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Here's my current system information:


STEVE BRUZONSKY'S HOME THEATER SYSTEM - JULY 2007!


AUDIO PROCESSING:

Theta Casablanca 3 surround processor (with 2 Xtreme DAC cards with 2 Xtreme DAC cards (accommodates 8
8 Xtreme balanced channels). Only six channels connected, five main channels plus one subwoofer, as the three subwoofers are chained for front left, front right and surround subwoofers. Tweaks: Symposium Rollerblocks, Symposium Ultra Platform, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord, with two Bright Star Little Rocks on top of four Symposium Cubes. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Theta Six Shooter multi-channel analog multi-channel preamp. Tweaks: Symposium Svelte Shelf, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord, with a Bright Star Little Rock on top. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Velodyne SMS-1 digital subwoofer equalizer Tweaks: Granite Audio proprietary toroid placed around Velodyne's power cord. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

VIDEO DISPLAY AND PROCESSING:

Dwin HD-700 CRT Projector, modified with USPL ECP color filtered lens (red and green), ceiling mounted, ISFed and setup initially Nov. 2000 by John Gannon, re-ISFed 2002 by Michael Hamilton, retubed by Mike Parker and re-ISFed by John Gannon in 2006. Tweaks: Modified by John Gannon to have USPL ECP color filtered lens (red and green). Modified by Mike Parker in 2006 to use internal Granite Audio video cabling. Granite Audio 566 25' 10 guage power cord. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Lumagen VisionPro HDP video processor/scaler. Tweaks: Symposium Super Platform, Granite Audio proprietary toroid placed around Lumagen's power cord. Bright Start Little Rock on top. Directly connected to PS Audio Quintet, which is connected by Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Extron Video Switcher SW 6AR MX HV hi bandwith (RGB H/V sync on BNCs, 6 in, 1 out). Tweaks: Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord. Directly connected to PS Audio Quintet, which is connected by Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Stewart Studiotech 4 Way Screenwall Electrimask (16:9, 1.3 gain, 80" wide) (3 wall switches for masking top, bottom and sides)

Sharp 15" LCD Color TV (on screen display monitor for Theta Casablanca 3 surround processor)

Sharp LC-32GP1U 32 1080p LCD (placed under Aerial Acoustics CC5 center speaker, across the CC5 stand, as the CC5 is placed just under the screen)

AUDIO/VIDEO SOURCES:

DirecTV HD TIVO DVR (HR10-250) satellite and OTA receiver. Tweaks: Symposium Ultra Platform,
Symposium Rolleblocks, Harmonic Tech two to three prong IEC adapter, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord. Bright Star Little Rock on top. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

DirecTV PLUS HD DVR (HR20-700) satellite and OTA receiver. Tweaks: Symposium Ultra Platform, Harmonic Tech two to three prong IEC adapter, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Theta Compli DVD/CD/SACD/DVD-A player, with SDI and silver alloy cover. Tweaks: Symposium Rollerblocks, Symposium Ultra Platform, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord. Bright Start Little Rock on top.
Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Toshiba XA1-HD DVD player. Tweaks: Symposium Rollerblocks, Symposium Ultra Platform, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.


JVC HMDH4000U D-VHS VCR. Tweaks: Modified by Mike Parker to have BNC component outputs with high bandwith HD component video output. Modified by Don Hoglund of Granite Audio so that original hardwired 2 prong power cord cut down to a few inches with male IEC with ground pin not connected. Symposium Ultra Platform, Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord. Directly connected to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

Pioneer CLD-D704 Laserdisc. Tweaks: Symposium Svelte Shelf. Directly connected to PS Audio Quintet, which is connected by Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord to PS Audio Premier Power Plant.

REMOTE:

Universal MX-3000 touchscreen.


POWER AMPLIFIERS:

Five Theta Enterprise monoblock amplifiers (Nominal power rating: 300 Watts into 8 ohms, 500 Watts into 4 ohms (what it really does: 350 into 8, 525 into 4). Two Reich binding posts connectors per amp for bi-wiring.
Tweaks: Symposium Rollerbocks and Granite Audio 560 10 guage power cord.


SPEAKERS AND STANDS:

Four Aerial Acoustics 9 speakers with Aerial's custom spikes (front and surround). Surround 9s are elevated an additional 6 inches high by having Osiris Giza Mk II stands .

