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z0dVA's Avatar z0dVA 11:13 PM 09-04-2014
Wow, that's a really impressive setup you have... no words...

The 200 SACDs are also impressive, what genre of music are you mostly into?

NorthSky's Avatar NorthSky 12:18 AM 09-05-2014
Jazzzzzz
SpenceJT's Avatar SpenceJT 12:24 PM 09-07-2014
Wow! That is what I would imagine it would look like if Captain Nemo were to set up a home theater!
wse's Avatar wse 04:24 PM 09-07-2014
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Wow, that's a really impressive setup you have... no words... The 200 SACDs are also impressive, what genre of music are you mostly into?
Classical Symphonies primarily and some Chamber music on MCH SACS.

But I also listen to about 1TB of music from all genres, Rock, New Age, Spanish Guitar, Brazilian, French, Movie Sound Tracks, not much Jazz except if you call Erin McCarley, Bebel Gilberto, Jem, Giulia y Los Tellarini, Devil Doll, Carla Bruni and Sade Jazz!

When the kids take over it's the usual top 50!!
MauZ aka Chico's Avatar MauZ aka Chico 06:10 AM 09-08-2014
Very nice set up...

Awesome!
Conner66 03:40 PM 09-13-2014
WSE, I am very impressed with you set up. Magnificent!!!

I have been following your purchase of Marantz SR 7009 and 7.1.4 set up using KEF LS 50. I have also read the posts on using three of the same speakers for LCR duties. I am not in a position to hide speakers behind a screen and I want to go with three identical speakers across the front for 5.1 system. I was thinking of the new reference one as a splurge for LCR with 2 LS 50 as rear or possibly 5 LS 50. A few questions for you:

1. Do you have any pictures of the LS 50 speakers in your room? Are you using stands?
2. Your two systems are not comparable, but if your were to compare, how does the LS 50 sound as compared to the B&Ws?
3. Are you thinking of getting a separate amp. Do you have enough power from the Marantz?

Thanks
aeliayousaf's Avatar aeliayousaf 03:12 PM 09-18-2014
I saw your stuff before on Blu-ray community and praised it there...and now I'll say it again...Dream equipment/setup. Such class and great choice in everything (even your door hinges I was amazed with ). Waiting to see what new changes you have made. please post some more pics.

keep it up man.
wse's Avatar wse 12:30 PM 09-21-2014
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WSE, I am very impressed with you set up. Magnificent!!!

I have been following your purchase of Marantz SR 7009 and 7.1.4 set up using KEF LS 50. I have also read the posts on using three of the same speakers for LCR duties. I am not in a position to hide speakers behind a screen and I want to go with three identical speakers across the front for 5.1 system. I was thinking of the new reference one as a splurge for LCR with 2 LS 50 as rear or possibly 5 LS 50. A few questions for you:

1. Do you have any pictures of the LS 50 speakers in your room? Are you using stands?
2. Your two systems are not comparable, but if your were to compare, how does the LS 50 sound as compared to the B&Ws?
3. Are you thinking of getting a separate amp. Do you have enough power from the Marantz?

Thanks
Thank you for the kind comments.

I need to take pictures and post them.

The rooms are very different, I like both system

B&W room is a multifunction room 18 x 20 x 10 with very large windows.

The dynamic levels that I can reach in that B&W room are much higher than in the KEF room.

The KEF room is small 11 x 13 x 9 with a smaller window and wood shutters.

In the KEF room I love being six feet away from the speakers the sound is phenomenal.

I might buy a separate amp, may me the Classe Sigma or the new NAD M27!
AustinJerry's Avatar AustinJerry 09:08 PM 10-15-2014
Obviously a nice setup. Have you taken measurements and, if so, where are they posted? I would be very interested to see how all that nice equipment performs in an REW analysis.
wse's Avatar wse 09:23 PM 10-15-2014
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Obviously a nice setup. Have you taken measurements and, if so, where are they posted? I would be very interested to see how all that nice equipment performs in an REW analysis.
I had it professionally calibrated and at the end thought it was too flat! There goes $500
AustinJerry's Avatar AustinJerry 09:28 PM 10-15-2014
So you haven't taken measurements yourself, or you were not supplied measurments by the professional installer? Sorry, I don't mean to pressure you, but if I had that much money invested in my system, I would want to make sure it was performing optimally.
Franin's Avatar Franin 01:58 AM 10-19-2014
Ive just stumbled on this thread wse. You have amazing equipment, fantastic room as well. talk about high end
wse's Avatar wse 05:03 PM 10-19-2014
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So you haven't taken measurements yourself, or you were not supplied measurments by the professional installer? Sorry, I don't mean to pressure you, but if I had that much money invested in my system, I would want to make sure it was performing optimally.
Ok here you are that was with the old 802D, also that was with only two surround speakers, I replaced them with four 802Diamonds

