How long have you owned your hifi equipment for and how many hours of use has it had in that time?
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
I use my AVI Neutrons for an average of about 3 hours per day and I've owned them for about 1.5 years.
So that's 3 hours X 550 days = 1650 hours of use so far.
I use my Sony MP3 player for an average of about 6 hours per day and I've owned it for almost 3 years.
That's 6 hours X 1000 days = 6000 hours of use so far.
731 days last Friday. (M-CR603.)
About 10 - 12 hours a day (a bit less at weekends).
The Rega R3s were owned by another member here for a couple of years before I bought them, so they have had much more use.
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Apple iPad Mini • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
Until recently - like within the last few months - my Thorens TD160 had been in everday use for forty years, and the only thing I've ever had to do to it is change the bearing-oil and replace the drivebelt. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
The oldest part of our setup are the Denon stereo receiver and the Infinity speakers. I bought them in 2000 and they have been playing at least 5 hours per day on average. That would be over 23000 hours.
My Macbook is over 5 years old. It's had a hard drive failure but other than that it still works as good as the day I bought it. In fact, it works better than when I bought it. It came with Leopard (10.5), it has run Snow Leopard (10.6) and now runs Lion (10.7). The extra 1GB of RAM I had installed when I bought it make all the difference though. It's even a decent PC (Windows 7) when rebooting through Bootcamp.
Mac Mini (2013), iTunes (ALAC), Airport Express, Cambridge Audio DACmagic, Yamaha R-S500 stereo receiver, Infinity Overture 1 speakers, Sony KDL40HX750, Sony BDP-S-590, Humax iHDR 5200c, Pro-Ject 1Xpression III Comfort with Ortofon 2M Red, Logitech Harmony Touch, Atacama Eris Eco HiFi stand
Mmmm..... All my Arcams were pre-loved, so hard to tell. My 602s I bought in summer '02, they probably get about 5-6 hours use per week on average, so that'd work out as somewhere around 3,000 hours/ 125 days.
Not a record breaking length of time, for sure, but I would wager there are not many speakers around that have played more kick-drum hits than my 602s.
Hi-Fi: Arcam A85, P85, CD192. B&W 602S3, PV1, Grado SR125, Atlas Titan, Hyper 2.0.
A/V: Sony KDL-V40A12U, BDP-S760, Humax Youview, Onkyo TX-SR875, B&W MT30 7.1, QED HDMI-P, S.A XT
i had my new set up for 3 months now,i usually listen to online radio through my network player in the morning for a couple of hours and at least 1 cd in the eve..so 3 hours + a day..
Nad C352pd,C545bee,Denon DNP720ae,Panasonic DMP BDT500,JBL l830,Rel Stampede,Chord Cobra+,Atlas Element Integra and hundreds of assorted guitar driven cd's and dvd's
I've used the same Linn LK20 speaker cable since about 1985. very conservatively it's had 28 years * 52 weeks * 20 hours = 29120 hours of use.
My newest kit is my Rega DAC which has had about 50 hours per week use for 6 months = 1300 hours use.
PC/Musical Fidelity V-Link2/Rega DAC/EAR 802/Biamped Exposure Stereo Super XVIII/ Acoustic Energy AE1 mk2/Partington Dreadnaught
Can anyone else beat that?
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