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Adversity, however, added to the fun. Discussions were lively. My favorite: "What was the most memorable listening experience of your life?" Neil began, citing not a sound system, but rather the opportunity to visit the museum in Cremona, Italy and hear a prize Stradivarius played up close. I eventually followed suit with what served as the peak musical experience of my adolescent years: attending Joan Sutherland's debut in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met. As it turned out, of the four of us, only one cited as most memorable a specific acquaintance with high-end audio. Which says a lot about our priorities, and what we value most from a music system.