Hi Arthur, I looked up "melomane" in two dictionaries and could not find a description.
1. You have to sneak in the new piece of equipment so your wife/partner does not say "is that a new ....?"
2. You can only replace your $3k power conditioner with a $10k power conditioner because they have identical faceplate so your wife/partner does not know you have just blown your month's paycheck on the upgrade.
3. You start shopping at Wal-Mart so you can save for a new upgrade.
4. You have a tube amp next to bed so you can see the bulbs glow to fall asleep.
I have been thinking of this idea...What do you think of this idea?
Have a closet (no doors) with shelves full of junk equipment (bought from Goodwill and craigslist), bring home a new piece to add to the shelf. One day I make announcement after dinner that I am going to try out an old piece from the closet in your current set-up.