email@example.com (SoundCheck) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>... > email@example.com (Buster Mudd) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>... > > email@example.com (Analogeezer) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>... > > > > > > > > Actually what I find really hilarious is the link to pictures that > > > shows his recording studio, circa 2001. > > > > > > Front and center is a Mackie 8 bus. Now I'm not gonna say that's a > > > total POS, but how you go from running a studio with one to building > > > botique golden ears $22,000 power amps seems like a bit of a jump to > > > me. > > > > > > > I was recently involved in an "audiophile" system installation in the > > home of a senior VP for one of the (few remaining) big record labels. > > Guy spends $75,000 on a pair of speakers. Another $56,000 on a pair of > > monoblock power amps. $12,000 on cables to connect it all together. > > > > Then he has us burn his entire CD collection as 128kbps MP3 files so > > they can all fit on a single hard drive music server. > > Did you point that out to him, or did you keep quiet - not wanting to > disturb his "audiophile" mentality? I'd be curious to know how he > reacted if you told him... I wasn't really in a position to present opinions directly to the client, just a cog in the machine on this gig. I made my feelings known to the project manager, who did what any savvy business person would: weighed that info against the clients' personality type & decided it was easier to Give Him What He Wants.