Do you consider yourself an audiophile?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Doctor Carrot, Apr 5, 2010.


Are you an audiophile?

  1. Yes

    21 vote(s)
  2. No

    70 vote(s)
  3. Audiophiles are deluded bullshitters

    98 vote(s)
  1. Poi E

    Poi E shameless

    No, but used a few for playing music and movies. AV amps, minidsp, anti mode dual core etc.
  2. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    Always good to change the speaker cables with every record.
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  3. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    no, sounds too much like paedophile anyways, the scope for mishearing is large.
  4. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

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  5. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I don't use twin and earth, but I am using lengths of two core flex, foraged from an old drill. :D
    I don't know whether to laugh, cry or get angry at these idiots.
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  6. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I'm not sure the similarity is unintentional. :hmm:
  7. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

  8. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

    Not as expensive as their £49k active 6-way speakers... :thumbs:
  9. danski

    danski Comfortable chair.

    Does that lid come off to reveal angels playing the instruments inside? It should for the price.
  10. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    No - and at the original selling price you might have every right to expect such a thing. I'm not sure that it is still in production as Linn decided to adopt and support streamimg rather than CD.

    I did hear it play - and it was certainly an experience to do so. Was it worth the price tag - that is another question!
  11. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  12. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    "ateliers" - really? lol

    Have to be honest though I'd like to give them a listen. See if they even half way live up to the blurb.
  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Wish we had actual audiophiles on here so they could get twitchy about this...


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  14. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    I hope that was oxygen-free solder! :O

    Also...awwww, it looks like they're hugging.
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  15. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I'm sure there will be some but they won't come out for fear of ridicule.
    They only post their shite on audiophool forums, where 'like-minded people' big them up for spending 500 quid on a set of cables.
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  16. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with that. Couldn't even hurt anyone. :thumbs:
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  17. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    I bet it gives a very 'airy' and 'spacious' sound ;)
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  18. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    In terms of acoustic drums it's often more to do with the tuning rather than how expensive they are. Although inevitably the quality usually goes up with the price. A 500 quid set of drums can easily sound as good as a 5000 quid set.

    Now cymbals are slightly different, but you can still get some cheapies that sound great. But then people like the percieved 'betterness' of more expensive gear, as well as the fact they are nicer to look at.

    Then again, didn't Kurt Cobain use shitty old squier guitars and not the expensive fender American equivalents? Fair enough, he wasn't playing jazz, but it sounded good to my ears. And here's the rub, if it sounds good to you, it sounds good.

    Christ, loads of people on here like dance music, but most of it's like pulling teeth to me, though it's not to say it sounds shit if you know about it. Although it does mainly sound shit. :thumbs:
  19. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Fender guitars are overpriced and overrated.
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  20. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    I'm sure that's true in many cases, just as Gibson SG's generally sound scratchy and shit. Unless in certain circumstances.

    I do often think that even a cheap guitar set up properly can sound better than an expensive one in the right hands. Hell, the quality of most cheap instruments these days is amazing even compared with even a decade ago. I suspect that an encore strat for 75 quid would probably blow Jimi Hendrix's mind in terms of sound and quality compared to a late 60s equivalent of the real thing.
  21. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I know people who have bought genuine Fenders that needed more neck and fret work than the Chinese rip-offs that cost 1/10th the price.
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  22. Chemical needs

    Chemical needs stirring

    Have we had this one yet? Black Body Ambient Field Conditioner - which apparently works by being black and therefore reflecting electromagnetic radiation with a very flat spectrum, which somehow then makes sound better, or something.
  23. Poi E

    Poi E shameless

    I love it. They even say it addresses an inconspicuous problem. So nothing to worry about, right?:rolleyes:
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  24. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    The page states:


    The new product is even more black!
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
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  25. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    I wish I didn't have a conscience, or any sense of ethics. I am sure I could come up with even better bullshit than this.
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  26. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    Also, and i haven't looked at the page, but i notice it's carbon, presumably activated carbon like they use in water and air filters to remove nasty toxins and smells (nb genuinely works) and make up for things to remove toxins from your body (nb probably not and bet there is a world of charlatans selling woo medicine with activated carbon, though it's also possibly it has genuine medical applications).

    So clearly if you pass your music through activated carbon, it will remove all the nasty, toxic frequencies that your cd or vinyl record has picked up from the ambient noises they are constantly exposed to, thus giving you a cleaner, purer sound than you could otherwise achieve with even the most meticulous cleaning and storage solutions for your chosen medium.
    £1,000 per gram, grind up with mortar and pestle (we sell a special audio set of these, you don't want to use a standard kitchen set do you?) and rub onto your cables, approx 1gr per cm.
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  27. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    The picture I posted is of my own making, and in no way affiliated to the linked page. It's a pile of coal :D
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2017
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  28. grosun

    grosun wicket tunes

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  29. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  30. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    I honestly don't understand much of that. But whatever bollocks it is, it's lucrative bollocks. Dunno whether these guys are just making it up but it seems at least one of them is selling cables...

    Do you find cables make no difference at all, or that there is a cost above which there are no more returns?
    I had a cheap guitar cable that sounded bad. A very slightly more expensive one sounded much nicer. Though the cheap one was *really* cheap.

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