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The owner couldn’t have played that better. The car audio industry is gonna nose dive due to over-population which causes gen z and millennials to opt for headphones so they don’t bother anyone. Spl is offensive to these generations - sundown has no real future. Selling at the peak of inflation too? Good thing XS power is in one of the fastest growing industries - I think they’re gonna eat sundown like the lakers had to eat Westbrook.
 

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Nothing about what I just read suggests prices are going up. That's speculation at best.

I don't think it is just gen Z'ers or millennials.

The price of entry into aftermarket car audio has increased with the purchase of newer vehicles forcing people to stick with factory systems.

In a lot of cases, a specialist or the knowledge is needed to integrate into the factory system where every operating function of the vehicle is tied to the factory unit.
 

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The owner couldn’t have played that better. The car audio industry is gonna nose dive due to over-population which causes gen z and millennials to opt for headphones so they don’t bother anyone. Spl is offensive to these generations - sundown has no real future. Selling at the peak of inflation too? Good thing XS power is in one of the fastest growing industries - I think they’re gonna eat sundown like the lakers had to eat Westbrook.
🙋‍♂️ millennial here.... I promise SPL and car audio doesn't offend me. I also promise to do my part to keep car audio alive as long as I'm alive. I can't promise to keep sundown subs going though. I really like their salt amps though. I can see more of them in my future. My son is a Gen z, I call them zillenials or Z Nation, in reference to the zombie TV show. Cuz they ack like zombies some times. But he's also interested in car audio cuz of me. Don't know if he will continue the trend but he is definitely interested. He went to his first concert couple days ago to see canabal corpes and when I picked him up he said he understands now why I try to recreate a stage In the car.

Guess your upbringing guides your interest You are right, most millennials are not interested especially the younger ones. Especially if the can just easily plop some nice headphones on their heads. But it's not the same to me. Headphones will never recreate what actual speakers can do.
 

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I think we should be more careful with the overgeneralizing the state of car audio or the influence on generations. Each of us has a small sample size to draw from and creating statements based on our limited world view may not be entirely accurate. I remember thinking with the popularity of drum machines that actual bands and drummers especially was going the way of the dinosaur and kids were not going to be interested, and I know better now. I can look on youtube or instagram and find countless youths doing amazing things and I imagine this to be true for car audio outside of my world view. I mean none of you existed to me 4 months ago.
 

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Tempting to pickup an SD-4 12. My napkin math says I can fit a downfiring IDMAX 12 under my rear seat (Crew cab Silverado), but this would be a nice insurance policy. Would kill for a 15” version, slam dunk pickup at full price for me if they made one.
 

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You've never been to a Walmart?
Highly suggest you go. Don't even to buy anything.
Just go walk around. Take in the sights.
I’m past the 15 year mark of not setting foot in a WalMart. I hate that place.
 

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I’m past the 15 year mark of not setting foot in a WalMart. I hate that place.
So do I. Especially the ones in the South bay/ LA area. They are all ghetto AF, who puts deodorant behind glass?
 

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I think we should be more careful with the overgeneralizing the state of car audio or the influence on generations. Each of us has a small sample size to draw from and creating statements based on our limited world view may not be entirely accurate. I remember thinking with the popularity of drum machines that actual bands and drummers especially was going the way of the dinosaur and kids were not going to be interested, and I know better now. I can look on youtube or instagram and find countless youths doing amazing things and I imagine this to be true for car audio outside of my world view. I mean none of you existed to me 4 months ago.
Good point. It is a human flaw to see things from our small viewing window.

There will always be those interested in hobbies, things that were once popular, but we also have to remember times change, people change, and along with those changes so do interests.

We can't expect our nostalgia to be the same for those of a different generation, simply because they are growing up in a different world with totally different cultural experiences.
 

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So do I. Especially the ones in the South bay/ LA area. They are all ghetto AF, who puts deodorant behind glass?
Aurora and Waukegan, IL
Condoms were behind glass before they quit selling them in Waukegan
 
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So do I. Especially the ones in the South bay/ LA area. They are all ghetto AF, who puts deodorant behind glass?
Walmart is where the poor go shopping. I don't think it matters what Walmart you go to. There will be some questionable people doing and dressing in questionable ways.

For the record, Walmart is not as cheap price-wise as it seems, but if all I can afford is Walmart-priced audio gear, and I know no better, then that's where I would shop.

I have an old neighbor who is into audio but buys all his gear from Walmart.

I try to tell him I get him better gear at around the same price as the Walmart gear, but it entails buying online. He has no trust in doing so because he is afraid of getting scammed or his money stolen.

A lot of poor people think the same way he does; they can't afford to lose the little they have by taking risks buying online.

Ohh, there is a lucrative deodorant market for crackheads, boosters, and the like.
 
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