But I'm not jealous.
When I bought my first stereo as a student (47 years ago)
I spend a lot of money which I earned as a non-skilled worker beside studies.
A Thorens record player with a Shure pickup,
a huge Akai tape recorder
an Akai reciever
and speakers from Braun.
ALL!!! are working properly after this long time.
This was technique you could rely on!
But nowadays .......