I got to thinking; tons of companies from small label brands to big corps like pioneer have devoted large amounts of research to audio.
The average audiophile tends to change his belief (tubes suck in the 70s; best of the bunch in the 90s)...often and where to spend his money.
For example, tubes went out in the 60s to SS and now things are turning back to tubes. Analog went straight to digital ASAP but now analog sources are making a small but strong comeback among audiophiles.
Do audio engineers at say...Pioneer know this and scoff everything somebody emails them asking for new tube amps or complain that modern recievers suck compared to their vintage, unrestored 60's pioneer amp? Does your average designer at Sony audio realize they're not re-inventing the wheel when designing tower speaker #135 despite the marketing literature saying otherwise?
Edited by ukon16 - 1/21/13 at 10:26pm