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    Default New to the Polk Audio Forum!!!

    What's going on guys. My name is Gustavo, but the few friends that I've got call me Gus. I've been a member at the AVS Forum for a couple of years now, and it isn't until recently that I started getting more interest in Home Theater technology. I live in the Central Valley, CA in a city named Visalia. This area was pretty much a farming community, but it has grown rather fast. However, technology is not growing as fast as I would like The main place to buy anything here is Best Buy Where I usually ended up "training" the employees how to use their devices lol

    So, I usually end up buying anything online nowadays. We used to have a Magnolia Best Buy, but they discontinued their Magnolia and replaced it with kitchen stuff We used to havea Fry's Electronics about 45 min. away, and they closed down I love Fry's Electronics. The closest Fry's now is 4 hours away

    Therefore, it is practically impossible for me to do any auditioning prior to committing to buying anything. So, now I do a lot of research online, read posts / threads in forums such as this one, and ask questions.

    So, I am happy to be a member of this community, and I hope I can learn more from you guys. I will also try to help anyone if I can!

    My current set up is as follows:
    Front L/R: Monitor 70's Series II
    Center: Monitor 25C
    Surround L/R: Jamo's S426
    Surround Back L/R: Energy EF-500
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW-12D x 2
    AVR: Pioneer SC-1522-K

    Other tech stuff I use:
    15TB UnRaid server, which contains all of my owned ripped movies and TV Shows.
    Dune Smart Series D1 and Dune TV303D, which play all of my movies and TV Shows.
    AirVideo to transcode / stream movies / TV shows to iPhones and iPads.
    Just got a: ASUS AC66U router

    This has been my set up for the past 8 months. I'm happy with it, but I am hoping to upgrade to the RTiA line and add an Emotive XPR external amp to power them up. However, I don't see this happening in the near future due to, 1) Getting married in September, 2) Future wife wants a house, and the most important thing of all 3) I will be broke after 1 and 2 have been completed.

    I thought about selling me 7.2 set up to be able to at least get a 3.0 RTiA set up...but I don't think I would be happy with just a 3.0. So, I will have to wait a bit longer to upgrade.

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    Welcome Dude!! You will find some good ideas concerning equipment and sounds here!! One thing I can tell ya....I really miss the West!!

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    Wlecome to Club Polk!

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    Thanks guys. The future wife agreed for me to upgrade our surround sound, and if I don't sell my current set up, I'm most likely going to put it in the garage for a "cave man" type of thing lol.

    However, the upgrade might take a little longer than I am anticipating due to our living room plasma TV starting to show signs of getting too old lol. On the right side of the screen, it is showing 5 vertical different color bars. Our last TV that did this went out after a few months. When it rains it pours lol.

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    Welcome to Club Polk!!

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    "I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God." ~ Johnny Cash

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    Welcome Gus!

    Bill

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    Thanks.
    AVR: PIONEER SC-1522-K
    FRONT L/R: MONITOR 70 II
    CENTER: MONITOR 25C
    SURROUND L/R: JAMO S426
    SURROUND BACK L/R: ENERGRY EF-500
    SUBWOOFER: DUAL KLIPSCH RW-12D

    SERVER: UNRAID 15TB
    MEDIA PLAYERS: DUNE SMART SERIES D1
    HDTV: SAMSUNG PN50A650

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    Welcome Gus. Look forward to seeing you on here. Lots of great members here.

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    Gus, welcome to CP. Lots of great info & people here.

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    Gus, Welcome to the club, hang out and enjoy!
    Home Theater
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
    Two Channel
    Oppo 105D BAT VK-500 w/BatPack SDA SRS 2.3 Dreadnought Squeezebox Touch Apple TV

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    Welcome, Gus.

    You should consider moving from California to New Hampshire, as my wife and I did 16 years ago. The weather is far superior out here in the great north east!
    Family Room
    Cambridge Audio Azur 840C CD Player, King Cobra XLRs
    Perreaux SM6P MKII Preamp, AQ Sky XLRs
    Perreaux Prisma 750 Amps, Morrow SP7 Cables
    SDA SRS 1.2as (RD0194s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: Xovers & Binding Post Cups, SDA Inductors & Interconnect Cables)

    Exercise Room
    Wadia 171i, Supernova 6 Glass Toslink
    CA Azur 840C, AQ King Cobra RCAs
    Perreaux SM6P Preamp & PMF3150 Amp, AQ King Cobra RCAs
    Dreadnought
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    Gustavo, your given name is way too cool to call you Gus. I'd think about it.

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    Welcome Gus!
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose68Bash View Post
    Welcome, Gus.

    You should consider moving from California to New Hampshire, as my wife and I did 16 years ago. The weather is far superior out here in the great north east!
    We thought about it, but our families live close to us. So, unlimited babysitting privileges.

    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Gustavo, your given name is way too cool to call you Gus. I'd think about it.
    I've got a few people at work who call me Gustav.
    AVR: PIONEER SC-1522-K
    FRONT L/R: MONITOR 70 II
    CENTER: MONITOR 25C
    SURROUND L/R: JAMO S426
    SURROUND BACK L/R: ENERGRY EF-500
    SUBWOOFER: DUAL KLIPSCH RW-12D

    SERVER: UNRAID 15TB
    MEDIA PLAYERS: DUNE SMART SERIES D1
    HDTV: SAMSUNG PN50A650

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    Welcome and enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFOviedo View Post
    However, I don't see this happening in the near future due to, 1) Getting married in September, 2) Future wife wants a house, and the most important thing of all 3) I will be broke after 1 and 2 have been completed.
    Welcome to the club! We might even be able to help you with #1 and #2.
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    Parasond 2100 Pre - HT Bypass
    Marantz SA8004 SACD/CD
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    You won't regret joining.

    I have learned more about my Polk Speakers than I thought possible since joining.

    Very smart bunch of people here.

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    That's good to know!
    AVR: PIONEER SC-1522-K
    FRONT L/R: MONITOR 70 II
    CENTER: MONITOR 25C
    SURROUND L/R: JAMO S426
    SURROUND BACK L/R: ENERGRY EF-500
    SUBWOOFER: DUAL KLIPSCH RW-12D

    SERVER: UNRAID 15TB
    MEDIA PLAYERS: DUNE SMART SERIES D1
    HDTV: SAMSUNG PN50A650

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    Welcome Gus!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers

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    Welcome gustav
    humpty dumpty was pushed

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    Welcome!!!
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
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    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
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    SDA 2A's
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    Hello Gustavo,welcome to the forums.

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    Welcome
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    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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    Welcome Gus...future wife agrees to an audio upgrade, sounds like a keeper to me!!!!!!!!!

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    Welcome Gus to CP. your first post made me chuckle. LoL.....FUTURE.#3 Ive been with my wife for 20 plus years/3 children later and things will fall into place. Enjoy the ride & smile along the way--WELCOME
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