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.
The device will launch in Europe early next year, and the company also showed off new speakers and talked up a streaming gaming service.
During a fishing trip, Rick Trippe came across a dangerous sea snake and stonefish fighting each other. He separated them with his bare hands and lived to tell all about it.
Another unusual formation on the Red Planet wows space fans by resembling a popular eating utensil.
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.