If it's cost savings that determines an audiophile's experience then the southeastern US has the secret sauce. There is a great but unknown reason why super high end gear is rare in Dixie. Sound travels through the air, right? Well, we have such heat and humidity that thickens our atmosphere, even a Crosley turntable with a puny speaker sounds like you're front and center in a top end listening room elsewhere in the U.S.. People spend 6 figures sometimes to get that "warm" sound when most of our sounds are already warm. Lol.