Adding to some good observations about quality, look, sq, greater discretionary income vs. when they were new. I agree with all of this, not to mention the supply of the higher spec'd models wasn't that large then due to high costs associated with the units. You needed a pretty good job to purchase a 2385 or a 1250. They were also very well advertised, using big, tantalizing photos and lots of hot-words. I don't think it's just the boomers buying the stuff up, and I don't think the demand will pass with them either. Any of the well known "golden age" components will continue to increase in value, and yes I think some of the brands not quite there yet will also become a greater focus as time goes by. Between economics, the pretty astute observation above that there's really nothing being made to fill the spots these once occupied, nostalgia, and plain 'ol cool factor, there's no reason to imagine the trend just falling off. I think we're seeing the beginnings of a durable addition to the collectors market.