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Since I got my stereo last year and am still waiting for my LaScallas (Im getting them new within 5 days - more on this later or e-mail me), I dropped about $10k. This is what I will have:

Krell KAV-250P

Krell KAV-250A

Sony DVP-S7700 (CD only)

Monster HTS5000 Line Conditioner

Monster X200i-X XLR interconnects

Monster 1.2S Speaker Cable

LaScallas (2001 model!)

Bell O'getti stand

Is $10K typical and tell me what you think?!?!?!



This message has been edited by wired1 on 09-11-2001 at 09:19 PM

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The average person spends 3 to 6K on their system, that makes me average, I budget about $500 a year for upgrades -

I think that you are going to be very disapointed with the Krell/Klipsch combination in the long run, but in the short run, I think you will slam the hell out of your music, your neighbors and your ears ...


horns, tubes, subs, leather couch & female vocalists

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Well let's see...

Hitachi 43UWX10B HDTV - $2200

Denon AVR-4800 - $1500

Panasonic DVD-RP91K - $480

Dual CS-5000 Turntable - $490

DBX 3bx Series III - $350

Klipsch Chorus - $600

Klipsch KLF-C7 - $350

Klipsch Epic CF-2's - $1400

Klipsch RS-3's - $350

SVS 20-39CS Sub w/

Samson S700 Amp - $820

Monster HTS-3500 - $300

Monster M-500 Cables - $240

Monster Datalink 100 - $100

Interconnect Cables - $300

Hand Made Oak Racks - $1500

Total: $10,980

Geeeez...I had no idea I had that kind of money tied up in my system. Plus another 4K in my bedroom setup. I think I'm gonna call my insurance agent and up the figures on my home policy. Smile.gif It's also hard to believe I'm thinking of adding to this sickness... cwm16.gif


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About 10K put into my rig over the years darn the upgrades! can I justify yes-Obsession! am I finished well I haven't even started!


Thanks J

KLF 30 Mains

C7 Center

8.5 rears

Yamaha RX-V995

Toshiba SD-1600 DVD

Pioneer CLD-S201 LD

Pioneer PD-M53 CD

Sony 32 inch TV

no subs till house built

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I've got just a little over $400 invested in my rig. But then I like the expensive interconnects and speaker wire.



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Let's see ...

KLF-30 mains - $1,350

KLF-C7 center - $600

KLF-30 side surrounds - $1,350

KG 3.5 rear surrounds - $400

KSW200 subwoofer - $600

Denon AVR5800 - $3,600

Pioneer Elite DV-09 - $2,200

Pioneer Elite PD-F19 - $600

RCA DTC100 DSS/HDTV - $549

Sony Playstation 2 - $299

Denon MD1000 - $500

Vidikron Epoch D-600 - $9,995

Vutec 100" 4:3 1.5 gain - $650


Total - $22,693

That's not counting stands and connects.


KLF-30 mains

KLF-C7 center

KLF-30 side surrounds

KG 3.5 rear surrounds

KSW200 subwoofer

Denon AVR5800

Pioneer Elite DV-09

Pioneer Elite PD-F19


Sony Playstation 2

Denon MD1000

Vidikron Epoch D-600

Vutec 100" 4:3 1.5 gain

This message has been edited by ColaBear on 09-12-2001 at 07:34 PM

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Let's see...who needs to invest in a calculator...(hint: $22,693)

(please read this part very fast...like the disclaimer at the end of a car commercial)

The above smartass comment is not intended to offend or insult any posters on this BB...it is merely an outlet for my less than stellar mood due to recent events


This message has been edited by DLUngurait on 09-12-2001 at 05:26 PM

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I was in a hurry and should have checked my math before I submitted my post. An honest mistake, but hey, if you need an excuse, go for it. An email would have showed more class. And even worse to use "recent events" as an excuse for anything cwm10.gif


KLF-30 mains

KLF-C7 center

KLF-30 side surrounds

KG 3.5 rear surrounds

KSW200 subwoofer

Denon AVR5800

Pioneer Elite DV-09

Pioneer Elite PD-F19


Sony Playstation 2

Denon MD1000

Vidikron Epoch D-600

Vutec 100" 4:3 1.5 gain

This message has been edited by ColaBear on 09-12-2001 at 07:39 PM

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While I know this is a Klipsch board and its about audio I cannot ignore the events that took place several hours ago.

