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    I have asked this elsewhere but let's give it a shot here. What is you contentment level of your system as it stands now?

    1 = I am very content, I live in audio nirvana.

    10 = I am ready to sell it all and take up badminton.

    I am a tinkerer by nature so I am always changing something just for the "what if" factor. My core system right now I am at around a 2. What say you?
    Marty

  • #2
    I'll say I am at 2 as of now in terms of satisfaction with my system.
    Christian
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    • #3
      I think you're always content until you hear something better.

      That said, I'm a hard grader so I say 4-ish.

      Enter soap box. Life is too short to be doing something you don't enjoy. I really think we should focus on the half full of water eg. isn't it amazing what my system can do and every once in while give a glimpse of reality rather than the half empty glass of water it'll never sound like live music. That's what I especially love about everyone here. Tons of enthusiasm for the hobby bereft of that old cynicism. Step off soap box!
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      • nc42acc
        nc42acc commented
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        I like your comment Myles. I hope you didn't detect any cynicism in my thread. If I am home I listen to music EVERY day with enthusiasm. My glass is 3/4 full and I am blessed with what I have.

    • #4
      I am going with 1

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      • #5
        I'm either a 2 or 3. A few tweaks and I think I can be a 1 pretty easily...
        Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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        • #6
          Tonight I am hitting a -1, Blind Faith has taken me into audio nirvana.
          Marty

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          • #7
            1

            BTW Badminton is big in SEA and I was a nationally ranked player. I now listen to music and no longer play Badminton

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            • nc42acc
              nc42acc commented
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              Jack I hope I did not offend you it was the first sport that came to mind. You are the antithesis of my thread, you quit badminton for audio.

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            #3.1

            nc42acc commented
            02-23-2016, 09:21 PM


            I like your comment Myles. I hope you didn't detect any cynicism in my thread. If I am home I listen to music EVERY day with enthusiasm. My glass is 3/4 full and I am blessed with what I have.
            None whatsoever.
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • #9
              No worries Marty Badminton is one of the fastest racquet sports but only when played at a competitive level. It does look dumb in the park I stopped because of injuries. Music kept me sane while I transitioned back to Golf. I just found it funny that yes I am the antithesis

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              • #10
                Surprisingly, regardless of the low cost budget nature of my system, I am thoroughly satisfied with the overall sound I get from it. I wouldn't mind a few extra Hz extension at the bottom end, but I totally enjoy the time I spend listening to music on it. Even after time with better gear in for review, stepping back down to my own gear doesn't often make me want to change anything. I appreciate better gear and better systems, but I love what I've put together within my operating budget.

                Badminton is a great sport. I thought I was good, and way back in college was asked to assist the instructor in a "competitive badminton" phys ed class. Went great until some freshman from Malaysia asked if he could play against me. Turns out he was some junior national champion or something. Badminton is like the national sport there. I don't think i scored a single point against him in several games the rest of the semester.
                Steve Lefkowicz
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                • #11
                  Virtual foot in mouth. Anyone want to help me pull it out?
                  Marty

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                  • #12
                    I land at about a 3.
                    I know that there can had more, but right now this is out of my reach, I don't have the money to do anything about it.

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                    • #13
                      Sufjan Stevens helping make it a solid 1.5.
                      Avalon Time, Walker Proscenium, Koetsu Coralstone, Air Tight PC-1 Supreme, Goldfinger Statement, Dalby record weight, Kondo KSL-SFz step-up, Jadis JP80-MC...heavily modified, Convergent Audio JL-2 Black Path, Sony NS999 ES Modwright modded, full loom High Fidelity Ultimate cables, Rel S-5 sub, Stillpoints ultra and 5's, Shun Mook, Dalby footers, Critical Mass bases, Acoustic System Resonators, Magnum Dynalab Etude, Telefunkens throughout, assorted fuses, Furutech outlets, PurePower conditioner.

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                      • #14
                        In terms of what I own and where I would one day like to take it, probaby a 3.
                        With regards to enjoyment it's probably a 1.
                        Sounds a bit contradictory, but I never let the system or any system interfere with my musical enjoyment.
                        Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                        • #15
                          Totally content, "1" with the system for nearly 15 years! Room, I'd say 4-5 for now.

                          david
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