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#314740 - 07/14/10 05:46 PM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: jakewash]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1041
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Started in stereo with various 'borrowed' laugh bits from my older brother including:
- 'furniture grade' huge @$$ JBL speakers powered by a receiver brand I don't remember but had glowing blue analog dials and displays all over the place

- followed by some very nice B&W monitors with an HK receiver - sounded great and my brother has them back in his posession again in his basement setup

- followed by my very own 1st surround setup with Kenwood 5.1 receiver and Polk RM6500 speakers with Polk PSW404 sub. Actually not too bad a sounding rig for the price and micro size of them. I still use the L & R and the sub for casual stereo listening through Sonos ZP-120 in my living room.

And currently Axiom 7.1 with W-22's, W-150 (on/in wall models), QS8's and EP500 with Pioneer SC-05 receiver, PS3 and Sonos ZP-90.
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#314782 - 07/14/10 08:59 PM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: cb919]
sonicfox Offline
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Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Mine was a $200 Sony Prologic receiver from Sears that came with a FREE box of 5 speakers! shocked AWESOME deal! wink That setup is what made me appreciate good quality sound...sounded so bad, I couldn't wait to get rid of it.
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#314783 - 07/14/10 09:06 PM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: sonicfox]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
axiom epic80/500 smile.
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#314798 - 07/14/10 09:37 PM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: terzaghi]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
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#314831 - 07/15/10 01:04 AM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: bluray]
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Here's mine:

Mitsubishi 36" CRT TV
Onkyo TX-DS575 5.1 DD/DTS receiver (I'm still using this frown
Paradigm Monitor 9 fronts
Paradigm CC-370 center channel
Cambridge Soundworks The Surround (bipole-dipole switchable)
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#314855 - 07/15/10 04:19 AM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: pmbuko]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Well my very first 5+ channel system was in my car. crazy

My very first 5+ channel HOME THEATER was......... (drum roll), an Aiwa bookshelf 5.1 system. I can still remember playing that thing in the store (Target if I remember correctly) and thinking that absolutely nothing could ever sound any better than that! I actually thought that for quite some time, until one of my buddies was over watching a movie with me and I cranked it up trying to show him how indestructable the speakers were... and I blew ther front left AND right speakers!!!! Ouch frown

Next I purchased one of those Sony 'rack' systems that came with a 500 (claimed) watt reciever, a CD player, dual tape deck, and twin tower speakers. I used the Aiwa center channel and surround speakers for a while, until I upgraded to Cerwin Vega tower left, right and center channel speakers... Cambridge Soundworks 6 speaker satelite surrounds and my Denon 4802 reciever.

I really thought I was in heaven with that HT until I had my fire. That might have been the best thing to ever happen to my ears, as I discovered Axiom while looking for new satelite speakers. I was originally looking at getting Cambridge Soundworks powered towers until I searched for them and found out they no longer produced them. At the same time I also found out they no longer produced the surround speakers I loved so much! So I was researching these towers and those towers while also looking up satelite speakers when I ran across the QS8's. I liked what I saw and read, so I looked deeper into Axiom (whom I'd never heard of before) and liked EVERYTHING I saw and read about practically everything they offered.







....See my signature for my current 5.1 channel Home Theater wink
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#314856 - 07/15/10 04:29 AM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: pmbuko]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Here's mine:

Mitsubishi 36" CRT TV
Onkyo TX-DS575 5.1 DD/DTS receiver (I'm still using this frown
Paradigm Monitor 9 fronts
Paradigm CC-370 center channel
Cambridge Soundworks The Surround (bipole-dipole switchable)


Whoa, I have never noticed you had Cambridge Soundworks as well! Those surrounds did very nicely for the 4 or 5 years I had them. When you bought them did you ever see their tower speakers with the powered subwoofers built into the side of the speakers? I remember dreaming about getting those forever after getting their surround speakers and really liking the way they sounded. However I had only purchased the Cerwin Vega's about 3 or 4 months before finding Cambridge Soundworks, so I couldn't really justify buying brand new $2000 dolar tower speakers at that time. But when that fire wiped out my HT, I was certain they would be my next HT anchors.

I'm rather glad they didn't make them anymore when I went looking though I must say. Because I can't imagine they sounded anywhere near as good as my Axioms do. I guess God does work in mysterious ways! wink
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#314862 - 07/15/10 06:01 AM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: Micah]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10878
Loc: Central NH
This was my first surround system:



DCM TimeFrame 600's, Technics receiver, 32" Sony, Radio Shack surround speakers, JBL sub. I had several two-channel systems going back before this (including one with NAD separates which I now miss!!!), but this was the first surround setup.

Note for one person in particular out there: I couldn't remember what type of speakers these were, so I had to search my first post here. When I did, I noted that I used the word "veil" in my very first post! grin
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#314868 - 07/15/10 09:30 AM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I believe the sentence it was in went something like this:

"Hi guys, I'm looking for a new set of speakers that will allow me to sit down and enjoy the music rather than try to make it seem better by dancing around in my diaphanous gown and veil."
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#314874 - 07/15/10 10:23 AM Re: What was your FIRST 5+ channel home theater??? [Re: St_PatGuy]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
So was it his 2nd or 3rd post when he asked if Axiom made headphones that he and his pet unicorn could listen to music on while they went rainbow hunting?
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