Is it just me or are there no such things as system reviews anymore?
I was thumbing through a couple of the more famous review magazines and the single equipment reviews just stuck out like a sore thumb. When's the last time you remember seeing a system reviewed in a magazine?
Dealers were once single-handedly assembling systems based on their ears and curation skills and I remember quite some time ago when TAS editor Harry Pearson published a few system reviews based on his personal preferences of hybrid speaker combinations cobbled together from Infinity, Quad and Magneplanar.
I haven't seen the likes of reviewers putting systems together in the last few decades. Given the importance of system synergy that seems a real shame and something readers would find valuable.
At least I think so.