Does this include or exclude shorts?
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On a couple of different occassions I went for 2-3 years without making any changes. I simply listened to music and enjoyed. Interestingly I find that I have lots of CDs and LPs that were purchased during those periods.
However, the end of the last of those periods was about Jan 2000. Also, that was about the time I registered at AudiogoN!
Absolutely not a single change...four years. Most of my changes come from frequently moving house. Room size dictates different requirements. Budget is also a long term factor. Equipment failure is another (when you use gear for 10+ years you do run into failures). Once it is setup and I am satisfied, there is no reason to change. I am puzzled why people change something that they previously thought was perfect. Lack of confidence or conviction? Or like Imelda Marcos shoes....it is just a compuslive disorder.
Shadorne, I think you got it right, it is both:
- a form of compulsive disorder, yes, desire to try them all...
- a perception that it can always be improved
I must say that the better my system, the shorter the interval without a change..my first system lasted 5 years, then 2 then 1 then months down to weeks...before I got off (on?) the wagon, sold everything and started fresh in a new direction. It all depends if this is solely about the music or also the hobby. being both to me is great and I do not see why it should be a once-in-a-lifetime purchase: enough of my wife to deal with for ever.