What do you think of Audiophiles?

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  1. NathanP

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    You know, themm wierd people who like records better than cd's.
    What do youthink?
    Nathan
     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    Hey, everybody needs a hobby.
     
  3. Rob Gillespie

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    To each their own. Calling them 'weird' says a lot more about you than it does about them.
     
  4. NathanP

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    Oh, Robby!
    Are you an audiophile?
    Don't scratch up them records, ya hear!
    Nathan
     
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    I still have a small collection of records. Funny though, I don't have a turntable to play them on. Who here has tube amplifiers, or better still, 78's. Who knows what a 78 is anymore?
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    What do I think of audiophiles? I'm jealous, really. I wish I were more discerning when it comes to audio, but my threshold seems to be limited to "bad", "good", and "great", with no gray area in between.
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    I guess I get my opinion from Stereophile Magazine ....reading a rave review of a $75,000 turntable (arm not included...or does that go without saying)
    More money then brains...for 75k I want the damn band playing in my living room (naked if I so desire..most I would pass on)
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    First of all, you're asking about lp-philes, not audiophiles. I'll make the following observations at my own risk. Hopefully no one will be too offended.
    While the merits of the arguments might be differentially valid, the types of arguments and counter-arguments used are amazingly similar for:
    lp vs. cd (or analog vs. digital, with unhearable overtones, etc.)
    monster cable/wire vs. regular
    dts vs. dd
    laser disc vs. dvd (especially in the early days. Again, a lot of analog vs. digital arguments)
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    Oh No Nathan, now your opening a can of worms, among other things! [​IMG]
    I'm not sure I would call myself an audiophile(although I am critical about my music), but I would most definitely call myself a Hometheaterphile!
    I can't comment on "Audiophiles", because I do not personally know anyone that I can call a true, professional "Audiophile".
    I would not call them wierd, I would call them serious, knowledgeable enthusiasts of a very worthwhile hobby!
    And BTW I am getting a turntable soon [​IMG]
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  12. NathanP

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    Ummm..
    This thread was made like a long time ago.
    I guess if Ronalde or Cees wants to close it they can, I don't want to risk getting in trouble [​IMG]
     
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    I think the authorities should lock them up and throw away the key! It is essential that our children grow up in a safe environment.
     
  14. NathanP

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    Hey Hey, that's the best idea I've heard in awhile..
    What person is thier right mind spends $16,000 on a record player?
     
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    ---What person is thier right mind spends $16,000 on a record player?----
    There's lots of people that would think the same way about home theatre hobbyists. Such as....what kind of person spends 5000 or 25000 dollars on a television or a projector just so he can sit in the dark.
     
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    I don't consider myself one (whatever it is), but I wonder how we're defining "audiophile" in this thread. Is it just someone who spends more on audio equipment than we think is appropriate or can afford ourselves? Or is it someone who listen to LP's while hoping that SACD fulfills the promise of digital?
    Just curious.
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    I don't have any problem with the fact that they can hear things I can't , and spend lots of money for a teeny upgrade.
    I draw the line at worrying about the resonances of stereo stands. I heard this last weekend and laughed. "HEY don't buy an all metal stand dumbo."
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  18. Andy_A

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    I've been into hifi since I was 13 and hooked up "upgraded" garage sale speakers to my Magnavox mini system. I started collecting classic rock CDs about age 12. It took about one day to want to listen to them on something other than my boombox. I think that is when I became an audiophile. I'll always be interested in listening to my music, whether it is on cd, vinyl, or SACD, on the best sounding equipment possible. I see nothing wrong with that. When I have the money, I'll buy the best equipment money can buy. For now, I make due with a decent receiver and nice speakers. However, I'm always researching tweaks and equipment that can make the sound better. I just find it interesting and enjoyable. It's much the same as spending $30,000 to restore a classic car: it is a hobby.
     

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