Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: W-1-2-3 Go!
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FWIW, my dad has his own audio room with vacuum tube amplifiers that he has to warm up to get great, crisp sound from his vinyl records! And the best part? He doesn't have a CD player, just a nice, artfully designed LP player on a nice glass table with balances on each corner.
I think the reason devices go bad is two-fold. Consumers think they're expendable, so they (ab)use the crap out of them instead of meticulously maintain them (I'm sure not everybody does this, there are exceptions). On the other hand, they could have been badly designed from the start...