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Thanks. It's a Marantz 2220B.My pride and joy. 

how does that thing sound?

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how does that thing sound?

Fantastically warm. Many say tube like, all I know it just sounds damn good. The loudness function is one of the best out there IMO, adds just the perfect amount of kick and high end, really makes anything, speakers or headphones come alive.

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When your friend mentions all the specs on the new iPhone 5 and you tell him that it doesnt have a Wolfson DAC so no thankstongue_smile.gif

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When your friend mentions all the specs on the new iPhone 5 and you tell him that it doesnt have a Wolfson DAC so no thanks:tongue_smile:
I could make a DAC based on the TOTL Wolfson... doesn't mean it would sound close to even middle of the line Cirrus Logic when designed properly.
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When your friend mentions all the specs on the new iPhone 5 and you tell him that it doesnt have a Wolfson DAC so no thankstongue_smile.gif

LOL 

 

This, this so much

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When you see smartphones with "Beats Certified Audio" and at first gag, then realize that might just mean the manufacturer didn't put crappy audio components into the device, then start investigating...

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I have those radio shack cables!
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when you see a picture on facebook from a friend in a music course and can identify the headphones they're using to monitor their work...and wonder why they're not using a better model

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When you understand terms used to describe sound.

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When you see smartphones with "Beats Certified Audio" and at first gag, then realize that might just mean the manufacturer didn't put crappy audio components into the device, then start investigating...

But sadly, you find out it's a terrible software EQ that only boosts the low end. And yet again you gag.

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But sadly, you find out it's a terrible software EQ that only boosts the low end. And yet again you gag.


It's in the hardware as well actually. The FR response is actually not even near flat.

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Some of these posts are kind of stretching the term "audiophile". Audiophiles probably think Dr. Dre is the cohost of loveline and mp3s are a kind of Mazda. That stuff isn't even on the map in "audiophile" communities.

 

I don't think owning ATH-M50s and listening to CDs instead of 40kbs AAC makes one an audiophile. That's just an average consumer who has functional hearing and some spending money.

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Some of these posts are kind of stretching the term "audiophile". Audiophiles probably think Dr. Dre is the cohost of loveline and mp3s are a kind of Mazda. That stuff isn't even on the map in "audiophile" communities.

 

I don't think owning ATH-M50s and listening to CDs instead of 40kbs AAC makes one an audiophile. That's just an average consumer who has functional hearing and some spending money.

This, so much this.

You know your an audiophile when you invest more in CD's than your friends have in cars..........

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I don't think owning ATH-M50s and listening to CDs instead of 40kbs AAC makes one an audiophile. That's just an average consumer who has functional hearing and some spending money.

 

If that truly were the average consumer, then somewhere ~50% of music listeners would have higher end setups than that. I would argue that being an 'audiophile' is just someone who appreciates good quality sound.

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If that truly were the average consumer, then somewhere ~50% of music listeners would have higher end setups than that. I would argue that being an 'audiophile' is just someone who appreciates good quality sound.

 

 

I define an audiophile who pays close attention to the sound of their music in order to purchase the equipment to achieve the sound they want.  Not necessarily "appreciating good quality sound" because that varies per person.  And also it doesn't include people who buy headphones because of their mainstream popularity.

Long story short, if you've visited Head-fi and asked for suggestions at least once, you're an audiophile lol

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