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View Poll Results: Your AMP/SPEAKER/SOURCE investment
$0 - $500 46 11.27%
$501 - $1,000 60 14.71%
$1,001 - $2,000 91 22.30%
$2,001 - $5,000 109 26.72%
$5,001 - $10,000 52 12.75%
$10,001 - $25,000 37 9.07%
$25,001 + 13 3.19%
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
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I ran a poll in a previous thread about the very same subject and got some good replies. It was mentioned that I should expand the categories, which I have done with this thread.

I hope to run this poll for the full year and then start another one in 2010. It would be cool to see how much people have upgraded.

Here are the parameters for posting (and feel free to post without a comment if you like).

1. Include your A/V Receiver - Power Amp - PrePro - Integrated Amp
2. Include your Speakers - 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, etc.
3. Include your source - CD playback, Vinyl Playback, Tape Playback.

Vote away, leave a comment and have fun!

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Old 02-15-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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1. onkyo 606
2. 5.1
3. ps3?

going to upgrade my sub to an eD sub in september
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& PSW12 Sub
 
Old 02-15-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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$680 so far for the A7's from Polk Audio Direct. Another $450 soon for the center A6. I say this now but I think that will be all for this year. See sig for the info op wants.

Edit: I did miss that one though. I'm using 5.1 with fronts bi-amped.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:50 PM   #4
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pre pro=$3,000
amp=$1,000
dvd-cd=$2,000
bluray=$450
ps3=$400
sacd=$400
speakers=$5,200
wires and cables =$1,200

This year a new amp planned for about $3,000-$5,000

bill
Gear list:
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Sim Audio
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Straight Wire
Ixos
 
Old 02-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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<---- not nearly as much as I wish I could.
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pre pro=$3,000
amp=$1,000
dvd-cd=$2,000
bluray=$450
ps3=$400
sacd=$400
speakers=$5,200
wires and cables =$1,200

This year a new amp planned for about $3,000-$5,000

bill
That's some nice gear you have in your sig.....I'm not a fan of Anthem (prefer the Sonic Frontier stuff), but SimAudio is a great brand. It's nice to see that they're introducing some stuff to those who can't really afford their higher end gear.

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #7
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<---- not nearly as much as I wish I could.
I'm with ya on that score Beta!

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #8
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ARCAM AVR 600 $3600
NAIM CD5x $2100
Dynaudio Contour 3.4 $4000, SC Center $1800 Focus 110(with stand)$850
Def tech Pro sub 1000(needs upgrade)$350
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4 (2 Pair) of upgraded Aragon Palladium 1 K Monoblock amps- $7600
1 upraded Krell KAV-250a/3 Power Amp- $4500
1 upgraded Onkyo PR-SC885 Pre/Pro -$2500
1 upgraded Denon DVD 5910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A player - $3000
1 upgraded Lavry DA10 DAC- $1895
1 upgraded Denon DVD 3800BDCI- Blu-ray player- $2795
1 modified Sansuii TU9900 Tuner- $1250
1 Teres Audio 450 Turntable and Teres Beta Test Reference Tonearm- $19,500 (including shipping)
1 Soundsmith Strain Gauge 410 Phono Preamp and Strain Gauge Cartridge- $9000
1 upgraded Exact Power EP15A Power Conditioner- $2500
1 Isotek Sigmas Power Conditioner- $2200
1 pair of rebuilt and upgraded twice Dahlquist DQ-10 speakers- $2425
1 pair (used) Dahlquist DQ-6CI bookshelf speakers- $350
1 used/demo Nola LCR Center Channel speaker- $900
1 Epik Conquest Subwoofer $1600 plus shipping
Assorted cabling and Power cords- $6000

Total= $68,015

Upgrades to come this year once I find or build a home and listening/home theater room will be another set of front tower speakers that I know are in Protype form at present cost between $15,000- $30,000 est., a Projector; an electric pull down projection screen and the rest of the home theater.

