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post #61 of 83 Old 05-16-2007, 01:24 AM
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I bet a system like that is about as close to being "there" as they come. My mind reels when I consider how much time and money was spent on that set up - it's amazing! I bet when you put in a movie like "Starvation In Africa" you really feel hungry.
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post #62 of 83 Old 06-03-2007, 07:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Update.

I just sold my Pioneer Elite BDP-HD1 Blu-ray player and got the Samsung BD-P1200 and a PS3 to replace it.
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Nice setup! Your equipment list is a great place to look to get good ideas on good equipment (aside: I also have the D2 and Paradigm Signature speakers)!!

I was actually looking for a good 20 Amp surge protector last week. 20 Amp surge protectors are hard to find. After reading your equipment list, I saw that you had a Panamax MAX 4400-20A. I ordered it last week and just installed it in my home theater. I have 2 Rotel RMB-1095 amps connected to it. Each Rotel amp has a maximum draw of 1200 amps, so I can plug both of them into the same Panamax (unlike your amps which have a lot higher power requirement, and require one Panamax per amp!!).

I only have one dedicated 20Amp circuit in the front of my room (I have a 2nd dedicated 20Amp in the rear of the room for my projector and sub).
The dedicated 20Amp circuit in the front of the room feeds 2 outlets in a PS Audio power port (http://www.psaudio.com/products/powerport.asp). For some reason, if I plug the Panamax 4400 (which feeds the 2 amps) into one plug, and I plug in all the other equipment in the front of the room into the second adjacent plug (in the exact same PS Audio Power Port), I get a ground loop hum (aside: my D2 is connected to my amps via balanced lines and a 12 volt trigger). I thought the fact that the 2 plugs are in the same PS Audio Power Port will prevent a ground loop hum, but it doesn't. If I plug everything (except the sub and projector in the rear of the room) in the exact same plug using a power strip, I don't get a ground loop.

So, as a workaround, I will plug everything in the front of the room (except the sub and projector, which are in the rear) to the same plug using the PS Audio Juice Bar (http://www.psaudio.com/products/juicebar.asp). However, this Juice Bar power strip might only be 15Amps (I sent email to their tech support to verify), despite the fact that it has 20amp outlets. If so, I need a good 20Amp power strip. I don't need a surge protector, just a power strip, which will feed my Panamax and APC units.

Question - are you aware of any good 20amp power strips? I have a PS Audio Juice Bar, which comes with 20amp outlets, but after reading their web site, it seems it's only rated for 15amps. I'm thinking of maybe getting the APC AP9563 (http://www.apcc.com/resource/include...ase_sku=AP9563). Anyone else have any other recommendations for a 20 amp power strip?

Finally, I see that you have an AEMC CA813 Light-Meter. What do you use this for?

Thanks!
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randman.

There is a ground screw/nut on the Panamax. You have to link all your power strips together using those screws. You can use a speaker wire for example. Really easy to do.
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There is a ground screw/nut on the Panamax. You have to link all your power strips together using those screws. You can use a speaker wire for example. Really easy to do.

Levesque - Really?? I have 4 power devices: 2 APC H15 surge protectors, 1 APC Smart-UPS SUA750RM2U UPS, and 1 Panamax 4400 (not counting the Monster HTUPS 500 UPS for my projector in another part of the room). These 4 devices all have a ground lug. All I need to do is wire their ground lugs together in a serial fashion??

The Panamax 4400 manual says that the ground lug "provides a common grounding point for equipment with separate ground." However, the APC manuals say that the grounding lug is "for grounding the device to an external Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS) device." I don't know what a TVSS is. Do I need to do that, or do I just wire the 4 devices' ground lugs serially?

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post #66 of 83 Old 07-16-2007, 09:16 PM
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Levesque very nice only wish I could build a ht half as good as yours trying to learn from you and the others on this forum
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how close is the closest listener to the side surorund speakers? have you had any problems with the listener being to close to the side surround speaker so that it is too loud for that person or the sound is too localized to the speaker itself, or in any way annoying? the reason i ask is that i have a fairly narrow room so that my seats will only be about 3 feet from the side column with the speaker (so the closest listener will be about 3 feet away) and i am worried about that being too close to the speaker. it seems liek you have some similar distances, at least from the pictures, i could be wrong. thanks for the help.
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Ok,
I think I'll just pull my junk off of this site now!

Speakers:
Paradigm Signature S8 (2X)
Paradigm Signature C5
Paradigm Signature S2 (4X)

Man you have the speakers I've been wanting.. But I just can see dropping the $$$$ just yet.

WoW!!!
Anthem Statement D2

Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Top Notch!

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post #69 of 83 Old 08-11-2008, 04:39 PM - Thread Starter
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The kid's HT was updated:

Pioneer Elite Kuro Pro-111FD (9G...)
Pioneer VSX-1018
Paradigm: Studio-20, CC-290, Atom x4, Ultracube 12
Toshiba HD-XA2(HD DVD)
PS3 40 GB (Blu-ray)
Star Choice 530
Plasma furniture: Meubles Laurier Opra Serie
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post #70 of 83 Old 09-05-2008, 02:27 PM
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Very Nice. Studio 20 in Kid's HT room and Atoms relegated to surrounds...I feel so ashamed of my system.
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HTPC upgrade.

New Intel Core i7 920 OC at 4.0
Asus P6T Deluxe X58
6X2GB = 12GB Corsair DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 Triple channel memory
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What do you have to say about the pio 1018??
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How do you like the Paradigm subwoofers? I have Paradigm all around but my sub is a DefTech Pro 250.. nice setup ..

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the Kids have a pioneer elite kuro .... really???

Got Plasma?!?! Crush the LCD propaganda!!

current system setup
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What do you have to say about the pio 1018??

I really like it. Working flawlessly with my PX3, Toshiba HD-XA2 and my Star Choice DSR-530. And compared to Onkyo's receivers, the Pio stays REALLY cool, even after hours of heavy work. Since I'm using it in a closed cabinet behind a glass, it's impressive.
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How do you like the Paradigm subwoofers? I have Paradigm all around but my sub is a DefTech Pro 250.. nice setup ..

It's not a Paradigm Servo... but for the price, it's doing a great job. Clean, tight bass.
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the Kids have a pioneer elite kuro .... really???

Yes. Don't they deserve the best?

Honestly, the wife is also listening to her soaps on the Kuro.
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This deserves a bump.
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I'm loving your system Levisque. Especially that stand you have your Pio Elite on, just breathtaking. All the best and enjoy.
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Very nice indeed. Hopefully you can post updated results of your setup
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Yes. Don't they deserve the best?

Honestly, the wife is also listening to her soaps on the Kuro.

If by "deserve the best" you mean giving you a chance to buy something like that and get away with it then yes.
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Love the whole room, i bet once you sit in one of those seats you don't want to get up.
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Love the fact that we have someone who is praising Anthem amps instead of bashing them calling them cold sounding. Nice system brother.
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