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post #631 of 656 Old 03-07-2015, 06:02 PM
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Jeff,

I think your Denon will work fine for a processor, I just think to have the JTRs play to their potential you will need to feed them more power than the Denon will put out cleanly. Even if it can't handle the latest codex, going to a lossless processor only adds a small improvement. I'm still running a 5.1 system and do not have any plans to expand on that. Believe me when I say it has taken years to build my system

Have you thought of buying used? The money you would save on the used JRTs could go to funding an amp, or at least the start of a fund for a new amp.
Thanks Ted,

Haven't written anything off. I actually have been watching this classified section, ebay, audiogon for possible deals. My main concern is hearing the equipment before buying anything (especially speakers).

I plan to add amps for my front speakers to take the load off the Denon. That part is pretty straight forward. In the past I had a McIntosh amp that I absolutely loved. It's a possibility but pretty pricey to buy a bunch of them.

I'm kind of stuck on the sound signiture. I feel like if I can handle that piece, it will all be ok. There are plenty of quality, powerful amps that would be capable to drive any of the speakers on my list.

This is a crazy game that doesn't stand still for a minute. You can make yourself crazy trying to follow (or keep up with) all the changes. Appeciate your help, thx!!

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Jeff,

Check out Usaudiomart.com also. I've seen some good deals on that site. Buying used you just need to be patient. The other plus is that if the sale location is driveable, you usually can demo before you buy.
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I picked up a new Meridian HD621, so my system is back to Lossless digital audio. I still need to dial everything back in and rerun the room correction but things are sounding pretty good.

I'm going to post my Oppo 83 and a Octava 4x2 HDMI switcher with 7.1 audio out in the classifieds soon if anyone is interested.
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I figure I should check in. I am currently in the process of building a home theater. I live up in the central wisconsin area. Here is a link to my build thread.
The Gravel Pit Build

I'm gonna need lots of help to get my project right. All advice will be greatly appreciated.
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I figure I should check in. I am currently in the process of building a home theater. I live up in the central wisconsin area. Here is a link to my build thread.
The Gravel Pit Build

I'm gonna need lots of help to get my project right. All advice will be greatly appreciated.
Maybe I can help you out. Where are you located?

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Maybe I can help you out. Where are you located?
I'm located in hatley.
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I'm located in hatley.

And I'm in Wausau. PMing you my number.

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And I'm in Wausau. PMing you my number.
What a small world. After looking at your theater pictures, it kinda reminded me of a theater that was in the prade of homes last year. Was that yours? If it is you have my stone I make in your yard lol.
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What a small world. After looking at your theater pictures, it kinda reminded me of a theater that was in the prade of homes last year. Was that yours? If it is you have my stone I make in your yard lol.
I'm that guy, and I built the theater. You really need to come and get a demo. I can help you out, a lot.

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Do we have any members in this thread that are interested in listening to JTR speakers and/or JTR/Seaton Subs and if it would be a good fit for them in their home theater?
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That would be awesome and I would be interested but August is pretty full for me.
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That would be awesome and I would be interested but August is pretty full for me.
I'll try to send you a PM and we can plan it out.
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I'd like to come up and check out your system, such a great space you have. I have smaller JTR speakers and love 'em.
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Sowk,

How does your system sound now that you have it together and dialed in?
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Sowk,

How does your system sound now that you have it together and dialed in?
I am pretty happy with it actually. I can go from "reference" to "extreme" now if I so desire. I could not do that with the Vandersteen's as they where pushing their limits fully + some in my room at "reference" already. (AKA, my theater room is way to big for the Vandersteen Quatro's to shine fully at reference volumes+)

I would still love for you to come over and have a listen and let me know what you think.

I feel you might be surprised how good they can be with music as well.

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I'd like to come up and check out your system, such a great space you have. I have smaller JTR speakers and love 'em.
How do you listen?

Reference "Flat" or "Extreme" AKA 10dB+ on the bass?

Reason I ask is because I want to "group" individuals based on listen preference.

TedO is more of a reference "flat" listener, While lbrown105 is an example of an Extreme listener.

I usually keep the groups small to around 2-3 at a time. Little more personal and people get to listen to what they might bring, or have more time to select from my movie server.

Also what JTR's do you have now?

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How do you listen?

Reference "Flat" or "Extreme" AKA 10dB+ on the bass?

Reason I ask is because I want to "group" individuals based on listen preference.

TedO is more of a reference "flat" listener, While lbrown105 is an example of an Extreme listener.

I usually keep the groups small to around 2-3 at a time. Little more personal and people get to listen to what they might bring, or have more time to select from my movie server.

