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post #1 of 14 Old 09-14-2013, 04:13 AM - Thread Starter
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I am building a dedicated theatre room and am looking for some feedback on the various AV selections I have been proposing.

Ideally I'd like to identify what is my "weakest link" and am I missing anything major?

- Oppo 103 Blu-Ray Player
- Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Processor
- Outlaw 7700 amplifier (200x7)
- Klipsch THX Ultra 2 / 7.2 system
The THX Ultra2 system consists of:
* KL-650-THX LCRs (3)
* KL-525-THX LCRs (2)
* KS-525-THX surrounds (2)
* KW-120-THX subwoofers (2)
* KA-1000-THX subwoofer amplifier
- Seymour AV Fixed Frame Screen C110
- Sony VPL VW95ES projector

Let me know your thoughts, feedback, etc positive or negative - I have a thick skin, and am still learning!!!
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You have some nice items there. My question is...do you ant to go with a 2.35 or 16:9 screen? If you want to go 2.35, then you will need to get an anamorphic lens or a VP.

Also, what about acoustic treatments and soundproofing?
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I've been thinking that I'll stick with 16:9 .... it would seem to me that the 110" screen might be a bit small to go to a full 2.35.
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I am a fan of Emotiva Amps and have used them in various projects. I haven't yet built a strong affinity for their Pre-Pro's. The design specs look promising but I would wait for the reviews from the early adapters to be sure you are on the cutting edge not bleeding edge. Pay particular attention to room calibration software performance reviews.
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What do you think of the Marantz 8701 or 7701 in place of the xmc1?
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That is a sick avr! I wish I had it. Was looking to get the X4000 instead because I can not do wides.
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Another option is a 105 versus the 103 + XMC-1 if your connectivity needs are small.

Why are you tied to the 110" screen?
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I'm not tied to the 110" screen, but the projector starts to max out at 110.... i believe the specs list the max at 115" or 120" so there isn't much room to grow.

Why recommend the 105 versus the 103? I didn't see any benefits to outweigh the cost when considering my particular setup, but glad to hear some feedback on where I'd have some advantages! smile.gif
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What is the projector and the throw distance?
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What is the projector and the throw distance?

Sony VPL VW95ES projector
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click on Bacon Race for that projector on 130 Wide SMX screen. Same gain as SeymourAV. Contact Damelon to see if it lights up the screen to satisfaction.
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The weakest link I see is no design. How do you know any of that equipment will work for you if you don't have it spec'ed out in a diagram? I would say that is your weakest link. Also, caution on using ANY automatic room calibration devices and especially heights and wides.

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The 105 has improved analog capability. And some additional features such as a DAC that might be of interest.

My screen size comment was more about the room, and how the gear will fit into the room. We weren't given room details, which
will/should influence av gear decisions.
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