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:-) I wonder if the culture is the same amongst the less than wealthy classes? I have no idea; we donít hear about them.

I am much more with you than them!

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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

On Aug 15, 2016, at 4:13 PM, Alan Duckworth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On my first trip to Japan I was surprised that such a modern, technology-oriented country was still using power poles - even in new developments. When I expressed that opinion, I was told that above-ground infrastructure stands up to earthquakes better and is quicker and easier to fix after the event.
> 
> Also, it is a major piece of Japanese culture to spend serious money on your hobby. If Morita-San can hear the difference, good for him.
> 
> Earlier this week I paid 50 dollars for a 1956 Grundig TK8 tape recorder. I guess I am at the other end of the audiophool spectrum!
> 
> Best,
> 
> Alan Duckworth
> 
> Photographer, Educator [and rapidly becoming an A/V archivist, whether I like it or not!]
> Kelowna BC Canada
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:57:13 -0600 (MDT)
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] : Fancy speakers? Check. Sub-woofer? Check. Electric Utility Pole?
> 
> If you can afford it and it matters to you and you can phool yourself that it matters, you might.
> 
> Personally, I would prefer to spend $60k on a nice car than on a silly component to listen to my digital audio on.
> 
> But I am not Japanese not an audiophool. I just do professional audio, and it matters not a whit which way the wires point. Itís AC after all.
> 
> Now, those wooden knobs? They look nice, and are worth at least 69 cents each.
> :-)
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
> 
> On Aug 15, 2016, at 1:47 PM, Ellis Burman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Recording studios use AC isolation transformers for this, mounted indoors,
>> near the main breaker box.  I don't see the need for a separate power pole.
>> 
>> Ellis Burman
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