Description of a setup, maybe you’ve seen something like it. Not a joke per se, but still humorous. This has actually been hanging around the web for a while.
Turntable - A vintage VIP Boyscout circa 1966 recently upgraded with a custom plinth hand made of Nubian Dragon wood illegally harvested from Djibouti at great personal risk but used for it’s exceptionally nubian tonal response.
Did anyone see Michael Fremer's recent video showing the great new BS6000 that some wag was showing at the Marketplace? Rather funny. Check it at 10mins 30sec here...
(Gets to the sound under the grooves of your vinyl and reaches between the layers on your CD). Usually $6000 but had a "show-special" price of $8450. Splendid.
jaybe, "Best of Show" award. ;) Hits closest to some of the hyperbole surrounding various objects offered for our attention. It has gotten to the point that what used to be taken with a grain of salt has grown to the size of a salt lick...
"Whatya mean, you can't hear the difference?!"
Well, let's see... Since my spouse claims that either I can't hear some things at times, balanced out by claims that I'm hearing things, I've come to the conclusion that my grip on reality (whatever It is) has loosened a tad. There are days that I'm quite happy with that observation, given current thought that we're existing in a holographic universe or next to a parallel one that's running backwards. But then I'm confronted by the claims that all that we read is 'fake', which on occasion is what I'd prefer anyway.
Now...I suspect that my experience isn't unique...or I'd prefer to delude self with that conception, if only for personal amusement and id/ego management protocols. Which leads me to some interesting conclusions about 'life' in the abstract, and high end audio in the specific...
Which, if y'all have not passed out or passed on this little novella, ought to have lit the comprehension lightbulb as to my slant on the humour previously presented:
You bought it. You like it.
I will be diplomatic about it if I can't hear it.
If pressed, I will be truthful, IMHO about what that might be.
Try not to take it as an attack.
Please return the favor.
Anyway....back to today's cartoon....;)
The funniest audiophile humor, IMHO, was the old cartoon series in Stereo Review. By Rodriguez, IIRC? And I have one cartoon of a rather angry wife yelling at her husband, who is planted in his sweet-spot chair: "$5,000 for a pair of cables, because you can 'hear the difference,' and you can't even hear me calling you from the kitchen!"
He said a lot more than that(to which I wasn't even referring), over the years. To me, his classic was, "I never listen to live music, but- I have a pretty good idea what it sounds like." Even somewhat needing the rag, to keep informed as to what was available to some, "economy" customers, I could never bring myself to buy another issue after that one. OOPS! I did buy one more issue, when the Panor Dynaco Stereo 70 II was debuted, in the 80’s. Getting my laughs from the daily newspaper’s cartoons, was much less expensive, not to mention- didn’t make me cringe.
abnerjack, yeah, I've stood accused of delusional activities. Nothing to the level of the vid of the couple smoking bath salts and his jumping out the window, which may have been triggered by listening to 'death metal'...
Equipment unknown in that case, but that response may have been bad cables or a compromised DAC. His female companion seems to be either utterly blissed out or hopefully tone deaf....
I suspect most audiojunkies have succumbed to this ancient enigma, to which there is no cure....
The radar man with a micro-mind If you should see upon the street A man equipped with dipole feet With a family of curves trailing behind He's a radar man with a micro-mind His eyes take on a neon gleam His ears extend to a Yagi beam His mouth becames another pulse gate His heart pumps blood at a video rate With micro-seconds and micro-waves And micro-volts he fills his days And thereby in the curse of time He developed a micro-mind This Radar man with the passing years Attained infinite impedance between his ears And finally succumbed to an heavy jolt When he got what he thought was a micro-volt The Doc looked up from his micro-scope Turned to his collegues and softly spoke No trace of a brain can I find He's a Radar man with a micro mind
It's that 'infinite impedance' part that afflicts me...nothing looks 'normal' anymore...;)
I was having trouble getting the best imaging from my speakers. One day they were surveying the property next to me so I asked the guys if they could help me align my speakers to my listening position. They brought their gear into my listening room and set every up to align my speakers. $100. Best money I ever spent. Imaging, bass response all improved dramatically.
Good business opportunity.