Wives get smarter and more headstrong as they get older. I'm lucky, I married a music lover. This is why she will never part with the HPM 1100s. She does like movies too, and she appreciates a well built theater system. I won, or you won. It depends on the way you look at it. I spent a bit over $7,000. I already raised two boys, but GOD made it very clear that he wanted me to raise those girls too. ** I just buried my Father, father in-law, and the last member of my Mom's family of 7. I've supported different members of my family often and for long periods of time for over 30 years. Welcome to "getting old" and "having a screwed up family", I know both too well. ** My system improves as my knowledge grows, we're all here to learn and teach. Thank all of you that participate. ** I'll be dept free within a year, but have paid hell getting there. ** I try to find something fun in everything I do. If you have to do it, you might as well enjoy it.