Happy Fifth Anniversary, HiFi Haven!!!

It was five years ago today that the doors were opened here at HiFi Haven. Actually, it was originally, and briefly, Audio Haven, but that was quickly changed to what we are now.

The idea behind the Haven grew out of my frustration with the constant bickering, tribalism and general nastiness at other audio sites. It seemed to me that it could be possible to create an online gentleman’s club, or even a friendly corner bar, if you will. A place where different people with different ideas could come together to share those ideas, sometimes passionately, but always respectfully, with others who loved this hobby.

Although I entered into it with a plan of relatively great growth, I soon realized that the Haven would work better just as a small club. A friendly group that would grow and evolve and change, just as that friendly corner bar would. And so it has become.

So after five years, let me thank you all, the HiFi Haven family, for making this place what it has become. Yes, truly the friendliest, and least moderated, online audio community.

I thank you also for making my dream of a civilized and friendly spot in the usually divisive and argumentative online audio community, a possibility. After all, it is you who make this place what it is.

I lift a glass to you all, my friends. At some point today, using whatever libation you choose,I humbly request you do the same.
I'm a newcomer to this wonderful group and you are to be congratulated PM (I believe that your name is Erik, correct). You stated your mission perfectly: this is truly a gentleman's audio club. I will hoist a dram to you and all of the club members. Thank you!
Marvin (daBugster)
 

Tedrick

Junior Member
Congrats on 5 years 🍻!

I was a little slow to learn about this place, but I really like the genteel atmosphere. Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys and making me feel welcome.
 

Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
Cheers .
It's definitely got a good vibe here, well done Mr Prime minister.
I visit and read daily, maybe I don't speak out enough, mostly due to watching so many other forums. Maybe because I feel like so many folks are way more experienced that myself, but I dig it here.
Thanks
Thank you.
I’m still shocked it took me so long to figure out you were Mr Ed. Maybe we should add a period? :)
 

Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
I'm a newcomer to this wonderful group and you are to be congratulated PM (I believe that your name is Erik, correct). You stated your mission perfectly: this is truly a gentleman's audio club. I will hoist a dram to you and all of the club members. Thank you!
Marvin (daBugster)
Thank you, Marvin.
Means a lot that it’s working as I hoped it would.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
I can't believe it's been 5 years already. Five years since the antidote to forum-burnout was born. Somewhere there's a dormant Facebook page for us from back when there was an idea to make it grow really big. Every time I post something it asks me if I want to comment as Hi Fi Haven... maybe I should. Just start trolling the world as the world's most genial stereo forum.
 
This truly is a haven from...everything. A rest and enjoyment to a weary soul. A big thank you, and congrats to the committed folks who make it happen.
 

MikeT.

Senior Member
Five years already? Thanks and congrats to our founder @Prime Minister ! I was truly on the verge of dropping out of HiFi forums altogether just as the Haven was launched. I’m still here.
 
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