Originally Posted by Hypeber
I am a beginner on this stuff..but i really love your set for some reason...definitely my favorite just by looking at ur set. Do you mind how much did u spend on this? approximately?
Thanks Hypeber. The look of the Wilson Benesch speakers is usually a love it / hate it reaction. If speakers were cars, the WBs would be an exotic sports car.
Discovery (front) - $11,450 / pair
Centre - $3,400
ARCs (surround) - $4,950 / pair
Wall mounts for ARCs - $1,500 / pair
JL F112 (sub) - $3,000
Classe SSP-800 (processor) - $9,000
Classe CA-5100 (amp) - $5,500
Mac Mini (music server) - $700
Sony Bluray Player - $300
Pioneer Kuro TV - $6,000
Grand total: $45,800
I suppose this is as good a time as any to say that I'm selling off all of my high-end gear to go back to a more modest system. This isn't because I don't like what I have. It is honestly the best sounding system I've assembled. There are a number of factors, but one of the big ones is that I have so little time to listen these days, that it just doesn't make sense to have a high-end system any longer. Besides, I've come to realize that I'm just not the type of person to stick with the same thing for too long, and there is no way on my salary that I can keep climbing the high-end audio ladder.
Now when I say a modest system, I'm not going to move to a set of speakers that can be had from Best Buy, but my total budget is roughly 1/4 of what I have now. Which is still a good chunk of dough, and my friends will still think I'm crazy.