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Japanese Audiophiles Are Going to Extremes

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This reference speakers can get stupid expensive

1/2 million for a stereo system is insane
 

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My time spent in the military, shooting, in construction, and at rock concerts has made the expenditure of more than $7.50 on audio equipment totally moot.
 

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I buy up old 2000 era iriver t30 players for around $50 off ebay but they have a iriver jap mp3 player range that sells for up to $10k just another case of more money than sense.
 

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Better them spending on stereos than thinking about invading Asia. They are the friggen' fanatics of Asia and nobody wants them to have an army again. North Korea better watch their asses.
 

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check out wilson audio speakers. 195k a pr. Was just checking them out this morning. Even if I had the money I cant justify that for speakers.
 

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The funniest thing about audiophiles is that some of them use equipment and cables that are better quality than what was used to actually record the original!
 

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Better them spending on stereos than thinking about invading Asia. They are the friggen' fanatics of Asia and nobody wants them to have an army again. North Korea better watch their asses.
Yes, fanaticism definitely a cultural trait. They are #8 in military spending, just behind the UK and ahead of Germany.

They haven't revised their constitution which demands non-aggression, they just 'reinterpreted' it.

In July 2014, instead of using Article 96 of the Japanese Constitution to amend the Constitution, the Japanese government approved a reinterpretation which gave more powers to the Japan Self-Defense Forces, allowing them to defend other allies in case of war being declared upon them, despite concerns and disapproval from mainland China and South Korea, whereas the United States supported the move. This change is considered illegitimate by some Japanese political parties and citizens, since the Prime Minister circumvented Japan's constitutional amendment procedure.[1][2][3] In September 2015, the Japanese National Diet made the reinterpretation official by enacting a series of laws allowing the Japan Self-Defense Forces to provide material support to allies engaged in combat internationally. The stated justification was that failing to defend or support an ally would weaken alliances and endanger Japan.[4]