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mogorf 11-03-2009 04:26 PM

Hi to All,

Having always a love of high-tech stuff and with a background of an electrical engineer I spent the last 6-7 months for studying the latest technology in HTs and finally took the plunge and bought a couple of nice equipment for my living room.

Size of the living room:

Length: 13 feet/ 4 meters
Width: 12 feet/ 3.7 meters
Height: 10 feet/ 3.1 meters

Eqpmt:

LCD TV: Samsung LE40A656
AVR: Denon AVR-2310

Speakers: Dali of Denmark (www.dali.dk)

Front L/R: Dali Concept 2
Front Heights: Dali Concept 1
Center: Dali Concept Center (what else, eh?)
Surrounds: Dali Concept 1
Sub: Dali Concept Sub (what else, again?)

STB: Philips HD DVR

Turntable: Akai AP-001C (vintage type, but needed a lot)

Tape deck: Akai CS-702 D (another vintage type, but needed again)

VCR: have a lot of VHS cassettes from the past, so its a Panasonic NV-HD687

CD: Sony CDP-M43 (soon to be replaced by a Denon DB2500BT HD transport)

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite A10-S503 (still need to figure out how to connect it to the Denon avr)

Air-con: Samsung xxx (too lazy to look up the model no.)

OK, so here are the pix:

As seen from the couch:



The other way around as seen from the TV:



All front speakers are nudged off up front from the bookshelf and tilted at about 10 degrees downwards in order to face the main listening position at ear height...



A decent shot of the Denon AVR-2310 at her place, including the completely sealed front firing Dali Concept Sub:



Front Main Left and Front Left Height placement:



Anything you Guys would have done differently? Suggestions are more than welcome! Please don't spare me!

croseiv 11-03-2009 05:05 PM

Seems like a nice office/listening/living room there.

mogorf 11-03-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by croseiv View Post

Seems like a nice office/listening/living room there.

Thanks a lot,. ...but whaddaya mean to say by "nice office"?

KSE 11-03-2009 05:11 PM

Big fan of all the shelving/cabinetry. Very nice.

croseiv 11-03-2009 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by mogorf View Post

Thanks a lot,. ...but whaddaya mean to say by "nice office"?

Sorry. I guess "study" would have been a better choice, just going by all of the books you have in there. Kinda makes the equipment secondary IMO.

GoGo Delicious 11-03-2009 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by croseiv View Post

Sorry. I guess "study" would have been a better choice, just going by all of the books you have in there. Kinda makes the equipment secondary IMO.

I would also add "Library". But when I first saw the pics I said the same thing "Looks more like a home office".

mogorf 11-04-2009 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by KSE View Post

Big fan of all the shelving/cabinetry. Very nice.

Hi KSE, and thanks for your compliments.

mogorf 11-04-2009 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by GoGo Delicious View Post

I would also add "Library". But when I first saw the pics I said the same thing "Looks more like a home office".

Hi Guys, never thought of that "office look" of my living room, but you may have a point there. Maybe the extention to the left side with the laptop is responsible for this case. Anyhow, the system sounds pretty good!!

Thanks again.

AvGeek07 11-05-2009 09:46 AM

Heck,a movie / music listening room can be any were! even in garage,great setup.

wizzack 11-05-2009 10:31 PM

Very nice setup. Not sure if these area available in your neck of the woods but they can be used for angling your speakers - and also isolate them too. Auralex makes some good stuff.



http://www.auralex.com/sound_isolati...tion_mopad.asp

mogorf 11-06-2009 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

Very nice setup. Not sure if these area available in your neck of the woods but they can be used for angling your speakers - and also isolate them too. Auralex makes some good stuff.

http://www.auralex.com/sound_isolati...tion_mopad.asp

Thanks wizzack. Mopad looks like a pretty good idea. I'll start to look around in my woods!

Bunga99 04-24-2010 01:12 PM

Nice and Clean setup man! Great Job!

mogorf 04-24-2010 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Bunga99 View Post

Nice and Clean setup man! Great Job!

Thank you Bunga, ...and it also sounds pretty darn good! :-))

ddgtr 04-25-2010 08:50 AM

mogorf,

Very nice room. I like all the wood work and the beautiful windows to the left. It sure looks like you have a nice view!

Dali makes some excellent speakers and I am sure it sounds great in there!

