[FoRK] Take a step back...

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at jarbox.org
Sun Sep 25 23:33:42 PDT 2011


On Sep 25, 2011, at 9:52 PM, Udhay Shankar N wrote:
> 
> Audio gear. I know people who are still using amplifiers and speakers
> (and other gear, such as turntables) from the 70s, *and they sound great.*
> 
> Today's receivers and home theater kit typically don't last beyond a
> year or two.


The silicon for audio electronics essentially hit peak utility by the late 1990s. Not much left to improve even on the cheap stuff. Anything wrong with our audio now is self-inflicted via poor mastering, codecs, etc.

J. Andrew Rogers


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