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#15925 - 07/23/03 09:39 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
Spiff - If you lived with me, don't worry, we have the EXACT same pet peeves!

man I HATE it when I don't have silence when listening!

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#15926 - 07/23/03 11:50 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8407
Loc: Tacoma
Light-struck european lagers.

Oops, wrong thread.
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#15927 - 07/23/03 01:32 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1622
How about all the effort it takes to get *in* to a new DVD? I swear, you need to set aside 10 minutes while the popcorn's popping just to get all those security tapes off.

Another pet peeve - sorry, Canada - is that our DVDs have French and English titles on the spines. I mean really, would it be so hard to make individual covers in Canada? By the time you're able to get close enough to read

_The Bourne Identity Collector's Edition / La Memoire dans La Peau Edition du Collectionneur_

you've got every light in the house on! Maybe just a little reversible cover - merchants can flip them for you.

One more - when a DVD advertises 'Special Features' and it is only one - the trailer. Thanks. Good effort.
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#15928 - 07/23/03 03:28 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17920
Loc: NoVA
Ooh, yeah, I forgot about those. CD cases with that stupid plastic tape on the top are also really, really bad (I've got to open tons of those things for my clients... gah). I like they way they shrink wrap it and THEN tape the top shut! Just in case a theif has a portable shrinkwrap machine!
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#15929 - 07/23/03 03:37 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 737
Loc: Scottsdale, Arizona
Those are all good examples, Amie.

I'm getting the impression that Axiom owners are a bit on the anal side, though...

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#15930 - 07/23/03 06:36 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16349
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
You've got to be anal about something else before you're anal about audio. It's an unspoken rule.

All of us started out with "music reproduction systems" that are well below our current standards, right? If we all refused to listen to music on anything less than our current systems, where would we be?

My first system was a Fisher-Price plastic record player -- which worked like a music box.
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#15931 - 07/23/03 07:13 PM Re: My very first audio system
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Registered: 02/09/03
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Mine was an all-in-one stereo turntable/amp/speakers (don't remember the brand; perhaps JVC), which my father bought me when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade (circa 1970). I vividly remember that I would sneak in to my father's den and secretly play his box-set LPs of Beethoven Symphonies 1~9 (Karajan/BPO). I was strictly forbidden to touch those LPs, and of course, that further motivated the young boy to listen to them.

Anyway, that was how I was introduced to orchestral music, to which I have been hooked ever since. Perhaps I should thank my father to disallow those LPs.

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#15932 - 10/17/03 12:51 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
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Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
1. Dust (of any kind - on any of my electronic equipment, namely computer and sound system)

2. DUST!!!!!

3. When someone touches and moves any of my speakers... I have spent enough time with a ruler string to get my speakers EXACTLY where I want them for someone to just move them like that.

4. People who NEED to touch my drivers. Why must they even touch them? Does that make them feel complete? BAH!!

5. People who think I am wierd for listening to music in stereo when I have an "8.1" ch reciever (6.1 + 2xFront FX chans).

6. People who "adjust" my stereo... (need I say more?)

7. People who eat during a movie I play with my system (I don't mind if it's at their place - just not at mine.)

I have many, MANY more; but you all get the picture.
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#15933 - 10/17/03 03:02 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
MiniRock Offline
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Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 494
Loc: Napavine, WA
DUST! DUST! DUST! I'm with you on that DJ. I have an Ionic Breeze (and others through out the house) near the entrance of my theater that helps, but I dust my theater room everyday.
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#15934 - 10/17/03 10:43 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
DJ_Stunna Offline
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Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
Ionic Breezes really work well? I never would have thought that fanless operation could be good. I use a hepa filter - lol, but I still get bad crud.

Heh, I almost forgot my biggest pet peeve - PEOPLE WHO THING BIG BASS AND A LOT OF TREBLE IS GOOD AUDIO! I can't stand it when people come over, listen to my system, and then they are like, "its ok, but you really need more bass." If I wanted bass, I could turn up my 15" Eminence LF Magnum, but I have everything tuned as I would want it. Then when I go see their system, it's just some cerwin vega towers with powered "subs" built in that can barely do under 30 Hz audibly.
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