Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to some very nice speakers (won't name brands) running on a $1000+ CD player, $4000 pre/amp combo, and wired together with $300 speaker cables. I was somewhat surprised to discover that I liked my comparatively humble setup much better. I have Mirage OM7s, matching center, Axiom surrounds, SVS sub, Denon 3803, cheapie panasonic DVD player for music, and simple Monster speaker wire. I just think it all sounds a lot better. I can understand that I'm used to my rig and anything else might sound off, but the expensive demo set just didn't sound that great. I was expecting to be amazed with spectacular sound, but it just turned out to be a let down. Anyone else have an experience like this?