You know you are an Audiophile when:

You have a dedicated audio room.

Your listening chair is in the “Sweet Spot”.

You have sound treatment on your walls.

You spend hours properly placing and tweaking your speakers.

You understand that properly placed speakers will create a 3D sound stage (placing musicians and singers in localized positions… from  left to right… front to back) [Sound-stage]

Your stereo is worth more than your vehicle.

You know that higher end components do a better job of: being less fatiguing to listen to, creating the imaging (sound-stage), representing the instruments more accurately and with more detail, are more involving.

You are intimately aware of the performance and tonal quality of your system, and can describe the results of any changes in the system.

You are aware of how bad the sound is for the first 3 - 4 songs at any live music event.

98 % of the time… when someone cranks their stereo up and says “This sounds GREAT” you cringe. You could list all the ways and reasons why it sounds awful… but you don’t.

When listening to music… you spend a portion of time listening to and exploring the placement of the sounds in the sound stage, and the quality and detail of your system… with your eyes closed.

You become aware of how bad the sound is on some recordings.

You are painfully aware how awful sound systems are at bars and clubs.

You have increased the sound performance of your system through upgrades and tweaks... multiple times.

You are aware of sound reflections in your home, and live music events.

You continue to learn and try new things.

Out of curiosity… you try various things on your system… to see what, and if… there are any improvements… ie: cables, cords, isolation, dampening… etc.


You post a photo of your system in a FB audio group...  people get bent out of shape... it gets a bit ugly... and you are accused of "Showing Off".
Instead of enjoying what you have, you go on audio forums and s@#t on people for enjoying what they have.
When you post things like:

"Is there any reason a pair of these MLs':

...act as a decent pair of speakers in their own way.  They've got Everything; self-powered with 'designed for' amplification, AMTs'. ESLs'. fast woofers, digital control potential, knobs to twiddle if one's Still not 'Happy', a rational size that might pass 'SOAF' muster ("They're weird looking, and they don't match the drapes...."), and I can't afford even 'borrowing them to see if my pre-amp "plays well" with them' much less Actually Buying Them to how "Right/Wrong" I can be....

....leaving viewers to think I'm either:

- On drugs
- Off my meds
- Needing therapy
- Escaping therapy
- Acting like kenjit
- kenjits' alter ego
- Doing 'This' on purpose, just Because...
- Or just wanting to create feedback betwixt the ears of the reader(s).

Your call, your turn.... ;)

Silopsitically Yurs, J