU -> Genelec 3 x 8260A + 2 x 8250A + 7271A sub

DragonFly / iPhone 6 -> Sennheiser Amperior / Etymotic RE-4PT

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Physician treating patients with chronic neurodegenerative diseases. Need my time listening to good music at night...

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But I have just signed up as a Captain of a Danish school-ship sailing the south Caribbean.

3 months of sun away from the bleak northern winter :-)

 

Nice job Captain DigiPete! We had a wonderful catamaran sailing vacation to the BVI's last summer and will be doing it again next year.

 

Where did you get your training?


Home: Melco N1A/2 | EtherRegen+Farad | UltraRendu+Farad | Denafrips Gaia | Denafrips Terminator Plus | Jeff Rowland Coherence II Series 2 pre | Blue Circle Audio BC-202 amp | Raidho XT-1 | Revel Performa3 B112 subwoofers  | Sablon 2020 cabling, PS Audio DS Power Plant 12

 

Desktop: IsoRegen | Eitr | Chord Qutest  | Aesthetix Calypso pre | Blue Circle Audio BC-28 amp | Scansonic MK-5 | Elac S10 sub

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Nice job Captain DigiPete!

We had a wonderful catamaran sailing vacation to the BVI's last summer and will be doing it again next year.

 

Where did you get your training?

 

 

I got my training in Denmark and sailing practice around Scandinavia and in the Caribbean around Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. And I was on a similar trip for 6 months last year.

 

This is however work and not a vacation incl. upkeep of an old wooden ship.

But there will be snorkeling at deserted islands, hiking of a volcano and the occasional lobster BBQ :-)


Find my blog: “Confessions of a DigiPhile” at http://www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/digipete

ALAC 16/44 - 24/192 stereo/surround on Promise Pegasus2 R6 12TB -> Thunderbolt -> MacBook Pro 2,2Ghz Core i7 120GB SSD 16GB RAM

iTunes / Pure Music / Amarra HiFi / Bit Perfect / Audirvana + / Decibel / VLC

-> Firewire -> Weiss AFI-1 DDC -> AES/EBU -> Genelec 3 x 8260A + 2 x 8250A + 7271A sub

DragonFly / iPhone 6 -> Sennheiser Amperior / Etymotic RE-4PT

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This is however work and not a vacation incl. upkeep of an old wooden ship.

and the occasional lobster BBQ :-)

 

Ah yes, the lobster.... out of this world (great place in Anegata BVI)!

 

I'd be curious to see a pic of your ship so we can get a sense of your home away from home. What a great experience. I am jealous!


Home: Melco N1A/2 | EtherRegen+Farad | UltraRendu+Farad | Denafrips Gaia | Denafrips Terminator Plus | Jeff Rowland Coherence II Series 2 pre | Blue Circle Audio BC-202 amp | Raidho XT-1 | Revel Performa3 B112 subwoofers  | Sablon 2020 cabling, PS Audio DS Power Plant 12

 

Desktop: IsoRegen | Eitr | Chord Qutest  | Aesthetix Calypso pre | Blue Circle Audio BC-28 amp | Scansonic MK-5 | Elac S10 sub

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