I’ve been quiet lately – lots of work and taxes and house needs… well, sometimes life drags you by the cajones away from all the fun.
Tonight we ended up watching Rush’s Last Hurrah | Time Stand Still, which we saw in theaters back when it came out , the year after they retired from touring and before Neil passed.
I’ve been getting by with just the TV speakers and a cheap soundbar, but this viewing has just made me sick with the mediocre sound I’m getting. Yeah, the soundbar is louder and for the most part sounds better, but with just a itty-bitty 5 volt supply, it is just not up to the task.
So, I’ve had a 5.1 surround in a box that has lost it’s volume control, and I will be tearing it apart later this summer to see if it can be salvaged, but in the meantime, I will be going through some of my old back stock and putting together at least a stereo pair with amp that will deal with some of the problems of my system. Namely, whatever comes through the HDMI from the cable box is god-awful low in signal. Full bore is about as loud as hushed talking, while any other input is about as loud as 16 watts should be (that’s why I bought the TV, plus it had many inputs I needed).
I’ll update you when I get back to storage to see what I can do with what I have.