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Old 6th October 2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Here's some food for thought:

Steve Guttenberg (writes for a number of magazines and Web sites, including Home Entertainment, Tone Audio, and Stereophile. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET.)

You might be an audiophile if...

You might be an audiophile if you sometimes listen to music without doing anything else.

You might be an audiophile if you paid more for your hi-fi than your car.

You might be an audiophile if your speaker cables are thicker than your garden hose.

You might be an audiophile if you think vacuum tube amplifiers are beautiful.

You might be an audiophile if you have your local hi-fi dealer's phone number on speed dial.

You might be an audiophile if you learned how to solder before you learned how to ride a bike.

You might be an audiophile if you don't mind the sound of your LPs' clicks and pops.

You might be an audiophile if you think home theater systems are a waste of time.

You might be an audiophile if you don't have an iPod.

You might be an audiophile if you know what "slew rate" means.

You might be an audiophile if you own more LPs and CDs than books or movies.

You might be an audiophile if your speakers are bigger than your microwave oven.

You're definitely an audiophile if your speakers are bigger than your refrigerator.

You might be an audiophile if... | The Audiophiliac - CNET News
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Old 6th October 2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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From the same website:

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Old 6th October 2010, 07:40 PM   #3
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Or - if you can afford 42,000 U$D for a pair of these D'Agostino: High-end audio just got higher | The Audiophiliac - CNET News
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Old 6th October 2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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Shall I be unfaithful to Papa now?
I don't want it. I do not buy one like this because of that only.
Then if Mr. D'Agostino will be kind to publish the circuit diagram, I will made one, possibly. And otherwise it is only 90 lbs.
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Old 6th October 2010, 08:17 PM   #5
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Shall I be unfaithful to Papa now?
I don't want it. I do not buy one like this because of that only.
Then if Mr. D'Agostino will be kind to publish the circuit diagram, I will made one, possibly. And otherwise it is only 90 lbs.
No worries Gyuri - I'm pretty sure that it will be a few years before anyone that actually purchases a couple of the D'Agostino amps will open them up and have any desire to "tweak" 'em up a bit.

Thus we will be safe in our building of Papa's (and others) DIY amps and still have some funds left over to pay bills with.
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You can hear the difference between types of speaker cables but can't hear your wife in the next room because your ears are ringing too loudly.
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even if I obviously am , by some of these conditions ..... I'm Musicaphile first ( and last)

I don't give a dime for 99% of usual Audiophool mumbo jumbo ....... hey - even Mono is good enough for me

stereo is just double of building fun ......... and building is fun

having good gadgets is fine , but build (most of ) them is what we are

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Old 6th October 2010, 09:26 PM   #8
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Ahhh- In honor of ZM -

U might be an audiophile if you personally hand make all your frugly audio stuff!!

I think that the only thing ZM HAS NOT done is hand blown his own glass for DIY vacuum tubes!! Hmmmmmmm......... now there is an idea!
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vacuum tube amplifiers are beautiful.


compared to old style classical tube designs, no other hifi comes close
I guess Im lost
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