Originally Posted by tony123
Those Amazon examples are inflated. The prices I quoted are easily found. So, I've got roughly $4600 in speakers and subs.
I wonder which one of us is closer to right? From my time on the forum, I would guestimate that $4600 on speakers and subs is fairly average. Maybe I'm one of those out of touch rich people.
I sincerely doubt it, but maybe you're more right than I.
My point though is that there are thousands of members on this forum that can out perform commercial theaters in audio.
I can promise you if you take every man woman and child in this country and see which ones spent $4600 on their home theater speakers, the percentage will be extremely small. In fact, I don't know 1 single person in real life that spent that much money on their home theater speakers.
Yes, I get it, there are people on this site that have. But don't confuse this site with a snapshot of the general public. This site is almost entirely populated by the type of people that would spend that much on their speakers. And even the majority of the members here haven't spent that much on their speakers.
And that is assuming anyone out there could find the same deals you did. I assure you, there are millions of people checking Amazon for their shopping needs, and the links I posted were all from Amazon. So even your setup which "only" cost you around $4600 for the speakers alone, would cost most people more than twice that amount for the speakers alone.
Anyway, my point is still valid. You spent way more on your setup than most people do, and you have way more space than most people do. Most people can't build "half an Imax" in their house. So most people will enjoy going to the movies a whole lot better than watching it in their house.
Even the people in this thread who said they would prefer to stay at home- most of them like the actual movie better in the theater. They just don't want to deal with the crowds and other things like that. If they actually owned the local movie theater, and it was attached to their house and closed to the public, they would choose to go there instead of their current home theater.