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jt1stcav
12-10-2007, 08:20 PM
http://www.avguide.com/news/2007/12/10/the-world%e2%80%99s-number-one-audiophile//

Saw this on another audio forum and thought I'd share...simply amazing gearhead here!:2:

basite
12-11-2007, 02:12 AM
:yikes:

wow, that man lives in a museum :cornut:

Yeah, I could live with friends like that :)

He even has Thiel CS2.3's!!!! just like me!!

Keep them spinning,
Bert.

Feanor
12-11-2007, 06:42 AM
http://www.avguide.com/news/2007/12/10/the-world%e2%80%99s-number-one-audiophile//

Saw this on another audio forum and thought I'd share...simply amazing gearhead here!:2:

What I really envy Ji Hui Li for, is the time he must have to actually listen to all that equipment and all those recordings.

Apart for that, I would be very content with mikel's system and collection of 3500 LPs, 3500 CDs, and 500 SACDs, (at last count) ...
http://cgi.audioasylum.com/systems/663.html

GMichael
12-11-2007, 07:14 AM
Nice place. I say that, when all of us AR'ers get together to meet, we should meet there.

Should I bring my copy of DSOTM or do you think he'll have that one?

PeruvianSkies
12-11-2007, 08:57 AM
Nice place. I say that, when all of us AR'ers get together to meet, we should meet there.

Should I bring my copy of DSOTM or do you think he'll have that one?

Better bring it just in case it takes 4 hours to sift through the 4 million albums he has.

basite
12-11-2007, 09:11 AM
through the 4 million albums he has.


200K albums actually :)

musicoverall
12-11-2007, 09:19 AM
What I really envy Ji Hui Li for, is the time he must have to actually listen to all that equipment and all those recordings.

Apart for that, I would be very content with mikel's system and collection of 3500 LPs, 3500 CDs, and 500 SACDs, (at last count) ...
http://cgi.audioasylum.com/systems/663.html

He can keep the gear! I'd just like to check out the music collection! :D

pixelthis
12-12-2007, 01:17 AM
Nice place. I say that, when all of us AR'ers get together to meet, we should meet there.

Should I bring my copy of DSOTM or do you think he'll have that one?

YES we should all meet there, and we should all be well armed, and with a BIG truck.
I have DIBS on the utopia grands , the watt puppies, and anything with mark levinson
stamped on it:idea:

bubslewis
12-12-2007, 04:01 PM
http://www.avguide.com/news/2007/12/10/the-world%e2%80%99s-number-one-audiophile//

Saw this on another audio forum and thought I'd share...simply amazing gearhead here!:2:


From an musical/audio/equipment standpoint, this is the most incredible thing I have ever seen (or probably will ever see). If I hit the lotto, I will attempt to take a trip there.

Bill

Slippers On
12-12-2007, 11:44 PM
Mr Li must go through some slippers.
I'd be happy enough having his full time audioman keep my own gear in working order.
I wonder does he also warm up the toilet seat?:D

PeruvianSkies
12-12-2007, 11:59 PM
He couldn't possibly have enough time in his life to listen and thoroughly enjoy all of that music or that gear, although it's certainly a nice collection, that's precisely what it does...it collects. This is not to say that he doesn't appreciate what he has, but personally if I had his top high end gear I wouldn't really need anything else, once you find something superior you shouldn't need 100's of other speakers laying around or other setups. I guess I would prefer putting all of my energy and time into one dedicated system.

musicoverall
12-13-2007, 10:18 AM
He couldn't possibly have enough time in his life to listen and thoroughly enjoy all of that music .

As someone who collects music software (about 11,000 pieces at last count and rising rapidly), I'd like to address your comment above.

99% of the people that see or hear about my music collection ask the same question... "how do you possibly find time to listen to all of that'? The expectation that I play each piece regularly is an understandable one, but not entirely accurate.

The point is that if while I'm driving home, I think "hmm... tonight would be a good night to listen to the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Fanfare for the Warriors and then follow up with various blues from the 1920's and end the evening with some dark ambient from the Hafler Trio".

The reward for collecting is that you never have to say "oops - can't listen to that one because I don't own it". When you say that, you correct it if you can. The point to collecting music is that you have access to whatever suits your fancy at the time your fancy needs suiting.

Feanor
12-13-2007, 10:45 AM
As someone who collects music software (about 11,000 pieces at last count and rising rapidly), I'd like to address your comment above.

99% of the people that see or hear about my music collection ask the same question... "how do you possibly find time to listen to all of that'? The expectation that I play each piece regularly is an understandable one, but not entirely accurate.

