Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?

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vkaul

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #60 on: 21 Sep 2020, 02:19 am »
Friend of mine suggesting my son and I build a set of speakers during the Covid lockdown.

DrJ-10

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #61 on: 21 Sep 2020, 03:33 am »
All right, I'll play.

I grew up around good stereo equipment -- Bozaks, Citations and McIntosh, Revox reel-to-reel and so forth -- and got my first stereo in Jr. High.  A few years later I heard DQ-10s, which I thought amazing (and bought), and then mated it with a reworked pair of Dyna Mk IIIs (8417 tubes) and a Precision Fidelity Preamp.  SOTA table, Premier arm, and various Denon cartridges.

The awakening happened when I heard the Beveridge Model 2-SWs and the Hill Plasmatroic loudspeakers.  I preferred the Bevs -- they simply were stunning.  I also heard properly set-up QUAD 57s in a great room.  Both showed me for the first time what stereo can do.

In the end I still remain more of a musician than a gear head.  I don't need or want super high-end stuff -- I just want to enjoy the music.  Still, I do have two pair of Bevs now.

ermd1

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #62 on: 21 Sep 2020, 02:05 pm »
My initial passion struck in 2003; I started with M&K's since was good reputed brand.  Was quite happy with these for 17 years.
Then I started reading everything I could about speakers, receivers, etc. 
After listening to about 10 different brands including B&W, martin Logan, etc., Decided upon Salk.
Eagerly awaiting them to be manufactured !

ULTRABright

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #63 on: 24 Sep 2020, 04:06 pm »
I have always been a lover of music. I worked in music venues all throughout undergrad and grad school and have spent countless hours listening on cheap, poorly set up gear and loving every minute of it. However, after Recently purchasing my first home I felt so compelled to finally build my first real system in a space that was truly my own, and I have really enjoyed the learning process. Hearing my favorite music on a proper reference setup makes it feel like I’m hearing all of my favorite albums for the first time again. This experience has been much more powerful to me than I expected.

Budget_Mike

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #64 on: 2 Oct 2020, 05:33 pm »
I have always been a lover of music. I worked in music venues all throughout undergrad and grad school and have spent countless hours listening on cheap, poorly set up gear and loving every minute of it. However, after Recently purchasing my first home I felt so compelled to finally build my first real system in a space that was truly my own, and I have really enjoyed the learning process. Hearing my favorite music on a proper reference setup makes it feel like I’m hearing all of my favorite albums for the first time again. This experience has been much more powerful to me than I expected.

There's seriously NO BETTER FEELING.

MatterG56

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #65 on: 2 Oct 2020, 07:16 pm »
Honestly pretty recently. I've always been interested in sound and stuff like that but it wasn't until relatively recently where due to covid, I kinda have more free time and decided to look into getting a sound system of my own. Still learning and figuring some stuff out but I gotta say it's been quite the fun journey truthfully.

Ribbontower

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #66 on: 10 Oct 2020, 08:09 pm »
2014. Monmouth stereo red bank NJ. Monitor audio silver one, and an NAD316 BEE.
Record- Copper Blue by Sugar

BullBuchanan

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Re: Audiophile Moment - When did the passion strike?
« Reply #67 on: 21 Nov 2020, 09:48 pm »
2011 or so. We had just moved into a small apartment where my computer setup needed to be close to the livingroom, so I needed to get a pair of headphones to game without disturbing the Mrs, and so I could focus on what i was doing. A few dozen hours over a couple of days ;) later and I was learning what these "open back" headphones were all about. After perusing craigslist for a deal on some used Grados, that was all it took to set it off. Within months the house was filled with audio gear.