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RE: Raise your hand if you are under 30...

Under 30? So, there's an age limit?

How old were YOU when you could afford a nice stereo system and room acoustics? I was 26 when I COULD, and was 29 when I DID.

Y'all are a misguided "stick in the mud".

"Audio", as a "hobby" isn't, and never was, a hobby among most music lovers. It's just you 1 percent who have money to burn and buy/sell/flip equipment every few months or a year who think it's a "hobby".

Of all the musicians, both amateur and pro, and all the audio engineers and acousticians I've known, I never once heard any of them refer to their system or endeavor as a "hobby", only by some folks here.

Building plastic models is a hobby. Collecting rocks, stamps or coins is a hobby. But, apparently, reading magazines and trying some piece of equipment, and then selling it, is a hobby for some tiny minority of people - just as it was back in the days of Allied Radio and Popular Electronics. ("Breaker, breaker, come in, good buddy".)

I am not worried about the "under 30" demographic. The record-destroying gawd-awful sound of the "close and play" record player of 1960 has been replaced by something less damaging to the content, and, sharable among friends around the world.


Edits: 04/17/17 04/17/17

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