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In Reply to: RE: What are those tweets? posted by docw on March 09, 2017 at 13:56:13
Lot of money spent on a rather crappy setup. Owner has really compromised performance. Or rather I suspect WAF has compromised the setup.
...and he had to put his system into an alcove.
At least it didn't have to go in the garage.
You could well be right although you never know if it could be people with heaps of wonga but poor taste.
I am just so interested that in house hunting the OP came across a proper audio system. I was in between careers some time ago and spent a couple of years as an estate agent ( that's realtor in American) in a relatively well off part of South London bordering Kent. In all of the hundreds of houses and apartments I saw I never came across a single one with anything better in the audio field than an "everything in one box for 200 pounds" Japanese/Korean kind of affair. Always, of course, with the speakers placed in the room corners or hidden away behind the couch. Or the equivalent home theatre set up with all five mini speakers arranged across the top of the TV and sub at the side on the floor.
That was my point, saw 3 other homes with the stereo or 5 ch setup, one with ceiling and in wall B&W monitors and a Denon receiver with a lot of wiring.
...when I was reviewing for TAS I moved to a new house we built.
Naturally I packed up all my audio equipment and moved it myself in my wife's van.
The mover said he had just moved another guy who had done the same thing and wondered if he could give him my name.
The guy was an audiophile who had read my stuff and we became friends - he became a big part of my listening panel.
You may be right. It's hard to tell for sure, but it appears those B&Ws might be wifi connected (no wires). No visible cables anywhere.
The system has been relegated to its current location to make it unobtrusive in the interest of staging the home for sale. I'm guessing that the owner isn't happy about it, but wants the home to move.
I can only imaging the number of very high end system sales that end up in similar setups. I'd venture that it's the vast majority.
And, of course, neither of you have actually heard the system.
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