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    Default The Most Interesting Audiophile in the World

    I stole this from a post by 'Alberto' on I thought it was funny so am reposting it here.

    He does not need cable lifters. When he enters a room, speaker cables lift themselves out of respect.

    He does not buy remastered records. He remasters his own.

    He can bias power tubes to within 1mV ... by ear.

    Mark Levinson built a custom preamp for him ... with tone controls and loudness.

    He traps his own bass.

    He has never listened to “Jazz at the Pawnshop” ... he just happened to be there and gave the recording engineer a few pointers.

    McIntosh chose the color of his eyes for its VU meters.

    His list of equipment is The Recommended List of Components.

    His interpretation of Wife Acceptance Factor is completely different from yours ... and it has nothing to do with speakers.

    Diana Krall ogles at his photos.

    Hewlett-Packard uses his perfect 1Khz whistle to calibrate their test equipment.

    His mere presence causes jitter in lesser components ... even analog ones.

    When one of his girlfriend asked for diamonds for their anniversary, he bought himself a pair of B&W 800D speakers – and she was ecstatic.

    His ears are insured with Lloyd’s of London.

    It is said that Dave Wilson was inspired to build and name their MAXX speaker after seeing him naked in the locker room shower. It is also rumored that his beard shavings are the secret ingredients in Wilson Speaker’s X Material.

    Michael Fremer credits him for the vinyl revival.

    When he is in the audience at a concert, Keith Jarrett refrains from making those annoying grunts and noises when he plays.

    He once arm wrestled Eveanna Manley ... and won.

    The moment he takes a new piece of equipment out of the store it appreciates in value by 40%.

    He is ... the most interesting audiophile in the world.

    Yours truly,

    The Most Interesting Audiophile In The World

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    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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    Is that Jesse?

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    ...and yes it is funny.

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    Sources: Pro-ject 2.9 wood Grado Gold cartridge; Oppo BDP-105; Amps: Anthem Integrated 225; PS Audio GCPH Speakers: Polk - LSi15's (sub mod)

    Amps: Sony - STR-DG1000; Outlaw 200 Mono; B&K Reference 200.2; Speakers: Polk - CS2, Monitor 70's, RC80i's; Video: Optoma HD20; FAVI HD-100

    Man Cave
    Sources: Sony PS-LX410, Denon 3910; Amps: Dared sl2000a, HK 3490, Simaudio Moon LP3; Speakers: Polk - SDA 2A's

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    Good one!
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer

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    Classic !
    Mains Polk SDA SRS 2 (modified) Sub M&K MX-100
    Power Pass Aleph 30 & Adcom GFA 5802
    Power Conditioner Furman Elite 15 PF i
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    Center Definitive Technology C-1
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    Pre Cary SLP-98 Hot Rod
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Source Oppo 105
    Wires MIT S3.3

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    Great stuff. I'm envious because such "absurdist" fare is my specialty!

    Onkyo TX-SR 805 System #1 HT AVR
    Office Two Channel: LSi-7s (Nakamichi CA-5, NAD 214, Pioneer BDP51fd)
    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

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