Things you tell yourself and what they really mean

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by birchoak, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. birchoak

    birchoak Hi-Fi Nut Subscriber

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    1. I need a big stack of receivers in case one goes dead. Actually meaning: I love receivers. I am going to build a fort whose walls are made from Yamaha, Kenwood, Sansui, Pioneer, Scott, and McIntosh receivers, then I'm going to turn everything on at once.

    2. This is my hobby. Means: I cannot stop buying audio equipment.

    3. Hmm. I bet I can fix that. Ok, lemme just click on Buy It Now. Means: My entire family is asleep and I am looking at 40 year old amplifiers on Ebay.

    4. The bass sounds a little weak in that song. Could mean:
    a) Time for new speakers!
    b) Time for a 250 watt amp!
    c) Time to recap the entire receiver!

    How about you?
     
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  2. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I'm tired of getting cheated - I'm buying new.

    Actually means:

    I'm tired of getting cheated - I'm buying new. :D
     
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  3. jcamero

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    I really need to get rid of all my excess gear that I never use.

    Actually means:

    I want to buy/try more gear.
     
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    It wasn't really that expensive means Holy shit I dropped way more cash on it than I thought I would!
     
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  5. EngineerNate

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    "I can fix that up in an hour or two no problem" -> It's 3 AM, every curse word in the dictionary plus some new ones have been uttered, and I've finally found the true source of the issue.... I think.
     
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  6. Alobar

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    I just ran up $1500 on the card for audio equipment actually means life is really short and the end is always near.
     

     

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  7. Bodyblue

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    I tell myself that "I have enough money to pretty much buy what I want so I don't lie to myself"..,...so I do just that. When I get over full, I sell to make room for different stuff.
     
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  8. RickeyM

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    I don't want to listen to any really hi-end systems. Mine sounds great already.
    Meaning: I don't have the dough to upgrade anything yet.
     
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  9. birchoak

    birchoak Hi-Fi Nut Subscriber

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    Ha ha ha! I love it! I'm hearing things I say to myself. I think there a lot of similarities in our collective behaviors. :)
     
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  10. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    "They really aren't that big, baby."

    Actually meant.

    My wife came home from work early and caught me setting up K-horns before I could get them in corners.
     
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    This is the perfect project for next winter when I've nothing else to do . . . means an addition to several previous winter projects that will collect dust for several years before going to a thrift. Or the dump.
     
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  12. dcmfan

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    "In terms of cubic inches, these are the smallest speakers I have."

    Means:

    "Why can't I put the Magnepans in the living room?"
     
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  13. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    Nice one.
     
  14. macgolf

    macgolf "overcome by art" Subscriber

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    "That unit will integrate perfectly with the rest of my ___(3rd, 4th, fill in blank) system." - "How can I possibly have a 4th system if I don't use this unit to start my 3rd?"
     
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  15. macgolf

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    "Spring and Summer are great for accumulating discounted gear to sell(at a profit) during the upcoming Winter selling season" - "Winter is an great time to evaluate the gear purchased, this past Spring and Summer, and potentially sell during the next Winter selling season"
     
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  16. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Me: I really want to try out "x, y and z" speakers. What argument can I make for that?

    Wife: Breaking into my thoughts -- Don't even think of moving / selling off "my" Tannoy's.

    Me: Glad I have a wife who loves music AND big speakers. Wait, when did they become "her" Tannoy's?

    :)
     
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  17. EngineerNate

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    I'm just jelly you have the funds and space for some big Tannoys. The Tannoy based PA system at my college church is still one of my favorite sounding live setups. I've wanted to experience some of their high end audiophile gear ever since.
     
  18. RickeyM

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    Don't even worry about it. Besides when momma's happy, everybody's happy :D
     
  19. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    The Tannoy's (GRF Rectangles) have been "in the family" since new so it was more a matter of having the space than the funds. And they sat in storage for quite a while since we lived in apartments prior to getting a house. Our living room is still too small for them to really breathe - - the "sweet spot" is when you stand behind the couch - - but they have a sound that I and the wife love and can "entertain" the whole block when our windows are open. When the wife heard them for the first time she was like "what the hell is that"? "It" was the bass notes reverberating up from the "sound chamber" below (read crawl space) and the huge "bubble" around the speakers creating a sound stage she had never experienced before. I guess it's no wonder why she calls them "her" Tannoy's. :)
     
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  20. birchoak

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    Ok, you can't talk like this about speakers and not post some pictures; you're killing me. Which Tannoys are they, specifically?
     
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