Describing HiFi...The words of a non-audiophile

Last night, my wife saw an acquaintance that must have heard my system, many years ago.

He asked if I “still have that stereo where when you turn it up really loud, you can still understand what they are saying.”

When she told me this, I chuckled to myself, thinking about how in this community that simple question would have turned into a 45 minute discussion with lots of cool catch phrases.

It was nice to hear that simple & honest description of what it is that we are striving for with our playback systems.
Your acquaintance would probably make a poor eye witness..."Yes officer, it was definitely human, and was lighting firecrackers as it pointed its appendage at the then still moving person, now motionless on the ground".
I totally agree Chief.The KISS principal always works for me.Not only in audio,in all aspects of life.Enjoy the music.