all that money he spends on cameras, bet his phone takes good enough pictures for most.
Then you are definitely NOT a photophile!
“Out beyond ideas of wrong and right, there is a field.
I'll meet you there."
Here's an interesting question for you guys. Have you ever played a piece of music purely so that you could enjoy the sound quality of your hifi system rather than to just listen to music? If you answer yes then your an audiophile.
I know that I have.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
Here's an interesting question for you guys. Have you ever played a piece of music purely so that you could enjoy the sound quality of your hifi system rather than to just listen to music?
I prefer this definition as I haven't so I'm not one, and if fr0g calls me one again I'll look at him very sternly and perhaps even shake my fist.
Formerly known as al7478...
HC: Panasonic PXP 42 V20; Panasonic DMP BD35; Humax Foxsat-HDR
Music: Optical out from Asus P7H55-M Motherboard into AVI ADM 9.1 speakers.
"Music will provide the light you cannot resist"
I'm not, and neither is my (hypothetical) wife.
According to the dictionary, you are. You spent £1200 on a pair of speakers. You could have had a pair of perfectly nice speakers (that also include DAC and remote control) for just over a third that. They aren't as good sonically, or rather, the audio wouldn't have been up to the same standard, but heck you obviously love audio (or made a BIG mistake)
Ooh. Maybe worth a punt...Maybe I'll work on that bedroom system I convinced myself I neither wanted or needed...
You upgraded your soundcard to get a digital connection to your ADMs rather than use the existing (perfectly good but less audiophile) analogue output.
That (and all the other things) certainly put you into the "about to shake your fists" category.
I had a digital out already (2496 internal soundcard), and used it with the AVIs, but it had coax not optical, so required an adaptor. I then briefly switched to a cheaper card with optical out before switching back (on someone's advice...). But now I have an optical out on my motherboard.
Really, you can file me under "doesn't really know what he's doing".
Anyone else having trouble with the stuff in th equote box moving up and down when you try to reply to a quote?
Yes it's really annoying.
I have 3 full size systems in my house, I have no friends and am a Virgin.
Rega RP3 turntable/Naim 5i CD/Naim 5i amp/Neat motive 2/BK sub
MarantzPM6004/MarantzCD6004/Monitor Audio Bronze BX2
Project Box S/B&W P7 headphones
APX's and a bunch of i things
I have 3 systems, no friends and seem to have found my virginity again!
Edit. Good name for your situation!
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
I have said this before, but I think it worth repeating......
I have an interest in the recording of music and it's playback in the home. I have not been in a recording environment in 20 odd years but when I have access to a selection of decent playback equipment I love to try different things and work out what does what and what works best. It's fun and although I play music to make my evaluations, the music is not of the essence in this case.
On the other hand when I am 'just' playing music the equipment is of no consequence, actually that is not quite true, there are some aspects of what passes for hi-fi that I find intensely annoying, but providing they are not present then it is fine.
My 'proper' system, 'boutique' quality EL34 based amplifier and ribbon hybrid speakers is not available to me, so I make do with a £200 desktop setup pressed into use as a main system. Providing I do not ask too much of it there is a wide range of music that I find really to be enjoyable.
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
Are you in exile?
You're not Edward Snowden are you?
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
Sort of and no, I am far too 'mouthy' to be Edward Snowden, if I were I would be spending more time trying to bring down 'The Great Satan'.
We moved overseas in 2003 but had to return to the UK a couple or three years ago for family reasons.
Having bought a Devialet amp recently (and looking for a pair of hilariously expensive standmount speakers to go with it), I confess: "I'm DocG and I'm an audiophile".
Having said that, I recently bought a very nice pair of shoes, whereas I could have had a (not so nice) pair at half the price. Makes me a calceophile too, I guess.
And last week, with the kids sleeping over at grandma's, we booked a table in a gastronomic restaurant. Excellent evening! But needless to say, there are far cheaper ways to satisfy one's hunger. My god, I'm also a cauponaphile!
And thinking of it: a whiskophile, birotaphile, cerevisiophile, automobilophile, mulierophile (my wife is not the cheapest either!)...
I only hope you don't frequent mulierophile forums (actually shouldn't that be gynophile?) where men discuss upgrading their wives ...
What classical music are you listening to?
Mr Magorium was an avid shoe wearer.
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