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ddgtr's Avatar ddgtr 09:46 PM 04-23-2011
Brolic, how's everthing going?

Happy Easter!!

prepress's Avatar prepress 04:27 PM 05-03-2011
Brolic,

I just went back and looked at the photos of your system all over again. How is the ventilation for your equipment? I would think the area gets rather warm.
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 02:45 PM 05-04-2011
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Brolic,

I just went back and looked at the photos of your system all over again. How is the ventilation for your equipment? I would think the area gets rather warm.

Greetings Prepress.......the area does get warm, but never hot. For music, the ventilation through the projector hole is enough. For movies and console gaming, I usually crack the door just a smidge and all is well.

Now, I just moved my monster PC Rig from the media room down to the theater (seemed only logical). So, for PC gaming, my computer has Tri-SLI GTX-285' GPU's, each with its own dedicated power supply (1900w total). All that power generates a LOT of heat, so when I game on my PC, I must have the door wide open!!! Otherwise, the projector will flash a red "Temperature" warning on the screen.
pcweber111's Avatar pcweber111 08:18 PM 05-04-2011
Tri SLI huh? I wonder how much efficiency goes down once you move past 2 cards. Plus not to mention scaling isn't probably as good as the newer 5XX series is. Still I bet it smokes most games without question. No Tesselation but eh I doubt you miss it much.
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 09:25 AM 05-05-2011
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Tri SLI huh? I wonder how much efficiency goes down once you move past 2 cards. Plus not to mention scaling isn't probably as good as the newer 5XX series is. Still I bet it smokes most games without question. No Tesselation but eh I doubt you miss it much.

Yeah, at 4.2Ghz Overclocked w/ tri-channel 6GB RAM and the TRi-SLI 285's, I've never come across a game that the system couldn't run at Max settings--Including Crysis, Crysis: Warhead (the two most demanding to date), and Crysis 2. Here's the thing--the industry is moving away from Sky-High Benchmark-level games, and are moving towards catering to all consumers (a logical business move, as there is more $ in mass appeal), so if I updated to a 580 setup, I would see no perceptable difference in performance, althought it might get me 3 more FPS in FRAPS. Tesselation Schmesselation I say!!! lol :-) But, as soon as a killer app comes out that actually requires three 580's to run, I will be going to NewEgg to order three of those monsters immediately!!!
pcweber111's Avatar pcweber111 03:13 PM 05-07-2011
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Yeah, at 4.2Ghz Overclocked w/ tri-channel 6GB RAM and the TRi-SLI 285's, I've never come across a game that the system couldn't run at Max settings--Including Crysis, Crysis: Warhead (the two most demanding to date), and Crysis 2. Here's the thing--the industry is moving away from Sky-High Benchmark-level games, and are moving towards catering to all consumers (a logical business move, as there is more $ in mass appeal), so if I updated to a 580 setup, I would see no perceptable difference in performance, althought it might get me 3 more FPS in FRAPS. Tesselation Schmesselation I say!!! lol :-) But, as soon as a killer app comes out that actually requires three 580's to run, I will be going to NewEgg to order three of those monsters immediately!!!

Yeah I just upgraded to a Radeon 6950 and don't really see the need to do Xfire yet I get almost max fps is just about every game I play. I just wish the market would get back to making a max PC version first and trickling down to the consoles. Pipe dream it appears. Ah well, anyway I was watching some of your videos on youtube: not bad! Keep 'em coming!
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 01:13 PM 05-08-2011
Hey guys, just got a new Credenza for the front of the Living Room Theater! I'm loving the way it makes the place look!!!

YoMaMa84's Avatar YoMaMa84 03:19 PM 05-08-2011
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Hey guys, just got a new Credenza for the front of the Living Room Theater! I'm loving the way it makes the place look!!!

I like it, are you going to put your equipments in it?
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 03:29 PM 05-08-2011
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I like it, are you going to put your equipments in it?

Thanks! I won't be putting my equipment in there, only because all of it simply wouldn't fit! lol.....but even if they could, I would have ventilation issues. I'm in love the concept of "the rack," thus, on a rack the gear shall remain!!
prepress's Avatar prepress 03:45 PM 05-08-2011
Very nice photo. And a nice, clean-looking room. Another photo that causes me to wish I had a house. Or at least more room.

So the credenza will house whatever equipment belongs to this theater, and the rest stays with the main theater, in the racks, where there's room for it to breathe, is that right?
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 03:58 PM 05-08-2011
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Very nice photo. And a nice, clean-looking room. Another photo that causes me to wish I had a house. Or at least more room.

