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post #1 of 191 Old 12-14-2012, 07:10 AM - Thread Starter
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We just moved and of course I had my priorities straight and had a man cave built pronto I still have clean up work to do including wire management. The empty space you see in the later pictures will likely end up having game tables for the kids (air hockey, foosball,etc..).

My wife also got her man cave but it was already part of the house (her pictures come last...of course).

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Sony HW50 projector
Falcon Horizon HD 127 inch 16:9 AT screen
JBL Pro 4722N (L/C/R)
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JTR S2 Subwoofer x 2
JTR triple 8 side/rear surrounds
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XBOX One
4 Cheers Home Theater seats with automated reclining
Acoustimac corner basstraps
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Wow! That is an awesome area! The JTR's have to be sick!

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Great looking room! Am I correct in assuming another S2 would fit perfectly to the left of your center channel? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Great looking room! Am I correct in assuming another S2 would fit perfectly to the left of your center channel? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Lke you read my mind bro smile.gif Start with an S2 and if I need/want another, I have the space for it. Literally had the contractor build it specifically with that in mind.
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Amazing......what an upgrade. This is a serious room with some serious gear! Congrats.
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looks amazing.

I think you need a 2nd S2 to balance it out biggrin.gif
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looks amazing.
I think you need a 2nd S2 to balance it out biggrin.gif

STOP IT.... I KNOW tongue.gifsmile.gif

My wife got some of the moving budget and spent it at Pottery Barn. Need to refuel the cash tanks wink.gif
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I didn't know JTR made in-wall speakers!! wink.gifsmile.gif

Seriously, I love the way you setup your surround 888's. I've wondered if I would ever upgrade to larger surrounds but I don't want to take up so much space, you've solved that problem.
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I didn't know JTR made in-wall speakers!! wink.gifsmile.gif
Seriously, I love the way you setup your surround 888's. I've wondered if I would ever upgrade to larger surrounds but I don't want to take up so much space, you've solved that problem.

Yeah, I didn't know how to mount 75lbs surround speakers so I had the contractor build those boxes and lay them into the wall so they mounted flush. I do have good ideas once in a while biggrin.gif
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Really, really great room Frohlich !!!
congrats.

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It is a must for you to balance the front stage out.....you NEED to get some balance with another JTR S2 in the left space. How can you sleep at night knowing you have a HUGE gap in the front. eek.gif
Excellent space !!!

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Personally I think she did good. That's a pretty cool sink and I like the island. You have almost the same table as me too.
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It is a must for you to balance the front stage out.....you NEED to get some balance with another JTR S2 in the left space. How can you sleep at night knowing you have a HUGE gap in the front. eek.gif
Excellent space !!!

This is what I love about AVS. When I show my friends my HT they think it is overkill...when I show it to AVS members they think I need more speakers....I fit in here better smile.gif
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Personally I think she did good. That's a pretty cool sink and I like the island. You have almost the same table as me too.

Her home theater was a bigger investment than mine mad.gifmad.gifsmile.gif
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Her home theater was a bigger investment than mine mad.gifmad.gifsmile.gif

please tell us about sony hw50es biggrin.gif:p
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please tell us about sony hw50es biggrin.gif:p

This is my first projector so I am a little bit of a newbie in this area. I will say that color, motion, sharpness,etc... are all excellent and I am a pretty critical viewer. The only small complaint I would have are black levels but this is likely because my last TV was a 65 Panasonic VT series plasma and their black levels are approaching KURO levels. That is a small price to pay for an image that is 4 times larger with excellent clarity and color . I am also a gamer and the lag time on the Sony is suppose to be best in class and have had not complaints to date with lag. Play a good blu ray disk and the image is truly stunning. smile.gif
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This is my first projector so I am a little bit of a newbie in this area. I will say that color, motion, sharpness,etc... are all excellent and I am a pretty critical viewer. The only small complaint I would have are black levels but this is likely because my last TV was a 65 Panasonic VT series plasma and their black levels are approaching KURO levels. That is a small price to pay for an image that is 4 times larger with excellent clarity and color . I am also a gamer and the lag time on the Sony is suppose to be best in class and have had not complaints to date with lag. Play a good blu ray disk and the image is truly stunning. smile.gif

Thank you i am undecided about the better sonyhw50es ot epson9100
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Thank you i am undecided about the better sonyhw50es ot epson9100

Please keep in mind that is reflective of all projectors (compared to the best flat panel tvs like Panasonic VT and the old KURO). The JVC and Sony projectors are the best of the bunch this year according most reviews for black levels. So my critique isn't saying the Sony has bad black levels...just that projectors can't compete with the best Plasmas for black levels. The picture is honestly stunning to me and if it wasn't for the black bars on movies (i.e. just looking at content within the picture) the black levels and shadow detail are very good.
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Room looks great, poster and signs I like!! This house in Ohio?

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Room looks great, poster and signs I like!! This house in Ohio?

I am in Cincinnati and OSU alumni...hence the Buckeye signs..die hard fan and all smile.gif
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How die hard are you.... My kids toy and media room.

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How die hard are you.... My kids toy and media room.
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Hardcore enough that I don't miss a second of any football game and go see several home games a year. I am sure there are bigger nut jobs than me but you have too look pretty hard wink.gif

BTW, love your kids room. Always good to see fellow Bucknuts smile.gif
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Stay calm and breathe deeply... but someone has stolen your left subwoofer!

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Stay calm and breathe deeply... but someone has stolen your left subwoofer!

Hey, stop that....I know what you are doing smile.gif
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Me? Doing something? Noooooooooo....cool.gif

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mmmh, I find it strange that nobody mentioned this yet, but you seem to be missing a S2?

Great setup. Like the sunk in surrounds. I'm assuming that the speaker pedestals are customs and so is the component rack. Very well done. It's sort of what I'm envisioning for when we move...I've already showned my wife. SHE'S the one who pointed out the "empty space" tongue.gif

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mmmh, I find it strange that nobody mentioned this yet, but you seem to be missing a S2?
Great setup. Like the sunk in surrounds. I'm assuming that the speaker pedestals are customs and so is the component rack. Very well done. It's sort of what I'm envisioning for when we move...I've already showned my wife. SHE'S the one who pointed out the "empty space" tongue.gif
cheers

Going to start a new thread about "stolen subwoofer - please help me raise cash for a new one" eek.gifsmile.gif

Yes, the speaker pedestals, speaker boxes for surrounds and component rack were all built by my contractor that finished the basement. We would shoot ideas back and forth and then settle on one we both though would work.
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Very nice setup op!

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Very nice setup op!

Thanks. Just noticed you are from Cincinnati as well. Small world smile.gif
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Did u watch 3d? tell us is it enough bright in 3d i mean sony hw50
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