A few years ago, I told a 30 something that I spent a grand on a cd payer and 2 grand on my int. amp. When I mentioned that my speakers set me back $1600, his TikTok abused mind practically exploded, so befuddled was he. I didn't try to explain that my gear was entry level, foot in the door, next level stuff; he would not have understood that concept. This individual reacted like 99% of the population would have acted - he looked at me like I was nuts! We are a species that the masses are not familiar with, and for the most part have no intention of ever becoming familiar with. Had I mentioned to him what I spent on cables, it might have had to call an ambulance. Sound quality, like proper manners, proper grammar and being discerning about things in general is passe' these days. I caught the HIFi bug at 10 years old and my fascination has never wavered all these years. I bask in the beauty of the music that my system faithfully renders, sometimes so convincing that it transports me like a time machine to, often times, a place far more blissful then where I'm at in any particular moment. Those of you who can relate to how I feel comprise a very small niche group. The modern world, with all the devices, distractions and propaganda media enticements are just too powerful for most people to resist - hence the junk culture that surrounds us and destroys the notion that people can be individualist who chart their own path. Let's hope that this industry can find a way to resonate with the younger demographic, and admit that much of the negative perception toward the hi end audio industry has been self inflicted. For decades!
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