What is your ultimate dream HT system?

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  1. Vlad D

    Vlad D Screenwriter

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    OK, if money was no object (lets say you hit the lotto [​IMG] ) what would be your ultimate system. What speakers, sub, TV (RPTV or FPTV), pre/pro, amps, etc. I'm just curious as to what you guys consider as the best, money not being an issue.
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  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Audio:
    I saw in one of the magazines that a company, Meridian?, had a system where the speakers took a digital feed for each driver. Each speaker had mono-block amps for each driver and a D/A converter.
    The central control unit took a DD signal and could do all kinds of processing to equalize, level-adjust, time delay, etc, at the driver level, then sent everything out to each driver digitally.
    Talk about total adjustment & control. The system was about $15K.
    My second-choice audio system would be something like that Martin-Logan set of panel speakers (with the $2,500 center), backed up by some SVS subs.
    Video:
    I know Projectors are said to be the ultimate. But with all the adjustment/options/external box's needed, I'd rather have a good HDTV. My current favorite would be a Pioneer Elite 710 (or the 720 is the current model).
     
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    Good question, Vlad. And I'm moving it to "Polls" so more people can chime in. Hold tight now. ...
     
  4. Bill Lucas

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    Bob,
    A complete Meridian Digital Theater using the top of the line components (861, 800, 8000 mains, etc.) runs more like $150K. Not sure if you left off a zero by accident. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd probably get Vidikron's top projector and line doubler for about $100k and a nice 120" 16x9 motorized tensioned screen for about another $10k for starters. Then I would get a couple of svs+ subs, Pronto's top of the line amp.
     
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    If money was no object, I would love to have something along the lines of Eddie Murphy's home theater. And as soon as I find a link to the pictures I have seen, I will share.
     
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    Video:

    16:9 DLP projection system. 10' wide "silver" reflective screen. Progressive scan.

    DVD player:

    Progressive scan 200+ CD carusel. THX cert.

    Audio:

    7.1 DTS ES setup also for DD 5.1 EX. THX cert.

    Also, I want motor controlled curtains and mattings for the screen, recliners, inclined floor, and dimmer lights.

    Plus...a popcorn cooker and fridge for drinks.
     
  8. Justin Doring

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    Video: stacked Madrigal MP9s, Snell and Wilcox interpolator, Proceed DVD player, Stewart microperforated 16:9 screen, Tributaries cables.

    Audio: Mark Levinson No. 33 monoblocks, Mark Levinson pre/pro, Dynaudio Evidence speakers, Velodyne HGS-18 subwoofer, Nodost Valhalla speaker cables and interconnects, Shunyata Research Powersnakes powercords and Hydra line conditioners.
     
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    the most expensive Bose Acoustimass system because it must sound good b/c so many people have it. besides, the smaller the speaker, the better...right?
    [​IMG]
     

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