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.
Thats great I just popped my cookies.
What makes you think that Erik answers questions not relevant to the post?

I too support rational discussion.
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 ?


In the end the personal experience is what makes our building and buying choices worthwhile.  I have no conflict with this approach at all.

What I have conflict with is attribution without backing or poorly informed.  Build and buy what you like, but explanations deserve scrutiny.

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. 

To thine own ears be true!