Mumble, mumble, mumble...

I’ve recently been offered a mouth-watering amount of money for my complete audio system… the (potential) interested party is 20 years younger than me, much wealthier and lacking the time to spend hours and hours on the web or emailing with people around the world to get what he looks for… so it makes sense.

The proposal is really interesting, enough to make me wonder if I’ll be regretting on my eventual choice to sell or not to sell.

What’s a music system? An old question with multiple answers…

Is it only a bunch of gears (like in our wives average opinion)? … or is it a part of truest me – the soul, maybe? - I’m willing to sell?

Will I be richer (money-sake) or poorer (music-sake)?

Every audio lover knows what I’m talking about: every cable, cartridge, amp etc. etc. is the cherry-picked choice of infinite elucubrations, chatting with friends, reading, pondering and pros & cons considerations… so precious and priceless.

 Would I be going to sell and downsizing my system or buying again something impressive and difficult to maintain?

… but, if so, would I also be going to quit my renewed reel to reel passion and editing I’m so fond these days?

That’s would be too much for my old heart!

Is it far more important the music, also if listened through a lesser system or…?

… so: talking about my beloved records collection, my vinyl discs: downsizing could/would also mean selling some unwanted or un-listened-to-in-eons music – i.e. 3+ meters shelf of opera I’m REALLY, sincerely pretty sure I’ll do not listen to again?

Maybe a wise choice;-)

Am I going to be tired of my studio or smelling The Grim Reaper’s scent or is it a very human wish, a need, maybe, of some wind of change in my musical life?

Not by chance, I'm deeply into new recording projects.

Living music vs. passively audiophile?

Mumble-mumble-mode, pals…

Stefano Bertoncello