Discussion in 'Home Audio (Stereo Systems)' started by twinrider1, Jul 24, 2017.
One step beyond.
can you say "overkill"?
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!
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.
. . . I don't feel so weird now
Im pretty sure a SACD player would do more to eliminate noise in Rock Grandpa's setup than his own electrical source lol.
BTW I'm ultra sympathetic to this sort of obsession.
Dude at 1:30 better hope to god his girlfriend doesn't see the video lol
I'm sure his "girlfriend" will never see it.
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
This film is fantastic. Must watch!
^^^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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Once you have the outlets you have to have these babies . . .
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.
You should check out the Shun Mook Mpingo discs ...
Oh, have you seen this ********?
Just did, evidently they're selling like hotcakes lol.