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In the Thread: Summary: my/your audio: year by year
Post Subject: The 2017Posted by Romy the Cat on: 12/20/2017
This was an interesting year for me but from a different perspective.
For sure I had 3 kids under 3 and it very much colorized anything I did and felt.
Still I was able to setup my playback after moving to new listening room in
2016, find a good configuration for a direct radiating Midbas and actually was
able to get all together good sound in my listening room. I wish I had more
time and more strength to spend with playback. Unfortunately too frequently I
do not have this luxury and if I do, then audio very much competes with other
temptation… like to go to sleep for instance… Still, I personally, me with my wify
and sometimes with my family we had a number of great listening sessions. I
think as kids grow it will be more.
There is another aspect of audio that progressed in 2017. I
never was a fan of audio people. Well, let me to rephrase: I never was a fan of
any group consciousness. Individuals are unique and smart, the people in randomly
formed groups are stupid and boring. At least it is always was how I felt. The
audio groups are always particularly disgusting as they are navigated and
administered horrible people. Probably the worst of the worst are the cretins
who appointed themselves as “shepherds” of the audio groups – that pretentions life
forms I despite the most.
So, for a years I am know to give some difficult time to
audio groupies and to the industry Morons but this year I recognized that I am begin
to lose my ability to understand the interests and even the language of the
audio horde. I do not get audio printed audio publication but I sometimes do
read some audio articles online and some forums/blogs to keep my mind on audio heartbeat.
The problem that I begun to observe is that I understand the words the articles
say their words do not form any ideas in my head. This would apply to less
degree to writing from regular people within forums and blogs but it is very
much applicable to the official “industry” writing. I remembers that there were
many moments when I read something and I clearly do not “get” was I was reading
or was not able to remember what was reading about. It is not that I am stupid,
suffer from illiteracy of have a progressing Alzheimer's. I still, at my 49th
can memories pages of books that I like. My mind is not crystalized but rather
more associative and in order to understand the things I need to find in my
mind a reference to something that I know or care. So, when I read many of the audio
industry writing my head is absolutely empty and the reading does not ignite
any associative thinking or mind.
A few days back I find myself “reading” an article in PF and
suddenly I recognizes that I do not read it by juts looking at the text. I just
did not want to force myself to read much of nonsense from another audio idiot who
suddenly got an inspiration because an audio company just make a new version of
unremarkably- performing speaker or amplifier.
So, if I have a word of the year to choose how I feel about
audio industry it would be INDIFFERENT. It looks like in audio industry new
formats are coming and going, the new technologies coming in fashion and going
to dark , the new audio reviewers are coming to distribution trough and dying off… the thing are going on but I feel
more and more indifferent and apathetic
to all of it crap. I think this new indifference is the very main thing that I developed
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