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.
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):
JVC RS2 Projector
119" Dalite Motorized drop screen
60" Pioneer Elite PRO 141FD
Oppo 93 Bluray, DVDO Edge, Gateway HD Cable box
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
2 Dedicated electrical lines, 2 PS Audio Soloists SEs, 2 PS Powerplant Premiers
4 Berkline leather power recliners
ATS Acoustics panels
I'm lovin' the Macs. Very nice setup.
Take life with a grain of salt... a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila
You own it, Then Show it.. Pics, it's the only way!
Kinda feel like I am asking for a topless shot of some chick or something, but I can't help it.
Thanks for sharing
My sacd collection Speaker: Ascend Tower RAAL, Horizon RAAL center, Tower NrT rears SSP: XMC-1 Amplification: XPA-5 G2 Display: Samsung PN64D7000 Source: Oppo 103, HTPC 16TB Jriver 19, Tivo Premier, Apple TV2g ,Roku 2 Power:Panamax M5300-PM
Link to my HT room:
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?
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.
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.
I feel dirty...
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.
You did a very nice job...
Congratulations my friend, you've put together an amazing system!!
You have 803D's as your rear speakers. Most of us don't have that for our fronts! lol
btw - Where's the turntable?
My meager set up
Denon AVR-X4000, Emotiva XPA-3, Panasonic DMB-BDT360
Klipsch RB-81II, RC-52II, Boston Acoustics Micro 120s
Klipsch SW-310, RPW-10, Panasonic 65VT60
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