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Help from audiophiles

Hi there!

my name is Renato and I'm an MSc student at City University London. For our Interaction Design class coursework we have to design a separate that is supposed to connect wirelessly to other devices and play music in streaming.

As it's gonna be meant for an audiophile audience, I need some help from someone who sees himself as an audiophile, has an hi-fi system, and who can give some precious insight to guide our design.

All you have to do is take 5-10 minutes to respond to the questionnaire below (either as a private message or email, renato.fillinich@gmail.com). It is completely anonymous, we will not use your name, we're just interested in your knowledge! :)

Any insight is really appreciated!

 

1. Warm-up Questions
How old are you?

Male/Female?
Where are you from?

Do you own audio separates? Which ones?

How much did you spend for your current audio equipment?

2. Location
Where is it placed?
(Room; describe the location: Is it close to the couch/dining table/bed; in which height; is there any reason?)

3. Usage
When do you usually use it?
(Which part of the day? How often? Are other people around? Who?...)
In which mood are you when you use it?

4. Other users
Which other person are using it?
Are they using it in the same way you do?

5.About the music
Where do you get your music from?
Which kind of records do you use? (Vinyl, CDs, MP3s...)

6. About the current equipment
What do you like about the separates you own?
What would you like to change at your current devices?
Which feature do you never use?

 

Thank you very much for your effort, it is really appreciated!

Have a nice day,

Renato

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FRenato wrote:

Hi there!

my name is Renato and I'm an MSc student at City University London. For our Interaction Design class coursework we have to design a separate that is supposed to connect wirelessly to other devices and play music in streaming.

As it's gonna be meant for an audiophile audience, I need some help from someone who sees himself as an audiophile, has an hi-fi system, and who can give some precious insight to guide our design.

All you have to do is take 5-10 minutes to respond to the questionnaire below (either as a private message or email, renato.fillinich@gmail.com). It is completely anonymous, we will not use your name, we're just interested in your knowledge! :)

Any insight is really appreciated!

 

1. Warm-up Questions
How old are you?

Male/Female?
Where are you from?

Do you own audio separates? Which ones?

How much did you spend for your current audio equipment?

2. Location
Where is it placed?
(Room; describe the location: Is it close to the couch/dining table/bed; in which height; is there any reason?)

3. Usage
When do you usually use it?
(Which part of the day? How often? Are other people around? Who?...)
In which mood are you when you use it?

4. Other users
Which other person are using it?
Are they using it in the same way you do?

5.About the music
Where do you get your music from?
Which kind of records do you use? (Vinyl, CDs, MP3s...)

6. About the current equipment
What do you like about the separates you own?
What would you like to change at your current devices?
Which feature do you never use?

 

Thank you very much for your effort, it is really appreciated!

Have a nice day,

Renato

I'm 64 and male

I'm from Philadelphia PA USA

Below is a list of the gear I currently use.

ARC SP9 MKIII preamp
VPI HW19jr
Rega RB300
Marcof PPA1 head amp
Shure, Sumiko, Ortofon carts
Marantz CD63SE CD
MSB DtoA
Yamaha DVD-S1800
Accuphase T101 tuner
Nakamichi LX-5, ZX-7 Teac V-7010
Lexicon MC8 surround processor
2 Adcom GFA-545
2 radically modified Dynaco MK3's
2 bridged Crown XLS-402
Paradigm X-30, Behringer CX2310, DSP1124P
2 12" Transmission Line Subs (PASS DIY El-Pipe-O)
Acoustat Spectra 22 ESL's (fronts)
Acoustat Model 1 ESL's/SPW-1 Woofer (rears)

I have no idea about the cost. This was not bought at one time.

I have a dedicated acoustically treated room.

I'm retired. I use it every day.

I live alone

I buy all my music. That includes CD's LP's and High Resolution downloads. I don't use MP3 files.

My present system satisfies me.

I would like a pair of more powerful tubed mono blocks.

Despite the seeming complexity of my system the only thing I do is select a source and adjust the volume.

I hope I've been helpful.

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