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Old 07-24-2019, 03:18 AM
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I agree wholeheartedly that we are pleasure seekers and the joy of the music is the primary goal. The music moves me more than anything, but I do get pleasure from the pursuit of sound, and there is also much pleasure for me in a beautiful and well-designed piece of equipment, not unlike the pleasure I get from a work of art.
I agree: Music:Pursuit:Beauty.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:45 PM
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Great post Dan.

So my take is that if one was to, or seriously have degraded loose of hearing and all related to it, well for music listening that way would suck!

Music is like the Sex word or sexy as how cars furniture etc are described at times. It is very similar and maybe cheaper haha... this is a pleasure, gift and a love to love and live for and make time for.

Music is like the old Warner Bros cartoon, it sooths the savage beast It is the sound track of your life, it takes you back to a place, a time, a loved one. OH GOD such a spot on Thread Dan..

thank you buddy!
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:47 PM
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Dave.......I like that, "It is the sound track of your life." Excellent. .
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Old 07-25-2019, 02:36 PM
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Music is one of life's great pleasures. It is also universal across all cultures. When shared, music creates bonds between people. Music can make you smile, make you cry, and all the emotions in between. It is powerful and can instantly pull distant memories back into perfect focus like a bookmark. Whether live or reproduced, music captures our soul, grips us emotionally, and brings pleasure to our lives. I can't imagine the world without music.

Audiophiles, or audio enthusiasts if you prefer, are not so dissimilar to those who do not share our intense passion for lifelike, accurate audio reproduction in our homes. For many all it takes to get their foot tapping is something as simple as a tabletop or battery operated transistor radio, or ear buds and their smartphone. It is the music that moves us, all of us. As audio enthusiasts, we simply take reproduction of music more seriously, although I am not positive we are more fulfilled by the experience than those less committed to our obsession. The pleasure is in the music for all to share.
I had one of my oldest friends come for a visit this week. I got hiim interested in my Node2 two and tidal(which he has already signed up for)
the whole weekend was remember this one remember that. Did you know Jimmy Paige was the sessions guitarist on this track. we laid down so many albums those three nights .... Clapton, Jimi , Zepplin, Cream , Blind Faith, Wings , Stones, Beattles. Then we relived concerts we went to and ended up at Rock Of Ages record store we used to frequent as kids
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:21 PM
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I had one of my oldest friends come for a visit this week. I got hiim interested in my Node2 two and tidal(which he has already signed up for)
the whole weekend was remember this one remember that. Did you know Jimmy Paige was the sessions guitarist on this track. we laid down so many albums those three nights .... Clapton, Jimi , Zepplin, Cream , Blind Faith, Wings , Stones, Beattles. Then we relived concerts we went to and ended up at Rock Of Ages record store we used to frequent as kids
Doug.......That's exactly what I am talking about. Music bonds people. It allows us to time travel without ever leaving the couch. Music is medicine for the soul. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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It's all about pleasure. We constantly talk about audio components, cables, tweaks, speakers, acoustic treatments, isolation, digital, analog, and on and on. We boast of audible improvements as we advance our way through product after product in an unending search for audio nirvana. Ultimately though, it all boils down to one thing. It is pleasure we seek, that special feeling of happy satisfaction. It is the gratification and contentment we experience from our audio systems that drive us toward that ever elusive, nearly unobtainable goal of complete fulfillment. It isn't about better this or that, higher highs or lower lows, it is about pleasure, the ultimate end game of all our audio system endeavors.

Our sense of self-esteem is rewarded through our ears, eyes, touch, and emotions as we interact with our sound systems. The pleasure of this experience reinforces our sense of personal identity, thus pleasure is gained from recognition of one's achievement. Yes, we go on and on about the large, small, precise, even trivial details of our sound systems, but that is not the bottom line. It is the intense quest for pleasure that motivates us. The rest is just something for us to talk about.


Foodies can have their comfort food. Music is my comfort food. Don’t get me wrong though...I eat like a fat kid!

Good post, Dan!
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:25 AM
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Great thoughts and perspective Dan. Music is to the soul as Math is to the brain. Both are universal and bring us together to enjoy life and communicate.

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Music is one of life's great pleasures. It is also universal across all cultures. When shared, music creates bonds between people. Music can make you smile, make you cry, and all the emotions in between. It is powerful and can instantly pull distant memories back into perfect focus like a bookmark. Whether live or reproduced, music captures our soul, grips us emotionally, and brings pleasure to our lives. I can't imagine the world without music.

Audiophiles, or audio enthusiasts if you prefer, are not so dissimilar to those who do not share our intense passion for lifelike, accurate audio reproduction in our homes. For many all it takes to get their foot tapping is something as simple as a tabletop or battery operated transistor radio, or ear buds and their smartphone. It is the music that moves us, all of us. As audio enthusiasts, we simply take reproduction of music more seriously, although I am not positive we are more fulfilled by the experience than those less committed to our obsession. The pleasure is in the music for all to share.
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