Originally Posted by RobLee
Yeah - TOO quiet. Just to fill the void, here's what I've been up to.
We've been "camping" in our old house back in Ohio since we flew back from Florida a couple months ago. We've been using a pair of Rti8's and a Csi3 running off a little Denon 2112, all gear that I had held back when the moving truck took most of my gear (RtiA9's, Emo amps, etc) to our retirement condo down south last fall. I had Fxi3 surrounds but packed them up a few weeks back and now using Rti6's. And a single Klipsch RW-12D sub. All in all, a decent setup, but nothing I'd call impressive.
BUT... I have to say, after listening to this setup for two months now, I AM IMPRESSED. It really does sound good! I can't help but wonder why on earth I spent all that money on larger, more powerful equipment (and committed to significantly higher maintenance due to their size) when I had this older but highly capable gear stored in the basement.
Of course, I realize that once I get back to Florida and get everything setup, I may come to the startling realization that what I have down there really is better, but for now, I have my doubts. I wonder if I'll end up selling off the larger gear and downsize, as we're currently in the process of doing with everything else.
Speaking of which, we've been clearing out 30+ years of accumulated junk from the basement and garage. My god, we kept everything, and now we're paying the price. So much obsolete computer gear. And the kids' video games. We're trying to be conscientious, breaking everything down and recycling what we can. But it's taking forever. By mid-July we plan to rent a truck and haul the last of our stiff to Florida, leaving my wife's car here in the garage (we left my car in Fla last spring). We still have work to do on the condo, then will return this fall to put the house on the market. Then we'll be "done"... yeah, I've heard that one before.
So what have you been up to?
Hello Rob, nice to see your doing good!
Ahhh older gear! Often older lines can sound better of some design choices on new series, so maybe you'll find you love them more than your bigger setup indeed =) Nice problem to have eh? And the Rti series doesn't look aged a single bit too!
Haha, amassing stuff over the years is inexorable isn't it? We all know for a fact that if something is stashed for years, it's a good sign that we will probably be never using it again... But again, we ALL stock stuff ...Guess it's nostalgia
Kudos for recycling older electronics, good thing to take responsibilities towards our good ol' planet!
And ahaha, remembering all the stuff you have stocked, you'll amass a little fortune selling them eh?
For me, well I'm homestuck with a evil back sprain haha... But I'm going back to work on monday, a week of work or two and after that, vacation time!
Talking about gear, I've recently taken the plunge into vinyl... What a rabbit hole haha! I was willing to cope with scintalling sounds, cracks and pops and things of the like... To my amazement, when a record is clean, wow... The noise floor is very low , and I'm enjoying it a lot. It will cost me a little fortune, because since vinyl is popular, the prices have raised
But I will go into flea markets in search of hidden treasures... Fun aspect of it, too!
On that, enjoy the superb climate of Florida!