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Finally got around to taking a few pics of my two setups over Xmas, and happy enough to show them to the world! In the Theatre, due to the fact that my HD media is expanding fast, I will most likely find storage outside of the room itself for the movies. I do prefer a clutter-free look. Anyway enough talk, here's the systems - I'll start with the Theatre first:-

THEATRE ROOM

Equipment:-
Sony VPL-VW60 SXRD 1080p PJ
Yamaha RX-Z7 AV Receiver
Toshiba XE1 HD-DVD Player
2 x Sony PS3 (Fat REg A and Slim Reg B)
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92" 16:9 Fixed Screen

Before the renovation


AFTER

Front View - Cabinet



Left Angled View



Right Angled View



Lamp On



HD media, DIY wall panels and foot stools



Rear Speakers - Left



Rear Speakers - Right



Couch



PJ



Ceiling - Light






Equipment:-
Cyrus Pre XPd Pre-Amp
Cyrus 8 Power x 2
Cyrus CD8SE CD Player
ProJect RPM 5 turntable (sold temporarily, to be replaced with an RPM6.1)
Pioneer PDP-C509 50" Plasma TV
Apple AirPort Express
XTZ 99.25 (on loan while I wait for my XTZ 99.26/10.17 to arrive from Sweden, again!)















UPDATED: Added Remote

The Brains of the Operation

Remote



UPDATED: Added Headphone pics





UPDATE 25th APRIL: Added some pics of my installed RFX6000 Extender HERE

UPDATE 12th October: Added some new headphone pics HERE

UPDATE 8th November:Updated Living Room pics to reflect new additions HERE

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Like the remote. How much?
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Like the remote. How much?

Dont think Philips make the TSU7000/7500 anymore, so you should find them on EBay very reasonable.

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nice looking rooms!
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nice looking rooms!

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awesome set up, do you normally keep the remote in the kitchen? :P

I think that has to be the cleanest and most pro looking set up I have seen.
Are you an interior designer by chance?
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awesome set up, do you normally keep the remote in the kitchen? :P

I think that has to be the cleanest and most pro looking set up I have seen.
Are you an interior designer by chance?

Thanks mate! Wish I was, I merely work in the AV industry! The missus chose the colour scheme in the Living Room, everything else was me, and the Theatre was always off-limits to her during its renovation! But she does like the results, and despite claiming she's anti-tech, I know she likes to show off the rooms when her girlfriends come over!

The remote does spend a little bit of time in the kitchen area, as Im the one who does the washing up in my house!

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How do you like that Sony 1080p Front PJ?

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How do you like that Sony 1080p Front PJ?

I love it!
Still need to clock up a 100 hours or so before I can calibrate it properly though.

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hey chief, have to say yours is truly one of the most inspiring setups i've come across in the forums.
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This week I finally added my Philips RFX6000 RF Extender. This would free me up from having to point at my IR-RF blaster situated under the TV in the Living Room, and essentially allow me to control any device in the Home Theatre, from anywhere in the house. So first (before ripping out my previous IR solution) I tested the unit just by sitting it on the couch facing the HT equipment. Adjust the settings on the Pronto configuration, and presto, worked perfectly. So I remove all the IR gear and install the RFX6000 behind the cabinet, utilising the IR emitters that came with it. Lo and behold, it DIDNT work. Move it a few inches - kinda works. The manual does state they can be prone to interference from power cables etc etc so I can only deduce it was interference.
So after an hour of banging my head and wondering where to put the extender so it would work, but wouldnt be seen, I realised that I had installed a 25mm conduit in the back wall behind the couch during the build. So I settled on the RF extender hidden under the couch effectively blasting the IR on the equipment face on. So no cables visible and works perfectly.

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Beautiful setups and rooms, mate! I always wondered what a HT room with no kids would look like!!

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Beautiful setups and rooms, mate! I always wondered what a HT room with no kids would look like!!

Cheers mate! And your thread is awesome by the way!

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Well its been a while since I updated/added anything to these systems, but the time has come!!
I have a new Cyrus 6XP stereo amp coming this week to replace the Cambridge 740A. I also have a new TV cabinet for the Living Room coming too (same as the Theatre Room but in a darker Walnut finish, as the soon-to-be-ex-missus is getting the existing one, and the TV!!)
So in the meantime, here is a few pics of my new Grado SR80i headphones:-






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very nice indeed. I really like the way the light plays in that living room spot (like an alcove almost?). WHat is the color in the theater room?
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very nice indeed. I really like the way the light plays in that living room spot (like an alcove almost?). WHat is the color in the theater room?

