Originally Posted by fri2219
If there was ever a term that someone deserves a long stay in a pool of fire over...
It's "future proof". If you're that worried about it and can't enjoy what you have right now, maybe you should put down the remote, take up something less passive than watching the idiot box, and add a few years to your independent life.
There isn't a single damn thing in Audio in the last 30 years that's improved on what Marantz, Matsu****a, or Macintosh sold in 1977*. Every last "new feature" has been nothing more than the mob trying to get you to repurchase what you already own, or drool in anticipation of filling your garage with **** that you don't need.
*Yeah, I know there's other brands, but they don't alliterate. Have a nice day.
Up the dose, man.
Let's see. I'll give you a break in 2 channel audio, even though the advent of room EQ and DSP apply here, I'm a "pure" stereo person, when it comes to music. So, that one gets a pass.
Did you miss the whole multi-channel audio birth? Hence, the reason for this thread. I remember going to see movies in 1977, and I can tell you my HT is better than what they had in theaters back then. The experience now is leaps & bounds better... and cheaper, and smaller, and more reliable.
I've long since retired my Marantz 8-track and cassette player, too. There's a technology that died due to advances in sound. Yes, I still listen to records on my 1970's era B&O turntable. I won't get into the argument about which sounds better... records or CD's. But, CD technology brought quality audio to the masses.
Not sure that I angst over "future proof"... as there is really no such thing, however, I'd like to maximize my investment in gear. So, for folks who want to buy something now, that will serve them well in the future, that is an important concept.
And as for your 3M brands... they are nice - in fact quite nice. However, please don't think they are the pinnacle of audio. As they are not. There are some other "alliterate" brands, make the 3M's look like Japanese transistor radio's of the 60's. They are beyond the reach of my willingness to spend, but for those that can afford and appreciate - they are out there.