He runs the Snell studio monitor B's up front with the rest of Snell surrounds (dipoles) and center. It's a dedicated theater room, and his wife gave him free reign. The rest of the system is all Levinson /Proceed /Faroujda /Runko/ Pioneer Elite etc.. and is fully controllable from anywhere in his house, as well as having access to anything in the room from anywhere in his house.... You should see how easy it is to listen to any of his ~2000 CD's anywhere in the house!! (by the way, the TV's give you the cover, song list, etc., anywhere, for your choosing!)
By the way, he and I have done all the programing for the home control system, which is to the point that anyone (including his 5 year old boy) can operate the system with ~98% accuracey!
I kind of resent the attitude you display, but won't bother to resort to picking on you, I know, there are many people with more money than brains in this hobby, so I'll write it off to that.. but would ask in the future you not immediately attack someone you don't know! (Growing up outside of NYC I can tell you this advice will save your ass in a fight!)
...as for the poor envious boys, I'm in that group, I buy almost everything used, and put together a Linn Activ HT for less the $12,000... Yes, It's not Alan's system, but then again, it was a lot cheaper...and living in a condo, I'd be in huge trouble with that kind of system (not to mention, it wouldn't fit in the living room here on the beach!)
Peace and happy listening!