If it doesn't get you closer to the music? Gambit asked a very relevant question in the Active speakers thread. Why spend £10,000+ on a hi-fi, if in fact you are getting no more high fidelity reproduction than a £100 mini-system. Either that high end kit reproduces exactly what is in the original recording (to the limit that £10,000 worth of kit can do) or you might as well just buy some cheapie from Comet. When the waterfall response chart from your speaker playing pure tones starts to resemble that of a descant recorder, something is definitely wrong.