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My living room is my music room, the place I go to enjoy the quiet, the alone, and the peacefulness.

For those curious

The headphones are (from left to right); SR-5, SR-X Mk2 and the SR-404. All three are from the Japanese Stax. The first two are rather old (1975 and 1972, respectively), the latter being rather new (1999).

I use the Gemini PT-2000II record player. Even though it’s actually for DJ-ing, I only use it for casual listening. Inside the closet I’ve got the ART DJPRE II Phono Preamplifier.

For amplification, I’m using the Stax SRM006t tube amplifier for headphones, and the Sony TA-N330ES power amplifier to power the apparently rather unknown Loth-X Ion 3 horn speakers.

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Over the past year I’ve acquired a few headphones, mostly because I’ve been closely following Stax sales and upgrading to a higher-end model as I found them. While I’ll sell the SR-X Mk2 (the middle one — it really doesn’t fit me well), I wanted to capture this moment, as it’s not too common to see a few like these together. Also, I had not yet shown the bamboo headphone stand I have recently found and purchased from a great little Etsy store (Thanks so much guys!).

For those curious

The headphones are (from left to right); SR-5, SR-X Mk2 and the SR-404. All three are from the Japanese Stax. The first two are rather old (1975 and 1972, respectively), the latter being rather new (1999).

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Ironically, this is called “the loud room”.

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Moments after taking this photo —from the rooftop of the building our office is in— a chubby security comes running to me (literally) and tells me it’s not allowed for me to make photos from the rooftop with a dslr (I shot this with an slr, but tomato tomahto), though making photos with a smartphone is ok. If I want to make a photo with a dslr, I apparently need to request permission from building security beforehand. This, apparently, is due to Samsung and other buildings around us getting all terrorist-y when someone whips out a big camera around them. I guess they caught me.

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In Gwanghwamun.

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People waiting for paradise/heaven to come after this life are blind.

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Nikon FM2 w/ Nikon 50mm f/1.4, Fuji Velvia 100. *

(* Geek translation: My first results using fancier Velvia film. What say you?)

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Or was it the other way around..

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I have a lot of photos from my short trip with Youn-hee that I have yet to go through and post, so bear with me while I catch up.

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Nikon FM2.

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Nikon FM2.

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Nikon FM2.