One Aerial Acoustics CC5 center speaker. Tweaks: Modified by Joe Straceski with 4 Bybee analog small internal devices, one at each driver. Sound Anchor custom stand including an extension piece to raise the mid-drivers to about listener ear level.

Three Aerial Acoustics SW12 powered subwoofers (400 watts each). Front left subwoofer chained to front right subwoofer, which in turn is chained to surround subwoofer. Tweaks: Each modified by Joe Straceski with one Bybee analog large internal device at the driver, with each having its AC modified with one analog large Bybee device. Each modified with internal speaker cables (from internal amplifier to internal binding posts for woofers) with custom Granite Audio 8 guage 1 foot speaker cables with proprietary banana plugs each end to ensure tight fit and solid connection. Each on custom Sound Anchors custom stand.


AUDIO AND VIDEO CABLES:

Granite Audio cabling:

Analog speaker cables: Model 573, 8 guage, ten 1M cables, bi-wired.

Analog audio interconnects: Model 470 silver interconnects, AES/EBU from Theta Casablanca 3 to Theta Shooter to Brysto amplifiers/Aerial subwoofers. Other analog audio interconnects single ended.

Analog video interconnects: Model 423 component video cables. Model 425 RGB V/H Sync video cables.

SDI video cabling: Model 420.

Coaxial digital audio cables: Model 420.

Other brand cabling:

AES/EBU digital audio: Cardas Audio AES/EBU digital audio cable (Theta Compli to Theta Casablanca 3)

Toslink digital audio: Wireworld Supernova 3+ Glass Toslink Cables


POWER ACCESSORIES:

PS Audio Premier Power Plant
PS Audio Quintet

Granite Audio power cords: Model 560, except Model 566 (same as 560, but 25' from PS Audio Premier Power Plant to Dwin HD-700 CRT projector) and one Model 555 (14 guage).

Audioprism Noise Sniffer, and Audioprism Quietline AC Filters, three sets of 8 each (in home theater room, only placed one per each unused of the 19 dedicated 20 amp circuits; otherwise placed around home)

PS Audio Power Ports for AC outlets.


EQUIPMENT RACKS:

Michael Green Deep Clampracks, one 54" high and three 48" high

Five Michael Green Deluxe Justarack Tuning Boards (for Theta Enterprise amplifiers)


ROOM ACOUSTICAL TREATMENTS:

Michael Green Acoustical Crown Molding 5" (black) placed on bevel at wall/ceiling seams

Michael Green Pressure Zone Controllers (black): Four Mini Corner Controllers, placed at ceiling corners over ACM joints; Eight Wall Mount Controllers 36", one at each of four wall corners, two on each side wall; and Six Mini Echo Controllers, one centered above the screen at the wall/ceiling seam, one centered above the back cabinets' wetbar at ball wall/ceiling seam, and one placed on the ceiling above each Aerial Acoustics 10T speaker


OTHER ACCESSORIES/TWEAKS:

Cardas Caps for components' unused RCA inputs/outputs)

Michael Green brass Audiopoints under Aerial Acoustics CC5 speaker..

2 sets (eight each) Michael Green Cable Grounds.

Channel Master Rotor for outdoor Radio Shack Analog/Digital OTA Antenna

Notes on Setup & Special Dedicated Room Construction and Features
Notes on Setup:

The four Aerial Acoustics 9 speakers are setup at about 2, 4, 8 and 10 o'clock on circle, tilted at the center front row "sweet spot" (two rows of leather recliners each row) listening/viewing position at about 45 degrees, with front left 9 facing surround right 9, and front right 9 facing surround left 9. The Aerial Acoustics CC5 center speaker is positioned with its back about two feet from the wall and its front about two feet back from the front of the front left and right Aerial 9s relative to the "sweet spot". Each 9 is 11 feet (132 inches) from each other from side to side and front to back. The front 9s center at front woofer is 85 inches from the front screen wall, whereas the rear surround 9s center at front woofer is 82 inches from rear wall.

The outer edge of the front left and right, and surround left and right, Aerial Acoustics 9s are each about two feet from the closest side wall. Normally, this is too close for excellent imaging and sonics; however, thanks to the Michael Green Pressure Zone Controllers and acoustical treatments, this is preferred positioning for best home theater sonics. The Pressure Zone Controllers at the front of the room are adjusted for a solid phantom center image with only stereo playing for the front left and right 9s; and towards and at the back, the controllers are adjusted for more ambience.

