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Thank you. *performing elegant bow* (swamp people do NOT curtsy)

I guess I ought to show the magnificence of the current set up now as you have already been subjected to the old CRT version.

On the left is the Thorens turntable, Hal's Kenwood we are using as its preamp and the Boston Acousitc CR8 and its subwoofer the CR400.

In the center is the 42" LG 1080p HDTV and the new Atlantic Technology 2200 center.

And on the right the DVD player, digital/analog converter, VCR, 25 CD changer, speaker, satellite box and my lovely new Yamaha AVR.
(Note the heavy beam above the cabinets, have 5 of those suckers overhead. They were actually milled on site, Hal believes they are red pine).

We are 9 feet back from this wall and are enjoying the set up very much.
For contrast I have also provided you with the previous set up that has the TV on the taller bookcase. The old Altec Lansing speaker as center had to be off on the right, the smaller CR6s are sort of hidden behind the cabinet posts next to the TV screen and the CR8s which were exclusively used for stereo music and attached to my Onkyo were way up on the top. This also had the ancient Sony as AVR. This is the one we sat 16 feet back from when we still had the room set up conventionally.

Today I have decided to continue re-arranging the great room. Nothing in the HT area will change. I've decided to swap the sofa (now against the wall behind us) with the dining table. Technically the table requires less room and it would allow the sofa to face the fireplace. Much more sensible and if we really, really wanted to, we could then watch TV while eating Christmas dinner. :-D

I wonder how Luna and Ziggy will feel having their sofa moved yet again!

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