Originally Posted by m. zillch
Actually I'm proud of how inexpensive my stuff is. Not to be confused with "low quality". I personally bought my Ferrari, Lotus, and McLaren because I got them at such a good deal that's hard to believe, not to show off my wealth.
Slightly off topic, but I was on another Forum, though don't remember the general topic of discussion, but someone jumped into the middle of the discussion to emphatically declare -
All AMPS sound the same, and you can't prove me wrong!!!!
Though he evaded me like crazy, eventually, after several posts, I got him to admit what amp HE had. It was a NAD Master Series Amp.
Which he claimed he bought because he got a good deal
, and it had the features he needed.
Pretty easy to say - All Amps sound the same
- when you are sitting on a $5,000 Amp. An amp that cost more than my entire system.
My response to the - All Amps sound the same
- crowed is usually - Well if all amps sound the same, then why don't you have this amp
According to that Poster, the $148 Sony
should sound just as good at his $5,000 NAD
. Why spend the extra $4,850 if it doesn't actually buy you anything?
My underlying philosophy when it comes to Wire, Cables, Power Cords, Speakers, Amps, Media, or any other feature or component is - Do what you want but be restrained.
That also applies to CD vs Vinyl
. Sure ... do what you want... your money, your life. But don't be ridiculous. If you want Vinyl, and understand what you are getting into, fine enjoy it for what it is. If you don't want Vinyl, but rather CD ...fine... your life, your money ... enjoy.
If you decide you want a pure Streaming Only system ...fine... no skin off me... your money, your system, your life. If you are happy then the world is happy.
But, or perhaps this is simply because I'm not a Billionaire, be restrained. There is a point beyond which you money doesn't buy you anything but EGO, and that's OK ...your ego, your money, your system, your life. But myself, not being a billionaire, I will try to make more financially sound decisions. There are no Magic $1000 Power Cords, there are no Magic $1000 Speaker wires, there is no Magic $18,000 Network Streamer/Player/Ripper.
But then ...your money, your life, your system ...spend what you want. But don't be surprised with those of us who are more rational snicker behind out hand when we see your $1,000 Power Cord.
It doesn't matter of CD is or is not better than Vinyl, if I have and like Vinyl.
Do what you like.
Play what you have.
Spend what you want.
Enjoy the Music.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Or ...at least... that's my opinion.