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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7300 on: September 08, 2021, 05:17:49 AM »
Enjoying music is more dependent on a person's sensitivity than the cost of the equipment used.  :)

One visit to the Steve Hoffman forum and one wouldn’t be so sure of this, Jan. :)
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« Reply #7301 on: September 08, 2021, 05:29:14 AM »
Enjoying music is more dependent on a person's sensitivity than the cost of the equipment used.  :)

But if, for example, my "sensitivity" is not as acute as yours why should I not have a decent system at my disposal so as to enjoy music as much as you do?
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« Reply #7302 on: September 08, 2021, 05:33:54 AM »
One visit to the Steve Hoffman forum and one wouldn’t be so sure of this, Jan. :)

I'm staying away from these forums

I know someone who bought expensive speaker cables and claimed they were played in after half a year.  pf......... ???
 

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« Reply #7303 on: September 08, 2021, 05:36:12 AM »
I’m optimistic that those little round plastic things will be making a comeback.

Seems misplaced.  It is too early for nostalgia to bring the cd format back, and when it eventually does it would be as a niche product like vinyl is now for retro-hipsters.


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« Reply #7304 on: September 08, 2021, 05:37:49 AM »
I'm staying away from these forums

I know someone who bought expensive speaker cables and claimed they were played in after half a year.  pf......... ???

A good idea. They have a nice classical thread there, but the whole forum is so disorganized --- haphazardly laid-out. They have A LOT of members, too, but it’s too bad none of them felt the need to complain about the poor layout of forum.
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« Reply #7305 on: September 08, 2021, 05:41:05 AM »
I'm staying away from these forums

I know someone who bought expensive speaker cables and claimed they were played in after half a year.  pf......... ???
"Played in" as in shot...as in no longer any good?  Or that it took (guessing "Him") him half a year to break them in---either of which I would say "Phooey!" to.  ::)

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« Reply #7306 on: September 08, 2021, 05:42:04 AM »
I know someone who bought expensive speaker cables and claimed they were played in after half a year.  pf......... ???

Well some expensive cables are so poorly designed that they offer worse performance than the cheapest! >:D

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« Reply #7307 on: September 08, 2021, 05:42:39 AM »
A good idea. They have a nice classical thread there, but the whole forum is so disorganized --- haphazardly laid-out. They have A LOT of members, too, but it’s too bad none of them felt the need to complain about the poor layout of forum.
I haven't been on there (just to read) in ages, but I do remember reading some interesting comments regarding record labels, pressings, etc.  :)

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« Reply #7308 on: September 08, 2021, 05:43:35 AM »
Seems misplaced.  It is too early for nostalgia to bring the cd format back, and when it eventually does it would be as a niche product like vinyl is now for retro-hipsters.

Call it what you will, I’m still optimistic! And no amount of rain, will damper this parade. :)
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« Reply #7309 on: September 08, 2021, 05:44:50 AM »
I haven't been on there (just to read) in ages, but I do remember reading some interesting comments regarding record labels, pressings, etc.  :)

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It’s all they talk about. At one point, I chimed in on one of their threads and asked “Does anyone actually care about talking about the music they’re listening to?"
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« Reply #7310 on: September 08, 2021, 05:48:58 AM »
Call it what you will, I’m still optimistic! And no amount of rain, will damper this parade. :)

I'm not even sure why you're so excited about cds if all you do is rip them and then put them away.  You could save yourself a whole lot of effort by just purchasing digital downloads.

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« Reply #7311 on: September 08, 2021, 05:53:54 AM »
I'm not even sure why you're so excited about cds if all you do is rip them and then put them away.  You could save yourself a whole lot of effort by just purchasing digital downloads.

Because I like owning the physical product (i. e. hard copies). I have never understood the downloading craze nor will I understand the whole streaming phenomenon. I’m happy to live in my “ignorant bliss”. :)
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« Reply #7312 on: September 08, 2021, 05:57:18 AM »
One visit to the Steve Hoffman forum and one wouldn’t be so sure of this, Jan. :)
:laugh:
As prone as I am to wasting time on Internet fora, thank goodness I never visit the Hoffman forum!
Knock yourselves out. ;D

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« Reply #7313 on: September 08, 2021, 05:59:58 AM »
:laugh:
As prone as I am to wasting time on Internet fora, thank goodness I never visit the Hoffman forum!
Knock yourselves out. ;D

I’m still a member there, but I don’t post anymore. As I said, the classical thread they have there is quite good with lots of knowledgable people, but the lack of organization and the audiophile crazies have kept me from coming back.
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« Reply #7314 on: September 08, 2021, 06:03:23 AM »
I’m still a member there, but I don’t post anymore. As I said, the classical thread they have there is quite good with lots of knowledgable people, but the lack of organization and the audiophile crazies have kept me from coming back.

Were you posting here back when Teresa was an active member?  She was absolutely nuts about sacds and always liked to let us know!

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« Reply #7315 on: September 08, 2021, 06:03:26 AM »
"Played in" as in shot...as in no longer any good?  Or that it took (guessing "Him") him half a year to break them in---either of which I would say "Phooey!" to.  ::)

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« Reply #7316 on: September 08, 2021, 06:08:24 AM »
I’m still a member there, but I don’t post anymore. As I said, the classical thread they have there is quite good with lots of knowledgable people, but the lack of organization and the audiophile crazies have kept me from coming back.

OK, better than I thought. In my limited experience with SH forum (clicks based on Google search hits), I saw precious little musical discussion, just the nuttiness. I concluded the signal/noise ratio was too low to merit further exploration.

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« Reply #7317 on: September 08, 2021, 06:08:53 AM »
Were you posting here back when Teresa was an active member?  She was absolutely nuts about sacds and always liked to let us know!

Are you comparing me with this member just because I said I like CDs? :-\
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« Reply #7318 on: September 08, 2021, 06:11:34 AM »
OK, better than I thought. In my limited experience with SH forum (clicks based on Google search hits), I saw precious little musical discussion, just the nuttiness. I concluded the signal/noise ratio was too low to merit further exploration.

People on the Steve Hoffman forum can have their fun talking about speaker cables, MiniDisc players, record players, etc. I’m happy to be here on GMG. I do post a good bit on Talk Classical now as it’s much better than it used to be.
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« Reply #7319 on: September 08, 2021, 06:15:37 AM »
People on the Steve Hoffman forum can have their fun talking about speaker cables, MiniDisc players, record players, etc. I’m happy to be here on GMG. I do post a good bit on Talk Classical now as it’s much better than it used to be.

  Maybe it's wise to detox yourself  to listen with clean ears.  :)
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