dream HT setup - what would u do with $200,000

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  1. Geno

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    im sure this has been a thread but i dont care.

    If you had $200,000 and started over, what would you do?
    $200,000 is just a figure, if you wanted a 7.1 system with MBL Radialstrahler's, then you might want to increase that budget just a bit.

    lets keep it simple and stick to a few categories
    DISPLAY:
    AMPS:
    DECODER/PREAMP/RECEIVER:
    MAIN SPEAKERS:
    SURROUND SPEAKERS:
    CENTER SPEAKER:
    SUBWOOFER:
    DVD/CD PLAYER:

    PS: if Ive missed categories, just make them up yourself.
    Im sure we could add, dvd collection, furniture, popcorn machine, and what-not.
     
  2. Duane_T

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    Geno, this is probably not what you are looking for, but:

    I would pay off my house, sell it, and build a new one, with a theatre built to my design in it. Whatever was left over, if any would go to new equipment.

    New equipment: a new DVD player, don't know which, mine's been acting up a little lately.

    If I won $200K, this would have to be my start. If I won $2 million, I might be able to start looking at the mega-equipment.
     
  3. george kaplan

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    I honestly don't know enough about equipment that high end to contribute meaningfully.
    I do agree with Duane though, that I'd probably spend a good portion of it on building a dedicated room for my house.
    Although, what I might do is donate the money to Robert Harris to restore It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, since being able to see that would be more of an upgrade than any hardware upgrade I could make. [​IMG]
     
  4. Geno

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    ok maybe $200,000 is tooo much, cause id buy a house too!!!LOL
     
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    Ok, if I actually had the money:

    I would have no idea - I've never even looked at equipment in that kind of range. I don't even like looking a little above what I have - scared I'll catch that upgraditus virus.

    I would have to ask for some advice around here on where to start.
     
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    If I just so happened to win $200,000 to spend on a home theater the first $190,000 would go torward buying a bigger and better house featuring a dedicated theater room with teh final 10k going torward a new front projector and sound system.
     
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    I'm a gamer and an anime fan before an HT fan (plus I'm only 16) so I would first get the 3 current videogame consoles, some top quality games, and some excellent anime DVDs (I need demo material, don't I?). Then, I would give the rest to my dad (since he's got a lot more imagination and know-how about HT than me) and I'd let him design a room for the HT, build it, then buy and install the equipment.
     
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    State of the art theater with capabilities for DVD, VHS, LD, and Dish Network.

    I'd like to be able to put on a theatrical-style setting. Have trailers and a short before the movie, have a computer out going to the screen...have curtains and lights controlled and stuff.

    More like the theater = better.
     
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    Display: Runco VX 5000 DLP
    DVD Player: Krell DVD Standard
    Pre/Pro: Krell HTS 7.1
    Amps: Krell FPB 750Mcx (x6)
    Speakers: Krell LAT-1 (x5) LAT-Center
    Sub: Krell MRS
    LD Player: Pioneer Elite
    Cable: Transparent Reference XL
    Screen: Stewart 200" Firehawk 16x9 fixed
    Room: Theo Kalamerikas
    Seating for 12
    Cost: more than 250k
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, and I'd probably use $1535 to buy a DVHS deck and one DVHS tape to leave running all the time, just so I could answer definitively how long you could play it before the tape started deteriorating. [​IMG]
     
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    75K on a Faroudja or Runco projector and line quadrupler plus Stewart screen.

    50K on a 7.1 Dunlavy speaker setup (SC-V's for mains)

    15K on a Meridian processor

    30K on Levinson monoblocks

    12-15K on the Ayre A-1 DVD player

    15K on Room treatments, cables, accessories.

    One can dream...
     
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    $50,000 to Mr. Patrick Sun for some
    really nice DIY surrounds !!!!!
    and more if he needs it [​IMG]
     
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    What's a 35mm setup cost? Used, if necessary. [​IMG]
     
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    That's ok, I'm a hardcore cheapskate so I would still find a way to stretch that 200k. I'll spend 190k on the house + dedicated theater room, 10k on a projector, and just keep my current sound system[​IMG]
     
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    On the sound side I would go with B&W Nautilus speakers and Lexicon amps and decoder! Don't know about projector and screen stuff...
     

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