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Just wondering what everyone is using as far as sound goes.
Post your setups.
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Panasonci TC-P50G25
Onkyo TX-NR1008 in 7.1 mode with front heights
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Boston Acoustic satellites for surrounds and heights
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Panasonci TC-P50G25
Onkyo TX-NR1008 in 7.1 mode with front heights
eD[c]12 LCR
Boston Acoustic satellites for surrounds and heights
Rythmik FV15HP
X360 and PS3

Very nice setup. Onkyo is my favorite brand, i just wish i lived in a larger house to get one. Im forced to use a soundbar setup in my townhouse due to neighboors :/
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Yamaha RX-A810
ARX Speakers
Hsu VTF 3 MK4 front corner loaded
PSA XV-30 behind the couch near field.
120" screen w/ Epson 8350 projector.
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Very nice setup. Onkyo is my favorite brand, i just wish i lived in a larger house to get one. Im forced to use a soundbar setup in my townhouse due to neighboors :/

Thanks a lot Hip.

Damn neighbors. When I start renting I may have put some of this into storage or at least just use my cheapo sub, but for now I am loving using this for BF3 and Forza.
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Harman Kardon AVR-435 (oldie but goodie)
JBL ES80s on front
JBL EC35 center
JBL E10s surround
SVS SB-12 NSD
120" painted screen wall w/ BenQ1070 ceiling-mounted

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Still use my kind of old and trusty Denon AVR-391 with the first gen of Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers with 3.1 configuration, still very happy for what I got for the price I paid
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I have stuck with Paradigm over the years...maybe because I am Canadian...not sure...but they sound great for gaming.


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I have stuck with Paradigm over the years...maybe because I am Canadian...not sure...but they sound great for gaming.



This looks insane haha. Very nice man. I would never leave my home if i had the setups ive seen on this thread so far.
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Yamaha RX-A810
ARX Speakers
Hsu VTF 3 MK4 front corner loaded
PSA XV-30 behind the couch near field.
120" screen w/ Epson 8350 projector.


This looks super cozy but still really nice. Im sure movie night in this place is like being at a movie theater biggrin.gif
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most of my stuff is from earthquake audio. I just finished playing the last of us and the sound was epic.

Earthquake Audio Cinanova Grande 7 Amplifier
Earthquake Audio Rhea Reference Center Channel
Earthquake Audio Tethys Reference Tower
Earthquake Audio Tigris Tower ( Rears)
Integra DHC-9.9 Processor
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Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ST50 60-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV
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This looks super cozy but still really nice. Im sure movie night in this place is like being at a movie theater biggrin.gif
Ha! Its better! I would say its close to an IMAX in sound. Especially with the amount of bass I'm pumpin.
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most of my stuff is from earthquake audio. I just finished playing the last of us and the sound was epic.

Earthquake Audio Cinanova Grande 7 Amplifier
Earthquake Audio Rhea Reference Center Channel
Earthquake Audio Tethys Reference Tower
Earthquake Audio Tigris Tower ( Rears)
Integra DHC-9.9 Processor
Outlaw Audio 975 Processor
Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ST50 60-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV
Parasound Halo A52 5-channel Amplifier

jeez yet another sick ass setup...so jealous
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This looks insane haha. Very nice man. I would never leave my home if i had the setups ive seen on this thread so far.

Part of the reason I have not been to the movies in years. Besides missing out on the huge iMax screen, I don't think I am missing out on much. The picture I get from my Panny plasma and the sound from my surround are stellar for a modest couple thousand dollar setup.

I can't wait for the day I get a dedicated space and get to set everything up the way I want to...right now it is all just crammed in a spare room because of a flood in the basement from a couple years ago.
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Part of the reason I have not been to the movies in years. Besides missing out on the huge iMax screen, I don't think I am missing out on much. The picture I get from my Panny plasma and the sound from my surround are stellar for a modest couple thousand dollar setup.

I can't wait for the day I get a dedicated space and get to set everything up the way I want to...right now it is all just crammed in a spare room because of a flood in the basement from a couple years ago.

Thats how I feel about my Samsung set. The quality is far better than any screen ive seen at a theater. I just don't have sound yet :/
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Part of the reason I have not been to the movies in years. Besides missing out on the huge iMax screen, I don't think I am missing out on much. The picture I get from my Panny plasma and the sound from my surround are stellar for a modest couple thousand dollar setup.

I can't wait for the day I get a dedicated space and get to set everything up the way I want to...right now it is all just crammed in a spare room because of a flood in the basement from a couple years ago.

I 2nd that...

At least you have a spare room to house your stuff. Mine is in our main living room where I have a very adventurous 2 year old daughter who loves to touch screens.
I guess I should list my equipment as that seems proper:

Fronts - Paradigm Monitor 7 v6
Rears - Paradigm Titans
Center - Paradigm Center 3
Sub - Paradigm PDR-10

Need to upgrade the sub someday as well as the surrounds but kids education funds come first so who knows when that will happen.
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Those Paradigm speakers look so awesome. I have always wanted Paradigm speakers. Maybe it is a Canadian thing. I lived in Prince Edward Island for 10 years tongue.gif
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Those Paradigm speakers look so awesome. I have always wanted Paradigm speakers. Maybe it is a Canadian thing. I lived in Prince Edward Island for 10 years tongue.gif

I too had my eyes on Paradigms before I decided to go the high efficiency route with my Elemental Design cinema speakers. I was actually looking at their entry level speakers...then I heard they moved manufacturing from Canada to China (although I think the sigs are still made in Canada) and that made me move on .
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I need to get some pictures going. I'm currently on a 2.1
65" Panasonic Plasma
Onkyo 805 Receiver
Energy RC-10's up front (these used to be my rears in the old place that was bigger with RC-30's up front).
HSU MBM-12 MK2 (really a mid bass sub) that sits next to my couch.