The three Aerial SW12 subwoofers are placed right next to each other, just to the left of the Aerial CC5 center speaker, out about ten inches from the front screen wall. Subwoofers are set to equal the volume of the main speakers. For digital sources, the Theta CB3 internal speaker crossovers are set to Butterworth, high pass 40 Hz 6 dB, and low pass 40 hz 12 dB. However, the five Aerial speakers are run full range with low pass as set in the CB3. Of course, multi-channel high resolution SACD and DVD-Audio, as well as HD DVD Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby True HD, which are multi-channel analog via the Six Shooter, are simply run full range with no crossover, with the subwoofers receiving the full range LFE signal. This setup is maintained for both music and movies. Using the Velodyne SMS-1, this setup is reasonably flat.

The ceiling is at 11'11". The Aerial CC5 Sound Anchors stand has a custom center or middle piece which is about ten inches higher than normal, allowing me to raise the center speaker as I have room under my screen so the center speaker, tilted just a bit, has its mid-drivers equal the center of my ear lobes as I sit in my trust front center chair. The top of the center speaker is 37" off the carpeted floor, with its mid-drivers about 33" off the floor. My mid-ear lobe level is about 39 - 40" off the floor as I recline a bit in my leather recliner.

Note the Stewart 4 Way Electrimask screen has its very bottom 36" off the floor (the Velux part) and the actual 16:9 screen starts 45" off the floor.


SPECIAL DEDICATED ROOM CONSTRUCTION AND FEATURES:

Home Theater room dimensions are 18 feet 3 inches wide, 25 feet long and 11 feet 11 inches high. This is #3 on the Louden scale of best acoustical audio dimensions, to lessen the room node interaction at low bass frequencies as much as possible.

The room was added East of the Master Bedroom. A hallway and bathroom are between the Master Bedroom and the Home Theater room. The theater's cement foundation has seams between the theater and the hallway/bathroom, and also between the hallway/bathroom and the Master Bedroom, for vibration control.

Double masonite doors with wood and rubber seals around them lead from the Master Bedroom to the hallway, and from the hallway to the theater. Double 2 inch X 4 inch stud walls, with 1 inch air space inbetween, are between the Master Bedroom and the hallway/bathroom.

At the rear of the home theater, flat black cabinets with a wetbar in the middle are 20 inches deep with the 2 inch X 6 inch stud wall in back of the cabinets.

There is blown in cellulose insulation for all of the walls, which seeps into and perfectly seals all nooks and crannies, except the ceiling insulation is BAT (much of the ceiling is taken up by large oversized air conditioning ducts and there was insuficient room up there to squeeze in a blow in cellulose). USG Acoustical Sealant was used on all stud surfaces to minimize vibrations. Sound board, followed by gyp board, was installed on all of the walls and ceiling of the entire addition.

The air conditioning return is at the rear of the theater underneath the cabinets and is roughly about more than 10 feet long and 4 inches in height. The air conditioning is whisper quiet thanks to the oversized gentle turns insulated air ducts. The air return is located in the attic above thebathroom, with a separate air conditioning unit outside the room, and with the air conditioning unit on a concrete slab separated from the addition's concrete slab, so that the air conditioning is self-contained and totally separate from the rest of our home.

The local code requires at minimum the Home Theater room's windows, two windows four feet wide X 5 feet high. Each window is on the north and south side walls, with each window ending 7 feet from the front video screen wall, just behind the very front of the front left and right Aerial Acoustics 10T speakers. The windows consist of one double pane outside and a single pane inside. Each pane is on a separate wood insulated frame to minimize vibrations and maximize soundproofing. Manual Draper Lightblock shades ensure that the room remains totally dark for video.

Our home has a 400 amp electrical service. That service was originally split into two 200 amp panel boxes, one for the East and one for the West side of our home. With the new addition at the East of our home, its 200 amp service panel box has a new 100 amp circuit breaker, which is isolated from the 200 amp panel from which its fed, which feeds a third panel box which contains 19 dedicated 20 amp, 10 guage wire circuits for the Home Theater room only. However, I intentionally wired the Home Theater room and addition lighting, a ceiling dedicated 20 amp circuit (which can but is not presently used for the projector), and the addition air conditioning dedicated 30 amp circuit into the pre-existing East panel box, to help keep noise from those circuits out of the panel box and dedicated circuits for audio and video components. The 19 dedicated 20 amp circuits in the Home Theater room panel box are wall wired same electrical phase, skipping every even circuit in the panel box (otherwise, as in typical panel boxes which don't skip every even circuit, this results in doubling the AC power noise). 4 guage copper wire runs from the Home Theater panel box to a nearby 8 foot copper ground rod well buried in the ground. The house ground is a 4 guage copper wire from the East panel box. And a 4 guage copper wire connects the copper ground rod to the house ground. The Home Theater room electrical outlets are PS Audio Power Ports 20 amp (which replaced Hubbell one grade below hospital grade in August 2002).

