I was wondering if the reason a lot of us are con stantly after the next ‘best’ amp, DAC, deck, cable, speaker etc is because we are trying to get back that feeling of wonderment, astonishment, joy when we first heard really good sound?
After owning the really good sound for a while, it is no longer novel so we start to think that maybe there is a better sound. We then buy whatever is an ‘upgrade’ to what we have. We are even more astonished. Nothing can beat it.
Then after a while …
Just like the addict forever chasing the feeling brought on by the first hit.
I was in Tesco doing the food shopping when this occurred to me. A short while before, I had decided not to ‘chase’ a better integrated amp because I realized that I am very happy with the Audiolab 83000a. Maybe as I have played it daily for a few weeks and it has ‘settled’ as I am told happens with speakers, DACs and amps.
Or maybe because I changed a setting and the drums on Anticipation sounded fantastic and I thought this really is it. What I wanted. What I have.
Now I don’t spend my time on You Tube looking at reviews nor hours on the net looking for and reading reviews of speakers, amps, DACs etc.
Same goes for the Yammy and Panasonic tv. We have the HZ2000 and are extremely pleased with it. The latest Yammy seems a tho it will not hold any benefit. The Yammy man himself said I would be better to wait to see what the changes will be to the 2022 model.
Although I am quite serious in my writing here, I am not suggesting we need interventions or something like AA-Audiohiles Anonymous.