I'm here for the sharing, not the snobery

Just a quick note.  Things around here on Audiogon have been interesting over the past couple of weeks as I've watched a number of trolls shift the tenor of the discussions.

I wanted to say that I fully support information sharing, doing things ourselves, experimentation and ways to broaden who is among us.

The idea that you are or are not an audiophile based on what you have spent, or what exclusive line of products you have purchased is not one I want to support.  We should find ways to share, not exclude our passion and grow our dwindling numbers.

Building kits and systems with the younger generation is a fantastic way of getting them into STEM as well as into audio, not to mention builds light years worth of knowledge in very little time.  As I've said before, our hobby was built by experimenters, tinkerers and lovers of music much more so than by lovers of spending.

I'll support inclusive, fact based discussions and those who are intellectually curious every time I can.

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"I'll support inclusive, fact based discussions and those who are intellectually curious every time I can".

OK. I'm a creative person-- I have a studio art degree, have played guitar for many decades. I enjoy creative writing, photograpy and cooking.
I trust my own aesthetic judgement in these endeavors and that trust extends to choosing audio gear as well.

Your comments make me wonder about those of us who build systems utilizing our ears, rather than facts/measurements.

Is there a place for us, here, as well ?


Thanks-- I appreciate your response !

I agree that making claims/assertions without backing them up helps no-one. And it's not that I don't employ reasoning when it comes to audio-- it's just that, in the end, I make final decions based on what pleases my ears. 


"The problem Stuart is that hearing is so subjective that it is difficult for anyone to relate to what someone hears especially when they do not really know what they are listening to".

Yessir-- of course!  I didn't mean to imply I disagreed with this. It was the OP's use of the phrase "fact based discussions" that triggered my first post in this thread. I interpreted this as an expression of the same mind-set that insists cables cannot sound different, based on "facts". However, it would appear that I jumped the gun. I apologize to all concerned, especially erik_squires for mischaracterizing his post. There was no ill will intended!