I could swear I have answered this question before. There are probably more around here.Not exactly the same question obviously, but certainly related.
List value and "paid for" are very different things, as many buy 2nd hand.How much did you pay for your main stereos? (no multichannel)
The sum must consider everything, speakers, amplifier, dac, any CD players, network streamers, turntables, also speaker cables, signal cables, etc.
I would keep out the PCs / phones / tablets that are used as a source.
I am curious to know how the curve is distributed among the users of ASR.
at a guess I expect a peak between 1500 and 5000 approximately
In my case, the answers to these two different questions (“hobby” x main system investments) would be very very different, as the “hobby” includes necessary instrumentation, component stock, design expenditures etc. .I could swear I have answered this question before. There are probably more around here.
And the thread I anwered that in is posted not far down on the first page: How much money do you have invested in this "hobby?"
18' x 72'?I'm cheap...always have been...but love great sound. My current living room system consists of some ADS 520 speakers that I paid $80 for, a restored Kenwood KA-3500 integrated amp (about $70 from eBay and about $150 for a full restoration by a local friend), Yamaha P-500 direct drive TT with an AT95e cartridge ($25 for the table in a thrift shop, $50 cartridge), Sony UHP-H1 universal player ($75 from eBay) and a JVC auto-reverse cassette (bought new many years ago for around $200). So, what's that, $650? And the tape deck the largest outlay - go figure. Good sound does not have to cost a lot. This system is a good match for my 1916 house's living room, about 18' x 72'.
Oh yeah - I did buy some adjustable sturdy metal speaker stands so the speakers are positioned correctly and ride above the couch line, probably the best investment I made recently - I think the stands were about $80. So, $730. It was kind of tough to find stands with a nice wide top plinth for the 520's.
12' by 30' is impressive for an older house. My 1860s row house is 18 feet wide and was originally 54' deep, now expanded to 64' by replacing a porch with fully enclosed space The first floor has living room, dining room and kitchen.Ah, yeah, not enough coffee when I was on earlier. Actual is 12' x 30'. Don't want our European friends to think American houses are even larger than they are. I'm sure there are mini-mansion rooms that large, but not in our neighborhood.
I also have an Onkyo 9010 that I use on a secondary system, probably the best amplifier for the purchase price I've ever bought.I switch things out all the time, but right now it's Marantz 2020, Elac B6.2, Topping D30, AT LP120 and the MDR7506's. Also have the PA3s and the Onkyo 9010. Working on upgrading my speakers, can't make up my mind.