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post #1 of 27 Old 03-16-2010, 08:51 AM - Thread Starter
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Sorry for the lighting in the pictures looking so different.  I have an D-SLR that I'm trying to learn how to use.  biggrin.gif

 

Here is my very small living room (about fourteen feet by fourteen feet).  The living room opens up into the dining area and a hallway that leads to the bedrooms.  It has been a couple years in the making but I am very happy and pleased with it.

 

The Living Room:

Panasonic Viera TC-P58V10 58" Plasma HDTV.
Marantz SR5005 A/V Receiver.
Sony Playstation 3 (80GB).

Xbox 360S.

Ikea Tobo Component Stand (modified).

Monoprice 92 Inch 16:9 Motorized Projector screen (not pictured).

Epson 5030UB Projector (not pictured).


Emotiva XPA-5 Amplifier.
Aperion Verus Forte Center Channel Speaker.
Aperion Verus Forte Tower Speakers (L & R).
Aperion Verus Bipole/Dipole Surround Speakers (LR & RR).
SVS PB-1000 Subwoofer.

Verizon Fios HD DVR.
Apple TV.

Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote.
Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3.

ATS Acoustics Panels (Three 24x24 and Two 24x48).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Master Bedroom

Sony KDL-46HX850 46" LED HDTV.
Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Player.
Sony HT-CT100 Soundbar with Subwoofer.
Microsoft Xbox 360.
Verizon Fios HD Cable Box.

 

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Meanwhile, in the beat laboratory...

Technics SL-1200MKII Turntables.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4.

M-Audio AV 40 Speakers.

Apple MacBook Pro.

Beats by Dre Pro Headphones.

AiAiAi TMA-1 Studio Headphones.

 

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Twilight??? hehe
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Looks good.

Once you get the new towers, you may want to pull them away from the walls. They may sound too boomy if too close tot he wall.

Since your current satellites have tiny drivers, any assistance in bumping up the bass is welcomed. Towers, on the other hand, may not sound too good.

Another thing may be a small rug or carpet remnant under the sub. It may help tame it a little. You have a lot of hard surfaces, so I'm not sure how much echo you are getting. A larger, fuller area rug infront may also help with some of the first order reflections you may have.

You have a great room. I think acoustical treatments will make it an awesome room. The cool thing is that you can get treatments that look like art so they are not these ugly grey foam things hanging on the walls. Just some thoughts for down the road.
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Thanks for the tips. I had been planning to put the new towers in line with the TV stand. I'm in the process of shopping for a bigger area rug because the one i have doesn't cover much of the tile and as for the acoustical treatments, I would need to read up on those.

It is a whole new level and world, but it can be very beneficial. Personally, I'm still working on the wife for mine. All she wants hanging on the walls ore photos or other small things. She doesn't like a cluttered look (neither do I) but I'm trying to tell her doesn't have to look messy.

Anyway, there are sites that can explain how to find the various reflection point by yourself. (Most don't have the disposable income top hire a professional.) As long as you have a helper and a mirror, you can capture them. Do a Google search or YouTube search and you will find a few good resources.
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Really like the setup. Where did you get the tv stand in the living room?
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I know!!! But it'll do until I receive my New Moon pre-ordered Blu-ray copy. Ha-ha, j/k. I didn't even notice that in the picture, darn! The secrets out... In my defense the G/F must have left it there unbeknownst to me.

Not sure why people "guys" act all strange about liking the Twilight movies? I never knew a movie or a song or a color was for people of certain age or sex?

I wasnt crazy about the 1st one, but Im going to give the other 3 a try when my wife rents them and see how I like them. She and my youngest son love them.

And just to get this off my chest...I like 2 songs "Pink Dinosaur, and Barbie Girl".. I will drive around town blaring it and singing them with no problem..My 2 boys like them as well..

I have tried to raise them to "like what they like" and not worry with what others think is ok to like.

By the way... I like your set up and will really like your new set up..
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I'd rather hang out with a guy that likes Twilight, than a guy that likes to watch Deliverance over and over.
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I'd rather hang out with a guy that likes Twilight, than a guy that likes to watch Deliverance over and over.

Ha ha. My friend's dad is the guy who rapes Ned Beatty.
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Nice setup man. I like seeing how people incorporate a HT into a real "living room" as i'm trying to do the same thing. Panny plasma and Energy speakers - great picks!

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AWESOME DUDE!!!..How you liking them???
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Wii Fit? lol



Seriously though, good upgrade, how does it sound now? Any immediate improvements that you can tell? Are you keeping your fronts small or letting them go full range and then deciding the best cutoff point for the sub? Any desire to get a new center to match? I will agree that you need something for acoustic treatment. Rugs, paintings, curtains, anything. I'm sure you have a pretty reflective room at the moment and that's affecting your soundstage more than you might realize.

All in all though I like your setup and look forward to seeing you update us on any improvements you make.
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Cool, every bit of insulation should help. Let us know if you notice any differences with it all up!
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Nice transformation from old to new.....do you feel the acoustic panels made a difference?
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Nice transformation from old to new.....do you feel the acoustic panels made a difference?

Definitely! I noticed the echo died down a bit with the thicker/larger carpet and a bit with the "insulated" printed canvas (stuffed with 2" Auralex Studiofoam Wedges). Once I placed the acoustical panels, it was a world of difference. I agree I need a handful more to fully gain sound absorption, but it absolutely does help. Take in mind that my living room was surrounded by drywall, tile and sheetrock (rear surround wall). Thanks
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I'd love to have everything there except the twilight bluray
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Really love your setup... especially the cabinet you used and your unique decor that makes it yours!
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Very nicelly done, kind of similiar look to mine since I have the same media cabinet and tv hanged on the wall. How does your surround sound like? As for Twilight, my daughter loves those movies and so does my wife therefore I have them on bluray aswell, nothing wrong with that when you have a family.

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Nice setup. I call the pink controller!!



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I Sold my month old Aperion setup (4T/5C/4DB/Bravus II Sub) and went back to using my Energy speakers for surrounds and subwoofer (temporary).


The Old Aperion Setup with Pioneer Receiver:




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Great room. I like the clean look!
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Great setup. I was considering the same entertainment unit, kind of wish I went with that now, looks really good.

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Nice room! Similar to mine as it's in the family room also. I'm hoping to add some acoustic treatments in the future as well.
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I'm loving your setup mate! It really is hard to get everything that is HT into a living room, without imposing on the 'living' part of it. 

 

Did the acoustic treatment make a difference?

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I'm loving your setup mate! It really is hard to get everything that is HT into a living room, without imposing on the 'living' part of it. 

Did the acoustic treatment make a difference?

Thanks guys, I appreciate all the positive comments. As for the acoustic treatments Audyo, they do kill some of the reflections from the wall and the difference is noticeable. I have tile floors which I've recently covered with a large area rug helping with those reflections. The room is still a work in progress but little by little I'm adding things here and there to suit my likes.

I will update the photos as soon as I have time since I have added a few new HT toys. Stay tuned!
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Really nice set up you got there! And glad to hear the room treatments make an audible difference. My living space is plagued with hard surfaces. I may try some panels behind my towers like you.

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