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    10K Shopping Spree...

    Ok,

    Let's make this an interesting thread....you are suddenly given 10K to spend on an A/V shopping spree, whatever you want that is related to this hobby...what would you buy and why???

    For me, 10K would get me the Classe Monoblocks that I have been dying to get. Probably wouldn't be much change left either. The reason: well, as I have said many times in the past this was the how the Platinum T6's were driven the first time I heard them and I have longed to have that experience again, so I want to make that perfect match in my own home. I am halfway there!

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    I would buy a used Goldmund Studio T3 Turntable, Allen Wreights small Phono Stage and a Koetsu System and buy LP's for the rest of the cash.
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Ahhh

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    I would buy a used Goldmund Studio T3 Turntable, Allen Wreights small Phono Stage and a Koetsu System and buy LP's for the rest of the cash.
    How much does that Goldmund typically go for used???

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    a Mcintosh MA-6900 integrated amp, 3 more pairs of advents, and save the rest for very $$$ speakers...

    Keep them spinning,
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    Life is music!

    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
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    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeruvianSkies
    How much does that Goldmund typically go for used???
    Around 3k in Germany.
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    I'd pay someone to steal Flo's system for me!

    Why?

    'Cause his Apogee Grands have got to be SWEET!!!

    Jeff
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    I love a fun question

    US$10k ... hummm. Not too hard really.


    I'd go for these ...
    • A brand new pair of Magneplanar MG 3.6, and
    • A nice, used Pass X250.5, let's say, as pictured below
    • Some modest SACD play like a Marantz SA8001
    ...
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    Just Curious.

    Once you get into the real exotic stuff (electronics), $ for $ is there really much difference?
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvin Da Blues
    Just Curious.

    Once you get into the real exotic stuff (electronics), $ for $ is there really much difference?
    Not until you get into super speakers. Speakers like a Genesis 201, 1.1, Alon Grand Exotic, Soundlab Prostat etc.... really are MUCH better then what comes after them but one can be happy with less too. But the difference is there and its massive.
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    That is my plan for 2007.To consist of three items,Anthem Avm-30,Sim Audio Moon Calypso DVD player,and yet to be determined multichannel poweramp.The Anthem is here,the Moon is due here next week and the amp will come later this summer or fall.

    bill

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    Oh please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luvin Da Blues
    Just Curious.

    Once you get into the real exotic stuff (electronics), $ for $ is there really much difference?
    Did you have to ask? See this thread, especially Mr Peabody, E-Stat, Peruvian Skies ...
    How much difference does a CD player make?

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    Oh please??????????WTF...............Oh the arrogance.
    Last edited by Luvin Da Blues; 03-24-2007 at 06:19 AM.
    Back in my day, we had nine planets.

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    No slight intended

    Quote Originally Posted by Luvin Da Blues
    Oh please??????????WTF...............Oh the arrogance.
    OK, sorry to seem arrogant: wasn't really my intention. Then again this is an old, old topic -- see the latest go-round at the link I sent.

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    Feanor, No Probs Man.
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    Hmmm.... I'd get a pair of Salk Sound HT1's (the only speakers I've heard that I liked more than Tyler Acoustics Linbrooks) and some nice stands. I think I'd go with one of the nicer Jolida integrated's with a remote. Then a decent vintage tuner for FM and lastly I'd probably get a decent, reasonably priced new tv (say about $1500) since I like to watch movies through my stereo. I'd probably stick with my dvd/vcr and use it for switching between the tv and the Jolida. The dvd player in my Samsung does a fine job on cd's at least to my ears. Then I'd take the rest of the bucks (about 5k?) and buy a ton of source material. Just my first reaction. Might get different electronics if I really thought it over.
    Gary

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    Assuming I'm buying new equipment, with $10K I'd get a simple 2 channel setup:

    Revel Performa F52 Speakers
    Musical Fidelity A3.5 Integrated Amp
    Musical Fidelity A3.5 CD Player

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    Ok, maybe I'd get this instead...

    Instead of the Classe monoblocks I'd try to find this used...
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    I'd try to find one of the many nice power amps from Musical Fidelity that have choke regulation -- perhaps an A308; a Maestro or a SDS from Singlepower with a preamp option; then get a pair of Gallo Reference 3's; a sub or two (a small one for the office); and a nice universal player -- perhaps the Linn Unidisk? Ayre? I don't know, I'd try and audition several of them.

    I think I'm already over budget.
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    I would get three more Altec Valencias and some SETs to drive them.

    Whatever was left over would help pay for the drawing up of divorce papers!!!!

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    I would get JBL Control 1x Pro Monitors because the titanimum lamintate tweeters make them sound crips and clear and professional studios use them because they sound so crisp and smooth and so good they are great speakers because this is what the man at Best Buy told me.

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    Hey NA, what's the specs on those. Is the base good? LOL
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    Yeah they go up to 500,0000 kilohurtz so they sound real good and crisp and are the best tweeters there are.

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    I would go for used electra be speakers for a 5.1 system... (2 towers, 2 bookshelves, 1 center)

    if everything used is about half price new, then there will be some money for room treatment
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    Being an HT guy, I would go this route. Didn't add them up so I may be slightly over. Throw the balance into the "are you in dept over this hobby" thread.

    A pair of Strata Mini's : http://www.av123.com/products_catego...akers&brand=54
    Two pair of the Onix Reference 1 Monitor Loudspeakers: http://www.av123.com/products_produc...s&product=23.1
    One Onix Reference 100 Center Channel Loudspeaker: http://www.av123.com/products_produc...s&product=26.1
    A Parasound - Halo A52 Five-Channel Amplifier: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PAHA52
    Or better yet, the Parasound - Halo A51 Five-Channel Amplifier: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PAHA51
    And a Parasound - Halo C2 Home Theater Controller: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PAHC2
    Or better yet, the Parasound - Halo C1 Home Theater Controller: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PAHC1

    OK, after a little adding, it looks like I'm in the 11k to 15k range. Can I slide for the rest? I'll gladly pay you Tuesday of next year for a stereo today.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    I thought about posting on this thread, but my list kept changing. My system is a piece of shjt, so I think I would go somem like this:

    All used(except for one) so this would take some time

    Moon LP5.3 ($1000)
    Pathos The Classic One ($1400)
    Clearaudio...Champion with Tangent arm($3500?)
    Benz Micro Glyder L($795)

    $3K left for speakers?
    Ahhhh Damnit!!!!!!!!!

    Okay, the TT will have to go, so.....guess I'm stuck with a used:

    VPI Scout ($1100)
    Tyler Acoustics Super Towers ($4500?)

    Hey I got some money left for some great tunes..
    Maybe 30-40 records from one of those sites BrandonH posted.
    and I dont have to sell my sh*tty system, right? Then Im good

    Jraaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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