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Here's our downstairs great room/family room. The squaw's only limitation was that it had to look nice (which can be a challenge with that Mastiff you see on the couch lurking about). Biggest challenges were mounting that TV, and hiding the wires. For some reason, the wall plate for the sub cable doesnt work so I have to run a cable from the receiver....i've been too lazy to fix it, so that one cable is still out and about.

July 2014: Replaced the Sb13 with a Seaton Submersive. Despite the size difference, I think the SubM plays well in the room. Scroll down to post #11 and you can see how the SubM and SVS compare in size

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L/C/R: Salk Songtowers, custom Selah audio center - 3 way desinged to match the Songtower
Surrounds: Boston Acoustic in-walls
Sub: Seaton Submersive
AVR: Denon 4311

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TiVo Roamio Pro (yes, we're one of the few still using a tivo)
Oppo 103-D - I run my sources through the AVR, back through the Oppo to "darbee" everything
Apple TV
PS4 (has seen about 15 minutes of use, since kiddo #2 showed up a day after the ps4)
Wii

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Panny 60 inch plasma. SInce this was a combined apce, a screen was out of the question

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APC c15 (hiding under the stand - great for WAF). I got this new for $15 on ebay.

Remote
URC MX-880 (well worth the premium over a harmony, imo)









the sub hiding behind Ferny (as our daughter calls the plant)



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Great set up, room looks nice and comfy, congrats!


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A fantastic and clean setup indeed madhuski. Pleases the eyes definitely, something we all love to see. smile.gif

Something more:

1. Anything special in mind when you placed the sub with driver facing the left wall?
2. Did you run Audyssey on the Denon AVR-4311? How does it sound?

Thanks again for sharing. An honorable mention goes for the quality of the photos posted. smile.gif

P.s.: When you have time please visit my living room setup. (Link in my sig)

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Very nice setup!! Premium equipment, great decor, and +1 for the dog:)

Also curious about the sub facing the corner. I have my dual PB12s facing inward toward my entertainment center. After measuring with ARC, it got rid of a nasty null I had between 50Hz and 80Hz.. I'm suspecting perhaps you had a similar problem, or simply to keep the driver away from your dog or daughter?

Regardless, simply a great clean setup smile.gif

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Mogorf - I've seen your room many times smile.gif Very clean and modern. Re: Audyssey I do use it. I go in phases though on what I like -- audyssey flat vs xt32, and dyn eq on/off. I never use dyn volume or dolby volume.

Re: the Sub facing the wall several reasons. At first it was to keep little fingers from poking the driver when I had my Hsu and the cloth grill. With the SVS metal grill, thats less of an issue. Bill Fitzmaurice suggested turining it into the wall. I can't remember the explanation, but he said there would be sonic advantages to it. Lastly, with the SVS IFC controller, it just plain easier to make adjustments this way.
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You're right, we do have similar set ups, just a slightly different flavor. Very nice looking space you've got there. I wish I had a basement to play in smile.gif.

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Very clean!! I'd like my setup to be close to yours as possible, maybe once 4k tv's start being the norm i'll go from 50" to 70" biggrin.gif
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This is quite solid. I really dig the look of the natural floor and window trim with that color scheme. Really makes the finish of those Songtowers pop.

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I like the clean, wire-free look smile.gif

I think you also have enough wall space to upgrade to a 70"-80" screen wink.gif


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Nice looking room!!!
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Replaced the SVS SB13 with a Seaton Submersive. The wife was sceptical given the size, but good old fern hides it well enough


Here are the before/after shots to see the differrence between SubM and SVS


















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Great job, the overall look is very clean and classy. I especially like the window coverings and the sub hiding spot!


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Nice looking setup, I like the room.

TV - Panasonic 55GT50 Main Speakers - Klipsch Gallery G28's Center Channel- Klipsch RC-52Sub - Klipsch Sub 12Surrounds - Klipsch RS-52 II Bluray/Game - HTPC/PS3, Receiver - Onkyo RC-360 HTPC- Intel Core i3, HDMI,Windows 7,XBMC,Bluray,3 TB,wireless WMC keyboardVideo processor - Darbee
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that is one sweet set up. very well done

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Very clean! Very nice set up!

Ever thought about moving the fronts a bit forward? It will improve the overall sound..
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