Would You Spend $41,500 On Speakers?
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I was reading Stereophile tonight and saw the review of Rockport Antares. The asking price was $41,500. Maybe I'm getting frugal in my old age, but come on. I admit I have heard some mega buck systems that sounded awesome. But let's see I could buy a Lexus IS 300 for about $36,000, a Blockhead (Blockparty) and pick up a balenced source. Which would you buy??? I know diminishing returns....
 
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LoL Lextek!
I would much rather have the Lexus IS 300, a Blockhead, and a balanced source!!
 
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I would go with the Lexus and Blockhead, but I think most people who can afford $40,000 speakers probably already own a Lexus.
 
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Originally posted by lextek
I was reading Stereophile tonight and saw the review of Rockport Antares. The asking price was $41,500. Maybe I'm getting frugal in my old age, but come on. I admit I have heard some mega buck systems that sounded awesome. But let's see I could buy a Lexus IS 300 for about $36,000, a Blockhead (Blockparty) and pick up a balenced source. Which would you buy??? I know diminishing returns....


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I heard these driven by Halcro amplifiers (and I'd have to look at my notes to remember all of the other components). This room sounded fantastic.
 
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Would You Spend $41,500 On Speakers?


Only if I couldn't afford to spend more!

Not that that's likely to be much of a concern anytime soon
 
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Would You Spend $41,500 On Speakers?


No.
 
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Well, it depends how much you earn. People think we are nuts to spent $100 on headphones, but we want it and can afford it so we get it. If I have so much money that $40,000 won't effect my lifestyle then I will consider it. It's that simple.
 
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The speakers I want cost $75000.

This is why I have headphones.
 
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LOL. At the rate I am going at it would take me about four years to save up that amount of money. And thats no counting bills and stuff like that. So it would probably be about ten years if I lived alone.
 
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I am not a speaker listener. I'm a headphone listener. Speakers bore me. Headphones are more personal.
 
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If you had heard those speakers driven by the Halcro amps you might be more inclined to sell you soul.The sound was magical.$40,000 maybe not, but you had to hear it.
 
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Originally posted by Tuberoller
If you had heard those speakers driven by the Halcro amps you might be more inclined to sell you soul.The sound was magical.$40,000 maybe not, but you had to hear it.


40K plus what was driving them. Hey I wish..
 
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Originally posted by kelly
The speakers I want cost $75000.

This is why I have headphones.


Let me guess: Martin Logan Statements?

I'm partial to the Eggleston Works Ivy myself ($100,000).
 
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