Exactly the sound I needed
My musical taste has always been pretty broad,
because I heard a little bit of everything on the radio.
Ease-of-use takes centre stage in this process. “There’s a lot to be said for LPs and CDs, but streaming sometimes simply comes in handy. If I’m on my laptop, or moving around at home with headphones, I like to use Spotify or I stream from my NAS,” says Maurice. “But if I have the time for it, I still enjoy popping an LP on the record player. For me, it’s the overall experience: The record sleeves with the full-size visuals and the lyrics on the back, the analog audio. I occasionally do a test with friends by playing the same album first on CD and then as an LP. Everybody thinks the LP sounds the best, but thought it was the CD,” he says, laughing again.
Marantz connects people – the forum that Maurice created together with his cousin is living proof of this. “I have heard stories from people who now celebrate New Year’s Eve together with all the family. “And that can make me emotional,” he says. “I’ve also gotten to know some really nice people. My boiler gave up the ghost during the extremely cold winter last year. A friend from the forum helped me to repair it via WhatsApp and on the phone. He even wanted to come by personally. A passion for audio opens a world of opportunity!”