So the credenza will house whatever equipment belongs to this theater, and the rest stays with the main theater, in the racks, where there's room for it to breathe, is that right?

Thanks Prepress! This is actually the same main theater from the beginning of the thread--I've just never shown the left-side of the room that opens into the kitchen. My primary theater does indeed reside in the living room (this room). I've replaced the glass stand with the credenza and stacked the bookshelves that house the Blu Ray collection (slightly visible to the left of the picture). All i have in the credenza right now are the Harmony 1100 touch-screen remote, the Sonos CR200 controller, and their respective charging stations!
Gelinas's Avatar Gelinas 05:41 PM 05-08-2011
Broc,

I'm loving the new look. That piece of furniture has a classy look for sure. Enjoy.
hikarate's Avatar hikarate 05:54 PM 05-08-2011
I had to go back and look at the original thread to see how big a difference that made. I really liked your room before, but that just adds a whole nother level of class to your room. Looks great.
Bigham16's Avatar Bigham16 06:52 PM 05-08-2011
That new credenza is very nice!! The picture on your projector displays an awesome picture!!
Franin's Avatar Franin 07:20 AM 05-09-2011
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Hey guys, just got a new Credenza for the front of the Living Room Theater! I'm loving the way it makes the place look!!!

Very nice Brolic.Thats class my friend
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 08:50 AM 05-09-2011
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Yeah I just upgraded to a Radeon 6950 and don't really see the need to do Xfire yet I get almost max fps is just about every game I play. I just wish the market would get back to making a max PC version first and trickling down to the consoles. Pipe dream it appears. Ah well, anyway I was watching some of your videos on youtube: not bad! Keep 'em coming!

Man I hear you. I WISH they would go back to making the Max PC versions first. It would help make sure we don't save too much $, since between our theater gear and our PC gear, money would be constantly being spent! lol. I shall indeed be adding more Youtube videos as the equipment progresses.

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Broc,

I'm loving the new look. That piece of furniture has a classy look for sure. Enjoy.

Ah, many thanks! I'm tyring to upgrade non-electronic items one step at a time. I needed to increase the class to offset the Giant Projector Screen case hanging on the wall just under the ceiling, ya know? Even though it only comes down for movies, it did sorta stick out before. Now the eye goes to the new widest-thing in the room.

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I had to go back and look at the original thread to see how big a difference that made. I really liked your room before, but that just adds a whole nother level of class to your room. Looks great.

I appreciate it sir! Yeah, I didn't know how big of a difference it would make until the delivery folks dropped it into the room. I was like...**In caveman voice** "Ooooooh Me Likey"

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That new credenza is very nice!! The picture on your projector displays an awesome picture!!

Gracias....man, I was admiring that setup of yours as well. That 64-incher with that super-flat mount look amazing. Not to mentioned the SVS AND EMOTIVA gear.....As my younger, college aged self would have said: "That is off-the-chain son" (I'm from New York, where everybody calls each other "son," "bro," or "man."

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Very nice Brolic.Thats class my friend

Thanks man.....I'm trying to hit your level one day with the dedicated theater room!!! *Sigh* One Day..... *looks toward sky*.....One Day.
YoMaMa84's Avatar YoMaMa84 08:59 AM 05-09-2011
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.....As my younger, college aged self would have said: "That is off-the-chain son" (I'm from New York, where everybody calls each other "son," "bro," or "man."

Where in NY are you from?

I'm from the Bronx, moved here (Maryland) almost 4 years ago.
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 09:18 AM 05-09-2011
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Where in NY are you from?

I'm from the Bronx, moved here (Maryland) almost 4 years ago.

Ahhh you're from the BX! Nice. I'm from Queens!

Jamaica, Queens to be precise. Would you believe i've only been to the Bronx three times in my life? But then again, as I'm sure you know--People in NYC usually tend to stay within the boroughs that they live in. I can count on two hands the number of times I've been to Manhattan as well.
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 02:57 PM 05-11-2011
But alas, I have followed in the footsteps of prepress and ordered three Pangea Audio AC9 power cables. One for the Oppo BDP-93, one for the Oppo BDP-83 that I use for stereo playback, and one for the Integra DHC-80.2 processor. Oh what joy! Now, I will just have to be carefull when plugging them into my power conditioners....
Critical Eye's Avatar Critical Eye 03:55 PM 05-11-2011
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Hey guys, just got a new Credenza for the front of the Living Room Theater! I'm loving the way it makes the place look!!!
Big improvement in aesthetics.

