Hi Fi thread started,
Oh, the threadjack conversation wasn't good enough for you? Snob!
I love listening to music on my HI Fi. Vinyl & Cd's, I don't really have a preference which of those two formats anymore.
Same here on the preference. It's all better than tape.
I hate MP3s as they are an insult to music.
Amen! Don't forget the screechy monoaural speaker iPhones the twits listen to to them on. The music the kids listen to in mp3 is an insult to music too.
I love talking about Hi FI sound & equipment & how people tune them for their own sound, or in other words how they stopped their system being just a bunch of expensive equipment.
I had to sell my hi-fi 25 years ago because I bought way too big for my apartment and my britches. Sold back to the place I got it from at a big loss and replaced with a smaller, more sensible and appropriate array of equipment. It was the best solution to get what I really needed.
I listen to the f****n' music.
In the end, it's all that matters.
I detest people who spend shit loads of cash & have a system that sounds shit. Just can't figure out why anyone would, but I've met loads who have done this. Talk the talk etc but know F**k all about the quality of sound. Beats me.
I did that. I was young, over-eager, lacked the wisdom, etc. Learned that not everything awesome on its own plays nicely with others. And bigger is only better in certain things.
Now, after a bad storm killed off my mid-fi 4 years ago, and married since I bought it, "we" are now a lo-fi couple.
The exception being a spare 10' x 12' bedroom that I use some 1991 bookshelf size B&W 805 Matrix's bi-wired to a Mesa Boogie 2:90 tube amp designed for a stereo guitar amp rack. Used to have 8 x 6L6GC tubes, now runs KT66s by Tungsol. But it provides a smooth, vintage tone to what is going into it and seems to add "life" to my digital library. I thought it was a pretty good repurposing of a piece of rack gear I no longer want to use for guitar. A very cheap turntable with USB so I can record my vinyl to digital if I get off my ass about it. An old, modded ambient laser and high mass platter Pioneer PD-75 Elite for the CD and an even older Sony ES receiver that I strictly use as a preamp only and component switcher. It works. But not elegant by any means.
I have much better taste than that, just not the disposable income anymore. Fingers crossed on winning the lotto hasn't worked yet.