Hi Fi can be defined in a variety of ways. I believe that my Rotel Integrated coupled with my Acoustic Energy AE-1s playing my Denon DV-2900 universal disc player is pretty good kit. I challenge you or anyone to show me a system that sounds better without spending thousands more. All in all I have an open, clear sound with enough dynamics to play a wide variety of music. Is it perfect? Probably not, but I have owned krell, musical fidelity, rega, nad, quad, sunfire, pro-ject, myryad, wharfedale, vandersteen, etc. Some more expensive than what I currently own. But none so different that I could justify the difference in price differential when my budget was tighter. Now that I have more money, will I invest in better kit? Probably, but I am certain my old kit will provide hi fi to someone with an appropriate budget. Let us not be hi fi snobs, as the real hi fi is in the listener, not in the kit.