Originally Posted by Timothy Wright
Sometimes I read up on fast sporty cars even though I can't afford them, fit in them nor get in and out of them anymore.
Sometimes I look at expensive homes for sale, not that living alone I need 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and I am confused why guest/child bed rooms would need walk in closets and en suite bathrooms?
All these houses are pre-staged for sale, no room ever has a waste paper basket or a mop or a broom. One never sees a dog bowl on the floor or a crucifix on any wall.
The problems of the wealthy. so perfect it is a wonder they need a toilet.
Well today is a special day, I saw one million dollar home that not only had speakers but they were floor standing speakers!
I am uncultured about these things, I know expensive homes have useless light fixtures for show and all recessed lighting. Is the same policy in effect for speakers, everything is in the wall flush mounted? How does one optimize placement of in-wall flush-mounted speakers? Does the lady who chooses fabrics swatches also "design" where the speakers go?
Purchase enough expensive speakers, place them anywhere; then one needs Dolby Atmos to fix the whole mess?
Am I wrong to think this is a mess? I'm sure this can be done well, but by the same people who run the plumbing, set tile and pull wire?
Interesting post. Thanks for sharing. And yes, long gone are the days that brothers or sisters share a bathroom, much less a bedroom. And when I was a kid, I didn’t have enough clothes (or toys) to worry about closet space. Just stuff the clothes in a drawer. Bigger houses, bigger utility bills. It’s the American dream
. Hell, I have a 4 bedroom home and it’s just me, but resale is better on a larger home, not that I’d resell it (bought it new in 1989). Hell, I don’t resell anything. I use it until it goes into the scrapheap.
I’m with you concerning speakers. I want to see the damn things. I want to position them and play around with the locations. If I wanted hidden speakers, I’d hardly choose Magnepan
. Hell, they can dominate most any room. If I wanted a small sub, I wouldn’t have chosen PSA. And when I buy something, I want it to last a lifetime. So far, only my McIntosh equipment has provided that (my amp and preamp will be 40 years old next July … although I did replace the preamp because I wanted a new toy … dumb). But my 1997 Camaro still looks new and runs great (amazing what claying and waxing a car, keeping oil in it and garaging it will do), and even at my age I can still get out of it, but not quite as easy as when I bought it. My brother’s Corvette, on the other hand ….
But hey, we are all different in what floats our boats. And I rarely offer advice on what speakers to buy any more. I’ve found that it is completely useless, because what I seek in sound, others will seek something different, as they should. And those people that want the smallest speakers and subwoofer possible and are seeking cinema sound, all I can say is, "good luck with that".