Audiophile Jargon

Discussion in 'Everything Audio' started by MikeT., May 16, 2018.

  1. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    While looking for tweaks for my Thorens restoration, I ran across this site (no affiliation). The owner did a lot of work providing a vocabulary primer for the non-audiophile. Pretty funny if you think about it.

    http://www.thesoundapprentice.com/p/audio-speak.html
     
  2. John Frum

    John Frum Junior Member

    Very disappointing list.

    Missing:
    smokey
    ruminative
    lugubrious
    phlegmatic
    cerulean
    procrustean
    savory
    serrated
    mineralized
    hermetic
    exhaulted
    salted
    callous
    moist
     
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  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    What???

    No "organic"? ;)
     
  4. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    Nicely done list.

    The English language is not well equipped for discussions on what one hears in audio. Bringing clarity to these discussions is always a good thing.
     
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  5. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    to paraphrase Frank Zappa (possibly):
     
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  6. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Procrustean sentiment is rampant in audiophile circles, methinks.

    ;)
     
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  7. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    My father always told me to look up words I didn’t understand or couldn’t spell and I have kept the habit to this day (66 this year). Absolutely love Procrustean!! (I looked it up) ;)
     
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  8. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    All GREAT words, a few I have never heard when describing audio (moist for example) :roflmao:
     
  9. kirk57

    kirk57 Junior Member

    phlegmatic? Yer cracking me up here...
     
  10. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I believe that parts of my hifi could be aptly described as Brobdingnagian.

     
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  11. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

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  12. Whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must remain silent. -- L. Wittgenstein
     

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