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I read about a Japanese audiophile whose name I can't remember in Stereophile many years ago. He kept his audio collection in a dedicated 5 story building with many different systems on the various floors, and much of one floor devoted to LP storage.
He had people to maintain the systems and the media...Most over the top thing I have ever seen!
I have a British gentleman who warms up my system precisely 1 hour
before I arrive home. When I walk in the door, he inquires about my mood
and hands me my favorite beverage. Once I arrive at my listening chair
(which he has pre-heated), I say "Hit it, Jeeves," and the music
begins at exactly the correct volume.
In the morning, Jeeves has forwarded all relevant audio reviews and blogs
to my Ipad. Once a week he thoroughly cleans all system connections with
Kontak and performs a thorough demagnetization and calibration of
I dare say, I'd be lost without the chap.
There is a bit of humor in my question, but I'm also somewhat serious about it. If you were one of the 1% with multiple homes across continents, varied business and social interests, more than one ex-spouse and a large brood of offspring, I just can't imagine you'd really have time to put together, maintain or upgrade multiple high end systems. Do you think the Larry Page has the time to audition and evaluate power cords?
You land at the airport in your Gulfstream, helicopter to the compound and you're looking for a few hours of relaxation before you have to leave to host a group of ex-Presidents for your football team's game at the new stadium. You can adjust the VTA/SRA for yourself, but at the very least someone on your staff should have checked the bias on the output tubes.