In the middle of a pandemic, Stereophile reviews ~ $30K equipment


While the world is in the middle of a major economic event, the last two pieces of gear posted by Stereophile to their online site average $30K a piece.


https://www.stereophile.com/content/aavik-acoustics-u-380-integrated-amplifier
https://www.stereophile.com/content/ta-mp-3100-hv-sacd-playerstreaming-dac


If this doesn't make you feel like you belong to their target audience I don't know what will.
erik_squires

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Turn on, tune in, drop dead. -  Alfred E. Newman 
You might consider getting yourself a good ghostwriter. Your comebacks leave a lot to be desired. At least you tried.
Ouch! Very ouch, arachnidism!
When are you expecting some? 
Are you posting high again?
inna
Black lives matter. Question is to whom ? And white lives ? They don’t matter either. So what matters, anyway ? $30k equipment maybe.
God save Canada. Even if it is no paradise.

>>>>Too much TV.
That’s what she said.
But they let you in, Schubbie 🤗
No, but I’m thinking maybe Canada. Do they still accept draft dodgers? 
Bad gnus.🐃 🐃

The worldwide number of new cases per day is spiking. That doesn’t bode well for near future New Daily deaths. What’s the fatality percentage these days, 10%?

The devil’s teeth - the topmost charts below,

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
It’s the predicament of the sniper. You know someone is out there waiting to kill you but your company commander has his orders from Division and tells you it’s time to move out. You can’t stay in the trenches forever. You’re going to have some losses. C’est la vie! as they say in Brooklyn.
Apparently the US is not the only country with an over abundance of dumbasses.

https://apple.news/ALuFIEzORTkW_o_Dekd7-8w
Are they out of mind?!! Northern Va. is opening today, phase 1, yet yesterday as a huge spike in cases and deaths in Va. most of which are in Fairfax country, where your humble scribe lives. Yet the Governor and state officials say data supports opening. WTF! They’re obviously lying. and Virginia isn’t the only one, not by a long shot. Are they trying to kill us?Help!

erik_squires OP
I just spent a bunch on cassettes, a couple grand, which everyone tells me is old technology. Was that wrong? 😳

VHS or Beta?

>>>>>Master Beta
I just spent a bunch on cassettes, a couple grand, which everyone tells me is old technology. Was that wrong? 😳
I knew you would try to defend them. Say, you’re Swedish, aren’t you? Say 99 in Swedish three times fast.
Give me a break, glubson. Sweden’s idea of herd immunity didn’t work. End of story.  But I suspect you will come up with some bizarre defense.
Sweden. Come on, guys. Don’t be a knucklehead. It’s too late now, anyway.

https://apple.news/A1gbakY86SLy_YsyAsOThAg
Huh? What’s a Sterophile subscription cost, about $1? Give me. A break. Admit it - you’re just another audiophile hater. Something’s missing alright.

“How many visitors to this thread actually subscribe to Stereophile? Most? A few?“

>>>>>>Huh? Who cares?
inna
It appears that this virus can sometimes evoke complex autoimmune reactions that damage various body parts and systems, including blood and heart. This is also going to be one of the difficulties to develop the vaccine. You want the correct immune response, both in quality and in quantity.

Yes, it might become endemic but it does not mean that it will remain this virulent forever. That is unknown.

>>>>If you’re skeptical about the development of an effective vaccine you’re really going to like this article. This just in!

https://apple.news/AeOK4NvcrQ1mbM3ICd6jYQg
No shirt Sherlock 🕵️‍♂️ 
Are you out of your freaking mind? 🤪 
Florida cases spike to nearly highest daily total ever. Gee, I wonder why.... 🤔

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/florida/
In Virginia 77% of all COVID-19 deaths are people 70 and over. So, you could say for everyone else COVID-19 is pretty much like a bad case of the flu. Agree, disagree?
Mexico. Big freaking mess. Hopefully they’ve managed to seal off the borders.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/mexico/
On the secondary topic of the pandemic, Americans are venturing out this weekend traveling to parks, traveling to relatives, traveling to beaches. Maybe you’ll see them. Bubus Americanus?
I realize I haven’t kept up with every single thing but isn’t $30K considered entry level? 😬
You’re giving me the headlines and I’m giving you the business. Everything’s topsy turvy. Me topsy, you turvy. Literally. 
In that case take your head out of your 🍑 No offense. 
G. Gordon Holt? The guy from the Watergate breakin? 
Speaking of hot, glubby, isn’t it time for your long cold shower? If that doesn’t work consult your physician. 
Is there a Report Whiner button?
Tempest in a teapot. They were reviewing $50K components and $100K speakers 20 years ago. Hel-loo! 
Georgia just spiked today! Bad Georgia, bad! Come on guys, get it together.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
MD VA FL CT statistics for today look bad already and it’s not even lunchtime. Shut the cave door and back to pigmy country!

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

roberjerman
Borresen? A bit late to the game! Magico’s first speaker was a stand-mount that cost $29K/pair! Years ago! And it was on the cover of TAS, where Jonathan Valin gave it a drool-worthy review!

>>>>Is there anything Valin didn’t give a drool-worthy review to?

roberjerman
Hi End Audio is based upon fantasy and expectation bias. Welcome to the New Depression and the end (almost) of the Hi End!

>>>>is there a Report Drama Queen button?

erik_squires OP
After 24 hours, this thread has received about 100 replies, so what we can say for sure at least is that the subject is hotly contested.

Best,

E

>>>>>Thats’s a successful troll in my book. 🤗
File under Ooops!

Maryland reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday—just four days after the state began easing public health restrictions aimed at thwarting the spread of disease.

Though state officials note that an increase in testing and a backlog of test results may partly explain the spike, the case counts overall suggest that disease transmission has not declined in the lead-up to re-opening—and transmission could very easily increase as residents begin venturing into public spaces more frequently.

Maryland’s outcome may hold lessons for other states attempting their own reopening. As of today, May 20, all 50 states have begun easing restrictions at some level, according to The Washington Post.

I hate to be judgmental but you’re not very good with jokes, either. Tee hee 🤗

heaudio123
To teaudio’s point, 99.9% of people who read Car and Driver, Motor Trend or Road & Track will every own a Ferrari or a Lamborghini or McClaren, but that is what people want to read about.
Follow-up on the Florida data manipulation claim.

Jones now says she's been fired from the state Department of Health. In a statement to CBS12 News in West Palm Beach, Fla., Jones said her dismissal came after she refused to "manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen." 

All of Florida entered the first phase of recovery this week when the two largest counties joined the rest of the state in opening restaurants, retail stores and barber shops. 

At a news conference in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis called Jones' departure from the Health Department a "nonissue." He said he'd seen an email she sent her supervisor saying she never intended to suggest the information on the dashboard might be less reliable going forward. DeSantis said he believes from the email that "she was tired and needed a break." 

You’re not really good with numbers, are you?
He probably just had a cold. Give me a break! Unless there was some projectile vomiting, obviously. 
Breaking news! Old Faithful erupts, spewing large clouds of coronavirus!

https://apple.news/ANXPfMAW2Tl-QbeVTibIOkQ