Point of saturation.

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  1. Jedd

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    What have you experienced, where this point lays, when the price increase doesnt produce noticeable quality increase?
    (i.e. if you are not specially trained you wont differ wine for $50 from $20, so why to pay more. [​IMG] )
     
  2. Paul Clarke

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    I take your question to be more philosophical than technical.

    I guess it depends on how people define intrinsic value and from which perspective. I am a 'glass half-full' person so a $500 sub that performs at least 95% of a $1500 sub is all I need, trained ear or untrained. A 'glass half-empty' one might have greater impetus to seek the $1500 sub, economics regardless. One perspective is better suited to handle the supposed shortcomings while the other might incline to a shortcoming awareness.

    Your wine analogy is very apropos. I personally have never paid more than $28 but I understand why someone with a more refined palette would.

    Sensitivity can breed a certain quality intolerance to any of our senses. But is there ever a price point at which the supposed 'suffering' stops? I doubt it.

    My wharfedale Emerald 97's are a superb upgrade from my old Pioneer 303's. But until they arrived I really didn't mind the sound from paper cones and still don't.

    Waiter, another bottle of this delicious $9 varietal, please!
     
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    This will certainly differ between people. For me, I think anything past:

    - $3k receivers / seperates

    - $2k floorstanding or $1k satellite speakers

    - $1k subs

    - 50+" HDTV or intro level CRT

    is the point of diminishing returns. Beyond that you're going to spend a good deal more for smaller improvements.
     
  4. Jedd

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    I know it's philosophical. :b
    Just want to solve it before investing the money, so I won't be torn apart for saving that bloody hundred or two.
     
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