My WAF friendly 7.1 living room - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
 7Likes
Reply
Thread Tools
post #1 of 41 Old 04-11-2014, 01:05 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
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 having Mastiff's). Biggest challenges were mounting that TV, and hiding the wires. For some reason, the wall plate for the sub cable doesn't 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

August 2015: Made quite a few changes. Gone are songtowers, selah center, seaton submersive. In are Salk HT2-TL's, a Salk Soundscape center, and a Deep Sea Sounds Mariana 18 (see my thoughts here). You can also see a pic of our new pup watching the dog show.

2015-spring 2016: Been trying out various pre-pro's and amps. Denon 4520, Anthem 710, Yamaha cx-a5000, Emotiva XMC-1, Krell Foundation and Anthem D2v3d.

Audio
L/C/R: Salk HT2-TL Left & Right. Salk Soundscape C7
Surrounds: Boston Acoustic in-walls
Sub: Deep Sea Sounds Mariana 18
Pre/Pro: Anthem Statement D2v3d
Amp: Sunfire TGA-7201

Sources
Tivo Roamio Pro
Oppo BDP-103
Apple TV
PS4
Wii

Display
Panny 60 inch plasma. Since this was a combined space, a screen was out of the question

Surge Protector
APC c15 (hiding under the stand - great for WAF). I got this new for $15 on ebay from Goodwill in Seattle of all places

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











DSS Mariana 18


Winston @ 14 Months

Last edited by madhuski; 05-01-2016 at 04:32 AM.
madhuski is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 41 Old 04-11-2014, 01:36 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Rodrigues_Brazil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rio - Brazil
Posts: 4,183
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Liked: 12916
Great set up, room looks nice and comfy, congrats!
Rodrigues_Brazil is offline  
post #3 of 41 Old 04-11-2014, 01:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mogorf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 5,512
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 965 Post(s)
Liked: 503
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)
mogorf is offline  
post #4 of 41 Old 04-11-2014, 02:38 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jproy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: East of West, Canada
Posts: 1,228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 26
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

cheers
jproy13 is offline  
post #5 of 41 Old 04-11-2014, 05:40 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
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.
jproy13 likes this.

Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup
madhuski is offline  
post #6 of 41 Old 04-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Advanced Member
 
Jahjd2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 623
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 78
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.

Dolby Atmos 5.1.4
Denon x6200
Ascend Acoustics Towers and Horizon Center (NrT)
RSL 34CE in-ceilings (4)
Rythmik E15HP
Jahjd2000 is offline  
post #7 of 41 Old 04-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Member
 
gbdavidx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 14
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
gbdavidx is offline  
post #8 of 41 Old 04-21-2014, 04:44 AM
Senior Member
 
devotech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked: 27
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.

devotech is offline  
post #9 of 41 Old 04-21-2014, 05:11 AM
AVS Special Member
 
tezster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 1,092
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 264 Post(s)
Liked: 189
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
tezster is offline  
post #10 of 41 Old 06-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Member
 
BulletSlinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Nice looking room!!!
BulletSlinger is offline  
post #11 of 41 Old 07-05-2014, 03:39 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
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



Balbolito likes this.

Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup

Last edited by madhuski; 12-27-2015 at 05:04 PM.
madhuski is offline  
post #12 of 41 Old 07-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Member
 
WaterBottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Great job, the overall look is very clean and classy. I especially like the window coverings and the sub hiding spot!
WaterBottle is offline  
post #13 of 41 Old 07-09-2014, 06:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Latinoheat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,251
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Liked: 646
Nice looking setup, I like the room.

Tv's- LG OLED 55EG9600 4k, Panasonic 55ST60 , Panasonic 55GT50 THX, Main Speakers - Klipsch Gallery G28's, Center Channel- Klipsch RC-52, Sub-Klipsch Sub 12, Surround - Klipsch RS-52 II, Bluray/Game - HTPC/PS3, AVR- Onkyo RC-360

http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/sh...hp?cat=2236715
Latinoheat is offline  
post #14 of 41 Old 09-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: N IL
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 2
that is one sweet set up. very well done

Vizio m801d
Oppo 103d
Paradigm studio 20's, cc 490, atom monitors, PSA XV15se
Dutch-boy is offline  
post #15 of 41 Old 09-08-2014, 05:30 AM
Member
 
MauZ aka Chico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 5
Very clean! Very nice set up!

Ever thought about moving the fronts a bit forward? It will improve the overall sound..
MauZ aka Chico is offline  
post #16 of 41 Old 10-25-2014, 01:22 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by MauZ aka Chico View Post
Very clean! Very nice set up!

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

The angle of the pics makes it look like they are closer to the wall, but there's sbout 12 inches from the port to the wall (which is what I believe Jim said they needed.)

Unfortunately moving them further from the wall puts them too much in the way of the 5yo and new puppy!

Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup
madhuski is offline  
post #17 of 41 Old 10-26-2014, 06:49 PM
Member
 
eggyhustles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Beautiful!

