My furnace repair guy's $40,000 stereo

Discussion in 'Hardware Lounge' started by CJ, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I had to have my furnace repaired and you have to walk through the home theater to get there so after seeing my system the tech starts chatting me up. Guy was probably in his 50s, had a jet black (could not possibly have been natural) Mike Gundy haircut. He was very nice and seemed pretty knowledgeable. Seemed like a guy into the hobby but not too serious. He's tried building some of his own tweaks like cable risers but ultimately kind of poo poo'd some of those tweaks.

    His system was
    • Sonus Faber Olympica Towers
    • BAT preamp and amp
    • Playback designs streamer
    • All Transparent and Nordost cabling
    Doing some quick napkin math he definitely had a pretty pricey system.
     
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    HVAC guys can make decent money I suppose. :)
     
  3. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

    Maybe some customers don't keep an eye on the HVAC guy well enough? Go check your equipment rack CJ!
     
  4. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    When my friend worked at a high end shop in Northern VA and I did almost every install/set-up with him over a 6 year period, $40k systems were not at all rare. Had a couple of $150k+ systems too.
     
  5. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member Top Poster

    Here's an old article about one guy in Northern VA where I went with my friend over his place to help set up stuff - Sound Crazy?

    At that time, we had the same speakers (Thiel 7.2s) and he had Mark Levinson electronics and I had the (cheap:)) versions of them made by Proceed.
     
  6. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    regardless of the COST $40K
    it's nice to have your HVAC
    running. It's also nice to chat up
    a fellow Stereo nut.


    Like many of us...after a few years of
    buying and upgrading the retail total
    might astound us....especially the spouse.
     
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