Ya know, I listen to you guys .. some of you owning more pairs of speakers NOW than I've owned in my lifetime.. some of you having more invested in speakers than I have invested in cars.. and I sit here watching/listening to The Matrix on my Monitor 7Cs as mains, 5jr+ as surrounds, and an Advent center purchased off these forums for $35... and I'm .. excuse me.. ****ing blown away. This sounds GREAT!! I'm STILL impressed with the bass response of these 7s. And I know... or I assume..that many of your systems blow mine away. Yet I realize how many people enjoy "HT" as an all-in-one box they got at WalMart... and they're impressed and happy. Only because I've subscribed to Stereo Review/Sound & Vision since the early 80s can I understand how some people subscribe to magazines devoted to .. ****.. fishing.. or ... pottery.. or some other such ****.
Anyway... happy to be a part of this crowd.. to have a hobby/interest that plays a part in my life daily... and, regardless of where if falls compared to yours.. happy to have a kick-ass audio/video system that rocks my cookies and rattles my rafters.
Long live audio junkies.. may I someday possess the $$$ to really feed the need.