Originally Posted by Oybub1952
. Florida takes some getting use to .. I moved here with my first wife in the 70's.. That didn't work out . Can't live with them , can't herd them all to Canada . ( I'm watching Married with Children as I type with my sick granddaughter ). Started my business in 79. I supply cutting tools to mainly aerospace industry in New Jersey and Ct. From working 50 hours a week in the old days on the front line to today , fishing on my boat or lying by the pool and taking orders by phone , text and e-mail ..it's a different world today...
I met my second wife in Fl and she wouldn't move so I had to ..I lost her to cancer last year and her dying request was for me to take care of our granddaughter who has been with us since she was born ..both her parents are here in Fl and even though she lives with me full time I can't take her out of the state to live . Education sucks big time here . Ranked 49 th out of 50. But if you want to live in a million $ NJ house for 300 g's in Fl and pay less then 4 g for property tax and no state income tax then Fl is the state for you ..Christina is 12 so 6 more years and she will go away to college and I can move if I chose to ..
What kind of speaker wire did you buy and did you find a difference ? I pretty much make my own using mono price 12 gauge and GLS locking bananas ..
This hobby is addicting .. In the last 4 months I've bought 1 plasma , 4 amps , 9 speakers , two dacs + preamps and just the other day 400 ft of braided sleeve, 100 ft of red and black shrink wrap and 48 more GLS bananas with another 250 roll of wire. Waiting on my two svs. Sb13 ultra subs. And I'm thinking of converting to spade lugs ..My name is bub and I have a problem.
I am very to hear about your loss. Cancer is a horrible. 4 years ago we lost my father in law who was a chief electrical engineer for Raytheon(60 yrs) and my cousin who was an OBGYN surgeon at St, Clair's Denville (42) to cancer within 6 months. Both battled for a while. The disease just deteriorates you in a way that's hard to watch. Since their deaths we have 2 separate fundraisers that we take part in their names.
Florida is very bad for education, I agree totally. My wife is a teacher and whole family has been in education including my dad. My dad actually hired Joe Clark from Eastside HS in Paterson. Remember the movie Lean on Me? I realize your money gets a lot more there. Especially compared to the wealthy Hugh cost of living state of New Jersey. That must be nice spending all that time with your granddaughter.
I too have bought a lot in the past year. I've have changed out speaker sets like 5 times and bought too much other stuff to even list. Most recently just spent a small fortune on Interconnects and speaker cables.
All my in wall wiring and hidden speaker wire is either heavy duty gauge 12/2 Monster THX cl2 rated that a theater company was throwing out. (Best in wall cable I have.) Then I also used 12/2 GLS audio speaker wire and GLS new locking bananas. I have in walls also 12/2 monoprice cl2 wire which is my least favorite. The monoprice is cheap feeling compared to the Monster wire that I had about 150' of. I also have some pre made Sewell Silver back wire (on amazon) excellent for the money that I have used from time to time when switching components.
Most recently I had 7 cables made from Calabrine cable and they are totally awesome for the money. They are very well made, look incredible and sound even better. Paul at Calabrine will make any length you want. Check them out If you need high quality cable but don't want to pay kimber kable prices. I think he is in Ohio you have to send him an email.
If you or anyone buys from him tell him I sent you and he will take extra care of you. I have bought a lot from him and he made me such great sounding cables I told him I would tell people whenever I could. They really sound amazing and look just as good.
Spades can be tricky to position especially if you don't have a lot or space and your cable is stiff. They are then hard to deal with just stick with good bananas.
Lucky you on the SVS. You are getting 2 Ultra PB13's? Or the sealed ones?
Did you ever look at JL audio subs? They just came out with new less expensive line compared to the fathom f110' f112 and f113 which are incredible subs. They are called e subs. The new e line. E110,e112 and e113. They start about $1600. They are a lot smaller than the behemoth PB13 Ultra. The SVS subs are awesome not really sure you need 2 though. That is prob overkill for one room
Good luck with them. Instead of buying the SVS or a JL Audio sub I just purchased really expensive speaker cables and interconnects for my main system. It was hard decision to make but since my Martin Logan Electrostats have built in amp and they make a lot of bass to begin with. I have my 2 12" subs always turned off bc my mains make so much bass alone.