I had priorities! My dad was an audiophile (for everything he could find on big band music). My first musical memory was him with home recordings of everyone he had seen live, from the Dorsey Brothers to the Glenn Miller Band to Duke Ellington. He was tossing old wire recordings because he could no longer take how bad they sounded. within a few years he had me using a solder iron to help him built audio kits. As I grew older, of course his equipment was perfect for all the music I loved. When I moved out for school I had the money, already owned my car, Had a 500 LP collection, and knew I had too have a good system to play them on. I had moved to Boston which had great radio at the time. I didn't need a TV (my roommate had a nice one), and everything computer related was still a decade or more away. It was money wonderfully spent.