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Old 02-03-2009   #5
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 31
Default Re: Are we reaching the end of High End Audio?

I think a big part of the problem is that there is a whole generation of young adults who have never listened to music on a good system. They listen to plenty of music but only on ipods and similar mp3 players at low bit rate conversion. I remember when i was growing up in the late 60's and early 70's my parents had a big console stereo system that was a piece of furniture. It's sound was great. It had a built in tube amplifier that drove the large built in speakers. This gave me a good appreciation of quality sound so that when I got older and bought the new Sony Walkman, I still bought the album and played it at home on a quality stereo.
Another problem is that most audio video retailers these days carry only low to middle quality components. It is quite difficult to find a store to check out quality systems. As a result most people don't know what superior audio can sound like. If they have not experienced it there is no desire to search for it or buy it.
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