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In Reply to: RE: You Might Be An Audiophile If : posted by JURB on June 08, 2017 at 02:17:13
You brightened up my morning, which started with the neighbor's psychotic dog yipping at the air at 6:30, and spiraled downward with the incessant "news" yammering on and on about Trump and Comey, and the "beep, beep, beep" of some industrial vehicle backing up in an area where there aren't other people.
But, speaking of audiophiles, my speaker cables are plain ol' Belden 12 gauge jacketed twisted pair.
I guess I'm not an audiophile, just a regular Joe. (Not that I have anything against guys or girls or conflicted people named Joe or Jo, or such.)
I had a brother who modified some Heathkit speakers, build his own amplifier, had a top Ortofon cartridge, and it all sounded quite good. He didn't have all that many records, though.
I have no desire to be an audiophile. Listening to posters here for a decade and a half has not motivated me to become an audiophile. Looking at your background, I would hardly consider you an average Joe in audio or music.
I have an excellent system for my purposes, and I emphasize my recorded music collection rather than my playback equipment.
"A fool and his money are soon parted." --- Thomas Tusser
"Looking at your background, I would hardly consider you an average Joe in audio or music."
Me, no I guess I am not. Designed and built, and cobbled together some systems that really did sound good. And yes I can get flat response out of the speakers if I want it.
Where I actually made some money was in projection TVs, mainly three tube jobs. It is a somewhat complex field dealing with convergence, dynamic focus and all that, but toward the end of their heyday they did produce good pictures.
Nowadays, if I don't find bad caps right away the thing is scrap. I charge twenty bucks to see if it MIGHT be worth fixing. Sorry but I didn't design it, I didn't build it, I didn't sell it and I certainly didn't buy it. So this is the best way. Some places charge alot more than twenty bucks.
But yes, I am not a casual observer of the field, to say the least.
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