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g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Equipment; Marantz av8801
Mcintosh mc252 
Rotel rmb-1095 cc/side/rear channels
Aerial acoustics 7t main l/r
Aerial Acoustics cc3
Aerial Acoustics sr3 sides.
Definitive Technology 7001's and bpvx's rear
Mythos bp20 Height
Klipsch f20 wide
Carver av64 for wides/highs
*subs;
*svs pb12+2
*Martin Logan Descent I
*Martin Logan Depth I
Optoma hd-33 projector
108" diy screen
Oppo bdp-105
toshiba hd-dvd
xbox 360 elite
oppo dvd-audio/sacd
at&t uverse
Sony HAP-Z1 ES server.
Sonos zp90
sirius satellite
belkin conditioner
jvc turntable
 

 














Gelinas's Avatar Gelinas
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Very Nice Bartman!
I especailly your colletion of amps and electronics.
kevon27's Avatar kevon27
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The good thing about your setup is that you have very good equipment. The bad: you have good equipment. Which equals to a very low desire to do any upgrades. Poor happy sole... no upgrade addiction.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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The good thing about your setup is that you have very good equipment. The bad: you have good equipment. Which equals to a very low desire to do any upgrades. Poor happy sole... no upgrade addiction.

I bought my first "surround sound" setup about 15 years ago. It was a dolby pro logic receiver with 5 mismatched speakers. I am pretty well set for now. I may get a new sub in the near future.
premiertrussman's Avatar premiertrussman
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How do you like your svs sub? I looked into getting one years ago when i bought started putting mine together, however they were a little out of my price range.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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How do you like your svs sub? I looked into getting one years ago when i bought started putting mine together, however they were a little out of my price range.

I got mine used. I am very happy with the price/performance of the sub.
I would not hesitate to get another svs.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Added a phoenix up front.
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Awesome equipment, looks a like a nice place to entertain; movies and sporting events.
Mike_WI's Avatar Mike_WI
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Nice setup.

What beer is in the kegulator?


Mike
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Thanks. I don't have a keg right now. I do have Rolling Rock and Corona in bottles though. I wanted to create a place that was relaxed hang out with friends and family. I'm glad I went with the bar stools for a second row. They are comfortable and can be moved around easily enough.
bstansbu's Avatar bstansbu
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Love your set up man! Nice work. I bet it sounds great.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Love your set up man! Nice work. I bet it sounds great.

Thanks. It does fill the room with sound, that's for sure. It does well with music too. I was into audio equipment long before there was such a ting as ht. I'm glad I went big with all the speakers. There is a total of 26 6.5 inch drivers in the room along with 13 tweeters, 3 stand alone subs and the built in subs it the front l/r speakers. As a friend of mine used to say, "pushing some wattage in the cottage."
AvGeek07's Avatar AvGeek07
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Hey man,nice setup. but looks like some one needs to do a little bit of wire management
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Hey man,nice setup. but looks like some one needs to do a little bit of wire management

I hear ya. I have worked on the wiring in the theater area itself since those pics were taken. The rack is in an unfinished area out of sight. But, I know it still needs to be straightened out. I'm on vaca the week of christmas so may be then....
ldgibson76's Avatar ldgibson76
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Hello G_Bartman.

First off, I'm insanely jealous of the the Mc and Rotel amps! Excellent gear dude! Not to mention the Epik Earthquake Sub! Geez!

Now, being the A/V configuration nut that I am, have a question for you.
The Onkyo AVR805, a strong AVR indeed, has 3 HDMI and 3 component video inputs. What role does the Monoprice HDMI switcher and Component Video switcher play in the system configuration?

Great setup!

Regards.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Thanks. I have the blu-ray, hd-dvd, xbox, uverse and oppo all hooked up via hdmi. 5 devices, 3 inputs. I use the other switch box for sirius and the ipod.
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Thanks. I have the blu-ray, hd-dvd, xbox, uverse and oppo all hooked up via hdmi. 5 devices, 3 inputs. I use the other switch box for sirius and the ipod.

Thanks for the reply. But what about hi-rez audio via HDMI? Is the Monoprice switcher v1.3 and does it allow passthru of DTS-HD/MA and Dolby TrueHD? Or are you using Optical and/or coax digital for audio for core DD and DTS? Or better yet, are you using 7.1 multi-channel for either the Bluray player or the HDDVD player? Please forgive the curiousity? Your setup is very interesting to me.