The point is that if while I'm driving home, I think "hmm... tonight would be a good night to listen to the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Fanfare for the Warriors and then follow up with various blues from the 1920's and end the evening with some dark ambient from the Hafler Trio".

The reward for collecting is that you never have to say "oops - can't listen to that one because I don't own it". When you say that, you correct it if you can. The point to collecting music is that you have access to whatever suits your fancy at the time your fancy needs suiting.

The valid point you make MOA, is that you can't listen to it if you don't have a copy. I can certainly relate to that.

On the other had, there is no availability without procurement -- and payment. It is me, if not Mr. Li, impossible for me to buy music on the basis that I just might, someday, want to listen to it. I don't know about you, MOA.

pixelthis
12-13-2007, 11:12 PM
The valid point you make MOA, is that you can't listen to it if you don't have a copy. I can certainly relate to that.

On the other had, there is no availability without procurement -- and payment. It is me, if not Mr. Li, impossible for me to buy music on the basis that I just might, someday, want to listen to it. I don't know about you, MOA.

Thats why the internet gods invented newsgroups.
Mainly for free porn sure, but a lot of lossless material is on there too.
I have downloaded several dozen albums to date in flac and ape, mostly Jazz,
and a lot of classic albums complete with cover art.
One thing about mr li, hes answered a question I, a poorass, have always asked.
What would the house of a rich audiophile with unlimited funds look like?
Now I know:1:

basite
12-14-2007, 03:32 AM
Thats why the internet gods invented newsgroups.
Mainly for free porn sure, but a lot of lossless material is on there too.
I have downloaded several dozen albums to date in flac and ape, mostly Jazz,
and a lot of classic albums complete with cover art.


aren't those considerd being illegal?

and 'downloading it' doesn't mean you have it. You have some tracks, you don't have the album, merely a scan from the front cover and maybe from the rear cover.

go buy your music.

Rock&Roll Ninja
12-15-2007, 11:02 AM
aren't those considerd being illegal?
Not in Sweden :)

Smokey
12-15-2007, 07:20 PM
Thats why the internet gods invented newsgroups. Mainly for free porn sure, but a lot of lossless material is on there too.

There is alot of free music in music newsgroups. That is where I get all of my MP3 also, for free. Most ISP provide free newsgroups to their customers, and most customers don't even know it.

The good thing about music on newsgroups is that inventory is dynamic as it is updated on daily bases. As old posted mp3 get droped off, new postings are added.

musicoverall
12-17-2007, 11:25 AM
The valid point you make MOA, is that you can't listen to it if you don't have a copy. I can certainly relate to that.

On the other had, there is no availability without procurement -- and payment. It is me, if not Mr. Li, impossible for me to buy music on the basis that I just might, someday, want to listen to it. I don't know about you, MOA.

I never buy anything unless it's something I want to listen to. Owning the music is part of the fun - I won't lie about that - but listening to it is the reason I buy. My goal in life is to hear every piece of music worth hearing. ;)

musicoverall
12-17-2007, 11:27 AM
I never buy anything unless it's something I want to listen to. Owning the music is part of the fun - I won't lie about that - but listening to it is the reason I buy. My goal in life is to hear every piece of music worth hearing. ;)

A semi-colon followed by a right parentheses somehow changed from a wink to a kiss! Hope you don't take offense. I assure you, I'm quite hetero and regardless I wouldn't look for love on an audio forum. LOL

Feanor
12-17-2007, 03:55 PM
A semi-colon followed by a right parentheses somehow changed from a wink to a kiss! Hope you don't take offense. I assure you, I'm quite hetero and regardless I wouldn't look for love on an audio forum. LOL

:lol: None taken.

As for acquisition, I intend to get a copy of everthing on my "Core Classical Composition" list, and a good many more besides. It's going to take me a while yet ...
http://ca.geocities.com/w_d_bailey/CoreClassical.html

musicoverall
12-18-2007, 04:55 AM
:lol: None taken.

As for acquisition, I intend to get a copy of everthing on my "Core Classical Composition" list, and a good many more besides. It's going to take me a while yet ...
http://ca.geocities.com/w_d_bailey/CoreClassical.html

I'd be curious to read your thoughts on the Xenakis. He's my absolute favorite, but he seems a little out of place on your list. The Bartok string 4tets are also close to my heart.

basite
12-18-2007, 06:37 AM
:lol: None taken.

As for acquisition, I intend to get a copy of everthing on my "Core Classical Composition" list, and a good many more besides. It's going to take me a while yet ...
http://ca.geocities.com/w_d_bailey/CoreClassical.html


I was seeing some shostakovich works in there too, but I didn't see symphony n4...

do you already have that?

