Who R U?

A while back Garfish mentioned he lked the idea of getting to know some of us better.As no one has started a thread like this before I will take the plunge.I have been involved in and read many heated exchanges here in AudioGon.I hope no one attacks me for this thread saying "who cares about you,this is audio" Anyway,Im 45 and live in W.N.Y.I have never been married but have a music loving 11 year old daughter who lives with me.I have been a nurse for 20 years.Before that I was a Navy Corpsman for several years.I recently became engaged (first time) to a beautiful 30 year old music loving woman.At my age a 30 year old is a keeper and I have never been happier!! My other interests??Im into vinyl,who has time for anything else??
Why dont all you new AudiogoN 'philes post a short bio??
Here's the deal: The 500th poster gets a FREE CD or LP inc. free shipping from me.My pick after you tell me what you like and if you have a copy already.
Good idea Dave, I'll split the cost with you! I was wondering what happened to this thread, new guys and gals, spill your guts. ~Tim
Hi everybody! I am 28. I've been visiting the site for about a month now and just joined A'gon two days ago. This is a great site! I am a chiropractic physician. I just recently graduated with tons of loans.
Anyway, my first foray into audio was back in 1993 when I was attending the University of Illinois(UIUC). I went to a shop in town and listened to what I thought were Dunlavy SC IV's and Cello equipment, incredible sound. But, I later found out it was actually the SC-I's!!! That did IT. Plus, the salesguy sold me a copy of Stereophile. Bad move. Of course, it was the Recommended Components issue. (Uh-oh is RIGHT!) I started with a Technics receiver, Sony walkman-CD player and Paradigm Phantoms in my dorm room. You could hear me down the hall and around the corner. I mothballed my current system for the last 2 years due to a poor apartment environment and busy schedule. I just started back-up again 3 months ago. Today, I am running all tube equipment and an analog-only front end. System is Merrill KT-1 TT, Morch UP4, Stanton CS100, Music Reference RM5MKIII, Aronov SA-60 and Alon Petites.(All bought used/demo, except UP4.) I am a tweaker to the end too! I am a tweaker even with my car, which is a Nissan 200SX SE-R.(my baby) It is heavily modified and very noisy, but the handling is almost TELEPATHIC! I've lived in Seattle, WA and Sunnyvale, CA and I am now residing in South Jersey. (Family is there) The one thing I miss most about the West Coast besides the incredible weather is MY WINDY MOUNTAIN ROADS! DAMN! Anyway, now that I have a basement and halfway decent room acoustics, I am spending MUCH MORE time tweaking and listening. I am even thinking about tube rolling, it never ends.

Life is short. Enjoy the music.
I am 53, been retired for about 9 years, married to the Love of my Life, next to Jesus Christ, and have raised 5 children. My wife is a Dr. and allows me to play with my expensive hobby. We are in the process of building our "retirement" home on Whidbey Island, Wa, and since we live in sunny So Cal, we are looking forward to "rain, cloudy days and cool weather".

I read these threads almost every day and have learned more about stereo, etc on audiogon in the past few years than doing it myself for the previous 20. I am extremely appreciative of the "friends" I have met via this site and know that I can always find an answer to that reclusive question that pops up now and then.

We have been blessed our entire lives and pray that we can pass those blessings to those who we come into contact with. I always try to offer a hand to those just starting their hobby with pieces of info that I have gleaned over the years. I believe that the more we offer, the more we recieve. This site has always been that way to me, and I pray that it does not go the ebay way with crooks, vandals and etc.......

Thanks to all of you who have been their for me when I needed help, and will continue to be their for others...