Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Is this thing on?

I love electronic gadgets - I always have. Ever since I was a little boy, I've been fascinated by anything that lights up, plays a tune or displays a picture. It's an affliction I inherited from Faither, who would always have the latest gizmo - from electronic ear defenders for shooting to a CD player and on to MP3 technology and various laptops.

Anyway, I love it when my hi-tech household runs like digital clockwork. Mrs Wife and I invested in a home cinema system earlier this year, which I think has been one of my best buys ever. I love being able to watch DVDs and hear the action explode all round me.

At least I did until the woofer stopped working this week. The rest of the speakers work just fine, but they are hampered by the lack of low frequency kick generated by the working woofer.

Several emails and phone calls later, the good people at Acoustic Solutions and Argos have decided that the best option is to exchange the system. Which is all well and good until it comes to unravelling almost 30 metres of cables and dismantling all the speaker stands, a task I have been engaged in for the past two evenings.

Still, it will all be worth it when I sit down to watch all six Star Wars movies back to back at some point in the next two weeks. Life doesn't get much better....


Mirk said...

Well with your love of things that light up you will be in a hurry to put up your Christmas Tree then :0(

I do hope non of your cabiling was running under laminate flooring big mistake... trust me.

RobC said...

I hate it when you have to exchange the whole system when in fact it could be fixed by just replacing the offending component.
You sure there is no fuse blown or wire pulled out?

Groanin' Jock said...

Mirk - The Christmas tree should be going up tonight, all being well. And no, none of the cabling was under laminate flooring, thankfully!

Rob - Might have been a fuse, definitely wasn't cabling. I was in the city yesterday anyway, so I was as well to change it.