How much does your system retail for?

$23,000 - $24,000 I estimate. (Two channel, this does not include TV, VCR, etc.)

Please, keep the exagerations to a minumum, do not count CD's, equipment you have bought and sold, is packed away that you don't use anymore, etc..

Put the total first so it shows up at the begining of your post.

This is just for fun and curiosity of the diversity on here, don't take it to seriously. Simply evaluate what the retail value of your system is.

I in turn "agree and disagree" with your assessment. Obviously, there is some truth to what you say if not only potentially, but, IF you spend wisely, and the components you choose are well designed for sound quality rather than bling, then there is no end to the money that can be poured into the "science" of it and have it pay off in sonic dividends. A basic example of this is that there is literally no point at which a bigger better power supply (more and better quality caps and more attention to lowering noise) will not sound better. This gets pricey fast. Even VERY expensive gear usually doesn't use the very best components available at any price, and they usually DO make a difference. Of course, this doesn't mean that a designer can't come up with a more elegant (more efficient) answer to the challenges of say speaker cabinets. This is what makes pursuing great sound such an interesting sport, where there is room for both the modest and exhorbitant. Check out my system for some very cost effective answers. Although not cheap, there are much more expensive components out there that don't sound as good, especially after they've been tweaked, as both you and I have done. Cheers!
Rs422: great post.

I've got $900.00 total. 400.00 for the Luxman integrated I bought new in 1979, 100.00 for a phillips CD player I bought from a friend in graduate school and 400.00 for a pair of used Spica TC-60's. I heard a system with Thiel 2.4's, Ayre amp, pre and sacd player, and it didn't sound as good as my sub 1k system. I was surprised. Maybe I have a good room. Whatever the reason, my system sounds really good with classical.

Steve O.
In total..System is about $16k in equipment...Previous system was about twice that and it didn't sound half as good as my current system. Go figure...
$9,775..My problem is the polar opposite of most.My wife loves music.Also my 16 year old and 9 year old daughters.So the 9,000 system is in my wife aproved 2 channel room.Then she has her system in the living room,(more theaterish)and both girls have thier own.I spose this isn't a problem as it gives more reason for audio shopping.Being a recovering alcoholic,they look at it as a better sic addiction lol.