3 subs! That's just insane g_bartman! Your SPL must be REEEEEdiculous!

Regards.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Thanks for the reply. But what about hi-rez audio via HDMI? Is the Monoprice switcher v1.3 and does it allow passthru of DTS-HD/MA and Dolby TrueHD? Or are you using Optical and/or coax digital for audio for core DD and DTS? Or better yet, are you using 7.1 multi-channel for either the Bluray player or the HDDVD player? Please forgive the curiousity? Your setup is very interesting to me.

3 subs! That's just insane g_bartman! Your SPL must be REEEEEdiculous!

Regards.

That is a v1.3 switch box that does allow pass through of the new codecs. I use the 7.1 multi from the oppo to the onkyo for sacd/dvd-audio. The epik sub is the newest piece of the ever growing puzzle. I am hearing some low notes in music at insane levels. I mean I heard them before, now I feel them too.
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Very nice, Bartman! Good to see the Mac represented. I'm ready to go behind your bar, grab that bottle of Sapphire and make us a couple of gin & tonics. Cheers.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Did a little editing. I will straighten out the wiring in the eq rack. One good thing about having it in the utility room, I can take my time with the wire management.
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:d very nice !!
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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Added a video link.
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Shameful bump
hikarate's Avatar hikarate
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and that, is how you do it...

Thanks for the bump, I had missed this thread.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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and that, is how you do it...

Thanks for the bump, I had missed this thread.

Thanks. I bumped it because some good posts get burried. Think of it as a public service.
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All around slick equipment list you have there. The overall room combination HT, gaming and bar looks very inviting.

I do have one critique/question though.

The sofa/futon? on the right front side of the room kinda looks out of place. I would think that it would affect the sound coming out of the right speaker, absorbing some of the frequencies. Have you thought of repositioning it to another part of the room so that you have a clear line of sight to all of the front soundstage? Or is it just the angle of the picture?



On a side note I have a funny story to tell. Back when I was around 20, I had a co-worker who had a bar down in his basement. He was a 60 something factory worker who originally was from Germany and we went to his house to have some beer.

He told us "we could have any beer we want."

We asked "how many kegs do you have?"

He said "just one."

However he had a collection of over 50 brands of beer tap handles. So now you can save money while impressing your friends and buy say a keg of Pabst Blue Ribbon and put a Becks Beer Handle on your bar.

Glad you bumped your thread and a very nice job on the Youtube video.
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HI ALL. Just my opinion; you should get rid of the futon. And get the rears up a little higher, some how. Or at least experiment with books or cement blocks. But hey lookin goood I see that you have : UVERSE: how is it working? can u let me know all the what, how and sound; issues that you have.? PLEASE.
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman
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The futon is not as close to the front of the room as it appears. It actually blends in pretty well. It does not interfear with the soundstage, I get a nice stereo image. I did my homework, I experimented with all my speaker locations before I ran the wiring. The side surrounds blend in perfectly. Full disclosure, I work for at&t. I live in on a street that is fiber fed. I could get up tp 15 mb service, 6 is plenty for me. I am very happy with uverse. It has a lot of neat fetures and excellent pq. I am also very happy with my oppo pj. It puts out a very solid image for a small 720p unit.
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Nice looking setup, Greg. Loving the Mc amp.

Looks like a great room to hang out and watch a movie or game.
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The futon is not as close to the front of the room as it appears. It actually blends in pretty well. It does not interfear with the soundstage, I get a nice stereo image. I did my homework, I experimented with all my speaker locations before I ran the wiring. The side surrounds blend in perfectly. Full disclosure, I work for at&t. I live in on a street that is fiber fed. I could get up tp 15 mb service, 6 is plenty for me. I am very happy with uverse. It has a lot of neat fetures and excellent pq. I am also very happy with my oppo pj. It puts out a very solid image for a small 720p unit.

HI AGAIN, i just noticed something. i c u live in this "C" town. you East or west? me Westside. in front of WILBUR WRIGHT jr. HIGH SCHOOL. http://gallery.avsforum.com/showphoto.php/photo/30889 this is my little bit of the world . it reallllly small it fits 3 good. then if i put some foldaways behind my futon; or bar stools.
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