Other Hobbies?

Other Hobbies?

Postby Mat » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 pm

What do you guys do when you aren't listening to vinyl? What are the other vices out there.

This become a larger thought bubble when I recently found out the owner of Genesis Speakers is a pretty big MMO player (like myself) and two analog junkies ended up having a conversation that was totally out of left field!

Cars... model trains...MMOs/video games... Micro Pig Gymnastic training... etc?
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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby Buck115 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:17 pm

Pre 1955 Lionel Trains, Prewar Winchester Lever Actions, and Prewar Colt Single Actions.
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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby DeeCee » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:26 pm

I used to be into trains (HO scale), aurora car stuff when I was a kid. Lifelong science fiction reader & movie guy (from classically bad to good).

Techie stuff in general (sciences)

I also like movies of all types (TCM is great!)
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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby Mat » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:31 pm

Funny you should mention that... I usually played as the Main Tank (if anyone knows what that means) and was running a 20 man in WoW. We get all organized, met, potion up, and dad comes in all excited saying I had to "come in and hear this"! Not wanting to miss the father son moment, I tell the group "brb". I come back about 15 minutes later to a dead character, and everyone SCREAMING at each other in Ventrillo (voice chat program) ... the Off tank tried to step up and failed as main, newbee attempts to off tank, they all had totally doing the fight wrong... EPIC WIPE! :D :P :D
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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby 930turbo » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:53 pm

Hi Mat ,

Aside from playing vinyl , Im also into Classic cars ( old BMW Coupe’s ) and sports cars ( vintage Porsche’s & Ferrari’s ) Because of this other hobby , I cant go full blast w/ audio and vice Versa .

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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby 930turbo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:03 am

Before I forget Mat , I also play video games like World of Tanks and now Im playing Call of Duty World War 2 . But one reason that I cant play this game all day long is because it gives me headache’s secondary to eyestrain . And of course my kids whose into gaming as well .

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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby JimTimP » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:11 am

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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby mreeter » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:45 am

I like to Motorcycle

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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby Packgrog » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:44 am

Played SWTOR for a while. Only MMO I ever really played. I prefer more involved CRPGs like KotOR, Baldur's Gate, etc. I tend to only play during frustration downtime from tinkering with my analog setup.

I rarely just LISTEN to vinyl. I generally record it straight to hi-res digital. It allows me to better compare how equipment changes impact the sound, and allows me to effectively listen to my vinyl at the office, on the road, or at the gym (when I actually get my ass over there). Improving the sound I can get from budget-limited equipment and cleaning process improvements is definitely my primary hobby, though, as is sharing my experiences with others so that they can avoid making my mistakes. :P

I used to build my own computers (I'm a programmer by trade), but that got tedious. Taking up the vinyl ripping/needledropping hobby allowed me to scratch the tinkering itch. I've long wanted to take up woodworking, but I lack the space and equipment (and time) in my townhouse.
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Re: Other Hobbies?

Postby Letsmakeadeal » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:12 am

I learned this by general observation and participation over years of multiple hobbies.

If one is into hi end audio it is very common that you are likely to also enjoy

Photography
Radio Control Planes, helocopters, etc.
Tropical fish

I partake in all of these, but a bit less so with RC these days
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