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Stars and their home theaters

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew S, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Andrew S

    Andrew S Stunt Coordinator

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    I was reading a post that mentioned that Fabio had a stereo system that cost close to $1 million. It got me thinking about celebrities and home theater. On MTV cribs, etc., you see stars with big screen TVs, etc., but I wonder how many stars actually enjoy the hobby like many of the members here. Do you think Oprah drove around auditioning her speakers or had her assistant pick some expensive ones up one Saturday afternoon? Who knows, maybe she's a member here under a different name. Just a thought.
    (and don't ask me why I chose Oprah, just popped into my head)
    -Andrew
     
  2. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    tom green went to fabio's house once and was playing with his stereo, it was quite impressive [​IMG]
     
  3. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    Movieline has a page each month on a celebrity's home theater. The ones I've seen are quite unimpressive.

    ~T
     
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    If YOU had a couple million to spend, would YOU have the patience to go from store to store demoing speakers knowing you could afford ALL of them? [​IMG]
    I would [​IMG]
     
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    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Well, you'd have the speakers delivered for in-house demo (why attract a crowd if you don't have to do so?) if you were rich.
     
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    I remember reading about Fabio's system in A/V Interiors. This was back in the mid 90's and it was totally impressive. I can only imagine what it's like now.
     
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    I know that babe from JAG has a HT and she loves the hobbie. Saw it in Home Theater Interiors.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    you know, to be honest, if I were REALLY rich, I'd just pay someone to handle it for me too.
    How many of you try to enjoy a movie, and spend half the film thinking of minor adjustments that should be made? I think I'd enjoy it much more if I had kickass equipment and went totally hands off.
     
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    Evan S Cinematographer

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    I saw a Cribs once with Keyshawn Johnson and they didn't really talk about his gear, but he walked by his rack and I could clearly see that he had about 3 or 4 Parasound amps lined up. Definately not super high end stuff by any means like Levinson, but I'm sure most of these celebs go through audio consultants who put together a mid-fi system for hi-fi prices. I wouldn't be surprised if these audio "consultants" didn't completely take advantage of those who are not in the know. Of which I think Keyshawn would be one. Just guessing of course.

    Not bashing Parasound, because they are fine products and actually are better than what I have, but if I had the money Keyshawn had, I would probably shoot a little higher.
     
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    reminds me of an article in a UK mag, a football player (the version played with the feet and a round ball [​IMG] ) basically just bought the equivalent of the demo room he heard first time out (i.e. little or no auditioning of alternatives). then again, the processor was a Lexicon, so you can't really argue with that part of the set-up...
     
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    I believe there was an interview in Stereophile a number of years ago on Fabio's stereo. He was really into it. Yes, I remember the Krell gears and a pair of high-end Infinity speaker that he was restoring for use as his surround speakers. But there was a lot of room reflections since his listening room has no carpeting and all marble and such.
    Oh yes, I remember that issue of AVI with Catherine Bell (that JAG babe). But she was all I can remember....[​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I think Fabio was using Infinity IRS speakers ($50k) for his rear surrounds! I believe the amplification was all Krell and the cables were Transparent Audio. Other than that, I can't remember what else he had but it was very nice.
     
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    I read that article in Stereophile too. He is a good friend of Krell's owner and has custom monoblock Krell amplifiers that cost more than $100,000 each.
     
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    when i used to work at the good guys on la cienga (in LA) one of my co-workers in the audio dept was good friends with fabio.
    so fabio used to come in and chat. he was a really nice guy (i recall a serious robo-babe hanging on to his arm).
    he's definitely into audio gear and from what i could tell DID know his stuff. [​IMG]
     
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    I have that issue of Stereophile and was just looking at the other night. He also had some really nice video editing gear. I think he had a couple U-matic SPs and some S-VHS editing decks. Also a couple Sony DTC (or maybe PCM) series DAT recorders and what appeared to be a TEAC X-2000M 1/2 track machine.
    $100k pwr amps may be hitting the point of diminishing returns but if you've got the cash, why not?
    This guy appears to have it all; looks (I guess; some women seem to dig him), wealth, an entire pleathora of hot, willing babes and some major kick ass audio gear.
    Can it get any better?
    [​IMG]
    If I had the means I'd have a $100k stereo. That price limit obviously would leave out having $100k pwr amps.
     

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