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samtastic
10-13-2004, 11:52 PM
Hi Guys, I am Samtastic, the girlfriend of Infredible who has opened up my ears to a whole new world of sound thanks to his obsession with JBL. The first night, when we got our 4343s, I was in tears when I heard how incredible the sound was compared to what we had before.

When Infredible and I sit down to dinner, our conversation sometimes consists of four of our favourite topics. food, work, fast cars and JBL.

Over a baked potato, smothered in butter, cheese and cream earlier tonight, a puzzling question popped into my head. Infredible was making a checklist (again!) of all the audio equipment he is going to buy, when he wins the lottery. "Infredible?", I asked him, " what sound systems do really really rich rock stars buy, when money is no object?" I am thinking mega stars with taste, like David Bowie and Mick Jagger (hey, forgive me for the bias, I'm English!).

Do real rock stars use JBL - do any of them have a JBL soul? If not, what do they buy instead? Does anyone really know...(or care)

PS - i was at Mr. Widget's on sunday, and technically I am not sure what his system is, but all i can say is that it was sending shivers down my spine and making the hairs on my neck stand up on end. wow!

Sam

Robh3606
10-14-2004, 05:56 AM
Hello Sam

That's good question I have heard some studio stories but don't really know if they take them home. I am curious too. Glad you like the 4343's nice speakers!

Rob:)

4313B
10-14-2004, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by samtastic
PS - i was at Mr. Widget's on sunday, and technically I am not sure what his system is, but all i can say is that it was sending shivers down my spine and making the hairs on my neck stand up on end. wow! Tri-amped Project May components with a few 1500SUBs thrown in perhaps?

Don McRitchie
10-14-2004, 07:19 AM
Altec once placed a print ad in the mid 70's showing Rod Stewart's custom install consisting of twin 416's, 802/511B and what looked like a another 802 with no horn attached acting as a tweeter. I have this ad somewhere, but a quick search did not reveal its hiding place.

My impression is that most rock stars are not audiophiles. Stereophile used to regularly ask musicians they profiled about their home systems and the vast majority listed mid fi systems at best. The few episodes of "Cribs" that I have seen showed a preference for home theatre systems with hidden, in-wall speakers. One exception was a rapper whose name I cannot remember, that had the top-of-the-line JBL Studio Series speakers. However, by any definition, this would still be a mid-fi system.

boputnam
10-14-2004, 07:44 AM
Hey Widget - is that you? I knew you had a supressed desire to post in hot-pink! You rascal, you... :moon:

We know Entwistle (http://audioheritage.csdco.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=674&highlight=entwistle) had a pair, but mod'd them in his own style.

Most rock stars live in VW busses running around the world trying to fill stadiums and when home, listen to iPods... ;)

boputnam
10-14-2004, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by samtastic
...PS - i was at Mr. Widget's on sunday, and technically I am not sure what his system is, but all i can say is that it was sending shivers down my spine and making the hairs on my neck stand up on end. wow! Yea, but what about his stereo...? :rotfl:

Alex Lancaster
10-14-2004, 09:04 AM
I think She was referring to his router.

boputnam
10-14-2004, 09:11 AM
Dood!! :rotfl:

scott fitlin
10-14-2004, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by boputnam
Yea, but what about his stereo...? :rotfl: O your terrible!

Even worse than me, keep it up, carry on!

:rotfl:

4313B
10-14-2004, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by boputnam
Hey Widget - is that you? I knew you had a supressed desire to post in hot-pink! You rascal, you... :moon:Holy cow! The Widget is Infredible's girlfriend? Who'd a thunk it! I'm always the last to know! :banghead:

Guido
10-14-2004, 02:43 PM
You guys should run when Widget comes online

:rotfl:

samtastic
10-14-2004, 03:04 PM
Yes, gentlemen, what a cheeky bunch you are. From experience I know Mr Widget is fast so you're all for it soon...
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samtastic
10-14-2004, 03:11 PM
My impression is that most rock stars are not audiophiles. Stereophile used to regularly ask musicians they profiled about their home systems and the vast majority listed mid fi systems at best. The few episodes of "Cribs"

So, so far we have Rod Stewart and Jon Entwhistle (at least the Brits are coming through), but I guess I am disappointed. You would think that famous rock stars, who obviously spend a lot of time in studios and whose career is based on sound, might afford to be a little more choosy when it comes to putting together their own audio equipment. I guess Bling Bling is more important to them these days, especially in the land of 'Crib' - thanks for that reminder btw, I must remember to check that show out again...

Mr. Widget
10-14-2004, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Giskard
Tri-amped Project May components with a few 1500SUBs thrown in perhaps?

No, I still haven't put wires to any of the Project May stuff. Well I am using one pair of the woofers... it was the 1500AL woofers and that other brand that was the cause of her shivers... pretty amazing too since we have been having a bit of a heat wave here in SF.