So I might have to do that again, anyone interested?
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wse's Avatar wse 05:05 PM 10-19-2014
I also changed the front of the room so the sound probably changed as well!
AustinJerry's Avatar AustinJerry 05:08 PM 10-19-2014
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Ok here you are that was with the old 802D, also that was with only two surround speakers, I replaced them with four 802Diamonds

So I might have to do that again, anyone interested?
After shows significant improvement. Is this reflecting the work of the professional calibrator. Looks pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

I am not perticularly interested in measurement updates if the only thing that changed was the surrounds. IMO it is only the response of the front three speakers, combined with the subs of course, that is of interest.
wse's Avatar wse 08:21 PM 10-19-2014
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After shows significant improvement. Is this reflecting the work of the professional calibrator. Looks pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

I am not perticularly interested in measurement updates if the only thing that changed was the surrounds. IMO it is only the response of the front three speakers, combined with the subs of course, that is of interest.
Yes for what it's worth it was very flat and without life

I treated the ceiling and that made a huge difference! The front of the room has changed so I need to recalibrate, I am planning to buy a $200 PC and use REW so I can do it myself
biggin 08:48 PM 10-19-2014
Simply beautiful!!! So out of all of your movies which one is your favorite??
wse's Avatar wse 01:55 PM 10-20-2014
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Simply beautiful!!! So out of all of your movies which one is your favorite??
Good question, I don't have a single favorite but a short list
The Murderousone's Avatar The Murderousone 05:22 PM 11-03-2014
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Fairly certain you don't quite understand what the word "humble" means.
lol well said.......
The Murderousone's Avatar The Murderousone 05:24 PM 11-03-2014
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B&W 800 Diamonds

   B&W 800D   Classé Classé CA-M600   Classé SSP 800   OPPO BDP-105   JVC RS-35U   JL Audio Fathom f113   Stewart Filmscreen Firehawk G3 Microperf 
 
9.2 Diamond Audio & Front Projection Cinema
As seen in Electronic House (http://www.electronichouse.com/slide...gory/9015/1254)

Audio:

Speakers:
- Three Bower & Wilkins 800Diamond D2 (Left, Center, Right)
- Four Bower & Wilkins 802D (Surround side right, Surround side left, Back side right, Back side left)
- Two Bower & Wilkins Signature 7NT in ceiling (back speakers)

Subwoofers: Two JL Audio Fathom F113

Amplifiers: Three Classé CA-M600 mono-blocks, One CA-5200, One CA-2100

Surround Sound Processor 9.1: Classé SSP-800

Universal Blu-Ray Player, DVD-A, SACD: One OPPO BDP-105

Music Server: One Apple TV

Super Audio CD (SACD): One Sony XA777ES

VIDEO: Projector: One JVC DLA-RS35U Reference Series

Screen: Stewart Film Screen Visionary, FireHawkG3 (10 feet wide, 2:35 aspect) ratio

Cables: Speaker cables: Kimber Kable 8TC, Interconnect: Mogami, HDMi 1.3: Belden

Accessories: Power Conditioner: Furman, Dedicated: 20amp line

B&W 800 Diamond:
http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Downlo...le-May2011.pdf
http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Downlo...d_brochure.pdf


Classé Audio SSP-800
http://www.avguide.com/review/tas-19...nel-controller
http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Classe-SSP-800/

Classé Audio CA-M600
http://hometheaterreview.com/classe-...fier-reviewed/
http://www.classeaudio.com/reviews/index.htm

