One such individual is Mr. Chris Sommovigo of The Signal Collection and Stereovox Cables.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving allow me to share with you his words of wisdom, which hit my inbox today:
"As our family heads out to spend the Thanksgiving Holidays with my parents up at their "farm" (in quotes because they don't actually farm anything ...), and in the spirit of this holiday, I wanted to extend my gratitude to you for being a part of our lives.
This industry is a very strange one in that it doesn't really emulate anything else. We're related to one another by an intense passion for music, and for reproducing music in the home to a degree of excellence that most non-audiophile people in the world don't seem to understand. We share an especially high regard for the role that music plays in our life, and we get excited about the oddest things (just try and explain to anyone else how important things like VTA and anti-skating force are). We've got a fairly anonymous list of heroes - just try bringing up names like Edgar Villchur, Saul Marantz, Paul Voight, Julius Futterman, or Peter Walker at the office Christmas Party.
No - I haven't really found another industry quite like ours, and I'm thankful for that. We're an interestingly odd bunch of passionate music lovers who have found something akin to the Fountain of Youth: replenishing our bodies, minds, and souls in the waters of our favorite music playing through our carefully assembled audio systems.
You make it possible for me to enjoy one of the strangest careers in the world, to indulge in my peculiar cable-design talents, and to share the peculiar talents of other designers and engineers with you via our Collection of world-class imported gear.
Thank you for being a part of our lives, and thank you for including us in your life.
So for all eternity, when people ask us, what our clients mean to us, we will simply go "What Chris said!"
Frederik & Magnus
Duelund Coherent Audio