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Welcome to AVS - Get out while you still can!

You will see references to the "rabbit hole" that this hobby becomes.

Take, for example, the progression of my center speaker:

HTIB, ca. 1997



Newegg closeout, ca. 2007



DIY, today (2/2015)



No, it NEVER ends. Two years later:



You do NOT what to know what has happened with my subwoofers over the same period of time.

Leave this site NOW, while you still can!





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LMFAO...good advice.


OR...


You take the RED pill—you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more
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Sure, now you tell me.

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I went from a Polk PSW10 to an eD A5-300, then added a SVS PB12 Plus/2. Both were replaced by a pair of Dayton UM18s in 7cf enclosures and powered by a Crown X4000. :-)
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I've uprgraded about half a dozen times in the last 18 months
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I've uprgraded about half a dozen times in the last 18 months
You got it bad, man.

Of course in the last 18 months I've:
  • Upgraded my TV
  • Upgraded my AVR
  • Fixed my Sub
  • Upgraded my speakers

So I'm not quite as bad as you, although it had been several years since my last upgrade.

Theory is a great place, everything works in theory.

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In under 2 years . . .


upgrades from 2 Klipsch sub 10's and an Onkyo 270 ( curse you, REW) to build
a 24" BF THTLP
2 x 30" BF THTLP
SUBMAXIMUS (THANKS ! John)
from a yammy 663 to an Onkyo 818 to a yammy 775 to a Denon x4000 to a Denon x5200 (THANKS Mark!), including a used Emotiva UPA 7
to ATMOS using 4 Klipsch SLX for tops
a PS4
2 clark shakers on my couch driven by a BASH 300
I'm in the first group for the UXL sequel buy for 2 drivers
and ,depending on the taxes,
maybe 3 Cinema 88's from DIYSG for a matched LCR (the Klipsch F-3's will go to rear surround duty)
and for Christmas from the MItsyt 73" DLP to the Sharp 80" LCD/LED, treated myself to a new bulb for the mitsy now in my man cave, a room slightly less than 10 x 11
and an Inuke6000DSP for MAX
and probably another 6000 dsp for the new sub builds this later spring, considering 2 LOWARHORNS,
maybe go for the "blackberry" treatment
took a break and helped kevings build his first 2 marty's


there is a berry 1124 waiting for implementation wrt to 2 of the THTLP's in the man cave but that's where the x4000 plays and I can't complain about the SUB EQ it did
and yet . . .
I feel like I'm just getting started . . .


"You're going to need a bigger rabbit hole . . ."


and then there is the very interesting and knowledgeable and friendly crew in the Los Angeles Home Theater Group and the 2 GTG's last year, thanks for the visits and posts . . .


Bring it ON!

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I must say... With help and conversations with folks in AVS, I have a DAMN FINE sounding system so far.

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lol... You should see my garage.
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I don't know what you're talking about :/ That's totally not true.
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I got the bug, then I found this place, I was already screwed before I found this place...


Got married in-between, it keeps me in check, trust me... Or I would be upgrading everything every 6 months or so...

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SEE MY GARAGE . . .
after 36 years and having never once parked my car in it
my neighbor's downsizing had created quite a fuss so having foo-ed the foo
we're getting things on wheels and "re-organizing"
but notice the racks in the middle and on top, some very nice 8/4 x 9.5 oak planks,
a little bit of cleaning up and many square feet of matched veneer / panels


right after 2 uxl builds and maybe a LCR set of 88 specials


what a long strange trip its been . . .
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Ever since I saw this system in a small theater I have been trying to get that sound in my living room.

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Drivers have gotten a LOT bigger since then.
You need to check out the HT of the month threads.
And, despite our warnings to the contrary, welcome to AVS.

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You will see references to the "rabbit hole" that this hobby becomes.

Take, for example, the progression of my center speaker:

HTIB, ca. 1997



Newegg closeout, ca. 2007



DIY, today



You do NOT what to know what has happened with my subwoofers over the same period of time.

Leave this site NOW, while you still can!





