Enormous interest in $3,000 processors.

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  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    For some reason I thought that the majority of contributors to this forum were receiver kinds of guys. I have been totally shocked to see the Anthem AV-20 thread with over 1500 posts! I had no idea that there were so many on this forum willing and able to spend $2,500-$3,500 for a processor.

    Last time I saw this much interest it was for the Outlaw 1050 receiver ($500)?

    I guess I am one of those trailing edge guys. I'd be happy with a new Lexicon MC-1 for $1800.

    Artie
     
  2. Jed M

    Jed M Cinematographer

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    If you can afford it and you enjoy spending your money on HT then why not? No different than any expensive hobby such as cuisine, wine, cars, golf...
     
  3. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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    1500 posts populated by what, 30 individuals?
     
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  5. Sri

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    I'd be happy with a new Lexicon MC-1 for $1800


    where in PA can you find a new lexicon MC-1 for $1800. Thanks
     
  6. Lee-M

    Lee-M Stunt Coordinator

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    Sometimes when my wife remarks on the expense of my audiohome theater enthusiasm (and mine is relatively inexpensive compared to many), I offer to take her to the local "outdoor world" showroom to look at the $25,000 boat and trailer setups the locals buy to just go out on the lake (not to mention the $250 fishing poles and $500 shotguns, along with all the gear)...
     
  7. Michael Mohrmann

    Michael Mohrmann Screenwriter

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    Camp,

     
  8. Ricky T

    Ricky T Supporting Actor

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    Michael,

    You actually counted all 74 names [​IMG]

    Arthur,

    You picked up an MC1?
     
  9. Michael Mohrmann

    Michael Mohrmann Screenwriter

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    Ricky,

    If you mean manually, no. I used a C program that I modified (took about 5-10 minutes to set up) to perform a search through the html for that thread. Here's what the program produced:

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    Some names you might recognize as owners of other processors, but they ended up posting on that thread.

    Michael
     
  10. DarrylM

    DarrylM Stunt Coordinator

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    And the winner of the Guys Who Have Too Much Time on Their Hands Award goes to... Michael! [​IMG]
     
  11. Serge Breton

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    Michael, you just made my day. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :p)
     
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    Really, I'm appalled!! You (Darryl) should be so lucky to have a guy like Michael on your side ...

    If it wasn't for his dedication and devotion to helping fellow Anthem owners out there ... IMO none of us would be enjoying our processors to the extent that we are!

    BTW - how is your brother Larry, and your other brother Darryl doing? :wink:

    Tom[​IMG]
     
  13. Prathavan V

    Prathavan V Stunt Coordinator

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    DarrylM's name does not appear of Michaels list, but the rest of as ARE very lucky to have someone of Michael's dedication, devotion and wealth of knowledge on our side.

    Michael, I applaud your efforts and, based on the comments in that monster thread, I'm pretty sure that I can speak for the other Anthem owners on that thread and say that they feel the same.

    Tom, your comment to DarrylM
     
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    I viewed my HT processor purchase similar to that of a new computer purchase; the newer, more feature-rich unit you obtain, the more ahead-of-the-curve you'll stay, given the constant upgrades in formats, features, etc. That (plus the sheer quality) was what prompted me to buy the
    AVM-20 (blessed credit cards).

    I am also a little uneasy about used computer components, whether for my pc or a home theater processor.

    On the other hand, analogue stereo equipment (especially the higher-dollar higher-end stuff) offers a pretty good bargain, and I am a firm adherent to the break-in philosophy where such equipment is concerned.
     
  18. DarrylM

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    I'm not an Anthem owner.
     
  19. Bob-N

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    Darryl, figured as much.[​IMG]

    If you frequent the AVM20 thread, you'd probably picked up that Michael has contributed a lot to that thread. His list of names I took as a joke. I cracked up.

    Anyhow, I'm not a current owner either, but am looking to jump up the ladder sometime this year to the AVM20 or the Rotel 1098 (after early adopter's feedback). So I constantly check in on the AVM20 "boys" to see what issues they bring up.

    Bob
     
  20. Mike Loiterman

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    Michael has helped me *many* times. He also helped others with extremely detailed trouble shooting suggestions and procedures.

    Nobody paid him to do this work and I'm sure he could have spent the time working, with his family or actually using his AVM-20 to watch movies or listen to music.

    He is a major contributor to the forum and I, as well as many others sincerely appreciate his efforts.

    I don't want to start a flame war, but I think some of the comments made were unnecessary and a bit demeaning.
     

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