lmbo...man, people sure do like categorizing today. I refuse to change with the times. My idea of an audiophile is old school, not money, that’s for those that have trophy wives. We all know how that one goes, show it off enough someone else ends up getting some of it...*chuckles
A true audiophile is prepared to change his mind at the drop of his latest audio magazine.
A true audiophile sees non-audiophiles (inc family) the same way as they see accessories, but not necessarily the most important ones.
A true audiophile is 10% believer and a 90% paranoiac.
A true audiophile's playable music collection shrinks with time.
A true audiophile knows the importance of maintenance. Every plug, fuse, CD, record must be cleaned scrupulously. Cables must be checked and double checked for directionality, tracking weight adjusted for correctness, bias too.
True audiophiles love the immersive properties of vinyl. That's before they play a single record.
And how do I know? I've been there. I was a true audiophile, of course. But unfortunately time wore me down.
lmbo...how about we just all agree it’s the love of music and doing our best to enhance what we’re listening to. It might be something as simple as tweaking speaker placement to winning the lottery and replacing it all.
Heck, maybe I get a couple of pool girls to go with that...*grinz
Oh my god! I just continued to laugh aloud alone (my laugh was an average of around between 80 - 90 dB, because I measured it) after reading through those posts! I actually had to use the cue up on my turntable as not to ruin my listening session while reading and laughing. I also cleaned my stylus as long as it was up.
I ordered a pair of Tekton Pendragons 2 days ago, and spoke to Eric Alexander at great length, which was the highlight of my week so far.
I cleaned all the contact points of my interconnects and speaker cables the minute after ordering my new speakers. I will probably do it once again when arrive on the 17th of this month via FedEx. I have been counting the hours (not days) until they’ll be here. 176 lbs for the pair. I love it!
It seems I am NOT an audiophile. I have been purchasing vinyl for 55 years this year. My cartridge, phono stage, amp and speakers are worth twice as much as our cars ( I have 2 vehicles). My records are probably worth twice that. But that is irrelevant as they are not for sale. But as to the list/definition, no just love my music, thats all.
Funny stuff here, and scary as its most probably true - then I think to myself, AM I THAT FAR GONE!! But reviews are our lifeblood, we love to read them over (thank you TAS et al). We complain at the crazy prices but wish that we could afford it.
An Audiophile is a productive way of being an escapist and personal isolationist. And you know you’re an audiophile when an ‘audio buddy’ becomes the US rep/distributor for a hot brand. Or when manufacturers email you to ask if they will be seeing you at the show. Or if you email the same friend multiple long paragraphs, multiple times a week explaining every move you make within your system...and they reciprocate.
Probably I spend more on the stereo and library than on beer. that's a sign me. Just need as full set of 10k interconects, if any of ya'll could help a monetarily challenged casual listener to make it there I'd forever be indebted to you. Used is fine.
My own personal yardstick is simply how many different versions of Kind of Blue does he own. Another yardstick is does he listen to only the intro to Thus Spake Zarathustra or does he listen to the entire thing.