Originally Posted by jkmw
Couldn't agree more. Don't know what drives people to create those systems. One recent article in Electronic House showcased an 'audiophiles' media room in which he insisted that performance was a critical determining factor then let the 'interior designer', who would not be swayed, put a custom made front left main speaker practically in the adjacent dormer. Right front was hanging out just to the right of the rooms center line with nothing around it except back wall. The guy had money to hire a designer, have speakers custom made and can't, or won't, figure out what to do with it all to maximize performance. Instead he lets the interior designer rule the day. I cringed when I saw it and cringe writing about it.
But you know what? (I wax philosophical), If he, and all the others who make similar decisions are happy with the way their installs turned out, then I say God Bless them everyone. Ho Ho Ho
I agree that people can spend whatever they want -- and be happy about what they get.
However, posting something on AVS -- especially as a highlighted feature -- does open up valid critique regarding the A
udio and V
It is valid to "waste" some money by hiring consultants, contractors, etc.
It depends on everyones independent value of their own time and money, but we should point out why a system isn't ideal -- if not for our own edification -- for those of non-posting lurkers.
And we should hold installers -- especially at this dollar figure -- up to a standard.