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If anyone ever needs any type of cable, cord, wire or adaptor please contact me first. I was looking for something today and forgot how much of that stuff that I have that I don't use. Banana plugs, CAT6, speakon connectors, speaker wire...you name it.
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If anyone ever needs any type of cable, cord, wire or adaptor please contact me first. I was looking for something today and forgot how much of that stuff that I have that I don't use. Banana plugs, CAT6, speakon connectors, speaker wire...you name it.
I hear ya. I used to have a shoe box that grew into a larger box, and now I have almost 2 bins full of misc cables, cords, connectors, mostly A/V related.
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Spent some time yesterday to install one of those giant antennas so I can pick up locals, it's in the attic space above our garage. The people at Winegard said it would work in the attic and apparently they know their stuff because it's picking up lo vhf, hi vhf, and uhf from 34 miles out.

It has been about ten years or so since watching locals ota, I forgot how good uncompressed hi def can look. Makes you realize just how compromised the picture is through cable, sat, etc.
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I won't be able to make it on the 7th. I'm bummed; but, an important family matter has been planned for that weekend in KS.

Another time for sure.

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Edit and I'm out for R1. The wedding that I had down for 4/15 is 4/8.
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Thinking of hosting a movie and pizza night for 4 or 5 folks in the Living Room setup in the nearish future. Obviously the theater isn't done yet but the living room is plenty capable.

Any interest?

I keep confusing my intentions with my abilities.
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Well in home theater news I picked up some Sanus cherry speaker stands for my rears to boost them over the chair backs. Seems to have made a nice change to the sound. Is an Eastern IA crawl still a thought? Just wondering because I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on the Oppo 203 and that seems like a good time to pick it up.
I'm up for an Eastern Iowa crawl and have offered to host in my "not-all that impressive" theater...however, I already have at least two weekends in April that I am out.

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I'm up for an Eastern Iowa crawl and have offered to host in my "not-all that impressive" theater...however, I already have at least two weekends in April that I am out.


I also offered to host when we started to discuss a crawl last summer. Unfortunately, my job and my kids have prevented me from working on the theater as much as I had hoped and I am probably a year away from being ready.


I just don't think we have enough willing hosts around here to put a full Eastern Iowa crawl together right now.
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If we had 3-4 interested, we could just watch 4-5 scenes of movies at my house, chock down a couple beers and who knows, maybe get the BBQ fired up!

Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
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Not sure an Eastern Iowa crawl is in the cards for this spring. If there is still interest in the fall, one stop along the route could be a new AV store here in Cedar Rapids. Hawkeye Audio is currently in discussions to open a store on the north side. Some of the same brands as the Cedar Falls store (JVC, Marantz, Denon, Golden Ear, Paradigm, Screen Innovations) as well as a few new brands for their store (SVS, Universal Remote Control, more Oppo stuff and maybe EluneVision screens). Based on the last conversation I had with Kent I think he hopes to have the store open by late June 2017.

I know the fall is often busy with football and holidays, but with enough planning it could work for those interested. Also a fall date could serve as motivation for @IA_Hi_Fi_Guy to complete his upgrades. Heck, maybe I would even be willing to help him complete his tasks.
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If we had 3-4 interested, we could just watch 4-5 scenes of movies at my house, chock down a couple beers and who knows, maybe get the BBQ fired up!
You posted this while I was taking my sweet time to load my last post. If there are 3-4 people willing to host, this is a GREAT idea! Doesn't need to be a full blown crawl with 5-6 stops.
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