They know we will pay anything they can think of

Anyone have any idea how long ago Hifi manufacturers discovered we (audiophiles) will pay almost anything chasing our perfect sound? I individualized it because each of us are reaching for our own personal nirvana. You can go to any audio show, see someone point to a piece of equipment and ask the price. Out comes a price you know the rep made up while sitting in his office wondering how much he can ask those sick people to pay. We know advertising, manufacturing, and overhead is relatively expensive but we also know that the asking price should take care of that if he sells maybe 4 or 5 of them all year. Knowing that I have paid quite a bit for equipment over the years that I knew I shouldn't have but did anyway.



 I wasn’t aware John Maynard Keynes (or Karl Marx) was an audiophile.

tax cuts should by rights go to those who pay taxes and make payrolls.

things of quality seem to cost what a free market will bear or they don’t get made.


@soix by all means allow me to recommend a preamp and speaker to you so you can go out and buy them (Stop by your bank first).... however if they were on sale for $100 I still wouldn't have bought them... don't need paper weights.

Update on user end agreement

1. you understand these are my opinions only and you understand I've been wrong before.

2. You understand that your opinions are yours and not necessarily others.

I remember listening to Peter Qvortrup who runs Audio Note say that nobody in high end was making money these days.

by all means allow me to recommend a preamp and speaker to you so you can go out and buy them

Uh, not on your life dude. 

I think since you can't be taller or have better hair or be better looking, it's important to buy very expensive things and tell people about them as much as possible. Or, just go online and claim you have high end stuff so strangers will think you're smart and wonderful. Win win.