The Tweak Test

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How tweaky/obsessive an audiophile are you? 

Take my two-minute super-deluxe tweak test. Read each statement and then rate it one to five. Mark 5 when you strongly agree, and 1 if you strongly disagree. A 2.5 is neutral. Add up your score when you finish. I'll meet you at the bottom...

 

I always find I can do something to my system that will make it sound better

Using better quality parts makes my components sound better

I love to see the insides of gear

Nothing is perfect right out-of-the-box

Modifying a component adds value

Break-in is critical for the best sound

Cable makes a sonic difference

A system's sound trumps its looks

Reliability is less important than sonic performance

I often go through several upgrades or mods with any piece of gear I've had longer than two years

I like comparing components



Total score - 

 

Ok, you've finished taking the test, right?

No jumping prematurely to the bottom.

We have a special term for that - testus interuptus.


 

So, a perfect hardcore first-class heavy-duty super-tweak score would be 55, or a 5 for every question asked. Conversely, the anti-tweak score would be 11 with a 1 for every response. 44, or a 4 on-average, still puts you solidly in the tweak camp. Most of us will fall somewhere in the middle...at least I did, more or less, with a slight left-of-center tilt toward the tweakier side of the curve...

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