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Wasn't sure were to post this so this will have to do :)

Today whilst visiting mum in the nursing home. I was flicking through the news paper and saw those new fandangle book readers.

Suppose you can call them the sonos or squeezebox of the book world.

I pointed it out to the missus and she said, looks interesting.

I asked her would she prefer this or owning the actual book and having it in the library.

She said, she would prefer owning the physical boo, so i said, same reason i like vinyl or cd compared to streaming.

Forget the arguments of SQ, but i get more enjoyment been able to hold the item in my hand, read the little booklet in the cd, see the room full of vinyl in the storage units.

She finally got it :party

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Wasn't sure were to post this so this will have to do :)

Today whilst visiting mum in the nursing home. I was flicking through the news paper and saw those new fandangle book readers.

Suppose you can call them the sonos or squeezebox of the book world.

I pointed it out to the missus and she said, looks interesting.

I asked her would she prefer this or owning the actual book and having it in the library.

She said, she would prefer owning the physical boo, so i said, same reason i like vinyl or cd compared to streaming.

Forget the arguments of SQ, but i get more enjoyment been able to hold the item in my hand, read the little booklet in the cd, see the room full of vinyl in the storage units.

She finally got it :party

It's when the 2 year old gets her jam covered hands on the CD which adds new meaning to the term "tactile". Lossless streaming is a godsend if you have little kids, but understand where you are coming from John

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i was lucky. My little one never touched my hifi nor cd's

I use to leave grills off the speakers :party

Now that she is 9, she actually kicks her little friends out of my room.

Now she says, you cannot go in that room :)

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i was lucky. My little one never touched my hifi nor cd's

I use to leave grills off the speakers :)

Now that she is 9, she actually kicks her little friends out of my room.

Now she says, you cannot go in that room :)

I've got two girls and both of them have punctured my tweeters when they were 2.. problems is the elder one is 8, but the little one is 2 and just approaching her peak destructive powers :)

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my neices just left and let me tell you, no way would i let them anywhere near my room.

They are destructo girls

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i was lucky. My little one never touched my hifi nor cd's

I use to leave grills off the speakers :)

Now that she is 9, she actually kicks her little friends out of my room.

Now she says, you cannot go in that room :)

My two girl are the same John - they respect my room and the expensive stuff in the room so will not touch anything they know they can't use.

They have those same good manners when they go around to other people's houses or shops. I am lucky as I have seen what inquistive brats some of my friends kids can be.

I have always showed them how LP's work, what each part of the stereo does and given them some time sort of playing with the gear when I am around.

Then again, we both have seperate hifi rooms, so maybe that is different

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I doubt its the separate room mate, as in my old place it was a shared room, she was younger and still never touched it.

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I think in a way I'd prefer to point a remote and have a massive stored library of music on demand ... and yet in my head, I can't get past the idea that storing music on a PC takes something away.

But then I get the appeal of vinyl/Cds you're describing. There is something more human, more tangible about it.

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I've got two girls and both of them have punctured my tweeters when they were 2.. problems is the elder one is 8, but the little one is 2 and just approaching her peak destructive powers :)

Hi Mozart,

I had the opposite problem with my daughter. When see was 2 years old she lent out off my arms and hit her head on my Infinity RS-4 speakers (curved but sharp corners) and got five stitches in her head :)view_images.php?cat=Speakers&catnick=speakers&cfid=56830&image_id=312639

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She is now 20 and you can still see the stitch marks.

Les

Edited by lesovers

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Hi

Growing up, my 3 kids just seeemed to know that my hardware and software systems associated with music were out of bounds, - at least until they reached 18, when all of a sudden the youngest found that my subwoofer could really kick ass on hip hop CDs - he's left home now....:)

Cheers

Mick

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i thought you were going somewhere completely different with THAT thread title..... :confused:

i was but nevermind

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Hi John

I had the same but different experience.

I'm a streamer and when I was buying the Sonos gear, various amps and speakers for each room, pre-wiring the house with all sorts of cable, my wife didn't understand the need. We had a perfectly good collection of music and a CD player that she understood how to operate. But when she saw how the tidy little NAS box replaced CD's lying around everywhere, the intutitive remote that you can select any of our music from plus adjust the volume and select which room the music plays in, and that all the equipment fit neatly in a corner of the walk-in closet, she finally got it.

Cheers

MAH

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Mah, thanks for that, and i do like to hear the other side also.

You see, for me, having a dedicated room, no one cares how much gear is in there or how things look, or how much realestate the vinyl collection takes up

The wife having a library would be heart broken if she lost the library and it was replaced by a little electronic reader

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I had to replace the grille cloth on my Howards because although I like banana they didn't - kids, you gotta love 'em

Edited by Batty
Fat finger syndrome strikes again

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I don't think I could ever read a novel via a digital screen. The eye strain from the back light would be unbearable after a couple of hours. Good points on the Sonos system though for the family area.

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