Sobering indeed, isn't it ubertrout?But I've probably still spent $25-30k in media (I see 2,650 items in my hraudio.net library and that doesn't include DVD-A). Kind of sobering.
For me it's a bit more about having a library - being able to listen to a piece/performance on a whim in high-res/surround. It's a luxury and I anticipate that I'll never listen to everything I have but that's okay. As long as I can listen to what I want when I want.Sobering indeed, isn't it ubertrout?
I've recently made an estimate about the size of my surround sound media collection that's still unlistened to. I came to the realization that I have about 450 quadraphonic LP's (223 in Classical alone), and another 379 surround albums on optical discs (including D-V two-fers). The real realization (heh.) came that it amounts to about 338 hours worth of quadraphonic LP's and up to 379 hours worth of optical discs! With 8-hour listening sessions, that's between 78 and 89 sessions (days)! I'm talking three months straight of 8-hour listening sessions!!
It doesn't help that I've continued to collect when I find things in person at low prices, but have had to put it all into storage since 2017. Once I'm able again, I'll be busy at home, in my free time, for q-u-i-t-e some time.