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post #1 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 07:25 PM - Thread Starter
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I call this my practical system because I have no dedicated space in the house nor unlimited financial resources to build the kind of dream HT system that I would like. This represents a compromise that my wife and I arrived at after discussing our combined AV and interior design needs. We're both very pleased with the result. smile.gif

AV Components

Denon AVR-2212ci A/V receiver
Denon AVR-789 A/V receiver
Samsung UN46D7000 3D LCD TV
Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-Ray player
Yamaha NS-C310 center channel speaker
Polk RC65i in-wall speakers (front main and surrounds)
Definitive Technology SC 4000 subwoofer
Polk RC6s in-ceiling speakers (kitchen)
Apple TV (3rd gen)
Toshiba DVD/CD player
Sirius/XM Home Connect Tuner with external, roof mounted antenna
Logitech Harmony 1100 universal remote with RF extender

Other components

Intrex Pro Desktop PC running iTunes - Library 1
MacBook Pro 17 running iTunes - Library 2
Western Digital 2TB NAS (stores iTunes Media Folder)
D-Link wireless router (wi-fi access for Apple TV & Samsung TV)


Denon AVR 2112ci inputs: Samsung TV using HDMI/ARC, Samsung Blu-Ray player using HDMI, Apple TV using HDMI, Toshiba DVD/CD player using optical coax

Denon AVR 2112ci outputs: main zone uses 5.1 speaker configuration, zone 2 feeds into Denon AVR-789 to power kitchen and deck stereo speakers, monitor output to Samsung TV

Denon AVR-789 inputs: Sirius/XM Home Connect Tuner, AVR-2112ci zone 2 (to send audio to kitchen and deck speakers)

Denon AVR-789 outputs: Front main A for kitchen speakers, B for deck speakers, zone 2 feeds into AVR-2112ci to send Sirius/XM signal for main system

Close-up of AV components in cabinet. AVR 2112ci on bottom left, AVR 789 on bottom right. Apple TV and Logitech IR blaster on top left shelf. Close up shows the RF to IR repeaters for individual components.

AV components and Samsung TV.

Wall plate with speaker connections.

Distant shot of HT environment showing two Polk RC65i in-wall speakers as front mains. Note LED bias light behind TV.

Close up of one Poik RC65i in-wall front main.

Close-up of Polk RC6s in-ceiling zone 2 for kitchen.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-30-2013, 01:53 AM
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Nice setup!
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How do you like the Polk in-walls? I was looking at that fronts but later settled for the cheaper monoprice in-walls as surrounds.

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Originally Posted by bwturner1951 View Post

I've been to a lot of threads here on AVSForum throughout a couple of years but have never seen such an odd setup, ever. Center speaker vertically aligned with the front right speaker is shocking. Display at the right end is another case of obsession.

A HT setup should always target a symetric layout, unless otherwise it is not a HT setup.

If you can not setup/mount your TV above the fireplace together with the respective central placement of your center speaker you will not be able to enjoy a HT system. Just thinking out loud! rolleyes.gif
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I enjoyed viewing your system and share the same space and finance limitations. You have done a great job with the space. Very interesting how you used the two AVRs to meet your needs. JT

My set up
Marantz SR-7008, Emotiva XPA-3
Sony UBP-X800 Ultra 4K Blu Ray Player
Klipsch RB-81II, RC-52II, Boston Acoustics Micro 120s
Klipsch SW-310, RPW-10, Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA
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