JoeE SP9 wrote:When is any magazine supposed to be a savior of any piece of gear just because someone is fond of it? If there were any publications protesting the loss of specific lathes I would have supposed it would be those publications that deal with "pro" gear and recording/mastering tools.
The point is the exact opposite. It is not what a magazine is supposed to do, but what it chooses to do.
That Stereophile does not give a damn about history, recording and vinyl authoring equipment is not an excuse. Nor does it have a responsible to do those things.
Stereophile may not care if there's no Neumann lathe left on the planet. I would insist that they should. But that is also irrelevant. And I'm not trying to make Stereophile care.
I cannot imagine a worse magazine than Stereophile. It is written by narcissistic sycophants for narcissistic sycophants.
JoeE SP9 wrote:Stereophile is aimed at people who listen to music not those who make it.
I put no words in anyone's mouth. I merely questioned berating a publication for not following someones specific list of favorite gear.
Stereophile is not the same magazine it was when JGH started it. Neither is this hobby or anything else.
I know what Stereophile is. No, it has not changed one bit in 50 years. It always was indifferent to anything but its narrow interests.
I know what Stereophile is. I accept that. I just don't like it. And Stereophile hurts us all. It is the enemy.