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Forum topic by MrRon posted 09-03-2017 10:39 PM 1154 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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09-03-2017 10:39 PM

I was looking on the internet for a new drive belt for my old Dual 1241 record turntable. I found it and ordered it, but while browsing the site, I came across new turntables they sell. One of them cost, can you believe? $170,000. It also weights around 450 pounds. Of all the over priced things in this world, HiFi equipment has to be the most. Monster cable used to sell for $20 per foot. I would challenge anyone to tell the difference between a 1/4 of a million dollar stereo system and one that costs say $600. You can probably notice a difference on an oscilloscope, but not to the ear. I compare critics that evaluate HiFi equipment to wine tasters. I would like to hear such a HiFi system. Maybe if I were a billionaire or at least a multi-millionaire, I would buy such a system, but for now, I can only dream.


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-04-2017 05:00 AM

There are SNOOTS everywhere! Some thin; t costs more it has to be better! Our advertisers really like that mind set and raise the prices to prove it. Yes, I know sometimes the more expensive is netter. BUT sometimes it is the SAME DAMNED PRODUCT with a different label!

So I ma 100+% in agreement with you!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Tony_S

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#2 posted 09-04-2017 10:27 AM

It wouldn’t be difficult at all to spend a million dollars on a home audio system(if you had a million burning a hole in your pocket).

Maybe a pair of these bad boys?
Sonus Faber ‘Aida’. A bargain at $120,000.00
http://www.sumikoaudio.net/en-us/our-brands/sonus-faber/products/reference/aida

Have some difficult to impress neighbors? Then kick it up a notch!
Radialstrahler mbl 101 X-treme. Only $260,000.00
http://www.mbl.de/radialstrahler-mbl-101-x-treme-2/?lang=en
Looks like something Tesla invented…
So where are we at?
With your turntable and a pair of the Radialstrahler’s, $400,000.00…....and you can’t even listen to it yet.

By the time you’re done though, you’ll swear to god that Pavarotti is sitting in your living room when you pull the 918 Spyder into the driveway….

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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MrRon

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#3 posted 09-04-2017 07:22 PM



It wouldn t be difficult at all to spend a million dollars on a home audio system(if you had a million burning a hole in your pocket).

Maybe a pair of these bad boys?
Sonus Faber Aida . A bargain at $120,000.00
http://www.sumikoaudio.net/en-us/our-brands/sonus-faber/products/reference/aida

Have some difficult to impress neighbors? Then kick it up a notch!
Radialstrahler mbl 101 X-treme. Only $260,000.00
http://www.mbl.de/radialstrahler-mbl-101-x-treme-2/?lang=en
Looks like something Tesla invented…
So where are we at?
With your turntable and a pair of the Radialstrahler s, $400,000.00…....and you can t even listen to it yet.

By the time you re done though, you ll swear to god that Pavarotti is sitting in your living room when you pull the 918 Spyder into the driveway….

- Tony_S


All the better to reproduce the scratches and pops on my LP’s.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 09-04-2017 10:14 PM

I have a old cannibalized boombox from the late 80’s I linked a mini IPOD to for shop music. Dated but it works and was cheap. Spend that kind of money on a stereo, probably not in this lifetime.. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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