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Here's is an example of where a lot of men fail. I hope you don't mind if I use you as an example.(not saying it pertains to you, but your pics are perfect for this)

Based on the pics, it appears to me that the figurines have also increased since 1997. Did she have to pass the HAF to have those in the room? I'm guessing not, so I have a hard time understanding why so many men have to build around WAF. Marriage is 50/50, no one has a stronger weight in the decision process than another. Yet for some reason a lot of men "think" their woman will leave if they put 4-fullsize marty's in their living room. At the same time they also allow their wife to do whatever she wants in the house.

I guess I just don't get it. Honestly.

Edit: I also don't understand what's wrong with buying tons of gear if I want to and going overboard. I like it here and enjoy overboard. Life's too short....

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Actually, the figurines have decreased to make room for the speaker(s). You didn't notice that the top was cropped off the second picture. The same figurines are on the top shelf in the first and third pictures (you can just see the wheel of the car to the right).
I paid for the figurines, too, so, yes, there was a certain amount of HAF. After 35 years of marriage, we can accommodate one another's obsessions. Hopefully, you will find someone, too, and will be able to continue "going overboard." Together. More fun that way. Indeed, life's too short.
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LMAO screw waf, she can only change something if she decides to love the hobby with me!

Otherwise its divorce
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My girl actually slipped and said she loved our theater one day. All along I thought she just tolerated it. We host a lot and that combined with our own usage has been great. The AT screen definitely pays dividends. I've gotta lot of goodies (and more coming) that hide behind it.
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I've considered upgrading houses to get a dedicated theater room. Madness.
And I thought I was the only one lol.
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Best thing I ever did, besides marry a wonderful woman, was to 'claim' one room when we bought our current house. Gave her full reign over the rest of the house, inside and out, except for one room. It is mine, and I have complete control over what goes in and out. She doesn't 'have to' consult me over anything else it the house (but she does, because she wants me to enjoy living here, too) and I don't 'need' her approval to add/subtract what's in "my man cave", (but I do, for the same reason). She agrees it's total overkill, and I'm not done yet.

We all need a hobby. My father-in-law spent untold thousands stargazing and birdwatching (God rest his soul) . My father has spent untold hundreds of thousands for his ... 'hobbies' (and he's still going, at 85). Neither would change a thing , because they did / are doing what puts a smile on their face, and you can't put a $$ figure on that.

So, IMO, telling someone who is already here, to "get out while you still can" ... it's already too late. They're already here. There is no cure.
BUT... better to welcome new friends, with open arms. Maybe just for positive reinforcement... but it's too late for us, as well... the disease has no cure, so we just have to play nice with each other.

We can always disagree, but we don't have to be disagreeable. Like good neighbors.... Because we're all here, now. We're stuck with each other, and that isn't a bad thing, at all.
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I'm on my fourth HT upgrade, but ever since I found this forum, I slowed down a bit to take in everyone's failures and triumphs. Now I'm stuck at a point whereas I'm upgrading while I'm upgrading. Does that make any sense? Anyway, I found new products and folks that helped me discover that, there is so much to learn, even if you install audio for a living.

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Wow, congrats on 35 years!!


And congrats on only 2 speaker upgrades since '97...

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That's the speakers. The subwoofers have been through many more iterations, ending (for the moment) here:
My "I don't DIY" build
A sickness for which there is no cure, indeed.

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That's the speakers. The subwoofers have been through many more iterations, ending (for the moment) here:
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A sickness for which there is no cure, indeed.
That's the fusion 8 center right? If so do you like and how far away are you from it
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Too Late

Sigh.

If your are reading this it is likely already to late.

I started (VERY many years ago) modifying an old Dyna tube amp and building my own speakers from garage sale items purchased from my paper route.

Since then, most of my friends have gotten this disease.

Today I have a house with a garage that, like asarose247, I also can not park my car in due to equipment that is supposed to find its way into the house. Thankfully, my wife is somewhat understanding.

Currently, my ultimate home theater plans involve digging a huge basement to isolate my neighbors from my addiction.
It should sound something like this:

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I left AVS and then came back last summer sometime.
Immediately I knew I was in trouble because people were starting to use JBL equipment.

3 jbl cabs, 3 Be diaphragms, 3 Iwata 300's, 2 ep4ks, 1 Powersoft and $6500 later and Istill grin from ear to ear.
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