Wrapping Up 2016

All in fun, there is always a wrap up of the year’s highlights, this is what comes to mind, feel free to add to the list:

Within recent memory we have discussed, solid state A , AB, class D and OTL and other tube amps, preamps, phono amps, turntables, tone arms, cartridges, cd players of all types, DACs, music servers, speaker cables, interconnects, PCs, room treatments, reflections off walls, floors, windows, tables, racks, platforms, fuses, receptacles, power conditioners, stands and stand mount monitors, towers, cone and electrostatic speakers, subwoofers, beverages and drugs to accompany listening, listening chairs, graphene, magnets, lasers, markers for CDs, record cleaners, cleaning solutions, tubes, tube dampeners, fuses, whatever comes into Geoff’s mind, music software, all the SR other tweaks, modders, CES and other shows, capacitors, music, wire and fuse directionality, cryogenics, watches, automobiles, televisions, home theater systems, and …….

Every new year brings us all closer to our last year.
That sobering observation reminds me of what
someone said quite awhile ago:
"I should have made more mistakes."

Then there's:
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
 Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
 Rage, rage, against the dying of the light."

All the more reason to get busy with this hobby,
and life in general. It's way too short.

All the best,

Here's one that has more resonance with me as my end approaches: "If I'd known I was gonna live this long I would have taken better care of myself". I have friends already gone exactly because they didn't. Smoking, alcohol, even one from his bad diet (sugar junky).
First off Happy New Year to All!! 2016 wasn't too bad and audio-wise a good one with finally being able to say that its sounding pretty darn good. Next July retirement so I'm definitely high on 2017. Oh yeah, I think I'm good for a another 20 or so.
bdp24, never to late to change bad habits and start a regime of physical exercises, whatever you are up to.  You can do it.
This thread made me realize my father died when he was 6 years older than I am now. Geez. I've never smoked, am in relatively decent health and I have had more health issues through this age than my dad did up to the same age. Guess it's time to start partying like there's no tomorrow. 

2016 was a very stable audio year for me. No component changes- at all!. I said it a year ago "I'm done" and I meant it! Found other things to spend $ on.