View Full Version : The official "Merry Christmas" / "Bah Humbug" Christmas thread
25th December 2011, 05:10 AM
Merry Christmas to readers, fans, enemies and the indifferent. Hope you have a day of good cheer and little exposure to relative's crappy stereos.
25th December 2011, 07:08 AM
Merry Xmas all. I enjoyed opening my ghost presents this morning... Loving playing with my new ghost audio toys.
25th December 2011, 07:25 AM
Have an awesome Christmas day everyone. Auckland looks like its finally putting on a decent day for once at Christmas...yaaaaay. Hopefully you will be having more than just Ghost Chips for lunch. :D
25th December 2011, 07:56 AM
Merry Christmas to all.
25th December 2011, 08:07 AM
Happy Sol Invictus to everyone, eller god jul om du är svensk!
25th December 2011, 08:13 AM
A Merry Christmas to all Forum Members.
For those with partners and children who despair each Christmas at what you by you pass this along:
An Audiophilia Top Ten. Number 8 in a new series (Audiophile Christmas gifts for dad under $200)
Many audiophiles, by their nature, prefer cash for gifts. The cold, hard kind. The cash goes into our fund where we buy our gear. We research, we listen (hopefully), we choose, we go over budget, and we pray the wife doesn’t find out the true cost! That said, wouldn’t it warm the cockles of our heart if our loved ones indulged us with a cool audiophile gift this Christmas? What a surprise. What a lovely thought. And if they follow this list, we probably won’t have to fake a smile and quietly ask for the gift receipt!
Here are ten cracker jack audiophile gifts under 200 bucks. Ones that you can use and will improve the sound of your system. Nothing second hand, no major pieces of kit. I have used the kit or it has been recommended in Audiophilia. Enjoy!
In no particular order:
1. Cardas RCA Caps (http://www.cardas.com/content.php?%3cbr%20%3e%3c/a%3e%20area=products&content_id=7&pagestring=Accessories&product_id=29) - 9 bucks a pair. RFI/EMI be damned!
2. Kontak Electrical Cleaner (http://www.needledoctor.com/s.nl/it.A/id.45/.f) - enhance your signal flow! I’m sure some of you guys need this!
3. Aesthetix Demagnetizer (http://www.musicalsurroundings.com/aesthx3.html)- $200. In under the wire. Use a cartridge? Get one!
4. Acme Audio Labs Wall Outlet (http://www.acmeaudiolabs.com/) - what the hell? Cheap as chips. Couldn’t hurt, right?
5. iPhone app ‘Decibel‘ (http://www.whatsoniphone.com/reviews/decibel-review) - 99 cents! Yes, cents! Works a treat. Accurate compared with Radio Shack meter.
6. Grado SR225i Headphones (http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr225.htm) - $200. Grado makes outstanding headphones, for those who like headphones!
7. Purist Audio The System Enhancer Ultimate CD (http://www.puristaudiodesign.com/products/accessories/sysenh.htm) - $150. But the damn thing works. I hate break in. 5 hours instead of 5 days. Sold!
8. The Disc Doctor Miracle Record Cleaner (http://discdoc.com/) - 25 bucks a pint. Best non-machine LP cleaner on the market.
9. Michael Fremer’s Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up DVD (http://www.amazon.com/21st-Century-Vinyl-Practical-Turntable/dp/B000HA4WU2/audiophilia) - nicely done, Mikey. Professional. Informative. A nice visual in addition to our seminal cartridge setup article (http://www.audiophilia.com/wp/?p=510).
10. Your choice. Please add below in Comments. $200 or less
25th December 2011, 08:16 AM
Merry Xmas everyone. Hope you guys have an awesome day.
No ghost audio gear for me, swmbo got me a pair of kanto ipair 5's hehe so till new years have a great one guys.
25th December 2011, 03:58 PM
Merry Xmas to all. No pressies this year and all I want for Xmas is a good nights sleep. Have a safe one. Cheers to all from Christchurch.
25th December 2011, 05:19 PM
Let the music and drinking begin.
25th December 2011, 05:44 PM
Oh yes. Merry Christmas, been eating and drinking, and survived the discussion of politics with the in-laws. :eek:
25th December 2011, 05:56 PM
Merry Christmas to all!
I have survived a CD 'boombox' playing Christmas hits earlier today...
However, I am now at home with my partner, she's talking to family on the phone and I'm listening to some Incubus on my system.
25th December 2011, 08:51 PM
Merry Christmas guys, a great year and what an awesome day of family and over indulgence:) Even the I doc was acceptable probably due to the nice bourbon flowing out of Jacks old bottle:)
26th December 2011, 09:51 AM
Happy Boxing Day to all!
Nice Sunny day, Relatives departed, peace and quiet, loads of leftover food and drink...
A little King Tubby on the stereo - my favourite day of the year :D
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