As someone who is relatively new to upscale hi-fi and loving my new system, I have to ask when is the amount of $$ invested payback with less returns.
I just received my latest copy of Stereophile and went to the web and looked at some speakers that were over $20K (Martin Logan's), a CD player $17K and an integrated amplifier for $30K. I guess if you have the money more power to you but is it worth investing that much money for hi-fi, I mean does it make you music sound THAT much better?
For me it's about enjoyment of music and right now I am enjoying my measily $5K investment in the Solo and Paradigm speakers. It's like purchasing a luxury car..they will all get you to point a from point B, but maybe one will do it in a nicer environment than the other?
$7,500 for speaker cables just seems over the top to me as does $20,000 for speakers. Even if I had the money (here that God?) I don't know that I could justify that type of dollars.