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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.

 

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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....

 


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Posted August 05 2016 - 02:16 PM


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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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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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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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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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Posted August 10 2016 - 07:31 AM

I visited my soon to be 93 year old father over the week end and had to get his "system" up and running for him.....again.

 

He has an old Fisher receiver from the 70's that hardly works, an old something or other turntable and a dried out 10 inch speaker system.

 

So the turntable wasn't sending anything to the amp and it was buzzing and popping or doing nothing at all. So first I had to check out the wires coming out of the arm for continuity, then the RCA cables that were patched together in four different places with wire nuts and electric tape. Next I had to remove the input jacks and re-solder a wire onto one jack. The turntable selector switch needed cleaned but I'd have to disassemble the whole cabinet as the top is not removable and he didn't want to do that.

 

Still didn't work so I pulled the needle cartridge out, removed all the wires and cleaned the posts, connectors, and needle. Then it worked if you ran it in mono but not stereo, so I hoped he wouldn't notice. He didn't. 

 

For a little while, then it quit again, so I took the cartridge out and jammed a little piece of notepaper stock under the contacts to raise them up for better contact. Then it started working in stereo, but not mono. So I said, "Good enough, don't touch anything."

 

He was happy, we put on a Mitch Miller album, the Ink Spots, and Doris Day. Not much bass but it works and he's happy.

 

I keep forgetting to look at Good Will for a new system for him.


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Posted August 10 2016 - 10:30 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 :)

Yeah its the Latest one It has a valve Amplifier  and Bluetooth 


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Posted August 10 2016 - 11:05 AM

rap into thin air



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Posted August 11 2016 - 08:22 PM

I still like the tube amps dont care how old they get. heres a tip for speakers with paper cones, take glycerin and water 50/50 and lightly spray the

cone. water will evaporate leaving the glycerin behind. also speakers with linen surounds will last forever. parts can be found at simply speakers.

nothing sounds as good to me as a bass speaker in a 2-3 cuft box



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Posted August 12 2016 - 02:49 AM

Not exactly on topic, but good music.

 

"a garage band....

...from Seattle!

Guess it's better than....

...breading cattle!

YEAH!"


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Posted October 23 2016 - 02:18 AM

This is my hifi system, I don't need anything else.

 

Xiaomi Bluetooth box $25

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Xioami Piston earphones $25

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And of course my smart phone. Technology is great.


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Posted October 23 2016 - 02:21 AM

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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I had those same speakers for 30 years, gave them away earlier this year. 


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Posted October 23 2016 - 08:45 AM

Not in my house - Music was,is and will hold an important part of my life


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Posted October 23 2016 - 05:38 PM

Not in my house - Music was,is and will hold an important part of my life

But you no longer need a hifi system to listen to the music.

Reasonable cost personal earphones have way better quality sound than really expensive speakers, and you can listen without interruptions. 

And the small portable boom box lets you share when you want, wherever you are.

 

Big hifi systems no longer serve any purpose. Small has replaced big.


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Posted October 23 2016 - 08:02 PM

 

Big hifi systems no longer serve any purpose. 

 

 

True, unless you respect quality sound.


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