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no universal definition of art

so, - you have to define it for yourself....

a certain amp manufacturer calls himself an artist, - then he is one. You can disagree, and say, "dude, that's not art:" but that's your opinion, - that's not art to you.

The fact is that some of these guys do not, and are not, interested in making anything like a Sony surround system. They are interested in building a unique & idiosyncratic & esoteric component, or group of components, that offers up an unique insight & personal statement about what they think is great sound; with their particular taste in music, and what they want to hear. The manufacturer of Jadis equipment, (for example), is one such person. I have spoken to him at length, he's never been interested in making anything that sounds good with anything other than a particular sub-genre of classical music. If you like his music, his speaker choice, his source choice, and his "take" on what really makes it sound special, then you might buy his gear. If you don't, then you can go pee up a tree. He couldn't care less if you like the Steve Miller band. If you like the Steve Miller band, then you should go out and buy someone else's amps...

"Asylums with doors open wide,
Where people had paid to see inside,
For entertainment they watch his body twist
Behind his eyes he says, 'I still exist.'"

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