Movies with stereo gear in them.
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Hello all,
 
After being a bit of a headfi introvert, I am finally starting my first thread.  I apologize first of all, if this is a duplicate thread.  Second, I apologize if this is not posted in the right section.  I just didn't feel right putting it in the gear threads because it is about movies, not the stereos.  Anyway, on to the post!  I can think of a few movies with nicer stereos in them:
 
9 1/2 Weeks: McIntosh, Nakamichi tape deck, couldn't make out the others.
High Fidelity: Can't remember.
Love Potion Number 9: I think it was NAD gear.
 
Those are the only 3 I can think of.  Any others?
 
 
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Damn you!
 
You've got me thinking of a film with a a load of McIntosh gear and I'm sure was a high-end turntable. It featured quite well in the film, too, not just something in the background.
 
Grrr, can't think of it now! It'll come.
 
All I remember from the film is: An older gentleman is in his nice house, I think theirs boxes around and possibly the only thing he's unpacked is his hifi gear. His ex-wife (possibly) visits about something and I think he takes a heart-attack or passes out for some reason.
 
Annoying.
 
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In one of the "Three... Extremes" short films, the middle one I believe, the guy has a McIntosh stereo
 
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The Mechanic has a pretty sweet audiophile setup. Don't know what any of it is though.




 
 
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When I saw that movie I was like, "I want to be that guy"
 
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Love Potion Number 9
 
 
 

One of my favorite movies of all time.
 
 
I marvel when multi-billion dollar snot like Inconception and Na'vi Pocahontas get better reviews than LP#9.
 
The slow-mo chase scene had me screaming laughing - many, many times.
 
 
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I seem to remember seeing some AudioEngine A5s in The Social Network, at one of the offices. Not super high end, but not bad for an office!
 
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Most of the stuff I can remember from movies looked like crap, but I'm reading an old novel atm that features not one, but two, audiophiles. One Russian, one English and both have the same dream - to spend their retirement nesteggs on the gear needed to listen to Beethoven until they die. It was written back in the 80s, and the whole thing revolves around a spy code based on music - its more about the brutality of the Russian Gulag than audio, but I still find it interesting when the heroes normally have more cliched and predictable hobbies.
 
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I think there's some hifi gear at Matt Damon's "the departed"
 
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There's a gorgeous J.A. Michell Hydraulic Transcriptor in "A Clockwork Orange."

Fun trivia fact: Michell designed and built the spaceship in "2001."
 
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I think there's some hifi gear at Matt Damon's "the departed"


has some Mcintosh and I think some sennheiser headphones.  If my memory serves me correctly they were HD280.
 
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Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? 
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The scene in the movie was funny, but the book took it to a whole other level with an entire chapter devoted to extolling the virtues of Huey Lewis and th
 
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