Re: Price vs. Performance
I guess you are right Andrew. You really have to pick your poison. I remember first reading Absolute Sound when it was just a paperback, and Harry Pearson drove me crazy with esoteric gear, that seemed to have more than it share of issues. The more you spent, the more problems and tweaking. If I ever get any equipment like that, its going by by!!
There is a different limit, like you said, for all of us, but I still believe at some level, quality is key. Its about the experience and enjoying your collection. Same with the cars, if repairs are more common, like say Jaquar years ago, and parts hard to get, for me that puts a damper on the whole thing. Especially after your wife gives you the go ahead!! I would never hear the end of it!!