I KNEW I liked Art Dudley :)

From 2012(?!) -- not sure how I'd missed this 'til today... heck, I still subscribed to the ground up tree version of Stereophile back in 2012.

:|

https://www.stereophile.com/content/skin-deep

YMMV, of course.

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Comments

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,972
    I like Dave Dudley. B)

  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 490
    I like Dudley Moore (and Peter Cook)

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,053
    edited August 13
    yeah, me, too...

    and, of course, never forget

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    one of my personal favorites:


  • ukcolin99ukcolin99 Posts: 286
    I read Stereophile, my suspicion is Mr Dudley would not (be allowed to) write that article today.
    2C: Parasound A21, Cambridge 851N, Polk LSiM705's.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,053
    edited August 13
    ukcolin99 wrote: »
    I read Stereophile, my suspicion is Mr Dudley would not (be allowed to) write that article today.

    I was kind of surprised to see it from 2012 ;)

    FWIW, I still sort of follow Stereophile online, but I haven't gotten an offer for a print subscription for less than $8 (my cutoff) for a few years, so I don't get it in paper no mo'. :|

    The one thing I like about Stereophile is that they try to at least pay lip service to both the left and right brain hemispheres ;) in their reviews. JA's measurements of the products they review were/are always interesting to peruse. Beats https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?reviews/ all to heck. :#
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,854
    I'm a big fan of USED gear. You know, stuff that's dropped a lot in value.
    Other than McIntosh, most of this stuff goes into freefall a few years
    after it's sold. And a lot of it doesn't measure up.
    In the used market, reviews are more reflective of performance, not
    how much marketing has been done.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,053
    "Real" Altec, JBL, and Western Electric stuff has - ahem - held its value rather well, too. ;)

    As have, e.g., Marantz's models 8B and 9 amplifiers.

    Heck, the early Polk "Monitors" have, too.

    It's just that audiophile stuff from the last decade or two that drops like a rock in value as one's factotum is loadin' it into one's Corniche.

    B)


  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,854
    yeah, vintage stuff has gone crazy.
    A lot of that is over hyped as well.
    Cool to look at, but you can buy great
    Used modern gear that will sound better.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,053
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    yeah, vintage stuff has gone crazy.
    A lot of that is over hyped as well.
    Cool to look at, but you can buy great
    Used modern gear that will sound better.

    A matter of some difference of opinion, I would counter. :)

    Actually, and perhaps ironically, not much of my big hifi is actually vintage. Some of the tubes in the amplifier are old enough to collect Social Security (and then some); the drivers in my loudspeakers have a fair amount of age on 'em (the woofers are about the same age as me) and the tuner I use is from the 1960s... everything else is pretty modern.




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