So I still have some work. I wasn't happ with my low end sub but the midd bass sub is better than nothing for now (supposed to work together with a true subwoofer). I may sell it and get a sealed 12". I really don't have a nice way to put in surrounds in my apartment yet without ugly wiring.
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Im forced to use a soundbar setup in my townhouse due to neighboors :/

I live in a townhouse too but I guess I've been lucky and haven't had any complaints yet. I work 3rds and I think my neighbors work 1st so maybe I just get lucky that they're at work during times I'm likely to crank it. My system is in my sig with a link.

My Home Theater/Video Gaming/HTPC/2 Channel rig (Mitsubishi, MartinLogan, Marantz, DIYMA, and others)

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I'm 5.1, running my PS3 and HTPC gaming rig into :

Denon 1712
Optoma HD33 ceiling mounted projector
Dv64 for the fronts
DV62CLRS for the center
DV62Si for the surrounds
and a V1020 for the sub
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You know my surround sound has saved me numerous times on BF3. I love it.
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Ascend Acoustic Sierra-1 NrT LCR
Ascend Acoustic HTM-200 for rears
SVS PB-1000 sub - upgrading when I move
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Looks kind of ghetto but its a rental house so my options are limited. Not crazy about the wood paneling. Sounds a lot better than it looks though! tongue.gif

Paradigm studios all around, connected to an anthem mrx300. There's an 18inch Velodyne two inches behind the couch. Acoustic panels all over the walls, and a 60 inch ST 30 right in the middle of it.
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Looks kind of ghetto but its a rental house so my options are limited. Not crazy about the wood paneling. Sounds a lot better than it looks though! tongue.gif

Paradigm studios all around, connected to an anthem mrx300. There's an 18inch Velodyne two inches behind the couch. Acoustic panels all over the walls, and a 60 inch ST 30 right in the middle of it.


Also have wood paneling, and agreed that it sound a lot better than only brick walls wink.gif
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[IMG]http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/268771/width/200/height/40] Looks kind of ghetto but its a rental house so my options are limited. Not crazy about the wood paneling. Sounds a lot better than it looks though! Paradigm studios all around, connected to an anthem mrx300. There's an 18inch Velodyne two inches behind the couch. Acoustic panels all over the walls, and a 60 inch ST 30 right in the middle of it.

LOL, yeah that flooring! But you have a room where you can actually play your gear and have acoustic panels. Once the gaming or movies are on, who cares what the room looks like!
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LOL, yeah that flooring! But you have a room where you can actually play your gear and have acoustic panels. One the gaming or movies are on, who cares what the room looks like!

Yeah lol, nothing says classy like faux stone tiles over concrete block. Believe me I'd love nothing more than to gut that room and make it really nice, but you've gotta work with what you've got in a rental. There's actually a solid 5+ feet between the paneling and the foundation all around...it could be a much bigger space than it is.

But it's completely light controlled and isolated enough from the rest of the house that I can turn it up real, real loud...and that's all that really matters. smile.gif

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5ft, hah, that is a lot of wasted space. Absolutely awesome you can crank it! I think it is worth the trade off just for that alone. I miss having that ability to shake the walls at different frequencies without pissing somebody off biggrin.gif
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5ft, hah, that is a lot of wasted space. Absolutely awesome you can crank it! I think it is worth the trade off just for that alone. I miss having that ability to shake the walls at different frequencies without pissing somebody off biggrin.gif

As long as the wife or baby isn't trying to sleep I can usually push it pretty hard. I've lived in apartments all my life, it was like the #1 thing I was looking forward to when moving into a house.

Biggest problem honestly is no AC. Basements are a little cooler in general, but when it's 95 degrees outside with 100% humidity, it's still pretty uncomfortable. The only window is like 1 inch too small for any reasonably priced AC.

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Nice! I can do reasonable levels in my 2 bedroom apartment but I can't really crank it at night. I dial the sub down. My boys have a loud air filter in the room that is always on when they sleep just for that purpose biggrin.gif Well helps with the loud birds in the morning as well.

I decided to trade in a home for an apartment to kill the commute, so I'm happy with an extra 1.5 hours of useable time in the day.
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As long as the wife or baby isn't trying to sleep I can usually push it pretty hard. I've lived in apartments all my life, it was like the #1 thing I was looking forward to when moving into a house.

Biggest problem honestly is no AC. Basements are a little cooler in general, but when it's 95 degrees outside with 100% humidity, it's still pretty uncomfortable. The only window is like 1 inch too small for any reasonably priced AC.

Could always go for one of these...normally the exhaust plates for the window are only a couple inches high.

https://www.google.com/search?q=portable+ac+units&oq=portable+ac+unit&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2.2924j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=portable+ac+units&tbm=shop
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