Thanks. Very interesting. Yeah, I am curious if this is specific to your clientele or whether it's a general trend in the industry.
We also hear about vinyl "coming back". But my gut is telling me that "Dad" or "Grandpa" buying this expensive gear is tired, fat, lazy, got bad knees or bad hips, and doesn't want to get up from his chair. Other than to grab his phone or ipad from the charger, so he can tap on the Roon playlist.
The good news is that people are interested in "good sound". Any young people or all alter cockers?
I believe every dealer is different, even in the same geographic territory.
I have customers in all age groups. From 20's to 90's, yes I have 3 customers in their 90s and they still buy something occasionally.
The 70+ group do not purchase all that much in general. I would say 75% of my sales are to customers between 40-60, then another 15% in their 30's with the 5% on both ends of the curve.
I sell a lot of Magico M2/M3 with a server/streaming and a Devialet. Sounds great, easy to place in rooms, completely hassle free.
Then the more exotic systems are leading with Alsyvox, Diesis or Bayz and all types of electronics/sources with these systems.