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I find the audio is very similar, but because my memory faded with regards to the Anthem, between hooking up the newer Cary, I can not be sure. The room sounds very good though. I am happy!

Video on the other hand seems to have dropped, this is likely to be because the Cary is pass-through only.

I miss the Anthem, it way, way more inputs. But the Cary was the deal of a lifetime from a friend who was upgrading big time. I simply had to bite! biggrin.gif

It is my strongest desire to buy a Bryston SP3 one day...(drool),,,

What are you planning new with your Theatre Scopeguy? Is everything still making happy in your rack, since we connected it?
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The rack has been working well. I don't think I will be doing any upgrades any time soon. I need to get the high def audio from my HTPC and figure out why it thinks my resolution should be 720p instead of 1080p. I'm thinking of replacing my niles whole house audio amp with sonos amp modules.

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Greg, next time you are in Edmonton stop by my place, I can demo my Sonos setup for you.

If you have any HTPC questions, give me a call, if you need my number or e-mail just ask Zulu or PM me here.

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Now I have 15 channels for my new 11.2 system I am building.

I plan to use the new Marantz AV8801 processor.

My front three speakers use 6 channels alone.

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Heights installed:

Paradigm Cinema 200



Currently I am using them as part of a "Y" split and they act as a second pair of Front speakers, until I get my 11.2 processor.

I am planning on the new upcoming Marantz AV8801, an 11.2 processor.
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This week is off to a great start. I ordered several items for the theatre this week. Most of them will be here within a few weeks, and possible backorder on others for maybe a month?

Marantz AV8801 (11.2 Processor)
http://ca.marantz.com/ca/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVSeparates&SubCatId=0&ProductId=AV8801

Marantz UD5007 (Blu-ray Player)
http://ca.marantz.com/ca/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=BluRayDVD&SubCatId=0&ProductId=UD5007

Epson ProCinema 6010 (Projector)
http://www.epson.ca/cgi-bin/ceStore/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H399020-F&BV_UseBVCookie=yes

Paradigm Cinema 400's (Wides)
http://www.paradigm.com/products/products-by-category/lcr/paradigm/cinema-series-v-4/cinema-400

I am very excited about these coming changes, and though I remain realistic, I hope my fun meter goes through the roof! I spend my nights reading the manuals! lol
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That is awesome, can't wait to hear all the new gear for a full 11.2 setup!

Any movies other than Expendables 2 with an 11.2 soundtrack yet?

18.5ft x 14ft home theatre room with 120" screen and 7.1 sound

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Preparing installation of wide channels. Heights are already completed.

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Front row, two seats.


Second row, four seats.

Having a row with four seats was requested by my wife, for when another couple joins us. A small compromise for an otherwise supportive HT wife wink.gif
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Trying to figure out how to lift this out safely...

My new Velodyne DD 18+

***EDIT - I have learned this is not a DD 18+, but in fact a DD18. No worries for me, I just mislabled it.
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Pretty exciting!

I had not planned on a new sub so soon, but the price was too hard to walk away from.

I can't wait till this bad boy is dialed in!!

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That is awesome, can't wait to hear all the new gear for a full 11.2 setup!

Any movies other than Expendables 2 with an 11.2 soundtrack yet?

We watched Judge Dredd 2012, it's full DTS 7.1 & DTS:NeoX , great surround effects for those with full 11.1 to take advantage


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Wide channels installed today.
Nice install on the wides/heights, are those Paradigm or Polk mains?

Have you gone thru comparing the DSX vs PLIIz vs NeoX and decided on which extended surround format you like "best" or prefer?
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We watched Judge Dredd 2012, it's full DTS 7.1 & DTS:NeoX , great surround effects for those with full 11.1 to take advantage
Nice install on the wides/heights, are those Paradigm or Polk mains?

Have you gone thru comparing the DSX vs PLIIz vs NeoX and decided on which extended surround format you like "best" or prefer?

Neo:X has been very exciting for me as a topic, and I am happy to give it a try. Sadly my Marantz AV8801 is backordered till the end of the month...so I wait.

Thank you for the compliments on the install of the speakers, it worked out very well.

The main speakers are Polk, RTi-A9 towers, and CSi-A6 center. My goal is to upgrade them over time and the logic is so far, that I will move towards the Paradigm Studio 100's. When I use to own a smaller pair of Polk towers, RTi-A7's, I brought home a pair of studio 100's for evaluation. I loved the Studio's, but budget won out. My goal has been to improve hardware and gear before a big upgrade in speakers.


My old towers, Polk RTi-A7 and Paradigm Studio 100's on an evaluation. The Paradigm rocked...wish I could have bought them.
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I went thru your thread, looks like you've done the multi-subwoofer treatment, broadband bass traps in corners, and followed the RFZ model based on your side wall acoustic panels.

