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In Reply to: RE: Looking for a 'deal' on a TechDas Air Force One...? posted by user510 on March 15, 2017 at 11:25:09
on a deck???? Please help me here.
The reactions were typical of many inmates' views.
Basically it was the Ferrari rap, the don't judge other people's choices rap, the it must be great because it costs so much and I wish I could try it rap, the upper echelon audio deserves/needs the best rap.
I've seen plenty of other posts about absurdly priced hifi stuff, and those posts always spark the same reactions. Basically defending/justifying the price. There is no price for "hi-end" stuff considered so high as to be just plain ludicrous sucker bait.
I try to refrain from damning a product just based on its price, but in each product category there IS a price that does seem ridiculous and impossible to justify on any grounds. If you found some wire at $40,000 per meter, that would fill my criteria for ridiculous regardless of merit.
See link and find prices at end of page two. Its Nordost Odin 2.
In my experience, which is now out of date, I found the sound quality of Nordost cables to be inversely related to cost, so these must be awful. (No offense intended to Nordost aficionados. I just did not like them in my system.)
On one hand if I had this amount of money to spend there are better ways to use it i.e. support cancer research for example. I have 3 decks a Thorens TD321, a Thorens TD 166 mk ii and a modified Sansui FR 4060 all of which work well and produce great music to my ears. Even if money wasn't an issue I'd have to really look at whether it's the best way to spend those dollars.
There are many who would love to have a toy like the AF1. And I get it completely. But we presume that these individuals already have an appropriate listening room, populated with comparable high-end audio gear. Perhaps these individuals already donate discretionary funds to many charitable and other causes to aid humanity.
Or not. I dunno.
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