What % do you spend on speakers + subs

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Lowrider

Guest
I would like to know how important the speakers are to you...

35% - Speakers, including subwoofers
15% - Powers
15% - AV processor
10% - DVD player
10% - TV + Tunner
10% - Cables
5% - Stands, Rack, Mains blocks

Thanks,
 

MartinImber

Active Member
The % rule doesn't really apply I've got a £500 receiver driving £1000 speakers.

You need to look at each component individually
 
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Doug

Guest
Interesting one, Lowrider. Here are mine:

34% - Speakers, including subwoofers
11% - AV processor / Amplifier
6% - DVD player
37% - TV
6% - Cables
6% - Stands, Rack

Cheers :)

Doug
 

MartinImber

Active Member
Speakers 29
TV 35
Cables 2
Stand 6
Receiver 14
DVD 14
 
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Lowrider

Guest
Martin,

You are right, for instance when I get a plasma, (more appropriate in my set-up than a CRT), the % will shift considerably...

Also some speakers live well with less expensive amplifiers, or integrates, that affects a lot the % too...

Anyway, I see so far we are not too far on the speakers %...
 

Nuno Santos

Active Member
Here's mine:

30% - Speakers, including subwoofers
15% - Power AMP
14% - AV processor
23% - DVD player
8% - TV
5% - Cables
5% - Stands and Rack

Best regards,

Nuno Santos
 
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Laingy

Guest
Heres mine

DVD 12%
Plasma 31%
Processor 18%
Power 6%
Cables 3%
Stand 2%
Speakers 27%

As yet no subwoofer, so guess the speakers will bump that up
 

paulr

Active Member
Amp £500
Speakers £599
DVD £360
Stand £280
Cables £35
You work it out;)

All in the last month...........and i only intended to spend about a grand:eek:

Paul...
 

sweetmate

Active Member
Going on what i paid and not retail price:

Speakers and sub - 34%
Integrated Amp and Power Amp - 31%
TV - 12%
DVD Player - 8%
Rack and Speaker Stands - 9%
Cables - 5%

Dammit Lowrider, thanks for making me realise how much money I blow on AV!

Don't wanna think about adding my dvds spending to that!!!
 

Ian J

Banned
Doesn't work if you buy second hand.

£2,000 speakers including second hand sub
£ 550 amp second hand
£ 350 DVD player
£ 750 TV
 
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spear54

Guest
TV £1350
Processor and Amplifier: £1200
Speakers and Subwoofer: £2000
CD: £720
DVD: £700
Stand: £500
Cables: £400
 
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Lowrider

Guest
Actually I got my Bryston powers with 30% discount, they where demos, otherwise they would be a bigger chunk of the total...

As for accounting for DVDs and CDs, hmmm... that would be difficult, there are those you rent, TV, FM, etc... lets leave them alone...
 

dts_boy

Well-known Member
tv - £2000
amp - 2300
dvd - £1000
speakers and sub - £5000
Stands - £680
Cables - too much!!! (a reel of chord rumour was £400 on its own :eek: )
 

Nuno Santos

Active Member
Originally posted by Doug



:eek: Wow Nuno, time for a new TV,perhaps? :D
Well, in a 27.000 EUR budget, 8% might not seem a small investment... ;)

But still, a new set is in mind, but I was thinking on a plasma set and just for the end of next year. I'm still quite happy with my set, Sony 32FQ75 (and it does not suffer from any banding problem, or any kind that I can find..).

Cheers,

Nuno Santos
 

slingshot

Active Member
Screen - 50%
Speakers inc sub - 15
Processor - 10%
Turntable - 10%
Power Amps - 10%
Cables - 5%

Again it's a bit screwey cause some was secondhand (Linn LP12), and some was DIY (sub, and rear speakers), obviously the screen s a large portion of it cause it's a projector.

I intend to spend a bit more on cables either DIY mains, or Russ Andrews.
 
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Doug

Guest
Originally posted by Nuno Santos


Well, in a 27.000 EUR budget, 8% might not seem a small investment... ;)



:eek: Quite! Go on, get that plasma :devil:

It's interesting to see how the relative %'s change as you get to the higher end stuff, and also who attaches more importance to sight (TV and DVD) or to sound(amp & speakers)
 

Paul Smith

Well-known Member
Well for what it's worth here are the relationship's for both Brand new prices and for what was actually paid for my setup:-

Brand New prices:

TV/Display(projector) - 63%
Preamp/Processor - 15.5%
Speakers and Subs - 12%
Power Amps - 6.5%
DVD - 2.5%
Cables - .5%

Actual prices paid (all 2nd hand except cables):

Speakers and Subs - 35%
Preamp/Processor - 21%
Power Amps - 18.5%
TV/Display(Projector) - 14%
Cables - 6%
DVD - 5.5%

That's more than enough maths for me,
I think I need a rest now.!

Paul.
 
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john87

Guest
(pounds not %)
Amp 200
Speakers & Sub 550
DVD 150
CD 70
TV 300
Cables 150

Not exactly even but there you go.
 
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Charlie Whitehouse

Guest
Here's mine:

TV + Video 1.5%
DVD/LD 10%
Pre-amp/Processor 14%
Power Amps 15%
Speakers + Sub 24%
Projector + Screen 20%
Mains + Supports 3%
Cables 12.5% ( :blush: )
 
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neilnet

Guest
Display (PJ) - 61%
Speakers - 18%
Amp - 14%
DVD - 6%
Cables - 0.5%
Mini-fridge 0.5% (lol)

Still no sub though... and let's not include furniture costs :D

N
 
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Lowrider

Guest
No doubt the speakers are the most important items in any stereo or AV system, but... They must fit the room, or the room made to fit them.

The powers have to handle speakers properly and fill the room, some are quite difficult to drive, some room are large or dead, so they may be quite expensive...

Then comes the processor, when music is the priority, and we want good surround for music as well, we need good, clean, bass management, upgradeability, etc... and good processors are quite expensive too. If you listen to music in stereo, you can get away with cheaper receivers for movies...

The moment one gets into serious viewing, projector or plasma, the % will shift a lot again, but there, the display will be as important as the speakers, and probably cost about the same...

After all, the speakers are important because they do the hardest work, transform electricity into something we sense, but so does the display...
 

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