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Offline Chowbotak

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What have you learnt in Hifi?
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:33 »
Long time didn't post in this planet!

What I have learnt:

Never judge a piece of eqpt by just listening to them once. It can sound very different in different setups and rooms.

Beware of words like "good" or "best" cos tat means different things to different ppl. What u consider best can sound like sh1t to others.

As far as possible, listen to what you are buying in your own setup.

Your listening room and whatever are in the room are part of your setup.

Don't vote for pap. If u do, yr hifi will sound like sh1t  ;D





I buy hifi to suit my music, not buy music to suit my hifi.

Offline Quest

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 10:03 »
Hmm... some things I've learnt:
- The critical part of getting good sound is the tuning and matching process, not equipment purchasing, and there is no short-cut to learning.
- Being able to get high levels of enjoyment doesn't mean you need to have high end equipment.
- If your system sounds good to you, don't get caught up by the latest hype or others' comments and feel the itch to switch.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 11:30 »
What I learn so far:
What to lim kopi, jio chowbotak and fu*kspider. They got lots of cock to talk  ;D
TT: Thorens 160Mk3 with Shure M97xe, Scout VPI with Ortofon 2M Blue
Phono amp: CA 640P, **shopping for one**
CDP: Consonance CD120 Linear
Amp: **shopping for one**
Spkrs: Harbeth M20/M30

Offline watchdog

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 13:44 »
A dealer once told me that your system is a reflection of your character, and that you can tell a lot about a person by looking and listening to his setup. Agree or disagree ?

One thing I've learnt is that the word, "Reference" is a very dangerous thing. Many audiophiles that have listened a lot to their own setup take their own tonality, staging etc as the reference of what a system should sound like.
Less is more !

Offline studioaux

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 15:37 »
Agree. Person's character = System setup. Even size of the person = size of equipment (speakers).

Many take "Reference" as their "Preference" in terms of tonality and soundstage.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 15:43 »
It just the same as, in my eyes a D cup (o)(o) mei mei to  Chowbotak is just a B (.)(.) mei mei. So I must try to touch it n play with it then i know how big it was. Never listen to what others say  ;D
Analog all the way...

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 16:47 »
I have never heard a system tat I can really call a reference system. D or B cup is preference, not reference  ;D
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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 16:48 »
What I learn so far:
What to lim kopi, jio chowbotak and fu*kspider. They got lots of cock to talk  ;D

Yo! Going up to KL this Thu?  ;D
I buy hifi to suit my music, not buy music to suit my hifi.

Offline darkasblack

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 17:13 »
What I've learnt from HiFi is that there is no end in spending.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 19:45 »
What I've learnt from HiFi  ??? hifi and fahi is 一線之差 either in zone or totally off. ;D
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

Offline murphys33

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 21:15 »
I learnt humility - you can have a more expensive system that may sound worse than a cheap system that is optimised and which has components that work synergistically.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 09:43 »
hifi brings strangers together.
But it also does the opposite at times.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 09:45 »
That most people (not necc just xp members or just in Singapore) buy & enjoy their Hifi more with their eyes then their ears... the number of systems in very live (pun intended) living rooms with marble/homogenous tiles and glass everywhere is frighteningly common

I think they see them as functional pieces of art to display out where guests will also enjoy them...

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 09:49 »
Yours is never good enough. You always want to have some one else's     ;D

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2014, 09:51 »
A lot of snake oil