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    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sussex

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    I'm Simon.

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    I've never really met many people who are into my passion for hi fi. More of a home pleasure for me as I live alone and tend just to listen to hi fi when by myself. Bought some pmc twenty5 23s before x mas and am absolutely loving them with my cyrus signature gear.

    Am wondering if anyone meets in groups in Sussex. I'm pretty central in Haywards Heath and near Brighton.

    I thought if people wanted to either just go around to listen to each others set ups, or maybe bring stuff round to each other's, if obviously easily to transport (so maybe not speakers etc) as it's a good way of checking out kit and doing tests.

    I'm really interested in such things as power conditioners improving sound, if bespoke nas systems can improve sound quality, as well as dac technology and improving on what I've got.
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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Members here do meet up. I'd expect you to have some not too far from you.
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    Join Date: May 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Members here do meet up. I'd expect you to have some not too far from you.
    A motorcycle forum I am a member of has a section that has a map showing where people are located. Not the exact location to protect privacy obviously. Might a feature like that be useful for AoS members to get together? Just a thought.
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    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: Seaford UK

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    I live in Seaford, have wondered similarly, and this pursuit of ours is rather weird to most people.

    It tends to be isolatory and obsessive, and most ordinary people can't see what the fuss is all about, but then so many people regard MacDonalds as food.

    Recently a next door neighbour who is a motorcyclist, exclaimed; "Oh you care about the positions of all the instruments and things? I just want to hear the music."

    I also am a loner, and have never been married or had children, and cannot help but wonder if this defines me as inadequate in some way, and that the Hi-Fi is a sublimation/displacement of more normal life desires. (40% marriages fail BTW)

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    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sussex

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    I'm Simon.

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    Now, now. I wouldn't say I'm a loner, I'm out and about a lot but it's just that listening to hi fi is more a solitary thing to do. The people I know wouldn't really care how the music is played and I agree with your view with your neighbour. It is a shame though.

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    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: London and Somerset

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    Most people play music, they don't listen to it. These days it seems that these people who play music do so when doing other things, background music whilst cooking, driving, running, etc. They cant understand why you would want to sit down facing a load of big/ small boxes and just listen.
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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

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    im in brighton and live alone too,wanna start a sucide club? lol
    if anyone wants to hear my system and bring some gear or records they know well round im up for that
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Ortofon Cadenza Black,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Join Date: Oct 2008

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    Us Scottish Mafia types have been doing this for years Simon, its great.

    It's a great way to hear different kit in your own system, have a bunch of mates (old n new) around and goof off about hifi and put the world to rights.
    Good way to meet new like minded folk too, always a good thing.

    Too easy to get 'stuck in your ways' hifi wise and for myself my wireless has spun off in completely different directions to what it was originally.

    A good shout, hope some of the guys local to you pick it up and you all get something going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jollyfix View Post
    Most people play music, they don't listen to it. These days it seems that these people who play music do so when doing other things, background music whilst cooking, driving, running, etc. They cant understand why you would want to sit down facing a load of big/ small boxes and just listen.
    True.

    Mind you I was at a mate's the other night, few people there playing Scrabble. There was background music on but it was interesting that a lot of people commented on the music - not the sound quality, but the music - on a number of occasions. So people clearly were listening even though it wasn't the purpose of the 'event'. None of them are hi-fi enthusiasts though, although the system was quite decent.
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    Join Date: Mar 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    True.

    Mind you I was at a mate's the other night, few people there playing Scrabble. There was background music on but it was interesting that a lot of people commented on the music - not the sound quality, but the music - on a number of occasions. So people clearly were listening even though it wasn't the purpose of the 'event'. None of them are hi-fi enthusiasts though, although the system was quite decent.
    Sorry for the thread drift Simon ( I may have to start a new thread). You are right Martin, i have seen similar, but not that often . Do you think the system used made people more aware of the music ? What was playing?
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