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  • George Bellefontaine
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    • Jan 2001
    • 7637

    What's your most expensive piece ?

    In my case it's a Sony VPL400 lcd projector I bought 21/2 years ago for $5999. Cdn.




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  • Chip
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    • Aug 2001
    • 232

    #2
    If you would count a 5.1 speaker setup as one then, definately my speakers $3550.00 (PSB Stratus line & SVS sub) If not, then, my receiver, a B&K 307 ($2900.00).

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    • JonMarsh
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      • Aug 2000
      • 15214

      #3
      This is a funny question. Should we consider stuff at MSRP, not what we purchased it for, used or wholesale?

      I'd have to say it's my HP 8903 Audio Measurement set. Right behind that is my Tek 465 scope. Trailing slightly behind would be my B&K 4133 calibrated microphone and HP mic preamp, which came as a set. We're talking antiques here, since the 465 and the 4133 were purchased in the 70's. NOT adjusted for inflation, they're still the most expensive items.

      Of recent purchases, actual equipment, a pair of Aragon Palladium mono-blocks would be the top dollar item.

      Of DIY projects, my X1 SLAMM Klones would be it, since there's about $5000 in materials, and a bazillion hours of labor, both design and contstruction, including a custom electronic crossover.

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      • Lexman
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        • Jun 2000
        • 1777

        #4
        You have to remind me, it's a tie between an Elite PRO-119 RPTV and my Lexicon MC-1. That's from list. 6K each. ouch. Couldn't do it again right now even if I wanted to.

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        • P-Dub
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          • Aug 2000
          • 6766

          #5
          I think MSRP is the way to go. We can do what's the best deal you got in another thread.

          For me it has to be my DVD player, a Toshiba 3109, list C$799 in 1999.




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          • Andrew Pratt
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            • Aug 2000
            • 16507

            #6
            hmmm well since I've no idea what my musical fidelity amp retailed for I'll leave it out and the HK 5800 used to sell for $1K US I think when it came out but I didn't pay anywhere near that. For me the Denon 3300 was $1200 cdn new and my Tosh RPTV was $1K (used)




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            • Chip
              Senior Member
              • Aug 2001
              • 232

              #7
              Oh hell, if were' talking MSRP then my speakers are over 4K and the B&K is $3500.00.. I just wrote what i paid..

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              • Lex
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                • Apr 2001
                • 27461

                #8
                Yeah, that next thread can be the wheeler dealer thread. Who could talk a man out of his last pair of shoes. Be they tennis shoes or leather. Highest percentage discount on new gear! lol.

                Nice purchases guys. Except I don't know what the hell Jon Marsh was purchasing. Obviously, Techno-geek stuff, lol.

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                • Richard
                  Junior Member
                  • Apr 2001
                  • 7

                  #9
                  Most expensive piece..... hum I have to assume you mean audio/video equipment not something else...My most expensive piece of equipment that would have to be my HDTV Pioneer and hopefully when I upgrade my receiver and speakers soon I'll stay below that for each one of them.

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                  • JohanK
                    Member
                    • Aug 2000
                    • 49

                    #10
                    Most expensive MSRP piece is my Angstrom 200 DPL preamp (Angstrom was Mike Moffat's (of Theta) project company). MSRP was $3500 when it was released in 1995 or so. I bought it used and paid muuuuuuch less than that.




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                    • SiliGoose
                      Senior Member
                      • Aug 2000
                      • 942

                      #11
                      I'm a firm believer that your speakers should consume the bulk of your budget. Not surprisingly, that just happens to be the case in my HT.




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                      • Robbie
                        Senior Member
                        • Aug 2000
                        • 256

                        #12
                        Gotta be my amp (Adcom 7300) $700 list.

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                        • psklenar
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                          • May 2001
                          • 16

                          #13
                          (sorry wrong thread)




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                          • KennyG
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                            • Sep 2000
                            • 745

                            #14
                            No contest, the MSRP puts my NECxg110lc way out front in my system at 20 grand, my main speakers are a distant second at $5,600.
                            Before you start thinkin' my crazy, I actually paid about 1/4 of that price.

                            Nothing Techno geek about Aragon mono blocks or SLAMM clones...I'd bet the rest of that stuff may have been useful in building those clones???

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                            • Westly197
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                              • Aug 2000
                              • 23

                              #15
                              I'd have to say my speakers. All together there around 5K.




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                              • Trevor Schell
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                                • Aug 2000
                                • 10935

                                #16
                                If I add up my 9 Paradigm Reference Studio speakers and the 2 Paradigm Studio Servo-15's I come up with $9,700 CDN.

                                Single purchase would be my Denon 5800 which was listed at $5,799 CDN.

                                Sure glad I did not have to pay list price.




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