You might be an audiophile if- your living room only has 1 or 2 chairs in it.
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...each of your speakers weigh more than you do.
...you've changed one or more of your components more frequently than you
brush your teeth.
...it makes sense to put together just one more system to go along with the
other six you already have setup throughout your house, and the four in
storage (there is still the cellar stairs after all...you can fit a chair there at the
bottom, and carpet the stairs and add some Echo Busters..)
...your LP collection requires its own separate room.
...not only do you know what the "Fred's Head Mod" is, you actually have the
green and blue pens to prove it.
-you're listening to your system untill 1am, then get up to listen again at 6am, all bacause the power grid is 'quiet'
-you lock your living room door so the family can not come in to disturb you, and play dumb later "...sorry, I could not hear you, must of been that last movement..."
-you put a lock on your living room door to begin with
I AM an audiophile:
*my vinyl/cd collection is in alphabetical order & requires a (small) separate room (I don't wear socks in summer)
* I evaluate new homes also by their suitability for spkr placement
* I have a dedicated circuit
* I listen to music late at night and, yes, the sound is better...
Gunbei : LOL. At least you know that yr spkrs are very faithful...
...you stop inviting friends and relatives over for fear of them questioning you sanity, once they saw what you've done to the living room.
...you swear you can hear the difference between an object 1/4 once vs 1/2 once placed on top of your component.
...you spent the week-ends tweaking your components that you thought sounded "Perfect" last week-end.
...you look around for things that "might" work in your system everytime you walk into a Home Depot.
...you pay the electic company way more than you have to every month so everythings always "warmed up".
...you get more excited over looking at a nice set of speakers than you do a nice set of boobs.
...your connections are way cleaner than your windows.
...your couch has a permanent imprint in the sweet spot.
...your family is afraid to touch the stereo.
...your last choice for audio equipment is Best Buy.
...you have ever had a cable delivered overnight red.
Thanks for all the responses. These have been great. Although I see myself in waaay too many of these. I'll add a few more.
You might be an audiophile if -
You are mentioned in your local Krell dealer's will.
You have more than 20 unused interconnects sitting in a box somewhere.
Too heck with dedicated circuits. You ask the local electric company put in a dedicated transformer for your house. AND THEY DO IT. :o)
you're willing to move your heavy speakers and stands from against the wall to listening position rather than having to sell them because your toddler may knock them over in your listening position.
You buy things you know has absolutely no foundation in science "just in case" they might work, like putting a plastic-encased "chip" on top of your CD player while the CD is spinning, which makes all your CD's magically transform into higher-quality sound.,
(I've NOT done the latter.)
If your garage/attic is full of boxes that all that audio gear comes in.....and nothing else because there ain't no more room...!!!
Some of the furniture ,in your living room , made from some of those boxes(end tables come to mind because years ago I did just that)..why...because you ran out of room in your garage/attic.
You might be an audiophile if you keep the major appliances out on your front porch so the "motor hum" doesn't intrude on your system.
You might be an audiophile if you schedule family vacation trips only to those destinations that have high end audio salons and adequate vinyl shopping opportunities.
I know Mattybumpkin is BSing because there's NO WAY he'd miss a pass like that from Pam...or Christy for that matter.
I think Viridian has busted us all. Heheh.
Marco, I feed both an audiophile and automotive fix that may lead to me one day needing Fixident.
Boa2, you know it. I pay $122/mo for Empty Attic storage to house worthless crap AND my empty audio boxes.
...if your listening room looks like Junji Kimura's from 47 Labs. Mine certainly does.
...if one or more of the following LP/CD's are among your collection:
Jazz at the Pawnshop
Anything by Diana Krall
Anything by Jacintha
Dark Side of the Moon*
Brothers in Arms*
Any Stereophile Test CD
Anything by Patricia Barber
Muddy Waters Folk Singer
*approved "Audiophile" version required (more than one copy of
....if you own and listen to LPs/CDs which you don't even enjoy the music on
but they make your system sound really amazing
....if any of the following are on your speed dial
Your local high end shop
Your local music store
...if you've started a mutual fund for your kid's first system
...if your the cost of your analog rig could pay for a year at an Ivy League
...if your idea of a fun weekend is perusing garage sales and flea markets for
...if you routinely find yourself with a half-dozen or more unopened CDs/LPs
among your collection, simply for lack of 'listening time'
...your local high-end shop has put up a plaque dedicating their new analog
listening room in your name