Has your audio system gotten you into new music?

Before I picked up my current system, consisting of B&W 805S speakers, I was never really into female vocalists that much, but as many here know, B&Ws just love female vocals. Nowadays, a huge portion of my music collection consists of female vocalists, one of my favorite bands being Metric. I also appreciate other types of music more that I was never really into as much, like jazz. I think having a high end system lets you appreciate more types of music. Some stuff I used to think was "ehh" before I had the system, I actually love now. At least this is the effect my system has.
Absolutely. I listen to a lot more "small group" music now--chamber music, live acoustic sets, jazz quartets, etc. As my system has gotten better at reproducing the sounds of individual instruments and capturing the musicianship of live artists I've definitely been drawn to those types of recordings.

Absolutely. I will listen to almost anything now just to hear what it sounds like.

I think propensity to listen to otherwise unfamiliar music is a good indicator when things are going right.
For me, the influence of new music has come mostly from two sources-traveling & hearing what other folks are playing (or suggesting). I traveled around the country for many yrs. & listened to the radio for the most part. I had a little tape recorder & would get the name of the song & try & locate the album. Sometimes I was able to track it down, sometimes not.

I think even more influential has been visiting other peoples homes & listening to their music. If something has piqued my interest I write down what I've heard so I can look it up. I will sometimes make a purchase right away.

Having a nice system helps you enjoy your music selection but I would have to say the system in itself didn't open me up for different genres, rather, I'd have to say being more accepting of these different genres over my "favorites" has allowed me to appreciate them.
Absolutely here too. Music genres can be distinguished from one another by the degree to which superior resolution is a requirement for the appreciation of their nuances.
To answer your "title" question, absolutely YES. One of the main reasons I have a music system is to learn and listen to new music, including older music that is new to me.