Thanks IPT. Here are the colours used in the Theatre Room:-

Feature Wall (PJ screen) - Dulux Bunker (A151 EB)
Side and Rear Wall (inc. door) - Taubmans Mascari (T116-7)
Ceiling - Wattyl Camouflage Tan (35C-2T)

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Quick teaser shot of the new arrival...



More to come..

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Well in the last month Ive had some big changes to the Living Room system. First the Cyrus amp, then the Grado headphones, then a new AV cabinet for the Living Room, and now, on an impulse, a Pioneer 50" C509 Kuro Plasma (great price!). I was in the market for a new TV as the soon-to-be-ex missus was taking the Loewe. Anyhoo, was at a product launch last week and noticed the brand in question was using Kuro plasmas as their displays of choice. Seeing them in action one more time just validated for me how good these TVs were. As luck would have it, the next day I stumbled across a link to an offshoot of Pioneer Australia's website selling 3 of these units at a great price, so I nabbed one. More than I really was going to spend, but seeing as the missus will be gone soon, who could stop me!
So it arrived today....



Proper pics including the Cyrus and the new cabinet will be uploaded on Sunday.

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Well in the last month Ive had some big changes to the Living Room system. First the Cyrus amp, then the Grado headphones, then a new AV cabinet for the Living Room, and now, on an impulse, a Pioneer 50" C509 Kuro Plasma (great price!). I was in the market for a new TV as the soon-to-be-ex missus was taking the Loewe. Anyhoo, was at a product launch last week and noticed the brand in question was using Kuro plasmas as their displays of choice. Seeing them in action one more time just validated for me how good these TVs were. As luck would have it, the next day I stumbled across a link to an offshoot of Pioneer Australia's website selling 3 of these units at a great price, so I nabbed one. More than I really was going to spend, but seeing as the missus will be gone soon, who could stop me!
So it arrived today....


Proper pics including the Cyrus and the new cabinet will be uploaded on Sunday.

very nice rooms.
wife for kuro is a really good trade bro!

seriously, keep your head and again great job!
will borrow liberally from your build as i build out the same liv rm then HT setup next month in my new house.

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Here's some new pics with the new additions to the setup in the Living Room, the Pio C509, the new cabinet and the Cyrus 6XP amp installed...







Cyrus 6XP



CA 540C CD (in serious need of an upgrade)



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I love both your setups. A quick question: where did you get the cool TV console's that you have your equipment in. i have not been able to find anything like it. Do you know the brands?
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I love both your setups. A quick question: where did you get the cool TV console's that you have your equipment in. i have not been able to find anything like it. Do you know the brands?


Gday kw3rd, thanks for your kind comments.

The two current cabinets I use are now the same model, but just a variation of the colour. All I can tell you is they were brought into Australia via a local distributor here in Perth. The distributor's website is:-

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Australia? That figures. Every time I run across AV video furniture that I love its either in Australia or Northern Europe! As far as I can tell nothing like that exists over here in the states. I've been shopping for months!

Anyway thanks for your quick reply.
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Well the New Year has, and will continue to, see some changes to my Stereo setup.

Gone are the 3 blue couches in favour of one, large lounge unit with a big long chaise. Added IKEA EXPEDIT cabinets along the right side wall. Re-orientated the coffee table to suit the lounge setup.

Most importantly to the equipment changes.
I have replaced the hardly run-in Cyrus 6XP with a Cyrus Pre XPd pre-amp and matching 8 Power. I am adding a second 8 Power which I should have next week. Will have a play with the setup configured for both bi-amping or mono-blocs, and see which one I prefer. For now here is the new pairing, ready to be installed:-





And down the track I plan on adding the matching CD8SE CD player, and a PSX-R unit for each unit (4 in total). Running out of room so the HTPC had to be dropped from the Living Room system!

Finally, Ive ordered these speakers from Swedish manufacturer XTZ:-



I should have the bookshelf part this week, but the bass modules are still some weeks away.

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Ok here's some pics of the TV and stuff in place in the bedroom. The bedroom needs a serious renovation (carpets, paint etc) which will begin in early September.
Equipment in place:-

Sony KDL-40HX700 40" LCD
Logitech Squeezebox Boom
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Bracket in place on wall



Equipment in place



A Closer Look



Squeezebox



The Australian Bush



Will update the first post later and include some newer Living Room shots too.

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