52 posts / 0 new
Last post
toyota man's picture
Last seen: 1 year 3 months ago
Joined: 22/04/2009 - 22:55
Posts: 1840
RE: What made you become an audiophile???

Music was my first love and it will be my last ( John Miles ) I remeber listening to my brothers Hi Fi Trio amp MS speakers and a Garrard AP 76+ G800 and I realised that music + HIFi went together rather well that was 1970 ish Ive not looked back Music is always first though if it is being poorley reproduced I would rather turn it off

Musical Fidelity M6500i, Musical Fidelity M6 CDP, Musical Fidelity Encore Connect, ATC SCM 40s, Cord Chameleon plus XLRs, Tellurium Q Black speaker cables.

amormusic's picture
Last seen: 6 hours 52 min ago
Joined: 24/02/2016 - 20:00
Posts: 159
Humoured as a kid

Many many years ago now...! On my walk to school to and fro I used to pass a hi-end audio shop. I used to go in regularly, around once per week, in my full school uniform,  and they'd let me listen to stuff in the listening room. They clearly knew I couldn't buy anything (I was about 13yrs old) but humoured me anyway and used to set up stuff and play it to me. I remember grinning my ass off listening to awesome sounding music. 

As I got older, and had an income, and enough to start spending on my own kit. That was it. 

Ive always loved music, even as a kid. That was many years ago but they definitely got me hooked on how you can love music, but how it can also sound awesome too. 

*and yes as an adult I did spend cash in there too.  



Arcam A29, DV79, MA RS6, CCA, Chord Cobra 3, QED Silver Anniversary.

Many pairs IEM/Audio Technica M50x

Gray's picture
Last seen: 8 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 27/11/2015 - 00:46
Posts: 860
What got me interested?

My good old Uncle's hand-me-down Hi-Fi News mags (20p each in the 1970's)

And, around about the same time, hearing what I remember as being a Pioneer TT and Trio amp - at a party of all places (hardly the ideal hi-fi demo).


gel's picture
Last seen: 6 hours 48 min ago
Joined: 22/11/2008 - 19:22
Posts: 22464
What HiFi.

What HiFi.

John Wick (The Boogeyman) is my name. “John wasn’t exactly the Boogeyman, he’s the one you sent to kill the Boogeyman.”

Forever Young's picture
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 28/07/2016 - 21:51
Posts: 27
Strangely, I think it had

Strangely, I think it had more to do with visual things, when I was a toddler: The apple on Beatles records, various covers inc the ship on ELO, the LED level meter on the tape deck and the strobe on my granddad's turntable. I loved recording my voice on tape and playing it back. My parents were into music and my Dad was into hifi.

MS Aviano 8 - speakers
NAD C272 - amp
Technics A1000m2 - amp
Technics SU-C1000M2 - pre
Technics 1200 - turntable
NAD D1050 - DAC

Native_bon's picture
Last seen: 1 day 4 hours ago
Joined: 26/11/2008 - 10:58
Posts: 2274
A hi-fi system is a means to

A hi-fi system is a means to an end. I just buy what sounds good to me. Now, can we call people who just like hi-fi equipment as Audiophiles? .

I mostly enjoy movies these days but music still has to be played on a system that can tell a lot about the people playing the music.

Just music made me interested in hi-fi. Simple as. I don't think I can classify my self as an Audiophile from its definition.

I would say I'm just someone who puts together a system that gives pleasure when listening to music..

 OPPO 105EU, DAC: Chord 2Qute. Arcam AVR450, IPL Acoustics S2TLk speakers. Center speaker B&W HTM61. Synology Nas. Tellurium Q Black speaker cables. Sony KD-65XE9305. Alienware area 51 R2 Gtx 980 x2.


Log in or register to post comments