First lets hope the terrorist bastards pay with thier lives for the horrific acts in NY and against the Pentagone.The NY World Trade Center disaster must be punished with no mercy.To call the monsters evil is a joke,they are the devil incarnated.

I am sickened and wish all the organisers of this atrocity a slow death.

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I drew up an Exel file with all components listed. The bottom line looked more like a phone number than a price. The result I calculated was for replacement costs of all items, or if a produst was discontinued, the last retail selling price is the input amount. Please note: there is no listing of a television, VCR or TV/VCR stand. Those are in my home office (NEC CT-2750S 27" (on it's last legs after a lightning strike)and a Mitsubishi HS-U650 Hi-Fi VCR)


And that's just since February, 01.



KLF-20 Mahogany

McIntosh C33

McIntosh MVP-841

Rotel RB-1080

Yamaha PF-800 Turntable/ Sure V15 Type V Cartridge

Ortofon VMS-30 mkII Cartridge

Stanton 999SS Cartridge

Yamaha K-1020 Cassette

dbx 1231 EQ

H.H. Scott 830z Analyzer

Monster Interlink 400mk II

Monster Interlink 300mk II

Monster Video 2 (DVD to TV)

Studio Tech U-48RW Cabinet

Monster Power HTS-5000

Original 12ga. Monster Cable

Enough empty boxes for a fire hazard!

This message has been edited by tblasing on 09-12-2001 at 09:02 PM

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Ah now back to my hobby,if you must ask how much I did spend,oh you better get ready here goes.

To make things clear I have two full blown computer systems with heavy duty "PC" sound systems and one HT system plus one music only system.

Here is all my gear...by type

Dynaudio Contour 3.3 speakers

Dynaudio Contour 1.1 speakers(two pairs!)

Dynaudio Contour Center(center DUH)

Spendor FL-10 speakers

Klipsch RF-5

Klipsch RB-5

Klipsch Quintets(four sats and center)

Aerial Acoustics SW12(sub)

Revel B15(sub)

Sunfire Signature(sub)

Sunfire Mark II(sub)

Sunfire Junior(sub)

Carver Knight Shadow(sub)BEST BUY HERE HGS-10 like at 1/3 the price.

Klipsch KSW12 and 15(just got a deal on the KSW15 he)

Krell FPB600(power amp)

Celeste MOON W5(power amp)

Celeste 4250SE (power amp)

Celeste 4150SE (power amp)

Celsete 4070 (soon to be converted to SE)

Carver TFM-75 power amp

ATI 2505 power amp,5 channels

ATI 1505 power amp,5 channels

Denon 5800 reciever

Denon 3801 reciever

SONY Vega XBR 36" main TV

Toshiba CinemaSeries 27" secondary TV


Mitsubishi U67 SVHS VCR

Mitsubishi U56 HiFi VCR

SONY SCD-1 SACD player(super audio CD)

Pioneer DV-AX10 DVD player(also plays any audio CD format known to man)

Denon DCD 3520 CD player

Lovan Sovereign audio stands,TV stands and amp stands.

I use Lovan now to hold almost all my gear.The two channel system sits on SolidSteel audio racks.

All speaker stands are Atlantis Reference QUAD POST.

Cables and interconscts...

Monster Sigma speaker cables,Monster M2.4S Biwire,Monster M2.2 speaker cables(3 sets),M1000 interconects and M1000 digital interconects.M1000 video cables and SVHS cables.Transparent MusicLink Ultra Interconects and speaker cables.UltraLink Exelcior cables.IXOS Ixotica interconects.Cardas Golden Cross and more...

PS Audio P300(two times) and Power Wedge 1118 plus a Monster HTS5000. Smile.gif

Plus all hospital grade outlets and a custom board with AC receptacles.14 total! Each is separate! 10 15AMP outlets and 4 20 AMP outlets(30 AMP rated and 30AMP breakers).HE HE who wants some?

And now if I may let me present my computers...

Ah nah too damn long I have them too well fed

Ah what the...here goes


Intel P4 1.8 GHz(OC to over 2GHz)

Swiftech MC462 supercooler with Delta 80MM 68CFM fan

4 X 256MB PC-800 Samsung ECC Rambus( 1GB RAM yes siree)

Asus P4T mobo(best P4 boeard there is)

SuperMicro modded full tower with two 400W Antec PSU's(also modded with Sunon 45CFM fans).The case is modded heavy duty style and has a total of 12 fans.Over 400CFM in and out!