What entertainment stand is that?
eggyhustles is offline  
post #18 of 41 Old 10-27-2014, 07:21 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
It's from Dania furniture. It's not listed currently on their website (and wasn't a year ago either). It was prett cheap - $299 or so, if I remember correctly.

Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup
madhuski is offline  
post #19 of 41 Old 10-29-2014, 07:27 AM
Advanced Member
 
Bigham16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lewisville, TX
Posts: 735
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 106
Great looking room!! The towers are gorgeous!!



______________________
7.2.4 Home Theater Thread
Bigham16 is offline  
post #20 of 41 Old 10-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Cla55clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Westminster, Colorado (Denver metro)
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Liked: 54
That's a fantastic and comfy looking setup you've put together. Wow, that sub looks like a black mini-fridge sitting in the corner but concels nicely with the live plant. Only thing that sticks out (like sore thumb) to me is the white Wii but folks gotta get their game on right.

Question: Did you use room correction and what did it set your towers at: small or large? Also, what does a power conditioner do and at what point should I look at getting one?

Thanks for sharing pics of your space!!
Cla55clown is offline  
post #21 of 41 Old 11-04-2014, 10:09 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post
That's a fantastic and comfy looking setup you've put together. Wow, that sub looks like a black mini-fridge sitting in the corner but concels nicely with the live plant. Only thing that sticks out (like sore thumb) to me is the white Wii but folks gotta get their game on right.

Question: Did you use room correction and what did it set your towers at: small or large? Also, what does a power conditioner do and at what point should I look at getting one?

Thanks for sharing pics of your space!!
Whoops - that APC is a surge protector, not a power conditioner. My bad.

re: room correction, XT32 sets the towers to large, but I change it back to small and let the sub handle the bass duties

Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup
madhuski is offline  
post #22 of 41 Old 11-09-2014, 02:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Djoel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,675
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 485 Post(s)
Liked: 375
Sweet space, I would so good in space like this..I don't think I could find myself to leave it.


Djoel

My sacd collection Speaker: Ascend Tower RAAL, Horizon RAAL center, Tower NrT rears
*****************
*****************
Display: Samsung PN64D7000
Source: Oppo 105D, HTPC Haswell 16TB Jriver 21, Tivo Premier, Apple TV2g ,Roku 4
Power Management :Panamax M5300-PM
Djoel is offline  
post #23 of 41 Old 07-13-2015, 07:52 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
Made a bunch of changes in the past year - updated in post #1
madhuski is offline  
post #24 of 41 Old 07-13-2015, 12:53 PM
AVS Special Member
 
drewTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orange County
Posts: 2,123
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 258 Post(s)
Liked: 237
Nice setup. Cool dog as well.

LG OLED65E6 | Marantz AV8802A | Marantz MM8077 | B&W CM9 | B&W CM5 | Dual JL Audio Fathom f112 | Samsung UBD-K8500 | PS4 | PS Audio PerfectWave P3 | BDI Mirage 8227 | TEAC UD-503 | Focal Solo6 Be | Vizio P50-C1
drewTT is online now  
post #25 of 41 Old 11-10-2015, 07:45 PM
AVS Special Member
 
darthray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cold lake Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 692 Post(s)
Liked: 607
Congrats


Nice looking room


Ray
darthray is offline  
post #26 of 41 Old 11-11-2015, 04:40 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
thanks ray, I've made some more changes (new pup and new subwoofer) which I'll have to update in the first post


Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup

Last edited by madhuski; 01-10-2016 at 11:50 AM.
madhuski is offline  
post #27 of 41 Old 12-24-2015, 04:46 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
duplicate

Last edited by madhuski; 01-10-2016 at 11:49 AM.
madhuski is offline  
post #28 of 41 Old 12-30-2015, 07:02 PM
AVS Special Member
 
audioguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Not far from Atlanta - but far enough!
Posts: 5,025
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1445 Post(s)
Liked: 911
Very nice room. Well done. But the dog is my favorite part

Our Theater

Jeremiah 29:11
audioguy is offline  
post #29 of 41 Old 01-10-2016, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
madhuski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 377 Post(s)
Liked: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by audioguy View Post
Very nice room. Well done. But the dog is my favorite part

Thanks - we've always been a Mastiff & Westie family, and had the misfortune of losing both our long time friends in the same year. Winston is our new mastiff pup ("teen" now). With two young kids, may be a little longer until we adopt a westie and become a two dog house again

Salk, Anthem, Deep Sea Sounds & Mastiff dog
My Living Room Setup
madhuski is offline  
post #30 of 41 Old 02-03-2016, 07:13 AM
AVS Special Member
 
bear123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 4,608
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1467 Post(s)
Liked: 2088
How does your DSS sub compare the Submersive you had, and what prompted you to change?
zpatter1 likes this.
bear123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply What's Your System Configuration

taboola here


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off