Audiophiles going to Extremes!

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

  1. JackDVD78

    JackDVD78 Well-Known Member

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  2. DrJ

    DrJ Forum Resident

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  3. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    My girlfriend thinks I'm weird because I get annoyed when the fridge in my small apartment kicks on and makes a humming noise that I can hear from my couch. It always seems to happen during a nice quiet part of classical music. Sometimes I jump up and turn off the power to the fridge so I can hear the rest of my music without that god-awfull humming in the background.
     
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  4. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    These look like the ones being played at a New York Audio Show in November. They played a Louis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald song, and when he played a solo, it almost sounded like the music was exploding from inside your head
     
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  5. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Forget about the high end gear over my modest but decent set up- I want a pair of ears that can hear so well as to tell the difference.

    (Actually, I wouldn't mind a bit of an upgrade but not at those prices. Not even!)
     
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  6. JackDVD78

    JackDVD78 Well-Known Member

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    They probably were the speakers. They travel them to a lot of electronic shows etc.

    I hear on some albums it makes them sound like they are performing right in front of you.
     
  7. Scroller

    Scroller Forum Resident

    Hmmmmm...
    did they play a CD, vinyl, or download?? :D
     
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  8. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Isn't that the effect of headphones? :winkgrin:
     
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  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    :whistle: You may already have them. You need to drop by Casa de Dave. :)
     
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  10. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Actually, my ears are old and a bit damaged but I might have to do that anyway-- Casa de Dave sounds like a good place for margaritas!

    Cheers! :)
     
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  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    Greater Vancouver
    If you're coming up here shoot me a message and we'll do lunch. :thumbsup: :)
     
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  12. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Cool! If we make it up there, I will! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. ranasakawa

    ranasakawa Forum Resident

    I need some $100,000 speakers
     
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  14. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    At 82 years old he is still pursuing his love of music. I truly admire his love for life and his desire to stay relevant in it's pursuit. This man is not laying down to die.
    How appropriate that he was playing Dream Weaver:

    "Though the dawn may be coming soon
    There still may be some time...."
     
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  15. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    Go solar and you won't need a electrical pole.

    When he goes, who's going to get all that crap. You can't take it with you when God calls your name.
     
  16. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

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    Sorry, Martin Logan is one of the "worst" loudspeaker design I've ever heard in my life. Amazing transparency, clarity and soundstage, but the woofer do NOT work perfect with the electrostatic transducer.
     
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  17. Minty_fresh

    Minty_fresh Forum Resident

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    There’s hope for me yet!
     
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Jim Webb would approve. :)
     
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  19. Rastus

    Rastus New Member

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    I wonder sometimes when someone's going to open a rehab for audiophiles
     
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  20. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

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    Meanwhile the guy lives in a shack where he can probably hear every cricket fart that happens outside.
     
  21. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

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    So what must one spend to get a well designed loudspeaker?
    Also what would your 5-6 figure loudspeaker choice be.
    Cocobolo cabinets maybe?


    Laughed my azz off at that power pole, and would of laughed harder if the audiophile had detailed it's precise components and functions.
     
  22. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

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    NYC
    I'll pass on the blood in my stereo system, but thanks for the offer.
     
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  23. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

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    The price range doesn't matter. I have heard great speakers for less than 10k.

    The best speakers... my favorites brands are Magico, Sonus Faber, Tidal Audio and Wilson Audio. Their drivers work best in their design.
     
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  24. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Wouldn't a longer tone arm allow for a straighter path across the record? I wonder how much straighter a path a 25 foot tone arm would allow?
     
  25. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

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    NYC
    Man, I'm the same way. I need the A/C off when doing critical listening too.
     
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