Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Chuck, this room is a wonder of technical achievement. Everything from the equipment selection to your calibrations skills means this is one of the “end all, be all” rooms here on AVS. I can’t believe I haven’t posted in this thread when it was first announced, but I’ve admired you and your room(s) for several years now (11 to be exact). Keep on showing us how it’s done!
Matt: Thanks for the very kind words. This hobby has given me (and my wife) much pleasure. Watching movies is so much fun. The image produced by the Lumagen/RS4500/Panamorph is beyond wonderful. And, of course, the audio, driven by the Trinnov is truly amazing. And listening to 2 channel music up-sampled using Auro has provided the best music listening experience I have ever enjoyed.
And speaking audio, the "improvement" bug has risen its ugly head (Yet again
). I am getting ready to clean up the wiring mess behind my equipment rack and decided I needed to get rid of the miniDSP that manages my subs. What better way to do that than with an extra channel from a Trinnov. But given I am OUT of channels, the only way to get more is to move from an A16 to an A32-24. So that is what I have decided to do.
But since I will now have extra channels to play with, I might as well attach some speakers to some of them. So I will eventually go from my 9.x.6 room to 11.x.10. Why? Because DTS:X Pro will make us of most of what I add (and Atmos will use a few of them as well) and I guess AuroMatic will also use some of them.
I will be the first to admit that I'm not sure this will make much if any difference in what I hear at the MLP. But, once it is all installed, it will be real easy to compare 7.x.4 to 11.x.10. And then I will know if I wasted a huge amount of money. Or I might actually need to eat my words.
I have a list of names that will be reminding me of my previous --- and multiple "foolish proclamations" about "no more upgrades". I won't be making that proclamation again.
So if anyone is interested in an Altitude 16, let me know. I won't let go of it until my A32 is installed and that will probably be ~3 weeks.