Years ago, my best mate introduced me to the delights of big American hifi, Mccintosh, Phase Linear, Bose, Amcron etc, and got me hooked, now, until i sold him my Marantz av amp , mission 73's and tosh 330 (which he uses as a cd spinner too) he was using a 5 cd Aiwa all in one job, and thinks im a total prat spending what i have, and says bell wire is more than adequate for speaker cable!!!:Not Sure:
They're always impressed when they hear mine, and ask my advice if they're buying anything but none will spend more than about Â£2-300 on a component.. Most expect the entire hifi for that, though they'll think nowt of blowing Â£30-40k on a car!
My mates are more into sport - certainly none of them bought a system like mine - in fact i think they sadly only tend to listen to music in the car. But it's when friends generally come round I lose it - they come in see the CD collection and it's "have you got the latest by Robbie Williams - it's ever so good" - get out go away - I'm choosing our friends more carefully from here on!
PS: No offence meant to those of you who are inclined to listen to young Bobbo.
I've been suprised by the amount of poeple who do like hifi,or AV and LCDs etc,I get alot of intrest,and I don't think people find it wierd or odd at all,a few women that walk by look in to,I think that whatputs off most people is the price,quality hifi costs,plasmas LCD screens cost.
I think when you talk about cables directionality and other bizzare topics,that's when you get the,he escaped from the lunitic asylum look on peoples faces,if you can mix AV into your hifi I don't think people have any problems with this at all.