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    Thank you

    I just wanted to say thank you to all our forum members. We are going into our fourth year and Audioshark has become the true "friendliest" audio forum. We all have a tremendous amount of stress in our lives. Mortgages. Job related stresses. Financial concerns. House repairs. Saving for retirement or saving for the kids college fund. Work commitments, travel, the list goes on and on. The last thing we want to do is unwind after a tough day, with a glass of our favorite beverage, some sweet songs playing in the background to engage in the endless war of cyber fighting - where nobody wins.

    Here's the fact: nobody is right and nobody is wrong. In this hobby, it's about budget, personal preferences and experiences. Nothing else matters. You can't hit someone over the head with graphs and charts to convince them electrostatics are king. You can't beat people into submission with measurements to convince them solid state amps are superior to all tube amps by showing them a tube amps poor measurements, distortion, etc. We like what we like and we don't like what we don't like. The key is respect through experience, not ignorance. Learning from one another is one of the greatest reasons we have this forum, but nothing can take the place of our own experiences. Our members don't trot out some graph or chart to prove an amp or speaker is a poor design, they go and listen and often, they are surprised by the result. But the key - is listening, experience for oneself and sharing those experiences, good, bad or indifferent. I encourage all forum members to attend the shows - especially Axpona and RMAF. No, shows aren't the best, but they are a great place to get a taste of what's out there.

    Our members aren't afraid to ask those seemingly silly basic questions either and feel safe that not everyone is expected to know everything. I can't tell you the number of people I've talked to over the past few years about computer audio. It is confusing! Our members talk about their experiences - a trip to hear a friends system, a audio show they attended or a dealer demo. Our forum members know that you can hear everything you can measure, but you can't measure everything you hear. They don't design imaginary systems on paper and proclaim they will beat anything out there. They don't talk about a product based on measurements, they discuss it based on actual experiences. Our members have brought us new local manufacturers and have brought us some interesting new products. Our members bring us new bands and great new musicians we've never heard of before.

    We have a great group of people, many from all around the world. I've learned a lot from those in South Africa, France and other parts of Europe, Australia, Asia and more. We've learned about great products and great music from around the world.

    Thank you again to all members for your continuing support, professionalism and for making Audioshark the best audio forum.
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    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

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    Re: Thank you

    Thanks for having us! This site Rocks
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    Brian

    Main System - Rotel 1072 > VAC CLA1 MKII > Couterpoint NPS-400 > Clearfield Continentals > Synergistic Cables
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    Re: Thank you

    +1

    What he said.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Thanks for having us! This site Rocks
    Jock

    If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

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    Workshop: Lumin S1, Border Patrol, Volti Vittora w Volti subs, Triode Wire Labs IC/SC, Shunyata Denali/Sigma PCs.

    Apartment: Lumin U1, Ayre Codex, Focal Utopia, Senheiser HD-800 (modified), Shunyata Sigma PCs.


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    Re: Thank you

    I forgot to mention a big thank you to our amazing moderators - Joe and Mark. They've done a great job.
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: AAvik Electronics, Air Tight, Aurender, Ansuz Cables, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Chord, Crystal Cable, Dali Loudspeakers, Entreq, Esoteric, FirstWatt, Focal Loudspeakers, Focal Headphones, ISO Acoustics, Kimber Kable, KLAudio, KR Audio, Kronos, Lampizator, Lumin, Magico Loudspeakers, Manley Labs, Melco Audio, MicroMega, M2Tech, Ortofon, Pass Labs, PlayBack Designs, PS Audio, Quadraspire, Raidho Loudspeakers, Rega Turntables, REL Acoustics, Shunyata Research, Siltech, Solid Tech Racks, SOtM, Soulution Audio, SRA, Straight Wire, Stillpoints, Tannoy Loudspeakers, Transfiguration Cartridges, Triode Corporation of Japan, VAC, Vandersteen Speakers, Vicoustics, Vitus Audio, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, ZYX Cartridges.

    www.suncoastaudio.com
    Phone: 941-932-0282

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    You guys make my job pretty easy, thank you for the past, present and future discussions.
    Joe

    Job INTegrated, PS Audio BHK 300 Signature Mono Amplifiers, Triode Corporation TRX-M845 Monoblocks, Ayre MX-R Twenty monos, Accuphase A-36, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE, Jolida Fusion 3502, Cary 300B SE, JBL 4367, Sonus Faber Stradivari, JBL 4312D, Klipsch Palladium P17-b, Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RB-75, KEF LS50, Nord One UP NC500MB monos, Carver VTA20S, Manley Steelhead, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, ASL Wave monos, Kimber RCA and XLR cable, VPI Classic 3, VPI SDS, Lyra Kleos, Burmester 948, Metric Halo LIO-8, Musical Paradise MP-D2 AK4490 XMOS BALANCED DAC DSD DOP 384Khz.

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    Thank you Audioshark !

    Mike,Joe,Mark,Jock,kev,alpinist,wisnon....plus many many more...You guys have been best moderators and major contributors to this great forum. I enjoy our conversations,discussions and humor. I even enjoy the occasional disagreements when handled in a gentleman's manner.

    keep up the great work and hoping to see you many more years to come.

    Paul

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    Amp : Air Tight ATM3 mono, New Audio Frontiers 845 Special Edition, Leben 300XS
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    Phono : Air Tight ATE2 & ATH3 SUT
    Analog : Kronos Sparta with Helena Arm
    Digital : Lampizator Big7 , EMM Labs CDSA SE & Aurender w/12TB

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    Re: Thank you

    Well said Mike!
    Regards,
    Steve


    I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do.

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    www.getbettersound.com

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    Thanks to all for sharing all your knowledge!
    Jeff










    Main system:Aurender N100H-USB-Uptone Regan-PS Audio Direct Stream Dac-Oasis S200M Mono Blocks-Magico S5s
    Second System: Synolgy NAS, Mac Mini/Pure Music-Wadia 151 Power Dac, MIT Speaker Cables, Wilson Audio Watts and REL sub.
    Third System: Denon AVR, URC Controller and network streamer, Netstreams Musica multi room-True Audio ceiling speakers

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    Well said Mike!!
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