Mining Man, on Aug 2 2007, 07:36 PM, said:
Speakers are one of the few items you can get bit by bit, and hang onto for the long term. If you get the right ones to begin with
Of course, upgrading for the sake of it, from a hobby perspective, is why the rest of us are here!!
EDIT: I realise this post is rather 5.1-centric, but I don't think the logic is entirely unsuitable for 2-channel systems either.
I couldn't agree more with you there, MM.
The purchase of my 801's in the early 90's, was a huge expense, as I was a young commis chef (brigade (kitchen team) title, given to a recently qualified chef) at the time, but has become a massive investment to me as they still provide excellent sound and a huge enjoyment today and beyond
Though over the years, my greatest expense has been chasing the HT upgrade path. And mostly due to upgrades, I also can confess to having 6 dedicated and running audio/ht systems
This starts me to reflect...
*From an all-in-one sound system to intergrated: been there.
*From intergrated to receiver (remote): been there.
*From receiver to pre/power amp: been there too.
*From vinyl to many cdp: here as well.
*Trying to intergrate many add-on surround processors: me too.
*Adding visuals to the mix: ah hah.
*Upgrading to dream main speakers: yes please.
*Spending big money on Monster cable snake oil: I'm trying to hide in the corner, but my hand is raised.
*Putting green pen on all of my cd's edges for (alleged) improved cd sound: I'm really trying hard to hide somewhere.
*Buying a laser disc player (the future of sound & video) & upgrading it: Damn you spotted me.
*Putting green pen on LD's: I'm seeking help.
*Upgrade to surround amp for AC3: I did....twice.
*Big tv screens: a mesmerizing yeeees.
*Update surround/centre speakers for new sound: a few times, getting tears in my eyes.
*Upgraded many times to the unbeatable quality of DVD: guilty, sniff, sniff.
*Thinking of uprgading to blue ray/hd dvd: I want to but I'm vulnerable & afraid of getting hurt by now.
*New sound formats/processors coming out: pleeeeease stop, my therapist can't take it anymore.
Taking it back to the start & finding bliss in glorious 2ch sound: priceless.
Newbies, your ht journey awaits you! Stick to 2ch sound, it's much more enjoyable and alot less painful.