How Many Seperate peices of Gear do you own?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Haoleb, Apr 17, 2004.


How many seperate peices of gear do you own?

  1. Less than 10

    75 vote(s)
  2. 10-20 Average

    155 vote(s)
  3. 20-50 Hey!, im a collector !

    209 vote(s)
  4. 50-70.. Yes, i buy everything i see.

    38 vote(s)
  5. 100+ I lost count! i need a psychiatrist!

    59 vote(s)
  1. Haoleb

    Haoleb Super Member

    What i want to know is, How many seperate audio related peices of equipment do you own?

    this includes pairs of speakers and every other seperate componet imaginable.

    Why? we need a new poll on index! :D


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  2. Vintage TX

    Vintage TX Analog forever

    Houston. Texas.
    I am not going to make a inventory list again:rolleyes:
    But have alot of stuff:D

    Any good nuthouses to recommend ? :saywhat:
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  3. Ski

    Ski what? Subscriber

    Just south of Detroit.
    I'm just a collector, but I'm trying my best. If I would've included pairs of full range drivers needing cabinets I might have made the next level.
  4. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    Paragould, Arkansas
    I used to collect, but in the past year or so have been in a *purge* mode, having let go of everything but the basic essentials. Recently, for some insane reason, I've felt compelled to build a 300B SE tube power amplifier. "Boredom" I guess. :rolleyes: Figure it will end up here for sale at some point.
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  5. Cerwin Vega Fan

    Cerwin Vega Fan Active Member

    20-50 if you count car audio.:D
  6. Toasted Almond

    Toasted Almond R.I.P - November 17, 1952 - April 19, 2016

    Well over 100. Maybe 200.

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  7. jt1stcav

    jt1stcav Up and Coming Bottlehead

    Throughout the years I've had close to 30 total; now I only have 6:

    Klipsch Cornwalls
    BEZ Model T3B
    BEZ Model Q4B
    AMC CD8b
    Nakamichi DR-1
    Monster Power HTS5000

    If I had only known then what I know now, look at all the money I could've saved!:rolleyes:
  8. Toasted Almond

    Toasted Almond R.I.P - November 17, 1952 - April 19, 2016

    Um, anybody seen my shrink?

  9. CUlater

    CUlater Member #287, thereabouts

    Bel Air, MD
    easily over 100, perhaps over 200 - arrrgh, this will probably send me off all over the house 'rediscovering' where everything is 'distributed' (a few pieces here, there, and everywhere kinda disguises the problem from my better half...:rolleyes: ).

    This week with the Technics SA-800, Yamaha CR-640, and Tandberg TR-2075 (new office receiver, for now) I climbed to 90 receivers alone (see, its starting to happen, first I open the spreadsheet, then I start updating, then I start looking around, and before I know it the house is in disarray...).

    Receivers: 90
    Tuners: 15
    Amps: 7
    Speakers: 64
    CD Players: 12
    Turntables: 24
    Cartridges: 15
    Cassette Decks: 21
    8 Track Decks: 5
    R2R: 3
    EQs: 2
    Headphones: 8
    Accessories: 9 (e.g., Pioneer DT-500 timer, RG-2 expander, BIC FM-8, etc.)

    Grand total: 275 pieces of audio gear. Ooooh...if I count the speakers as pairs, then its only 243 pieces. Hooray!

    Ouch. Thanks guys for reminding me.


    Still waiting on Auditech's total - I'm sure he'll blow all of us awaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2004
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  10. shrinkboy

    shrinkboy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    at your service, TA, how are you feeling today?

  11. gonzothegreat

    gonzothegreat Super Member

    Let me think...about twenty pieces in the storage locker, minimun thirty downstairs, ten for the downstairs system, another ten for the bedroom setup, twenty in the spare bedroom and a half dozen pieces on loan to the gear impaired would be roughly just under a hundred.

    Whew! I made it! I don't have to see the shrink(boy).

    Oh, wait. I forgot about my Sony STR-V45, Aiwa tape deck, Sanyo TT, Pioneer timer and BIC Beambox over at my mom's. Damn.

