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Hi-Fi Truths to Live By

Discussion in 'audio' started by Craig B, Mar 14, 2022.

  1. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Good equipment is good equipment. It doesn't matter how old it is.
     
    Rosewind, Simon s, RJohan and 18 others like this.
  2. paulbysea

    paulbysea pfm Member

    Good Hi-Fi and enough music to play on it, will suck your pockets dry, as you smile your way to penury:)
     
  3. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Forum opinion is at best worthless.
     
    Rosewind, tpetsch and Bob McC like this.
  4. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Presumably that means your opinion too?
     
    tpetsch likes this.
  5. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    It's the music that is important, not the hifi........
     
    MarkL56, narabdela and Robn like this.
  6. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob Champagne fascia aficionado

    There are no right or wrong answers in hifi, but it's always safe to do the opposite of whatever Ivor Tiefenbrun says.
     
    naimplayer and Octavian like this.
  7. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I think you need to swap that beret for a tin hat. ;)
     
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  8. tenpercenter

    tenpercenter Don't ya rile 'em.....

    Hifi dealers tapping their feet and nodding their heads………
     
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  9. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    When you finally achieve a system that's perfect for you, 'background music' becomes an oxymoron. To get anything done you have to switch it off. :(
     
  10. cliddell

    cliddell Demented Member

    Passive components (i.e. cables!) can only remove signal, not add.
     
  11. FlikFlac

    FlikFlac pfm Member

    That’s it, no more upgrades for me, I’ve reached my end game.
     
    andya and TheDecameron like this.
  12. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Oh come on now, that one is rarely ever true. :)
     
  13. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Hi-Fi forum membership creates a bell curve in one's audio gear consumption.
     
    RJohan likes this.
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    There are no budget giant killers
     
    Rosewind and Sue Pertwee-Tyr like this.
  15. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    ...however, there are giant budget killers.
     
  16. barryb

    barryb pfm Member

    If WAF is proving difficult, upgrade W.
     
    TheDecameron and narabdela like this.
  17. Michael Borg

    Michael Borg Member

    Improvements vs Costs is logarithmic - there comes a point at which you need to stop chasing and start listening.
     
    RJohan and guydarryl like this.
  18. FlikFlac

    FlikFlac pfm Member

    True, I was thinking of it as more disingenuous
     
  19. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    Work out your own truths. Re-evaluate every now and again what priorities matters to you in pursuing this hobby: the sound; the music; tweaking; trying new kit; arriving at a good destination; searching for the best; ... . Anything that matters to you is fair game even if others don't think the same.
     
    RJohan, darrenyeats and Johnjo like this.
  20. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Sturgeon's Law applies in hifi (and everything else).
     

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