Paul you re right on this, home investment is more important than the car. Dont think that i ve spend a fortune in mine, and that's for two reasons:
1) I dont have the money ( if I had, I 'd get the GTA and still have a standard stereo
2) I 'll soon get used to it and need more ( I 'm already used to my Vifas, but I haven't heard anything else that could make me want it)
The sad thing at car audio, is that most products are real crap, and many of the "quality" products are in many cases a fraud. At home audio, most of the times you get what you pay, and if you follow the instructions, especialy on speaker placement, you ll get a decent sound. In car audio, the buyer must be very careful on what to choose and how to install it. Most of the istallers know nothing about electroacoustics, because they re not audiophiles or engineers, just tradesmen who fit the speakers wherever is easiest and connect the cables. The goal is to sell and fit the product asap, and go for the next one. And the customer doesnt get what he should.
Paul, I can understand your point of view, and I agree with everything you said, except one thing: that car audio is not a lost case yet, no matter how many audiophiles feel about it.
Btw, if I had a GTA, I woudn't be spending much time in the house wink