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Unhappy

I lost hope...........I really wanted to hear his Seaton subs and Triad speakers too.

I also wanted to see his nice theater and projector as well. I hope he is okay?? I haven't seen him on here. I will look at his profile and see if he has logged in.


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He's still on here. His profile shows he last logged in today at 1pm.
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Ok gang I am back online. I have a huge golf tournament that my family hosts every year and it was this past weekend. Things are finally getting back to normal now.

I have been talking with Mark Seaton about days that he may be able to come down to H-town. I should know his schedule fairly soon. It will most likely be in August.

I would love to have him come down and other have expressed interest as well. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from him.

I am really looking forward to the GTG and seeing everybody!!!

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Sweet!!!! August is perfect because I have to have Lasik surgery this month and don't want to take the chance of missing the GTG. I would probably reschedule the surgery if I had to. I read your post in your build thread and I am glad you guys had a great time. To me that would be fun! I bet everybody was impressed with your build and high-end equipment!

Looking forward to it!


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Hey fellas!

I'm in town with my dad who's over at md anderson. We're trying to find something to do around here (this weekend and maybe next week depending on appointments) and wondered if anyone could recommend any HT stores we could check out and/or even if anyone would be interested in showing off their own HT.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!


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August works for me! I'll check back for updates/official notice


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Hey fellas!

I'm in town with my dad who's over at md anderson. We're trying to find something to do around here (this weekend and maybe next week depending on appointments) and wondered if anyone could recommend any HT stores we could check out and/or even if anyone would be interested in showing off their own HT.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!


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We really don't have that great store here. We have two Modia locations if you're just killing time.

If my room wasn't down right now, I'd have you over. I'm changing a few things and I doubt I'll get it back up by the weekend with my schedule.

It's under the build section under 'college park 4k cinema'

Maybe one if the others will chime in and invite you over.
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We really don't have that great store here. We have two Modia locations if you're just killing time.



If my room wasn't down right now, I'd have you over. I'm changing a few things and I doubt I'll get it back up by the weekend with my schedule.



It's under the build section under 'college park 4k cinema'



Maybe one if the others will chime in and invite you over.

Thanks 7channelfreak! I'll check out modia. Anyone ever been in Caveman Home Theater or Signature Home Theater? Any of these worth venturing out in this heat for?


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I've not been to caveman but if you go, let me know your thoughts.

I have been to signature just off 249. They don't have a lot but it's attached to a billiards factory. They have a lot of game room type stuff. You might enjoy the whole thing but not sure signature alone will excite you.

You'd think a city this size would have some great places. It seems like it's all custom install and special order business here. I miss the old mom and pop shops where you could go demo things. Some of the nicer Best Buys have the Magnolia stores in them. I have one by me in the woodlands. There's some nice toys there if you want to look those locations up. Some 4k demos with b&w, control4, Kaleidescape, etc.
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Count me in for August guys. If we're bringing equipment I can bring my JTR triple 8s and S2.

Also, can someone burn me a copy of that demo disc?
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I've not been to caveman but if you go, let me know your thoughts.

I have been to signature just off 249. They don't have a lot but it's attached to a billiards factory. They have a lot of game room type stuff. You might enjoy the whole thing but not sure signature alone will excite you.

You'd think a city this size would have some great places. It seems like it's all custom install and special order business here. I miss the old mom and pop shops where you could go demo things. Some of the nicer Best Buys have the Magnolia stores in them. I have one by me in the woodlands. There's some nice toys there if you want to look those locations up. Some 4k demos with b&w, control4, Kaleidescape, etc.

Unfortunately, Atlanta's the same way. Very few specialty stores left.

We went up to Caveman...'nuff said. It's in a little complex that looks like garage doors with a regular door next to it. Can't be big since we drove right by it the first time despite a big a$$ truck with Caveman painted on the side. Door was locked, called and got a voicemail that never mentioned Caveman so we just moved on. Here's some pics...





Decided to try one more and went to Signature Home Theater. Much nicer!
People were home, the owner, Jonathan, was very nice a helpful as well as very knowledgeable about his products. We listened to some $10k Sonus Fabers that sounded pretty great. Had a couple of demo tracks that expose a bright tweeter and it's soft domes passed with no problem. Full sound all the way through the spectrum and beautiful cabinets.
The new psb x series towers sounded really nice too.
Highly recommend this place from my brief experience with them.






