I remain as interested in listening to the music created by others as I am in playing music. Through the years (a lot of them!) I went from a one box record player in my youth to very high quality gear that lets me feel almost like the musicians are in my listening room. In the end, whether you own vintage audio gear or the latest and greatest innovations, it is the love of music that stands out. I'm hoping that enough members here have an interest in stereo equipment.