Noob's intro to HiFi forum lingo

Ok, I've been around audio (pro) for a while, but since joining here, I've come to realize that there's a new language I need to learn.

If someone would be so kind, could you define or break down the more common short hand, acronyms, or slang so that I might follow the threads with better understanding? Thanks so much.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,648
    It would be easier if you told us what words/slang you are having trouble with.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 738
    Mostly the acronyms... Like oppo

    I'm guilty of using alot of slang and acronyms in the Festiva forum and having to define or break them down for noobs there or for those over seas who use different words for the same part.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,207
    Hehe....Oppo is a company.

    https://www.oppodigital.com/

    Tom
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    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 738
    Oh, I saw that word being slung around like it was a component, not company. Ok, so that answers that.

    I figured IC can be either interconnect or integrated circuit depending on context. TT is turn table. Are there others that y'all can think of?

    I figured this thread might help other noobs like me so if a good list can be compiled, it might be stickie worthy.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,348
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Oh, I saw that word being slung around like it was a component, not company.

    Yes. The English language allows that flexibility. That is one reason why it is a difficult second language.

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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,458
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP03, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii , Eastern Electric minimax phono pre, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries mini, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 738
    @mikeyb128 that's a considerable list!

    But @Nightfall, you've got the idea I was after.

    And maybe I should add to the list: nicknames... things like Klipsch horns... I know within the context, the writer is referring to a specific model or series, but when I see that all I can picture is the actual component, and Google is almost worthless for getting the intended image.

    I'm a total noob, but dang it!, I want to learn.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,154
    This is the most important one. B)

    JBH - Jesse's beautiful hair
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,608
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,098
    SET single ended triode
    DHT direct heated triode

    I don't think there's anything else worth knowing, actually.

    ;)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,098
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.

    7 Hz and you might find yourself sitting in a pool of something else entirely ;)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 3,989
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.

    @lightman1 = IGNORE.......
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    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
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    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,608
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.

    @lightman1 = IGNORE.......

    What's your address?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 738
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    SET single ended triode
    DHT direct heated triode

    I don't think there's anything else worth knowing, actually.

    ;)

    You are correct Sir!!! Lol
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    Curtain blower's = Italian Bookies!
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    voltz wrote: »
    Curtain blower's = Italian Bookies!

    >:)
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,889
    F1nut wrote: »
    This is the most important one. B)

    JBH - Jesse's beautiful hair

    Would like to buy some hair product?
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    nbrowser wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    This is the most important one. B)

    JBH - Jesse's beautiful hair

    Would like to buy some hair product?

    Just some vowels.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 738
    Focus gentlemen, focus.... :p
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Focus gentlemen, focus.... :p

    Don't leave a Legacy or two in this thread. Bad juju.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 738
    No need to bring my Celestions into this @DSkip. I was a good boy and swapped them for 11Ts as soon as I got them.
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,422
    BYSB - blows your sack back (credit: tonyb)

    This is one you have to experience to fully understand. Otherwise, it's like trying to describe a color. Plus, that conversation just gets weird, talking about the specifics of sack blowing, ripple effect, sustain, etc.

    You'll know it when it happens, or so I hear. I've just taken to BYSB Emulation with a couple of big fans with proper toe-in, but I don't think it's the same.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,027
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.

    @lightman1 = IGNORE.......

    What's your address?

    1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    Hurry, bring lawyers guns and money. B)

    What, no strippers? You got to bring those.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, RTA 11T X2, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 3,989
    la2vegas wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.

    @lightman1 = IGNORE.......

    What's your address?

    1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    Hurry, bring lawyers guns and money. B)

    What, no strippers? You got to bring those.

    Some things go without saying, @lightman1 knows to always have strippers tag along.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,027
    vmaxer wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Sitting in a pool of bass..... ;)

    You'll know it when you feel it.

    @lightman1 = IGNORE.......

    What's your address?

    1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    Hurry, bring lawyers guns and money. B)

    What, no strippers? You got to bring those.

    Some things go without saying, @lightman1 knows to always have strippers tag along.

    He did come off as a man's man. ;)
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, RTA 11T X2, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
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