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Ya thats really nice I would like that in my living room.. Eh i need something for the theater room
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Thanks, bought the couch here
http://www.lafurniturestore.com/living-room/modern-sofa.html

wow that is an awesome couch, thanks for the link smile.gif

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Thanks, bought the couch here
http://www.lafurniturestore.com/living-room/modern-sofa.html

Bryan, I am interested in the couch as well. It almost looks too good to be legit for the price. I did research the company a bit, and there seems to be some very negative reviews out there: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/LA_Furniture_Store

What has been your experience with LA furniture and with the quality of the furniture?

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Spidermon

We only dealt with this company only once, before we bought the couch we went to the store in LA to check out the firmness and quality of the couch but that time there's no room display of the model we liked, the sales person told us the firmness and let us sit in their other model with the same firmness, me and wife love it. Then we drove back (we live in Central CA 3 hrs drive to LA) my wife called and place an order, they told us that the couch will be shipped within 3 weeks and the shipping company will call and scheduled the delivery. We chose the curb side delivery because its free biggrin.gif. There were two delivery guys and i asked them if they can dropped it inside our house and they agreed and just gave them a tip. The quality of the furniture is good, it came 4 huge boxes, couch was wrapped with styros and fabrics. We received the couch brand new and no damage. Couch is now 7 months old and so far the quality is still good. I just saw the review, maybe we just got lucky that time and received the item in good condition.

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yeah I agree I really like that couch, what brand/design couch is that?

im a little new here too, but isnt this a tad bit off topic? hahaha, im just kidding man.
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Off topic stuff has never bothered me. Man, I can't believe how BAD those reviews are for that company!! eek.gif
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yea, i was just kidding about the off topic stuff
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im a little new here too, but isnt this a tad bit off topic? hahaha, im just kidding man.

well if you cant beat them join them lol

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7.1 movies are nice, but few and far between unfortunately.
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Yeah Im looking forward to the day that Dolby ATMOS becomes the standard smile.gif

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i've been running 7.1 ofr about 7 years now and it is awesome to experience. i've since moved my rear speakers to the front stage as heights using my pioneer eliet vsx50 avr. great great sound sometimes i have to turn the heights on when i'm watching blurays i only use them for blurays becasue i find that using heights for dvds drown out the main froint speakers for some reason. i'm guessing it's due to studio processing. i also noticed that when watching a dts hd master 7.1 movie the heights automatically come one. but when i watch a dolby true hd 7.1 bluray i have to turn on the heights myself. overall i'm very very impressed with the sound. when i get my house next year i'll probabbly try wides.
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My room is too small to really see the benefit I think but the surround is great. Wired the room for 7.1 discrete although its running 10.2 down to 7.1 mix when applicable.

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My movie area is about 16' x 25'.
Upgraded my 5.1 to 7.1 setup. The surround is more enveloping now. The spinning stars of Paramount intro for Transformers3 is amazing. biggrin.gif
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I had my family room remodeled last year and went with a 7.1 set-up. I didn't do rear surrounds because the seats are so close to the rear walls so I went with front wide speakers on the ceiling. House is for sale so I will likely be loosing this set-up soon but the good news is the basement of the new house is huge and so likely will be where I will build my next set-up.




























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Thats a nice setup you got I like it
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7.1 movies are nice, but few and far between unfortunately.


What type of speaker mounts are those? I would like to get something similar to get my rears off of the ground.

I am currently a 5.1 setup with edesign speakers (towers (a6.t), a6-mtm center, and bookshelf rears). I am tempted to go with the front wide setup as I think my room would benefit more from that than rear surrounds and my couch is too close to the wall where it would not benefit it much.
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I've always had a 7.1 or 7.2 from the beginning so I don't have any 5.1 experience however, I've experimented with three different set up; heights, wides and rears.

I've come to really appreciate the wides over the other two options. The increase in sound quality in both content and width of stage is pretty dramatic.

When I eventually upgrade my receiver it will be able to accommodate a 9.2 and I'll add heights to my wides.

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Hi guys,

I've ran traditional 7.1 in two spaces prior to moving into my new place. I had my new place pre-wired for 9.4, but I don't plan on adding the height locations any time soon. I'm currently running 5.1 or 5.4/quad subs however you want to call it. I've used bipolar SL & SR and monopoles SBL & SBR at my previous places just because I had the equipment even though I really struggled to hear the difference. I decided to give a listen before committing to cutting into the wall and adding the wall jacks for SBL & SBR speakers. I listened to the beginning Transformers Dark Side of the Moon with subs off and my eye's closed and I gotta say the difference (5.1 vs 7.1) for me in my space really is too faint to justify mounting the additional speakers.

