The lack of advertising point you're making is actually very good, can't recall ever seeing a TV ad for stuff like this.I am 33 and been into hifi for 5 years. I would have gotten into hifi earlier if I knew how good it was.
I think it's the lack of advertising that is an issue as hifi companies seem to only spend money on advertising in places where people already have an interest in hifi. Not that I blame them as advertising costs a lot of money so its safest to spend all the ad money in places where people already have an interest like hifi magazines.
Basically all I am saying is there must be a way to pull more people into hifi
Wow, massive generalisations and assumptions. Hi-fi is hardware to play music therefore in phones, tablets and computers or lifestyle speakers etc it will flourish. Change , yes. Die no. As for the grim reaper virus you so fear a little sensible thinking is needed. The amount dead are ridiculously small as is the infection rate. It is a cold virus. It will be dangerous to people already with very serious health issues. Flu , pneumonia etc has the same effect on those afflicted. The real worry over the virus is the hysterical fear and panic amongst the general public of whom 99.9% will be ok in a matter of days if they catch it.Most hifi enthusiasts are of retirement age. As a result more susceptible to the virus. Younger people don't care about sound quality. And finally once sh*t hits the fan no one will care.
Is this the end of hifi?
I think he is frantically googling to find the proof that covid 19 is the apocalypse.Insider is hoping that it'll kill off all the old 'uns so there'll be a heap of cheap used quality hi-fi kit available in the classified ads
Can we seriously get re-infected? I know they have spoke about it and have said it might become an annual virus.Doug, I hope you're well. I won't say it didn't cross my mind but lets hope I can get a system of my dreams by other means.
Jimboo, first of all there isn't a vaccine for any of Coronavirus family viruses. That's in 18 years they've tried. Ive been in a loop for couple of months. I'm not worried about getting it or dying from it. If it happens it happens. I can be careful but there's no guarantees.
The thread was setup to discuss larger implications. Impact on movement and trade is obvious. Impact on every day life is huge. This is something we'll potentially have to live with for a long while particularly as you can get re-infected.
That will be because of government policy rather than a stupid thing to do. It is already present everywhere.I'm in good health but one must be philosophical about these things, if your times up it's up. Not going to get a heart attack due to worrying about it.
A lot of companies may indeed go to the wall if it does continue to spread exponentially. What annoys me is the stupid young 'uns at work saying it's not going to stop them having a holiday abroad this year... wanna bet!
I'm no clinician but you can get flu more than once can't you. Thing about viruses is they mutate, the 1918 Spanish flu virus mutated to a less severe form. A virus really doesn't want to kill its host otherwise that's the end of the virus, they're clever... they've probably been on this planet longer than us.Can we seriously get re-infected? I know they have spoke about it and have said it might become an annual virus.
Then logically it will be a different virus. It is a mild respiratory infection that is a cold. Immunity will decrease after a couple of years . It will mutate and spread and generally do the same thing as colds do. H1N1 , Sars, bird flu or swine flu . This is the sixth pandemic this century four of them Corona strain. How many times have you been abroad or emptied the supermarket in the last twenty years. They are all still active and incurable.Hysteria is the danger here.According to Chinese research immunity wont last as long as a result this can cause re-infection in some cases