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post #31 of 334 Old 02-05-08, 06:38 AM
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Re: How much did your speaker system cost?

My wife finally gave in to the notion that I was unstopable and CRAZY five years ago when I wanted to build my own dedicated Home Theater room with "A Little Help From MY FRiends".

Stereo and Home Theater have been a part of my life since I was 15 years old and bought my first stereo. A Sears Silvertone stereo with AM-FM tuner for $100.00.

My wife has been dealing with my loonisism since 1972. I am pretty blessed.

I recently stepped up to MY dream speakers a part of Abbey Road in my view...B&W 804's along with a JL Audio Fathom 113 subwoofer and a new MX3000 remote. The cost was $14,000 with the programing of the MX3000

Mitsubishi HC6800/Da Lite Screen
Outlaw 990/7700,
Emotiva XPA1 x2
B&W 804S mains/HTM3S CTR,3-DS7's surrounds/rear center
JL Audio Fathom 110,113
Sony 777 multi disc DVD player,Oppo BDP93
Comcast/Cisco Hub,Audio8,Monster,Tributaries power cord,BJC,Legend Audio
Furman Elite,Bryston BDA1 DAC,Chordette

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Re: How much did your speaker system cost?

Hey Rubbersoul...you got by "with a little help from your (my in the song) friends". Congratulations on stellar speakers. You really should buy this month's printed edition of "Home Theater" magazine as they have a couple of wonderful photo and text articles on a tour of the Bowers & Wilkens factory as well as The Abbey Road Studios. Fascinating.
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Re: How much did your speaker system cost?

Hey Konky,
Thanks for the compliment.
I belong to Home Theaters magazine club and I signed up for three years. I have been reading that magazibne for ten years and finally did a smart thing at one of the Home Theater shows and signed up for three years at a ridiculous low price.

Thanks again

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Outlaw 990/7700,
Emotiva XPA1 x2
B&W 804S mains/HTM3S CTR,3-DS7's surrounds/rear center
JL Audio Fathom 110,113
Sony 777 multi disc DVD player,Oppo BDP93
Comcast/Cisco Hub,Audio8,Monster,Tributaries power cord,BJC,Legend Audio
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post #34 of 334 Old 02-05-08, 04:34 PM
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There are some great deals to be had on speakers if you look hard enough. I got myself some really nice set of Mission 764i tower speakers that would have cost me $1400 new but I payed $200 just the other day and they are in mint condition.
Have a look online at craigslist for example thats where I fond them.
You dont have to spend allot if you look in the right places.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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post #35 of 334 Old 02-06-08, 11:13 AM
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Bang for the buck, there's some real great values at the 1k price range. The difference between spending $500 or $1000 IMO is huge, much greater than say going from $1000 to $1500.
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Lets see. I have been in this racket for about 10 years. Have gone through some speakers. Not as many as allot of people I think. As time went on, I got more crazy though. The system just kept evolving.
What I will do is list what I started out with and where I am now.
If we just stay with speakers, my first real complete HT setup was the following:
Def tech Profield400's $1098(retail)
(I will jump to my 2nd center) Def Tech C/L/R 1000 $~299(retail)
Def Tech Profield 15 $599(retail)
Polk RT3's $250

Then after a while I did some upgrading. When all was said and done I had the following speakers:
JM Labs 927be $6000(retail)
JM Labs CC-901 $1750(retail)
JM Labs SW900 $1750(retail)
same surrounds

Now at this point there have been a few changes again
Traded the 927's for 1027Be's($7500 at the time) I got them for a steal.
same center
Sub Seaton SubMersive1 with DSP30 EQ and Calibration by Mr.Seaton($3000)
same surrounds.
So you can see that I am vastly different now then I used to be. That is not even including my electronics.
P.S I know some of those totals look like allot. But I would say on most of those speakers I did not pay near retail on them.

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Denon 3806
Denon 2200
Vienna Acoustics 3 Walts and 2 Bachs (all rosewood)
Veloyne SMS-1
Xbox 360
Wii
Monster mk5000
Earthquake MKV12 (piano)
$1500
Fell off a truck

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post #38 of 334 Old 02-10-08, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses!

I took my wife out to dinner last night, QT well spent I must say. Today we went to several stores auditioning speakers and receivers. She's now willing to let me get the speakers of my choice, although in trade it's going to cost me another $900.oo for a new reclining Sofa that she said we need!

Besides the $900.oo I'm spending on a new reclining Sofa, I also got talked into buying/upgrading my wifes OE car sound system today. Her 95 Olds. Cutlass Supreme receiver didn't have a CD player, so I bought her a JVC KDHD-1 CD player w/ a built in HD Tuner for another $200.oo (the HD audio sounds so good compaired to analog). While waiting for the install, she got a new Leather coat for $150.oo and a new pair of shoes for $55.oo to boot. So for me to get the speakers I want it's costing me another $1,305.oo plus the 1k. Life is Great!

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post #39 of 334 Old 02-10-08, 05:44 PM
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This is my theater set up right out of the box... All Rockets - $2,400.00



Add my SVS sub - $1,100.00

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Re: How much did your speaker system cost?

Quote:
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This is my theater set up right out of the box... All Rockets - $2,400.00



Add my SVS sub - $1,100.00

TG
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