Ok, here's the thing. I am perfectly happy with my system. It's a Yamaha RX-V681 AV receiver driving a 5.1 Wharfdale DX1 SE speaker system. My 320kbps MP3 library runs off a self built HTPC which connects directly to my AV receiver via HDMI. Speaker cable is cheap thin stuff that came with an old Phillips 5.1 speaker/Amp pack. I listen to my music library and I am very, very happy with it. I feel no need to upgrade or change anything. The sound it makes is very pleasant to listen to. I am happy with the level of detail my system reveals. Am I the only one that has a system that seems to go against all perceived wisdow, i.e. cheap speaker cable, MP3 rather than FLAC, multi channel amp rather than stereo. Am I the only one who thinks that their system sounds just right? Am I abnormal for being satisfied, nay happy, with the system he has?