Whether she’s listening to harmonious jazz duos of piano and trumpets or the melodic sounds of classic rock n’ roll drums and electric guitar, Mrs Robin Alexander wants one thing: a smooth listening experience. “My best musical times come from the comfort of my own home speakers, but I would not have been able to enjoy them as much without discovering Hi-Fi,” she admits. Having grown up with a professional jazz musician as a father, Mrs Alexander has had a diverse musical ear since being born in Montreal. Now living in Toronto, she has collected an assortment of music and audio throughout her life; spanning from the vinyl years to the compact disc years. But, due to the ever-changing modules of sound and technology, she would find it difficult to preserve the quality of her music.
Despite the convenience of streaming, her preference lies with the authenticity of vinyls. The sultry, raw sound, the skips of the needle or having to get up and switch the record are all aspects of the analog experience that remind her why she became an audiophile. While the younger generations may not enjoy what analog has to bring as much, she also comprehends the consistency and cleanliness that digital brings. After all, good music is ageless, and so is good sound.