For the longest time now, I've wanted to clean up and upgrade my Hi-Fi system, although what I had was "good enough" in many respects. I'm not audiophile by any stretch of the imagination, so I've felt that my needs were fairly minimal.
The reasons for having a Hi-Fi system at all were straightforward:
- I dislike how tinny TV speakers are, and how they point backwards/downwards from the back of the TV
- Bass response is often lacking — I once watched The Dark Knight at a friend's place, and couldn't get into it because the tiny TV speakers attempting to produce bass would just heavily distort any other sound coming from them.
For reference, my setup was inherited from my parents, who had used it back before I was born!