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post #91 of 105 Old 07-30-2014, 02:26 PM
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Sweet room hoping some day of having a room as perfect as this one, and equipment nicely arranged around the room. The acoustic panels looking great.

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I've been asked countless times about my system and what I use. I've never gotten around to taking any pictures but my good friend Shawn McGrath is an amazing photographer so I asked if he could do some shots for me. Room was done completely by the wife and I. Both of us work in acoustics professionally. The room was designed to be a reference for both video and audio playback with as little compromise possible for both. The room is obviously painted black with black velvet curtains made by my wife surrounding the screen and covering the side windows (along with black-out blinds). I also put Protostar flocking paper on the ceiling from the screen to the first reflection panels to cut down any reflections. Everything done in this room short of laying down the carpet and installing four dedicated 20-amp circuits was done by the two of us.

The System (UPDATED July 2014):

Video

JVC X-700 D-ILA Projector (Chief Mount on custom rails for changes to throw)
Lumagen Radiance 2041
Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray Player (region free playback)
Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player
Stewart Filmscreen Studiotek 100 (120" diagonal)
Carada Masquerade Masking System

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Anthem Statement D2V 3D AV Processor
Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock Amplifiers (Main L/C/R)
Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2 Stereo Amp (surrounds)
Audyssey SubEQ
Legacy Audio Focus SE (L/R)
Legacy Audio Marquis HD (C)
Legacy Audio Phantom HD (Surrounds)
Dual Seaton Sound Submersive HP+ Subwoofers
Dual Seaton Sound F2 Subwoofers
VPI Traveller Turntable
Lyra Kleos Cartridge
Parsound Halo JC3 phono preamp
Baetis Audio XR2 Media Server

Cabling by Audioquest, Bettercables and Accell

Exact Power EP-15A Voltage Regulator
Exact Power SP-15 Balanced Power Transformer

Remote system using iRule

Onix Equipment Racks
Lutron Lighting
Acoustic Treatments by Vicoustic
Riser designed by Auralex

Seating by Berkline and Costco

All calibrations done with Spectracal Calman 5 software and a Klein K-10A tri-stim profiled to a Jeti Specbos spectra.

NEW PHOTOS!!

Recently had the entire room acoustically modeled and treated by the folks at Vicoustic. I will have a feature article about the process soon but here are some wonderful pics that Shawn took of the room after everything was installed.









Thanks to German Sotello for some new pics of the Legacy Audio speakers. I will have some better pics up later that show some other new goodies that are coming soon. The older pictures can be found after.









For the photos Shawn used a variety of lenses and exposures to try and capture the theater. I also took tape off of most of the LEDs on the gear to look nicer but during normal use there are NO lights emitting from any gear that you can see or could compromise the picture.

Front of the room with lights on medium


From the front of the room back at the seating


Shot from the front corner with the equipment lights on and the LED lights in my vinyl shelves on for effect


Equipment Racks in the back


Better look at the VPI, such a gorgeous table. Suspended with a SolidSteel wall shelf and a Gingko platform


Image from Sensaria with Masking System engaged. Exposure is higher and lights are on dim to get a sense of the room around it.


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Same but with exposure to mimic the true look to the viewer in the room


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The Dark Knight Rises with lights on dim


Me in the photo for a sense of size. I was height limited on the screen overall, but next time I may go with a wider aspect screen (2.1 maybe).
WOW!!!
Amazing room!

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Inspiring set up.

Well done.

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Thanks guys. Some new stuff coming to the room soon. New mains are being built as I type this. Pictures will be added when the time comes. Also just swapped my Lumagen 2041 for the newer 2143.

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Thanks guys. Some new stuff coming to the room soon. New mains are being built as I type this. Pictures will be added when the time comes. Also just swapped my Lumagen 2041 for the newer 2143.
Nice...Are you able to share what mains are in the pipeline? Or is a surprise??? BTW, does the 2143 allow for UHD passthrough? I remember the last 21XX crop didn't, which is why I stood on the sidelines. If they're doing UHD passthrough now, then I need to order one asap!

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Yes I am interested in what's coming too. The Focus sure didn't last long . . .
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Are you going with the Legacy Aeris??
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I'm rooting for Whisper, if he's staying in the Legacy line

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Yeah, not sure if he is staying with the Legacy line either. The Whispers sound spectacular! Make you feel, you are right at the performance! I just got the Focus SE, Marquis and the Phantoms and they are fantastic! Love the sound and can't wait to get them all setup for good. They blow away my recent setup that was Definitive Technology(which I really liked), just what you can hear in speech during a movie is unreal!
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I've been very interested in the Whispers for over 15 years. Not very likely to happen though. That's a large chunk of change -- just a pair of those would eat up my entire current A/V budget twice over. So I would have to live vicariously through somebody -- and a guy like Mr. Deering who has heard a ton of speakers would be an interesting source for opinions.

Okay, it's not all about me, so hopefully whatever he gets turns out awesome for him.

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I agree with you, what ever he gets I hope it turn out to be fantastic for him! Can't wait to hear and see what's coming tho!
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Lovely room, Kris. Those Vicoustic treatments really give it the wow factor as well as, I bet, making it sound fantastic.


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I just stumbled into this thread; very cool Kris.

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Kris, you replaced a very good StudioTek 130 with the 100, what led to your making the switch? Are the results what you expected or not worth the bother?
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