Originally Posted by B 26354
This is completely off topic, of course; nonetheless....
I "get" the attempts at inner-circle humor, but... why is it that you guys find it appropriate to propagate the myth that anyone over 60 is "old", "decrepit", and barely able to function?...
So... why persist in encouraging the youth who look to you for guidance to think that any example that you attempt to set for them after you're more than forty is laughably obsolete?
Lately, there's been a lot of concern expressed about the possibility that the upcoming new releases by Klipsch will be "shoddy", in comparison with the older lines. Perhaps that trend aligns with the modern world's generically apathetic acceptance of shoddiness of thought, in general.
Again... why persist -- by example -- in encouraging that acceptance?
Sorry B, it seems I struck a nerve...My attempt at humor was just that. I also don't feel "the youth" think getting old is bad especially compared to how the Hippy Generation viewed age a half century ago. As you mentioned, several of us on the forum are good examples of how cool it is to get/be over 40, 50, 60 and now your excitement turning 70 is giving more credence to that natural fact...That said, there are "old people," who perpetuate the example you wish to extinguish, just as there are "young people" who don't share the ambition of past generations, but I've found there are others who excel at Life 101 and I work with them every day.
I agree this is OT but wanted to give a sincere (and only) rebuttal...This is also the internet and my concern with folks who grew up only knowing an Internet time is. My concern is that they rely on other peoples opinion instead of just using it as a tool...Iow, there are some of us with experiences who like to share their opinion, anecdotes and use the internet to provide informative links in a scientific way, given this is the Audio Visual Science Forum
Insofar as the Klipsch company in general, that is a whole 'nother can of worms...Suffice it to say, I thought Paul Klipsch was a genius and he had good people working for him in Hope, Arkansas....I will only say at this point that Klipsch still appears to makes good speakers at various price points, from what I can glean on the internet--Fwiw, the reason I am not as excited about them as a company is what I've learned from the trajectory from small, family- owned company, to part of a corporate conglomerate...Again, it may not be a bad thing but it definitely isn't the same company/family vibe. One just need to go to their Forum and see what I mean...When I started there over 14 years ago there were all sorts of Employees and Engineers posting and now they are no where to be found.
The dynamic that I found interesting, but also disturbing was that last years annual Klipsch Pilgrimage was canceled due to not enough folks wanting to go...To add insult to injury people on this thread thought it appropriate to make fun of opinions gleaned from talking to engineers at those events and ironically the "LIKE" button made instant internet experts on Klipsch speakers.
The last thing I will say on this subject is that there ARE some very good people posting on this Thread and the Klipsch Forum and I don't mean to disparage anyone--Just giving my 2 cents having been around online, onsite and visiting a ton of Home Theater setups along the way.