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I Am An Audiophile

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    One of My Longest Pastimes.

    From Wikipedia: "Audiophiles are people who seek to listen to music at a level of quality as close to the original performance as possible. They use high-fidelity components to try and attain these goals. Most are music lovers who are passionate about high-quality music...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 23 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    Since No One's Talking, Part 2

    I admit it.  I can't live without music.  I don't have a particular preference or favorite genre.  I don't have a favorite band or song or singer.  What I do have, though, is 2,500 mp3s (give or take) and a huge MOFO list of more that I need to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 5, 2006

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    The Turntable

    Okay, I will admit I am a little old school. I like to turn some vinyl now and then. Well my job has made it hard to get back into listening as much as I have before. Well today I thought I would give my Denon DP45F a spin. Well I have a Windham Hill I wanted to play. I turn it...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet 36-40, M 2 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Music Is .. More Or Less Life.

    I started out immersed in music as a child via my Fathers love of various music styles. Though Soul, jazz, classic rock & disco were the foundation of his collection, he sampled other music without hesitation. So I say that this was very, very important in getting my brain and...
    AnythingRain AnythingRain 36-40 Feb 24, 2013

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    My Gear

    I have found that stereo equipment has not necessarily improved since the late 60's, its only gotten different...and in many cases worse. My love for stereo gear started with an old Dynaco receiver and AR speakers my dad bought in the late 60's. Currently (and many may object to...
    chiarascuro chiarascuro 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    A friend recently told me "vinyl",

    aka records were comin' back.WHAT?You know, my temperature's risin'and the jukebox blows a fuseMy heart's beatin' rhythmand my soul keeps on singin' the bluesRoll Over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the newsI had never really left recoords,but one day at Tower Records,when the...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 2 Responses May 6

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    The Most Sensual Of It All - Hearing.

    Unlimited variety in even the same performance - so many variables, so many ways to re-love it. Not just accurate reproduction, but local phase, spatial cues, postprocessing for fun and amusement, and of course, making your own sounds; to be replayed again over and over.
    bordendazed bordendazed 46-50 Jun 4, 2011

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    Not like hardcore.. But I appreciate good audio.

    ..I think I have a really good sounding system... Still a work in progress..
    Kimb69 Kimb69 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Music IS Life.

    OMG how do I love music! Nothing brings me as much joy, nothing makes me cry as hard, it's at least as good as sex. My gear is a mix of stuff from the 60s to today. I try to keep things as rack mount friendly as I can. I always warm my tubes for 1-12 hours before I expect...
    LilKaitlyn LilKaitlyn 31-35, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Musical Taste

    I listen to pretty much everything, I can't live without music. I listen to everything from folk to techno, swing music to heavy metal, I like it all pretty much, but can't get into country. A few of my favorite groups are Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, David Gray, O.A.R., Foo...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M Jan 2, 2008

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    Ok, I Pride Myself On Not Bein...

    Ok, I pride myself on not being a complete idiot ..... but I haven't a clue what an audiophile is, lol. I can take a somewhat semi-intelligent guess but I would hate to do so, considering it could be wrong!!
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2007

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    Assuming That Refers to One Wh...

    Assuming that refers to one who enjoys music, then yes.
    dmwinchester dmwinchester 36-40, M Aug 8, 2007

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    coming out in VINYL,

    this week! Jack White
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M May 8

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    Amandalyn Amandalyn 31-35, F Feb 24, 2012

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    Hey, just wondering does any else think

    that XM radio sounds terrible... The highs are distorted, and just sound like low bit-rate audio.. And the audio sounds compressed(as in dynamics).. Good variety, just sounds bad IMHO..
    Kimb69 Kimb69 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Auralgasms

    I LOVE music!  Any genre, any time period.  There's good stuff everywhere!  There's rarely a moment during the day when I'm not listening to music of some sort.  My mp3 player is filled to the brim with Johnny Cash, the Dresden Dolls, Guns N Roses, Ladytron...
    chaotic chaotic 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2007

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    I Thought I Just Had Really Sensitive Ears.

    All my friends have crappy soundsystems in thier homes and cars. I cannot stand to listen to good music thru "tinny" or "boomy" setups! I've probably gone overboard in both my home and my truck. My home has a wall dedicated to my music. I have a floor to ceiling shelf full of...
    Phreeek Phreeek 26-30 2 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    My Audio Set-up

    An E Machines laptop running iTunes..... Thats all it does :) Behringer USB to Phono Converter which bypasses the internal soundcard Cambrige Audio A1 Amp. Age unknown Audio Monitor BX1 Speakers on Gale stands Klotz Interconnects
    Hypnotia Hypnotia 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    Noelict Noelict 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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