Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?

Putting security and personal safety issues aside, do you share with others how much you have invested in your system?

I can see cases when we share with those who are generally interested what the "tariff" is for superb audio reproduction. Or, those who are already know how tall you have to be to ride the ride.

Can you think of any other reasons (accountants, lawyers, insurance, etc)? Afterall, when your spouses second cousin pulls in the driveway in their Minivan, bragging about fact that you have $10k invested in cables may not be the best way show common interests?

What say you?


The question I get by the uninitiated is "How loud will this play?"  Loud enough is my reply, but that is not the point.

I have been asked the cost and I simply say I'm not sure.  There's one other annoying thing people do which is pick a track and then listen to 30 seconds of it and proceed to tell me (over the music) all about it.  That's my clue to turn it down to a whisper and then off.  Jeez...STFU already.




No one on earth knows how much I have invested lol in this hobby and my systems. Inc me.

@allenf1963, lol. Although, stipulation (consisting of part-time employment and vacations) comes to mind. I’m driving dat damn thang solo! Abandoned my stereo... nah never, for it now sits in someones (hopefully) rent-free room :-)

As for "tell others how much," certainly on occasion ... with my age, give or take.

I was asked once long time ago about the price of my Martin Logan quest when I have them? The visitor said they are unique and beautiful, then he ask the price? I said 4K, He told me Iam crazy, Since then I never invite civilians in my house. And never talk about my audio expenses to anyone.