Definitely a true DIY person.

Food for thought, instead of dropping serious coin on Paradigm Studio 100's, which are very-very well floor standing speakers.
How about going front baffle wall, AT screen, and use some of these
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291022/hey-guys-we-need-a-little-rallying-here


http://www.diysoundgroup.com/
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits.html

Check out their forum here, http://www.diysoundgroup.com/forum/

Heck - you'd save enough $$$ to buy a 4k PJ practically.

In 2015 when I go AT screen, 4k PJ, I'm also going baffle wall with these.
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I went thru your thread, looks like you've done the multi-subwoofer treatment, broadband bass traps in corners, and followed the RFZ model based on your side wall acoustic panels.

Definitely a true DIY person.

Food for thought, instead of dropping serious coin on Paradigm Studio 100's, which are very-very well floor standing speakers.
How about going front baffle wall, AT screen, and use some of these
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291022/hey-guys-we-need-a-little-rallying-here


http://www.diysoundgroup.com/
http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits.html

Check out their forum here, http://www.diysoundgroup.com/forum/

Heck - you'd save enough $$$ to buy a 4k PJ practically.

In 2015 when I go AT screen, 4k PJ, I'm also going baffle wall with these.

That does explain my MO, to do and try as much as possible, keeping what works and discarding what doesn't, yes I am DIY. smile.gif

Thanks for the ideas, they present a different direction for me, and I really have not thought a great deal about a baffle wall. I will be looking into this.

I am really enjoying your thread on surround sound, and I am learning somethings I did not know.

Thanks again for the compliments.
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I am planning to introduce an array of height channels to the theatre.




I have two locations for the speakers, but my choose another if a better idea comes along.


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Now I am researching if better placement options are possible.

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In-ceiling or on-ceiling, the idea (for me) is to have overhead imaging and I'm not sure I'll get that result with 45° elevation. Research on imaging reversals suggests keeping speakers that are above and behind you at least 30° away from the centre line, to keep those sounds from imaging in front of you. So, if 0° is ear level and 90° is directly above, then 30° from the centre line means a 60° elevation. Depending on room shape and size, this could end up on the ceiling or high up on the walls.

I placed my 11 channel system as per my old understanding of the heights and wides, and found minimal results with the heights vs. the wides. With more research and guidence (found here in the DTS Neo:X thread), I have now completed pulling new wire to move my front heights to their new position directly above the wides. I expect this to create a better dome of surround sound.

I appreciate the tips sdurani.


(Hanging speaker wire indicates the placement of the height channel)


(Hanging speaker wire indicates the placement of the height channel)
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Man I missed out on a lot of updates, sounds like you've been busy - following along on your and mtbdudex's 11.x adventures, for future use.
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Man I missed out on a lot of updates, sounds like you've been busy - following along on your and mtbdudex's 11.x adventures, for future use.

Thanks Brad, this has been a fun process. So far the new position of heights is a big difference from the front wall. They are much more alive and present a greater sense of urgency and height to sound tracks.



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Zulu,
Everything is looking great! Sure hope I can get over to see you on the 1st.

Here is a link to a speaker shoot out that had the SEOS speakers along with all the big boys (missing Danley). I would have flown down for it but did not hear until too late. It was interesting that they had yorkville u215s, I have gone into long and mcquade to inquire about them but they laughed me out of the store! I still think I should rent them for a weekend. Likely too big for my room but would be a fun get together.

have you had chance to look at j.river media center? I continue to find new features. They have the coolest feature for creating demos. I have started to set up a few.
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What a beautiful theater zuluwalker. I am certainly envious of the size of your NAS movie collection and I'll bet it sounds terrific in there!
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Everything is looking great! Sure hope I can get over to see you on the 1st.

Here is a link to a speaker shoot out that had the SEOS speakers along with all the big boys (missing Danley). I would have flown down for it but did not hear until too late. It was interesting that they had yorkville u215s, I have gone into long and mcquade to inquire about them but they laughed me out of the store! I still think I should rent them for a weekend. Likely too big for my room but would be a fun get together.

have you had chance to look at j.river media center? I continue to find new features. They have the coolest feature for creating demos. I have started to set up a few.

Hey thanks Alta.

I have not done a great deal of research into the j.river media center...yet wink.gif

Yes I agree with those speakers being a fun get together, you should arrange it and host one day soon.

I would like to pop over and see the j.river in action. Hope to see you on the 1st.
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What a beautiful theater zuluwalker. I am certainly envious of the size of your NAS movie collection and I'll bet it sounds terrific in there!

I appreciate the comment, especially since I see what good work you are doing. We are proud of our theatre, and it has been a fun investment.

Honestly the NAS just takes it to a whole other level...I just love that many blu-rays at my finger tips! I need to get into more TV shows too. smile.gif
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