    When's the next available appointment? <sigh>

    As for Auditech, remember he said he was nearly at 130 receivers alone. Anybody care to start a pool? I'll bet its 250+

    Oh, unless I misread, the poll has a hole between 70 and 100 (which is where I would have picked)
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  12. jakdedert

    jakdedert New Member

    I voted in the 20-50 category, then I started looking around...not 'rummaging around' mind you...just looking from where I sit, and there's at least that many just in sight. I guess the 'real' answer would be somewhere around a hundred or more.

  13. RetroHacker

    RetroHacker Electronics Accumulator

    Niskayuna, NY
    Let's see.... ouch... yeah, I need help... From where I sit, in my computer room, I can see:
    Panasonic Quad receiver
    JVC cassette deck
    Pioneer cassette deck
    Sanyo Betacord VCR
    Harmon/Kardon hk670 receiver
    another Pioneer cassette deck
    Sony CD changer
    three pairs of speakers
    Technics turntable

    And that's just in this room - I know I've got one hell of a lot more, easily 100+. I don't know what's worse, the fact that I've got all this stuff, or the fact that I probably didn't spend more than $200 total on everything - I'm a packrat, I can't help it. And what can I say, stereo stuff stacks well. Don't even get me started on all the computers, I don't even think I can count that high. I definitely need some serious help - I keep dragging home wayward electronics, homeless hi-fi's and outdated computers. I keep telling myself "that's it, this is the last console television I'm bringing home", or "I don't _need_ another tape deck", or "I need another PC/XT like I need another hole in my head", but it never works :).

    We should start a new forum here on AK - Electronics Anonymous.

    -My name is Ian, and I'm an addict.
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  14. merrylander

    merrylander AK Member

    Glenwood, MD 21738
    Wel I voted in the 10-20 category, but I may have erred.
    Main System:
    Yamaha CR-2020, Polk Monitor 7Bs, Rega Planar 2, Samasung DVD, Toshiba cassette

    Bedroom System:
    Fisher 500C, second Large Advents, Yamaha R-1000 cassette, Onkyo CDP

    Shop System:
    Yamaha CR-2020, 4 Original Advents, Technics SL-1600, Yamaha K-350 cassette, Mitsu CDP.

    Nope thats 19, just under the wire.

    Now there is a bunch of stuff waiting for the auction prices to improve or for me to build cabinets (Fisher 400) or re-veneer cabinets (Yamaha CR-620), but that is not quite like 'ownership'.

  15. RichPA

    RichPA Don't drive angry Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    Well, I voted in the "20-50" category based on a quick count, but I counted each pair of speakers as one item - and you know what? I don't even really think of myself as a "collector" - more as a pack-rat :)
  16. Sandy G

    Sandy G Spiteful Old Cuss Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    Rogersville, Tennessee
    Does this include radios 'n' TVs, too? If so, I NEED a shrink...-Sandy G.


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  17. surfdoc37

    surfdoc37 Endlessly Endless End

    Out West
    Too Much Stuff

    I went 20-50, but sure don't want to count. Much, if not most, is for resale, so that really doesn't count does it? Of course it just never seems to actually HIT the Internet for resale, so maybe it does count (?). Hmmmmm.

    If we count satellite receivers, test equipment, etc., answer is well over 100 at the time, whoops, probably over 200, forgot about the 2-way VHF's, phone switch equipment and all that stuff. Anyone need some ceiling-tall aluminum free standing electronics racks? Got about ten of those that I've stripped repeaters and stuff off of. That stuff was ALL going to go away LAST winter! Hmmmm. Crud. Winter is rapidly fleeing. I may sell it by the pallet just to move it out!!!
  18. macaltec

    macaltec Metal Master Subscriber

    Bear Creek, NC
    9 amps
    13 recievers
    1 preamp
    2 tuners
    6 cassette decks
    4 rtr's
    4 tt's
    19 speakers-counting subs, centers, surrounds and pairs
    3 accessories

    Thats 61. I can only hope that I will need a shrink someday.

  19. sonicwave10100

    sonicwave10100 hmmmm

    I vote in at the 100-200 range :music:
    I have been working on selling some gear off but I am still a big time pack rat. :dunno:
  20. Jovinyl

    Jovinyl AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Attleboro, Ma
    Me too. something like that. Only a few items aren't in a full system out of 5 seperate systems. Those pieces with a few add on's, will make six. :music:

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