mbgonzomd, that compliment re: the TV cabinet is very much appreciated, but I can't take the credit for its' design. My deceased father drew up the plans and I just executed it. It was the last bit of draughting he did before he fell ill and I worked like a banshee to get it built and finished before he passed on, so he could see it to it's completion.
Geez Docprego, you're already ahead of the game with those Advents - my new speakers are also still clad in cardboard for the time being - figured there wasn't much point in hooking them up if I was going to be veneering their stained-black ash enclosures with that bird's eye maple.
Regardless, I know those Advents would bring my Studio Acoustics to their knees in defeat - couldn't beat the price, though. They listed for 799.00 for the twin towers, bookshelfs and centre channel - and I ended up only paying 298.00. The 5 bills saved from them will go towards an OPPO 971D and to partially cover a professional calibration.
But enough of my yakkin'! There's forums to be flipped through and threads to be read!
I only have a scant 6 weeks to get this all done before the Calibrator comes knocking on my door and Wifey just threw in the need for a complete repaint of the walls.ceiling and those damn 10" baseboards.
As if I didn't have enough pressure,,,,,,,,,,,,,,