This is just a confirmation: "You Are Nuts"!!!
Aren't we all?!!!!
Aren't we all?!!!!
Do you have any family members that might appreciate it? My parents are using a system made from some of my old gear and they love it (Infinity Qa speakers, NAD receiver, Denon CD player). They never would've spent the money for even a modest system like this. They have 400 to 500 CDs - not bad for a couple in their late 60s with absolutely no interest in audio.
I am nuts too. I am not a pack rat about most anything else except audio. I still own most of what I have enjoyed at different periods in my evolution. The only thing I can say is overly sentimental and that is I don't want to give/sell away a piece of my sonic youth. That being said I have some stuff which I have bought recently which I would sell, I could use the room. Now its my Wife she likes it and won't let me sell it!
I am in the Same Boat! My spare rooms look like "The Isle of Misfit Toys"! I was running 4 systems up to about 2001, 3-2 channel, & 1-7.1 HT system. I'm now working on a 2 in 1 system, 2 ch & 5 ch HT. However I still have enough spare equipment in a spare room just shy of speaker cables to build 2 more 2ch systems! I myself must detatch myself from some of these items, & learn to let GO!!!
I didn't think it was all that bad till an A'Gon buddy sold of his entire system 2 months ago due to frustration I guess? He just mentioned to me that when he decides to build another system he's just going one stop shopping in "Frank's Audio Warehouse"!
I just 2 weeks ago answered a thread on a Sacd player that I thought I had sold, only to discover later that I still own it!
I'm doing somewhat better, I have been listing a few items for sale lately, but that's only cause I'm also Buying!!!
Similar situation here: without planning to, I've ended up with three complete two-channel systems (two with three sources, one with two sources). I live alone, so there's no problem housing all this stuff (bedroom system, living room system, home office system).
The problem is that now I don't like the idea of not having a music system in each of my main rooms!
Yes, a form of madness.
Happy listening all!