(Shh… don’t tell anyone.)
When I was growing up, while my parents were gone and we were home alone, I would find LPs from the Swedish disco band ABBA in the cabinet in the living room and put them on their Hi-Fi record player, and push play.
I remember it like it was yesterday—the needle crackling as the turntable starts spinning up… here come the brassy female vocals, packed with soaring treble, the deep thumping bass, and the crisp, clean guitars…
Still to this day, I haven’t found a system that so purely cranks out such a sweet sound, nor a band with such a sound to measure a sound system by. And it’s the standard that I compare all new sound systems to. And I still have yet to find a sound system that compares.