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Robin

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What I've paid for my system so far (USD):

10,000 ~ Ascent i, Theater i, Descent
7,200 ~ Pioneer 43" Plasma HDTV
5,700 ~ Anthem P5
2,500 ~ Script i (plus cable mounting)
2,500 ~ Pioneer VSX 59 Txi
1,500 ~ CinemaQuest / AudioQuest Cabling
1,500 ~ Three More 20 Amp Power Circuits Installed
800 ~ Plasma Articulating wall mount arm
600 ~ Momitsu DVD Player and JVC VCR player
500 ~ Power Conditioning / Surge Protection
500 ~ Omi Equipment Rack
300 ~ Sony three channel towers

$33,600.00 ~ Grand Total

If you want to list out your system, as I have above, please do other wise please complete the poll above.

Thank you in advance for your participation. :)
 

MiTT

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OK, I'll play (I hope the wife doesn't see this).
My system is only 2 channel right now, AV stuff will come later after I've built a dedicated room. About 40% of my system is comprised of things I got on Audiogone (especially cables), otherwise it may have been considerably more - yikes! Audiogone stuff indicated with *

VPI Aries/JMW 10.5 Tonearm - $3900.00
Grado Statement Cartridge - $2200.00
Aesthetix Rhea Phonostage - $3500.00
Anthem CD1 CD Player - $1200.00
Esoteric DV-50S Universal Player - $4000.00
Dodson Audio DA-217 II DAC - $2200.00*
BAT VK-31SE Pre-amp - $5300.00
BAT VK-6200 Power Amp (4 modules) - $5800.00*
Martin Logan ReQuests - $4200.00
REL Stadium II Subwoofer - $2800.00
PS Audio PS-600 Power Conditioner - $2400.00*
Salamander Audio Racks - $600.00
Musical Fidelity X-CAN & X-PSU - $380.00
Sennheiser HD-580 Headphones - $230.00
60G iPod - $300.00
Synergistic Research interconnects - $3600.00*
Synergistic Reserach Power Cables - $600.00*
Synergistic Research Master Control Center - $400.00*
Solidsteel Amp Stand - $350.00
Bright Star Audio Aeries Base - $400.00
Misc. Black Diamond Racing cones & pucks - $900.00

Grand Total - $45,260.00

Sounds obscene when I read it here. I've probably got almost twice that tied up in LP's, CD's and SACD's. I've got a seperate writer on the home insurance to cover the stereo and music collection.
 

JonFo

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Crossed the six digit mark a few years ago, and that's just equipment, no furniture or room costs.

But then, I drive Subaru's and not Lexus. Not racking up >$10K year in depreciation is a great way to fund A/V addictions :D

We all make choices on where to put our disposable income, and having a top notch A/V system was high on mine since I was a kid.
 

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Oh, boy. I'm not sure I want to see this, let alone my wife. :D Oh, well, what the heck...

Martin Logan Ascents, Theater, and Descent for the mains, center, and sub
Paradyme for the rear, surround, and rear sub
B&K AVR307 receiver
Sunfire 5x400 amp
Monster power conditioner
Richard Grey power leveler
Two Tivo Series 3 HDTV DVRs
Escient DVDM-100 DVD management system
Three Sony 777, 400-DVD carousels
1100+ DVD movies
Pioneer Elite Pro-730 65" RPTV
Sony G90 Projector
Stewart Systems motorized, drop-down 96x54" screen
Lumagen VisionProHDP video processor

Definitely in the $50k+ category. (Sigh)
 
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Pcar928fan

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Another Pioneer Elite RPTV guy...welcome to the group. Love my PRO-510, but am just about to upgrade to a Sony 70" RPTV. A good friend has a 730, just AWESOME picture!

Oh, boy. I'm not sure I want to see this, let alone my wife. :D Oh, well, what the heck...

Martin Logan Ascents, Theater, and Descent for the mains, center, and sub
Paradyme for the rear, surround, and rear sub
B&K AVR307 receiver
Sunfire 5x400 amp
Monster power conditioner
Two Tivo Series 3 HDTV DVRs
Escient DVDM-100 DVD management system
Three Sony 777, 400-DVD carousels
Pioneer Elite Pro-730 65" RPTV
Sony G90 Projector
Stewart Systems motorized, drop-down 96x54" screen
Lumagen VisionProHDP video processor

Definitely in the $50+ category. (Sigh)
 

Joey_V

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Let's see....

Martin Logan Summits - $6900 ($12K new)
Cary SLP-98L preamp - $1700 ($3500 new)
NOS Sylvania 6sn7gtb tubes - $50 ($200 new)
Interconnects and wires - $100 (same)
Squeezebox3 - $230 ($300 new)
Plinius SA-102 amp - $2500 ($5000 new)
Monster 3500mk2 powercenter - $120 ($500 new)
VTI 404 rack - $250 (same)

Total: $11,850 for pure 2-channel! Atleast it's not retail, which would've been $21,850!!!!!

