Oh, you installed hospital-grade outlets. That's nice.

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    can you say "overkill"?
     
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    Just a little. lol, I am empathetic, we all love gear. At least grandpa had room treatment and a sense of scale. The other guy is a candidate for Hoarders. Huge system in such a small space, and it's an apartment!
     
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    I had to leave a hi-fi shop once because I couldn't stop laughing when the salesperson told me why their cables had arrows on them.
     
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    . . . I don't feel so weird now
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    Im pretty sure a SACD player would do more to eliminate noise in Rock Grandpa's setup than his own electrical source lol.
     
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    BTW I'm ultra sympathetic to this sort of obsession.
     
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    Dude at 1:30 better hope to god his girlfriend doesn't see the video lol
     
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    I'm sure his "girlfriend" will never see it.
     
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    as i recall
    using hosptial grade outlets is not exactly a new thing in critical applications
    they were like 10 bucks a piece when regular flame thrower apartment outlets were a dollar
    you should see the fireworks when i plug into my current abode's wall outlets
     
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    This film is fantastic. Must watch!

     
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    ^^^Note how many of those guys are 50+ years old. Their ears can perceive those minute differences in the sound that cable A and B produce?

    Not to mention that their listening rooms seem pretty bad acoustically! I guess a new power conditioner will make up for that ...
     
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    So much of the hifi world is voodoo and BS and I do love that the one guy was using the Zero Stat Gun incorrectly. And totally agree on the room. Makes a huge difference! My speakers are fairly small with only 6.8" woofers, but they are in a small room, so there is plenty of bass, too much in some cases. I dream of having a room I can properly set-up with treatments and isolation. But we're in SF, with not a lot of free space for a dedicated listening room.

    That being said, this is a guitar forum where some folks spend huge amounts on gear that other think is insane. If these guys find joy in it then I say let them have their directional cables and assorted nonsense, especially when you hear them talk about how much music moves them.
     
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    If I had the money, I'd rather shell out for an expensive hifi system and buy a less expensive car. I've heard some great systems (40,000 dollar range), and it is a breathtaking experience. But you need the space and room for it.

    That said, a well thought-out quality mid-fi system can take you a long way. The law of diminishing returns come into play pretty quick.
     
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    The first guy is cool - I get where he's coming from - we have isolated power
    in our studio. There is a significant difference in the sound of everything.

    The second guy is mentally ill. - even so I would love to have these guys
    systems. I bet they sound amazing.
     
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    Totally agree on the mid-fi and would prefer a $40k stereo over a $40K car any day of the week (but I 'm not a car guy at all). Love my amp and just got spendy on a new cartridge (Clear Audio Maestro) and a new Phono pre (Manley Chinook). At this point I think I'm right at the point where spending more money on the components wouldn't yield any performance improvements, save for speakers. I will do an upgrade at some point as I really want a 3 way speaker, but will be listening to a wide variety of speakers first. But, I love my system as it stands, it sounds amazing to me. Listening to records is pure joy.
     
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