RE: Current Stereophile Poll -- What is the least amount you have spent on an audio component that produced music that made you happy?
1. Radio Shack Optimus CD-3400 Portable CD Player, $129.95 on sale at Radio Shack early 90s.
2. Rogers LS3/5A new in box $600 in early 80s.
3. Fisher 500 C receiver with original Telefunken tubes $1 yard sale. Upgraded to stiffer power supply and aircraft quality Bendix output tubes for $600 in 1995.
4. Bada PH-12 Hybrid SET headphone amp w/ naked Sennheiser HP600s (no foam, no grills) w/ Equinox headphone cable. Input tube RCA black glass VT-231, output tubes Sylvania 6SN7 Chrome Domes. Total cost circa $800 with original Chinese tubes.