Widget

Mr. Widget
10-14-2004, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Guido
You guys should run when Widget comes online

:rotfl:

I was just in too much pain laughing.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Widget

Mr. Widget
10-14-2004, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by samtastic
So, so far we have Rod Stewart and Jon Entwhistle (at least the Brits are coming through), but I guess I am disappointed. You would think that famous rock stars, who obviously spend a lot of time in studios and whose career is based on sound, might afford to be a little more choosy when it comes to putting together their own audio equipment. I guess Bling Bling is more important to them these days, especially in the land of 'Crib' - thanks for that reminder btw, I must remember to check that show out again...

Musician audiophiles...

Last night I was reading the liner notes to the remastered (1999) Katy Lied album from Steely Dan and in between all of their talk of drugs they mentioned having acquired dual pairs of Magneplaners and a pair of Audio Research D76s... that was way out in front of the audio curve in 1974!

Widget

boputnam
10-14-2004, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by samtastic
From experience I know Mr Widget is fast ... Well, Widget, I can see from her website she's a babe, but this post does NOTHING for your reputation...! :rotfl:

boputnam
10-14-2004, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by samtastic
I am Samtastic, the girlfriend of Infredible And, hey, Sam...

I'm not sure that's much of a cowboy hat on ol' Freddy boy, but if'n you're so inclined, we open for Charlie Daniels at the Grand National Rodeo, Cow Palace, Oct. 29th - come on by! Maybe no true culinary delights there :( , but Widget and harem have been known to saddle-up for our gigs now and again! :yes:

Art J.
10-14-2004, 05:00 PM
I tried to search Google for famous systems but only
came up with one link. It seems to be a very long rant
so I just enjoyed the pictures that would make great
avitars for someone.


Stereos of the Rich and Famous
http://philip.greenspun.com/materialism/stereo

Robh3606
10-14-2004, 05:19 PM
You guys are all crazy!!!:rotfl: :rotfl:

The only guy I know is for sure is Tony Levin. The bass player with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson and various other bands. That's it though.


http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Tony_Levin

Rob:)

Alex Lancaster
10-14-2004, 06:24 PM
It is a long rant; However it raises a lot of points that I agree 100%, like "High end", ultra $ cables, etc.

You see innocents spending $500 on a stereo, and $100 on cables, they should start with $600.

DavidF
10-14-2004, 07:58 PM
I would suppose many industry types- talent or production- do not have the need (desire?) for the highest quality equipment at home if they live with it at work. The small-home studios seem to be common now but the need for large format monitors in these locations may not fit with the size or acoustics of the rooms.

From the essay I recently read below, Keith Richards does not seem to have a brand preference, as long as it can go LOUD and clean.

David F

http://www.studiowner.com/essays/essay.asp?books=1&pagnum=33[URL=http://]

Guido
10-15-2004, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by Art J.
I just enjoyed the pictures that would make great
avitars for someone.

I like those elektrostats ;)

Figge
10-15-2004, 04:52 AM
WOOA!! probably CervinViagra...

Dynacoman
10-15-2004, 05:05 AM
Where can I buy those speakers?
Haven't seen those at Best Buy.

Jim

Art J.
10-15-2004, 06:34 AM
Here is a JBL spoof Avitar size if someone
would like to use it.

still4given
10-15-2004, 07:36 AM
Well, I can only speak for the guys here at Universal Music. Jimmy Iovine has in his office, large Tannoys powered by Bryston amps, and in his main conference room it is 6 Dynaudios, 2 Velodyne Subs and one Tannoy center speaker. This is the most incredible system I have yet heard, though probably not what would be considered audiophile.

Fred Durst,

Genelics

Ron Fair, A&M Records President,
Yamaha NS10's powered by Bryston
Dynaudios and Velodyne

Jordan Shur, Geffen Records President,

Office; Tannoys powered by Bryston, Velodyne sub
Private conference room; Dynaudios and Velodyne sub


From what I know, and being a musician myself, Most musicians rarely just sit to listen to music. they are amost always listening to evaluate or learn from what is on the disc. Most are more concerned with the system in their car than the one in their home. Most of them have some sort of home studio as well and in there it is usually nearfield monitors.

Blessings, Terry

Don McRitchie
10-15-2004, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by Guido
I like those elektrostats ;)

Yes. The aesthetics of the unique cross bracing is appealing. I wonder if form really does follow function in this case?

4313B
10-15-2004, 07:54 AM
:hmm:

I'm would like to measure the dispersion characteristics of her curves...

boputnam
10-15-2004, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by Don McRitchie
I wonder if form really does follow function in this case? Dood...

Let me tell you what I've learned... :flamed:

Steelyfan
06-01-2005, 02:29 PM
As you can read in an other post Denny Diaz (former Steely Dan member)has several L150 or L200 in his studio ; this is shown in the dVD making of AJA.