My own audio store

I was chatting with a local dealer who knows me well ,and he asked what I wanted to do when the day comes for me to retire. I told him it would be fun to own an audio store, he laughed and said I already have enough gear to open a store. So, I decided to take an invetnory and see what I have, here it is:

Main System:

Oracle Delphi MkIV, SME345 Arm, Grado Reference Cartridge (marble base)

Lehmann Black Cube Phono Preamplifier

YBD CD Integre CD player (Brightstar base, with remote)

Magnum Dynalab FT11 tuner (Brightstar base)

Balanced Audio Technology VK30 Preamplifier (with remote)

Grado RA-1 Headphone Amplifier

Balanced Audio Technology VK500 amplifier (with BATPAK)

Martin Logan Quest Z speakers

MIT Z-Cord II powerstrip

(2) 5' Synergistic Research AC Reference power cords (preamplifier, phono stage)

(1) YBA Diamond power cord (CD player)

(2) Harmonic Technology Pro AC11 power cords (amplifier)

(2) MIT Z-Cord II power cords (speakers)

(1) Transparent MusicLink 100 interconnect cord (YBA CD player)

Classe Audio interconnect (Lehmann Black Cube Phono stage)

Ultralink Discovery interconnect (Magnum Dynalab tuner, Grado headphone amplifier)

Goertz Micropurl 25' Balanced interconnect (preamplifier to amplifier)

Transparent 10' Bi-Wire speaker cables (spades)

Custom built oak stand for source components, preamplifier, and music. Amplifier stand

Bedroom System:

NAD L40 Receiver (integrated tuner CD player)

B&W LM1 speakers, QED 20' flat ribbon speaker wires

Sony KV ST2050 20" television

Work system:

SystemDek IIX turntable, Profile arm, Grado Black cartridge, EAR feet

Audio Refinement Complete CD player (with remote)

Audio Refinement Complete tuner

NAD 6050C tape deck

Classe Audio Model Thirty preamplifier (with phono stage and remote, EAR feet)

Classe Audio DR-8 amplifier (EAR feet)

Martin Logan Aerius bi-wire speakers (3 Audio Selection spikes under each speaker)

Target wall mounted turntable stand, art deco triangular stand, amplifier stand

Synergistic Research AC Reference power cord (90 degree female plug, amplifier)

(2) Audioquest power cords (preamplifier, CD player)

Martin Logan stock power cords

QED Silver Anniversary flat silver biwire speaker cables, MIT spades and banana plugs

Goertz M1 6' flat balanced interconnect (preamplifier to amplifier)

Cambridge Audio Pacific interconnect (CD player)

Ultralink Challenger interconnect (tape deck)

Cambridge Audio Artic interconnect (tuner)

Phono extension cord
Traveling System:

Panasonic SL-S360 portable CD player

Headroom Airhead headphone amplifier with Headroom travel bag and interconnect

Sennheiser HD600 headphones

Home office system:

Oracle Alexandria turntable, MMT arm, Grado Platinum cartridge

Dynaco CDV-2 Tubed CD player (remote control)

Aragon D2A DAC with external IPS power supply

NAD 7100 Reference Series receiver (remote control)

Totem Rokk biwire speakers

Atlantic Reference series 5-shelf stand (mahogany)

Atlantic Reference series speaker stands (mahogany)

Cambridge Audio K-500 Isomagic Isolation Platform (under the turntable)

QED Silver Anniversary flat silver biwire speaker cables, banana plugs

Sony KV1326R 13" television, wall mounted swivel stand

Tara Labs Space and Time Digital cable

(2) Cambridge Audio Artic Interconnect

Audioquest Powerstrip

Garage System:

NAD 513 3-disc CD player

Denon LA2500 LaserDisc player

Toshiba M675 Super VHS VCR

Toshiba CX2074C 20" Television, wall mounted swivel stand

NAD 7250PE receiver

B&W DM302 speakers, wall-mounted swivel speaker supports

Classe Audio interconnect (CD player)

Monster interconnect (Laser disc and VCR)

Audiophile Reference 5' speaker cable (10 gauge)

Outdoor System:

Pioneer PD M650 6-disc CD player

Carver HR752 receiver (remote)

Mirage Oasis outdoor speakers

Ultralink discovery interconnect

Technicontact FT2 speaker wire

Home Theatre:

Toshiba SD 1600 DVD player

NAD T760 HT Receiver

Sony KV35V35 36" television

(5) Gallo micro speakers

Gallo MPS150 powered subwoofer

Marantz RC2000 MKII remote control

Monster 16 gauge speaker wire

Monster S-video cable

How do I apply for a position in your new store? iirc, de riguer seems to be to post my resume, right folks? I'll work cheap in exchange for one benefit - I get to play with the toys!

Wow Jeff, I don't know if wiring your house that way qualifies you being a store (I think you actually have to sell it) but when you do retire your probably going to put a lot of dealers in your town out of business. I have a humble system in an apartment and am always interested to see how far this hobby goes. Keep up the posting. Regards,
Will you even be able to retire? I think your retirement savings must certainly be tied up in all that equipment!! How much do you really NEED anyway? You've got a house full of rapidly depreciating assets (especially if you bought new equipment). I say simpler is better. For me, focusing on 1 or 2 systems gives me all the hi-fi pleasure and worries I need. To say nothing about freeing up more discretionary income for things like retirement savings, round the world trips, private jets.....
First of all, "if you dont like the thread, my god, dont read it" makes no sense. You have to read it to know what is in it.

Second, I have no problem with you disagreeing with my evaluation of Jeff’s inventory. I should have been more specific about my objections in my initial post, rather than leaving a curt “who cares.” However, I do not appreciate being called an "asshole." This type of vulgarity has no place here. It is a shame that you must lower yourself to this level of crudeness during an otherwise civil exchange of ideas.

My previous ratings on this thread were all positive. I gave you a –2, -2.