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Update Dec 2012

 

My video is the same, but have mad some changes to the Audio side, moving away from separate McIntosh monos & a 3 channel to one 5 channel Classe.  Also upgraded the Oppo to the 105, and Acoustic Zen Satori Speaker wires & a new equipment stand...net result is simpler, subs are closer to the middle, less boominess, and the centre went further back t owards the screen.

 

 

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I started this system about 4 years ago, got rid of a pool table we never used, repainted and carpeted. I bought stuff off of Audiogon as well as locally...and it has evolved somewhat over that time. Current set up is (revised 1/2012):

Video:
JVC RS2 Projector
119" Dalite Motorized drop screen
60" Pioneer Elite PRO 141FD
Oppo 93 Bluray, DVDO Edge, Gateway HD Cable box

Audio:
Classe SSP 800 Processor, Mach Mini Music Server via HDMI
McIntosh MC501 Monos for front 2 channels
McIntosh MC303 3 Ch.for center & surrounds
B&W 800D Fronts, HTM1D Center & 803D surrounds
JL Fathom F113 subs x 2 with Sound Anchor stands
Wireworld Cabling, Silver Eclipse IC, PC & SC, Platinum HDMI

Power:
2 Dedicated electrical lines, 2 PS Audio Soloists SEs, 2 PS Powerplant Premiers

Room:
4 Berkline leather power recliners
ATS Acoustics panels

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Cheers!

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Let me be the first to say that's one awesome HT, KC.

I'm lovin' the Macs. Very nice setup.

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Let me be the 2nd to say you have one ROCKIN' system...the 800D's, the big center and Macs....my dream system.
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I feel like less of a man after this thread. Why couldn't my parents be rich... Yes I'm 35 but still. I could have speakers costing $16,000 a piece. I need therapy.


You own it, Then Show it.. Pics, it's the only way!
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Best system I have seen, bar none.
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Can I request a pic with the screen down. Just want an idea of what it would be like sitting there in all that awesomeness.

Kinda feel like I am asking for a topless shot of some chick or something, but I can't help it.
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awesome...just awesome.
And all in a family room too. Thats my kind of set-up.
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Sweet indeed...

Thanks for sharing

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Wow, incredible.
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My Paradigm/Denon/Anthem set-up just peed their pants and are curled up in the corner. Your system is top notch!!
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Can I request a pic with the screen down. Just want an idea of what it would be like sitting there in all that awesomeness.

Kinda feel like I am asking for a topless shot of some chick or something, but I can't help it.

Now that's funny

Very nice theater Kahuna.

Question: It looks like your acoustic panels are wrapped in suede, is that right or is it just the way the pic shows it?
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Very Impressive Gear! It must sound AMAZING. I would too would like to see a pic with the screen down.

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WOW! That's some big speakers. How does that center channel sound when it's on the floor? great looking speakers.
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WOW! That's some big speakers. How does that center channel sound when it's on the floor? great looking speakers.

Yeah, that is a weakness of sorts for an otherwise incredible set up. I'd get that center off of the ground.
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Yeah, that is a weakness of sorts for an otherwise incredible set up. I'd get that center off of the ground.

I'm sure with the screen down he has no where else to put it.
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the nice comments!

To answer a few questions, there really isn't a lot of room to lift the center due tot he screen, and at 200 lbs, it would need a heavy duty stand! The new pics should show that it is angled upward at the listening area, and I am still going to be doing some tweaking.

Yes the acoustic panels are a dark brown faux suede. They really don't distract from the room (the color blends better than it looks in pics) and I am happy with the effect on bass and high frequency. I would like to add something to the ceiling, but I have to take baby steps, my wife was dead against the current panels...she is coming around now.


Side shot shows the HTM1D is angled upwards:


I really love the McIntosh in combination with the 800s...and the Classe is fantastic at delivering the detail without sounding harsh or cold.
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Thanks Canuck!
I feel dirty...
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Holy! crap ola!, belongs in a magazine.Awesome,congrats
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Very, very nice.

You mention you have two PB Ultras - I see one PB in the pic- but is that a PC behind the other 800D? If so, any differences you notice between the two? I'd be curious to hear from someone who has both in their room at the same time.
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I really like your choice of colors. The rug looks awesome and when the time comes to build my theater, I will look for something very similar.

Enjoy it!
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Very, very nice.

You mention you have two PB Ultras - I see one PB in the pic- but is that a PC behind the other 800D? If so, any differences you notice between the two? I'd be curious to hear from someone who has both in their room at the same time.

Yes Eric, one is the cylinder (PC13), the other the regular box (Piano Black PB13), they match up very well, and I use the Classe's separate sub outs through the SVS AS Eq1, running them in 15mhz trim. I really like them, just wish they weren't quite so huge. Value wise they are fantastic, so I may add a 2nd cylinder just to make things assymetrical and move the box elsewhere in my house.

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Wow a beautiful system. It's funny to say but the Pioneer 60 actually looks small in relation to the speakers...
You did a very nice job...
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First off, nice looking room. you should be very proud of what you have put together. The only thing that bugs me about your setup is that the projector image does not fill the screen. Filling the screen is like rule #1.
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Kahuna,

Congratulations my friend, you've put together an amazing system!!
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Kahuna, great system and choice of gear. You can not go wrong with Mac and B&W. Oh that sound !!
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Like I mentioned over at the htguide forum to you, you're at the top of the mountain man.

You have 803D's as your rear speakers. Most of us don't have that for our fronts! lol

Enjoy!

btw - Where's the turntable?
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I can't say anything else but nice.
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Beautiful setup man! And WOW, that 141 looks TINY in that room. I thought it was a 111 or 101FD. It must be those huge double Ds up front that dwarf it.
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Your's is the system that mine wants to be when it grows up! Everything look great!!
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