Everyone has someone in their life that has inspired them towards their passion. My dad has always been an ear for my constantly pestering questions about how things work - tech, music, life, anything. He's a professional DJ so is definitely an audio geek, and I always saw him adding to his repertoire. I carried his crates like a true roadie when he was vinyl only, and saw him transition to CDs and now his experiments with electronic media. He's served as an example of following what you love and not be ashamed to geek out over technology.
Check out this recent interview that he's posted online. He still loves what he does. Props to you dad. Love you.