Rule of thumb for Budget?




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



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...


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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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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