What have you replaced in your HT this year?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    I thought this would be a neat topic (I cribbed it from the HTT and J.Fo)

    What I've replaced in the ol' HT this year:

    Front speakers: designed 2.5-way DIY speakers (replaced 10 year old DIY 3-way speakers)

    Center speaker: designed 3-way DIY speaker (replaced Infinity CC-2)

    Rear speakers: designed 2-way DIY speakers (replaced Infinity RS-3's)

    Subwoofer: DIY Tempest-based sub (replaced a dual-Shiva-based DIY sub)

    DVD Player: Panasonic RP91 (should be arriving soon, have a JVC XV-62SL for about 5 weeks, to be returned, old player replaced was a Proscan PS8260Z)

    VCR: Panasonic (replaced a 5 year old Panasonic unit)
     
  2. Brad_W

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    I replaced all of my speakers this year.

    Best speaker replacement was I started with the HTIB 250w RCA sub and replaced it with a 500w Dahlquist Sub.

    Oh and I replaced my 27-inch Zenith TV with a 32-inch Sony Wega.

    Oh yeah, and I replaced my original Sony single disc DVD player with the Sony DVP-CX860 301-disc DVD player.

    Basically, I replaced my entire home theater in January. I still want to replace some more stuff in the near future, but I have have to pay off all that I bought first... and buy a house with my wife.
     
  3. Duane_T

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    I've only made one replacement - a receiver - from a Technics SA-DX930 to a Denon 3802 - what an improvement!

    2002 replacements (hopefully):

    A new subwoofer (current choices: SVS or Paradigm Servo-15 or PW2200) to replace a Paradigm PDR-10.

    A new DVD player, don't know which one. My main reason for this is that my parents don't own one (but do own a Denon 1602 that I convinced them to buy) and probably will put it off. I'll buy a new one, and pass along my current one to them.

    Now I just have to save the money for these. I am terrible at saving money.
     
  4. Sean Conklin

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    Nothing, I just RE -PLACED my HT into a dedicated room! Best bang for the buck ever!
     
  5. BryanZ

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    Let's see ...

    Speakers (all 5)

    Receiver (3 times)

    Sub

    DVD player
     
  6. Miles_W

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    Hummmmm lets see too much!

    Left/Right speakers

    TV

    DVD player...
     
  7. Neil Joseph

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    Nada. Just some DVD movies.
     
  8. JohanK

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    Hmmm...

    -video display (projector/screen)

    -amplification (added Parasound amp)

    -added some processing (Millenium/Angstrom)

    -DVD player (RV80, then HTPC)

    -CD player (Adcom GCD700)

    -front speakers (Polk RTAs)

    -added 2nd sub (Velo)

    -some cabling and rack additions

    I don't expect to buy any HW next year if no eq. failures occur.
     
  9. Joseph S

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    So far:

    TV: 50H81

    Receiver: Denon 3802

    DVD: Panasonic RP91

    Games: PS2 and Gamecube

    Rack: Flexy 7 foot tower
     
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    Nothing [​IMG] But want top upgrade my Energy C-6s to Veritas 2.2s soon
     
  11. PatrickM

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    Lets see:

    From a Sherwood 8080 Receiver to a Denon 5800.

    From a Toshiba SD-3109 DVD player to a Panasonic RP-91.

    Next is my Pioneer 46" CinemaWide RPTV to a Toshiba 65HX81 and all my speakers to something I haven't figure out yet.

    Patrick
     
  12. Mike_Ped

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    TV: Went from Standard Tube 27" Toshiba, to Flat Screen 27" Toshiba

    Sub: Went from Cambridge Soundworks BassCube 12" to Sonosub w/ 15" Tempest (best decision I could have ever THOUGHT of making)

    Amp: Didn't have one before

    DVD player: Went from Toshiba 1600 to Panasonic RV31

    Mike
     
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    No replacements here. Just a ton of new stuff. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
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    Nothing, but I'll probably replace my old school Toshiba 2008 with an X Box sometime before the end of the year.
     
