Originally Posted by carp
Some of us have been to his room and the atmos bubble thingy he has going on really is impressive, I loved the Atmos scene from Gravity!!
However... we had to have him over to our rooms in order to convert him to bigger subs (accomplished
) and higher dynamic range speakers (working on it
) so he's been to a couple of our houses now too including mine.
BTW, one thing that REALLY works well in his room is having side surrounds out to the front of his main LP.
Thanks for the compliment Sheldon. Means a lot coming from you, with that insane setup of yours!
I had to start counting today and have figured out that in this 6 month process I've been through 23 speakers including 3 subs, yet only spent $5k (not including returned items or JTR purchases). I say that like it's not a lot of money, but do the math and it's only about $200 per speaker on average. I'm guessing I probably stand to lose about $1500-2000 once I resell all of the smaller speakers and slowly retrofit everything with tailored, high-end solutions. My mistake was trying to shoe horn everything into an existing floor plan and thinking I just wanted a small inexpensive theater. I've gone through 2 sets of LCR already, 4 subs, and 5 sets of Atmos ICs since starting the HT in April of this year. It does sound great IMO. But I know I can improve it even more slowly but surely.
On the plus side, all of that effort and $ allowed me to learn exactly what did and did not work for my room and what I wanted/expected out of it. I got one hell of a trial and error baptism for Atmos and side surround locations! So that did not come easy! It was also educational to play around with different speakers, numerous mounting locations, mounting options, speaker types, etc without investing a significant amount of money into a high-end item that ended up not working out for me.
I have owned ML CLS2z and Kinergetics with Levinson and Counterpoint in the past...I did my thesis work on DSP and electrostatic transducers and active noise cancellation....But the dedicated HT arena is new and foreign to me. So the locals have been awesome in patiently helping me out. Unfortunately, I think they're also leading me to never be satisfied!