The road to nirvana

My journey into Photography, Horology, and Audiophilia


Softone Model8-300B, back to SET

Hand-carried from Osaka, the Softone Model8-300B takes me back to single-ended triode (SET) magic.

Custom bass reflex speakers based on Cube Audio F8 Magus

In preparation for an incoming single-ended triode amplifier, I built a speaker cabinet for the Cube Audio F8 Magus.

Look, 3 armed Tornado NEO

Yes, it's finally over. After decades of lusting, planning, saving, and failing to have a 3 tonearm setup, I did it! The third arm is the Reed 1H, and here's my journey.

I saw the light!

My first optical cartridge lights up the way, sonically that is. I love the DS Audio DS-E1 optical cartridge.

The Aqua La Voce S3 DAC

My first R2R ladder DAC is finally home.

The Audio Hungary Qualiton X200 tube integrated amplifier

I'm back with a glow after two decades of abstinence. I'm delighted to discover Audio Hungary and now the Qualiton X200 joins my stable.

2019 November Hi-Fi Show

November 24, 2019

It was another blast of a show for the audiophile community and enthusiasts!

Check out the photos from our Facebook gallery.

All my sports + action photos are now in it's own sub-site here.

FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour 2012

October 28, 2012, Bang Saen, Chon Buri, Thailand

USA’s Kessy and Ross defeated Russia’s Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova in two sets (21-17 21-19) to claim their third Thailand Open title on the FIVB SWATCH World Tour on Sunday.

This is the first ever USA-Russia final in women’s FIVB World Tour history.

In the match for third place, we saw an even more exciting match between Brazil’s Barbara Seixas de Freitas and Agatha Bednarczuk against USA’s Lauren Fendrick and Nicole Branagh in three sets (19-21 21-19 15-9).


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