If money were no object.....the ultimate?

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  1. Alan_M

    Alan_M Extra

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    Who makes the very best....

    Receiver:
    Speakers:
    Amps:
    DVD:

    Can't help it, I want to see the stuff I can't afford.
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Ironically, this question gets asked about every month here. Please feel free to view a similar thread from a week back:

    Ultimate?
     
  3. Alan_M

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    Ahhh....

    That explains why no one replies to my topics....
    You guys have already exausted my questions!
    This forum is the national directory of
    audio/video.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Just to add my 2 cents if money were no object:

    Receiver: If I was forced by gunpoint to use one: Yamaha Z9. Speculative since its not out yet but its the features king atm. If not then I would "seperate"

    The top prepro IMHO is a tie between the Merdian 861(though I'd rank it higher) and or the Lexicon 12b
    http://www.meridian-audio.com/
    http://www.lexicon.com/products/overview.asp?ID=1

    Speakers: Wilson X2's are up there for sure. I think they run north of $125,000 a pair roughly. They may cost double for all I can remember. The Kharma brand sure looks exquisite though.. This is the most "personal taste" aspect of this best of..
    http://www.wilsonaudio.com/products/alex_index.html
    http://www.kharma.com/


    Amps: Non Tube: Lamm's are highly regarded. I think they are $25k a piece IIRC or a pair.. Krell's are highly regarded as well but they sound so dry sounding to me [​IMG]
    Tube amps: Not sure. I wouldn't use tubes for a HT personally. For 2 channel I'd try them out and see if I like the sound or not.
    http://www.lammindustries.com/products/m1descr.html

    DVD player: You could argue this many ways. Some prefer a Home Theater PC, some prefer a standalone. For standalones its hard to argue with the Denon 5900 for $2,000. The Meridian with its digital link is awful nice but I think it runs north of $6,000. Ayre makes a good player I hear too.
    http://www.meridian-audio.com/
    http://www.ayre.com/products/d1info.htm
     
  5. Robert AG

    Robert AG Stunt Coordinator

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    In the hands of a talented electronics engineer, custom designed components and systems can attain a level of performance that no store-bought equipment can match - no matter how expensive it is.

    Manufacturers have to make compromises, even in the extreme high end - cusom designed equipment overcomes these barriers, and usually for less overall cost.
     
  6. Ernest Yee

    Ernest Yee Supporting Actor

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    If money were no object, just purchase your local theatre.
     
  7. Sean_P_O'Brien

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    The hell with individual components....

    If money was no object I'd hire the performance artists to perform live in my house each night, and build my own THX theater in my back yard!
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  8. Sean_P_O'Brien

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    Ahhhh, Ernest....beat me to the punch. Great minds think alike I guess
     
  9. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    Yeah, and then they trash your place.

    At some point, equipment no longer becomes just function, but it starts becoming artistic and trendy akin to something you might find in the NYC Museum of Modern Art. And art, regardless of its merits and deficiencies, you pay for.
     
  10. James Sarno

    James Sarno Stunt Coordinator

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    If money were no object...
    Just for the hell of it,I'll purchase a Yamaha RX-Z9 A/V reciver...
    Atlantic Technology System8200 Home Theater set up...
    Denon DVD-5900...
    Marantz D-VHS MV8300...
    Mitsubishi WL-82913(82 inch widescreen HD LCD RPTV)....

    ....All blind purchases,on line,in 15 minutes....
    Throw it all in a 20x20 room,and see what it can do...


    Hey I can dream can I...
    oh well...




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  11. Levesque

    Levesque Supporting Actor

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    The new Paradigm Signature speakers....

    And I already received my pair of S8 yesterday [​IMG]

    And I will probably pre-order a Sony Qualia projector soon... [​IMG]

    Living my dream completely!
     
  12. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    Sony G90, maybe a modded out EH 9500LC, in a blended double stack of course.

    Dynaudios all around, and some killer amps and processing of some sort.

    And 3 turntables: 2 for mixing, one for audiophile use.

    And a few SVS B4+ [​IMG].

    And of COURSE thorough room design for acoustics/insulation, etc.

    Probably also film projection capabilities with a projection room.

    And a popcorn machine. I love popcorn. [​IMG]
     
  13. Ernest Yee

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    Right on Sean!

    LOL - we can have people go to my theatre and then hang out at your place afterwards for the live band! [​IMG]
     

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