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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:33 pm 
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I love lighting candles and dimming the lights when listening to music.
Make sure you buy good candles.
I use a lot of tea lights.
Make sure they are made in Canada or the U.S.
If they say product of U.S or
Canada, they are most likely manufactured in China and contain a lot of lead.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:11 pm 
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Audiohifive wrote:
revoxb77 wrote:
I would not mind let her play my turntable and having candles aound.....


Now THAT looks like the start of my ideal evening... :)


If that's how she is planning on to touch my audio equipment then, I am sorry,

I am gonna hafta ask you to

call your folks to let them know you won't be home tonight.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:51 pm 
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Candles give a warmer, more analog sound :twisted:


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as I said you only live once....enjoy it.


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I use these...best of both worlds.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:30 am 
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You know you're an audiophile when your concerned about your hot girlfriend's scented candles impact on your gear!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:40 am 
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As long as they're oxygen free and cryo'd, there should be no problem.


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Hi_Fi_Nut wrote:
You know you're an audiophile when your concerned about your hot girlfriend's scented candles impact on your gear!



I'm really serious about this. She buys these large 3 wick scented candles , though they smell nice, the air in the room feels thick with the aroma from the candle scents, and actually lingers for hours.
With my large KT 150 tubes in my Jadis, I keep thinking that the tubes are surrounded by a fog-like scent.


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Sounds like you need to act on this. Offer this ultimatum: pick me or the candles; you can't have both. If she chooses the candles, you're in trouble!

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Would the smoke particles from the candles be like cigarette smoke? A lot of audiophiles do not like equipment that came from a smoking environment.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:24 pm 
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Albert wrote:
Would the smoke particles from the candles be like cigarette smoke? A lot of audiophiles do not like equipment that came from a smoking environment.



that's what I'm afraid of. If I have a lingering smell in the room from the candles for a day, there must be something in the air and I'm worried about it affecting my equipment.


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ADCO wrote:
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Ok. I know smoke is bad for your high end audio equipment, but what about using candles in your listening room? Specifically scented candles. When my girlfriend comes over to listen to music , she always likes to light candles all around the room.

Do you think it's bad for your equipment?



Well..if the trade off is candles = naked girl or no candles = no naked girl ....I am pretty sure most of us would risk the candles....
+1 :D


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The candles are going to heat the air around them, the difference in temperature and air density will result in a disturbance in the travelling of sound waves in your room.


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Sage thoughts......
.......any of your equipment was made in China....in the last 20 years.... it was packed and shipped with enough bad air to last a lifetime.
a few more candles can hardly hurt.
......if you live in a large urban city like....Toronto.... your equipment has ready endured less than stellar air....
....... or mainland B.C, or anywhere in the prairies this past summer.......enough forest fire smoke to render Superman extinct.....
your equipment has breathed poor air.
.....got a wood burning fireplace in the home?.........
yup, your amp has had a Cuban stogie.

your girl wants to burn a candle and sweeten your day.....burn, baby, burn.

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