Had an idea. Doesn't happen that often, but every now and then...
I've been spending too much on kit - waaaay too much! - so it struck me - is it necessary?
Well, yes. I know what I like, and it costs money.
But what about people starting out in hi-fi? Where do they go? What do they do? What's out there? So I decided to set myself a challenge. I want to be at scalford next year - but ideally with two systems.
System one - This is the best I can afford on my limited means. Nice speakers, nice amps, nice cables and interconnects, probably either CD driven (got a nice transport lined up for next month, hopefully) or PC based.
System two - this is where anyone can start - a reasonable all-rounder system with a budget of £100 all in - including cables and interconnects. Has to be standard separates based to allow for ease of upgrade (box swappery) in future.
It certainly wouldn't hurt for people to see that hi-fi on a budget is possible, and that systems are available to people with limited means. Is anyone else up for this?