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#342687 - 03/21/11 01:34 AM Best purchases I have ever made!
jhunt17 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
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Loc: Ironton, Ohio
If a product's worth is measured by how often it is used divided by the amount it cost, I would say my speakers have been easily my most economical deal ever. It has now been almost six years since I bought my original Epic 60 500 system and I use it constantly. Before I got these speakers I only watched movies, but now I listen to quite a lot of movie scores and classical music. I know if I had not bought this system I would have never had the pleasure of understanding what music can do for you. As I said before, it has been almost 6 years and I still can get goosebumps from listening to music or an emotional scene in a movie. I hear it said all the time that audio is half of the experience. I have come to realize that great audio adds to the experience more than great video. I can easily say that my experience in my home built theater is much more engaging than going to the theater itself. I remember hoping that I wouldn't feel like I spent too much money on speakers after I had them for a while. For the amount of enjoyment this purchase have given me, I can without a doubt say, " This was the best purchase I ever made! "
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#342688 - 03/21/11 05:20 AM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: jhunt17]
Lampshade Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Millis, MA
I have some Red Wing fleece slippers that I couldn't live without.
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#342692 - 03/21/11 07:59 AM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: Lampshade]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
My cat has a favorite toy mouse that she loves to chew on.

I'll second the speaker issue. It's been about 1 1/2 years for me and I get a lot of use out of them. I've had my car for 13 years and I've gotten a lot of use out of it. Let's see.. my house for, never mind, that cost too much for this evaluation.


Edited by CatBrat (03/21/11 08:04 AM)

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#342699 - 03/21/11 09:15 AM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: CatBrat]
Philippe Offline
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Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 282
Have a dedicated place in our house is indeed a great thing. I am glad you enjoy your Axiom speaker.
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#342820 - 03/21/11 11:34 PM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: Philippe]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1693
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
My speakers just make me spend money on remodels for HT... which leads to larger spaces which has led me to wanting to upgrade my speakers (to floor standing)!
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#343265 - 03/25/11 11:38 PM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: INANE]
snazzed Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 201
Agreed! I can't believe how much more easily I get "sucked in" to movies and TV shows now.

Other side of the coin, I have a friend who comes over for movies now and then and he says he can't tell the difference. DRIVES ME NUTS! He uses his Built-Ins on is Samsung TV

GAH!

snazzed

Edit: In retrospect, maybe he says that TO drive me nuts...
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#343266 - 03/25/11 11:44 PM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: snazzed]
Lampshade Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1235
Loc: Millis, MA
I have a similar friend. He really can't hear the difference. I think some people ar just like that.
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#343291 - 03/26/11 10:27 AM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: Lampshade]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3596
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Originally Posted By: Lampaxiom
I have some Red Wing fleece slippers that I couldn't live without.


Gee. I think there's definitley an 'Imelda' thing goin' on here.
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#343293 - 03/26/11 10:54 AM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: BobKay]
Seekinganswers Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 97
I love how you put worth into perspective.

I have other hobbies aside from home theater electronics but, like you, I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching movies and getting immersed in the sound and video. That is why I spend so much time and energy researching products and spending a lot of money on gear. Always looking for the next upgrade, or even a piece of gear I probably don't need but really want.
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#343464 - 03/28/11 11:30 AM Re: Best purchases I have ever made! [Re: Seekinganswers]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Loc: Nirvana
An eMachines T3062 w/keyboard, mouse, monitor for about $250 in 2003. Upgraded with PCI video card and 500GB HD I spent a total of about $400 on it.

It’s been my primary day to day computer ever since, surfing with it right now. Runs 24/7 and is always downloading something. Only time it’s not used is if I’m overseas for more than a week.

I mention it because one of the hard drives is making noise so I’m backing up all the data not already archived.

Not often a computer stays viable for 8 years for people like us (upgraditis).
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