Home Theater room colors are optimized for CRT front projection, black carpet over a cement foundation, black ceiling, and black side walls from the front screen wall out seven feet to the edge of the windows, the remainder of the room is dark gray (the dark gray looks like a medium to lighter gray when placed next to black).

Three black art deco style theater lights on each side wall.

Lutron Grafik Eye 3000 remote controlled lighting.

A black, remote controlled whisper quiet ceiling fan centered about two-thirds into the room from the front screen wall.

Billy Bags Pro 100 Custom DVD & CD rack.

Two rows of three chairs each, black leather, Classic Lifestyles leather recliners (6) with upgraded seat cushions. Firm, flexible and most comfortable for many hours of viewing pleasure at a time. With lumbar support built-in. You can nearly fully recline, or you can sit up with your shoulders pretty much at the top of the chanir, so that the chair back doesn't interfere with the sound from the surround floorstanding Aerial Acoustics 10Ts.

Four Billy Bags amp stands are used as mobile end tables.

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I need a nap after reading all that. A picture is worth a thousand words!

BTW, nice stuff!

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The Enterprises require 200 - 300 hours burn-in to sound their best, per Theta.
So I'm about one-half there. But they sound great already. Easily preferable to my Brystons, which were wonderful!!@@

The Reich binding posts, a proprietary creation of David Reich, Theta's amp man
(owner of Classe long time ago), are a marvel. High pressure. Easy to insert spades (or paddles) of speaker cable into, easier than standard bindng posts.
Each amp comes with an Allen hex wrench to tighten the Reich posts. Its easy.
Yea there's a warning if you tighten too hard you can break it - hey, I've done that with a five way binding post years ago. But I'm an idiot more. These Reich binding posts give you a more solid connection and allow you to get more surface contact area for objectively what should be better sonics. Well worth their cost.

I am bi-wiring. So I am using 1M Granite Audio #573 8 guage speaker cables.
2 speaker cables per amp. 2 Reich binding posts per amp. These Granite Audio speaker cables are ROCK SOLID. THICK. NOT LIGHT. Yet the Reich binding posts hold them no problem. IMPRESSIVE!

I understand from my dealer, Craig Shumer, Theatermax, that few folks order
Enterprises with the upgrade Reich binding posts. That's a shame. Better contact surface area objectively should mean better sonics. Its worth the extra bucks to do this.

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I guess I've saved a bundle getting all active speakers (ATC) - that's a ton of cords you've got in your system! On second thought, it's not like the ATCs were cheap, but at least it takes the guesswork out of speaker cables.

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ya gotta get Citadels Steve

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I guess I've saved a bundle getting all active speakers (ATC) - that's a ton of cords you've got in your system! On second thought, it's not like the ATCs were cheap, but at least it takes the guesswork out of speaker cables.

I got rid of the guesswork ever since I got addicted to Granite Audio cabling!!!
HA! But yea, I went through Kimber, Transparent, and others before settling down for good. Don Hoglund of Granite Audio has a lotta objective test gear (I've seen it) and great subjective ears/brains (played piano since he was little) that he can listen to pink noise and tell me all about my speakers. His products are designed and tested to be accurate sonically without playing games - so no surprise they work so well with Theta, Aerial and my formerly Bryston gear.

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ya gotta get Citadels Steve

Please private message me and I'll send you my address for donations. I'd like that.

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A few folks commented in another thread that they felt that the Enterprises don't have the bass as good as their amps or my former Bryston 7Bs.

I wondered about that initially. But I went and rechecked bass levels in my system vs other speaker levels and got that right.

The bass has been getting better with burn-in and proper level adjustment.

The bass is better than even before. Its cleaner, more accurate, more like live, especially on the DVD-A of Steely Dan "Two Against Nature" as an example.
The bass isn't an issue in my system. My multi-channel hi resolution music is already better than ever. Yesterday my good friend Bob came over. Not a real AV person, but a frequent visitor. I showed him the amps with "Two Against Nature" playing. Bob says "They're a lot more transparent, I really like this." Heck, I didn't know Bob even knew the word "transparent" in an audio context!