Anyone have and other scenes on any bluray they use to judge surround channels by?
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I just upgraded from a 5.1 PSB Image Series setup to a 7.1 BIC Acoustech System with a SVS PB12-NSD set up. Love the BIC setup. Just watched Avengers tonight which the Blu-ray has true HD 7.1 format and you can really hear the difference. Awesome!! Here are some pics.









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Heya,

I went from 5.1 to 7.2 and it really was what I was looking for. I played around with 9.2 and had to really figure out what was going on, but realized I wasn't really benefiting those extra channels. I found the biggest thing for me was to add side surrounds. Front heights didn't add much to my experience, at least not as noticeable as the side surrounds. Going to two subs really helped with landing impact and filling every corner, and I'm just a sucker for symmetry a bit. I run my side surrounds hot compared to the mains, and my center a little hot too. I run my rears hotter than the rest because I find that during playback of films, it's very different compared to doing channel settings with test tones and the setup on the AVR. I run them quite hotter than the rest (the rears). Running hot surrounds & rears, I felt it was the biggest addition to making films feel like you were really in them and that the dramatic shifting of effects over channels was a lot more noticeable and fun. Things that went off to the left or right really went that way instead of just sort of hinting at it with a 5.1. I just watched Battleship on it and things flying around and explosions that moved were very dramatic in the sense that they were flying left and right and behind me, very noticeable, not just subtle, which made it a lot more fun. It was less dramatic in the 5.1 setup. I tried surrounds in the rear, but found that simply running my rears hotter did the same thing essentially since there's so little information that goes to the rear anyways in most films. Front heights didn't add much for me, at least that was really noticeable. Side surrounds though added a big immersion feeling and really made left and right a lot more dramatic which is a lot more fun. Going 7.2 was definitely a good thing. I don't regret any of it a bit. I don't however see myself needing more than that. I tried some extra channels and just felt like for my room size, and current media, just didn't have much benefit.

Hard enough as it is to fit things into a cramped condo as it is. Can't wait to build the house so I can get a projector and screen and some proper seats like some of you guys; I'm quite envious of the gorgeous setups posted so far!









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My experience with 7.1 in the movie Real Steel....crowds cheering is more enveloping. With 5.1, I got a sense of empty space without sound behind me.
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my setup isn't nearly as cool as most of your guys', but here are a couple pics

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^^What speakers are you using for surrounds?
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What type of speaker mounts are those? I would like to get something similar to get my rears off of the ground.
I am currently a 5.1 setup with edesign speakers (towers (a6.t), a6-mtm center, and bookshelf rears). I am tempted to go with the front wide setup as I think my room would benefit more from that than rear surrounds and my couch is too close to the wall where it would not benefit it much.

I built the mounts. I cut the plate out of flat bar and welded a black pipe 90 elbow to it. the rest is just a pipe flange mount and a pipe cut and threaded to length.
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Fast forward a few weeks and now I'm used to having 7.1. so now I'm thinking about adding height channels. The addiction to upgrading never ends. smile.gif

Thanks for all the pictures and impressions of 7.1 vs. 5.1 guys.
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I wont go back to 5.1 !! I really notice a Huge Difference with the Added Surround Back Rears . I Actually got 9 Speakers set up.. The Front heights aint all that ,As I noticed I cant play all 9 at once,,it either the surround Backs or front heights.. 9 channel only works with Dsx encoded with 7 channel Movies Like " Thor, Battleship, And Avengers" biggrin.gif Sound Awesome. Avengers is probably one of the Best Soundtracks to Test your 7.1!! cool.gif It has everything in it!! I really am hooked on the 7.1.. Loooking forward to9.1 Soundtracks, I heard Expendables is 9.1 eek.gif Also the Preamp Processing Dolby EX enhancer turns 5.1 to 7 works great too, that's all I use now smile.gif

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Okay so here is my new setup, its 7.1 and yeah I dont have the budget that a lot of the people here have but it suits me ^_^


I know I know I still need to clean up the cables below the desk >.<<br />

Top 40" LED LCD TV, Below left 23" LED LCD set to Portrait, to the right of that a Doublesight 30" IPS LCD Display, G15 Keyboard and G9 mouse, Onkyo AVR, Thermaltake Media Center PC case housing my HTPC and Gaming rig.


My oh so large Ultra Violet Milla Jovovich poster, love her ^_^


Last my autograph wall of Actors and Actresses I met in person, as well as a communicator headset from Fire Fly and the pistols Johnny Depp used in PotC. Oh and my remote controlled Dalec. ^_^

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