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HDTV Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD TT/Arm Teres Certus 450/Teres Illius Cart/Phono Pre Soundsmith Strain Gauge/Soundsmith 410 Amp 1st Watt M2 Cond. 3 Panamax M5400-PM Modded: Amps 3 Aragon Palladium 1K, Krell KAV-250a/3 Pre/Pro Onkyo 5508 Pre ARC LS10 BDP/CD OPPO BDP-105/Denon 5910CI DAC Lavry DA10 R2R Ampex 440C/B FM Sansui TU-9900 Speakers OMA NYer/Nola/Dahlquist Sub 2 Epik Conquest Racks Adona Wire TimePortal, WW, AP, EA Treats GIK

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #10
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ARCAM AVR 600 $3600
NAIM CD5x $2100
Dynaudio Contour 3.4 $4000, SC Center $1800 Focus 110(with stand)$850
Def tech Pro sub 1000(needs upgrade)$350
You've got some serious gear there Rhett! I'll bet it sounds amazing!

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1 upgraded Denon DVD 3800BDCI- Blu-ray player- $2795

"Upgraded" how? Just curious.
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4 (2 Pair) of upgraded Aragon Palladium 1 K Monoblock amps- $7600
1 upraded Krell KAV-250a/3 Power Amp- $4500
1 upgraded Onkyo PR-SC885 Pre/Pro -$2500
1 upgraded Denon DVD 5910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A player - $3000
1 upgraded Lavry DA10 DAC- $1895
1 upgraded Denon DVD 3800BDCI- Blu-ray player- $2795
1 modified Sansuii TU9900 Tuner- $1250
1 Teres Audio 450 Turntable and Teres Beta Test Reference Tonearm- $19.500 (including shipping)
1 Soundsmith Strain Gauge 410 Phono Preamp and Strain Gauge Cartridge- $9000
1 upgraded Exact Power EP15A Power Conditioner- $2500
1 Isotek Sigmas Power Conditioner- $2200
1 pair of rebuilt and upgraded twice Dahlquist DQ-10 speakers- $2425
1 pair (used) Dahlquist DQ-6CI bookshelf speakers- $350
1 used/demo Nola LCR Center Channel speaker- $900
1 Epik Conquest Subwoofer $1600 plus shipping
Assorted cabling and Power cords- $6000

Total= $68,015

Rich
Yours doesn't count Rich! I didn't include a category for STRATOSPHERE audio expenditures!

John
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"Upgraded" how? Just curious.
If you are interested, you can contact Dave Schulte of the Upgrade Company:

http://www.upgradecompany.com/index.php

http://upgradecompany.com/sales.php

I am trying to keep things a bit quiet about this in the sense that I am not pushing this service and I do not want to get pounded on this again as I did at AVS and to a lesser extent here in the past.

If you want more info, send me a PM and/or contact Dave Schulte.

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1. onkyo 606
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going to upgrade my sub to an eD sub in september
If the PS3 is your source for music playback, then yes you were right to include it.

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Yours doesn't count Rich! I didn't include a category for STRATOSPHERE audio expenditures!

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I've heard of a lot worse.

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I've heard of a lot worse.

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True enough!

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ARCAM AVR 600 $3600
NAIM CD5x $2100
Dynaudio Contour 3.4 $4000, SC Center $1800 Focus 110(with stand)$850
Def tech Pro sub 1000(needs upgrade)$350

My dream receiver, how the hell did you get it for almost 2k under MSRP? (jealous)


Mine:

Monitor Audio Silver 5.1 - 4300.00
Onkyo 805 - 1500.00 (Canadian price with 3 year warranty)
Turntable setup - 1500.00
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My dream receiver, how the hell did you get it for almost 2k under MSRP? (jealous)


Mine:

Monitor Audio Silver 5.1 - 4300.00
Onkyo 805 - 1500.00 (Canadian price with 3 year warranty)
Turntable setup - 1500.00
U.S. pricing perhaps?

BTW: How are you liking your Pro-ject RPM 5? Are you listening to more vinyl now?

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Yeah just started my morning coffee that clicked in as I was pouring

Overall the TT is great, system synergy is crap though. I'm looking at overhauling soon depending on my upcoming employment situation.

I may look at either splitting it off and creating a stand alone 2ch from the Sttaf I pm'd you on earlier, or overhauling completely.
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My dream receiver, how the hell did you get it for almost 2k under MSRP? (jealous)


Mine:

Monitor Audio Silver 5.1 - 4300.00
Onkyo 805 - 1500.00 (Canadian price with 3 year warranty)
Turntable setup - 1500.00

That's after a little trade in and You gotta know some people That's why I keep on telling john to come and buy stuff here.
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