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Old 19th February 2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Perhaps the mistake that is made, is assuming much of this 'hi-end' stuff is actually meant to be an electronics product. Maybe it isn't. Instead, it could be better to think of it in terms of art, as sculptures for people who value form. People will pay huge $ for nice sculptures by renowned artists. Nothing wrong with art. And the rest of us get to enjoy it through the glossy magazines
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LMAO..

I like to listen to "HiEnd" equipment at shows, then when you go home and listen then ask yourself. OK yes its better but is it 16,000 better..the answer is always no!

Then ask yourself if something looks fantastic would you want one at home..the answer is normally no, because if it was yes you could have a go at building it! If you don't want to build it then what's the attraction?

Its not the equipment its the name..Oh look a Prada HIFI..

..LOL..I'll have a Fossil...they keep better time than some watches and the box is collectable.The Fossil HIFI..with Japanese quartz clock/movement.

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Old 20th February 2015, 01:52 PM   #5
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I guess its quite sad really,

I like the badges of old..
This one rocks my boat I don't even know why..It was on an old radiogram
in glass with rear illumination..I used to sit and look at it for hours.

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How cool would a mini glass or enamel HMV colour logo look...


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But alas they don't seem to fit on a DIY project.

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the pye logo looked good spinning on record labels as well.
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the pye logo looked good spinning on record labels as well.
Yes the spinning 45's..sigh..


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I remember reading that article at the time and thinking to myself "it's taken Art Dudley THIS long to call bull-****" on the Audio industry?
The fact that he still writes for Stereophile demonstrates more than a little hypocrisy....IMO.

And oh by the way, he reviews a "$20,000.00" speaker system in the latest edition of Stereophile. How funny is that?

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And oh by the way, he reviews a "$20,000.00" speaker system in the latest edition of Stereophile. How funny is that?

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I guess everyone has to earn a living..people can choose what they want to read.

They say the devil you know..is better than an alternative if you don't know anything else.

Hypocritical maybe..but probably practical. The pictures are sometimes nice to look at..
How many people like their job but still show up everyday to do it?

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