What equipment do you plan to upgrade or add in 2002?

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  1. KeithH

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    We had threads asking what you upgraded or added in 2001. How about plans for 2002? I'll start. I don't really have big plans, but here are a couple things I've thought about:
    1) NAD C 270 power amp to biamp with my NAD C 370 integrated amp: I've been talking about this for awhile, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Some things non-audio have taken priority lately. When I do get the C 270, I'll need a pair of Audioquest Diamondbacks to link up the two amps and a second pair of BetterCables Premium speaker cables.
    2) Upgrade some cables: I upgraded from some Monster cables to Audioquest Diamondbacks on a few key components in my main system recently and may do the same upgrade for a couple more components there. Also, I may upgrade some cables and speaker wire in my second stereo system. I'm currently using Monster products there too. In all of this, the first thing I would probably upgrade would be the speaker wire for the Energy e:XL 25s in the second system, as I am just using Monster XP wire at present.
    I've toyed around with a few other ideas, such as an inexpensive DVD-Audio player for the second system or a new turntable, but these are not priority items.
     
  2. JohanK

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    I'm going to take it easy this year. Only possible upgrade I can see is a processor.
     
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    My only goal is to buy a front projector, probably lcd. I figure that should set me back enough.
     
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    My HT room: I'm building a house... or rather a HT with some usefull extra rooms on the side (one to sleep, one to eat, one to bath) [​IMG]
    Vincent
     
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    Time to upgrade the T.V. I am currently using an 11 year old 27" Mitsubishi and it is just not cutting it anymore so I am going to upgrade to a 36" Sony Wega. That's about it.
     
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    I'm building the home theater room now. Besides cabling upgrades, that is it for the budget, unless some essential piece of equipment goes 'deep six' on me.

    ~Kurt
     
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    I am using my nearfield powered monitors as rear surrounds in a 7.1 system. Those are going back to there intended use shortly. So I am going to get new rear speakers for 7.1, because I like that over 6.1. I will use the amp that is powering my subwoofer for this, and upgrade the amp for my subwoofer.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as Jon_B. I'm going to try and get a front projector this year. Not sure when or what yet, depends on how much money I save. Now I'm considering the Piano from Plus, but the non-HD thing is making me hold out a little longer.
     
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    In the next month or so, some wall mounts for my rears.

    By Christmas (hopefully) a new sub or subs (probably SVS or Paradigm).
     
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    The only major upgrade will be to my HT seating.
     
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    New seating,couch and love seat or recliner and I hope to get a fp.
     
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    On the top of my wishlist is the 65" Toshiba Widescreen HDTV (65H81 I believe). If all goes well I should be buying sometime in February or March.
    Next in line is a new receiver but this isn't much of a priority at the present. I like the Denon 3802, mostly for the 7.1 channel modes, but my room isn't configured for proper placement of the extra speakers. By the time I move somewhere that will work there will probably be a 10.1 system out. [​IMG]
     
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    I have no upgrade plans, I never have had upgrade plans.

    If I happen to upgrade then ................
     
  14. Jim_F

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    Thinking of adding a ButtkickerII setup before my next party.

    If the Sony TA-E10ES ever becomes a reality that truly exceeds the TA-E9000ES, I'll probably go for it after a price drop or two.

    Of course, then I'd need 2 more speakers and a multi-channel SACD rig...
     
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    Hopefully I'll be able to get a SACD player this year. Maybe a combo DVD-A/SACD player. A new set of speakers including subs as well. But, the first thing I'm going to buy is a Toshiba 65HX81.

    Patrick
     
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    hmmm, i'll probably end up with a whole new rig depending upon finances and unexpected expenses. i'm looking at:
    outlaw 950 pre/pro (depending upon reviews)
    anthem mca-50 (or mca-5 mkII)
    pioneer elite dv-47a
    svs 25-31cs
    undecided amp for samson (probably a plate amp)
    looks like a costly year for me...oh well [​IMG]
    kevin t
     
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    Maybe a front CRT projector. I have the audio portion nailed down ...
     
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    I need a new TV. [​IMG] REAL bad!
    Jay
     

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