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Old 07-14-2016, 09:53 PM   #1
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So what do you enjoy doing?
I'll start out with a few of mine:

Audio & related tech
Computer hw
Small engine tinkering
Photography
I used to tinker with small engines and do my own car engine repairs, but that's not fun anymore.

I was seriously into film photography in the 70s and 80s, including developing my own Ektachrome and other E-6 transparency films. At the peak I had a Contax RTS SLR and some Zeiss lenses. These days I have a couple modest (very modest) digital cameras, but I'm not nearly as active at it.

I do the computer stuff when I have to (hard drive swap-outs, minor upgrades) but that's also not much fun anymore.

I still do audio tech tinkering. In fact I just got the adapters I need to outfit a couple of Iriver H320 MP3 players with Compact Flash cards in place of their hard drives. I used to be a Creative fan, and I still have a 32GB Zen and a 30GB Vision:M, but Creative used proprietary formats and hardware specific software and it just wasn't fun anymore.

And I do a lot of LP to digital conversions, cleaning up the audio files, etc. Something has to go on those MP3 players.

And reading. I do a lot of reading.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:16 AM   #4
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:41 PM   #8
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I used to tinker with small engines and do my own car engine repairs, but that's not fun anymore.
I was seriously into film photography in the 70s and 80s, including developing my own Ektachrome and other E-6 transparency films. At the peak I had a Contax RTS SLR and some Zeiss lenses. These days I have a couple modest (very modest) digital cameras, but I'm not nearly as active at it.
I do the computer stuff when I have to (hard drive swap-outs, minor upgrades) but that's also not much fun anymore.
I still do audio tech tinkering. In fact I just got the adapters I need to outfit a couple of Iriver H320 MP3 players with Compact Flash cards in place of their hard drives. I used to be a Creative fan, and I still have a 32GB Zen and a 30GB Vision:M, but Creative used proprietary formats and hardware specific software and it just wasn't fun anymore.
And I do a lot of LP to digital conversions, cleaning up the audio files, etc. Something has to go on those MP3 players.
And reading. I do a lot of reading.
I missed out on the film era :/
Right now I am using a Nikon D5300 that I got for a good deal on ebay, and I love it.

Ahh, different aspects of audio, I do more live sound and recording, though I am looking into getting a new music player that wil play lossless audio...
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #10
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:27 AM   #11
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I missed out on the film era :/
... I am looking into getting a new music player that wil play lossless audio...
If you're on a budget (as lossless players go) you might consider a Fiio X1. There are reviews online and it's available at Amazon, etc. I have one, but I use mine mostly for MP3s, which it plays as an afterthought -- the designers really want their users to use WAV files, etc.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:13 AM   #12
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If you're on a budget (as lossless players go) you might consider a Fiio X1. There are reviews online and it's available at Amazon, etc. I have one, but I use mine mostly for MP3s, which it plays as an afterthought -- the designers really want their users to use WAV files, etc.
Looks promising Thanks for sharing!
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I'm sure there were a few more but I'm old now and can't remember.
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