Originally Posted by PRO-630HD
You better have one hell of a system. I own a Pioneer Elite THX receiver and all my speakers are Polk LSi which is their top of the line and I even find the difference questionable factoring out the placebo effect.
I have a NAD Master Series Pre-Pro, Bel Canto mono amplification for my front/center, Martin Logan's top of the line fronts and center, ML Fresco rears and Outlaw mono amps for the rears. I have all new Mapleshade cables in my system too. I think it's about $30K worth of stuff.
Even with that I can't tell the difference except in certain scenes and I know what to listen for. If I didn't tell anyone the difference I bet about 50% could tell if I played the scenes back and forth.
It's really not that big of a deal and I'm as Audiophile as they come.