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post #1 of 19 Old 08-16-2017, 08:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Seamless Home Theater build

Hi All,

This build is going to be kind of unique as it is taking an existing space and basically gluing in a fairly high end setup.

I'll list the current equipment that is going into the build as well as some basic pictures updates and tests as we go along.

What I have:

Speakers:
1.) (3) JBL G-734's (LCR)
2.) (4) JBL 8340's
3.) (4) JBL Control 328C's (Atmos)
4.) (4) off brand transducers for seats(I'll figure out the brand shortly)
5.) (2) JBL Synthesis S1S Subwoofers (They use the JBL 2245H driver)
6.) JBL 4648A-8 (JBL 2226J's likely keeping for midbass but not sure)
7.) (3) JBL 4647A (JBL 2226H going to place directly under the LCR and handle midbass)
8.) (3) JBL 2152Hs (Not exactly sure why I bought these but going to test them out)


AVR/Amps:
1.) Onkyo TX-RZ5100 Preamplifer
2.) (3) Behringer NU4-6000 (to power all speakers main speakers and likely transducers)
3.) Behringer NU3000DSP (for subwoofers)

Projector/Screen:
1.) Carl's Place 140" finished nano-perf screen
2.) ViewSonic PJD7822HDL 1080P 3D(I want to upgrade but we will see waiting for Sony 4K to be reasonable)

Media Players:
1.) Kangroo pocket PC
2.) Nvidia Shield 2017 16GB
3.) Samsung Blu-ray Player


So that is the basics....and here is a random pictures and more to come of stuff. Our goal is to set it up such that the home theater can be used generally as well as we have a bar in our basement. So we can throw up some sports or watch a movie and get the most use out of the investment we can.
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I tested all the parts of the system last night. I am going to pick up the last two JBL 8340s I need tonight here are some testing pictures. The NU4-6000s worked fantastic! Easily a great solution for powering your mains.
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As things are moving we have updated the wall painting it black where the screen will cover and The start of the media/server room has begun running a coax into the basement. A 42U rack is on the way and these shelves likely are going to go away.

The screen should be pretty much the whole wall, the server room is directly behind the black wall.
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Here is a rough version of what I'll setup likely for my LF and LFE channels.

I still have two more 4647A's but the boxes need a bit of work and I need to recone at 2226HPL. So perhaps in the future something to mess with.
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Got the screen up and roughed in for testing. Also tested our the JBL 2152H...they will be taking over for my surrounds over the JBL 8340s getting two more of them. Here are some pics. This is Carls Nanoperf...it works great! This is the 140" screen. IMAX feel I was going for!
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what are your plans for that tile floor?
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what are your plans for that tile floor?
There are no current direct plans to mess with the tile floor. There might be an area rug. The tile has not caused much of an issue at the moment that I can find. I will do more testing to figure out why I don't notice the tile floors impact but I believe it is largely due to the 7 foot ceiling and the fact that the tiles are insulated.

I know that the tile should be giving me an issue but I'm not seeing it yet, I'll do more complete tests and post the results once everything is setup.
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All front LCR and LFE channels are setup and wired...more pictures this evening or tomorrow.

So her are the things that are hooked up.

1.) Onkyo TX-RZ5100 Preamplifer
2.) (3) Behringer NU4-6000 (to power all speakers main speakers and likely transducers)
3.) Behringer NU3000DSP (for subwoofers)

1.) Nvidia Shield 2017 16GB
2.) Samsung Blu-ray Player

1.) (3) JBL G-734's (LCR)
2.) JBL 4648A-8 (JBL 2226J's likely keeping for midbass but not sure)
3.) (2) JBL 4647A (I have two more but not planning to use them at the moment)
4.) (2) JBL Synthesis S1S Subwoofers
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One quick update more soon!

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Some more getting in place testing projector position. Also got in the back cans for the JBl 328Cs and 2152H, I have to put an adapter on for the 2152H to fit correctly.

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I feel like a Demo review is in order.

I spent a few hours at Darren's home before buying his "old" surrounds. He demoed his setup. The system sounds great and the setup fits the space well. He has some great equipment and a nice space. His entire ceiling is an acoustic panel which is lucky for his acoustics.

All those JBL 15's and 18's has lead to a system that has great bass and all the dynamics of a real cinema. In fact if there is one compliment I can pay his system, it reminded me of a cinema in a good sense.

I hope to come back and help take measurements and hear it once his surrounds are in.


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The final two JBL 2152H speakers game in today. I'll be testing them tonight to make sure they are in good working order and then all the speakers for the setup will be complete!
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Have you had a chance to hear the 328C's before? I've been looking to use these as atmos with a danley based theater and was curious of their fidelity.

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Have you had a chance to hear the 328C's before? I've been looking to use these as atmos with a danley based theater and was curious of their fidelity.
I have listened to them for testing. They keep up very nicely. On par with the JBL 8340A. Their specs almost match. I'm very happy with them. I also have a set of the JBL 227C I think sound amazing also. I think you'll be happy with them. Honestly don't know how you could do better without going to what I'm using for surrounds but then it gets kind of huge. The JBL 2152H is the ultimate multipurpose speaker.


I should add that spec wise the 328C crush the SCS8s
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All 4 JBL 2152H together finally tested and good to go!

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This is the JBL 2152H mounted in to a MTC-300BB8...you have to remove the cap and hang it from the mount. Works great.

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Alright this is where I could use some help or ideas. I need to hang or mount or place on a stand the above JBL 2152Hs in the can. Any ideas or thoughts? I was just going to hang them down via wire but that seems a big janky maybe there is a better way?
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