Well there's another guy around here I know. Met him at the Porsche dealership btw. He has a mega-bucks system, as good as it gets. Actually everything he has is mega-bucks, he's rich, really rich, filthy rich. The way he goes thru equipment, he could be a high end dealer's only customer. Anyways, I swear he just listens to the equipment, where most say, listen to this CD or that CD, he's like listen to this amp, this player. I don't think he has more then 100 CD/LP, and just the ones he uses to show off the equipment. And plays the same dammed ones over and over. I told the SO, if I swiped a bunch of those CD or LPs would he even replace them??? So I bring my own to listen too. Kinda audiophile slumming.
But he's also a serious art collector. Although the roomed is acoustically designed for the specific purpose of listening, my real kick is sitting in a room with several million dollars in artwork hanging on the walls, so when he dims the room just right to set the mood for listening, I can't pay attention at all to the music, too absorbed with the art work, the music is the background, kinda like a Bose soundwave playing in the kitchen.
So who is the audiophile? Is it the one with the best gear? The most software? Or is there a balance in there someplace?
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