OMG.... what have I done???? :eek: :( :(

Joey
 
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I fell into high end audio when I blew a tweeter on my wifes speakers when I was an intern (1984-85). Bought a pair, brought them home and the old receiver lacked the power to run them. Since then, 10 pairs of speakers, 6amps, 6 preamps, 3 turntables, 6 tonearms, ten cartridges,4 phono preamps, 8 CD players, 4 CD transports, 4 DACS, 6 "universal" players (now of course, all obsolete!), 4 AV preamps, 4 AV amps, 11 TVs, 2 electronic crossovers, an HD DVD player, 3 Sirius receivers.. and this is all stuff I remember fondly! The oldest piece of equipment in my system is an old original Magnum Dynalab FT-101-still the best sounding FM tuner I ever heard which I bought in 1987 (I have 4 other FM tuners as well). Add this all up and if I were my wife I would have divorced me by now! Oh, and enough wire to power a small community, and numerous VCR's. Tweaks too embarassing to mention! OH GOD, I could have been analyzed twice!
 

Pcar928fan

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I have tried not to think about this but lets see:

$18,000 Prodigy, Ascent, Script, Theater, Descent (new cost = $23,000)
$5300 Pioneer Elite PRO 510 (soon to be Sony 70" at about the same $$$$$ cost but an extra $2k in Salamander stand=$6500)
$8000 Rotel Gear (amps, Pre/Pro, DVD player) Pioneer Elite CD changer, Rega TT, Sony DVD changer, Pioneer Elite LD player, Pioneer Elite Cassette deck
$1200 Wiring for the system
$3200 RGPC gear (Substation, Pole Pig, 400 Pro, 400 Mk II, 400 new = $6800)
$325 Pronto 6000 Color (new $750)
$55 DLO Home Dock Delux (new $125)
$37,000 Grand Total (or close to it...)

WOW that is a LOT of money! But if I had bought all that stuff new or at least at retail the cost would have been over $54k! Much of the gear was new, but I don't think I paid "retail" for anything other than the Descent.
 
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MickeyVee

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OK, here's a modest system in Canadian $ (Do I translate to US?)

ML Clarity: $3,000
ML Vignette: $800
Sunfire Super Jr Sub: $1,050
B&W M-1 (x2): $500
Rotel 1067 AVR: $2,900
Marantz 7600 Universal Disc Player: $1,000
Monster 3500 Pro Power: $300 (super deal on this)
Sony 32" Bavia XBR LCD TV : $2,100
Cables (Nordost Speaker and key analog interconnects, AudioQuest Power, Monster THX1000 for video): $1,500

Total: approx. $12,650.00 and add Canadian sales taxes at 14% :mad: (was 15% for most of the purchases)

Plus equipment not in current setup and I'm sure I'm missing some small stuff.. Nordost Pulsar Points:3 sets not used in curent setup $450, Rotel 1060 DVD Player $1,100, DLO Dock for iPod, Sony PS2, custom made cabinet, miscellaneous cables)

Does this take me over the US $10K :cool:
 

TheBobGoat

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Sony 60 inch - 3500 reatil 4000
TV Stand 500
DVD player 100 retail 120
Onkyo 800 retail 1000
Ascent i's (Piano black dealer demo) 3700 retail 5grand?
Minidisc player 300
Xbox 360 500ish
center/surrounds 900 retail 1200
light control 40
harmony remote 250
speaker cables 50
got some amps on the way to try out

total - about $10,500
this is spread out over quite a few years, so not too bad.
 

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Equipment cost

I am going to show this to my wife to show her how much worse it can get!
I too am in the low budget category. But I am happy for a while.

(List/actually paid)
Aeon I ($3500/$2200)
Cary SLI-80 (sweet as hell!) (3250/$2100)
Pioneer Elite DVD ($800/$600)
 
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IWalker

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Wow!

Quest Z - ~$2000
Crown XLS602B Amp - $400
MHDT Paradisea - $550
Oppo 970 - $150
Cables/connectors - $500
DIY 96" projector screen - ~$50
Headphones - DT880 + E4c + AH 970 = $600
DIY line arrays-$400
Behringer Crossover/EQ - $300

Total: ~$5000 and only about $3500 of that is currently used.
 

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I think you may be missing an important point. It is not how much you spend but how wisely you spend what you have. :D

Jeff:eek:


Mr 'Z', you are wise beyond your years, I mean ears, whatever !!

Good statement and very true !!
 

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1 pair ReQuests new 5500
1 pair ReQuests used 2800
1 Logos used 1200
2 Descents, new 2900 x 2
Runco 410 + stewart screen about 6k new
Krell FPB650m used 9300/pair
Krell FPB250m x 3 2600 ea 7800
Theta CBIII demo 5000
Theta DAC upgrade 5900 <--- they dont give those dacs away.....


With cables, stands, and source components its over the 50k mark.....

Tj
 
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