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    Default Anyone ever get to this point...

    Where you haven't upgraded anything in your system for a year and you think it sounds as good as it could be?

    I still have the same receiver, CDP, and speakers as when I joined Club Polk. It seems like this is a point where it stops and you are truly satisfied with everything.

    Just wondering...
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    Sure, there were a few times I was really happy given the setting I was in (room restrictions kept me from upgrading) that or being deployed! No but really I'm pretty happy with my setup as well for HT that is....as for 2 channel, that's just getting started!
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    I have a strong desire to change and what I think most of the time are upgrades only to regret the equipment that I sold I wished I kept.... especially the old vintage tube gear when my hair was not as grey.

    Now it is a matter of the amount of Mad Money hidden away and when that deal shows up and hopefully you get there soon enough to grab it.

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    Thats so funny that you listed your vcr

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    If I still had my VCR I'd list it too! lol..I remember getting one when STEREO/HiFi vcr's first came out
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    Extremely happy with the HT rig.

    Long ways off with the two-channel, though :(

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    Nope, haven't had that happen yet. I still have a laundry list of things I want to do / upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polrbehr View Post
    Extremely happy with the HT rig.

    Long ways off with the two-channel, though :(
    Agreed, Same here.

    Even though my 2 channel is sounding fantastic, I have a clear vision of where I would like to be in the next couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appadv View Post
    Where you haven't upgraded anything in your system for a year and you think it sounds as good as it could be?

    I still have the same receiver, CDP, and speakers as when I joined Club Polk. It seems like this is a point where it stops and you are truly satisfied with everything.

    Just wondering...
    Well yea, but then I got bored with it and went to the next level which was better - for a while. :D
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    I've never gone more than a few months without changing out something.
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    VCR panasonic OmniVision Hi-Fi MTS still got it and working too.

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    I actually use the VCR everyday. It is connected to the projector and 2ch rig for playback of concerts and music videos.

    Was expensive back in the day - I remember it was $600 for the JVC HR-S9911U - a HiFi Stereo, SVHS unit with digital tracking.
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    VCR's look kinda fuzzy on 100" screens - but the sound is very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    i've never gone more than a few months without changing out something.
    +1...
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    Your rig is insane, what else do you have left to change out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by appadv View Post
    VCR's look kinda fuzzy on 100" screens - but the sound is very good.
    I can't stand to watch a vcr movie on a big screen but concerts seem fine. And I agree, the audio is very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appadv View Post
    Your rig is insane, what else do you have left to change out?
    Thanks. I just changed sources in the two channel rig. Now I just some tweaking here and there until I have another brainstorm.
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    i am CERTAIN this forum would not exist if we all were happy with what we already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I can't stand to watch a vcr movie on a big screen but concerts seem fine. And I agree, the audio is very good.
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    Yeah, I don't know why but concerts look OK in VHS on a big screen.

    Movies - I'd rather watch them on DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appadv View Post
    Where you haven't upgraded anything in your system for a year and you think it sounds as good as it could be?
    A year? I upgraded constantly from 1978 or so, until 1991. Then I went from 1992 to 2005 without upgrading a thing. I was more than happy with the sound, and of course other interests came along as well.

    Then in 2005 a tweeter failed in the SDA's. Upgraded the tweeters and crossovers, and that seemed to set things back in motion. Started adding speakers to more areas of the house and the garage. Decided to try HT at that time as well. It took me about three years of upgrading to finally be completely happy with the system. And I still have the SDA'a and the amp I bought to power them in 1989.

    I think I'm probably done for a while now, but you never know.

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    Actually, my CDP is from 2002 and ever since I bought the Definitives from Trey, I haven't really upgraded anything else audio wise.
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    Not Yet,having too much funny trying new Gear:p
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    Audio, I'm set. Upgrading at this point would be a multi thousand dollar expedition. Video however, I've been following 1080p projectors for awhile. I can see pulling the trigger this Christmas.
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    I am constantly in a push pull with my set up. I keep toying with the idea of building a dedicated 2 channel set up for music, but it's really not a priority, and as a result I never end up starting it.

    Being a total HT/Gaming fanatic, I am more than satisfied with my current setup. My goals at this point are getting a separate multi-channel amp and another set of surrounds for 7.1 total surround sound.

    I still love reading people's questions and about their rigs here, but...

    For the time being, I am happy. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvc View Post
    I have a strong desire to change and what I think most of the time are upgrades only to regret the equipment that I sold I wished I kept.... especially the old vintage tube gear when my hair was not as grey.

    Now it is a matter of the amount of Mad Money hidden away and when that deal shows up and hopefully you get there soon enough to grab it.

    Time (timing) and Money
    That is the single most important thing I have learned is keep what you have until something better comes along, just because you think it is an upgrade because you have read lots of reviews and or people rave about it and it costs a lot more does not always mean it will sound better to your ears in your house with the rest of your gear. Dont sell a piece to get another piece sell the piece that doesnt sound as good after you have established which one that truly is. Secondly switch out one component at a time otherwise you may not remember which one had the biggest effect positive or negative. I have bought some to me at least very expensive gear only to discover it didndt sound as good as the far less costly gear I sold to get the new gear. Sometimes things have a synergy that work together thats hard to beat by throwing money at it.



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    Very happy with my HT rig and simple 2 chan rigs. No upgrades for awhile.
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    I usually stop upgrading and am 'happy' with my rig when I'm broke :)

    My dad has that JVC unit as well, is yours the gold one?

    I have the RCA version of the SVHS VCR - 30lbs! Along with it is a copy of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade SVHS retail release!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nguyendot View Post
    My dad has that JVC unit as well, is yours the gold one?
    Nope, mine is in silver. Here is a pic of it: (on the bottom)

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    Nice!

    Is that a Sony XBR 34" Wega hiscan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nguyendot View Post
    Nice!

    Is that a Sony XBR 34" Wega hiscan?
    Yup. It's the Sony XBR 34" Wega KD-34xbr960.
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