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People still don't seem to "get it" do they?
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I do not believe the issue is the review of absurdly expensive or cutting age gear, it is the perhaps the ratio of gear no one reading will ever own or hear to that which most can buy that offends...or the too frequent use of words like 'budget', 'affordable' and 'modest' to describe the price of stuff that gets normal folk a nice used car...

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Stereophile wants to attract newer younger readers , I have no problem with that , whatever keeps are beloved mag in print . I hope the powers that be, understand that most of these new , young readers won't be around in a few years , but us older, higher end farts are in it for life .

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"I do not believe the issue is the review of absurdly expensive or cutting age gear, it is the perhaps the ratio of gear no one reading will ever own or hear to that which most can buy that offends..."

The majority of emails I receive objecting to our reviews of very expensive equipment complain that the reviews exist at all. I do point out to such critics that we do review many affordable components and that those affordable components get just as much care taken in the review as the megabucks stuff. But the continuing complaint is not that we balance our review coverage but we shouldn't be covering products that each individual reader can't afford.

"or the too frequent use of words like 'budget', 'affordable' and 'modest' to describe the price of stuff that gets normal folk a nice used car..."

With respect, while perhaps such inapproriate usage mght occasionally have slipped through our editing net, Stereophile is not nearly as guilty of this kind of hyperbole as certian other publications.

John Atkinson
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I love the outrageously expensive gear and I don't know why. Much of it is the artisian craftsmanship that goes into these fine pieces. Or, maybe it is the fact that this stuff is out of my reach financially and it drives me to make decisions that would have Dave Ramsey go ballistic.

I know this may be taboo in some certain audio circles, but aesthetics mean very much to me when in reality it shouldn't.

Mark Evans

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