Now that I am into Audio like I am and have put together a decent system(still pretty low end), but it ended up getting me into a difficult situation. I whent to a buddies house to play cards and we start to put in some music on his HT, which consisted of Bose cubes and his new upgrade of a Acoustic Research sub. I had never been there before so I was hearing the system for the first time. We started talking and I showed him some things he could do to get his system working better(calibrate, set speakers to small,etc). He knew I was pretty knowledgable so he is like, how does this sound? What the heck do you say when someone asks you how their new system sounds and it sounds like crap. Do you just go it sounds ok. I have never heard of AR subs but it was the worst sounding sub off all time. I don't even need to talk about the Bose. I just kind of felt bad and made me realize whats in my house! I just told him you have to start somewhere and its nice to have people interested in HT.