what would you do different???

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  1. Geno

    Geno Supporting Actor

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    If you were able to sell all of your HT equipment for 100% return on what you have and wanted to rebuild your HT. Wuld you change anything? think about it, some peoples HT budgets are way more than I make in a year. So I wanted to know if everyone had exactly what they want and wouldnt change a thing, and how many have learned after the fact and after joining HTF that they could have gone bigger, better, louder, clearer, whateverer, for the same money.

    Ive only spent about $5000 and have a 11' screen with 7 channels that total 800 watts. Because my speakers cant handle, I would only change my center and surround speakers to match the mains.

    please lemme know what y'all would do different.
     
  2. Rob Tomlin

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    I am quite happy that I researched this a lot before making the plunge. I am very happy with my Mitsubishi HDTV, Denon receiver, Monitor Audio speakers, and HSU VTF-2 Subwoofer.
    I wouldn't change a thing, and this is after having this system for two and a half years!
    However, I would like to start saving money to build a room addition to our house for a dedicated home theater with a full projection setup with a 100 inch screen! [​IMG]
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    I'd sell my TV and use it towards a 16x9 monitor purchase.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    I would have bought a house more suitable for HT.
     
  5. Jan H

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    Rob, nice system! [​IMG] . I've been playing this game for 10 years, and have been slowly working up to my current setup:
    Tosh 65H80, TOSH 9200 DVD player, Denon 3802 (preamp), EAD Powermaster 1000 amp, Polk LSi 25's, C, and FX speakers, SVS 16-46PC, and Homegrown Silver Lace and DH Labs Q-10 wire. Everything sounds and looks great, so I wouldn't change anything I've already done. However, if anyone cared to throw a Lex MC-12 down my chimney at Christmas, I probably wouldn't throw it back! [​IMG]
     
  6. Andrew Chong

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    Like Patrick, I'd get a large 16x9 television or DLP projector.

    edit: mistyping
     
  7. DanaA

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    Here's my list:
    Toshiba 4700 DVD player
    Mitsubishi 55" ws HDTV
    Klipsch Reference speakers
    Hsu VTF-2 sub
    Onkyo 696 as preamp to Parasound 1205A amp.

    The thing I'd change is not getting the Onkyo receiver and going straight into separates.
     
  8. Dave Morton

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    I'm pretty happy with my set up. I feel that I researched and tested all available products and got the best that I could afford. I wouldn't change a thing.
     
  9. Rob Tomlin

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    Jan, I like your system too! [​IMG]
    I auditioned the Polks and liked them quite a bit. I think they are often overlooked as a quality speaker. In the end, I really preferred the Monitor Audio Silver speakers due to their amazing clarity and detail. However, the Polks probably would have been my second choice.
     
  10. Andy Olivera

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    I've got a Sony from the DE line; if I'd known then, I would've gone with DB for minimal additional cost. That's what I get for not doing any research...
     
  11. Carl Johnson

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    This is an interesting question, but now that I think about it the only real change would be getting a upgrading my television. In the 2.5 years that have passed since the original purchase I could get an HD set for not much more than I paid for the standard version. Besides that I would keep the rest of my equipment. I've gotten some pretty good deals on my equipment and to make a slight improvement in the sound I would have to make a substantial increase in my audio budget.
     

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