Does your family get a say in hifi purchases?
Given factors like how much a good hifi (or AV) system can dent a family budget, and how much space it can take up, and the visual impact on what is (often) the main living or family room, how many of you would let the rest of the family take (or influence) major decisions in the choice of equipment?
What if your family vetoed your choice of speakers or questioned the addition of yet another set of PSUs or whatever?
I am assuming most of us here have some combination of Husband/Wife/BF/GF/kids/significant others etc etc. And I am also assuming most of these domestic set-ups are reasonably democratic when it comes to other domestic buying decisions (cars, computers, hifis, large furniture, house alterations and so on) so does this 'democracy' extend to the hifi?
I have heeded the consensus of family opinion a few times this year and kept the cost (and space) of the hifi down by buying an Arcam Solo-Mini instead of seperates and bought relatively compact speakers with veneer to match bookshelves, desk and coffee table and altered my turntable plans to a Rega P2/Bias2 instead of something costing £400 more in order to buy a new fridge/freezer.
Are you democrat or autocrat?