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

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 of grand, which everyone tells me is old technology. Was that wrong?

Not at all. I recently fired up my trusty Nakamichi cassette deck and started to play cassette tapes again. Its been a few years since I last played cassettes, and a lot of improvements have been made to the system, including a judicious effort to clean up the AC power. I have to say ... well recorded cassettes sound really ... really good.

Frank
They're obviously committed to boosting the economy :)
Tape of course is best, just not cassette, though my Nak played almost daily does sound good too.
40 millions officially unemployed, much more in reality. What kind of economy is that ? Zero durability. Do I care ? I don't even know them, hard to care. Zero solidarity too.
Things got to change, this is all no go.