I hope spouses don't see this thread!
She's the problem. She wanted a TT just like her Dad and Uncle Frank had when she was a little girl. She really liked his speakers too.
Garrard 301 and Jensen Imperials. She really liked the Jaguar Red on Carys valve gear too. They used Marantz valve gear.
8K for the plinth build, TT being tricked out, dual tonearms, Mono, Stereo. I owned the Garrard 301 and 401 from the 70s.
35K for the speaker builds, (just cabinets), XO and drivers. I had to finish the build.
6.5k Cary SLP-05
6K Cary V12Rs X 2
1K Sony 777 SACD
2.5K Herron vtph-2a (just swapped with a Decware Phono and moved it to a dedicated reel to reel)
750-1k for great cables including two tonearms
300.00 20A/20A (2) dedicated # 12 Romex. I did the work.
3K Acoustic treatment. I did the work.
500.00 Tripp Lite 2400 X 2. I reduced the transformer noise by 90% on 5 units. Good units but noisy. Silicone (1 tube per unit).
1.2K Butcherblock equipment rack (s)
1K vibration control.
2K GR 12" OB servos X2
. A lot. (option A)
Option B: Divorce Lawyer and settlement. 2 million.
Option C. Learn to love music and go with option A.
Note: I use a transistor radio in the shop and I just dusted off the Victrola for Christmas. The Victrola was FREE. The Radio I paid 12.00 for.
The 78s were inherited. My grandson winds up the Victrola, he works for cookies.