The speakers along your journey, do they signal a trend
Having worked in the early days of audio there was thought to be two distince schools of sound, West Coast (JBL, etc. ) and East Coast (Advent, KLH, etc.) Likely an over simplification. Later a "British Sound" was added to the written and verbal "thoughts". My question is, does anything like that exist now....a thought/feeling that different areas of the world/U.S. are associated with a "sound". It is odd that with the Japanese invasion of mid-priced Hi-Fi, Yamaha, Sony, Kenwood and others was for the most part electronics and rarely speakers.
I am a bit out of the world of Audio now, is there any propensity to associate a "sound" with a region of this country or any other country. Kind of like: Is there an Iceland sound?, Is there a Poland sound? (Trying a little light hearted there, usually those attemps bomb) /As a bit of a disclaimer, I in the last 20 years or so have had mainly Audio Research, Conrad-Johnson, BAT, Classe, etc. and Magnepan, Martin Logan, Vandersteen....so as you can read into it what pre-conceived notions I may have...Like I still think the Studebaker Avanti was a cool car and at Baskin-Robbins I still get Vanilla.