Ok. I have to breathe.
Heres my story:
Used to live in an apt, where my 300 dollar Onkyo HT all inclusive did ok. Tiny apartment, awesome sound characteristics.
Moved to big open concept house. 300 dollar Onkyo system sounded like my cell phone playing music. lol. I even thought the whole thing broke during shipment.
Then I started researching home theaters and learned just like any other hobby, this one also had a high vertical ladder of involvement, and I was right at the bottom.
Skip ahead 1 month (about 1 week ago real time) and now I have 4 FS52's, the pioneer center, an Onkyo 818 and all hooked up with a higher gauge wire.
Now at this point Ive started researching everything about audio, what that Dolby thing I always saw on everything meant, how to setup my PS3 and receiver to get the audio as it was intended to hear, what reference level is, everything. Got it all set up and honestly, didnt even need a subwoofer Ive been so blown away by the system, listening to iron man bluray was just insane.
I am at the point where i dont even care about the movie as much as I do about how it sounds. I listened to some poorly mixed movies and it could be the number one oscar winning best movie ever, ill hate it lol. Im sure with time as I settle in with my new equipment thatll go away.
Last week I bought a klipsch rw12d because i knew it would be nice to have a subwoofer. Didnt do much research, got it for 299, so i thought ok whatever. Well. Lets just say it didnt even begin to keep up with the rest of my system. My room ate it alive, and the only thing that worked decently was nearfield placement, but still, wasnt happy with it. Boomy, i could hear port chuffing, just ugly sounding subwoofer for my purposes.
Did some research, talked to some guys, had some drinks and Ive pulled the trigger on a Rythmik FV15HP, with the intentions of buying another one sometime next year.
I am feeling a little queezy after spending so much (my initial budget was 1000 for everything, i just dropped 1200 on a sub lol). But, I hope it all comes together since I love music and movies so much, I think this will be a good investment.
Thanks for reading!!