Dear Uncle Rodney
Can you please help I seem to have become a gear slut
The problem is I buy one set of speakers and enjoy them for a couple of weeks (sometimes days) and then I see something the classifieds, and I start to think to myself, I'm sure those speakers look / sound better than these ones, why don't I sell mine and buy them. Then I see a amp forsale and the same logic applies
Why can't I be happy with my current setup? What is this audio nirvana I am looking for? and will I even know once I've found it?
Do I REALLY have to give you Economics 101 talk?
It is due to YOU and you alone that we have a thriving 2nd hand hifi market, you and your ilk do mankind and hifi manufacturers a favour..look at your condition as doing a good deed.
You have to bear in mind that there is a big difference between falling in lust with gear and in love with gear.
Lust is a must have thing , bigger , better , more , love is when you get lumbered with the object you lusted after - no longer are the eargasms as intense , you see all it's faults and then it starts to irritate you , eventually you either cheat and buy something on the sly or ignore the faults and the item but put up with it cos to get rid of it will cost you too much...recognise anything?
Lust in itself is not bad - I discovered it early in life at 12 when I deflowered the next door neighbour in a pup tent erected in my front garden.
Michelle was such a beautiful gal , silky smooth skin and surprisingly big breasts - playing Dr soon turned to playing amateur gynae (my alternate name on the internet is DrGfinger) ...anyway I digress...
I became a slut after that , well a male slut that is.
I have bad news for you , Audio nirvana will always elude you , no amount of buying others cast off's and problems will help. As my good friend the Dali Llamer told me , it's my punishment for sins in a past life
So what I suggest is get a can of petrol and immolate yourself on the banks of the Liesbeek river (Vaal if you in JHB) and await reincarnation , hopefully you will not come back as a cockroach or something equally as vile