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Sounds like this little Receiver has got the twenty-something crowd stumped! They can't fathom who would be interested in this particular unit (no 5.0, no phono, no USB, no optic, etc..).
I'll bet it would be fine for a guy who already has a set of speakers he was happy with, but wants to update an older Receiver. He lives in a house (his own), doesn't have to wear headphones (has no parents telling him to "turn it down"). Can play his stuff loud as he likes, but doesn't like it crazy-loud. Outgrew the novelty of "vinyl" years ago, has plenty of music on his laptop, doesn't really buy-into the Hi-Rez bull shit and is happy with the way his Mp3s and FLAC files sound as-is (and already owns a couple thousand of them), and gets whatever else he needs from Spotify or Amazon Music. Also isn't into the Fast and Furious franchise and has no interest in trying to recreate Movie Theatre sound in his living room.
In other words, doesn't see audio equipment as a pecker contest.
Holy shit man how do you know me? Are you watching me somehow?
except for the fact that vinyl still sounds better than any other format, (and there's no "novelty" in better sound), you may not be too far off.
I understand that’s the Party Line, but I was there (when that was the only there, there was) so I recommend you try peddling that particular fable to someone more sympathetic—and much, much younger. I prefer my Snap, Crackle, and Pop in my cereal bowl, not my speakers ;- )
i was there as well - no fable, just the facts. my records sound fine; most have no noise. (except the music, of course). and hardly any noise on those that do - it's hardly a distraction. peddle the snap/crackle/pop fable to someone more sympathetic - regardless of age. ;~) and, the music just sounds better.
of course, there's no denying the convenience of digital.
Or the ritual of vinyl; better you than me.
no - better me than not me. ;~)
Spotify has quite good quality music. I've tried to download Spotify to MP3 and played them on my receiver offline, it's pretty hard to tell the difference from FLAC.