Originally Posted by hoopsrgreat
exactly.... It might take me 40 ,minutes to figure something out on my own, when asking a question in here some of you have the answer off the top of your head...That would be... a waste of your time? No?
but then you would have the satisfaction of knowing you figured it out and learned something on your own
that is part of being an enthusiast-hobbyist, isn't it
then on the issue of time wasting...you don't know that I'm probably one of the oldest running Pioneer enthusiasts left on AVSForum, having been here posting, answering, digging, talking directly with Pioneer marketing, helping in Pioneer threads for 10+ years. not boasting per se, but I'm probably considered one of the remaining Pio-gurus left
Many had gone to the Dark Side of Denon/Marantz with Audyssey.
but there are many many other well-informed users here and many know far more than I about various topics. I'll be the 1st to admit I'm not a computer based audio file expert. I'm pretty beginner level, use itunes or WMP and have little knowledge compared to some of you expert PC audio fans.
and I've been diligently trying to be helpful with jer specifically all thru his bass issues...really. even he would have to admit that.
and yes, I do think that responsible owners should read the manual and do their best to figure things out. I am old-school on that, for quite a few years. after all, someone has to read the manuals and fully understand what's in them to be able to answer all you eager new owners
why not join in and then you too can become a contributor
to the forum's knowledge and be able to pay it forward to help others who have issues. its not all about helping me
out of my dilemma
I'm being perfectly honest when I say that rarely have I had to ask a question about how to use my gear. I would say probably 98% of all my 7600 posts have been either helping others or participating in technical oriented information on hardware, the guts, acoustics, room correction schemes, surround processing, audio & video tech information, and occasionally I post in HDTV programming threads about shows I'm watching - hating or loving
I'm not a dealer, installer, just an enthusiast owner.
in the last few years, there are fewer well-informed "gurus" helping out in Pioneer threads. for computer audio questions, at least in this thread, I'm not so hot, forum member soniky is a great go-to member on computer audio, outboard DAC's and the intricacies of software media players for computer audio.
so let's share the burden & all learn more. I truly hope jer ( and you) wants to be someone who can help as much as ask
He seems genuinely interested in becoming a very active Pioneer owner - there's my olive branch Edited by ss9001 - 11/27/13 at 1:43pm