Well,"Not Exactly" I keep them all the "same"/thruought the 2 channel. I trickle down the older ones, to HT use. But, also in complete "same" form. Even my digital lincs are the "same".
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Hi Argent; I've pretty much done what you have, and when the ICs, cables, PCs etc get "demoted" far enough, they end up for sale. However at this point, they may be good values for someone else who may repeat this process in their systems. Ergo, good audiophiles are good recyclers-- yes? Cheers. Craig
I also have a few little orphaned systems (systems I started and decided not to finish). I had a little home theater setup for a bedroom. Turned out I never used it. So off to the chopping block it went. Sold the receiver, tv. I cannabilized the cables as I needed them at the time, but now most of them have been demoted to the (sniff) closet. I've actually given away some of the decent cables to friends who are just starting their system. Nice S-video cable to the friend who bought my tv, decent optical link to the friend who bought the receiver. I'm trying to sell the speaker set to another friend of mine. To him I will gift one of my unused Transparent coax digital cables (I have two!). Normally I keep the really good stuff because I never know when I might need it. But now I believe this is getting out of hand. I literally have two closet shelves full of unused interconnects, digital cables, video cables and speaker wire. Its like a mini parts warehouse. But hey, I don't have a problem or anything. I can stop hoarding this stuff any time I want. :)
Yes, I guess the do migrate through my system(s). I will always try new cables first in the Pre-Power Link, then the CD player, Tuner, then through a second system in my Den/Computer Room. I do not care enough about my HT system to warrant expensive cables (I am using decent ones), so left overs get sold if they no longer have a place in the two systems.
Having seven systems means plenty of requirement for IC's and PC's. So yeah, I demote wire on an on-going basis whenever I can. Only exception is stuff I can't re-use due to length or termination, in fact, put some speaker wire and IC up for sale today to avoid the three-closets-full-of-wire syndrome. And no, I'm not going to put together another system, I've run out of space and ideas. Jeff
Sheesh Jim, your in bad shape. Not only did you have to clothe and feed the kids, now your supplying their "audio habit" too : )
I'm kind of in the same boat. If it doesn't go into one of my five systems, some of my stuff works its' way into my Brothers' or Dads' system. It's gotten to the point that they are pretty well dialed in now though, so most of it will probably go on the chopping block from here on out. Sean
Some cables migrate in and out and some seemingly out to the closet forever but then again there could arise some occasion like you want to try out a sub with an outboard cross-over and suddenly you need some cables and so what if you think they're not that great. They should work just fine for this application, or out of the blue, you need something for the soon to be kitchen system. You just need to have some stock on hand to cover these situations.