Not all kids are the same

My first son is now 7. As a toddler, he could care less about all the black naim boxes. He enjoyed music - but didn't give the black boxes a second glance. Rega boxes, with their silver buttons he found interesting - he would go press them repeatedly - so Rega had to go. 

Baby#2 is now about a year. He loves pressing the buttons on the 552. And pulling the volume know off the 272. 

I tried to put a grille in front of the Naim system. He loves to rattle/shake it. 

I am afraid the big system will have to be transitioned into the study - and I'll have to put a UnitiQute in place till the kiddo becomes a little older. 

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Have you overlooked page 17 of the 'NAIM Hints and Tips Manual for Maintaining Your HiFi System'

.....children should be housed in garage or basement until they have reached the age where they can demonstrate healthy HiFi habits.

Or perhaps the HiFi system needs to housed in the garage or basement until they have reached the age where they can demonstrate healthy HiFi habits.......

some of the responses are downright crazy stupid i find on this thread...

even if were meant as some kind of a sidey joke..

one of the reasons why kids are separated at the borders ?? 

Mangomonkey - i dont mean to derail your thread...but it might derail anyways..

doesnt matter - this audio thing - the kids do.

 

 

 

mpw posted:

some of the responses are downright crazy stupid i find on this thread...

even if were meant as some kind of a sidey joke..

one of the reasons why kids are separated at the borders ?? 

Mangomonkey - i dont mean to derail your thread...but it might derail anyways..

doesnt matter - this audio thing - the kids do.

 

 

 

It's a bit of humour.  Relax.😊

Naim boxes are quite tough so my to Boys ( now 5,5 and 2,5) had their fair share of pressing buttons and hugging the speakers without any problem

the problem is when you have a vinly on the rack 

one touch and lyra is gone..... knock wood so far so good...

but fünye thing they Liked to Dance when they were between 1 and 2, now they dont dance anymore.... no more shaking ass with string quartets...

İt miss it already, so let him have his fun ,exception of near the tonearm 

After a casualty costing me a MC cartridge I put my hifi rack, including TT, in a cupboard, (holes drilled in base shelf for legs to go through to spike the floor, with ‘dedshete’ type sound deadening attached to inside surfaces, rear panel with large holes cut with holesaw (and cupboard slightly out from wall to allow airflow), and childproof locks on the cupboard door. Worked well apart from a bit awkward getting to the TT. Speakers had grilles - and were too big for a child to knock over. Stayed like that for about 10 years.

MangoMonkey posted:

I am afraid the big system will have to be transitioned into the study - and I'll have to put a UnitiQute in place till the kiddo becomes a little older.

I'll take care of it until your child comes of age, don't worry - it's a good home, kids have gone (well - kid).

Mohit, congratulations on your new son; your wife was pregnant with him last time I was there. These trials and tribulations with the kids seem big at the time, but speaking from experience about 20-years on from you, I'd say all will pass well, you'll make do as needed, and in hindsight these experiences will become fond memories of your children's growth. Kids keep you busy and before you know it the big system will be back in the big room. Good luck with your listening in the interim.

My only suggestion - should you opt for a third child - make sure it's a girl .

Tony2011 posted:
joerand posted:
Minh Nguyen posted:

A screen in front of the hifi could work and it folds up nicely:

Perfect for progressive rock fans. Looks like cover art for a Yes album.

That ain’t no Roger Dean! 

My first thought on seeing Minh’s screen was wild, avant garde jazz.

MangoMonkey posted:

My first son is now 7. As a toddler, he could care less about all the black naim boxes. He enjoyed music - but didn't give the black boxes a second glance. Rega boxes, with their silver buttons he found interesting - he would go press them repeatedly - so Rega had to go. 

Baby#2 is now about a year. He loves pressing the buttons on the 552. And pulling the volume know off the 272. 

I tried to put a grille in front of the Naim system. He loves to rattle/shake it. 

I am afraid the big system will have to be transitioned into the study - and I'll have to put a UnitiQute in place till the kiddo becomes a little older. 

If baby #2 turns it up before running off with the knob, that's your successor 

Yup kids are totally different. What works for one doesn't for another. My eldest is nearly 3 and she used to love booby trapping the hifi by cranking the volume knob to max. She's pushed over a PMC 25.23 too running carelessly. The grilles on both are now dog eared sorry items.

But she did eventually learn. My youngest is 1 and is easily 10x more grabby that the eldest. Tight space means moving the hifi or putting it behind a guard isn't possible. 

I have a rule. Break it and it's gone never to be repaired or replaced. She's seen toys end up in the bin this way so knows it is not an empty threat. She pushes her luck with the blue ray player most. If she breaks the tray, there will be no more Finding Nemo "ever". 

In seriousness, kids differ but if you are lucky it is a phase. I've spent 2 different 6 month stretches with the big system powered off due to extreme curiosity. No glowing lights or daddy paying any attention caused them to get bored and eventually it came back on. I doubt it will be the last long power off phase eaither.

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