I haven't found myself agreeing with you [Lindsayt] very often, if ever, but I certainly agree with you here. If one is not interested in the thread then just ignore it, if your paranoia will allow you of course. I don't understand the hostility to a simple question that is neither here nor there.lindsayt said:Jim, I did say in my opening post "No need to answer this if you want to keep it confidential".
I don't see how the premise of this thread is divisive and unpleasant. If someone wants to say what the percentage is: fine. If someone doesn't: that's fine too.
It's not like you're having to fill out some Government census form here, where non-submission leaves you liable to prosecution.
I've seen plenty of threads over the years where the discussion has been along the lines of "What percentage of my budget should be on my source / amp / speakers / cables?"
I think it's valid to view the room and house as part of the hi-fi system, and yet funnily enough I've never seen any discussion about dividing funds between the house and system.
Looking at the answers to this thread, as a very general guideline, if you've bought a house in the last few years in the South East of England, you're probably looking at spending 99% on the house and 1% on the hi-fi.
If you bought a house quite a few years ago, in the North of England or Scotland or Northern Ireland and you're heavily into hi-fi then you could be looking at 10% to 20% on the hi-fi.
Do people really read an equipment signature and then decide what sort of person they are? How very sad. Much like people you meet, where the first thing out of their mouth is, "What do you do"?
There is never a shortage of people that want to be offended by anything and everything nowadays, but this thread? Really?