Hey guys, I just thought I would follow up on my posts.
Since I have way too many speakers as it is, I have been collecting other sound gear. I did grab a super mint pair of timepiece speakers. They were only 20 bucks from the original owner! Great computer desktop speaker!
Also I have been picking up some cd players/preamps.
In my den I have a b&k pro-5 preamp(paid $100 for it), with a rcd-8658x(paid $40.00), rotel rb-981(paid 100) those are all running through my original time windows.
The sound is really good. Eric Clapton Unplugged sounds awesome! You can hear his slide running up and down the neck of the guitar between notes! It is very subtle, but cool! On Buddy Guy's album "sweet tea" , track 9 "it's a jungle out there" you can hear him hitting the plastic pick against the strings. That had to be picked up through a mic and not a guitar amp. Pretty cool
For my HT, I have picked up a few other things. I got a b&k avr-307 for$200.00 then ended up grabbing a av-5000 series 2 amp for $200.00 and using the avr as a preamp.
I then ended up getting a deal on a b&k ref-50 series 2 for $400.00. I also snagged a sony bdp-s550 for blue ray with analog out. I also snagged a Mitsubishi WD-73727 TV in a trade for an old router.
So, now I have Mitsu 73" dlp, with directv, the sony bdp and ps3 going into the ref 50, to the av5000, with the cx-17 as a center, tf-v 10.0's as main and 6.0's as rear, with a deftech prosub on the low end.
It is a pretty great sounding system. At least the best I have ever had for HT!!! It has been fun setting up a theater room. I am the only one allowed in, with exception for my wife. She is by invitation only. Hahahha!