This hobby is crazy.

Or I'm just nuts. I can't believe I research every digital remastering before selecting a CD. This includes google searches, reading reviews, etc. Some remasterings just sound like crap though. My wife tells me "why don't I just download the MP3 file"....who's nuts?
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  • Thorton wrote: »
    Or I'm just nuts. I can't believe I research every digital remastering before selecting a CD. This includes google searches, reading reviews, etc. Some remasterings just sound like crap though. My wife tells me "why don't I just download the MP3 file"....who's nuts?


    We're all nuts!!! That's why we're here. You seem to take some extreme measures when selecting said cd's but it's all good. What kind of system/DAC, are you using?? That will make a huge differerence as to the outcome as well. What kind of player are you using? I never listen to CD's anymore, only ripped files in FLAC format and no matter how crappy the master or remaster is, they all sound pretty darn good to me.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    You think that's crazy? Try getting into vinyl!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,462
    edited December 2014
    The professionals say I have an obsessive personality disorder. I don't think I'm the only one :o
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • THJ says "I never listen to CD's anymore, only ripped files in FLAC format and no matter how crappy the master or remaster is, they all sound pretty darn good to me."
    Outlier. :p
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,292
    Thorton wrote: »
    Or I'm just nuts. I can't believe I research every digital remastering before selecting a CD. This includes google searches, reading reviews, etc. Some remasterings just sound like crap though. My wife tells me "why don't I just download the MP3 file"....who's nuts?


    Not nuts....doesn't take long to dig up reviews on anything these days thanks to the internet.

    What is nuts is downloading mp3 files....
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    I'm certifiable since I found this forum! :#
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,034
    Welcome to the club. It's a great one to join!!!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,292
    gce wrote: »
    I'm certifiable since I found this forum! :#

    I'm willing to bet the date on that certification pre dates the forum. LOL
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    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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    Sonos zp90
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    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm willing to bet the date on that certification pre dates the forum. LOL

    Maybe, but I couldn't help thinking how crazy this hobby is as I was setting in the garage for 2 hours today stuffing sand through a 1/4 inch hole in my new speaker stands. LOL

    Anaheim Hills CA,
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    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,569
    Yeah a bit crazy...but at least we can do audio 365 days a year, rain or shine :)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,292
    gce wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm willing to bet the date on that certification pre dates the forum. LOL

    Maybe, but I couldn't help thinking how crazy this hobby is as I was setting in the garage for 2 hours today stuffing sand through a 1/4 inch hole in my new speaker stands. LOL

    Well, as long as you weren't trying to stuff yourself into some panty hose, then all is right with the world. lol

    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • I've never seen him and don't like the sound of that. :s
    tonyb wrote: »
    gce wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm willing to bet the date on that certification pre dates the forum. LOL

    Maybe, but I couldn't help thinking how crazy this hobby is as I was setting in the garage for 2 hours today stuffing sand through a 1/4 inch hole in my new speaker stands. LOL

    Well, as long as you weren't trying to stuff yourself into some panty hose, then all is right with the world. lol

    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    Hey now! LOL
    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,292
    Just bustin' balls bro....but you did put a visual in our heads that required some retort.
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    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,252
    gce wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm willing to bet the date on that certification pre dates the forum. LOL

    Maybe, but I couldn't help thinking how crazy this hobby is as I was setting in the garage for 2 hours today stuffing sand through a 1/4 inch hole in my new speaker stands. LOL

    What sand did you use? can have a small effect on the floor noise.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,292
    voltz wrote: »
    gce wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm willing to bet the date on that certification pre dates the forum. LOL

    Maybe, but I couldn't help thinking how crazy this hobby is as I was setting in the garage for 2 hours today stuffing sand through a 1/4 inch hole in my new speaker stands. LOL

    What sand did you use? can have a small effect on the floor noise.

    That's a new one on me....sand isn't used for the grade of the sand, only for the weight of it. You can shove 10 Rosie O'donnels in that stand if you could fit it and it would do the same as sand. Some use lead shot too, but you may hurt yourself if you ever have to move those stands.

    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,252
    LOL just kidding there :)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • Yeah, ha ha.
    I just spent the last fifteen minutes comparing sand textures.
    voltz wrote: »
    LOL just kidding there :)

    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,569
    Aww come on guys, you know sand quality, design, and texture makes a difference :p
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    I never listen to CD's anymore, only ripped files in FLAC format and no matter how crappy the master or remaster is, they all sound pretty darn good to me.

    Thats because your using the secret alien space dimension cables from your buddy Patrick,
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,252
    You ever try that fine sand used in pool filters? its the bomb! (until it all leaks out)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,292
    I collect meteorites....crush them down, weigh a ton too. Even glow in the dark.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Just cuz I bought a clever clamp for my old punk vinyl collection...
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • gcegce Posts: 2,178
    voltz wrote: »
    What sand did you use? can have a small effect on the floor noise.

    I used Play Sand. Its cleaner and less dusty. Mainly I'm using for stability and I'm sure it will help with dampening too.

    Anaheim Hills CA,
    HT 5.1: Anthem MRX 720 / BDP-Denon DBT1713UD / Polkaudio LSiM703 / W4S mAmp's / Polkaudio LSiM706c / Polkaudio LSiM702F/X's / SVS PC12-NSD / Panasonic TC P55VT30

    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
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