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.
Technically Incorrect: The contestants are gathered in Miami for Miss Universe. Israel and Lebanon are still at war. This is not the time for modern diplomacy. Can a selfie cause an international incident? Yes, it can.
Want to sit for 15 hours? Boeing's new 787-9 claims better passenger comfort over extremely long-haul routes. Here's what it's like on one of the longest you can take.
Amazon Prime Instant Video is set to premiere around 12 films a year, a month or two after their big screen debut.
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.