I am excited to begin Youthman's Home Theater 2.0! I have been enjoying my HT now for a few years. Lots of changes in gear and speaker configurations as well as a TON of high quality photos that I documented in my HT 1.0 Build
. Many, many thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions during my first HT build.
My HT 1.0 was built around a Klipsch Reference System consisting of RF-83 mains, RC-64 center, RS-62ii side surrounds and RS-62ii back surrounds. Recently, I purchased a pair of Klipsch LaScalas and was blown away at the clarity and dynamics compared to my Klipsch RF-83 / RC-64. I liked them so much, I purchased a third Klipsch LaScala and sold my trusty RF-83 / RC-64 front soundstage.
My current false wall was designed around the RF-83 so in order to accommodate the wider LaScalas, I have decided to redesign the entire front wall and make some upgrades in the process.
Room Dimensions: 13' x 19' with 10' ceilings.
Current 7.1 Dedicated Home Theater Specs:
(last updated 09/07/14)
(3) Klipsch LaScalas for LCR
Klipsch RS-62ii Side Surrounds
Klipsch RS-62ii Back Surrounds
(2) Klipsch RSW-15 Subs (Maple)
Panasonic AE3000u Projector
103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen
PS4 for Bluray
Harman Kardon AVR 3600 Receiver
Sherbourn 72100A (200 x 7) Amp (7 Monoblocks housed in one chasis with 7 Teroidal Transformers)
Harmony One Remote
DIY Acoustic Panels
Upgrade Plans for the 2.0 Build:
Upgrade from 103" non-AT screen to a 140" - 150" AT Seymour Screen (fabric has been ordered)
Redesign the entire front cabinet
Upgrade from Lutron Maestro to Lutron Spacer Lighting System
Add Lighting to cabinet as well as behind the cabinet for various lighting scenes.
Move projector from ceiling pole to inside the rear wall
Install (3) Klipsch LaScalas behind the AT Screen
Current HT Photos
Here are my previous RF-83 / RC64 next to the Klipsch LaScala Trio.
Here are the initial Google Sketchup Drawings that will give you an idea of where I'm headed with the HT 2.0.