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    Default How old are you and how long have you been in the hobby

    I shall start

    32 and 2 years

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    40, since I was 8. Hardcore the past 5 years.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    I'll be 23 twice this year.
    Been in "da hobby" about 20-25 yrs.

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    Stoopit old and a long time (52 and since about 1973, respectively)
    all the best,
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    I view this "Hobby" more like a locust. I surface once every 7 years or so and decimate my finances. Just over half a century and been doing it for several decades.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
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    Sorry but I should have asked ...how old are you and how long ago did you start buying audio gear

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    The same.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    Is your nickname candyliquour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Stoopit old and a long time (52 and since about 1973, respectively)



    52 is YOUNG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Sorry but I should have asked ...how old are you and how long ago did you start buying audio gear
    44, and probably 20 or so years ago... Only recently, though, have I actually had a clue...
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : MFW-15 (RIP): Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 : Adcom GFA-7500 : PS3 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Onkyo TX-SR575 : DIRECTV HR22 DVR : LG 50PQ30 HDTV
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic

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    Music has been one of my biggest passions since I was about 12, but audio gear has only been a primary hobby for me for about 5 years, and hardcore only 2 years.

    It's funny, I got the chills just as much listening to my ****ty car or boombox speakers as I do now out of my much more expensive and better sounding rig.
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    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Is your nickname candyliquour?
    35M... you left that part out, Ricardo.
    (I doubt it very much, though)

    Oh yeah - 47
    And into the hobby since 1983, but seriously into it since coming here.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Is your nickname candyliquour?
    Ricardo,

    Why am I thinking of Sympathy for the Devil? Is it the:
    I've been around for a long, long year, stole many a man's soul and faith
    And I was 'round when Jesus Christ, had his moment of doubt and pain.

    Or is it the "hope you guess my name" part?

    Oh yeah, I'm 54 and my earliest recollection of "skin in the game" was when I got into a fight with my buddy over proposing to take his new "The Monkees" album over to the neighbors house and ask to play it on her Magnavox console - on acountta his record player sounded like crap and that console was amazing. That must have been the year the Orioles beat the Dodgers in the Word Series. What, 45 years?
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    Old and a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post


    52 is YOUNG.
    I agree. I always thought Mhardy was a bit older?

    cnh

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    36. Got my first ghetto blaster when I was 12 with birthday monsy and it has evolved ever since. Been buying HT gear for the last 7 or 8 years; actually just purchased a B&K Reference 50 to replace my Outlaw 950. Just want to try new (to me) gear and see where it goes. Half the fun is acqiring gear and flipping it out IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    I agree. I always thought Mhardy was a bit older?

    cnh
    uh-oh! :-P
    all the best,
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    Old enough to know better and young enough to do it anyway. (57 and '82)

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    57 and on and off for 42 years. By on and off, I mean I've never been far away from what I consider a good audio system, just that other hobbies took priority.

    Chasing gear was fun, but the best times have been with my fellow audio junkies of the RAS (Rockford Audio Society) listening to music. Get in a club, start one! If you want to compare gear and play the same song over 50 times looking for your holy grail, fine. Better yet, concentrate on music get togethers and find what your friends like to listen to. It can and will expand your music interests. It makes the hobby much more fun!
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Young I guess.

    Been in this hobby for just over a decade, but never got into buying/listening as much as I do now up until 2+years ago.
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    45 yrs old and into the hobby off and on since I was 18 and heard the monitor 10s for the first time. Unfortunately when I was younger I never had enough disposable income to be into the hobby seriously. But the past year or so I have been able to dive in and have been having a blast acquiring gear and have met a few great people along the way.

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    I am 28 and luckily was able to get into this through hand me downs and such when I was in my early teens. It is only the last three or four years, though, that my love of audio and motorcycles trumped my love of drugs and women and redirected my finances. Well, I still like women more than audio, as long as they don't mind all my speakers.

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    23, and it started back when I was 11 and my passion has progressed exponentially since then.
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    I'll launch into one of my "old man' stories,,,I am 62,, been into music/audio since 1964,, been into audio for about 40-42 years.When I was in the army,I was fortunate to have my own "hootch"(not alcohol) when I was a participant in the SE Asia war games,,,kinda neat little spot,,had a pair of AR speakers,,RTR,and a Sansui 500x receiver,so I was never far from my tunes/jams.If you were sitting inside, there appeared like there was no way out,,I had taken a wall locker and removed the back,,so,when you entered,you came in thru it,,one inside,you shut the locker,and I used to get a kick outta folks trying to find their way out,,as they usually left in a different condition than they entered,,quite amusing actually,,,then inside was a blacklite,,black walls, dayglo posters,,and the famous "Pig Whomper",, but thats another story for a different thread.I moved into tubes about 3 or 4 years ago,and never really looked back.
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    49 yo - This is my first system installed 6 years ago. Units listed below. Only change-out was the amp.
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    2-SR 5250 (polkaudio components
    2-MMC 6500 (polkaudio components)
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    I'm 24, And I got into audio when I joined here... 2002
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthy View Post
    I view this "Hobby" more like a locust. I surface once every 7 years or so and decimate my finances. Just over half a century and been doing it for several decades.
    This is about how I did it till the past year...a little more involved with the research, and getting out to listen...CP enlightened me a little and has started a new addiction...my wife thanks you

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    44, 30 years into it. hit it hard in Okinawa in 85 when the Yen was cheap and came home with a couple Onkyo Amps.
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    i started when i was .12 and ive been in it 10 years hardcore hahaha
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    28. Been in the hobby as long as I can remember, since my dad got me into it. Hardcore last two years.
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    Epson 8350 Projector/ Elite Screens 120" / Pioneer Elite SC-35 / Sunfire Signature / Focal Chorus 716s / Focal Chorus CC / Polk MC80 / Polk PSW150 sub

    Bedroom - Sharp Aquos 70" 650 / Pioneer SC-1222k / Polk RT-55 / Polk CS-250

    Den - Rotel RSP-1068 / Threshold CAS-2 / Boston VR-M60 / BDP-05FD

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