The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:

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b3nr33d

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #40 on: 15 Jun 2020, 03:57 pm »
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cfranco

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #41 on: 24 Jul 2020, 12:19 am »
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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #42 on: 19 Aug 2020, 05:33 am »
An air horn strategically placed near the listening room entrance.






It's for the third party person getting in the room during equipment  testing/ evaluation and trying to get audiophile's attention - usually having the humble request to have the volume turned down, if possible.



A tap on the shoulder is A LOT more startling  :o    than a quick air horn blast. 


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Bullitt5094

Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #43 on: 11 Oct 2020, 01:21 am »
An SPL meter so you can prevent hearing damage and enjoy the hobby for years to come.

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #44 on: 11 Oct 2020, 01:51 am »
spl meter for android.

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #45 on: 14 Oct 2020, 08:45 pm »
Ears  :roll:

Remarkably helpful :wink:

Preferably your own ears as most people prefer to hang on to their own.

BTW, this is actually an excellent concept for a thread.
I am assuming you are male, since most are in this hobby.  :D
I would suggest a female set of ears, your better half, or a younger female. Females have more sensitive hearing. (Try saying something in the next room, and I'll bet she can clearly hear you, especially in an argument.)   :lol:
Younger because most still can hear whole bandwidth of the audio spectrum.
As per trained ears, you can probably train them of the sonic nuances of music audiophools listen to.
Hope this helps

twitch54

Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #46 on: 15 Oct 2020, 12:30 am »
a ten pound sledge hammer, when all else fails .......... :wink:

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #47 on: 1 Mar 2021, 06:38 pm »
A good lounge chair is important unless you like to stand and listen to music.

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #48 on: 4 Mar 2021, 08:05 am »
A flashlight and a tape measure are a must for the fools in small rooms such as myself who endlessly experiment with the positioning of their electrostats

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #49 on: 4 Mar 2021, 04:49 pm »
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musicman29

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #50 on: 13 Apr 2021, 10:46 pm »
Quite an extensive set of lists so far. The only I would add, if it's not there already on some post, is a digital voltmeter to check tube bias.

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #51 on: 14 May 2021, 04:25 am »
Just found a interesting Soviet 1973 tube tester €690eu under ''new'' condition.
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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #52 on: 14 May 2021, 07:01 pm »
A BS meter.

CaptainBill

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #53 on: 14 May 2021, 09:27 pm »
I am assuming you are male, since most are in this hobby.  :D
I would suggest a female set of ears, your better half, or a younger female. Females have more sensitive hearing. (Try saying something in the next room, and I'll bet she can clearly hear you, especially in an argument.)   :lol:
Younger because most still can hear whole bandwidth of the audio spectrum.
As per trained ears, you can probably train them of the sonic nuances of music audiophools listen to.
Hope this helps

A younger female and an Audiophile hobby….sheesh now we are talking big money!

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #54 on: 15 May 2021, 03:28 am »
A very understanding and tolerant wife as you spend thousands of dollars on gear and keep upgrading to get better sound.

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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #55 on: 23 Jun 2021, 07:11 pm »
A large roll of cash.



While not mandatory, it sure can make things easier.

I'm going to say this is near the top of the list.

Reliable freight company that can pack and ship without trying to pay there mortgage on your back.

Early B.

Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #56 on: 23 Jun 2021, 07:17 pm »
Earwax removal kit


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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #57 on: 24 Jun 2021, 03:37 pm »
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Re: The basic toolkit for the serious audiophool includes:
« Reply #58 on: 15 Aug 2021, 01:02 am »
Patience. 🤣 There are lots of options and your opinion will change throughout the day. Take your time and focus on what stands out to you. Its not a race, and it is supposed to be fun!-Dodge