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Old 09-14-2015, 02:19 PM
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Dude! Your setup(s) are freaking sweet! Wow!!
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:57 AM
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try two coats of latex satin polyurethane.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:01 AM - Thread Starter
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try two coats of latex satin polyurethane.
As refreshing beverage?

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Old 09-26-2015, 06:03 AM
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As refreshing beverage?
no over the mdf ,it might make the finish look better.
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no over the mdf ,it might make the finish look better.
Oh, ok, thanks for the suggestion!
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First time visiting your thread....very impressive setup!! I used to have the original Nautilus 802s for the L/R, HTM1 for Center and Nautilus 803s for the rears with two Energy 18" subs. Proceed amplification and AVP preamp. Freakin' loved the sound of that system so I can only imagine the improvement with Diamonds and better subs!!

Questions regarding the KEF Atmos speakers.... Have you been happy with the Atmos effect with the dispersion characteristics of these speakers? Do you notice any significant tonal differences between the KEFs and your B&Ws or do they integrate (blend) fairly well? What frequency did you use for the KEF crossover?
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First time visiting your thread....very impressive setup!! I used to have the original Nautilus 802s for the L/R, HTM1 for Center and Nautilus 803s for the rears with two Energy 18" subs. Proceed amplification and AVP preamp. Freakin' loved the sound of that system so I can only imagine the improvement with Diamonds and better subs!!

Questions regarding the KEF Atmos speakers.... Have you been happy with the Atmos effect with the dispersion characteristics of these speakers? Do you notice any significant tonal differences between the KEFs and your B&Ws or do they integrate (blend) fairly well? What frequency did you use for the KEF crossover?
Thanks, yes, the sound is superb...

I find the KEF's are great, and have no issues matching well with the foundation layer.

Right now I'm running at 80 I believe, but I could do 60

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Very nice setup!

But I have a question. Currently I am running a setup with N803s and HTM3S in black ash. I like the finish in my blacked out room as it does not reflect much. Although I still see some reflections off the screen in the seating position - but they are not that distracting and only during the brightest scenes. See my sig for my setup/context.

I have thought about stepping up to 802D2s (on close out/demo sale right now at my dealer) - but the piano black finish gives me pause. Do you notice any reflections from your screen (bouncing off the gloss black finish) back to the MLP? Do you find the reflections distracting?

Thanks!
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Very nice setup!

But I have a question. Currently I am running a setup with N803s and HTM3S in black ash. I like the finish in my blacked out room as it does not reflect much. Although I still see some reflections off the screen in the seating position - but they are not that distracting and only during the brightest scenes. See my sig for my setup/context.

I have thought about stepping up to 802D2s (on close out/demo sale right now at my dealer) - but the piano black finish gives me pause. Do you notice any reflections from your screen (bouncing off the gloss black finish) back to the MLP? Do you find the reflections distracting?

Thanks!
There are reflections of course, but no one is ever distracted or comments..we're all sensitive to different things, and I'm fairly anal about defects and intrusions, but I'm never aware of them.

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Current setup:

- Marantz 8802a Processor
- B&W 800D2 L/R
- B&W HTMD2 Center
- B&W 802D2 Surround
- B&W 803D2 Rears
- JL Audio Fathom 113 Subs (x2)
- Parasound Halo JC1 Monoblock amplifiers (x3)
- Parasound Halo A51 5 Channel amplifier
- Parasound Halo A23 2 Channel amplifier (x2)
- Sony VPL-VW1100 ES projector
- DaLite 160" 2.35:1 JKP Affinity 1.3 Screen
- Dune Smart B1 / MyMovies 5
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- Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player
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- CertainTeed Theater Black 5/8" drop ceiling
- Owens Corning 2" 703FRK (above all tiles)
- Auralex T-fusor Diffusers (x8)
- Genesis Drifts Reflective Ceiling Tiles (x2)
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Wow! Nice system!
I have heard those B&W speakers. I would have loved to use them in my system. They are superior to my speakers. Unfortunately, when I re-designed my theatre, I made the mistake of not planning for larger speakers like the B&Ws. Using mono blocks, as you did, is the only way to go! I bet your system sounds amazing!

I do have a couple of questions/comments though..
Recently, I tried to switch to black walls but it made me claustrophobic. Amazing for the picture but very impractical. Therefore, I changed to dark walls (dark red with dark acoustic panels).
I have always had black carpet, for the first 10 ft from the screen.
Like you, I also have a black ceiling.
How ever, a couple of things I noticed..
You have a lot of wood surfaces and that too light colored, along with light colored walls and carpet. Please forgive me for asking.. because I am sure you know the repercussions of having the light colored wall and wood and carpeting.. but I am just wondering why you chose to not correct that.. I don't mean to be disrespectful... just curious.. because you have such a great projector and audio system.. Maximising with more acoustics might help or not? Just curios..
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Wow! Nice system!
I have heard those B&W speakers. I would have loved to use them in my system. They are superior to my speakers. Unfortunately, when I re-designed my theatre, I made the mistake of not planning for larger speakers like the B&Ws. Using mono blocks, as you did, is the only way to go! I bet your system sounds amazing!

I do have a couple of questions/comments though..
Recently, I tried to switch to black walls but it made me claustrophobic. Amazing for the picture but very impractical. Therefore, I changed to dark walls (dark red with dark acoustic panels).
I have always had black carpet, for the first 10 ft from the screen.
Like you, I also have a black ceiling.
How ever, a couple of things I noticed..
You have a lot of wood surfaces and that too light colored, along with light colored walls and carpet. Please forgive me for asking.. because I am sure you know the repercussions of having the light colored wall and wood and carpeting.. but I am just wondering why you chose to not correct that.. I don't mean to be disrespectful... just curious.. because you have such a great projector and audio system.. Maximising with more acoustics might help or not? Just curios..
It's a long process, and certain things are easier to fix than others. Ironically, I just repainted the room yesterday - Benjamin Moore Hodley Red, which has a much lower LRV (about 9.7 I think). There is also a temporary black velvet covering over the light color carpet at the the front of the soundstage, and a darker, larger area rug has been ordered to replace that temporary fix and the current area rug.

The trim is minor and doesn't materially impact viewing. The side console table has also been moved behind the seating to eliminate it's reflectance...I just cannot do anything with the large unit on the right. Still, the blackness of the room is now much improved (actually, almost uncomfortably so)

I'll take some new pictures soon, but this is why (for now) is in the thread title...

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Forgive my friend's carpenter crack!

Here is the color difference:


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I found that color to be perfect for home theatre.. I used almost the same color.
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Updated first post to reflect new darker room color...

Still need to update area rug, and add some diffusion to rear walls...

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Updated first post to reflect new darker room color...

Still need to update area rug, and add some diffusion to rear walls...
Very nice!
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this is my favorite HT system, any reasons you like B&W so much for HT?
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I don't see your ceiling speakers listed in post 1
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wow a dream system.. very nice
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