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Are you a true Audiophile? Take this test (for fun)!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Sunday Ironfoot, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. Sunday Ironfoot

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    You know you have a problem when.....

    1. You have more remote controls than CD's or DVD's.

    2. You've actually manged to use all the connections in the back of your amp or surround receiver.

    3. You spend more time setting up your equipment than listening to CD's/watching DVD's.

    4. You have more speakers than friends.

    5. You've quad-amped your speakers, forget tri-amping or bi-amping.

    6. Your run of speaker cables costs more money than your entire CD collection.

    7. It's cheaper to ship your HIFI system into space than it actually costs to buy it.

    8. You amplifier/CD player/Speakers costs more money than it's equivalent weight in Caviar.

    9. You judge a person you've just met on the tonal quality of their voice.

    10. You can tell when one of your speakers has been moved by just 1 mm, or turned 1 degree, just by the way it sounds.


    OK, these are just for fun, fell free to add more if you like.
     
  2. MuFu

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    11. You close your eyes while watching DVDs. :)
     
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    12. You veto the missus' decision on new room furnishings as it will affect the sound.

    13. You have albums in at least four different audio formats.

    Cheers

    Ian
     
  4. Sunday Ironfoot

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    14. If you get your cables you've collected over the years from constantly upgrading your AV systems, and put them together in a heap, it'll weigh more than all your current AV equipment.

    15. You have enough digital optical cable to replace all the windows in your house.
     
  5. dts_boy

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    16. you insist on sitting in the "sweetspot" or you won't watch a film
    17. you judge people by how many watts they have!
    anyone remember the sketch from no the nine o'clock news:D
     
  6. Sunday Ironfoot

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    18. Your speaker stands cost more than your speakers.
     
  7. Ian J

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    Unfortunately none of the above makes one an audiophile - the correct technical term is either anorak or dork
     
  8. MuFu

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    19. You cannot admit to being an anorak or dork when faced with uncomfortably familiar suggestions of typical anorak and dork traits.
     
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    20. You think you/really are your dealer's best friend, unless you are a dealer in which case you are your own best customer.

    21. You think that that better cables are the solution to most of your problems.

    22. Despite what scientists/engineers tell you, you still think you know best.
     
  10. hornydragon

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    23. You know the exact time date and cost of every item in your system.

    24.You buy your wife speaker cable for your aniversary.

    25.Your Partner cites your equimpment in divorce proceedings.

    :D :D :D
     
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    26. You fight harder for custody of the hi-fi than your kids during the inevitable divorce proceedings.

    Anyone else think that Antony Gallo should go into marriage counselling? :D
    edited because I've lost the ability to type.
     
  12. Audionyx

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    27. When you break into more sweat from humping speakers about than the misus!
     
  13. EvilMudge

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    Would that be humping the missus or humping her about? Your post is not entirely clear :D
     
  14. Sunday Ironfoot

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    28. You write a large essay about some aspect of audio and post it on these forums, but your signiture that lists all your equipment ends up being longer than your post.
     
  15. Audionyx

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    Intended ambiguity stimulates imagination Mark! (Or was I typing too quickly before getting caught?!! )


    Darren
     
  16. Ian J

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    Let's hope not as signatures should be limited to a maximum of four lines :)
     
  17. paiger

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    I can't believe so many people admit to being audiophiles. Dirty scumbags. I think it's about time the News of the World ran another 'name and shame' campaign.
     
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    Is that the 'so you want to buy a gramaphone grandad?' and 'do you want woofers and tweeters with that?" sketch
     
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    You know you have a problem when:

    29. You think its VERY important as to which is best DD5.1 or DTS!
     
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    30. you no longer base your purchase of dvds on the storyline, its what you think they will sound like.

    31. you`re never happy with what you`ve got!
     
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    32. You started to clean ALL the interconnections before any listening sessions.
     
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    33. You have 'listening sessions' :devil:
     
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    34. You have strange but irresistable urges to look at the AV amp's rear panel - all those connectors!..

    35. You always look at the sound format info on a DVD case before the film title.
     
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    36. You live in a two bed house, and move yourself into the second bedroom(a little larger than a cupboard) so you can have the larger room as a cinema.
    :rolleyes:
     
  25. nunew33

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    37. You make the effort to tweak the system to get the best out of coronation street and PL2. And hope for a terminator 2 style crunch of Richards crow bar on Emilies head, only to be let down by watershed guidelines.
     
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    38. You spent countless hours (and a pair of trousers) crawling around on hands and knees macking sure your speaker stands are *perfectly* level...
     
  27. nunew33

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    I have to ask, what difference does that make?
     
  28. adox

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    well i`m sure if the trousers were expensive...:)
     
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    99 - The only pictures in your wallet are of your system...
     
  30. adox

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    what happened 39 - 98 ?
     

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