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Heh, yeah, I noticed. Does avs just not allow links to google photos or what?

Do I see from your profile image that you mounted one of your projectors backwards pointing at a mirror to get more throw distance? That's a pretty sweet idea...
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Heh, yeah, I noticed. Does avs just not allow links to google photos or what?

Do I see from your profile image that you mounted one of your projectors backwards pointing at a mirror to get more throw distance? That's a pretty sweet idea...
Yes, my room is only 10' deep (and 12.5' wide not counting the entrance/equipment closet on the left wall) so I use a quality first surface mirror to extend the throw distance.
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Yes, my room is only 10' deep (and 12.5' wide not counting the entrance/equipment closet on the left wall) so I use a quality first surface mirror to extend the throw distance.
Interesting that you also are using your wide wall for the screen wall. Seems most people use the narrow wall for the screen wall. I thought about using my room the more traditional way as well, but mounting the screen over the window seemed like it was going to be a real PIA, and I don't think the extra 3 feet was enough to allow me to do two rows of seating anyways, so I did it the unconventional way as well!
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Welcome hakman. It looks like a you'll have a beautiful set up soon enough.

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Just stopped in to say Hello.

Figured I would post in this section. Looks like I will be moving to the Portland area in about 6 months after being away from the PNW for 5 years and Oregon for 10 years. Maybe can meet up with some other home theater enthusiasts sometime once I am in the area. Hopefully won't be without a home theater for too long with the move and all
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Just stopped in to say Hello.

Figured I would post in this section. Looks like I will be moving to the Portland area in about 6 months after being away from the PNW for 5 years and Oregon for 10 years. Maybe can meet up with some other home theater enthusiasts sometime once I am in the area. Hopefully won't be without a home theater for too long with the move and all
Welcome back, its a quiet crowd here but may be we (Portland enthusiasts) can organize a GTG or two some time late this fall.
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Welcome back, its a quiet crowd here but may be we (Portland enthusiasts) can organize a GTG or two some time late this fall.
Thanks.

I probably won't be out there until February sometime so, I will probably miss the fall ones if you do some. When I am out there I would totally be game to go to one or even host one sometime after I get a theater setup at my next place.
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Wow Almost forgot I belonged to this group.
I coworker who was seeking advice from me sparked my interest again, I haven't really done much or upgraded anything the SP4805 is on life support after the framing mirror fell apart and 10 attempts to fix it, I finally fixed only it now has an external power supply to run the fans.
My KLH 12" sub's amp broke a while back so I swapped in a little 8" under the computer desk My coworker was asking about subs which I helped him select the model he was looking at and I ended up getting a new 12" for the Computer room I settled on a Jamo J12-DA while he chose the Polk PSW505.
This is way more subwoofer than my old KLH it's pretty much way more than my little room can handle
So after doing that I thought i should update my Yamaha plain jane pc speakers, I had a hard time deciding on if I should get a budget A/V receiver or Buy a pair of Kantos Powered studio monitors.
I finalized my decision and settled on a Sony STR-DH555 as it offered the most connectivity in its price class.
This had decent reviews and I had thought after my last Sony AV receiver issues i'd never buy another sony. That particular one was sony's very first Prologic receiver back when they didn't believe in having equal power for all channels, and I kept blowing the amp ic's i think it was in the shop more than in my system.
well my new desktop speakers are the very ones I was using for center channel speakers on the first receiver so actually they aren't very new but sound ok for now they are radio shack Minimus 55's I tend to hang onto stuff.
Now I'm just working on connectivity as I want to run my Gaming tower through the Sony along with the PS4 and PS3 and the 39" tv/monitor is currently connected via Toslink my desk space is rather sparse.
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Hi to all of the Home Theater enthusiasts in the Portland/Vancouver area. I'm a newer member of AVS and just found out that this thread exists. As you can tell from my profile, I live in Sherwood and just recently put my home theater together. In fact I am still making some adjustments to my system that should keep me up to date for the immediate future.

I look forward to learning and sharing with the group.

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Hi to all of the Home Theater enthusiasts in the Portland/Vancouver area. I'm a newer member of AVS and just found out that this thread exists. As you can tell from my profile, I live in Sherwood and just recently put my home theater together. In fact I am still making some adjustments to my system that should keep me up to date for the immediate future.

I look forward to learning and sharing with the group.
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Hi all,

I'm wanting to demo some speakers. I'm looking to spend about $1500 for a 5.1 setup (speakers and sub). Any suggestions of stores in the Portland area to do that at?

