I like the feel of my girlfriend's knobs. Sex with equipment, huh? huh.
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So I guess we have already descended into adolescent silliness. To give you a hint, I rarely listen to the radio or cassettes, but I lust for my Yamaha T-2 and Nakamichi Dragon. These components perform very well, but there is also something special about their fit and finish, look and feel. I preferred the midrange of my Apogee Stage speakers, but the Martin Logan SL-3 is much sexier while still being a fine speaker musically. In the end, I think, "sexier" and more interesting to own. Get it? Is anyone else interested in this concept or shall we just make more cheesey sex jokes?
what concept, clowndon? i think cheesey jokes are a lot more interesting than your posts. what is it that makes the dragon sexy, eh? are the martin logans well endowed, or is there something else about 'em that makes them more libidinous than those ugly ol' apogeeze? did you sleep with your yamaha or merely "lust after it"? BTW, is that yamahaha an audio bit or a motorcycle? gosh, clowndon, i guess i maybe don't "get it." maybe you can 'splain (before you 'cuse me, yet again). sholom.
I would submit the Quad 303, 33 and Fm3 as being "cute and sexy," I was younger when I owned them and kept them far too long even after they had been sonically surpassed by better gear in my possession. To be honest I kept them almost 20 years (purchased then used) long after they were in use due to the capacitors and resisters going South, as objects of art, though stored in various closets over the years. I recently traded them for a painting with some guy that I met at the local flea market, and the new owner was going to attempt to rebuild them on his own (not cost effective if done at a shop). I may still eventually add a "working" Fm3 to my system as the station signals are pretty strong where I live, which is what the Fm3 needs to operate well. The Fm4 is a better tuner but is lacking on the cuteness scale.
Cwlondon; I'll play. I just purchased a 2nd McCormack DNA2DX amplifier to have them converted to mono-blocs. I talked to Steve McCormack (before 2nd purchase), and he told me that when the two channels of this amp are bridged it will "put out" an incredible 1200 wpc into 8 Ohms. I find the idea of this very sexy, eg it makes every hair on my body stand straight out-- when done, I'm going to be scared to "turn the things on". One other thing-- also highly sexual-- is that no one else in the entire bleepin' world has these amps as monos, although one other guy has inquired about "the change";>). Cheers. Craig.
OK OK OK. I was just trying to get your attention and show some sense of humour. And cornfedboy, I think you do actually get it. But on reflection your point about the Dragon was right -- it is a little plasticky. The 700 ZXL was quite sexy, however. If I remember correctly from the who are you posts, you have been around this business for quite some time so you would know that the Yamaha is a tuner. Their motorcycles, for example the R-1, is an exteremely high performance piece of gear but considerably less "sexy" than a Ducati or the new MV Augusta which may help you "get" my question. Mr Ohlala, my sexual frustration is limited to my boredom with uninteresting hi fi designs, hence my original post.