I also noticed that you changed the lamp and removed the picture and docking station on the small Credenza to the left of your new Credenza. That looks good also.

Nice improvement over all.
prepress's Avatar prepress 04:53 PM 05-11-2011
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But alas, I have followed in the footsteps of prepress and ordered three Pangea Audio AC9 power cables. One for the Oppo BDP-93, one for the Oppo BDP-83 that I use for stereo playback, and one for the Integra DHC-80.2 processor. Oh what joy! Now, I will just have to be carefull when plugging them into my power conditioners....

What! I will hope that you can make it work, as those are 7AWG, usually used with power amps, very heavy and (as you saw in my thread) pretty stiff. What made you choose those over, say, the Pangea AC-14s, or more PS Audio cords?
drewTT's Avatar drewTT 06:08 PM 05-11-2011
Looking good!
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 09:25 PM 05-11-2011
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What! I will hope that you can make it work, as those are 7AWG, usually used with power amps, very heavy and (as you saw in my thread) pretty stiff. What made you choose those over, say, the Pangea AC-14s, or more PS Audio cords?

Ah yes, the placement should work, as I ordered decent-length 4.5 foot cords. I chose those because i wanted to see if the 7awg cable made a difference in the Pure mode of the Oppo BDP-83. Audio Advisor has a package of three, so I just scooped that package up for a deal.

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Looking good!

Thank you mucho!!!
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 09:27 PM 05-11-2011
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Big improvement in aesthetics.

I also noticed that you changed the lamp and removed the picture and docking station on the small Credenza to the left of your new Credenza. That looks good also.

Nice improvement over all.

Ahh, you've got a good eye! A good Critical eye, that is! lol...Thank you kindly!
prepress's Avatar prepress 03:29 AM 05-12-2011
Not wanting to put words into your fingers, I originally had answered my own question but deleted it from the post. I figured it had to be the very good price of the AC-9 or else positive reviews. It will be interesting to see what happens.
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 06:36 PM 05-13-2011
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Not wanting to put words into your fingers, I originally had answered my own question but deleted it from the post. I figured it had to be the very good price of the AC-9 or else positive reviews. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Hey man, the AC 9's came, and with careful routing, I was able to get them to fit into the system perfectly. i think it helps that the Rack has about 5 feet of clearance behind it! lol....I haven't fully broken them in yet, but I have them going to the following gear:

1) Oppo BDP-93 (Movies)
2) Oppo BDP-83 (Music)
3) Integra DHC-80.2

I almost feel like adding it to the Integra pronounces the bass a bit, but it could just be a plecebo effect, as the cables aren't broken in yet, so I will be sure to report how they are after a good break in! I still have the PS Audio AC5 powering the amp...I LOVE that cable, but it's just so expensive! lol
prepress's Avatar prepress 07:02 PM 05-13-2011
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Hey man, the AC 9's came, and with careful routing, I was able to get them to fit into the system perfectly. i think it helps that the Rack has about 5 feet of clearance behind it! lol....I haven't fully broken them in yet, but I have them going to the following gear:

1) Oppo BDP-93 (Movies)
2) Oppo BDP-83 (Music)
3) Integra DHC-80.2

I almost feel like adding it to the Integra pronounces the bass a bit, but it could just be a plecebo effect, as the cables aren't broken in yet, so I will be sure to report how they are after a good break in! I still have the PS Audio AC5 powering the amp...I LOVE that cable, but it's just so expensive! lol

That was part of my problem, perhaps. No clearance to make the big Pangea fit comfortably into my connections, the 1m in particular. But they've gotten some good press, and I'd think they won't disappoint.
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 11:21 PM 05-14-2011
My three new Pangea Audio AC9 power cords have arrived!

The top AC9 is going to the Oppo BDP-93 for movie playback. The bottom AC9 is going to the Oppo BDP-83 that connects to a DAC for Stereo music playback.


AC9 into the rear of the Integra DHC-80.2


...and Into the Power Conditioner they goooo

Franin's Avatar Franin 11:34 PM 05-14-2011
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My three new Pangea Audio AC9 power cords have arrived!

The top AC9 is going to the Oppo BDP-93 for movie playback. The bottom AC9 is going to the Oppo BDP-83 that connects to a DAC for Stereo music playback.

AC9 into the rear of the Integra DHC-80.2

...and Into the Power Conditioner they goooo

Do you notice any difference ?
BrolicBeast's Avatar BrolicBeast 10:40 AM 05-15-2011
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Do you notice any difference ?

Not Yet....I need to break them in on all three devices though.
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