at £14,999 my question is how many will they actually sell ?Well it would appear that Luxman don't think so.
They have just released the D-10X, their flagship SACD player..... at a cool £14,999.
I am attracted to it in a superficial manner, as CD packaging is more attractive nowadays. And I do like a printed, colorful disc. I miss vinyl artwork but not the turntable faff and cost.I used the term quaint in an ironic sense - all my serious listening is CD - but there'll come a point where the factors that have made vinyl* and cassette fashionable will eventually catch up with CD.
*Not talking here about those who prefer the sound, but those who are primarily attracted to it in a more 'superficial' manner.
Me too and have bought many new CDs over the last year, then ripped to FLAC to store on and play from the PC. Some might say that's pointless but, I like to have the hard copy, the feeling that I own the music and no need to maintain a subscription.I have never been called quaint before (!) but I am 100% CD or Flacs from them.
Quite so. The SACD format is still largely driven, as it always has been, by the Japanese buying public.
"We are in times where affordable gear and infinite music have come together !"IMO all formats will co-exist with different regions seeing surges of popularity of different formats.
Ease of use and search for new genres : digital/streaming
Ownership,collectibles,interactive experience,sense of history : physical formats.
We are in times where affordable gear and infinite music have come together !
You have chosen a far more expensive format than SACD my friend. To do LP playback well you will need very deep pockets.
If it sounds good to your ears then that is all that really matters, end of story. However, if you ever decide to travel down the upgrade path you will quickly begin to realise the meaning of my previous commentReally? My ears love the reproduction that can be achieved on the Dual 505, Cambridge Azur and Tannoy set up I have now. It cost under £150.
Make that under £200, I forgot Rupert the Little Bear...