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#1 bilby

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Posted July 17 2016 - 10:07 PM

Is the hi-fi system obsolete?

 


Blowing out some one else's candle won't  make yours burn any brighter.

 

If you understand everything , you must be misinformed.

 

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#2 Moonglow181

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Posted July 17 2016 - 10:21 PM

Not in my shed.....LOL



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Posted July 17 2016 - 10:41 PM

Not In My Cars..... :drummer:  :guitarist:

 

 

 

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Posted August 03 2016 - 09:44 AM

Its moved to the TV. Logitec or one of the big manufacturers just came out with new speakers with a third speaker on top at a 45% angle. Merely by chirping the room the stereo can figure out all the echoes and provide true 3D sound so that, instead of surround sound, it can literally sound like someone is whispering in your ear or whatever.



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Posted August 03 2016 - 10:29 AM

Is the hi-fi system obsolete?

 

What are you actually asking?

 

Hi fidelity vs low quality, or are those big arse 5 piece home speakers systems with 100m of wires obsolete



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Posted August 03 2016 - 02:46 PM

It's not obsolete at my house... but I've got a stash of vintage HiFi gear.

 

 

Short of some very high end stuff you can't buy HiFi gear anymore...

 

 

So while not quite "obsolete" HiFi is dead for the general public that think MP3 on their phone sounds "great".


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Posted August 03 2016 - 06:08 PM

I took my CD player to the tip when having my last spring clean. It was still in working order, but had not been used in years. These days , I copy straight on to the hard  drive of my laptop and then make back up copies elsewhere. I prefer listening to music with headphone that do not require a powerful amp.


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Posted August 03 2016 - 06:14 PM

You have been assimilated...


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Posted August 03 2016 - 09:06 PM

I took my CD player to the tip when having my last spring clean. It was still in working order, but had not been used in years. These days , I copy straight on to the hard  drive of my laptop and then make back up copies elsewhere. I prefer listening to music with headphone that do not require a powerful amp.



Sometimes I do patch it through the guitar amp as every now and then you just need to crank it up

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Posted August 05 2016 - 11:13 AM

I used to have a big kenwood component system. I kind of miss the big old power amps that had simply 2 channels, bass, treble, loudness, and use an external EQ. I simply can't get the same rich sound from the dolby surround digitally equalized receivers. Anyway my Kenwood is long gone because my PC has been my main music player for the last 15 years at least. My current PC audio system cost me about $8 from thrift stores. Harman Kardon speakers and an Onkyo powered sub, sounds good enough for me to not bother with the component stereos much.



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Posted August 05 2016 - 12:22 PM

I still have my old Sanyo 2033 Receiver, the 33 is for 33 watts per channel (75 wpc today). As I remember I bought it because it had really good specs as far a distortion and frequency range for the price.

 

This guy got hit by ball lighting one day and I had to put in a new amp. Back in the day you could buy separate amp chips for each channel.

I have a Pioneer turntable for it, but I hooked it up to my computer.

 

Now I listen to public radio on it out in the garage.

 

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Now I only listen to songs loaded on my hard drive  in my car....

 


 

"Acclinis Falsis Animus Meliora Recusat"

(A mind that is charmed by false appearances refuses better things.)

~ Horace

 

 


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Posted August 05 2016 - 02:16 PM


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#13 Tyrsonswood

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Posted August 05 2016 - 02:22 PM

Speaking of which..... I got a pair of Polk Audio speakers today. They are in excellent condition.


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Posted August 07 2016 - 03:39 AM

In my younger days, admit to have frequently played loud music through speakers. I have come to realise that such behavior is anti-social. Not everyone shares my musical tastes. Headphones are for loud music.
At a Confest one year ( Confest is similar to a Burning Man Festival)  there was a silent disco where everyone wore cordless headphones.


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Posted August 07 2016 - 03:54 AM

I'm on 8+ acres... I'll get as loud as I want. Thank You.

 

 

I've even got outdoor speaker systems planned, and most of the gear to implement them. Idiots better not complain... They shoot guns, I'll play music.


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#16 bilby

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Posted August 07 2016 - 04:09 AM

I'm on 8+ acres... I'll get as loud as I want. Thank You.

 

 

I've even got outdoor speaker systems planned, and most of the gear to implement them. Idiots better not complain... They shoot guns, I'll play music.

Maybe out some music on for wild animals . I know that kangaroos like certain types classical music.


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If you understand everything , you must be misinformed.

 

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Posted August 07 2016 - 07:26 AM

I love loud music but hate headphones.

I used to have a big kenwood component system. I kind of miss the big old power amps that had simply 2 channels, bass, treble, loudness, and use an external EQ. I simply can't get the same rich sound from the dolby surround digitally equalized receivers. Anyway my Kenwood is long gone because my PC has been my main music player for the last 15 years at least.

Couldn't you connect that old system to your PC? I appreciate mp3s and winamp playlists a lot but also have my PC hooked up to an 15 year old hifi system.

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Posted August 07 2016 - 11:45 AM

Yeah, If I lived by myself I probably would have a big hifi hooked to my computer. The wife has different ideas about where the computer belongs, not in the living room. 



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Posted August 07 2016 - 12:07 PM

I just this weekend packed away my old hi fi system To take to work and store it (cant Bring Myself to Throw it out ) 

It Comprises a Sansui Amp 65  Wpc  Maranz CD Player Ariston Q Deck Turntable and Massive B&W  Speakers 

I need the Space For all My other Junk so now I got a JVC micro System 

 

My old speakers !

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New ones !

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#20 Asmo

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Posted August 10 2016 - 04:42 AM

Ha my 15 year old system is also JVC :-D Those jvc speakers aren't the newest right? When I'm gonna replace my old system it will also be with second hand analog stuff :)


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