i think my cables (chord signature) would survive, maybe my preamp, check my system
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If I got the money to buy my DREAM system?
Every last miserable stinking piece of steaming crap i own would be thrown out on the lawn, then i'd run over it in my brand new riding mower as i chug 40's of St. Ides, singing "Hells Bells"
I would probably then take the obliterated mass, dump it all in my toilet, go to the filthiest mexican restaraunt i can find and eat 10 bean burritos off the bathroom floor and follow it by 2 gallons of rotten sour-kraut, wait 2 hours, come back to the toilet full of the shredded remains of my system, sit down, grab the handrail, bite my lip and and unleash the largest single migration of boneless browns in recorded history and wouldnt stop untill all the biblical plagues combined paled in comparison.
When i finally collapse from dehydration and pure exhaustion i would finally feel like i gave my system the treatment it deserves.
Then i would go hit some high end retailers and spend some cash.
I think that is what i would do.
God i hope the moderators allow this post.
I'm a bit happier with my system than Slappy is with his ;-) My digital front end would be out the window. Most of the cables and pc's would be replaced (no reason to replace the preamp to amp bnc 75ohm cabling). The line conditioning would go and be totally overhauled as would the dedicated lines (I'd go with the transformer from the mains). I'd keep the turntable setup, the preamps, the amp and the speakers. However, I'd get a second or third system if I hit the lottery.
None of it would survive, but all of my music would. Just one problem.... I more or less own the system I dreamed of years ago. So if I would buy the system I dream of now, how will I feel in a couple of years? Sigh...... maybe it's better if Zeus' firey thunder bolt would consume me, and gave my system to the poor and needy.
Definitely keeping the Audible Illusions Modulus 3A. And I'll keep my Dahlquist DQ-10's - even though they're packed away in the dining room now since I've gotten my Acoustat 3's. (Thanks Chris and Don ala' Elgordo). The DQ-10's are too good to just give up And I feel like rebuilding them from scratch with a transmission-line woofer cabinet.
If I suddenly had the money? I'd give the preamp a shot at staying in the new system and see how it stacks up. I think the Gyro would stay but I'd upgrade the motor, PSU, arm, cart, and might try out the "unsprung" mod because I would opt for some serious isolation platforms for the whole system. Everything else would go to a bedroom system in favor of new stuff and I'd go hog frickin' wild upgrading the speakers and cables :p Not to mention buying a shite TON of new music!
Of course I would have the room redesigned and rebuilt and it would sound incredible. I still can't believe some of the people that will put a zillion dollar system in an untreated room, it's no wonder they're always upgrading!
And of course balanced isolated power on a dedicated circuit, though I plan on doing this when I have a house, anyway.
Fun thread, I'll try not to get depressed thinking about what I *could* have ;) Who knows, I could get lucky. Then again, I'm only 23--I could start saving now, LOL.