JVC DLA RS35U:
http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/f...l_id=MDL101891
http://www.projectorreviews.com/jvc/dla-rs35/index.php
pro.jvc.com/pro/attributes/PRESENT/reviews/146_rogers_reprint.pdf

JL Audio Fathom F113
http://www.stereophile.com/subwoofers/907jl
http://www.soundoctor.com/jlaudio.htm

Sony SCD-XA777ES
http://www.stereophile.com/hirezplayers/491


 
Left Surround Sound 802Ds

   B&W 802D 
 
The three front 800Diamonds 2 with the 802D1
 
Right Surround Sound 802Ds
802Ds, you can see the 800D2 left, 802D1 Left Surround and Left Back Surround

New Rack for the SSP-800, the OPPO-BDP-105 and the CA-5200
   Classé Classé CA-5200   Classé SSP 800   OPPO BDP-105 
 
Custom Made Rack with Solid Bubinga & Cherry Wood

Cinema Chairs
Diffraction

   B&W 802D 
 
Custom Acoustic ceiling

solid cherry wood, with 48 x 48 x 4 inches thick fiberglass panels cover with with 100% linen fabric


 
The trio

   B&W 800D 


 
JVC DLA RS35U

   JVC RS-35U 
 
802D surround

   B&W 802D 


 
800 Diamond

   B&W 800D 


 
The Maestro and Brain: Music! Movies!

   Classé SSP 800 


 
Volume control for the SSP-800

   Classé SSP 800 


 
On a top

   B&W 800D 


 
Inside the Power

   Classé Classé CA-5200 
 
AMAZING SETUP MAN..............How long did it take to save for it, keeping the cars for 15+ years and all?
arftech's Avatar arftech 07:28 PM 12-14-2014
Great, great system and room! These types of system configurations inspires and motivates me to step up my game! I like that you've deployed a Classe stack as I have a Classe SSP-600 (the best that I can do now) and Krell amplification. For better system synergy I want to one day add a Classe amp and possibly move up to the SSP-800.
TomFord 11:12 PM 12-23-2014
WSE, that's impressive. Regardless of funds, can tell a lot of time, thought went into it.

After seeing your Oppo 105 , just got the 103 D two days ago to try before the 105. Is the biggest gain in DAC's, DSP, audio processing and quality? Wouldn't think there would be much room for improvement on video.
SightSeeker1's Avatar SightSeeker1 06:16 PM 01-02-2015
Dude, can I borrow your life?
highd3f's Avatar highd3f 06:01 AM 01-03-2015
Still eagerly waiting to see that KEF LS50 setup in the smaller room. Por favor wse
kevtheweb's Avatar kevtheweb 08:34 AM 01-03-2015
One of the best looking setups I've seen. Very nice work.
newc33's Avatar newc33 05:37 PM 01-03-2015
i don't even know what to say. AMAZING!
toddman36's Avatar toddman36 09:30 PM 02-03-2015
Awesome setup wse, just awesome...
dcmorrow's Avatar dcmorrow 03:54 PM 02-08-2015
WSE, your setup is in a class by itself, truly incomprehensible. I am not one to talk, but I want to help. I was thinking how you could make some improvements, (tongue in cheek).

1. Your room looks so good, bright, warm, love the wood. I think amber accent pieces might add just a little bit. I mean, you would go from "classic" to "opulent" It doesn't cost that much. I think it would work for you.

2. Wires. Obviously you planned this meticulously. Why the wires? Just saying. You put down tile. I suspect you have a concrete floor. At the level you are, in development, how hard would it have been to trench the floor and provide runners to each speaker? I suspect it's too late, the tile is already down. But I just wonder what your thoughts are on the floor.

Thank you for sharing, it's very stimulating, a real beauty.
yalavarthy's Avatar yalavarthy 09:41 AM 02-13-2015
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I am waiting for ATMOS and AURO 3D then I will install four of these high up B&W AM1 so I can have a 13.2 system or maybe buy a couple of pairs of 805Diamonds!
 

 
I already have two VOG over the seats behind acoustic fabric

You have a great setup which I envy. Did you setup ATMOS and AURO 3D? Can you update please?
krykuss's Avatar krykuss 06:24 PM 02-17-2015
I am humbled by your set-up.
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