how much should i spend

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  1. mcmullanbrush

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    what would the correct proportions to spend on home cinema equipment?
    leaving out stuff like cables and stands what percentage should i look to spend on an amp, speaker system including 4 rears and 2 subs, projector and dvd player.
    in hifi they say to spend about the same on the amp as the speakers, but they obviously only have to buy 2 speakers
     
  2. buns

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    I would guess there will be differing views on this one!

    I think that the on where most of your money would go should be the projector. Starting from fresh, I would probably spend about half my total budget on the projector (unless you want a 2nd hand crt....in which case ignore that!). Then maybe 20% on your amp, and 15 on the dvd player and speakers.

    It would be way easier with a rough budget in mind.

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  3. mcmullanbrush

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    okay mate, lets say about 10 grand for the sake of argument
     
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    hmmmmmm......juicy thought!

    I would automatically look at a second hand crt from roland at b4, i suppose maybe £3k. Then tag and rotel 1095, maybe 4k more leaving say £1000 for a dvd player and £2000 for speakers.....

    sound reasonable budgeting?

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    Or £1k for a HCPC which will give you a better source for your nice shiny Barco from Roland :D

    Other than that the budgeting looks fine to me!

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