mike lavigne making comments about dumpser fires
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Whether I was serious with my now deleted message dissing sarcasm? You bet; I find your OP to stand on its own and read it sans sarcasm. Indeed it’ all the more effective this way clearly expressing your POW while asking others about their stance.
>>>>>Is there going to be an exchange of POWs? 😳
" OP: "I came back to see just how much this thread has degraded" .... It began at the bottom of the barrel! "
Well actually if you go back and read you will see there are quotation marks around that phrase. Nonoise is the author of that cogent phrase. I, as the OP, think it is all top drawer and could not ask for better theater of the absurd. Thanks for your contribution.
Did I see a TROLL... What is a troll, is it anything like a Booger eatin’ spaz? It takes a troll to know a troll. DON’T CALL NAMES.....
Don’t be rude.... Manners pay that don’t cost....
Regards..Maybe.... Kinda....sorta... No, I take it back, no regards, your rude...
Anyways, it's time to feed the chickens...
If I have a brain and use it but can't perform brain surgery, am I still worthy of utilizing it in an obviously satirical and derisive manner to articulate to the OP just how snobbish, inane, pretentious, nonsensical and pathetic his thread premise actually is? Really, am I allowed? If not, who do I need to request permission from? I need to know.
As the OP in question you have my blessing to satire at my expense. I look forward to it and regard satire as an art form that can be immensely entertaining.
Whether you are worthy depends on if you can do so with taste and wit and you may begin at any time.
Can I suggest a topic since you seem to be lacking one? How about "Can Sarcastic People Be Audiophiles"?
I think that sarcasm tough is a bit too much of a more subtle gesture called "irony"....Like too much "salt" in the soup.... We must practice irony and spare the sarcasm....
I dont mean it to be a critic of your thread at all.... I enjoy reading trough the psyche of each poster....
It is just my grain of "salt"....
" To me it’s sad if your only intention for posting what you did was for the value of the reactions. Must still be stuck at home with nothing to do, no new tv programming and running out of constructive activities "
Initially it was as mentioned earlier in the thread a sarcastic response to a thread seriously offered for consideration on Audiogon. It was asking if a true audiophile had to have a turn table and reel to reel. And no, no more bored or running out of constructive things to do than those who reply here.
Yesterday morning, I went to the Indiana Audiophile Society’s Indianapolis office to apply to become an official member. To earn official membership and the coveted Official Indiana Audiophile Member credentials that are bestowed, the process requires each applicant to take their very demanding Audiophile Entrance Exam. Membership is only granted to those paying the $5,000 entrance fee and answering the Official Entrance Exam’s 100 true-false questions with complete and total accuracy, a single incorrect answer results in permanent membership disqualification and forfeiture of the entrance fee.
If the entrance fee is paid and all 100 entrance exam questions are answered 100% correctly, Official Indiana Audiophile membership status and credentials are bestowed upon the applicant.
About an hour later, as I handed my completed exam back to the office clerk, she must have noticed my concerned manner because she stated: "Relax Mr. noble100, I probably shouldn’t be telling you this but the whole exam is actually based on whether question #2 is answered correctly or not, all the other questions are superfluous, not even checked and just there for appearances."
I quickly looked down and reread question #2 on the exam, along with my answer, before handing it over to the clerk. Question #2 asked:
"True or false, People who can't solder, build or test their speakers are not considered to be audiophiles?"
There it is my friends, Irony in Action!
Is this a true story or a made up story?
Consider this a fable with a moral to the story.
What word best describes my feelings about my performance on the exam?
How did I answer question #2?
Those who paid close attention understand this point is moot.
I don’t wish to stifle further debate and discussion, however, so please carry on.
One of the symptoms of covid 19 is on display.
>>>>One can’t help wondering if some symptoms of Covid-19 are loss of the sense of taste and the sense of smell is loss of hearing acuity another symptom. You know, you can‘t tell the difference between tape and digital any more. 😳
All these posts getting deleted, one a my recent ones as well with one of these reasons given for the deletion:
I'm guessing no. 2 and 4 read from above. My post contained the word 'crap' written once - I wonder if that qualifies as proper grounds for deletion? Other than that I provided my perspective in a sought considered manner, making me think:
I doubt the @admins are all over this place constantly doing their ninja thing all on their own turning "unfortunate" posts into digital smoke; there's this option called 'Report this' that when used affects their decision making, and something tells me this option is used in a liberal fashion by some posters simply because they find certain posts by others to rub them the wrong way or otherwise make them feel offended, as if being in honest disagreement sanctions censorship against the other part. Isn't there enough vileness, bashing and empty calories going on already that evades the admins?
Let the hypocrisy continue..
Exactly, limomangus. The only reason I know how to solder is because I had to be proficient to pass a H S electronics course. I'm not really proud of this skill, haven't used it since that class and, hopefully, I won't have a need to the rest of this life.
I respect the gear designers, admire the quality, precision and the looks of the a/v gear but I love to use it for music and HT more than anything else. I'm certain there are no prerequisites or qualifications for being an a/v enthusiast, videophile or audiophile beyond those mentioned and I don't believe there should be. My goals are relaxation and enjoyment, not pretentions, restrictions, snobbery and exclusivity.
It seems to me that mahlman would benefit from some chillaxing.
I have wound inductors, soldered crossovers, upgraded components in amplifiers, built many many cables, and speakers.... However, before any of that, and before my Instrumentation and electronics degree, I was already an audiophile.
I consider myself an audiophile because I like to listen to music on a better than basic resolving audio system.
@geoffkait so how'd it sound after the silver wire?
I say the OP isn’t a real audiophile because He doesn’t record his own music tracks. How can you judge fidelity of playback when you have no idea what the original event sounded like?
And if someone is into LP’s but don’t cut their own vinyl, what kind of enthusiast is that?
No lathe? Then no love... is my saying.
" can't believe how long this has gone on. I think this thread proves that one of the main requirements to be an audiophile is the ability to obsess over what obviously doesn't matter. I'm gonna go buy an Audioquest dragon hc power cable to demonstrate my chops. "
It is pretty amazing. I was thinking of taking a picture of my 12g zip cord speaker wires haphazardly laying on the floor and posting it here so we could all hear the gasps of dismay, outrage and pious incredulity.
What along opinion. My response, Really? Well I guess everyone has a right to tell it like they see it. That being said, being technical about the innards of electronics in audio has absolutely nothing to do with enjoying the music. I have an innuos mini mk II I am trying to get working on my system. It is recognized by my LAN but.....Orange sweeze is not connecting. While checking out the sound of innuos at the dealer using two huge mono block parasound amps, some exotic DAC running on two $20,000 large speaker towers. Did I need to take the lid off of each to appreciate the sound? No! Did I need to remove speaker components? No! The enjoyment and collection of music is an audiophile. And my 45 year old Crown amps out spec it all for THD, IM distortion, S/N ratio Just specs. Thats all.
You do not need to be an audiophile to love and enjoy the hobby, and you do not have to be rich to have a great sounding system. In my case streaming will allow my poor mans budget the luxury of picking, organising 100s of tracks at $20 / month. I do not need an audiophile collection of LPs, CDs or tens of thousands in electronics to enjoy it. I do not need to inspect the soldier joints either.