Keep in mind that given the plethora of cables and power cords out there, and that some play tricks on the sonics at different frequencies, it could be that someone's cables, etc. didn't match up well and changed some tonality. And as the Enterprises provide accurate bass, that accurate bass could have been "thinned out" to much in that system?? Just a theory. I don'tknow. But I'm happy as pie.

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My multi-channel hi resolution music is already better than ever. And we are far from fully burned-in!!!@@@

The key is a system sounding musically more involving, less fatiguing (even if you didn't know that it was before), with you paying attention to more musical details than you ever knew were there before. Yet the Enterprises do this in a natural and involving manner.

Certain discs, like the above Steely Dan, seem much improved. Some seem some improved. Heads Up/Telarc surround jazz discs are very nice indeed. And if I wanna really turn the system louder towards a real live performance, I am closer now than ever.

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TV shows are better too.

"The Unit" last week took place much in a submarine. The accurate bass surrounded me. The voices off the center of the screen are more real life, less fatiguing (didn't now they were), whatever level I feel like listening at.

"The Closer" - the surroundness of the music, etc. is just a good amount better than even before.

Effortlessness perhaps best described it. Nice.

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Yea, my Dwin CRT is still down. Don't ask!

But I've gotta nice Sharp 32" 1080p LCD under my Aerial CC5, out of the way of the speakers, which is nice to watch, too. Hopefully will get the Dwin back up soon.

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Nice!!!!
Those binding posts look cool too.
Just curious, why an odd number of subs (3)?
Conventional wisdom suggests a different placement scheme for the subs....what made you decide on your current positioning? I assume you're happy with your bass! That's ultimately what matters.

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Nice!!!!
Those binding posts look cool too.
Just curious, why an odd number of subs (3)?
Conventional wisdom suggests a different placement scheme for the subs....what made you decide on your current positioning? I assume you're happy with your bass! That's ultimately what matters.

I've had one sub in one front corner with two subs in the other corner. I've had
one sub each inside each front speaker with one next to the center speaker.
Latest is where I have them - because whether I use one, two or three subs,
they are quite flat there, as measured using my Velodyne SMS-1.

I had been using three sub outputs from my Theta CB3. But then with multi-channel high resolution audio and HD DVD multi-channel analog output, these sources only have one subwoofer output. So I decided to just use one sub output of my Theta CB3, and chain the subs to each other. Works great, been doing it for quite some time now.

The binding posts are COOL! Manufactured by Cardas only and specially for Theta as Theta's David Reich designed them. I've heard horror stories from friends of some high end audio amps with proprietary connectors that sucked when it came to trying to connect the speaker cables - gotta give David Reich and Theta credit, the Reich posts don't suck, they make other binding posts suck in comparison!!!@@@ And they allow me to bi-wire with double runs of thick 8 guage Granite Audio #573 speaker cabling so that the audio signal goes in "hyperdrive" from
the Enterprise amps to the Aerial speakers. HA!!

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An e-mail I received:

"Steve,
I see that you have 5 enterprise...that's excellent, Do you think I can use it for center too?? since it has destinated right or left speaker??
I like to post in avs but sometimes I really afraid of showing off what I have in public, My insurance (travelers) will not have a full replacement warranty. ( I try to contact my insurance agent , still they said "NO"...I think about california law??) I'm thingking to buy one more enterprise for the center.I wish I can buy all 5 just like you do .but I just bought from avs JVC RS-1, stewart curved screen 10',crystalio II 3800,toshiba xa2 , berkline seats.and latest 2 enterprise and aerial cc5 from audiogon.
- - - - - I wish I have local dealer as nice as Craig...... he's one of the best of there.)

Scott"

Scott, I'm using an Enterprise for my Aerial CC5 center channel - of course you can, and in my opinion its worthwhile to do so.There is a faceplate on the front of the Enterprise - the faceplate curves right or left. You get a right Enterprise for the front/surround right and a left Enterprise for the front/surround left. I got another right for my center channel. The left/right designation is cosmetic only and has nothing to do with any sonic differences.

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Steve,

I wish you told me that your're going to post it here. Carl from theta have thought that I buy from audiogon which is NOT..., I buy from my local dealer.
I only buy aerial CC5 from audiogon and after discussing with lee from aerial acoustic by giving him the serial #.

