I have been an off and on reader of the mag since the mid 80's. I saved up and bought my first system based on it's recommendations, (Linn Axis/K9/Rotel RA820/Mission737's), that's how we used to do it in the old days.
It was superb, and my mind was blown. From then on I was hooked..... upgrading and improving. Spending mega dosh to acheive the perfect sound. Change the arm/change the cartridge/change the mat/change the furniture!!
But it was never enough. Had I got the right kit?? What did everyone else have?? Is mine bigger than yours??
So in a moment of weakness, I joined the forum.. originally to ask for some advice on "what hi - fi?" to buy a loved one. And the advice I received was gratefully accepted.
But then I made a mistake! Emboldened by my initial success, I asked for subwoofer advice in the hifi section, and was told that hifi guys don't know what a subwoofer is.....please!!
Over the years nothing has changed and some of you need to grow up. I have read with amusement, the ongoing battle/debate about biamping with integrated amps. If that's all you have to nash your teeth about in todays' world, then shame on you.
I am aware that I may have just let off a grenade in a wasps nest, and I can't wait to see what happens. Unless this post is moved as well......