Dear Sir, very much appreciate your comment, but I did not take sides in the political games ongoing, nor is the subject appropriate here.
Going back to the economics of the Hugo, we should consider that the American market once was the driving force behind the high end. That the younger set, on the go, want a piece of that high end, it is portable audio that makes it possibile to obtain. Today people spend much of their lives on the net, at the desk, so a desktop and portable system fits our lifestyle.
I remember days of sitting in darkened rooms in front of gargantuan speakers with a glass of wine in the right hand, a woman in the left, listening to music. Those days are gone, the wine is still here.
There is still a market for the large home system, in fact today we see many more companies making products for that market. However I don't see it as a growing segment in the American market that invented, elevated and grew what we know as high end audio. I can't say whether or not this is a permanent reality, or whether the American slide Backward, rather than FORWARD is permanent. I can say that some parts of the world had caught up with America and the American Dream. And I can't say whether or not their catching up will be permanent.
Again, thank you.
Edited by AGB100 - 6/8/14 at 7:36am