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Old 15th July 2018, 10:01 PM   #11
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Or pick up some scratchy old Hawaiian LPs from the thrift store, mix a rum drink and drift away.
Pano, you didn't need to give away all my secrets in one post did you?
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Old 15th July 2018, 10:16 PM   #12
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But my wife would say yes I am, at least with audio in general, not the way you postulated.
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Old 15th July 2018, 10:24 PM   #13
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Or pick up some scratchy old Hawaiian LPs from the thrift store, mix a rum drink and drift away.
My no-fi heaven... YouTube
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Old 15th July 2018, 10:41 PM   #14
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Are you worried that you may be too obsessed with how your system sounds and measures to the detriment of taking pleasure in the result of it's primary purpose? Anyone willing to admit to it and have any advice for people who think it might be harming their quality of life?
It might possibly be a male thing, no different with cars, watches etc. it wears off with age
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Old 16th July 2018, 12:28 AM   #15
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:55 AM   #16
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Nice, listened on my laptop speakers....does it get any better than that?
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Old 16th July 2018, 10:17 AM   #17
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Look at it like a project car. You may have something in the garage that you spend your weekends working on, but you still have a newish* car on the drive for actually taking to work.


The audio equivalent is that you have a sizeable music collection and a variety of ways of enjoying it. The fact that as a hobby you mess around with rediculously OTT systems runs in parallel and is not a problem for the music lover.

*By newish I mean less than 20 years old.
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Old 16th July 2018, 10:43 AM   #18
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And one of my favourite listening positions is still down the garden armed with a large drink, with the music blasting through open doors... DIY festival mode.. What stereo image? Just enjoyment..
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Old 16th July 2018, 03:39 PM   #19
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Are you worried that you may be too obsessed with how your system sounds and measures to the detriment of taking pleasure in the result of it's primary purpose? Anyone willing to admit to it and have any advice for people who think it might be harming their quality of life?
The primary purpose of a system can also validly be to sound best and measure well.

There is nothing wrong with that at all.

Paradoxically, a person can be obsessed with how their system sounds and measures precisely because they are completely happy with listening to music on any old source - radio, phone, cheap set-up - so they already get their musical pleasure in spades. Therefore the extra enjoyment they get from their enthusiast system is exactly the honing in of accuracy/measurement.

I would put myself in that camp too to some degree - I'm happy with the radio and portable source/iems so my main system can be all about other things whilst still able to play music perfectly well at any stage/state. Some of that is the enjoyment of trying out different stuff for the sake of it.

To be hung up about people being hung up on the sound/measurement of their system is kind of blinkered thinking, to only imagine that people must be wierd if they don't think like oneself... isn't it?

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To be hung up about people being hung up on the sound/measurement of their system is kind of blinkered thinking, to only imagine that people must be wierd if they don't think like oneself... isn't it?
I would think so , yes
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