Hello all, I join the ranks of Time Window fans happy to have stumbled across this cyberspot. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the historical threads. Mr Hauser: your can-do spirit is inspiring!
History: one of my college roomies bought a new pair of TW-1 in 1980 or 1981. He had a decent Pioneer amp backing them, and we were totally spoiled in that house. It seemed like crazy money for a college student at the time, but he had a good job and could afford them.
Present: I recently replaced every component in my system. I use it mostly for home theater, but also for some music, and increasingly more for music with video, either via Comcast MHD channel (Music in High Definition), or DVD. I currently piggyback the sub onto my A-L/R TW-1 connections. I have been experimenting a lot with different settings: stereo w/sub, stereo alone, direct line on the receiver, full surround in different receiver modes, etc.. Different inputs seem to benefit from different settings.
I’m quite pleased with the hodge-podge system. It’s about to get an upgrade, as I just closed a deal on a pair of TW-3. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the TW-1 yet. I don’t really have a situation at the moment that supports them for surrounds, but I anticipate having a space that would within the next 5 years or so. Maybe I’ll just hold onto them for later. My receiver is 7.1, but I’m only using 5.1. I’m working on getting a pair of TW-7 (not easy). Would love to have a 7.1 system with TW-7 in the front, TW-3 on the sides, and TW-1 in the rear. I also just bought a pair of DCM CX-17s, but haven’t hatched a specific purpose for them yet. Maybe I can work in a 7.1 system with them for awhile…
My latest fun is experimenting with the new Media Center Extender technology, where your home computer serves up the media. We’re finally getting to the All Things, All Places, All The Time scenario. I love having my family photos on slideshow on my bigscreen with music, or being able to pull up any of our family videos without futzing with a tape or DVD.
Frontside: DCM TW-1 recently purchased off eBay (soon TW-3)
Center: Vienna Acoustics Theatro
Backside: Bose Acoustimass-5 (passive sub with two dual-cubes)
Sub: Velodyne F-1200 Servo 12”
Video: Samsung HL-T6189S 61" 1080P LED DLP w/3 HDMI 1.3 inputs
AV: Onkyo TX-SR805 7.1 w/3 HDMI 1.3 inputs
BRD: Sony PS3 80GB w/HDMI 1.3
Game: Xbox 360 Elite w/HDMI & 120GB HD
Cable: Motorola Comcast Dual-Tuner HD-DVR w/HDMI
Power: Monster rack system (can't recall model)
HTPC: Homebuild AMD Dual-Core w/DVICO FusionHDTV Cool 7 ATSC/DVR Card & 3TB HD
Media Center Extenders: Linksys DMA-2100 w/Wireless-N, MS Xbox 360 Elites (2)
Network: Linksys Wireless-N Gigabit Router
Phone: Linksys Wireless CIT400 Skype Devices (2)