architectual digest hifi setup.

How come arch digest mag never shows ht hifi setups in these wealthy homes?

I guess the real question would be why do audiophiles spend so much time and money trying to make systems that look like they belong in Architectural Digest, when clearly Architectural Digest wants nothing to do with us?
Do they display other things with prominent and perhaps exclusive brand names?
why do you think a system has to be in the magazine?      the magazine isn’t about hi fi 

isn’t that why they have hi fi magazines ?
Those AD shoots are heavily staged. Most Interior designers despise a visible stereo system . Roxy54 is spot on.
I work in the high-end residential design/build business.

I can tell you, it is extremely rare that one of my high end clients are also audiophiles which their system has to be considered within a design. In fact, can probably count on one hand how many I have encountered in over 35 years.

Now, do some want a sound system? Yes, some do, but in those cases most work with a dedicated HT/Sound professional and incorporate systems we would not consider ’audiophile’. And most clients think those systems are just wonderful for their needs. They are also mostly ’hidden’ with built-in equipment and in-wall/ceiling speakers. It is amazing on what some will spend on those types of systems.

Architectural Digest is in the business of showcasing high-end (sometimes ’rich and famous’) interiors and sometimes exteriors. They don’t even consider a project for any sound system. Neither do any of the architectural publications I receive. Architectural Digest isn’t really for those in the business, it is more a ’coffee table’ mag.