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I'm wanting to demo some speakers. I'm looking to spend about $1500 for a 5.1 setup (speakers and sub). Any suggestions of stores in the Portland area to do that at?

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This is a great question.

Most of the places like BestBuy/Magnolia, Fry's, are less than impressive demo environments and may not represent what you would hear in your home.

I am curious what the state of Portland's audio market is as well since I have not looked for a long time.

Not that I would buy. I make my own speakers. But sometimes it's nice to hear the commercial stuff to see what's out there.
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The only place I have been to so far is Chelsea Audio. They carry mainly B&W and Goldenear. Other places Echo Audio, Freds Sound of Music, Pearl Audio Video, Cedar Mill HT to name a few. Probably also depends on if you are looking for a certain brand name to listen to.

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The only place I have been to so far is Chelsea Audio. They carry mainly B&W and Goldenear. Other places Echo Audio, Freds Sound of Music, Pearl Audio Video, Cedar Mill HT to name a few. Probably also depends on if you are looking for a certain brand name to listen to.
Aperion Audio might be a good place to check out as well. I believe they provide a solid demo experience.
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The only place I have been to so far is Chelsea Audio. They carry mainly B&W and Goldenear. Other places Echo Audio, Freds Sound of Music, Pearl Audio Video, Cedar Mill HT to name a few. Probably also depends on if you are looking for a certain brand name to listen to.
You might want to drive out to Newberg to Lewis Audio Video. They're right on the east side of Hwy 99. I was in there the other day and was very impressed with their store and selection of brands.

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Hi to all of the Home Theater enthusiasts in the Portland/Vancouver area. I'm a newer member of AVS and just found out that this thread exists. As you can tell from my profile, I live in Sherwood and just recently put my home theater together. In fact I am still making some adjustments to my system that should keep me up to date for the immediate future.

I look forward to learning and sharing with the group.
Welcome Duckbacker! I just finished getting my screen up this year and I'll be looking at getting some audio equipment setup next year. I was interested in your Ceiling Atmos Speakers. Did you install them yourself? How do you like them? I'd like to install some discrete Atoms ceiling speakers in a year or two.
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Hi to all of the Home Theater enthusiasts in the Portland/Vancouver area. I'm a newer member of AVS and just found out that this thread exists. As you can tell from my profile, I live in Sherwood and just recently put my home theater together. In fact I am still making some adjustments to my system that should keep me up to date for the immediate future.

I look forward to learning and sharing with the group.
Welcome! It looks like you have an impressive system. How are you liking your RSL ceiling speakers? I installed Aprion in-ceiling speakers for Atmos, and they sound great in the system.

As for Aperion's demo room, they moved locations a year or two ago and their new space isn't nearly as impressive for demoing as their old. Just one demo setup, and I don't think they had 5.1 available. Their Verus Grand towers, while not having a whole lot of oomph down low, imaged extremely precisely. But it's enjoyable to go there nonetheless; no real pressure to buy anything, so that puts them above most of the audio retailers I've seen.
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Welcome Duckbacker! I just finished getting my screen up this year and I'll be looking at getting some audio equipment setup next year. I was interested in your Ceiling Atmos Speakers. Did you install them yourself? How do you like them? I'd like to install some discrete Atoms ceiling speakers in a year or two.
Thank you for the warm welcome. I did not initially cut the holes or run the wiring but I did expand the holes for the wider RSL speakers. I formerly had 8" Definitive Technology DI8R speakers as I used as Atmos. If I had to swear which speaker was which in a blind test, I couldn't. I would like to think that it was the entire system as a whole that blends together to make an immersive sound field.

I paid more for the DI8R speakers so that in itself makes the RSLs a fantastic bargain.

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Welcome! It looks like you have an impressive system. How are you liking your RSL ceiling speakers? I installed Aprion in-ceiling speakers for Atmos, and they sound great in the system.
Thank you. As I mentioned in my previous post, I like them very much especially at their low cost and great customer service you can expect from Howard and Joe at RSL. I have such a small space, less than 1600 cubic feet, that I am entirely surrounded with sound. It is an enclosed, dedicated room however.

I have a ISF calibrator coming out on Friday to help me balance everything out.

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I have a ISF calibrator coming out on Friday to help me balance everything out.
How did that go? All dialed in?

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How did that go? All dialed in?
It wasn't as exhaustive as I had thought it would be. The settings I had from another AVS member were used as a stepping off point. The biggest change was that my green levels were over saturated and he dialed those into place. Other than that I could have lived without it.

On the audio side, pretty much all he did was verify that my subs were in the proper location.

Unless I had it done though I would have always wondered if I was getting the best out of my system.

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