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I found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDQcOcJJk-E
A lot of people were giving him a hard time. I feel like they are his speakers. He should be able to listen to what he wants on them. I see a lot of people leave rude comments on youtube stereo videos.
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If I was Magnepan I would do everything in my power to have this video removed.
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Is listening to rap music on magnepan frowned upon.........?


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I found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDQcOcJJk-E
A lot of people were giving him a hard time. I feel like they are his speakers. He should be able to listen to what he wants on them. I see a lot of people leave rude comments on youtube stereo videos.
For example,
If I was Magnepan I would do everything in my power to have this video removed.
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I'm a former Maggie owner and I listened to all kinds of music on them and enjoyed all of it. Frankly, I don't give a flip about what anyone else thinks about what music I play on my speakers.

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Rap music is frowned on by audiophiles, regardless of the speaker. The only recordings audiophiles like are technically excellent but artistically dull.
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Rap music is frowned on by audiophiles, regardless of the speaker. The only recordings audiophiles like are technically excellent but artistically dull.

haha totally agree with this comment!
on the suggested videos this one came up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cbJk...eature=related that is Audiophiles type of music which sounds dull and boring to me. I say listen to what you want when you want and enjoy the hell out of it.

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Rap music is frowned on by audiophiles, regardless of the speaker. The only recordings audiophiles like are technically excellent but artistically dull.

Some of them don't see any use for subs, either. LOL

Any hip hop, dance, rap, trance, trip hop, house, etc. music is frowned upon by old audiophiles. The nu-audiophile has a much broader palette (he says, while he listens to Dogzilla's Without You Ronald van Gelderen Remix)

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Rap music is frowned on by audiophiles...........

Malarkey.

WTF is an "audiophile", anyway?

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The only recordings audiophiles like are technically excellent but artistically dull.

Just one of the reasons DVD-A and SACD failed IMO.
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Just one of the reasons DVD-A and SACD failed IMO.

I personally don't feel my favorite bands (Rush and Pink Floyd) are artistically dull, and each released a new DVD-A or SACD within the past year. I'm glad I'm not an audiophile .

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Always kills me that people read the comments on YouTube videos.

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Always kills me that people read the comments on YouTube videos.

Sometimes I can't help but to notice the first two ("most popular") comments.

That kills me almost always. Usually it's just some idiot posting the funniest line in the vid, which is a complete spoiler, and then a heap of other idiots thumbing it up so it gets shoved at the top.

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Just one of the reasons DVD-A and SACD failed IMO.

Just browsing the SACD selection at Amazon makes me sleepy. I really hate the snobbish prejudice that the only good music is music for old folks. Really gives me the impression that a lot of these self-described audiophiles are a bunch of pretentious twats.

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Rap music is frowned on by audiophiles, regardless of the speaker. The only recordings audiophiles like are technically excellent but artistically dull.

Which questions whether audiophiles have anything to prove at all... no taste? no concept of science? At least got loads of $

Also the reason why rap probably sounds bad to them is because their inefficient speakers can't handle playing until peak volume.
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Listening to rap on any kind of speakers is frowned upon

But yah, your average "audiophile" likes to brag about $100 cables and listens to Jazz through a pair of Sennheiser HD600 or AKG K701 *yawn* and don't think of anything with actual bass impact, you are "coloring" the sound!

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You don't usually hear rap and Magnepan in the same sentence. My main speakers are Mag type speakers (hybrid ribbons.) I like all kinds of music but rap is not one of them. I do like some music that has a lot of bass to it, that's where my subs come into play.

This is an example of a song i play that has some solid bass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov073K6o0ZI

A bit more melodic but still bass comes into play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJDf1atIuBc&ob=av2e

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You don't usually hear rap and Magnepan in the same sentence. My main speakers are Mag type speakers (hybrid ribbons.) I like all kinds of music but rap is not one of them. I do like some music that has a lot of bass to it, that's where my subs come into play.

This is an example of a song i play that has some solid bass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov073K6o0ZI

A bit more melodic but still bass comes into play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJDf1atIuBc&ob=av2e

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Listening to rap on any kind of speakers is frowned upon

But yah, your average "audiophile" likes to brag about $100 cables and listens to Jazz through a pair of Sennheiser HD600 or AKG K701 *yawn* and don't think of anything with actual bass impact, you are "coloring" the sound!

I would think that the people here that enjoy their audio/video would try and avoid blanket statements about their peers? Everyone is an individual, we ALL have different tastes/preferences.

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My experience has been that audiophiles don't give a rat's tail what anyone else listens to on anything; why would they?

On the other hand, it may not make a lot of sense to use those speakers for rap, since they are dynamically limited and have no bass.

I would think that it would make more sense to use speakers that would do a better job, especially in the bass.

I guess it all depends on whether you think people who like rap "music" have adequate brain function to pick what will work best.





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I found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDQcOcJJk-E
A lot of people were giving him a hard time. I feel like they are his speakers. He should be able to listen to what he wants on them. I see a lot of people leave rude comments on youtube stereo videos.
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My experience has been that audiophiles don't give a rat's tail what anyone else listens to on anything; why would they?


I don't know. Why don't you tell us why they feel the need to judge?

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I just realized what the whole problem is here!

You guys are confusing heavy metal rock with actual MUSIC!!!

It's miserable distorted crap BEFORE it's ever recorded...duhhhh.


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I personally don't feel my favorite bands (Rush and Pink Floyd) are artistically dull, and each released a new DVD-A or SACD within the past year. I'm glad I'm not an audiophile .

I agree there are some good titles like Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, but for every good title there are probably a hundred obscrue artists that are uninspiring and bland. Just nothing out there that mainstream music lovers would waste their time on.

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Just browsing the SACD selection at Amazon makes me sleepy. I really hate the snobbish prejudice that the only good music is music for old folks. Really gives me the impression that a lot of these self-described audiophiles are a bunch of pretentious twats.

I've been on a DVD-A, DTS CD, Dual Disc and SACD hunt lately and go through almost every page on Amazon and theres not much thats even remotely interesting. And the ones I do want are $150+ just for used title.
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i would think that the people here that enjoy their audio/video would try and avoid blanket statements about their peers? Everyone is an individual, we all have different tastes/preferences.

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