Why Your Dad’s 30-Year-Old Stereo System Sounds Better Than Your New One

Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo System Sounds Better Than Your New One

Gizmodo / Adrian Covert: If you fashion yourself as an audiophile and just threw down a decent wad of cash on a new A/V receiver, you probably won't like hearing that the receivers of yesteryear produce comparable sound. Why is that? Technological advancement, ironically.

Cnet's Steve Guttenberg sheds light on this interesting development that over the years, actual sound quality became a secondary selling point since most people started buying their equipment either online or from big box retailers. People started caring more about the number of connections and wireless interfaces and wattage of systems. As a result, there was less money in R&D budgets to spend on advancements in sound.

OK, so what's wrong with that? The receiver engineers have to devote .....

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