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12-10-2011 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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I do not even know where to start.
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I few days ago an audio guy visited me. I under normal circumstances do not allow regular audio people of "this type"  in my listening room, but this was the situation that I needed to do it. I said the “audio people of this type”, what did I mean? Well, I meant 95% audio people - the audiophiles that I consider to be absolute waste from audio perspective and I do my very best to disassociate myself from them. They might be perfectly fine people in any other aspects but in audio they worth of my interest no more then used liter box of my Koshka. The last “audiophile” of this type was in my listening room in 2001 and I am very grateful that I do not see them, trash them at my site and do my best to disassociate myself from them.

So, I had no former knowledge about the visitor's neither listening preferences or view on audio. He informed me that he looked at my site and he has “identical views”. I recognized instantly that it was BS and that he has absolutely no idea about what I do at my site. Still, a man has to have a channce a I put him in my listening chair. I asked:

-What music do you listen?
-Everything from Classical to Metal (he said what kind metal but I do not know and remember what it was)

Well, he was an audio vendor and I was trying to solicit from him some criticism of my Sound from the perspective of his specialty, so I play to him Bach's first clavier concerto that from my perspective well demonstrates the playback intentions and capacity. His body language was horrible, the worse that I even seen. He was bored like hell and it was very unpleasant to play anything to him. We spoke business and then, being a hospitable person, I desisted to play to him something that he might enjoy. I took some blues and jazz recordings and played to him. He was happy and he asked me if I have “somebody” play drums at some kind of show live. I said that I have no idea who it was. He was extremely surprise and insisted that all audiophiles know that recording and how can I clams any advancement in audio if I do not even know who that “somebody” was.  Well, I did not even knew where to start explaining anything to my visitors. My definition of audio is so far beyond where his audio mind operates that it is like we leave at different planets.

This guy still might have a good product but I very doubt that he has capacity (audio-wise) to understand the definition of own product. Those people do not understend Sound as cultural expressive consciousness.  I meant to ask him about the fine specifics of musical interpretation of his products but I realized that it will be like misunderstood and the answers I am looking just simply do not exist at the level of “somebody playing drums somewhere”.
 
The point of this post is to play attention that the people like him and I both use amplifiers, loudspeakers and cables and it looks like we are in the same business. However, there are truly a million light years between us in audio. The most ironic part is that he was so surprised by the fact that I do not have the recording of  “somebody playing drums somewhere”, and so insisted that anyone has this recording that to me, it was a unmistaken evidence that any single audio-person he dealt with before was absolute audio-Moron. I do not even know where to start to explain the difference.

Rgs,
Romy


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
12-11-2011 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
ArmAlex
Iran
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Joined on 02-15-2009

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This type Audiophiles
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A couple of years ago a dealer invited me to of his customers home to test his new TT. They played standard "audiophile recordings"
but most intresting was Pink Floyd's Money track where coins are falling. They listened to it several times to check how reaveling the system is.
Anyhow how was his opinion about your sound?
Best regards,
Armen

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Stitch


Behind The Sun
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One place for all of them
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There is a Restaurant at the border of the Universe.

Well, it is not really a Restaurant, it is awful, stinky and oily hut where you can get only one meal whatever they call lunch with dark, glibber Peppermint Sauce. Always the same. Day for Day. And the only drink you can get is warm Cherry Coke.

In this Restaurant all High Enders will be prisoned who served pain to other Audiophiles via forums, via Magazines or by personal appointment.

You will find people who rated the output of their amplifiers in Horsepower, who made a fortune with Cable-, Spray-or Platform-voodoo, those who sold their bullshit equipment for thousands to audiophile idiots formed from audiophile magazines.
You will also find there the one or other Reviewer.

In this Restaurant there is running music from Chris de Burgh all day long, via permanent clipping Pre-/Amplifier combination from Harman Kardon linked to 6-way Speakers with defect Midrange chassis.

That I dreamed when I returned home from a audiophile meeting.

I have no idea how much truth is in that dream.

But there is hope.


Kind Regards
Stitch
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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....“somebody playing drums somewhere”
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Last night an audio guy visited me and he brought to me the CD with this “somebody playing drums somewhere”. He read my site before he went o my placed and he brought to me this recording as demonstration of what it was. I did listen for the first perhaps 20-30 seconds of it, it was very boring and my visitor told me that this truck is used by audio people to sell to each other mini-monitors. He said that it was some kind Sterepophile recommended or reference recording or something like this.  Well, they are lucky that I am not a Sterepophile editor as if I were then the geniuses who proposed this crap as “reference recording” would be immediately fired, even though I personally would much prefer beheading. 
 
The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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