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Subject: Re: Why not Marantz? Date: 10/9/2012 11:24 PM
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Chatting with you has been (is) fun.

MichaelR


Yeah, I'm having a blast, too. And once I buy my AVR I won't disappear because there's still setting it up and tweaking it. It's a lot more involved than the Sony's test tones and decibel selection.

RM


Selecting and buying home theater stuff is, what, a few months? Tweaking is, well I don’t know, I’ve only had a home theater for twenty years. One day I am going to build the perfect home theater and attach a house to it. Meanwhile: “Elly, I think we need some concrete blocks to raise the subs up a foot or two.” Or, “Elly, I realize it’s been more than a week but I think I am getting the bass where I like it.” And on.

Then there's the possibility of a Blu-ray player in my future. I think DH feels that continuing my upgrades is not stopping here. In the words of agent Smith "it is inevitable." Of course he doesn't realize the one I'm looking at now (still the RX-v571) is a 7.1 system. So hey, I could be buying more speakers maybe next year, or the year after, who knows?

A Blu-ray player will set you back about slightly less than $100 (LG 620 for example) but with your system I’d go for the extra speakers first since the amp is setup for it and the extra speakers will be used in normal viewing of stuff coming through the satellite feed.

Now I've even thinking how to re-arrange our living room to get us closer to the TV. We are farther than optimum for a 42" screen (DH thinks the optimum seating recommendations are another marketing ploy). I'm not sure it's possible though without throwing out the sofa and I think my dogs would rebel.

Think the entire length of the sofa as a sweet spot. That’s a good start.

MichaelR
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