Dan here. I just got Ascend Sierra Ribbon Towers and a Horizon Ribbon Center and they sound good. My first love is 2-channel music but I've come to love movies with a 5.2 system, and I'm getting used to Blu Ray audio and DVD-A and SACD and all the other file formats. I'm using two subs, one is a 20+ year old Velodyne FSR18 which can shake the house, and the other is a new Rythmic F15HP-SE. I use the Rythmic for some music when I want to add bottom end, and I use both subs for movies. The room is pretty big, approx 20 x 22 with a 8' going up to around 16' high ceiling. Room acoustics are poor and I'm working on that, adding carpet, sofa, drapes, and eventually anti-reflective features and bass traps once I understand the science.
Some background: I'm an engineer and I've been into 2-channel music for 50+ years. First speakers were JBL-100 (inline) and they were some of the best sounding speakers I've ever heard. West Coast Sound apparently, but my ears loved them. Unfortunately I was forced to sell them when I graduated college and needed money. I drove those speakers first with a Marantz 2230 receiver from the 1970's. It worked but compared to today it was, vintage. Then I got into separates, an SAE 2200 power amp and a Crown IC-150A preamp (still have them and they're for sale if interested). I keep all original packaging material, for everything!
Got into Boston Acoustics speakers when my artsy wife had a say in the "way things looked". Boston Acoustics A-400's sounded great (I still have them, for sale if interested) and they're in perfect condition. I moved to a house and got into home theater with a Yamaha RX-V something or another, and Boston Acoustics VR30's and a VR12 center. Still have the speakers and they're in perfect condition (for sale if interested). I don't seem to sell things.
Then due to lightning I got a Yamaha RX-V3300 (still have it, perfect condition, for sale) and just recently upgraded to the Yamaha RX-A3060. I keep telling myself that eventually I'll get into separates for home theater but these newer receivers sound pretty darn good so it's difficult to justify. I don't play things at reference level, I just like clean, clear sound at moderate levels.
And that's it. I got into laser discs and have all that stuff if anyone is interested. Pioneer Elite CLD-79 and a couple dozen good movies. For some reason I thought laser disc was going to be a big thing. It wasn't.
Oh, and with HDMI cables I now have at least a hundred RCA interconnects, high quality, sitting in a box in the closet. Wonder what that's worth? I fell for the kinda high quality stuff and cringe when I look at all those cables sitting in that box.
And I still have a Sony PS-X7 turntable, an Ortofon high quality moving coil cartridge, several hundred vinyl albums all preserved with Sound Guard treatment and special liners, and even an AM/FM Tuner! Oh the memories!
Today's components are amazing!
* LG OLED65C7P
* Oppo UDP-205 * Sony UBP-X800 * Denon-DVD 2900 * Pioneer CLD79
* Yamaha RX-A3060
* Ascend Sierra RAAL Tower and Ascend Horizon RAAL Center
* Ascend Sierra-1 surrounds
* Rythmik F15HP & Velodyne FSR-18
Last edited by wowthatsabigscreen; 04-17-2017 at 06:42 PM.