Asus 8200 GeForce 3 Deluxe with a modded custom copper cooler and slim Delta 17 CFM fan.

Adaptec 39160 Ultra160 SCSI dual channel card(no not amp LOL)

Creative SB Audigy(just added moments ago!!!)and Live Drive.

3COM 10/100 PCI ethernet card

USR 56K Voice FaxModem PRO external

Toshiba 16/40 DVD IDE

Plextor 12/10/32 PlexWriter SCSI

Plextor 40X CD-ROM UltraPlex SCSI

Iomega JAZZ 2GB internal(SCSI what else?)

Iomega ZIP100 internal (SCSI only the best)

Two Quantum 10K2 36GB hard drives

Two Seagate Cheetah X15 36GB hard drives

Three Seagate Barracuda IV 40GB IDE ATA100 (storage)

Sony F500R 21" monitor

HP 930 Scanjet

HP 4050N LaserJet on the network

Fujitsu keyboard(the old style with the nice click!LOL)

Microsoft Explorer Optical mouse

Logitech WingMan FormulaForce USB wheel

Logitech WingMan EXTREME Digital

Microsoft GamePad

Gravis Exterminator Gamepad

And this is it...my other system...T-Bird 1.4GHz,Asus A7M266,512MB DDR,IBM 75GB hard drives and so on with a less High-End setup.Sony G500,VideoLogic SiroccoPro speakers.Still no BS.

I will not even add all the $$$$$ I did spend on these components,as I know my audio and HT is well above $80000 and all my computer related stuff is over $15000.

You asked for it.

TheEAR(s) Now theears

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looks like over $12k so far & still counting cwm14.gif


Klipsch KLF 30 (front)

2-KLF C7 (front center & rear center)

Cornwall I (rear)

Velodyne HGS-18 sub woofer

Marantz SR-8000 receiver

Acurus A200X5 power amp

Sony DVP-C650D 5-disk cd/dvd player

Sony Trinitron 27" stereo tv

Toshiba hi-fi stereo vcr

Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2100 digital cable box

Monster HTS2500 & HTS1000 powercenters

Boa's Listenin Lounge:

Klipsch RF-3, RC-3

Sony STR-DE935 a/v receiver

Kenwood KR-9600 AM/FM stereo receiver (vintage 1975)

Russound AB-2 receiver switch to RF-3

Teac PD-D1200 5-disk cd changer

Technics SL-1950 turntable/AT LS500 cartridge

Technics dual cassette deck

rock on!

This message has been edited by boa12 on 09-13-2001 at 05:06 AM

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Krell/Klipsch not good! Ha who says? Its BS,let me tell you Krell amps match with any speakers.Krell NOT a good combination with Klipsch. LOL

I have a big Krell FPB600 and it matches with any speakers(including the RF-5's I just got).So dont listen to some who dont know.

Krell makes the world's best solid state amps,bring on any competitor.What ? Marke Levinson LOL bring them all on I say.

I dare anyone to challenge my FPB600. Smile.gif

Krell/Klipsch combination is GREAT

Off topic a bit...JimG did NOT post any RSW sub specs!I doubt we will see anything anytime soon.September 10,yes September 10,2002. LOL

TheEAR(s) Now theears

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I have never been able to afford new hi end gear. I have always bought hi end gear used. Audio Research, Bryston, LaSala's, Heresy's, Dynaudio, AR- LST's, Audio by VanAlstine, Tascam and so on. I think I have around $3000.00 in my system but it is all used gear. I don't know what it would have cost if I bought it all new. I do think used is the only way to go. If the equipment is made by a quality company there really is no worry about problems with it.


Just who is Dylan's Jokerman anyways?

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here it goes...

main system

MSB link dac III = $500

Digital director = $199

two sony cd changers = $650

1961 dynaco amps after upgrade = $750

1961 marantz 7T after upgrade = $750

1993 k-horns w/alk= $1,750 (eat your hearts out!)

monster power conditioner = $350

technics pro casette deck = $0 gift from dad

SAE tuner = $0 gift from dad

Luxman turntable = $350

cables = $500

TOTAL = $5,799

bedroom system

McIntosh MA-6400 = $2,995

RB-5s = $550

CDR = $350

casette deck = $300

cables = $400

TOTAL = $4,595

GRAND TOTAL = $10,394 too much? Spread over time it did no seem so much...looking at it now it seems somewhat self-indulgent...


