Welcome to Auditur.
The name is an abbreviation of Auditive-Culture, combined: Auditur. This page is meant for guides, stories and reviews of anything related to Hi-Fi equipment, the act of listening and the pursuit of great sonic experiences.
My name is Søren Kølbæk Iversen and I am a Vintage Hi-Fi enthusiast from Denmark.
Born in 1990, my teenage years were not filled with equipment or audio in any particular way – I think i was raised right when there was a change happening on a global scale. When I was 12-13 years old I got an MP3 player as a gift, whereas my older sisters both had gotten dedicated stereo-systems when they were teens. So while they shut the door and listened to CD’s, i put in cheap earbuds.
When I was 17 I bought a second-hand turntable and amplifier and since then I have been interested in Hi-Fi gear, but mostly vintage equipment. From what started as a price-sensitive hobby, has now grown into being an obsession. I don’t identify as a collector, partly because I think other people should benefit from the gear I don’t want to use anymore, and because I do not have the space to keep multiple units. But, I still have far more than i can use, so what really seperates a collector from a consumer in this regard? There are some exceptions apparently.
My hobby has also taken me down the path of studying sonic art and sonic experiences through the Art-history and Modern Culture education at the University of Copenhagen – though, I have found it is easier to work with this field in my own pace, and at my own leisure, instead of adhering to deadlines and chosen research fields from a university.
I sincerely hope, you find the content of this page interesting – I will try to add as much as I can and keep you in the loop.
Thank you very much, for you time!