Originally Posted by JPark
Page 3 is just more Parts Express debate, so I skipped the rest of that.
Okay, so I had a chat with the little lady. The posts on here were too humorous for me to not share them with her. We had a good, healthy, communicative discussion and arrived at a mutual understanding. Thanks for all the relationship advice guys. I don't know if it helped at all, but it was sure a lot of fun to read. Now on to the conclusion.
First, a reminder of the background info:
-Onkyo TX-SR601 (nice, but no HDMI)
-Fronts: 15 year old Infinity bookshelves (Sterling series, SS2005)
-Center: 10 year old Infinity center channel (probably the best speaker in my set, don't know the model number; doesn't match the timbre of the fronts)
-Rears: Boston Acoustics bookshelves; one seems to have a short or something, as it cuts out intermittently and never sounds that great)
-Sub: Epik Empire
-Speaker stands: on the floor in the front, Paper Shredder and Epson Printer boxes in the back. Cables strewn everywhere
-DVD player: Sampo, propped up on a VHS tape to keep it from making a scraping noise when playing. (Sampos were actually pretty sweet back in the day. They were easily hackable and weren't Region locked, and the remote worked from across the parking lot (good for outdoor movie nights back in college).
-Bose Lifestyle V20 (for those unfamiliar, it has a control module, 5 satellites and a pseudo-sub AcoustiMass thinger. The control module sends sound to the AcoustiMass jobby, which sends it to the 5 speakers. Yes, I know. Dumb idea. The control module does have HDMI, but not a lot of options for sound output other than the out to the AcoustiMass. However, it does have an analog Left/Right pre-amp out. This is important.
-A desire to save up for a freaky-expensive piano. (You think you have expensive hobbies? For 90% of you, they're nothing compared to a girl who dreams of owning a Schimmel baby grand.)
Sorry, I gotta take off and get to church. Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion. (or take a guess at where I'm going with this while I'm gone. Hint: The pre-amp out is important. So is the Schimmel.)