% Allocation in your system?

Approx new replacement values. Not all available now but:

Sources 55%
Amps 20%
Speakers. 15%
Cables etc 10%

Skewed by having an LP12.

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Source 26%
Amp 25%
Speakers 35%
Rack 9%
Cables 5%

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Library Management/Storage 19%

Source 20%

Pre. 9%

Power. 10%

Support 12%

Speakers 30%

Based on new price 2013, interconnects not included.

Note, those of us that have a digital music library storage system should factor that in too.

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Blimey. Roughly:

Sources x2 (and ignoring Nat 05) 50%
Amplification 20%
Speakers 20%
Racking/Speakers 10%

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Source: 38%
Active speakers: 61%
Cables: 0.5%

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TT 20%
CD 7%
DAC/streamer 7%
Amp 30%
Speakers 20%
Stands 7%
Cables 7%

(Yeah, I know X) “rounding errors”)

That’s replacement values, as accumulated over 30 years!

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Do you want a power supply with that sir? The answer is usually yes so I’m surprised no one has listed them. I’d guess for many Naim system owners they must be quite a significant %age, in mine it’s more than the source!

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Mine are wrapped into my source/pre %. I’d imagine others have done similar?

G

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That must be a record, Olympic or world, I am not sure, for allocating so little for the component that affects the sound the most.

Sources (TT, CD player, tuner) - 45%
Amplification -22%
Speakers - 26%
Support & cables - 7%

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Interesting seeing some of the extreme differences, particularly regarding high % spend on sources at one end and high % spend on speakers at the other. Just shows how different we all are.

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It’s proving quite revealing…

G

CD 12.5%
Amp 12.5%
Speakers 49%
Cables 8%
Rack/Isolation 8%
Acoustic treatment 10%

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I was wondering about that but the biggest surprise to me was my spend on pre vs source.
Running the numbers again with the 552 incoming gives even less on the source, a P8 with Goldnote psu and phono plus the Hana cart. Not recognised as a particularly weak source .

Source 14
Pre 47
Amp 20
Speakers 19

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I guess those with multiple sources skews the percentages versus those with single sources…

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Source 32
Amp 27
Pre amp 8
Speakers 21
Cables 12

About 3x the total cost of above in vinyl. Cables seem high but the NACA5s are half of it

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Rough cost breakdown of my main system when new:

Source - 35% (streaming DAC)
Pre-amp - 17.7%
Power-amp - 24.1%
Speakers - 16.9%
Cables - 4.6% (Analogue only - Speaker, XLR pair & RCA pair)
Rack Support - 1.7%

I haven’t included my vinyl & reel to reel sources, nor my digital cables (BJC cat 6A) in the cost breakdown.

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Source 12%
Integrated amp 23%
Speakers 23%
Cables 38%
Rack Support 4%

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Oooh… I calculated this recently and, based on MSRP, nearly 25% is for cables.

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Source 56%
Preamp 0%
Power amp 16%
Speakers 27%

Works for me……

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Source (Streamer/PS) 29.21 %
Pre (PreAmp/PS) 20.56 %
Power (PowerAmp/HeadphoneAmp/PS) 17.65 %
Speakers (17.10%)
Misc (Rack/Speaker & Power Cables/Interconnects/Switches/NAS) 15.48 %

Calculated at current retail pricing.

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