I guess the reason of my getting those pencils was somewhat absurd: I wanted pencil that would write dark enough to replace black gel ink/ballpen. Which is (A) a tall order, (B) probably dependent on other factors like paper, and (C) better achieved via a good dark lead in a mechanical pencil.
And my bid at staying on topic: Now after 80-90 hours of FM radio burn-in (I didn't keep tabs), I'm liking the FXD60 a lot more than I like my FXT90. It's appealing cause it sounds simpler. I've seen a blogger suggest that simply piling two drivers together like JVC did, only separating them by their frequency response and sans-crossover, may have made a few details louder than they're meant to be. Now that I own the 60, I'm inclined to say that by comparison, I agree with that assessment of the FXT90. I'm aware of all the technical superiorities, bhe 60 just sounds nicer to me in a "this is how it's meant to be" way. For my intents and purposes it feels like the $100-class product I've always wanted.
I'm tired of always standing on my toes - both financially and figuratively - to reach for hi-end equipment. The word flagship is kind of off-putting to me now. And it's only tiring or off-putting, I realize, because my personal truth doesn't always run with the manufacturers' sense of hierarchy. This is what my 2013 has been about. It's nice to see people excited about their acquisition, hungry to hear more, but I really need to answer my own need first, instead of "I'm gonna check out what the buzz is about just cause he said so."
Off-topic: After the aforementioned realization about mechanical pencils, I spent a whole afternoon nursing a rotring.com shopping cart with a 600 in it. Then I kinda realized that impulse, that yearning for the 600 was me sucking up someone else's palpable excitement like a psychic sponge. The real me? I paid 30 cents US for the cheapest Paper Mate pencil and I thought it wrote amazeballs, buttery smooth with 4B lead on 90gsm Clairefontaine paper. I will get to the 600 someday, but only when it's because I truly want to, and not because I'm a psychic sponge.
Edited by heatofamatch - 4/6/13 at 5:49am