stratocaster Posted January 22, 2021 Share Posted January 22, 2021 Since this topic came up on other thread and it’s one of the aspects about this hobby that is near and dear to my heart, I decided to start this conversation. It appears that the last decade has seen a lot of great dealers across the country either scale back or completely get out. I attribute a lot of my interest and knowledge to these very institutions that were gracious enough not only to entertain me repeatedly but also educate me on the nuances of this hobby. It’s hard to determine whether it’s the current generation that seems to be obsessed with portable and at times poor quality audio OR if it’s the affordability aspect of the high end equipment that’s coming out in the market. I am a parent of a 16 and 10 year old and they both are ruthlessly vocal when they hear songs being played on poor equipment and have the ears to discern the differences.. However, I don’t see them developing an interest rate n audio equipment that is intense enough to spend time and money when they grow up. On the flip side, the songs that this generation is listening to is not catered towards the kind of equipment that we are obsessed with. I started the San Diego Audiophile meetup thinking I would get the younger generation interested in this endeavor enough to get a boost to this hobby but looking at the members it seems that the younger generation is spending their time elsewhere... It would be gretto het some perspective from other folks and understand if this is localized to specific geography or if the decline is across the board. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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