The expensive gear isn't rubbish but you have the same problem you have with the cheaper stuff in that getting it right is using the right combination of boxes and if you don't pay attention to the basics, or don't know the basics, or your salesman doesn't know what he is doing (except selling) it's easy to screw that up.
Current Lash Up:
Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson