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jMerryman: i like your cabinet, the silver and dark wood compliment each other nicely IMO.

here is my setup... just got it working this morning. right now, i'm going direct from a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD HD DVR to the Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY. I have an Onkyo TX-SR602 but can't get the component out to work for some reason. Speakers are Athen Audition Series (AS-C1, AS-F1s) with Cambridge Soundworks inwall rears. Velodyne VX10 sub. Will be buying a Yamaha DVD player this week.

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[b]jMerryman: i like your cabinet, the silver and dark wood compliment each other nicely IMO.
Thanks - I'm very happy with it. I was initially worried that the walnut would look too dark (based on photos), but it looks great in person.

I'm glad you got your panel working!
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Angrydragon,

Nice clean setup, but it seems like your center channel speaker is way too high. Does the sound travel over your head or do you hear everything fine? When I put together my system I originally was going to go on top of the plasma, but ultimately decided to go below. I see the fireplace made your situation different, but how does it sound?

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The center should be a few things:

1) not near the ceiling
2) in line with the rest of the speakers (horizontally)
3) near ear level
4) close to the screen

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P.S. more people should post their pictures as opposed to the attached photos because it's easier to click and have 100 pictures come up, than to click 100 times. Especially when the forum is slow.

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Your apartment looks EXACTLY like mine -- down to the ventilation unit...

What part of Manhattan do you live in?
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I'm also in the West 60s, but I'm further out -- on West End Avenue...the buildings in your area are really nice!
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Just got mine last week :D

Panasonic 42HD7UY
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Angrydragon,

Nice clean setup, but it seems like your center channel speaker is way too high. Does the sound travel over your head or do you hear everything fine? When I put together my system I originally was going to go on top of the plasma, but ultimately decided to go below. I see the fireplace made your situation different, but how does it sound?

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I didn't want to put it so high either, but it came down to a compromise with the misses :). It took months of nagging to get her to agree to get a PDP AND mount it over the fireplace. She stood fast on having the center channel above the display so I had to concede in that argument. Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but it is aimed towards the seating area... definitely not ideal, but I am also not an audiophile in any way. The ceiling is vaulted up to about 15 feet or so (also not sure if you can see that in the picture) so deflection hasn't been much of an issue. It sounds great to my untrained ear, but a more scrutinous HT guru would probably notice.
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You could always just phantom a center. Normally that's less desireable but it may actually be better than the center way up there. Unless of course you don't sit between the speakers.

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Here is my setup after getting the plasma wall mounted and the credenza delivered. Both components are in the credenza and include:

Panasonic S97 DVD
Yamaha RXV1500 Receiver

Speakers are Boston Acoustics VR950's, BA VR920 center, and BA 600 sub. In-wall rears are BA as well.
Motorola Cablecard in tv for cable (which I LOVE!)

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Could you make the pic a little bigger? :p
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Could you make the pic a little bigger? :p
Click on it.


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Click on it.
I was joking, it was originally HUGE :o
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I was joking, it was originally HUGE :o
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Yeah, sorry about that! Trying to get it to the right size but resizing the pic did not change how large it was on the forum. So I left the thumb so people could look if they were interested.
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Yeah, sorry about that! Trying to get it to the right size but resizing the pic did not change how large it was on the forum. So I left the thumb so people could look if they were interested.
Just givin ya a hard time ;)
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You could always just phantom a center. Normally that's less desireable but it may actually be better than the center way up there. Unless of course you don't sit between the speakers.

Seth
Seth,

What do you mean by "phantom a center"? Putting it in a different location? Not having a center channel speaker at all?

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It means not having a center and having the illusion of a center based upon the imaging of your mains. It is generally a really bad idea. I wouldn't recommend it even if you are sitting dead center between the mains. Personally I would never choose this option even if the center is not ideally located. As long as it is pointing at your viewing area you will be fine.


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I have to disagree. I would rather have two properly set up front speakers than to have a center speaker there that is way off in spatial location. Maybe it's just me but I get really annoyed when there is a sound sweep across the front channels where the sound rises up above the plane of the mains when a center is located on top of something like a RPTV. That's the primary reason why I chose to go with a flat panel solution and ultimately with my 50" Pioneer plasma. My system images awesomely without a center right now and those that are running centers are still wowed by how well my system images over theirs. It's all about proper set up and quality equipment. More doesn't always equate to better.

Unfortunately, I sometimes wish I never had bought my HTM1 center. As I am constantly thinking and planning on how to set up this system in my to be completed sound room, I keep making changes which sometimes require a center type speaker. And with other configuration changes, I end up wanting to have a single 804 to be used as my center so that all my speakers in my surround setup are all the same. Going with a center type speaker with horizontal arrayed drivers is a compromise to peformance and is never better than to have a traditionally arrayed vertical speaker.


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If your speakers are calibrated properly and your room acoustics are decent (plus your processor should be quality) having a phantom center is very difficult to distinguish from a real center. Usually people will set up their speakers for imaging for phantom first and make sure they are tilted or amed correctly, then disable phantoming and put the physical speaker in place.
For me if I have phantom or not, there is a difference, but it is real subtle.

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I guess I was generalizing a little. Yes if your room is set up right, and most/all of your seating is between the mains then a phantom center can work pretty well. But if you are talking about a system set up in a multipurpose family room where people are sitting all over the place, the room is connected to other rooms etc, then a center usually works out better. I have to admit I've never listened to a system where the center was as much higher as the one that sparked this discussion though...


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Here's mine.
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Mine is in the "Gallery"

Pio 43" HD910
Moto DCT6200 HD-STB - Adelphia
Channel Master 4228
Yamaha RXV 2300
Philips DVD963SA
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I guess I was generalizing a little. Yes if your room is set up right, and most/all of your seating is between the mains then a phantom center can work pretty well. But if you are talking about a system set up in a multipurpose family room where people are sitting all over the place, the room is connected to other rooms etc, then a center usually works out better. I have to admit I've never listened to a system where the center was as much higher as the one that sparked this discussion though...
Mine is up at the ceiling, pointing down. Sounds great. (pic in Gallery)
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I finally got my Vizio hung on a wall mount, so here's the setup:

- VIZIO P42HD PLASMA wall-mounted with an Omnimount Universal Cantilever mount (it has arm that extends to 27" and allows positioning of the plasma in any position including tilt and rotation)
- To the right of the Vizio is my 80" Novabeam curved screen
- NEC PG9200 (EXTRA) CRT PROJECTOR
- LUMAGEN VISION HDP VIDEO PROCESSOR
- DIRECTV HD TIVO (HDMI OUT - DVI IN TO THE PROCESSOR) WITH STANDARD (250 GB) OF HARD DRIVE SPACE
- DIRECTV SD TIVO (S-VIDEO TO THE PROCESSOR) WITH 240 GB OF HARD DRIVE SPACE
- TOSHIBA SD4700 PROGRESSIVE SCAN DVD PLAYER
- HTPC WITH MYHD CARD FOR OTA HD/HD RECORDING WITH 500 GB OF HARD DRIVE SPACE AND TWO DVD BURNERS
- DENON AVR3300 RECEIVER
- GE VCR

I originally built this entertainment center with a rollout cart for the electronics and it housed a 32" non-HD TV. When I decided to get the plasma as a "daytime" TV, I modified the rollout cart to re-locate the electronics, and then I built a structure under the top cabinet to support the wall mounted plasma. I still have some wiring work to do and some adjustments, but I wanted to get it done for the Super Bowl and just made it.

That's the setup.

Thanks, Ron
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Here's my Panny 42" 5UY in my (then) not quite finished theater. Its finished now, and the seating has been replaced with much nicer seating.

It is soon to be replaced with an AE700 projector and an ~85" diag 16:9 HCCV screen....the plasma just looks too small on that front wall :p

The plasma will be relocated to the master bedroom (woot!).

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Finally got my new NEC 50XR4 mounted with the new Diamond Case console to hold components, and speakers. Door panels are speaker cloth and everything fits nicely inside.
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