  15. Dennis Reno

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    Replaced old equipment with:
    Receiver: Onkyo 787 (DOH! Wish I would have known the x9x was on the horizon)
    DVD: Onkyo 535
    Speakers: Klipsch RF-3, RC-3, RS-3
    Sub: SVS 20-39/Samson 700 combo
    Other than that its been a slow year [​IMG] Now I'm seriously considering updating my residence. Hard to really enjoy your HT in a condo!
     
  16. RogerB

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    Nothing - all new this year.
     
  17. Andrew Pratt

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    Denon 3300 to Sony 9000ES
    Added Musical Fidelity Dr.Thomas 2 channel amp
    Added MSB Link DAC
    Sold MSB link DAC
    Added 50" Toshiba TV
    Added Maggie SMGa's for rears
    Added Maggie 1.4's as mains
    Moved single Maggie MMG to centre channel duty
    Built new stands for Maggie 1.4's
    Added Catcables wires - Black Cat digital cable, copper cat cables and a couple of pairs of Silvercats
    Rebuilt Equipment Rack to make shelves adjustable
    & added DVDs and CDs etc... been a good year so far[​IMG]
     
  18. NathanP

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    -Got a crt projector!!!!

    -Upgraded from a cheap 27 watt amp for rears to 600 watt!

    -Added a VCR as a tuner

    -Equalizer

    -Bassbooster

    -Dynamic range Expander

    -Pro-logic Processor..

    -new speakers

    -new sub

    Now that you think of it, it's my first full year as a HT nut!

    Nathan
     
  19. KeithH

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    I assume additions count as well as upgrades. Let's see:
    Home-theater system:
    - Replaced Energy e:XL-C center speaker with e:XL-C2
    - Added Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player (used in home-theater system for multi-channel DVD-Audio)
    - Added Sony SCD-C555ES multi-channel SACD changer (used in home-theater system for multi-channel SACD)
    Main stereo system:
    - Added Totem Arro floorstanding speakers
    - Added Technics DVD-A10 DVD-Audio player (used in main stereo system for stereo DVD-Audio)
    - Added Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 4000 CD player (replaced stock Philips tubes with Siemens 7308s)
    - Added NAD PP-1 phono pre-amp to Sony PS-LX350H turntable (turntable was connected to home-theater receiver before)
    - Added Energy Active Crossover (EAC) Network to integrate subwoofer with main stereo system
    - Replaced Sony CDP-CA80ES CD changer with Sony SCD-C555ES multi-channel SACD changer (used in main stereo system for CDs and stereo SACDs)
    - Replaced Sony MDS-JB930 MD deck with Sony MDS-JA555ES ('JB930 was moved to second stereo system)
    - Replaced Monster Interlink 400mkII RCA cables used with Sony SCD-777ES and 'C555ES SACD players with Audioquest Diamondbacks.
    - Replaced Monster 201 subwoofer cable with Monster M Series SWHT cable
    - Replaced Monster XP speaker wire with Totem Arros with BetterCables Premium cables with Vampire banana plug terminations
    Second stereo system:
    - Replaced Energy e:XL 16 bookshelf speakers with Energy e:XL 25 floorstanders
    - Replaced Sony CDP-CA80ES CD changer with Sony SCD-C333ES stereo SACD changer
    - Replaced Sony MDS-JB920 MD deck with Sony MDS-JB930 (the 'JB930 came from the main stereo system)
    - Added Sony MXD-D3 CD player/MD player/recorder
    - Added Sony CDP-XA5ES CD player (non-US model; from eBay)
    - Added Sony CDP-X3000ES CD player (non-US model; from eBay)
    I actually sold a few things too. I sold the two Sony 'CA80ES CD changers, the Sony 'JB920 MD deck, the Energy e:XL 16 bookshelf speakers, a Tascam DA-20mkII DAT deck, a Technics DCC deck, and a Pioneer CLD-D406 LD player with Sony MOD-RF1 demodulator and all my LDs.
     
  20. Burt Vanlandingham

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    Nothing as of yet. It's been a tough year.
     

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