For me it's all about being unassuming and low key. I don't want it public I own a kick ass stereo. So some friend of a friend tells another who tells someone else and next thing you know I come home to nothing left but wires. My vintage stuff cannot be replaced.
My setup is a sleeper system. I have a hidden sub. Small speakers that are highly modified. I'll put my sound up against anything. I'm not trying to impress anybody with looks. I just have to have good sound.
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