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Old 28th May 2009, 05:14 AM   #1
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Question How old are you?

Is it true that most people who cares about sound is at a later stage of age, whilst the younger generation likes gadgety players like iPod?

I was surprised sometimes ago when attending a local HiFi club where about 80 percent of the participants could easily be at my dad's age.

Is it true that this hobby is a diminishing one?

To add to the injury, there were no ladies to be seen, let alone young ones

Tell us how long you've been in the hobby!

So... I'm M/37
starting the hobby at 14 but got into it again last year.


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Old 28th May 2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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Being an audiophil isn't a matter of age imo. I'm M/23
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Old 28th May 2009, 05:31 AM   #3
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i think it's more related to the financial abilities rather than age

if i could i would buy hi end speakers when i was 16
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Old 28th May 2009, 05:44 AM   #4
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If you are 16 what can you afford really?
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Old 28th May 2009, 05:52 AM   #5
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If you are 16 what can you afford really?
Not much, but you can always build something with low components count and cheap components if you have the knowledge or someone to help you.
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Old 28th May 2009, 06:03 AM   #6
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Well at 14 I built 2 amps and 2 pair of speakers. I could exactly remember they were TA7205AP chips. The speakers were "Teisco-Arrow" .. is this a real brand btw?

With dad's allowance of course . Still the cost were not that great issue (as long as no dynaudio or focal woofers required)
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Old 28th May 2009, 06:22 AM   #7
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Funny question, but I'll reply. I built my 1st amp when I was 14, and now I am 54
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Old 28th May 2009, 07:46 AM   #8
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Built first amp (TDA2020 in 76') when i was 14. It promptly melted down. A year later and lots of etching solution stains on the lounge carpet futher i had a working TBA810 amp and 709 phono pre. And a discrete amp. Then i got enough money to buy a very decent system and gave up on diy until i turned 22. Today i am way older than i should be.
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Old 28th May 2009, 02:31 PM   #9
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Originally posted by analog_sa Today i am way older than i should be.
Me too. I should be younger, but I keep getting older.


I'm 43 (well, next month I'll be). I was a hifi fan since about 12 years old (yeah, I had some nice brochures back then). Did not really get any good gear until my mid 20's. Audio meets are not a good place to pick up chicks. Any ladies I have met there are (1)not audiophiles and (2) in a committed relationship .
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Old 28th May 2009, 02:48 PM   #10
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21 here, been interested since about 9-10 I guess! Playing with speakers in various cardboard boxes and building a sub with no knowledge of box design . Ah well, we all start somewhere

I don't think you'll find many women interested, electronics was about the least popular subject with them I've found, and big speakers may just top that! Was suprised to see UK driver company Bandor was started by a woman though.
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