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The million-dollar stereo system

Once upon a time in the 70s and 80s, people spent a giant chunk of their after-tax income on piecing together the most powerful, most clear, and most accurate stereo system they could both for their homes and their vehicles. Everyone was an audiophile to some extent. But when the digital age arrived in the 1990s with MP3s and portable music devices, audio quality took a back seat to convenience.

But there are some who still strive for perfect audio reproduction. I have in my basement what I call the “Almost Got Me Divorced” system and I love it. It’s a beautiful-sounding NAD/PSB/Pro-Ject collection of components.t rh There are, however, thousands upon thousands of uber-audiophiles who will spend insane amounts on their systems. The criticism is that these folks listen to their equipment rather than listening to music.

Reader Rick J passes along this documentary of a million-dollar stereo system. This guy built a house around the room where he installed his gear. It may be the best stereo system in anyone’s home anywhere in the world.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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