You might be an audiophile if

You open the email and are disappointed to realize it was about people speakers not electronic speakers.

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Your all-time favorite track is a song you don’t particularly like, but it sounds so dang good on your current set up… :roll_eyes:

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When your mate says " Look at the cans on that " you check her headphones.

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When your bank account balance is smaller than the THD of your Amplifier.

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… you use music to listen to your audio equipment, rather than using your audio equipment to listen to music.

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When your spare room looks like this…




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When you have a dedicated digital room and an analog room and give your wife a 27’ TV with tiny computer speakers and she’s grateful…

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When the power cords that came with your gear are unused and still twist tied in a plastic bag.

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…when your guru wears shorts, ZZ Top beard and a Hawai shirt…

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Or your attic is full of boxes or crates as well…

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You get a telling off from your postie on a regular basis for making them carry around too much!

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Garage Racks and a 16 foot ceiling help

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… you choose music based on the format

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… you think SACD has a future

(substitute DVD-A, MQA, DSD …)

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… you think other people might be even vaguely interested in your audio system.

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… you think playback of recorded music can replace live music

Your electricity bill on Friday night…
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… you think the invention of solid state was the beginning of the end of the universe as you knew it.

So true! Friends of mine drop by to listen to a few records and actually want to talk about the music instead of the new bearing on the turntable. I mean, it’s only music - can’t you see how much the bearing improves the space between instruments?!? Heretics!

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If your wife says you have to choose between her and the hifi …

(I knew someone who made this decision in favour of sports car racing, which is more understandable than hifi.)

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