Aslamualaikum Rehman Bhai ...
I am very honoured that you visited the thread and left your comments...
No matter how high-tech it goes, but surely it is "baja" .. but I tend to disagree (if you allow me) with your verdict that high-end stuff does not go with our classical stuff.
You have seen the "tabla sarangi" stuff in the boot of my car, but trust me ... Laadli's music system is capable of handling all good quality music. Depending on my mood, I listen to all kinds of music. I like the old stuff ... those great singers had marvelous voices. I really wish, good recording equipment was available at that time. The ancient analogue equipment of that age, left out all the highs and lows, and what we experience right now in their recording is the mild mids.
Their music was stored on LPs and later on, on magnetic media. LPs have become extinct, and magnetic media have problems of retaining quality media.
Stepping aside, Lok Virsa under Ministry of Culture has over 20,000 hours of recording of folk singers. The recording team traveled all over Pakistan over several years to record that. It was a huge task. All that recording was stored on spools. With frequent loadshedding, the temperature and humidity fluctuations have resulted in almost total loss of that precious music archive. Now, all that stuff is being transferred to digital media ... It will not deteriorate further, but what is lost is lost ... we don't find the highs anywhere in that huge recording archive.