Originally Posted by adiZero
1.400 CD's is nothing if you are really into music, and you should be if you spend so much time at head-fi! I would rather spend $40k or more on music than the same amount of money on hifi gear. Remember: MUSIC FIRST!
The guys from Canned Heat (Bob "The Bear" Hite and Al Wilson) were legendary blues collectors before they formed a band. By the time they were done, their jointly-held vinyl collection was rumored to comprise 100,000 discs -- all of them LPs, 78s, or 45s.
It is not unheard-of for fanatical collectors of a particular genre, be it blues, opera, jazz, rock n roll, hip-hop or what have you, to amass libraries that number in the hundreds of thousands. Frankly, as much as I love my equipment, I would let it burn if my apartment caught fire. I'd be too busy saving my vinyl, CDs and hard disks. It's the music that matters.
Audio equipment is not the beer. It's the bottle.