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  1. Winston_T

    Is now a bad time to be upgrading my receiver (Denon 3802)?

    Another reason why I'd like to replace mine is the volume control just is too flakey. It doesn't react or reacts way to quickly so to volume jumps around. *Ack* DVD-A/SACD is also a concern for me. But I agree with Jeff. Another thing to think of is what the "price" of the upgrade would be...
  2. Winston_T

    Columbia House now has Warner DVD-As

    Can someone list the DVD-Audio "part" number? You might be able to use it that way instead...
  3. Winston_T

    Borders Coupons

    David Lambert could you elaborate on the "no more DVD discounts". The Borders clerk should not laugh at you for using a coupon. BUT IF THEY DO, TALK TO THE STORE MANAGER. Behavior like that should not be tolerated. If the store manager does not resolve it to your satisfaction, I suggust...
  4. Winston_T

    Paradigm pricing in Canada

    While you are at the Canadian dealer, look into delivery for your speakers. It just might prevent you from going through that tax hassel. I know someone who got some PSB's and they got a better "deal" that way. (don't recall the exact advantage, but I suggust you look into it).
  5. Winston_T

    Ann Arbor, Michigan area

    Yeah, the one I've been to was a nice set up and the one in October is going to be. I can tell you that there are quite a few people who don't really have a set up but want to see what is possible and how to go about it. I, myself, have a very modest system. I'm looking forward to the home...
  6. Winston_T

    Ann Arbor, Michigan area

    Hi Jason, I don't usually check around here since it doesn't seem like the "michigan" chapter does much here. So I was quite surprised to see this. If you look on avsforum, you'll see alot of michiganders. In fact, there is a meet on October 5th or 9th or something like that. There have...
  7. Winston_T

    Diva and Rocket Speakers

    Thanks, Lew Crippen. I do auditioning for (partly) the reason you mention. Let people make there own informed decision. It's also a lot of fun seeing what people play and think. Seems like there are a lot of Michiganders, like EricT and others I know, who move to Texas. I guess some people just...
  8. Winston_T

    A response to a forum member question

    You didn't start anything. You did nothing wrong.
  9. Winston_T

    A response to a forum member question

    Humm.... I'm not going to comment on a lot here... since, yes, it is subjective (business practice, retailers, etc). But I will comment on a few things I hope I can help out on. (I'm not an av123 employee, past, present, future (AFAIK :p)).
  10. Winston_T

    Wiring new house for speakers, help

    Does the builder know you are doing so? Have you planned on them giving you time? Just some things to consider. Also watch how you cross the power lines. 90 degrees is best, if you must. I haven't done pre-speaker wiring but did but spools and spools of RG-6 and CAT 5 into the house, and the...
  11. Winston_T

    *** Official 'Fellowship of the Ring' DVD member review & discussion thread

    LFE is Low Frequency Effect aka the bass channel. Feature Article - "The Misunderstood 0.1 LFE Channel in 5.1 Digital Surround Sound" - April, 2000 Link Removed
  12. Winston_T

    Rocket Review....

    LOL, Tommy_W, I was just thinking that I wish more people would put their state in the location field, when I noticed I didn't have it on mine! (I do have it on another forum at least) :p Anyways, I'm in the Ann Arbor, MI area and have the rockets and diva's (for a short time). Right now, I'm...
  13. Winston_T

    Is it pronounced "Sue" or "Shoe"?

    What Aaron said?! Don't you mean what I said? Oh... wait. We posted at the SAME TIME! LOL Winston T-S-A-N-G... don't even get me started on trying to teach people how to pronounce my last name. :D
  14. Winston_T

    advice needed for an ht newbie

    Have you considered "re-weighting" your ratios of costs? If you do a search on some of the threads on there (here and avsforum) you will find some advice. Not saying you are wrong at all, but with $2000-$2500 on a int/rec/amp and $500 for speakers, that seems unbalanced to me. Your total cost...
  15. Winston_T

    Are the Diva and Rockets really that good?

    To address some of the points here, I'd like to say that I've auditioned the Diva's to a few people. In fact, I got THREE audition requests before I received or even set up my speakers! I was contemplating auditioning, but I guess I had my mind made up for me (i.e. these people came to me, I...
  16. Winston_T

    Are the Diva and Rockets really that good?

    I just started the thread in the HT Meet section: http://hometheaterforum.com/htforum/...threadid=84669
  17. Winston_T

    Michigan (Ann Arbor Area) Speaker Meet

    I'd like to offer up what I consider an unusual opportunity to folks within driving distance of Ann Arbor. I purchased the Diva 6.1 package (6.1 Front, C3 Center, R3 Surround). A couple of weeks ago, I purchased Rocket Package 2 (RS750 Front, RS200 Center, RSS300 Surround). One of these...
  18. Winston_T

    Is it pronounced "Sue" or "Shoe"?

    When people ask me about my system, I just say H-S-U V-T-F-3. :D
  19. Winston_T

    Are the Diva and Rockets really that good?

    Starting off, I am a Diva 6.1 owner... and a Onix Rocket RS750 owner. Second, Seth_L, I'm sorry I didn't catch this post yesterday... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=153502 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Michigan (Ann Arbor Area) Speaker Meet I'd like to offer up what I...
  20. Winston_T

    What Speakers Do You Own?

    For now: Mains: Onix Rockets RS750 Center: Onix Rockets RSC200 "Bigfoot" Surrounds: Onix Rockets RSS300 Sub Hsu VTF 3 Mains: Swans Diva 6.1 Center: Swans Diva C3 Surrounds: Swans Diva R3
  21. Winston_T

    What do you guys think of this speakers...

    Usually when someone says I have x number of speakers to choose from, I "leave them alone". But seeing how I have _recent_ personal experience with some of these, I will say demo the Swans Diva or Onix Rocket. You can find auditions on www.audioenvy.com and the repective unoffical faq for the...
  22. Winston_T

    Speaker Recomendations--Help

    I didn't see your other post and don't know your HT vs Music ratio, so here's my $0.02 I looked around and listened to a number of speakers. JM Labs, Energy and NHT at one store. B&W and Klipsh at another. Def Techs, and Acoustic Energy at another. etc. And Diva's via www.audioenvy.com In the...