Hi I have a budget of $15,000 for a 2-Channel Setup complete with cables etc. Mostly Jazz & Classical. Recommendations, thoughts.
QTY. / Unit / Length / Unit / Brand / Model Description (basic) Supplier (one of) Audio Advisor SKU MSRP EA MSRP at QTY
2 EA N/A N/A MIT Z Duplex Super AC Outlet w/surge supp. Audio Advisor MITZDUPSU $199.00 $398.00
2 EA 2.0 Meter PS Audio AC-5 AC Power Cable Audio Advisor PSPWAC5 2 $399.99 $$799.98
1 EA N/A N/A Vincent Audio CD-S7 CD Player Audio Advisor VICDS7 $2,299.95 $2,299.95
1 PR 1.0 Meter Kimber Kable KS 1030 Analog Interconnect Audio Advisor KKKS1030 1PRCRC $2,330.00 $2,330.00
1 EA N/A N/A Parasound A21 Stereo Amplifier Audio Advisor PAHA21 $2,299.00 $2,299.00
1 PR 10 Feet Kimber Kable Monocle XL Speaker Cable Kimber Kable N/A $1,900.00 $1,900.00
4 PR N/A N/A WBT WBT-0600 Gold palted terminals Kimber Kable N/A $40.00 $160
1 PR N/A N/A Focal 826W Speakers Auth. Dealer N/A $3,700.00 $3,700.00
1 EA N/A N/A VTI BL404-01 Amplifier Stand Racksandstands.com VI1013 $96.99 $96.99
1 EA N/A N/A VTI BL404-03 Equipment Shelf Racksandstands.com VI1008 $119.99 $119.99
(assumed 6%) Sales Tax: $846.23
(without any discounts or shipping or delivery / set up fees or any allowance for room acoustic treatments
of any kind to any extent which should be factored in if possible) Total: $14,950.14
(sales tax may not apply to some items if you buy on line or out of state or in states with no sales tax: DE or TX) (% below budget: 0.3%)
General Notes: All components have 15A IEC connectors. The MIT AC outlet can handle 20A but is set up for 15A American style plugs. Kimber Kable can sell you the cables with ends directly or one of their authorized dealers can do it for you, although they will have Kimber do it for them and send the finished product back to them. (word for word from Nate Mansfield at Kimber)
I am not a dealer or rep. for Audio Advisor or any brand(s) listed here and I am not promoting or suggesting that you should purchase any of these components. I simply set up this as one possible arrangement for a budget of $15,000 with my preferences and priorities in mind and using readily available and reputable suppliers at full MSRP to keep the playing field level for a worst case scenario plan. I tried to copy paste this all in here from my formatted Excel spread sheet, but it would not work (or would not work well at least). I hope this helps to give you one idea.
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Do you want a CD player or an XM satellite tuner or a turntable, etc. as the source, or a few sources ? (list your sources please)
What is your room size and shape and ceiling height ?
How much are you going to include in your budget for power conditioning "boxes" and power cables and AC outlets and surge / spike protection ?
How much are you going to include in your budget for room acoustic treatments ?
How much are you going to include in your budget for amplifier racks or equipment stands and vibration / noise isolation ?
Are you going to add any dedicated AC lines ? If so, how many and for which type(s) of component(s) ?
Do you have any preferences for any brand(s) of components (that offer gear within that budget), and if so, what are they ?