Language barrier

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I know enough German to get around town and order food, but not much more.

Yet, I routinely enjoy worldwide communication through the language of high-end audio.

I don’t need to be fluent in Mandarin to understand a look of approval or concern over music’s reproduction. Many’s the time in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, or wherever I listen—to communicate with another audiophile—through little more than a facial expression.

The same can be said about tasting food, viewing art, or feeling the warm breeze on our faces. Emotional responses know no language barriers.

As audiophiles, we speak a shared language through music and equipment.

A language only a precious few understand.