The abyss

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*Chapter 3 of my upcoming novel, Resurrection, is posted here.

When faced with big decisions like building a high-performance audio system from scratch, it can sometimes feel as if we’re staring into a dark abyss. It’s then we move back from the edge, afraid of the darkness.

For many, a much better strategy for building a system is tackling it in small gulps: one piece or part at a time. While this approach can be less intimidating, it’s also fraught with its own problems. How does one add the right components to an unknown, undefined whole?

Perhaps it’s helpful to ask yourself a few questions. What do you hope to achieve? Are you replacing an existing system, and if so, what is it you hope to better?

Most people I work with have existing music systems. Many are old and tired (the systems, not the people). An ancient receiver or hand me down pair of speakers is perhaps more common than you might imagine.

Dipping your toe in the waters of change can be unnerving or fun, depending on how you begin the process and what resources and guidance help you have available.

I am here. Our forum on upgrading is here. Quick answers are available by email here, and you can always call us at 800PSAUDIO.

Just remember, even though it may look dark, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.