which for a $1000


If you had $1000 or less to spend on each separate component
be it an amp,preamp,cd player,turntable or even a dac or integrated amp,which would it be?$ would include interconnects and powercords together for $1000 to build a complete system?
john421
This must be a hard question to answer?
Okay, here goes.
Marantz PM-8005 -- $1200
Marantz SA-8005 -- $1200
Take your pick for a TT under $1500-lots of great ones out there
Darwin Silver ICs -- $250 ea. (approx.)
Tempo Electric SCs -- $400 or less if under 8'
Cullen Cables PC or Signal Cable PC --around $240 (more or less)

If I had to build a system with that budget, it would be something like that.

All the best,
Nonoise
Say what????
You could buy signal cable power cords, rca cables and speaker cables all for under $1000 for instance and still have good quality.
I guess it helps not to speed read everything.
Or for instance many people consider magnepan mmg to be a bargain forfor under a $1000.That's what the question is referring to.To buy components,each $1000 or less to build a system,what would you choose?
I'd save another 200 for a grand total of 1200. Based on recent experience I'd do:
- Tekton Mini Lore (450 used, local),
- Sophia Baby amp (350 used),
- iPure dock for ipod (100 new),
- 8ft Analysis Plus Oval 9 (200 on ebay) and
- an older Audioquest IC for the last 100 (unless I spent it already on shipping fees).
At $1000 each:

Bryston BDA-1 DAC - used,

Audiophilleo USB/SPDIF W/ purepower - $650 used, for computer as server,

Marantz 5004 CD player used as transport - $350 new,

TT many choices at this price, new or local pickup used,

Phono stage - $350 used,

~ 5 year old Integrated AMP used,

~ Demo pair or 5 year old speakers used from dealer after listening with above purchased integrated,

Cables - 2 pair interconnects, 1 digital, 2 USB, speaker,

Room treatments - USED, DIY

Total cost under $7500 for 3 input analog/digital system.

Interesting.
Peraonally, I'm rather confused as to which way you want me to go.

Rather it be $1,000.00 for a TOTAL System?? Or $1,000.00 for EACH
Component?? So, in an attempt to answer your question as completely as
possible, I am going to construct two systems (one each, going BOTH
ways).

If I had to do an audio system with a $1,000.00 TOTAL Budget, then I would
do an All Digital System. Because to do Analog the way I want to do it
would be impossible to do on a modest budget such as this.

I would do the following:

Front-End: Apple i-Pad Air (64 GB)(Two or Three Years Old) --$350.00
(Used)

Integrated Amplifier: NAD Integrated Amplifier (MOL -- 60 W/P/C)(Three or
Four Years Old) -- $300.00 (Used)

Speaker System: Dynaudio Audience 40 Bookshelf Speakers (About Five
Years Old) -- $350.00 (Used)

I/C's: Audioquest or Kimber-Kable --$100.00 (Used)

S/C's: Audioquest or Kimber-Kable -- $100.00 (Used)

Accessories will include a "Y" Plug and a pair of Speaker Stands
when they go on sale.

NOW:

If I am spending $1,000.00 on EACH Component, then I am going to splurge
in this case, go for broke, and yet still spend sensibly, if this makes any
sense.

And yes, while I'll be doing Digital in this system, I will also be doing Analog
in THIS particular setup. And yes, I will continue to buy used. I will buy
brand new on any components deemed necessary for me to do so.

And in this case, I would do this:

Speaker System: Vandersteen 2Ci's -- $900.00 (Used -- Local Pickup)

Power Amplifier: Bryston 3B -- $850.00 (Used)

Preamplifier: Bryston BP-20 -- $800.00 (Used -- on "e-Bay")

Phono Preampifier: PS Audio GCPH -- $600.00 (Used)

Compact Disc Player: Marantz CD6005 (used as a Transport) -- $500.00
(New)

DAC: PS Audio Digital Link III -- $400.00 (Used)

Turntable + Arm: Thornes TD-160 (a vintage one, not a brand new one) --
$500.00 (Used -- Local Pickup) + Jelco SA-750D Tone Arm -- $600.00
(New)

Phono Cartridge: Sumiko Blue Point Special EVOIII -- $500.00 (New)

Personal Computer/Laptop: Toshiba Laptop Computer -- $700.00 (New)

Hard Disk Drive: G Drive External Hard Disk (3TB) -- $400.00 (New)

Power Conditioner: $500.00 to $1,000.00 (New or Used -- TBD)

I/C's: Audioquest or MIT -- $600.00 to $800.00 (Used)

S/C's: Audioquest or MIT -- $400.00 (Used)

Totals:

Budget System -- $1,150.00 -- $150.00 Over Budget (with careful
shopping, I can get that total down to $1,000.00 or even below that).

All Out System -- $9,000.00

Happy Listening.....

--Charles--