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
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.
*L* Will I ever be able to retire? With three kids (7, 9, and 11) and the threat of them actually attending a post-secondary insititution, it's unlikely. My guess is, in 7 years or so there's gonna be a whack of hardware for sale on AudioGon courtesy of my kid's quest to expand their intellectual horizons. As for depreciating assets, yeah, it all drops some over time but I bought 90% of it used at good prices, so I imagine if/when the day comes to get rid of a bunch of it, I'll do okay (interconnects and power cords notwithstanding). As for the sniping, well, I look at it this way; for those who thought posting a list of gear was bravado look at the bright side, I didn't list all my car stereo gear (yet) *g* Enjoy the toys, Jeff
bruce: simply writing 'who cares' in response to a person who obviously took a great deal of time to write out what most of us consider an interesting post is anything less than civil. as far as bothering to tell me that you've given my response post a -2,-2...good lord, are we back in the sandbox? this is where your now infamous line can be most effectively used: WHO CARES? you still deserve my initial comments and my initial evaluation of your character.
Gotta say I think mr khan might have you here boss. While I might not agree to the letter how he chose to point out your clear lapse in manners or judgment (e.g., I might have said 'assface' or something else instead), in spirit he's got you pinned.

I think it's great anytime anyone (except lev) says anything positive or negative. But if making a negative comment, you need to be extra-sure there is at least something redeeming about it, or it just ain't cool to do. That's the standard. And as such, that comment doesn't pass the simple test. Most everyone here agrees, it sucked all the way around.

Now, we can sit around here all day long going back-and-forth over who is the most-out-of-line for saying what, that was the worst. But. You asked for it. The internet is an 'R' rated adult atmosphere. If you said that same thing to someone's face (you wouldn't, people would slash your tires) you'd expect to be called that or worse. I'd call you that without thinking twice. So, get off the high-horse my man, that apology up there was the better tack.


Chris, you are correct about the possibility of going back and forth all day. That is why these will be my last comments on this subject (feel free to cheer at this point). I apoligize to everyone for dragging them through this. From now on I will stick to discussing audio matters.

I also have no problem with the "spirit" of Khan's post. Disagree with me all you like. Criticize me all you wish. However, unlike you, I do have a problem when it degenerates to name calling. Surely we can do better than that if we are the adults you profess us to be.