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#206776 - 05/03/08 10:35 AM Your first Audiophile moment
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7042
Loc: Canada
OK, I'm bored.

Mine was in 1977 In Banff Alberta in front of a pair of Klipsh speakers that were worth around 5-7 grand at the time. The album was Dark Side of the Moon, a direct pressing from the original master.

The track was the one with the female vocals rumoured to be Linda Ronstadt.

It was truely an amazing moment for me. Up to that point, I had no idea that recorded music could sound so real.
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#206784 - 05/03/08 11:39 AM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: fredk]
ClayB Offline
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Registered: 04/19/08
Posts: 40
Loc: Minneapolis,MN USA
Also from the 70's:

My parents had a decent HiFi but nothing grand. One night we went over to a friend of my parents who was blind. He had this amazing looking rack of gear (all SAE I think) and some speakers I do not remember but there were taller than I was. Then the real treat; our friend sat me down in his special chair and nimbly fired this thing up. The Moody Blues, Seventh Sojourn. I heard it before and knew it well, but listening to Lost In A Lost World that night made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

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#206786 - 05/03/08 11:43 AM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1334
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Well I'm a couple of decades earlier, 1958. It was Elvis's Golden Hits, playing on a Sears bought Seabreeze record player.

It doesn't compare to todays equipment but it was enough to get a 12 year old hooked for life.

Keep in mind my definition of Audiophile is "something one uses to sharpen the needle on a record player"

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#206829 - 05/04/08 12:45 AM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: FordPrefect]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7042
Loc: Canada
Funny you should mention a seabreeze. A year before I got my first stereo, may aunt gave me CSNY Dejavu and my grama give me a seabreeze record player. Neil Young singing Helpless inspired me to pick up a guitar and learn how to play and sing.
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#206878 - 05/04/08 08:52 PM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 10/03/05
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Loc: Toronto
I'd like to say my first audiophile moment was about gear but that was only partly right. My first real equipment that connected me with the music was this piece, Sony's first transistor radio from 1960. It let me listen endlessly to AM radio. Presley, Orbison and Duane Eddy all day long.


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#206883 - 05/04/08 09:14 PM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1200
Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Jakeman,

Do you have Orbison's "Black and White Night" on HD-DVD? It is a fantastic recording.
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#206901 - 05/05/08 12:23 AM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: SRoode]
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
Thanks for that tip, SRoode. I'm still looking for good concert HD DVDs for my defunct XA2 and I've always been an Orbison fan. I'm going to order it tomorrow. \:\)
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#206923 - 05/05/08 09:12 AM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: jakeman]
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 868
Loc: WI
When my parents purchsed a Magnavox stereo home entertaiment console, the world had been mono to that point.
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#206955 - 05/05/08 11:35 AM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I wouldn't call it an audiophile moment, more of a musical awakening. You could say that my exposure to music was rather sheltered; my parents only listened to classical music. While I can appreciate that now as an adult, I wanted to hear new things -- like what my friends at school were listening to. When I was in 4th or 5th grade, I was given a little 9V battery powered AM/FM radio. I would listen to it at night by balancing it on my ear as I lay on my pillow. It wasn't even stereo, but I loved it.

I "hacked" (as they'd call it these days) the radio for better reception, by removing the antenna from the body, mounting it at the top of my wall with a couple push pins, and running a wire from it down to my bed (I slept on a top bunk) where I connected it back to the radio.

The radio stations I'd listen to most were out of LA. One was Pirate Radio, which played the likes of Guns 'n Roses, Def Leppard, Metallica, and other big names in the harder side of rock. The other station was 97.1 KLSX, where Jim Laad opened up my ears to Classic Rock. (Incidentally, Tom Petty wrote a tribute to him called "The Last DJ".)
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#207017 - 05/05/08 03:36 PM Re: Your first Audiophile moment [Re: pmbuko]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Mom handed over her box of 45s when we were old enough to play them (and learned the hard way about vinyl handling)... so I grew up on a steady diet of Jan & Dean, Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, the Piltdown Men, the Ventures (those were dad's), Lesley Gore, Del Shannon, and all that stuff...

My brother and I had an ever-evolving turntable setup as our uncle would upgrade his stuff and give us his old stuff... then I started getting into speaker building... and then got right back out.

Bren R.

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