What's the most you've spent on a piece of audio equipment?

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What's the most you've spent on a piece of audio equipment?

  1. < $199

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. $200 - $499

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. $500 - $999

    10 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. $1,000 - $1,499

    17 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. $1,500 - $1,999

    11 vote(s)
    9.2%
  6. $2,000 - $2,999

    19 vote(s)
    16.0%
  7. $3,000 - $4,999

    30 vote(s)
    25.2%
  8. $5,000 - $7,499

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. $7,500 - $9,999

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  10. $10,000 - $14,999

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  11. $15,000 - $19,999

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  12. $20,000 - $29,999

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  13. $30,000 - $50,000

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  14. > $50,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Thad E Ginathom

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    I didn't say this (in fact you never saw me here, right?) but nobody is auditing the receipts :cool:
     
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  2. Senorx12562

    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    It was only $1300ish anyway. Barely counts. Somebody tell the monkey to subtract 1 from 1k to 1.5 k, and add one to the 500-1k category. Lol.
     
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    Only ?

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    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    Hey now. Someone had to die for me to have that much money to spend on gear. RIP Dad.
     
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  5. supertransformingdhruv

    supertransformingdhruv Almost "Made"

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    I'd be curious what the delta between people's most expensive piece of gear and second most expensive piece of gear is. Mine's pretty stupid:
    • Tyr: $3,200
    • Magnepan LRS : $750
    Almost everything else, I've bought on sale or used coming in under that $750 number.
     
  6. caute

    caute Lana Del Gayer than you

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    Really interested in many of these high end purchases were made with Covid-era Trumpbux
     
  7. DrForBin

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    hello,
    no model numbers (and way, way before the cut-off date.)
    McIntosh receiver.
    B&O tangential TT
    B&O stand mounted loudspeakers
    i sold the first car i ever bought new (Honda Civic CVCC 5speed) to acquire this stuff
    lost in divorce
    cheers?
    (damn, this set-up sounded GOOD!)
     
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    So I just did the poll (and kinda didn’t 100% follow the instructions). I spent $18k on an entire system in 1990 ($7000 for Preamp and Amp, $4000 for speakers, $1500 for a MC cartridge, and $2000 on a turntable, $1k arm, and cables)…

    So, in answered the poll in “inflation adjusted” dollars for 30 years later…

    should I go back and change my vote to literally be “since 2018”?, in which case it would be my buying of the Modi+ - a far different “vote” ;)
     
  9. tatsugiri

    tatsugiri Acquaintance

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    The most expensive by MSRP that I own are stax sr009's, but I got them for like $3.5k when the yen was particularly low. The most I actually spent was about $4k for the ECBA with the tubes currently in it.

    The Eddie Current Electra was probably my most expensive disappointment at around $3.6k with final tube config, iirc, and I just hated it. The build on mine was fucked up for the cost too -- polish was done wrong and the lettering was all inconsistently sized, not even symmetrical left-to-right.
     
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    €400 for Audeze EL-8 Open a few years back
     

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