Audiophile Staff


Years ago I read an article about Malcolm Forbes where he talked about his extensive motorcycle collection and how he had two full time staff people to perform maintenance and upkeep on the bikes. In addition to salary the staff people could ride any of his bikes and frequently accompanied him on motorcycle tours. Not a bad gig if you're into motorcycles.

I'm wondering if anybody on Audiogon has a dedicated audiophile equivalent of Forbes' assistants, someone to perform the tedious tasks required by this hobby? Cleaning sockets, biasing tubes, tightening driver bolts, schlepping around large amps, supervising the delivery of half ton loudspeakers, keeping track of available mods and updates, etc.

Personally, I have a dog that wags its tail when I go towards the equipment rack, but I'm just wondering about other people's lifestyles. Happy Holidays!
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I read about a Japanese audiophile whose name I can't remember in Stereophile many years ago. He kept his audio collection in a dedicated 5 story building with many different systems on the various floors, and much of one floor devoted to LP storage.

He had people to maintain the systems and the media...Most over the top thing I have ever seen!
I may be getting my Asian audiophiles confused, but I think the audiophile you refer to was Vietnamese. Yes, over the top, but the cool thing was that he allowed anyone in his town to come over for listening parties.
Ghostrider45, I remember those pics well!
It truly was a blending of ALL things audio from the Golden Age forward. It was indeed a five story temperature controlled building!

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