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Oct 10

O! C.E. Am I merely chasing windmills?

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Yes, like Melanie, my interest in C.E. pre-Vann’s was far less than it is now, mid-Vann’s. Oh sure, you’re thinking, “It couldn’t be that hard to resist.” Well, consider this: I am a copywriter. I sell things for a living, and I can’t sell it if I’m not sold on it. So, fifteen hundred products later, I’ve had plenty of time to contemplate how awesome my existence could be if I just added x product to my home theater. Only, I don’t have a home theater. What I do have is set of components that, on their own, are great, but together offer me less solutions than when they’re used separately. I want a solution—a seamless solution. An affordable solution. A solution that doesn’t require me to start from scratch and buy a whole new system (that would be the easy way out).

Henceforth, I’m going on a quest. A quest to find an affordable, entirely useful system. I want compact, multi-purposed, mostly wireless. But I don’t want a box system. I want the purity of components. But I don’t want an A/V system because I don’t have, and don’t have an interest in, surround sound. (As a matter of fact, I have one video component—a Blu-ray player, which I also use to enjoy my dwindling CD collection.) I love two-channel, but my two-channel receiver doesn’t handle my video needs. Back to square one: but I don’t want a box system! And I don’t need a behemoth A/V receiver…

So join me, my friends, as I embark on this Quixotic journey that’s probably going to get ugly. There might be agony. There might be tears. My bank account might end up a masticated mess left for dead in some dark corner of the Wells Fargo southside branch.



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