I posted earlier and got a lot of feed back. With it I have come up with a few ideas and wanted to see what you think.
I have a new edited layout that looks like a 2nd graders homework in good old Microsoft paint edit but should make sense. Along with more photos of the room to get a better idea. of angles and for people who never saw my first thread discussing some of this.. My Wife is away for a week and I have everyday free to do the work. She isn't a fan of having the drywall ripped off the walls. and Chop/Table saws out to build the storage.. Running cables through walls from front all the way in back , attempting to install a large ceiling fan up there .... which unfortunately involves cutting a lot of drywall out and replacing after/ I want to put in some type of built it storage cabinets too , shelves and possibly some type of background Whether I keep the TV where it is or move it to the front wall where the grey painting is now.
The layout attached is what I THINK I want to do right but I'm sure there will be some feedback here that will switch it around.
Current list of everything I have in the setup already
Monster HDP 1800 High Definition Power Center
Pioneer Elite VSX-53 Plugged into 1 of 2 "Isolated High Current Audio Filter" on Monster PC
Klipsch Quintet SL 5 Speaker set I am updating now
Sony SAWM-40 SUBWOOFER Plugged into 2 of 2 "Isolated High Current Audio Filter" on Monster PC
Samsung 65 inch UN65EH6000 TV
Samsung Blu Ray (Elite has QDeo Marvell graphics card)
Time Warner Samsung's DVR SET.
LAN connected to all
Bose v25 ( a month old and replaced by the VSX 53) Sell at loss now.
I think I can use the pre outs on the 53 and plus those into the other pioneer and get extra surrounds run. Anyone know if that's possible. "
I'm trying to go up to 7.2 or 9.2 and trying to integrate the Quintets wherever possible into the new setup ,so they're not wasted. I realize some will the end up in the closet but the front are 3 surround worthy
The LCR Needed a significant upgrade to accommodate the large living room in my new house that I never had before. I haven't decided 100% on anything but I saw and heard a set of Polk LSi 25 Ebony towers and liked them a lot. 2 mids , a tweeter and 10 inch subwoofer built into each tower. If I go with those I would be accomplishing the feedback in my other thread that I need larger drivers period.
SOOOOOO on to the business at hand. :-}
Question #1:(See Photos) What you all think about the TV mounted where it is or move to the right. look at the layout diagram and where I sit as symmetry It would have to be mounted on the left side of that wall if I do move it making it look off center. Ill have to balance it by making the right side built in storage. One section will be glass with AV Equipment, . I was almost certain I had move the TV to be happy with AV Symmetry and the right sounds but the more I looked it over on the TV placement it seemed perfect to install everything and leave the TV where it is. with all the obstacles being considered , sliding door... difficult left wall for surround placement... and the wall behind me being 2x what the viewing distance which is a no-no from what I understand.
Question #2: Is what you all think about surrounds . (any speaker but LCR) .I would appreciate it if we kept the Feedback here to the design for now and logistics rather than specific brands /models .The optimal positioning ... direction of each speaker.... types of speakers ... and things like height of some of the hard speakers all generally apply the same to any set unless I Get nutty with speakers.
Happy to listen to suggestions of an exact model if you think it's something unique that I'm not going to come across in normal reading and trying to put the whole thing together. The reason I ask that is because I'VE NOT DECIDED YET which direction I want to go with this.
A.)The more affordable .Have in here tonight, local pickup ,entry level stuff likely Klipsch to match but bigger mids and another 12 inch sub..Still ,wired in 7.2 or 9.2 in the walls with the wall plates . See how I like it and go from here. little effort or time needed on my part. Walk in , pick the starter reference series and walk out. Done.
B.) Higher end equipment route. Researching everything so I understand the "Synergy" of the whole system and the effects of each component(OCD thing I am working on.) then spending roughly $1000 on each F C L,($3000 for front stage) and $1000-2000 on a pair or 2 pairs of surrounds and a second subwoofer.(Would this need to match the one I have now or could I have
When people comments " try X Y and Z. I love and swear by them" or "don't buy this or that" I just end up putting it in Google, reading , and often end up second guessing whatever
If the Bose lifestyle V25 I bought last month but un-installed it shortly after . Throwing in 7 extra stands . I can throw that into the budget and go even higher. If it takes a little time I can add it a component.
Please keep in mind the photos were taken over the course of the last 9 months so you'll notice a table or mirror or painting is in one place in one shot and moved later. My first purchase so things went back and forth
My Future Placement
My First photos when I toured the house 6 mo ago
2 Before we bought it
3 Before also
6 Most recent
This is the wall the TV would be moved to. That Rack is setup as a 1 day temporary thing. Not that sloppy.
10 half messy
12 tv to ceiling