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Rule of thumb for Budget?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by moshea, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. moshea

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    Hey,

    Is there any generally accepted rule of thumb with regards how to divide a home cinema budget, between tv, amp and speakers etc.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  2. Lowrider

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    I spent more or less:

    speakers 30%
    powers 15%
    AV 15%
    DVD 10%
    cables 10%
    TV 10%
    other 10%

    I guess the TV is a bit off, it depends on your budget, and how important it is for you, I value the sound more, but I would stick to spending around the same in speakers and receiver (or separates), the DVD about a third of the speakers, (or receiver), and about 10% in cables...
     
  3. buns

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    I know i always intended to stick to such rules when i started, but somehow things went funny in the middle, as i guess is the case for most people.

    speakers 10%
    amps 40%
    projector 25%
    playback 10%
    cables 5%

    and the other 10% has gone on remotes and other stuff.

    If i could go at it from the start I would probably spend about a quarter on projector, quarter on amps, quarter on my various playback devices and then the remainder on speakers and accessories.

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  4. kwijibo

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    Thats helpful then.!!:eek:

    I'd suggest getting a demo, seeing if you like what it does and take it from there. Pretty clear that there is no scientific formular for this black art we love.

    listen/watch, drool, dribble, buy!
     

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