We have been publishing PS Audio's monthly newsletter since the year 2000. By my count, that's a solid 20 years during which all manner of crazy world-altering events occurred outside of HiFi. And, yet, they pale to today.
Within my 71 years on the planet, it feels like there have been more short term nail-biting moments: Cuban missiles, H-Bombs, 9/11. Yet, this outbreak of Covid-19 feels like the greatest stretch into the unknown. Everything seems alright at first glance—except the streets are empty; my daily meetings are virtual; we shop at the market with gloves; we keep our distance from strangers and family members too; we produce PS products in lonely isolation; birthday parties and dinner gatherings are courtesy Zoom.
Stuck at home except for exercise, dog walking, and trips to the market are made better by our stereo systems. And thank goodness for quality audio. I dread the idea of being stuck playing tunes through nothing more than a soundbar, Amazon Echo, or clock radios. I am thankful for how good music sounds in my home and have the time now to work on bettering it.
We will get through this if we're careful, respectful, and generous.
Know that we are here for you. If you email or call us, we're just as ready to pick up the keyboard or phone as before—even if just to chat if you're lonely—but know that you might hear some kids running around in the background.
Life is moving forward. Call us, email us, visit our forums, share time with me on YouTube, read our free magazine of music and HiFi Copper, or just find what you want to play with at home on our website.
*ht to Michael in Denmark for his picture