SHF members, your current speaker cost, Poll Too.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Tim 2, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE Thread Starter

    Alberta Canada
    Since the cost of audio equipment is all over the place on this fine forum I just wanted to get a fix on where we all are in regard to speaker cost ( retail ), and if you want, why your at that level.

  2. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    I'm at that level because I'd need a bigger room to take advantage of bigger speakers. Oh, and my bank account doesn't allow me the luxury of getting more expensive speakers... especially when I have other hobbies I need to fund. :)
  3. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    My ProAc towers and two REL subs puts mine barely in the 4th bracket. New ProAc prices at the time would have deterred me, but the used price was pretty attractive. I always meant to move up but still haven’t. The subs filled my upgrade desires.
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  4. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    I'd long desired a pair of BBC-style speakers, but couldn't afford them. A few years ago, thanks to an insurance settlement and finding a pair of demo models priced very affordably at a dealer in England, I was able to acquire a set of lovely Spendor SP3/1R2's.
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  5. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict ___The Enforcer___

    For me it was kind of a trick question - I bought vintage speakers that were one price when I bought them, but would cost 5x that to make today (Yamaha NS-2000). But I put the amount I bought them for used in the poll.
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  6. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Cambridge Soundworks Model 6 bookshelf speakers, purchased about 15 years ago, cost was about $200.
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  7. lonelysea

    lonelysea Drunk Posting Never

    Twin Peaks, WA
    This poll might alienate those looking for the Over $500,001 choice.
  8. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict ___The Enforcer___

    That's fine with me, alienate them. :)

    Besides, they're covered by the "over 50,001" choice anyway. Let 'em feel cheated pressing that lowly choice.
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  9. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Are we talking about our primary system, or total up everything in the house???
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  10. mbg

    mbg Forum Resident

    Oh jeez.

    I mean to explain why I’m at this level is because it was the best deal I could find on my list within my budget.

    Both sets were half or less than their msrp.

    Both were significant upgrades.

    Main system are kef r500 at $1400 for the pair because kef moved on and dropped the zeros.

    Bedroom system is DT D11s at $500 because they have to be near a wall and the top bass vents make them pretty ideal for the room.

    Kinda love both.

    Will upgrade the kefs at some point with an “endgame” speaker as you kids call it but have tt, amp and possibly pre amp upgrades to do first.

    May need to budget in a headphone amp and headphones first too due to #apartment life

    And of course I could use some kind of digital front end streamer on the main system.

    Well and a tt in the bedroom.

    Oh crap, what have I done?

    Curse you SH forum!!

    Curse you!
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  11. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Washington DC
    Through no planning of my own and only one component, my speakers, bought new, all of my major components, Dac/Preamp/Amp/Speakers, all cost $5K retail or a bit more. So I guess that's balanced but not by design.
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  12. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict ___The Enforcer___

    Ha ha.

    Good point. I have three different systems with both mains and surround. I just polled the mains in my primary listening room.

    Plus, I have more speakers not being used than in use these days.
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  13. sturgus

    sturgus Forum Resident

    St. Louis Mo
    My speakers were a tad over 5k when I bought them just over twenty years ago. I plan on having the crossovers upgraded this summer and should be good for another twenty.
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  14. schugh

    schugh Forum Resident

    I put myself in the 5k to 10k bracket but I only counted my magnepan 3.7i.
    They are my main stereo speakers. But my dedicated room does dual duty also as my movie room. I have magnepan 1.7 for the surrounds these were previously my mains. Then I have the magnepan CCR center channel. And two small Rel subs. If I count them all then I'm over 10k.
    We built a new house 5 years ago with a dedicated room and we were doing ok financially so my wife let me splurge. I'd like to get the magnepan 20.7 as my room is big enough but it's too much for now. But the 3.7i is no slouch and the Rel subs work with them very nicely.
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  15. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

    Carbondale, IL
    My current pair cost me $9.99 at Savers. I'd like to upgrade but with a deal like that, I'll hang onto them for a while.
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  16. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Main system speakers are GE Triton 1.r. Got a good deal on them so they snuck in under the 5K range. I also have a pair of System Audio Mantra 60's ($3500), SVS Sub ($1000), and a Pair of ADS L1290/s's for my vintage hankering. Each f them take a turn in the fray from time to time.
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  17. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

    Hong Kong
    Why are you looking to find out who is worth robbing? :biglaugh:
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  18. mbg

    mbg Forum Resident

    Crikeys, hadn’t considered the social engineering angle.

    Most people would probably talk about their dog or home protection devices but I’m going to threaten you with laziness instead.

    I’m on a high floor and they’re very heavy.

    Also, there are a few dings on the driver surface and worst of all, they were out of wood finish.

    I mean, what self respecting fence wants gloss black right?
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  19. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

    Hong Kong
    Just remember criminals tend to be morons - as this video illustrates.

    Warning foul language so don't watch if offended by language.

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  20. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    I have a used pair of JBL's I paid well under a 1,000.
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  21. merlperl

    merlperl Forum Resident

    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Got a bargain on my olympica 3s...$10,000
  22. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    My Rega RX5 and SVS SB2000 put me in the 3rd bracket, this is my main system as I have a 2nd system not counting those speakers in.
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  23. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

    near Tampa, FL
    With my PAP Quintet 15 Horn1, Rhytmik E15HP3 and Golden Ear center, surrounds and highs I squeezed into 5th bracket )). I suspect it is close to final config )).
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  24. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    4800 euro for used speakers. With speaker cables it will be more than the batch up to $5000
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  25. Jim N.

    Jim N. Get off my lawn, punk, or hear my Mossberg sing!

    So Cal
    My Odyssey Lorelei's were $1900 /pair B-Stock in 2005. They were made for another person who didn't think they were quite as good as his Meadowlark Blue Herons and Klaus had him send them to me. Best purchase I have ever made.
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