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    Ever stopped to think that hi-fi is a bit of a nerds hobby, that it is full of bullshit, and that you, of all people, might actually be slightly odd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Ever stopped to think that hi-fi is a bit of a nerds hobby, that it is full of bullshit, and that you, of all people, might actually be slightly odd?
    No.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Every hobby has its nerds.... You owning up?
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    Been out with my son this afternoon, and came back with a Shure SM57, a DI box, a couple of 5m Klotz XLR leads, and a microphone stand.
    A quick test has shown that using quality equipment yields superior results (better sounding than a DAW with plugins).

    You think HiFi is nerdy?
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    Once we've made sense of our world, we wanna go fuck up everybody else's because his or her truth doesn't match mine. But this is the problem. Truth is individual calculation. Which means because we all have different perspectives, there isn't one singular truth, is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Ever stopped to think that hi-fi is a bit of a nerds hobby, that it is full of bullshit, and that you, of all people, might actually be slightly odd?
    Oh yes - especially the sums of money 'invested' in the absurd notion of dragging a tiny piece of diamond through a wiggly grove cut into a piece of plastic.
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    Yep
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    I'm happy to confess to being slightly eccentric. I'm nearly fifty so that's allowed. Anyway it is an Englishman's God-given right to be eccentric. It's practically compulsory.
    Martin



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    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Anyone who dedicates themselves to a hobby would probably be seen as a nerd by those who don't indulge in the same hobby.
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    Depends on the hobby I suppose.
    Martin



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    Maybe some hobbies do attract nerdy connotations more than others....train spotting, metal dectectorist, audiophiles?
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