*1993 K-Horns w/ ALK x-overs*Marantz 7T preamp*Dynaco MkIV monoblocks (modded to triode)*Sony CDP-CX350 and CX-230 CD changers*MSB link DACIII (96k upsampling)*MSB silver digital director (for switching and jitter reduction)*Technics M-85 professional Cassette Deck*SAE MK VIII tuner*Luxman PD-272 turntable, Grado Red cartridge*Cardas Crosslink speaker cable*Monster M550i for all interconnects*Monster HTS3500 Reference Powercenter Conditioner

This message has been edited by sunnysal on 09-13-2001 at 11:43 AM

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Going to spend around $11,000.


Home Theater (getting soon):

TV: Sony KV-ES34M80 (34" FD Trinitron WEGA)

DVD Player: Toshiba SD-900E (Progressive Scan DVD player)

Receiver: Yamaha RX-V3000 or Denon AVR-4802

Speakers -

Center: Klipsch RC-7

Mains: Klipsch RF-7

Surrounds: Klipsch RS-7

Subwoofer: None (Waiting for Klipsch RSW-15)

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Well lets see how I can do from memory. First price is what I paid, second price in () will be retail cost.

Klipsch Quartets - $305 ($1000)

Klipsch Academy - $235 ($400)

Klipsch KG 1.5's - $150 ($400)

Klipsch KG .5's - $135 ($275)

Klipsch KSW12 - $435 ($500)

Denon AVR-4800 - $1000 ($2000)

Denon POA-5200 THX Amp - $400 ($750)

Sony C-67ES CD Player - $225 ($400)

JVC 36D201 36" TV - $890 ($950)

JVC HR-S3600 SVHS Player - $130 ($200)

JVC XV-M565BK DVD Player - $150 ($250)

Monster Power HTS-2000 -$135 ($200)

Monster Cable M-series Speaker Cable and subwoofer cable - $175

Monster Component, S-Video, and Optical cables - $300

RS HT Gold Interconnects - $100

Totals - $4765 ($7900)

Not bad for what I've got....and what a big difference between what I paid and what retail would have been.

This message has been edited by myram on 09-30-2001 at 11:13 PM

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Oh my god, who started this? I went over figures and had no idea what I actually had tied up in audio/video gear. I figured the Home Theater at $20,050 including interconnects and speaker wire. The Bedroom at $2,450 I'm glad my wife does not know these figures. I am not going to count the computer. Thanks for the reality check.


Sony KP-43T70 43" Television

Denon AVR 3300 A/V Receiver (ALF/ARF) LWE-I's w/Motion Feedback (Walnut)

DBX BX-3MkII Power Amplifier (LF/RF) (Belle's - Oak Clear/Cane)

DBX BX-3MkII Power Amplifier (RR/ARR/LR/ALR) (Heresy II's (Walnut/Cane) & ESS Mini Monitors (Walnut)

DBX MPA-150 Mono Split Spectrum Amplifier © (KV-4 - Black)

Klipsch KSW-15 Powered Subwoofer (2)

Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD/LCD/CD Player

Nakamichi MB-10 Music Bank CD Changer

Technics SL-DL5 DD Linear Tracking Turntable

JVC HR-S7500U SVHS Video Cassette Recorder

RCA DRD-303RA Satellite Receiver

VC3 Deluxe Video Clarifier

DBX 400XG Program Route Selector

DBX 120X-DS Subharmonic Synthesizer/Electronic Crossover

DBX 3BX-DS 3-Band Dynamic Range Controller (2) (1-LC) (1-RC)

DBX 14/10 14-Band Computerized Equalizer/RTA Analyzer/SPL Meter

Panamax 1000+ Surge Protector/Line Conditioner

Sega Dreamcast w/3 Controllers & VMU's/S-Video Output


Yamaha RX-900U Receiver

Panasonic DVD-A120U DVD/CD Player

Sony SLV-740HF Hi-Fi VCR

BBE - ARS Audio Recovery System

DBX 2015G 15 Band/Channel Equalizer

A/D/S L300E Mini Speakers

GE 20" Television

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