Nom: Karin Åsheim
Enceintes: DALI OPTICON 6
Musique: La playlist de Karin (sur Tidal)
Gérante de magasin.
Comment écoutez-vous votre musique au quotidien ?
J´écoute surtout à la maison, ou en voiture (j´ai beaucoup investi dans le système audio de ma voiture…).
Quand avez-vous commencé à vous intéresser à la hi-fi ?
Au début des années 90, quand j´étais membre de Hi-Fi Klubben.
Que préférez-vous: CD, vinyle or digital?
Je préfère le vynile, car le son est plus énergisant et vivant.
Why do you think that there isn’t that many women represented in the audiophile world?
I really don`t have a good answer to that, but I think it could be related to the gender stereotype, like it`s more "manly" to be technical wired. But on the other hand, we all have ears, and most of us enjoy listening to good music with good sound, so I guess it comes down to different priorities. And maybe economy, since it`s a proven fact that women earn a little less than men? And good sound is more expensive than cheap shit. Maybe I had a good answer after all..? :)
Which track will always wake a feeling in you?
Fordi Eg Elskar Deg with the Norwegian singer Ingebjørg Bratland can bring tears in my eyes, because it is about endless unconditional love, and Dusty Blue with Charles Bradley brings a feeling of strength and happy energy.
How/where do you discover new music and artists?
Radio, Facebook links, and others.
Is there an artist, genre or period that you are particular fond of?
I really enjoy various 'Chill out' when I`m in need of stress release, and melodious rock and hard rock when I feel like stepping the energy up a little.
Which records/artists are the pride of your collection?
Joe Satriani, Threshold, Queensrÿche, Toto, Circus Maximus, Hoobastank, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Carpark North and more. Don`t get me started... I love music!
What has been your best live concert experience?
Dream Theater in Oslo Spectrum in 2001 (I think?) and in Tromsø at Buktafestivalen 2015, and AC/DC in Amsterdam Arena in 2009. The first two, because they are my all time favourite, and the latter because it was a surprise gift from me to someone, who has always loved AC/DC, but never had the chance to see them live.
What made you choose DALI speakers for your home stereo?
Because they have an awesome sound for the price, they fit perfectly to both smaller and bigger rooms, and yes, they look good too. People wonder where the extra sub woofer is hidden, which says a lot. With quality speakers you don`t need a sub.
What would be the ultimate playlist for your DALI speakers?
1) Toto - Chinatown
2) Charles Bradley - Dusty Blue
3) Joe Satriani - Why
4) Carpark North - Shall We Be Grateful
5) Pendulum - Girl In The Fire, Streamline
6) Prem Joshua - Luminous Secrets
7) Gojira - Silvera (and most of the 2016 album..!)
8) Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime
And many many more..
Karin's playlist on Tidal in its full length
Photo credit: Karin Åsheim