Regards

LumaMMXII 04-27-2010 01:50 AM

Wow, nice setup! Plus, the fact that it's not your typical boxed room is really nice! Lot of personality in that room and it shows!

mogorf 04-27-2010 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ddgtr View Post

mogorf,

Very nice room. I like all the wood work and the beautiful windows to the left. It sure looks like you have a nice view!

Dali makes some excellent speakers and I am sure it sounds great in there!

Regards

Hi dd,

Thanks for your kind compliments, room was completely remodelled in 2008 by a designer studio, cost a fortune, but nonetheless! And yeah, Dali beyond its quality guaranteed by Danish craftsmanship, also does well in the price department! :-)

mogorf 04-27-2010 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by LumaMMXII View Post

Wow, nice setup! Plus, the fact that it's not your typical boxed room is really nice! Lot of personality in that room and it shows!

Thanks Luma, owner (wifey and me) and designer worked closely together via a lot of consultation before and even on-the-job to get this final result.

GLuebben 04-27-2010 02:32 PM

I must agree with the others who have admired your shelving, Mogorf. It is beautiful and wonderfully subtle.

cdvision 04-27-2010 03:11 PM

Good use of the space!! I like all the storage you have.

mogorf 04-27-2010 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by cdvision View Post

Good use of the space!! I like all the storage you have.

Thanks GLuebben and cdvision,

Another point in regards of acoustic treatment (sort of) was the wallpaper seen behind the TV and on the right side (might not be really visible on the photo). It's not a flat and glossy product but has a kinda rough texture that has the role of taming reflections off the walls, yet allowing Audyssey to do a better (less strained) job while doing room correction.

Meantime, the mirrors built into the rear wall furniture (so called bronze mirrors that are less agressive than "normal" mirrors, if you take a closer look) may mean a challange for Audyssey, but the overall effects work pretty fine for my ears.

kuhne 04-27-2010 03:53 PM

That room looks very cozy

jnnt29 04-27-2010 06:36 PM

You have a great set up. especially the mix of vintage equipment with new!! Great job!

mogorf 04-29-2010 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by kuhne View Post

That room looks very cozy

Thank you kuhne. Took a lot of effort to achive this cozy look, indeed.

mogorf 04-29-2010 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jnnt29 View Post

You have a great set up. especially the mix of vintage equipment with new!! Great job!

Thank you, probably the only thing missing out of the vintage equipment is Edison's gramophone and a dog!

cdvision 04-29-2010 04:35 PM

My grandmother (dad's mom) was born in Budapest, Hungary. I'd like to go there some day.

mogorf 04-29-2010 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by cdvision View Post

My grandmother (dad's mom) was born in Budapest, Hungary. I'd like to go there some day.

Szervusz cd, remélem beszélsz magyarul, de ha nem az angol is jó lesz.

Hi cd, hope you speak Hungarian, nonetheless, English will just do fine.

Come to Budapest at your earliest convenience, and don't forget to shoot me a PM of your schedule. I'll take care of you, first we'll do is to audition my room set up and then we'll go out for a treat to fine restaurants and plenty other stuff to see what Budapest has to offer out of her so called "Old World Charme", something you won't fine in the New World Charme of Vanvouver, B.C.

Deal?

cdvision 04-29-2010 05:21 PM

Sounds good! Unfortunately I only know English. I wish I'd picked up other languages when I was younger. I used to know a bit of Polish when I was young. But I've since forgotten all I knew. (My grandfather - my mom's dad) was Polish.

techlvr33 05-01-2010 11:03 AM

Love the room, I'm a big fan of wood, the more the better, but that first pic looking at the t.v makes the t.v look like it's a mile away, it seems like it's to far away for a 40in t.v.

mogorf 05-01-2010 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by techlvr33 View Post

Love the room, I'm a big fan of wood, the more the better, but that first pic looking at the t.v makes the t.v look like it's a mile away, it seems like it's to far away for a 40in t.v.

Thanks for your kind compliments on wood! I think it's only the photo (stitched panorama) that is causing sucha distortion of perspective, the tv from the couch is actually about 3.5 meters, I think good enough for a 40"er.

darren111 05-06-2010 11:04 PM

I don't think you should take anyone's suggestion, because your setup is awesome.
But i think you should upload a photo of this room's surroundings, i mean a photo of the surroundings through the window, because while watching theater sitting in this room i would like to feel the feelings of the environment.


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