the many gifts of music… and
of sound with sight… enjoyed
by all, all of the time
through innovative, knowledgeable, high value, high-fidelity A/V system designs.
Well, this January 7th to the 10th, I'm going to
the annual CES show in "Lost Wages", Nevada, alas, alone because my
wife got a bad first impression when we went there with my daughters to
celebrate my birthday - Las Vegas will overwhelm you if you do not go with
someone who has been there several times... AND you let them guide you - she
didn't, she lost, because Las Vegas is truly The Adult Disneyworld!
But, I'm not going for the
gambling (after I lose fifty bucks, I'm through and I look at that money as the
entrance fee to see fabulous decorated gambling halls). I'm not going
there for the shows although you'll not see a better selection of outstanding
shows at better prices anywhere.
Of course, I'm going there to
meet-up and catch-up with old buddies in the home-audio high-fidelity
fraternity. And, I'll be looking (and listening) for the best values in:
floor-standing speaker system (lots of potential products, but not many that
work for us "common folk" who have ordinary, realistic room),
receivers (Sherwood Newcastle is reducing their superb, high value offerings),
phono cartridges (not a fan of Clear Audio any more), in-wall/in-ceiling
loudspeaker systems (Parasound no longer offers them), and high-quality,
high-value 3-D TVs (I'm a very strong advocate of them).
An interesting and heart warming
trend: two-channel, i.e. music, systems are making a comeback.
Rutten, Senior System Designer
Rock, TX 78681-1001
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