I live in the Northern suburb of Milwaukee.
Perhaps we might each visit our home theatres?
I had this theatre built in 1995. Its in the basement of my house.http://www.audvid.50megs.com/Theater/
Started with an Onkyo, bose cubes and Sony 7" CRT
Moved up to a JBL synthesis 3 system,
Got the first generation DILA JVC G10.. and installed Stewart 130 perforated screen, 13' wide. Hey.. it was 1998.. 500:1 contrast was good enough? Wasted of $18,000 for that JVC.. Sent for recycling..
Got the Marquee 9" CRT. Excellent projector..
The pictures are from 2001, with the above..
I don't have current pictures.
Current equipment: Sony Qualia 004
Five Bryston Amps.. mono blocks for front three channels driving Electrovoice professional horn speakers behind the screen.
Bryston stero amps for rear channels with Synthesis 3 speakers for rear.
Synthesis amps and speakers for side channels.
I have two synthesis subs and two other passive subs (forgot brand name. They have three 8" cones in each".
I prefer passive subs - more accurate. I am not into high spl boom/subs - my ears hurt!
Lexicon MC1 processor.. I use only 1 sub for LFE. The other three subs are actually used for each of the front three channels.. I prefer this kind of set up - not saying its ideal for everyone but I prefer it that way..