Am I the only one that loves 'new amp' smell, Its so much better than 'new car' smell, you know the smell I'm talking right.
hmmmmm, its better than 'new leather shoes' smell too, I love it..... am I the only one?
You are not alone!
Last year I slept with my new speakers (curled up like a baby around the stands) cause they smelt better than my missus hair
Def my favourite smell in the whole universe
MF AMS-Primo / MF AMS-50P / Linn Akurate DS-1 / Kef Reference 205/2 / Krix Epicentrix / Focal Dome 2 / JL Audio Fathom F110 & F112 / Yamaha RX-Z7 / Oppo Nuforce BDP-93 / PS3 / Thor PS10 smart power station / QNAP TS219 NAS
I have never noticed any smells comming from my gear only when I blew both mid bass units in my mission 752s
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In the Stephen King novel about a haunted car named Christine, one of the characters (a dirty old man) declares "I love the smell of a new car! The only thing better is the smell of -----!"
The blank wasn't "a new amp" but hey, it works for me! (as does what was in the blank!)
You lot are beginning to worry me lol!
My harbeth's have a very distinct walnut smell about them and the Sugden used to give off a smell of an electric fire!
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
That must be the "burning-in".
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
My Pioneer's smell good!
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
i have a permentely blocked nosebut my hi fi is good enough to eat when its heated up.
The best smell was unboxing my XXLS400 sub from BK.
I’m quite odd with smell anyway, I order stuff from Amazon or the like and have delivered to work and smell everything I buy.
I can't remember what a new amp smells like, it's 19 years since I bought one. I do, however, love the smell of a new Texas Instruments calculator though.
Yeah, I know, wierdo!!
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
I haven't the faintest idea. The only thing in the last 30yrs bought new rather than than ex-demo or 2nd hand was my DAC which didn't smell of anything. However, I'm expecting delivery by the end of the month of a 5 tier Hi Fi Racks rack to replace my Target steel-framed one & a matching wall-mounted plinth that my CD sits on at eye level. I'd expect it to smell of oak & perhaps some glue residual.
Unpacking new stuff for the first time is pretty exciting, of course.
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ON THE HOOF: iPhone 5S/Sennheiser MM450.
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