What are you doing when you end up with too many tonearms, not speaking of tables, phono stages, SUTs and cartridges? You start a bargain platform, such as who is crying loudest gets the unit? No, not really. It is a funny game, when you are trying to sell nice phono parts you always hear the answer „In my system I do have A, and B and C – what do you think?“
I guess I am a kind of gentleman, answering and exchanging opinions and ideas, why not? Anyhow it is a kind of narcissism showing and placing somehow expensive phono items. I met quite a few of interesting gentlemen from the US, Switzerland, Italy, France, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden in person while exchanging opinions on High End topics. I learned a lot, it was worth the exchange.
Not many people visited me, my wife is a good controlling protector. On the other hand I went out to get in touch with all these brilliant guys, having contacts in the audio industry. I wouldn’t like to have it missed. Some of the people I met became good friends, nevertheless many are in the region of becoming over 70 years.
What if someone is leaving this planet like Chris Summigovo did recently? Henry are you still there? Life seems to be sometimes unforeseeable. I am still in a good shape, enjoying my music – nevertheless it seems to be I am on a turning point considering to continue with less items. Okay, you might say we always said it was too much: one phono, one tonearm, one cart and so on… this is adequate.
Maybe I will continue with some more. But anyone who is interested in some of my units should give me a hint before it runs to eBay. Stay tuned!