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post #601 of 609 Old 01-11-2015, 12:33 AM
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Ted, thanks again for hosting us today. Your theater is a great culmination of hard work and vision for style and functionality. Really impressed with the decor, screen, and video/audio presentation. Go Vikings! OK maybe not this year.

Multi theater GTG coming this spring for SE WI!

Pre-Pro: Emotiva XMC-1, DSP: Mini DSP 2x4 balanced
Amplifier: Sunfire TGA7400, Lab Gruppen FP10000Q
Speakers: JTR Noesis 212HT (LCR), JTR Slant 8's (surrounds), 3 Orbit Shifter LFU's
Sources: PS3, HTPC, Dish Network
Projector: Epson 8350
Screen: Seymour XD AT 138" diagonal 16:9
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It was nice meeting both you and Alex. Tony suggested moving the LFE crossover up to 120 and it really added to the bass punch once we tried it.

Looking forward to the March get together.
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A very successful small GTG at TedO's.

Amzing job with the room, screen, sound. It is an amazing room, with some of the best 3D I've seen. Speakers even in standard digital modes, DTS, Dolby Digital, sounded crystal clear. Never had to strain to hear dialog.

Butt shakers where above my expectations, and added a lot to the system without them.

TedO, thank you for been a wonderful host, please let us know if you ever want to plan another one.
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Hey guys!

I'm really glad I found this forum. There is a wealth of information on this site but it gets a little intimidating with such a big audience. I'm building a new house in SE Wisconsin and would love some feedback from local users.

I have a dedicated theater room in our current house. I'm thrilled the house is already sold, but one of the deals was I could take whatever theater equipment I wanted as long as I left a functional room for the new owner. Good excuse for upgrades! Here's the thing, I enjoy the theater room and know what I like, but I am much more of a "user" than an informed hobbies so I really need recommendations.

Here's what I'm use to (the current theater built in 2006):
Sony VPLVW100 projector
Front, center, and left speakers = Snell XA1900THX
Side and rear speakers = Snell AMC900THX
Subwoofer = Snell ICSSUB24MK2 (2 - 12" cones)
Audio Control Pantages 5 x 200 amplifier
Audio Control Pantages 2 x 200 amplifier
Receiver = Integra DHC80.3 (upgraded in 2012 from Audio Control Maestro2 which I still have laying around)
Screen - Stewart 100"

The (original) plan for the new house is/was:
Move the front, center and left Snell's as well as the sub to the new house. Buy new speakers for the existing house. I have a line on RBH 661SE's for $300 a piece.
New surrounds and rears?
Move the Integra receiver and put the Audio Control back in the old house
New screen
New amps
New projector

I'd love feedback on this plan as well as some of the options I've identified:
1. I'm trying to decide if I should jump on the promotional pricing of the new Sony VPL-VW350ES
2. My installer is concerned if the Snells will fill the new room (the new room is roughly 18' X22'). He offered RBH SI-6100's that were former demos in his shop for $1000/ea. These are in-wall speakers and he likes the idea of being able to put the lefts at the screen height as opposed to the floor. Also, they would be able to further apart than the Snells because of the Snell's cabinet depth (it's a wall issue). If I move the Snells, I still have to pay $900 to replace them. Or I leave them and pay $3K for the new ones. Which do you think would be the better setup Snell cabinets or the RBH in-walls?
3. I really like the Snell sub but it is 10 years old. Do you think I should move this or just buy new?
4. Flanners has some closeout amps. What's the gnereal impression of Parasounds?
5. Screen recommendations?

I'm sure there a tons of other things I'm missing. All help is appreciated!

Ryan
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Personally I would stay away from inwall speakers if room if not a problem. If you go with an acoustical transparent screen, you can put all three front speakers behind it.
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Personally I would stay away from inwall speakers if room if not a problem. If you go with an acoustical transparent screen, you can put all three front speakers behind it.
Hi Ryan,

Welcome to the little club. I "stayed in Wisconsin" for my speakers and got all JTRs. I couldn't be happier.

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I just ordered a new Octava HDMI switcher to repair my system after the power surge that blew my old one out and an Oppo 103D as an upgrade.

If anyone is interested in an Oppo 83, mine will be going on sale soon.
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I installed the Oppo 103 in my system and was testing it out. I hooked up a 1tb hard drive to it that I has music and video on it. When playing from this hard drive I noticed the volume is much lower then when playing from the actual disk. Is it the way I am ripping them to the hard drive or is this just the way it is with the Oppo? I ripped the music as FLAC.
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TedO I sent you a text message, but I don't know what would cause volume deiscrepencies like that unless ripped at a lower volume.
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