Originally Posted by simp1yamazn
Congratulations!!! Now if only I knew which Logans you're getting i'd be even more excited for you
Theos will sit FR and FL, and a Stage-X at CC in between. It's gonna be a several orders of magnitude upgrade for us.
We've grossly underspent on the audio side of our HTS from day one. I didn't mean to do it that way. It's just that the pace of technology change on the video side has been mind blowing. We've all got a closet full of useless cables to prove it. (OTA, cable, satellite. RCA connectors, S-Video, RGB, DVI, HDMI 1.0 through 1.4. Shielded. Unshielded. Magnets. Now stuff is wireless. Wow.)
Meanwhile, your old speakers keep humming along, using about the same connections, and sounding okay, and never really demanding replacement. In fact, their long and steady service helped make all those video upgrades possible. God bless 'em.
Then one day, you realize that since speakers can have such longevity, it's probably the last place you ought to go on the cheap. And since your wife hates how they look, what are you waiting for? So the light bulb goes off, and now all I'm waiting for is delivery.
Well delivery is one thing I'm waiting on. The other is significantly less exciting. That's the running of new speaker wire up into the attic, and down to where the speakers will sit. Due to the completely demented lay-out of the HVAC equipment in the attic, I've got to literally crawl on my stomach under stuff, then monkey climb over more stuff, and then repel here and there, and then somehow coax the cables up and down the wall spaces.
It's going to be a complete belly-scratching, head-bumping, knee-twisting nightmare. And once you make it bruised and bloody all the way into the work zone, you usually realize you've forgotten the flashlight or some other &^%$ thing, and you have to do the whole Houdini thing in reverse back out of the attic to grab something, and then repel back in. (Then you realize you should have gone to the bathroom while you were free, but you're not up to another steeplechase, so you just mutter a string of obscenities, and wipe the sweat off, and get back to work.)
You've all been there more than once, so you know what I'm talking about. It'll be hours of sweat and headaches, but worth every minute of it. Starting is the hardest part though ...