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Sound Proportions - what's yours ?

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Mi_10

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Most of us here have spent good amount of time, money and effort in creating our own personalized setups. While few opt for Uni-brand setup, a lot of us do mix match, (for various reasons) there by end up with different levels of cost for different components. Some may decide to spend a bomb on the Source, few on the DAC. most of them (my guess) on Speakers and a rare few of cables (?). It will interesting to know the proportions of your setup.
Not necessary to give the cost, just the ratio / Percentages would do.

For my own Stereo Setup.

Source: 8.8%
DAC: 27.1%
Amplifier: 21.1%
Speakers: 34.5%
Cables: 4.9%
Stands and Ancillaries: 3.6%

For my HT setup

Source: 1.8%
Visual Out Device: 7.4%
AVR: 10.4%
Amplifiers: 0.0%
Speakers: 55.5%
Cables: 6.2%
Stands and Ancillaries: 3.7%

Have highlighted the component that makes up for my max cost!!

Would love to see others proportions :)
 

dheerajin

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I have only stereo setup, % wise breakup is given below-
AMPS-19.73%
Speakers-28.29%
DAC-16.44%
Source(all digital components)-12.62%
Power supplies-15.00%
Cables-7.89%
 
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mjo

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Interesting..
Speakers: 55.5 %
Amp: 18.4 %
Source 1: 20.7 %
Source 2: 4.4 %
Cables : 1%
 

rpanand25

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amplifier +DAC +FM tuner integrated 39%
speaker 21%
sub woofer 34%
cable 2% and
stands 4%

Source TV/ multipurpose PC. So not included.
 

sound_cycle

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Spk 0.36
dac 0.18
amp 0.12
pre 0.05
src 0.12
drc 0.05
lps 0.06
cbl 0.03
trt 0.03

I did not include roon + tidal in this though I guess I should have

ciao
gr
 

Dhurai

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Spkrs - 33.89%
Amp - 17.01%
source/ Dac - 23.72%
Cables - 25.25%

(only for my stereo)
 

Kannan

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@Mi_10 Interesting topic...

It is tough to value when you source used stuff.

The % distribution based on my purchase pricing of the products
Transport: 13%
DAC/Pre: 28%
Subwoofer: 21%
Power amp: 14%
Speakers: 14%
Cables: 10%

The % distribution based on original pricing of the used products
Transport: 7%
DAC/Pre: 24%
Subwoofer: 25%
Power amp: 10%
Speakers: 28%
Cables: 6%
 

liverpool_for_life

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@Mi_10, Very nice topic. I expect it to be insightful.

Here's mine (5.1 HT fully active setup, arranged in descending order of proportion to total cost):

Speakers(inclusive of shipping and customs) : 57.42%
Room(insulation and treatment for audio; darkening for video) : 20.28%
Pre-amplifier : 11.03%
Projector and screen : 7.29%
AV calibration : 2.21%
Accessories (AV rack, center channel stand) : 1.10%
Misc. (cables and other electrical work) : 0.66%
 
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Mi_10

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Sample is quite small, still interesting to note that Speakers kinda take the lions share in most cases !

Yes @Kannan Pre-owned rates might not reflect the correct proportions.
 

prem

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Source 42%
Amp 26%
Speakers 26%
Power 3.5%
Amp Stand 1.5%
Cables 1%
 

dillihifi

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This is for my stereo setup

Source - 47% (multiple sources)
Speakers - 20%
Amp -30%
Cables & Rack - 3%
 

Kannan

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@Mi_10 [QUOTE="Mi_10]Sample is quite small, still interesting to note that Speakers kinda take the lions share in most cases [/QUOTE]

That is what we ultimately listen to. The chain should ideally be built around it.
 

amit11

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amp 20%
speakers 34%
dac 18%
cables 14%
source 14%

Stereo setup.
 
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