It's a new year. Will you resolve to build the home theater of your dreams?
I'm waiting for the UHD standards to get set to buy a new UHD projector (when the price comes down) that has 3D. I'll also need to find a nice solid receiver to match. The key is to hit that "moment" when you can get the gear and know it will support technology for the next 5+ years.
I'll also continue to replace my Polk speakers peice by peice to Paradigm. Next step is the center. Ill probably replace my Ps3 with an Xbox One (for its streaming). I have a PS4 now but since they killed its media streaming ability, its not in the theater as my primary media device.
Louder is NOT better!
Panasonic TC-P50ST60 plasma HD television, Onkyo TX-SR805 and PIONEER ELITE VSX-47TX receivers, Klipsch RB-75(2 pair) and RB-61 bookshelf speakers, Klipsch RSW-10, RSW-12(2), Velodyne HGS-12, HGS-18 subwoofers, OPPO BDP-103, PS3 80G, PIONEER DV-525 dvd player, Klipsch RS-42 surrounds, Klipsch RC-52 center channel
Got that book 7 years ago. Nice reading for a while. But after listening to the "new" masters of 2009 I was very disappointed that they did not go back to the REAL 4 track masters and remastered them accordingly to the 2009 standards.To equalize the old stereo masters is the worst possible solution for these pieces of music history. Listen to the Love DVD-Audio and you know what I mean.
P.S. I spent around $ 2,500 to upgrade my HTPC over the last 15 months. I believe 2014 has to be a year of enjoyment and less of spending.
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Multichannel music (and video) urban loft living room system
I just got a used Onkyo HT R570 7.1 Surround sound. I am installing it tonight. wish me luck.
01.08.2014 - I had to get it repaired. But now it works great. Still have a few more things to connect. Then I will be done done done
Chrissy Michelle Strawn
Don't you agree - it needs the crown!
Crown yes. That would be the crowning glory!
Chrissy Michelle Strawn
Receiver: Denon AVR-4520CISpeakers:Fronts: Polk Rti A7 /Center: Polk csiA6 /Surrounds: Polk Fxi A6SUB: Rythmik LV12R X2Source: Pioneer BDP62FDDisplay:Panasonic TC P50S60[/SIZE]
My resolution is to stop spending so much money on the theater and do what I want to do on the house! I know that sounds crazy, but I have put so much money into my theater since I moved into my house a year ago. Time for the rest of the house to get special treatment.
This is mine as well. The A/V gear is fine for now. We're planning on new flooring, new paint, and new furniture in the family/media room.
2. Get a matching center speaker
3. Room treatment
Dynaudio DM 2/6 - Dynaudio DM Center - Def tech pro monitor 600 - Def Tech Prosub 600 - Marantz NR1402 - Bantam Gold Power Amp - Clark Synthesis tst 239 - Dune H1 - PS3
These and some new/upgraded power cabling. Along with a few more audio/video grade fuses that i have slowly been introducing into my system over the last year.
I have no plans to get rid of/downgrade the new KRP500M 9.5G plasma that hasn't even got to 900hrs yet since i was fortunate enough to pick one up last July.
An OLED in few years minus the obvious early gen hiccups/quirks we are witnessing today will be the only display worthy of a direct replacement.
And hopefully by then these will be genuinely OMLL.
I resolve to build The Beast Unleashed theater, after which point--I will stop spending money and start enjoying the room.
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