Keep them spinning,
Bert.

melvin walker
12-20-2007, 11:13 AM
I am new on this forum. I have a pair of James Lansing Hartsfields , Marantz 7c pre-amp , 10b tuner , McIntosh Mc275 power amp , Transcripter TT , with an SME arm , a Shure cartridge V15 , a Revox A77 tape deck Sony C701ES changer.

My second system , a pair of AR3A speakers , Marantz 3800 pre-amp , 150 tuner , Dynaco 400 power amp, Pioneer CTF900 cassette , phillips cd recorder., Sony CX333ES
CD changer, Thorens TD125 TT. , Shure V1511.

Third system , Marantz 3800 pre-amp , Marantz Model 15 power -amp , toshiba DVD recorder , Sony television.

Fourth system, One pair AR4AX speakers , Panasonic SAXR25 receiver , sony XAES CD
player , Toshiba 5 disc dvd player , Go Video 2 deck VCR. Sony television.

I have been involved in audio since 1958. have had a number of other audio components,
Stephens, Bozaks , Fisher , Pilot , Empire, etc.
Look forward to discussing audio with all of you.

Feanor
12-20-2007, 11:33 AM
I am new on this forum. I have a pair of James Lansing Hartsfields , Marantz 7c pre-amp , 10b tuner , McIntosh Mc275 power amp , Transcripter TT , with an SME arm , a Shure cartridge V15 , a Revox A77 tape deck Sony C701ES changer.

My second system ...

Third system ...

Fourth system ...

I have been involved in audio since 1958. have had a number of other audio components,
Stephens, Bozaks , Fisher , Pilot , Empire, etc.
Look forward to discussing audio with all of you.

Welcome to AR, Melv,

WOW! :thumbsup: Nice, mostly vintage systems you have there. Call me envious. :o

melvin walker
12-20-2007, 11:55 AM
Welcome to AR, Melv,

WOW! :thumbsup: Nice, mostly vintage systems you have there. Call me envious. :o

You have an excellent audio system. I hope I can be of some help in later audio discussions, I was lucky enough in the old days to meet and speak with Rudy Bozak , Avery Fisher , Saul Marantz and several other audio giants of that period.

There was once audio shows and various heads of the audio companies would visit the shows and discuss audio with the audiophiles.
The equipment of today is better than years ago and a lot different , but than so is the music. Thanks.

jt1stcav
01-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Wow, Melvin...wonder how far up the audiophile ranking you'd go with all your vintage gear! Welcome aboard.

O'Shag
01-06-2008, 09:51 PM
YES we should all meet there, and we should all be well armed, and with a BIG truck.
I have DIBS on the utopia grands , the watt puppies, and anything with mark levinson
stamped on it:idea:

I'll take the Guy R. Fountaine Autographs Corner cabinets with Tannoy reds. They are in the first photgraph. Those are very rare and very expensive. I've heard another form of GRF cabinets with the reds and they sound awesome, especially for voice.

By the way, I don;t get some of the jealous comments that followed the article. Some people need to get a life...:cornut:

O'Shag
01-06-2008, 10:02 PM
I am new on this forum. I have a pair of James Lansing Hartsfields , Marantz 7c pre-amp , 10b tuner , McIntosh Mc275 power amp , Transcripter TT , with an SME arm , a Shure cartridge V15 , a Revox A77 tape deck Sony C701ES changer.

My second system , a pair of AR3A speakers , Marantz 3800 pre-amp , 150 tuner , Dynaco 400 power amp, Pioneer CTF900 cassette , phillips cd recorder., Sony CX333ES
CD changer, Thorens TD125 TT. , Shure V1511.

Third system , Marantz 3800 pre-amp , Marantz Model 15 power -amp , toshiba DVD recorder , Sony television.

Fourth system, One pair AR4AX speakers , Panasonic SAXR25 receiver , sony XAES CD
player , Toshiba 5 disc dvd player , Go Video 2 deck VCR. Sony television.

I have been involved in audio since 1958. have had a number of other audio components,
Stephens, Bozaks , Fisher , Pilot , Empire, etc.
Look forward to discussing audio with all of you.


Very very nice system Melvin. Your system is almost the same as my friends. He has three pairs of Hartsfields and 4 Marantz 7cs. He also has two 8bs with gold Lion tubes. Also the Mc 275, 240, 225 and 60. I've had the pleasure to listen to his system on many occasions and my question as to why he would collect several of the same thing was answered. Each of the Hartsfields sound slightly different although all sound fantastic, and same goes for the 7cs. Much respect to you, I know your system sounds great because I've heard one just like it...:cornut:

By the way, have you heard the Jensen Imperials?:16:

blackraven
01-06-2008, 10:19 PM
Very nice MW!