Hey everyone. What characteristics in a hifi system do you look for? Personally, above all, i want an accurate reproduction of the sound. i.e the way it was intended to sound. so my priorities are for a cdp which can extract enough detail and an amplifier with enough power to deliver the music with all its realism. i dont want too much 'attack' or 'forwardness' or too laid back a presentation , just the way it was intended. What do u think??? are 'exciting' players artificially colouring the original recording? or are 'boring' players missing something from the original? let me know your thoughts!!