Local HT dealer dropped the dime.

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I finally got to the Home Theater dealer that's in driving distance.

I asked him about AV recievers in general and mentioned I used to own an Anthem AV reviever.

The sales guy told me to wait on buying an Anthem reciever because Anthem AV was about to launch a new line of AV recievers.
I wasn't actually looking to buy a reciever though. I did buy a sub-woofer cable for the Ultracube 10 I grabbed on the cheap.

I'm guessing Anthem AV is releasing an 8k reciever. I'm sure it will have other bells and whistles to justify a price increase.
 

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I mention this on another thread: The salesman just mention the new Anthem AV reciever models when I mentioned I used to own an Anthem AV reviever. But I was inquiring about the idea if it would be better to put the UltraCube 10 on an inexpensive reciever or just hook it up to the soundbar.
He said if a soundbar could have a 2nd sub-woofer hooked up to it, then adding a 2nd sub would be fine.
I would get some performance boost, but not enough to justify even an inexpensive reciever, and would do nothing for the soundbar's performance because it wasn't a passive soundbar.
 

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Isn't that "Dropping the penny"? Thought "Dropping the dime" is when you go all-in on paying for it.
 
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Probably. There are a lot of metaphors in American English!
I'm pretty sure more than a few of them have different meanings depending on context.

I feel sorry for anybody learning American English as a second language. They say English is the hardest language to learn for a variety of reasons, and the seemingly endless metaphors has to trip up even the most astute students.
 

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I feel sorry for anybody learning American English as a second language. They say English is the hardest language to learn for a variety of reasons, and the seemingly endless metaphors has to trip up even the most astute students.
I remember taking French classes and couldn't understand the "Le" and "La" and when to use them.
 

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Ahh. I didn't know that.
Well, it is only one definition of the term. A very common one to be sure, but it has origins in much more generic roots related to dropping a dime in a payphone to make any phone call. Eventually it changed to giving information and popularized in Detective novels and movies 'giving info to the Police." In recent couple decades I hear it far more often in various sports -- making a perfect pass, esp a long pass in Basketball or more commonly Football. I;ve even heard variations of it in gambling circles usually a large bet ($10K) though I think that is people trying to hype "gambling information infomercials on Phone Lines" by hooking onto the old snitching routine
 

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The gambling term is drop *A* dime (as opposed to drop *the* dime); and a dime is 10 of whatever financial group you and your peers hang out in.

And I can't take reading this thread anymore without saying that the OP was going for "drop the ball." There, now my obsessive-compulsive self can sleep tonight.
 

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The gambling term is drop *A* dime (as opposed to drop *the* dime); and a dime is 10 of whatever financial group you and your peers hang out in.

And I can't take reading this thread anymore without saying that the OP was going for "drop the ball." There, now my obsessive-compulsive self can sleep tonight.
The dealer didn’t really drop the ball because James wasn’t going to buy a new receiver.
 

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Well, it is only one definition of the term. A very common one to be sure, but it has origins in much more generic roots related to dropping a dime in a payphone to make any phone call. Eventually it changed to giving information and popularized in Detective novels and movies 'giving info to the Police." In recent couple decades I hear it far more often in various sports -- making a perfect pass, esp a long pass in Basketball or more commonly Football. I;ve even heard variations of it in gambling circles usually a large bet ($10K) though I think that is people trying to hype "gambling information infomercials on Phone Lines" by hooking onto the old snitching routine
I really never heard the term get big until mid-late 90s gangsta rap started getting major airplay in my podunk town.
 

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I’m not sure if the dealer dropped the ball, dropped a dime or dropped The Dime.
 

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