|Kaisergrendel Wrote:that shot of Bruce Boxleitner is one of my favourite pictures of him and of the movie.|
Ha, me too. His "turn-and-look" is the best in the business. My next favorite is when Alan convinces Sam to go to the arcade ... "Wouldn't that be something ..."
The receiver and the sub were worth it, I believe, but the 5.0 are mostly token. I get to have house neighbors anyway, so an upgrade wouldn't be very considerate.
I've been lucky enough to work inside several residential dedicated theatre rooms ... hardware these days are just a thrill to witness. All I did was paint the walls and ceilings, but got a full run-through of their setup. The screen was perforated, probably 120sqft. The projector was like a squat cylinder ... I should look them up and see if I can remember the brands. Anyway it was great fun.
Forum is up and working again, yeah!
I also think the boardroom scene with Alan's reactions are one of the best in the movie. It's nice to see that even after so many years Alan still sticks up for his beliefs.
You have a descent setup over there. I agree with having to be considerate of neighbors. When I was in school I rented and was very careful not to play anything too loud, especially in the evening. It's one of those things that when you get your own house, you have more latitude on making noise. Don't worry, it will come.
As for my ever evolving system, I bought a phono preamp, Jolida JD9. I also plan to mod it and have bought all the mod components (but waiting for them to arrive). I'm going to upgrade the tubes, caps, opamps, and put some dampening insulation in it. Once I get everything and complete the work I will post some pictures. The unit sounds great as it is but you can really take it to the next level with modifications.
Unfortunately, the belt on my turntable got loose. I started noticing this when listening to LP's and all the voice started to drop an octave! I called my local high end audio store and they have a new belt and I also ordered a record cleaner (which they ordered and should arrive next week). I plan to pick these up in the next 1-2 wks, until then CD's only.