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RE: Audio as HOBBY? or LIFESTYLE? Or FETISH?

Here are two definitions of "fetish": (1) an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit (2) an object of irrational reverence or obsessive devotion. (I won't even delve into the sex-related definition!)

For some audiophiles I think either or both of these meanings are more apt than either hobby or lifestyle. Just spend some time on the Vinyl Asylum to get an idea of what I'm talking about.

For me, at different times either hobby or fetish would have applied, but never lifestyle (a much misused and abused word in my opinion).


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