Time spent thinking about Hi-Fi
Just chilling out at my parents house for the weekend away from the 'to do list' i would have at home and realising how much i enjoy just thinking about Hi-Fi. Over the last 2/3 years it has become my main hobby, tweaking my system now and again gets huge pleasure but the reality is that most of it is going on in my head - wondering what new separate releases would sound like now that i have read their reviews, and should i switch from Arcam to another brand, or can i tweak a better sound from my own system with cables etc. Most of the time i am not acting on any of it, i dont get to demo much unless i am really interested in changing an item (my Arcams are now heading past their 2nd year in place) but i have changed all my cabling recently for the better. My current thoughts have again returned to Naim - i never get around to properly having a demo but a great CD5XS review has sparked my interest again. Should i bother with a demo ? The reality is i have never paid over £700 for any item in my system yet and the CD5XS would tear that to shreds, then Arcam amp with a Naim CD probably wont match up well would it ? Anyway all this keeps my mind active and takes my thoughts away from real life issues like an impending redundancy (no panic ive got 3 months and a decent pay off) - but it does mean i have to think about what job i want to do instead which is much more of a headache than my Hi-FI system and feels far more stressful to think on. So i will just keep immersing myself in thoughts of HiFi which may just mean i am slightly mad ... Hope you dont mind this slightly meaningless ramble, and if anyone has tried a Naim CD with an Arcam amp and liked it then do let on Ah yes almost forgot - on the other hand i should maybe upgrade my speakers at least to the Neat Petite SX and this one may actually become a reality !