Responding to Steve's request, Audiophiliac readers sent loads of images of their budget systems, homemade speakers, tube amps, and groovy turntables.
The readers' desktop systems, full-blown home theaters, and hand-made gear is a dazzling slideshow.
The Audiophiliac reports from the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and discovers spectacular products from $349 and up.
It's one of life's little mysteries, but most musicians have the crappiest stereo systems.
State-of-the-art audio is designed and built to the highest possible standards, and the very best gear has a sense of style.
Turntables in cars looked like the next big thing in 1956.
Ponder this. Audiophile fantasy #1--the perfect hi-fi--wouldn't sound all that great. The problem: Nasty, awful sounding recordings, a lot of the music you own, would still sound awful.
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The company has acknowledged that personal information of both current and former employees has been stolen and could be used by criminals.