So I was at a bar the other night, talking with a gentleman who plays the Sitar. We were discussing musical tastes, and the mediums for playing the music back electronically. He wanted to send me some of his music on mp3. I said I didn't have speakers for my computer, and that I did not listen to music that way. Why?, he said. "Isn't the music itself what is most important?" I countered with my experiences with high end gear and analog equipment, and how every work of musical art is more real world by the gear you play it back on. He agreed analog was the best medium of playback, but the question remained...is not the music in any form what is most important. He added, that MP3 being an internet based music medium is an incredible tool...that music from ancient arts like the Sitar can be perserved and shared with people all around the world, via the internet. I thought about this, and in the end had to agree with him...I'm an elitist :lol: Though not as bad as I was before. Can't wait to hear his work. He has not been able to play his instrument for about a year due to wrist and thumb damage from playing the instrument. He's had surgery and should be ready to take up the instrument again in a few months.