The Best Compliment You've Gotten On Your Rig?


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My brother-in-law entered my home as jazz was playing on my system. After about three songs, the announcer came on and started to speak..and my brother-in-law looked at me with amazement.."that was the radio??!!

He could not believe he was listening to a radio station. It was my killer Sansui TU-X1 tuner doing its thing. Best compliment I could ever receive. My bro-in-law is not an audiophile.
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Mine would be what is name of that cd you are playing;when I was spinning Frank Sinatra Live at the Sands on my turntable;this comment lead to a conversation on how well a turntable can sound and sources of where to buy albums.
This is the best complement I have got.

One weekend my older daughter had her friend ( both about 19 or so at the time) staying at our place overnight. On Saturday early morning as usual I had 'classical music' listening session and a solo piano was playing (it was Moravec plays Chopin on Connoiseur Society label on Vinyl) downstairs. My daughter's bedroom is upstairs away from my family room where my main system is.

Later at the breakfast, the friend said: "who was playing the piano, your Dad?". Just Imagine my reaction! Needless to say the record is one of my key reference now.
Almost nobody compliments me on my rig because nobody cares (except a couple of fellow musicians), and when I demonstrate its wonderfulness to, for example, dinner guests , they sort of pretend to care but in that context they're likely being polite, and if I didn't point out how fabulous it sounds they very likely wouldn't notice. I don't mind at all as the system is designed to my tastes and obsessions, but I have to wonder how many audiophiles are out there in the general masses? Too few it seems.
My situation is like Wolf Garcia's. Nobody cares. My son often asks if he can play music and of course the answer is always yes, because he has great taste in music for a 19 year old, but he's never mentioned how good it sounds. That might be because he has Sennheiser HD600's and a Darkvoice tubed headphone amplifier in his bedroom. It probably sounds better than my rig.