I am looking to purchase my first audiophile grade system. I currently have nothing. I play my music through my computer with "decent" speakers.
I have been doing tons of research and all the literature can't seem to stress the importance of "auditioning" products at a dealer enough. The problem for me is there don't seem to be any dealers near me. I live 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh and the closest dealers with products I'm interested in are outside of Philadelphia, 5 hours away!
My question is, since I'm buying a system (cd player, integrated amp, 2 channel loudspeakers) from scratch, would it be "audiophile suicide" to purchase components I've researched via an online dealer like musicdirect?
Any comments or advice on this conundrum would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!