Please people, I'm a peaceful man and I like to enjoy music and ht .
AS I said in e-mail , I don't want to show off what I have , I'm afraid to get stolen.
My insurance will not cover 100%, even I try to get full replacement policy...and they still say "NO".

The main point , THETA ENTERPRISE IS BETTER THAN MY OLD DREADNOUGHT II.
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Steve, what is the point of this thread other than you going on and on yet again about your system?

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I will ignore Dizzman. I have a right to post about my new acquisitions. If he doesn't like it, he can ignore it.

Scott, I did send you an e-mail, I'll resend it.

As for insurance: Get a real good security system, hidden cameras, locks, etc.
No one wants to mess with me, or they will be on internet video for all to see.
The Enteprises will put them away for years. HA!!!

And Scott, as no one's got your actual full name and identity from your AVS moniker, you are safe from web bloodhounds.

Glad you luv your Enterprises. Me too.

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I will ignore Dizzman. I have a right to post about my new acquisitions. If he doesn't like it, he can ignore it.


Hey Steve, I heard you got some new amps! Tell me about them!!!

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Art's and my buddy Steve Bruzonsky! And Oneobgyn if I ever make it to NorCal!
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Steve, what is the point of this thread other than you going on and on yet again about your system?


Dizzman,
"steve post" benefit me otherwise I'll not know any summer deal on enterprise.

I've been listening last night for 6 hrs and luv them.

Steve,
I have alarm system and motion detector and 24 hrs monitoring....that all I can do for now.
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Steve,

I wish you told me that your're going to post it here. Carl from theta have thought that I buy from audiogon which is NOT..., I buy from my local dealer.
I only buy aerial CC5 from audiogon and after discussing with lee from aerial acoustic by giving him the serial #.

Please people, I'm a peaceful man and I like to enjoy music and ht .
AS I said in e-mail , I don't want to show off what I have , I'm afraid to get stolen.
My insurance will not cover 100%, even I try to get full replacement policy...and they still say "NO".

The main point , THETA ENTERPRISE IS BETTER THAN MY OLD DREADNOUGHT II.

Did you just get your CC5... like today????????
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i was not referring to his right to post about new gear... go right ahead. It just seemed like a rehash of your system which you have listed many times.

I was looking for thoughts and observations on the amps, or how you feel they have improved the system. etc...

Not just another list of your gear.

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Dizzman, I simply posted my gear and room info so that anyone who wants to place the Enterprises in the context of my system can do so. I figure anyone not interested or who already is familiar with my system can gloss over that section.

As for my "thoughts and observations on how the amps have improved" my system, I am posting this on an ongoing basis whether good, bad or fantastic!!!@@@

For me real enjoyment of audio and home theater isn't sitting down one listening session and proclaiming. Thats only a small part of it. Its living with something and finding out the extent to which I enjoy it!!!

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Did you just get your CC5... like today????????

Jim,
Yup I got it...big and heavy box sitting outside my home theater room waiting to be open.I'm waiting some friends to help me open and move inside the room.
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Jim,
Yup I got it...big and heavy box sitting outside my home theater room waiting to be open.I'm waiting some friends to help me open and move inside the room.

COOL! The Aerial CC5 is a phenomenal center channel. Aerial also has an adjustable Sound Anchors stand if you want to mount the CC5 higher.
In my room, my screen is mounted just right, so that my eyes are towards the midpoint of the screen. So I adjusted the CC5 special stand so that the CC5 is just below the screen, tipped up a tad. Having the CC5 drivers closer to my ear level (as opposed to being closer to the floor and tipped more upwards) improves the sonics - we tested that and there was no question.

As an aside, I was at the bookstore browsing through the latest Stereophile, July issue. Look at page 65. Then at home I looked at the August The Absolute Sound, page 46. Not gonna tell you what it says. You look it up and see what you think???? That is if anyone gets print mags anymore. If not, stop by the bookstore.

Ok. Quit the suspense. I didn't even know I was gonna be quoted again in print.
I posted this on the PS Audio forum and knew they were posting this on their website as simply one of many, many happer PS Audio Power Plant Premier users.
Didn't realize they were putting it in a print ad.

The product is simply amazing. And the prior barriers to many folks considering the original Power Plant:size, inefficiency, limited power capability and heat, are now a thing of the past. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Steve Bruzonsky

Back to Theta Enterprises!!!@@

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