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    Default Extra Money Available - Should I Spend It On Hifi ?

    We are hopefully selling our boat tomorrow... oops actually today, Saturday

    Now do I spend the extra money on hifi or not ?

    However I can't think what I would buy next, any suggestions ?

    I thought about 'upgrading' my Living Voice's to a model further up the range as I just love the Auditoriums...

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    You are asking the wrong crowd! You know everyone here will say yes! If you are talking about a speaker upgrade then it must be a sizable sum. New speakers or a new amp can change your system more than any other move.

    There is always something that needs upgrading. How about a new phono cartridge? Or phono preamp? My recent CD player upgrade made a world of difference! Personally I've never spent a cent on stereo that I didn't feel was well worth it. I always worry if it's worth the money? Will I appreciate the difference? And I always do. And if you buy used, you can usually recoup your money if need be.


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    The 100 grand or so your probably get for the boat will buy something very nice Bev Anywhere near the mark ?
    Or you could buy another electric bike, higher spec ?

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    I've got a nice pair of Klipsch KG3's sitting here doing nothing at the moment.......
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    If you are happy with the sound then leave it and enjoy what you have, so No, leave the money for something else.

    Regarding the biggest change being amp and speakers I disagree, source. The amp and speakers can only give you what they are given. Source upgrades are in my view always worth doing.

    Hope the sale goes well, health to enjoy your system and money.
    Regards Neil

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    May I suggest having a dem of your auditorium speakers with Border Patrol amps and at the same time comparing with the Avatar's or obx version, I think you might like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapid View Post
    The 100 grand or so your probably get for the boat will buy something very nice Bev Anywhere near the mark ?
    ?
    might just be a dinghy with an outboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    We are hopefully selling our boat tomorrow... oops actually today, Saturday

    Now do I spend the extra money on hifi or not ?

    However I can't think what I would buy next, any suggestions ?

    I thought about 'upgrading' my Living Voice's to a model further up the range as I just love the Auditoriums...
    Good news, Bev. Always nice to have some extra pocket money to spend!

    My advice? If you're already happy with your system, and the money from the boat sale is sufficient, forget about hi-fi and buy yourself a nice car, perhaps treat yourself to a classic Merc or something else you've always wanted, or a new motor bike, or go on a nice holiday somewhere with Colin.

    Make some nice memories together, while you can, doing something you both enjoy, is my advice, as you never know what life's going to throw at you. Plenty of time for hi-fi later, but right now, I'd spend the cash on doing something nice together, which you can look back on in future with great fondness

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    funnily enough 2 days ago i was looking at the boat adverts in brixham . they had a lovely big 1974 boat for under 7k and then they had boats at over 1.25 million . i would have a nervous breakdown leaving a 1.25 mill boat in a harbour !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good news, Bev. Always nice to have some extra pocket money to spend!

    My advice? If you're already happy with your system, and the money from the boat sale is sufficient, forget about hi-fi and buy yourself a nice car, perhaps treat yourself to a classic Merc or something else you've always wanted, or a new motor bike, or go on a nice holiday somewhere with Colin.

    Make some nice memories together, while you can, doing something you both enjoy, is my advice, as you never know what life's going to throw at you. Plenty of time for hi-fi later, but right now, I'd spend the cash on doing something nice together, which you can look back on in future with great fondness

    Marco.
    Excellent advice there Marco.

    So Bev, take yourself and Colin away on a world cruise, the memories of the sights you will see will stay with you forever.
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