Show Report Roundup
This year's shows were
extremely upbeat after many manufactures and distributors experienced a very
tough 2002. After having discussions with many writers/reviewers, the feeling
is definitely one of confident optimism. Sales on high-end audio components
have been doing quite well within the past few months and we are all looking
forward to enjoying a very prosperous 2003. Since quite a few years have
passed since Sony's SACD and the DVD-Audio launches, most people feel that
both formats will indeed survive, just as Dolby Digital and dts co-exist today.
Of course the sales of DVD-Audio may equal that of Dolby Digital while SACD
could be akin to dts. With more and more universal chipsets and players with
them, once we see mainstream units priced at more mass market levels, the
entire software side of things may flourish accordingly.
On a more personal level, 2002 has been extremely busy for us
here at Enjoy the Music.com. For me, the
ending of 2002 has been one filled with, how shall i put this delicately,
emotional turmoil. It is great to know
that there are many fellow writers within this industry who i can count upon
for support. This is one of the many great things within this relatively small
industry. We each have some form of personal relationship with others and can
freely share our lives joys and less than happy moments. Share in our
experience, strength and hope.
Life is one big learning experience. We live, learn and grow
accordingly. To say this show was a success would be a huge understatement.
the Music.com was akin to a Ferrari driving in 3rd
gear doing 100mph during 2002. Our loyal readers can expect 2003 to be very
much, and in many ways literally, like shifting gears into 4th
and reaching well over 135mph. In 2003 you can expect more show
reports, more music reviews, more equipment reviews... No
worries as there are still gears remaining until we reach well over 150mph
(again, in some ways literally). Forza Ferrari! As always, in the end what
really matters is that you...
Enjoy the Music,
Steven R. Rochlin