- 101 posts total
- 101 posts total
1977 a buddy and I learned there was a world of audio beyond the malls and Crazy TV Lenny. Walked into a shop in the burbs of Milwaukee as they were unpacking a butt ugly pair of speakers from a little company in California. Cold out of the box not on their stands the Vandersteen 2’s lit my hair on fire. They are still there selling Vandersteens
First opener for me was hearing a properly setup system of Linn LP-12/Mark Levinson/Magnepan at Audio Concepts in Houston in the early 80s. I was in my 20s, had component systems since age 15, and still remember thinking how amazing it sounded.
No one believes that it makes that much of a difference as they are all experts in what they know......except...this thing,this acoustics thing.. they forget......that they do not know it..
then.. proper acoustic treatment. Correct acoustic treatment. That’s the hard part to get right. To have the right lore the right knowledge and the ability to do it right. That’s a tall order, and a long way away from most folks.
So they live with their ears and brain adapting to a far more inferior sound quality. And telling themselves...it is all just fine.
Ha! Interesting thread.....for me vacuum tubes.
I added an (Audiogon purchased) C-J PV10B (preamp) on top of my existing Marantz 2285 and Wowza! Unbelievable! Made my JBL L65 speakers (of the time) sound fantastik!
From that point forward I became a Tube Convert; now owning a C-J Premier 17LS (pre) and a C-J LP66S (amp). Both all tube.
After optimization of my system with fine components, speakers, cables, room treatments, etc, I have recently been adding various products from Perfectpath Technologies.
I am beyond astounded by the transformation in the listening experience. For the first time ever, I can honestly say that I don’t have anymore “upgrade fever”. My system sounds so much like “reality” that it’s mind blowing to me.
"something always seems to take place that changes our philosophies or understandings and maybe even our approach to arranging a fine audio system."Realizing one day that I have spent five years with a $100 boombox on a bar stool (sort of) and never felt the need to buy a more decent equipment.
It reset my priorities, I guess.