Also what JTR's do you have now?
Volume wise I would say reference but, I can't listen that way often because of neighbors. I'm currently building my theater in the basement. I have Triple 8's. I Met Jeff in 2009 and a few months later had the first Triple 8's after a major redesign and watched him assemble them when he was in St. Charles, Illinois. What a treat that was! A lot has changed at JTR since then. Jeff has a lot of great designs. I have a Danley dts10 for sub duties. Have something else cooking for sub duties in the theater.
I'm flexible and agree that 2-3 people at a time is good. No hurry, I also want to check out the projector set up as well and not just the sound. I know you used to have a higher end projector but, now have something less premium? I was thinking about a 4k projector but, they are still pricey so I'll probably end up going lower end for a few years.

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Volume wise I would say reference but, I can't listen that way often because of neighbors. I'm currently building my theater in the basement. I have Triple 8's. I Met Jeff in 2009 and a few months later had the first Triple 8's after a major redesign and watched him assemble them when he was in St. Charles, Illinois. What a treat that was! A lot has changed at JTR since then. Jeff has a lot of great designs. I have a Danley dts10 for sub duties. Have something else cooking for sub duties in the theater.
I'm flexible and agree that 2-3 people at a time is good. No hurry, I also want to check out the projector set up as well and not just the sound. I know you used to have a higher end projector but, now have something less premium? I was thinking about a 4k projector but, they are still pricey so I'll probably end up going lower end for a few years.

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I currently have the Sony 40ES, even though it is considered the lower end, the image is outstanding.

I'll see if I can do a small gtg with you, acwebs, TedO going.
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Hi gang,

Getting very close to a new home and an improved, more dedicated space, but I figure I'd swing in for an update...

I've gone ahead and purchased (7) QSC K10 powered speakers. I was an am truly impressed by them and consider them extremely tough to beat at ~$650 each. I also built a new pair of subs and have a more "permanent" 92" screen in in place now after I purchased a second PJ (Epson HC 3500) and have moved the Panny ART 100 out to the garage for 166" duty). Also grabbed a Marantz 7702 late last year.




And the garage, replete with the mobile-bar I built (to push outside of course), a 43" screen on the bar, small fridge, big fridge, pizza oven, popcorn machine, grill, etc.





Hope everyone is doing well!

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thanks- going to stay in the Lake Country area (Delafield, Pewaukee, etc) as that's where both my wife and I work.

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Wow! I had no idea there was a thread like this here. I live near Brown Deer and have been slowly building up my 'Home Theater'. Given that I'm still relatively young (26) and renting, I haven't been able to do too much. Here is my current setup:
Sony VPL-HW40es
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I would love to participate in a GTG at sometime and experience some of these larger theaters. It would be cool to do a GTG where people could bring some of their own speakers to do comparisons against. I'd be quite interested in checking out your theater SOWK as you have the same projector I have, but in a treated room. Your audio setup also sounds quite amazing. I've always wondered how audio setups like yours differed from mine in terms of the bass impact and overall sound quality.


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@swargolet , welcome to the thread.

Did you have any pictures of the setup?

You mention you rent? Are you in an apartment?
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I do not have any pictures although I've been meaning to take some for quite sometime. It is nothing too crazy given that I'm pretty limited since I'm renting, mainly just a living room with a projector and audio setup. I would love to have a dedicated room with walls, larger screen, and much larger audio setup but it just isn't possible at this time. I am quite amazing with the Seymour screen that I bought though. Even with the lighter walls and ambient light, it produces an amazing picture when paired with the Sony projector.

Yup I'm in an apartment but it is a side-by-side which is nice as there is no one above me or below me I have to worry about, although I still need to be somewhat conscious of the bass levels.

Out of curiosity, where abouts in Tosa are you? I'm out there all the time since my girlfriend lives over there about a mile or so south of the town center.


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I do not have any pictures although I've been meaning to take some for quite sometime. It is nothing too crazy given that I'm pretty limited since I'm renting, mainly just a living room with a projector and audio setup. I would love to have a dedicated room with walls, larger screen, and much larger audio setup but it just isn't possible at this time. I am quite amazing with the Seymour screen that I bought though. Even with the lighter walls and ambient light, it produces an amazing picture when paired with the Sony projector.

Yup I'm in an apartment but it is a side-by-side which is nice as there is no one above me or below me I have to worry about, although I still need to be somewhat conscious of the bass levels.

Out of curiosity, where abouts in Tosa are you? I'm out there all the time since my girlfriend lives over there about a mile or so south of the town center.
I'm send you a PM.
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swargolet - thanks for stopping by, it was nice to meet you and your girlfriend.

I think that it is awesome she is also interested in the hobby enough to allow your future aspirations to thrive. I know a couple of members on avs that don't have this luxury.

I hope you had a great time and I hope it lived up to your exspectaitons.
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