Guess so @prof if junk from china is your thing.
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- 326 posts total
When you look at the virtual systems of members here you typically see quality rooms that are treated, quality gear, and everyone seems to be looking to share.
The head panther over at ASR sticks a pair of expensive speakers in a room with nothing but dry wall, a hard floor, a microphone and a rug and to me, that is a monumental waste, of speakers, of the time spent listening, and sadly of the lost people following the pied piper over the cliff.
the funniest ASR guys are the ones who love vinyl but feel the need to qualify every statement about records or turntables with "look, i know it’s not as good as digital, yes i understand that objectively i deserve to be criticized for it, but..." because they’re scared of being cyberbullied by computer nerds. no self respect
LPs make for a circular argument then.
ASR fits a religion to the T. Doesn’t matter if its science or astrology, the religious aspects have nothing to do with the topic but the social aspect - like someone said, you just need a self proclaimed guru and authority figure and many highly recruitable people.
All religions and especially cults have in common the removal of the individual or personal experiences and are replaced by symbols that a leader "channels" and "interprets" for the followers. Any dissonance from people who experience something different are stamped out by foot soldiers, who then re-emphasize the Leader's authority and unique interpretation abilities.
Carl Jung said that despite all the science progress of the last century, all human beings still yearn for religion on a primal level, and that modern science progress has forced this desire into our unconscious where we can become unaware of new ways we participate. He suggested that rather follow leaders and popular symbols, we learn to read our own personal, empirical experiences that our body and soul tell us, in conjunction with science. In that sense, hi-fi for me is a spiritual, but not religious, experience.