Audiophiles going to Extremes!

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Reid Smith, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Reid Smith

    Reid Smith Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I feel better about myself now ;) Next people here will be posting pics of their utility poles..lol
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    Greater Vancouver
    I need an upgrade. :sigh:
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  3. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Forum Resident

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    I thought my audiophile habit had gone cold turkey but now I have seen the light.:edthumbs:
     
  4. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Placerville, CA
    My little idiosyncrasies seem so minor and manageable now. Thank you, Japanese audiophiles!
     
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  5. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing

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    That turntable in the first video looks almost like a mastering lathe. Love the long tonearm, also.
     
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  6. mrgroove01

    mrgroove01 Forum Resident

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    I’m speechless. :doh:
     
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  7. oboogie

    oboogie Forum Resident

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    I just showed the wife the video to prove to her (or perhaps myself) that I wasn't crazy.
     
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  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Oh thank God...I thought this was going to be a new flavor of Mountain Dew, or something....
     
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  9. Steel Horse

    Steel Horse Forum Resident

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    There's no short cuts to the perfect sound.... :D
     
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  10. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Toronto
    Do not show your partners the last line of the video! Or prepare a VERY good comeback line before you do :)
     
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  11. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

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    Halifax, NS Canada
    Good point on the power from the public grid being tainted. That'll be my justification for tapping directly into the power grid ..... but I'm not payin' for my own power pole to do it since - as the last guy in the video pointed out - I can use that money for more gear ;) ......

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  12. George P

    George P Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango

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    NYC
    Just make sure Randy doesn't catch ya!
     
  13. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    Fort worth tx
    How much does a new utility pole cost?:evil:
     
  14. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    New York
    Wow. The 2nd guy in the video hasn’t purchased new clothes in 15 years?
     
  15. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Toronto
    Nor used a clothes iron, apparently!
     
  16. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    There are much cheaper ways to run a system on clean power than buying your own utility pole. How about a PS Audio P10 Powerplant (or even the new P20). Even so, that’s a minor improvement compared to setting up a system well. He has his own utility pole and yet his speakers are in wall and he has an equipment rack out in front of them. Also, why not invest in a more comfortable chair?
     
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  17. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    Fort worth tx
    But he has a girlfriend.
     
  18. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    tokyo
    “Electricity from water power generation makes your sound better than from thermal power generation.."
     
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  19. SteveSDCA

    SteveSDCA Forum Resident

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    San Diego
    Imagine $100K speakers.
     
  20. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Toronto
    It's easy if you try

    Clearly she was not involved with preparations for this interview!
     
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  21. George P

    George P Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango

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    NYC
    Of course not, she was out working three jobs to pay for his stereo!
     
  22. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Toronto
    ^ Thus unavailable to remind him of which great love affair has place of prominence in his life!
     
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  23. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

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    CA
    The video showcases symptoms of obsessive behavior. It has more to do with that than it does being an audiophile.
     
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  24. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Toronto
    ^ Because one would never lead to the other! ;)
     
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  25. Scroller

    Scroller Forum Resident

    After 10 plus years on these forums now, it's virtually impossible for me to be surprised or alarmed by the behavior of audiophiles. At first, I almost thought it was ridiculous that the second guy has to move his couch every time he opens his refrigerator, but the more I thought about it the more I figured, "Nah, it's fine. It's gotta be worth it." :uhhuh:
     

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