|Re: "Adieu to the true audiophile?"
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Author: vhorowitz Date: Jun 5, 2008 15:31
Quote from the article:
"I often wonder about the 30-year-old iPod," Guttenberg mused. "Will
someone still use an iPod in 30 years," like audiophiles do high-end
The answer is, of course, not a chance.
And that has what to do with the price of eggs? Speaker technology
certainly doesn't change at the rate of the format that our music is
delivered with..... what about the rate of change of formats between
say, 1945 and 1975? Let's see: 78rpm to lp (with a bit of 45rpm
thrown in), stereo lp, not to mention the various tape formats with
their moments in the sun. For this "point" to be thrown in as a
dramatic closer to the article......hmm...I'm shaking my head.
In any case, separating the true audiophile from the one who buys all
the right equipment, but has a tin ear has always been an issue.
Perhaps the lack of some kind of coolness and status of these faux-
audiophile setups has driven back the ranks of the mid-fi
buyers.....it's more of a status symbol to have a fancy iPod docking
station now if one even has a dedicated stereo system. I must admit,
I'm more concerned now that I find the best way to play my downloads
ranging from mp3 to various lossless formats......but on the other
hand, I did just drop $350 on a cartridge for that, what's it