In any industry, you'll run into specific lexicons. These are words that may mean completely different things in a different setting. Go into a theater and tell an actor to "break a leg" and they'll thank you. Walk into an MMA match and you'll receive a completely different reaction. We run across a number of terms that have different meanings depending on who you talk to. We've taken some and listed them along with, when possible, the meanings to the different groups. Enjoy.
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It was smart of you to move to the other side of the planet before you started bashing the scratchiness found on vinyl.
I wouldn't be caught dead talking like that while still on the same continent as 3db.
Harry New Year !!! "Never wrestle with a turd. Win or lose, you still end up with sh!t all over you." -Swerd
"any speaker system in your budget will be an excruciating experience" ~ TLS
Them's fightin' words!the worst thing that has happened to audio since the accordion.
Wow, I don't know which one is worse the General or the Audiophile.
Can you do a list of the contributions the "Audiophile" has made to the industry?
Lol Tom! Normally you go overboard with your rants. This, however, is spot-on and golden! The soundbar and Bose are sadly omitted, come to think of it.
Last edited by Frans; 02-21-2012 at 02:24 PM.
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This is quite excellent, thanks for the laughs!
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Reel to Reel,
An actual high performance analog format that an Audiophile has never heard of because you can't spend $10K on a needle that can make it sound "meatier with a hint of fragrant fruit overtones."
Vinyl: "Audioholic - a format that just WON'T DIE!!!!"
Tom, that is because it does not deserve to die. And no not only audiophiles have an appreciation for vinyl, many hi-fi fans and music listeners do. Its sound quality and its physical, hold in your hands presence has a quality to it.
If an Audioholic cries " a format that just WON'T DIE!!!"as to vinyl, that audioholic lacks an appreciation for the fine sound quality good vinyl gives. Not only that, they also lack an appreciation for the beauty of it as a physical medium
Ain't no MP3, Streaming Audio, Lossless downloads or even a CD can compare to vinyl in these regards.
Sorry, but I'm really itching to say something about correlation between "Press Release" and product "Previews" and the fact later is too often placed in same place as real product reviews. I really wish that all "previews" will find their place under News & Opinion section.
I hope I didn't offend anyone - it wasn't my intention, but it makes product reviews library much less useful and harder to navigate
This should not taken as a criticism , but as a constructive suggestion and nothing more