Originally Posted by mrgribbles
I for one think you made a very good move. I can't speak from ears on experience with this system but I'm one who places a certain amount of respect on THX certification. Some think its merely a marketing scam. Certainly marketing has a role in it but the whole idea behind THX certs is fidelity with respect to source material. If you haven't already done it, do some perusing on the THX site and see whats involved in gaining the cert. I'm impressed. THX was born from George Lucas's frustration with theaters and equipment not reproducing faithfully his artistic endeavors. So you'll have some assurance that at least Star Wars will sound like he intended.
Growing your system is one of the joys of AV as hobby/avocation. No matter how good I feel a component is, I'm always looking over the fence at the greener grass. Nothing wrong with that. Except of course, the daily calls from Visa.
Buying pieces is not as easy as it used to be. 2.0 was fairly straightforward. Matched speakers and you're good to go. Adding a sub, made the equation a bit more complex and now we're in to 5.1+. Matching components, selecting speakers with complimentary high and low pass filtering, frequency response, timbre, warmth and especially room acoustics can make this a challenging but rewarding project.
Good luck with your acquistion.
I didn't know they had a site for THX certs, i'll check it out. This is my first system, and i plan on being an Audiophile and Videophile as i get more knowledgable. Im going to school for Electronics Engineering. This is the only type of thing i can think of doing for a living. It took me a while to find what i wanted to do for a living, hell im and old man now (well 22, but too old to be finding my career choice ) but i finally found it. What type of nice jobs could an audiophile and videophile have though, I do ask?
I mean i know theres the typical retail like, J&R ,bestbuy, and circuitcity Home theatre deparment manager, but is their more? and is Electronic Engineering the right class choice to get involve in this. I was going for Compiter Engineering but audio and video is so much more entertaining to me. This is my career choice for atleast a stable living to support a family when im ready to start one. My dream is still to be a screen writer and direct my own movies but the odds of that is 1 and a Billion. So im going to go after my hobby first and make living off of it, then attack screen writing.
Anyone can reply to this post, thank you