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I've dealt with both with Signature the company, and with several of their folks (from their previous stints at Tweeter and formerly Home Entertainment). Bought my current ML Vantage units from Dwayne there... Good folks, and yeah, probably the best "showroom" around - but still nowhere close to what we would expect from a city this size (although it seems to reflect the state of AV sales these days).

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I've dealt with both with Signature the company, and with several of their folks (from their previous stints at Tweeter and formerly Home Entertainment). Bought my current ML Vantage units from Dwayne there... Good folks, and yeah, probably the best "showroom" around - but still nowhere close to what we would expect from a city this size (although it seems to reflect the state of AV sales these days).



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Yeah good folks for sure. Man, I really miss HIFI Buys (Tweeter) too. Spent many hours there over the years waiting on them to install this or that in my cars. At least I had the HT rooms to lounge in and watch movies while they were working.

I forgot to mention...Signature's owner, Jonathan, said he was recently at David Wilson's house (Wilson Audio). He said David had a room with a bunch of tone arms that he would switch between when trying to get just the right sound when he does some of his recordings. Along with amps etc I'm sure. Said it was kinda crazy, BUT Signature will soon be the first Wilson Audio dealer in Texas in about 30yrs, so that should be exciting for those wanting to here some soon


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Lightbulb Happy Hour?

Well, i obviously missed the boat for the meet-up...extremely bummed. I used to live in Pearland and had a nice set-up, but we've sold that house, moved in temporarily into the Timbergrove area, and waiting for our house to be built on the north side (Spring area...Bender's Landing Estates).

We're still meeting with the architect over the next few weeks to finalize plans but I would LOVE to unleash the combined expertise and creativity of the Houston AVS community on my new house and home automation, comm. closet, whole home a/v, etc. Career IT guy here so technology and technical discussion is not an issue...quite welcome in fact.

Just throwing it out there, but is anyone interested/available for an impromptu happy hour some time next week? I'd happily host at my place but it's nothing special now (patio home) and no theater room, but plenty of cold beer and any other refreshments you guys want. I'm happy to meet at some bar or at my house (or any other), just name it.

In the interest of getting quick consensus i'll just throw a place out there, but i'm completely open to anything if there's a better idea. How about El Tiempo (on Washington) @ 5 p.m. on Thursday (7/31)?
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OK Houston, I think it is time to set a day for launch. I have been talking to several folks and trying to work on scheduling convenient times for everyone. We also have to work around home Texan home games (Yeah!!!) So let's pick a date and roll with it!


I propose Saturday Aug 23rd. I am open to suggestions on starting times.


As far as format goes I will borrow from dlbeck's AWESOME GTG.
We can have multiple groups with (3) Acts (Intro and construction, 2 channel demos & video demo's)
We will bring in some barbeque from a local place that is great.
When not in the room people can eat and chat.


I am working on getting a couple of subject matter experts here as well.


PLEASE give some feedback on the following:


Confirm the 8/23 is OK and suggestions for starting time
Ideas for topics & format
Ideas from other GTG you have been to


Let's have a GREAT turnout!


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August 23 is great. Mid to late afternoon start time.
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Same here, late afternoon-ish start would be great!
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I'm out of town that weekend so will miss it unfortunately but will try to make the next one. Anyone interested in a happy hour this week one day after work?
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Sounds good to me! I can be there any time.
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I will be unable to make it. The only day in August I have confirmed, unchangeable plans. . .ya'll have fun!
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I should be able to make it...
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8/23 works for me, looking forward to it
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I'm out of town that weekend so will miss it unfortunately but will try to make the next one. Anyone interested in a happy hour this week one day after work?

I wish I had time this week....
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Good responses so far guys, keep them coming. Bummed that a couple of folks can't make it.

A questions for the group. I was thinking about having some subject matter experts come as well. Would any of these add any value or can you think of other sources of info.

A buddy that works at Magnolia
Houston area installer & product guy
Trim carpenter
Lutron expert

Give me your thoughts.

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I think that's a great idea. Always good to get ideas and input.
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I should be able to make it. Excited to see your theater!
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Will Mark Seaton be making this event? I think he would bring a lot of knowledge to the table.


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Will Mark Seaton be making this event? I think he would bring a lot of knowledge to the table.
I am hoping he can make it. I have sent him the date and he is checking his schedule.

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The 23rd sounds good to me, it'll also give us a chance to visit some family while we are down.
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