I thought it would be fun to ask everyone how they got started in this hobby. I always enjoy hearing the histories of the more senior forum members; It helps me understand where everyone is coming from. Also, Stephen has me thinking about common themes, like being the child of a musician, as I am (see Stephen's March 22 entry for part of my story).
Feel free to share anything you like. I'd love to hear accounts of the first time you considered yourself an audiophile, or decided that your system was very important to you. Biographical tidbits about family, friends, or experiences that shaped you would be great. If you have professional experience in audio/music, definitely include that, too.
I'm really looking forward to hearing your stories!
Your friend in sound,