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RE: isolationism of the high end audio listening experience

The main beauty of music lies in its ability to bring people together in the act of sharing. That's why we love going to concerts and live performances. It's the wave of happiness we all feel when the orchestra/band is playing in front of us, and we all get engulfed in a warm group hug.

Building a home stereo system is an attempt to replicate that magic state. A lot of my friends, upon hearing my system for the first time, get very impressed, even startled by the liveliness and the incredible presence of the music reproduction. They then gush about the beauty of the music reproduction. I truly enjoy such moments, the same as I enjoy the moments when we're all together at a live performance.

However, one thing that's puzzling to me is that rarely do any of my friends ever ask for a repeat experience. Next time they come over, they barely ever mention my sound system, and the discussion and the activities turn toward something else. I find that very, very surprising, and I don't know how to explain it.

There's only a couple of my friends who do come back for more of those listening sessions, however they are already audiophiles. But the regular folks do not get the bug once they experience the amazing possibilities that a well built audio system can offer.

Can somebody riddle us that?

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  • RE: isolationism of the high end audio listening experience - magiccarpetride 09:41:42 06/26/12 (0)


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