Are there any home theater/hifi audio enthusiasts here?

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Robrus1
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Are there any home theater/hifi audio enthusiasts here?

Postby Robrus1 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:47 am

I thought I'd see if there were any people in here who are into big time home theater/high end stereo stuff. I have spent years putting mine together one piece at a time. I'd like to read about/see pics perhaps of other audio enthusiasts set ups.

The tough thing about being into this stuff is that there's always a higher level of stuff you can't afford. I'll never have Wilson Audio speakers because I don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars to drop on them, but my home theater system is now more than sufficient.
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Postby kcarter609 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:40 pm

I'm all into it, and I love checking out setups, the problem is I don't have the money to buy my own lol.

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Postby agp » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:06 pm

I have a soft spot for Harman Kardon, I tend to buy everything they make. Ironically, I also have a very hard spot for Harman Kardon.

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Postby JayS10 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:11 am

I've been into home theater for a number of years ever since i bought my first HTIB! Back then component video was the thing. I've since gone a different route and got into HTPC's. My HTPC's serve as front ends to my entire media library, I have a video of my old setup here.

[video=youtube;c2N0iHwlIgI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2N0iHwlIgI[/video]

Since my HTIB I haven't pieced out a stereo systems due to my current living arrangements, once I get my own house I'll dive back into that. For now I focus on my HTPC server and building my HTPC Client PC's. I've got a 6TB Raid server where i store all my music/photos/movie backups and working on getting an HDHomerun Prime to watch live TV. For my clients I'm going with those small bookshelf computers, with the right chipset they can stream 1080p without any hiccups.

Since that video was taken I've moved away from that software and primarily use Windows Media Center.
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Postby jeffysdad » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:00 am

I stopped striving almost 10 years ago. My main system is McIntosh C42, MC352, Tascam and Sony ES CD players, my old Nakamichi cassette deck, an old McIntosh tuner and an internet radio and iPod all playing throuhg PSB Stratus Silver Series I speakers.

Office and bedroom systems are McIntosh 4200 receivers playing through Epos bookshelf speakers (office) or B&W bookshelfs (bedroom).
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:47 pm

I have a Denon system with boston acoustics speakers.
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Postby icewater » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:50 am

I have been audiophile for a few years now. I have pieced my system all together one component at at a time.

I am happy now with what I have. I will try to get some pictures later, but right now my front stage is comprised of (2) Jamo C809's and a center Jamo C80. Behind me are (2) Jamo C603's. I have an Epik Empire for bass (she is a beast!). I run all this through a Pioneer Elite SC-35 and display on my Samsung PN59D6500 59". Bluerays through the PS3 and SACD's through the Oppo DV-980H. I have a second zone set up in the kitchen for the wife with a pair of Jamo E700's. Then the cherry to top it off is a Harmony remote. It is a must with a lot of equipment. I have the 650 but any Harmony remote will do.

Like you said, there is always something more expensive, newer, higher rated. It could be a rabbit hole you never reach the bottom of. But the trick is to find something you like, and stay with it. No reason to "keep up with the Jones"
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Postby icewater » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:52 am

jeffysdad wrote:I stopped striving almost 10 years ago. My main system is McIntosh C42, MC352, Tascam and Sony ES CD players, my old Nakamichi cassette deck, an old McIntosh tuner and an internet radio and iPod all playing throuhg PSB Stratus Silver Series I speakers.

Office and bedroom systems are McIntosh 4200 receivers playing through Epos bookshelf speakers (office) or B&W bookshelfs (bedroom).


Wow *wipes drool from lip* Nice system!
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Postby Robrus1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:30 pm

Some nice systems, everyone! My current set up, and a picture in attachment. Denon AVR1910, Phase Tech Velocity speakers and sub. Sharp Aquos 65inch LCD, which I bought a few years ago, so it's probably outdated already.
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Postby ChrisR2020 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:06 pm

Yes- I have been into stereos... There's nothing like good sound. I have owned/built more than two dozen pairs of mid-fi speakers in the past 20 years: vandersteen, dynaudio, MLogan, b&w, magnepan, etc... I love to swap! I have settled for a pair of psbs and a pair of regas 2-3 years ago. I do not care for surround sound though.
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