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Discussion in 'AK News' started by HarmanKardon, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    I should add one thought here--when I was getting into better audio, starting in my late teens, I wish I'd had forums to visit for information, news and opinions. We didn't have that. We had to make do with reading audio magazines to get the news and hands-on reviews, combined with trips to the audio stores in the area. (We were fortunate enough to have four or five great audio retailers all along one road--a Saturday afternoon trip driving up Woodward could land us at Tech HiFi, Absolute Sound, Almas, The Gramophone and Audio Dimensions.) Anyone just getting into audio now is far more informed than we ever were back then!
     
  2. ryanward84

    ryanward84 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    I'm 33 and have been a subscriber on the site for a few of years. I got my start in vinyl and hi-fi when I noticed some Beatles, Stones and Neil Young LP's at my local thrift store in high school. This was the height of Napster and mp3s which was a musical awaking of it's own but there was something about the physicality of an LP that stirred something in me.

    A friend gave me a cheap p mount Sony turntable and a handful of records and I was off and running. It wasn't until my late 20's that I realized I should upgrade my gear and I have enjoyed learning a lot about both vintage and modern hi-fi and settled on the nice sounding mid fi set up I have today. I love collecting and listening to LP's as well as CD's and streaming music! Thanks to AK I have found a wealth of info in one place inhabited by a lot of great contributors. Thanks!
     
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  3. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    This thread is almost one year old, yet still alive. I would like to say thank you, folks, for your interesting comments.
     
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  4. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

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    I actually find it comforting (?) in a way that many listeners out there just like you are recognizing that audio equipment need not be the latest and greatest. Many get a lot of satisfaction out of, say, a Marantz or Yamaha receiver and an older Technics turntable, through a similarly aged pair of speakers. New also does not necessarily mean better.

    For a lot of us here, also, buying used lets us buy further up the chain than what we could afford otherwise. I am running Conrad-Johnson components here that I could not even afford to look at if they were brand new. Through years of searching and bucketloads of patience, I got killer deals on both. And it's all sounding good right now. :)
     
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  5. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    I wish that my generation (born around 1960) and the next one (born around 1990) are co-existing in as best possible harmony in this forum, a harmony based on bilateral respect - and always open for fruitful and fair bilateral criticism.
     
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  6. Gold Ant

    Gold Ant New Member

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    well I'm just turning 40 and ive been into good quality hi fi since my early teens-vintage certainly is the way to go for exotic gear on a budget -I've picked up some really cool Kenwood power amps im still using plus an accuphase ampifier for $50 one time-had a Nad 3020 a rotel and quite a few others lol. Even though the pre amp side of things has really made some huge progress with DSP pre amp processing -marantz's audessy system i've found to be very cool for example- the power amp side hasn't advanced that much so if you combine the two new av amp with an old power amp for a fraction of what equivalent new power amps cost its a great way of getting the best performance for your money I love hunting for vintage gear too its fun :)
     
  7. HackWhite

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    I'm only 19 and I have a pretty big collection of audio gear... I've been bitten by the vinatage HiFi bug haha.
    I'm glad to see other younger people are in this hobby too.
     
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  8. Archguy

    Archguy Life's 2 short 4 plastic speakers Subscriber

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    Bears repeating. We're here to have friendly conversation about a topic we all enjoy. No reason to jump on people for something you personally dislike or to lecture newcomers that the 'information is out there'... Seeing something repeated isn't the end of the world. One great thing about AK is that there are always a hundred or more new threads or updates in the past hour if you don't like the one you're reading.
     
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  9. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad Subscriber

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    I think this is the way: Invite them to participate and behave in a civil manner when discussions, as they ineveitably develop, of everything from gear to music to favourite cars, cares and concerns ensue.
     
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  10. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Aggie! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Well said, good sir!
     

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