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post #3661 of 3690 Old 11-27-2014, 06:56 PM
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I have polk Audio LSI9's fronts with the Fortress Plus crossover mods from VR3mods, LSIC center and some kind of Polk satellite's with dual SVS subs at my main zone. I use a Pioneer VSX-1121K for HT and Parasound P5 preamplifier and A21 amplifier for 2 channel. In my small zone 2 room I have Ascend Acoustic Sierra 2's running of a 30 watt per channel class D amplifier with an older Mirage subwoofer. Going to set up another zone soon in the screened in porch based upon using a Emotiva XPA-5 amplifier I have, probably with some decent ceiling speakers and a couple of subs and center channel only. I will have a flat screen mounted above the porch fireplace. Just got a friends and family 50% off coupon from Polk so maybe I'll purchase some of their ceiling speakers.
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Forgot to mention I have some 4 ohm Polk LSI 8" round ceiling speakers with the ring radiator tweeters and 10" passive ceiling mounted sub at the boat house running off a Onkyo integrated amplifier and separate sub amp. I noticed Polk is still selling the LSI series ceiling speakers so maybe that's what I'll get for the screened in porch.
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Seem to me, no one is posting much pics since SVS changed there firmware.
I also cannot figure how to post picture from my computer since I have to use an outside source.
Too bad, the old firmware was so much easier to use and seem lots more members were posting picture of their system


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Too bad we can not have both.


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Tekton Pendragons LCR and polk LSiF/X surrounds. Media room is still a work in progress getting old acoustic panels wrapped in black and screen on order.
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Front: Klipsch RB-81 II
Center: Klipsch RC-62 II
Surround: Polk Audio RC80i 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers
Back Surround: Polk Audio RC80i 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers
Subs: (2) HSU VTF-3MK4
Mid Bass Module: HSU MBM-12

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Energy CF70 fronts
Energy CC10 center
Energy CF30 rears
Klipsch SW350 and Klipsch RW-12d subs
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Tekton Pendragons LCR and polk LSiF/X surrounds. Media room is still a work in progress getting old acoustic panels wrapped in black and screen on order.

Look good!
A narrow room, but you made it work.
Congrats.


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Swan 2.1se

I currently have Swan 2.1se's powered by a Pioneer SC1222 receiver (class D amp). I find it powers them nicely. I have to say, the Swans have a huge sound stage for their size, and I don't think I would have been any happier spending twice as much on a pair of speakers. In addition, they look fantastic (piano black). I also find the highs and mids to be detailed, hearing notes I hadn't heard before with my older speakers (Klipsch SB3). For my room size, 16' by 24' with 16' cathedral ceiling opening up to a small dining room and kitchen, they fill the room with ease. Only reason I went with the Pioneer SC1222 was because I was going to run a home theater setup with 2 subs, but I listen to music mostly. Either way, it serves the purpose. I'd HIGHLY recommend the Swan D2.1se.

I mostly listen to jazz, blues, country and rock on them.
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before and after with the new sub massive change fills up the space well got lucky and it sits about a finger gap lower than my tv , i plan on getting another one to sit on the other site
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Bowers and Wilkins CM9s and Martin Logan 1500x sub
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Definitive Technology BP 7006 main, Mythos 3 center, BP2X surround.
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Marantz 6009 AVR
Monitor Audio Silver 6 and Silver Center
Love the setup so far.
Actually went with the Bronze BX2 and Center, but took them back and got the Silvers two days later.


Found out I am going away for two months in the new year. Wife got me B&W P7's as a early XMAS present. Fantastic.
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Marantz 6009 AVR
Monitor Audio Silver 6 and Silver Center
Love the setup so far.
Actually went with the Bronze BX2 and Center, but took them back and got the Silvers two days later.


Found out I am going away for two months in the new year. Wife got me B&W P7's as a early XMAS present. Fantastic.

Nice set-up.
A little word of advice.


Move your center about 1/2 an inch forward and tilt-it up a little.
It might do wonder for your sound.


Thank you for pics.


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Thanks for the advice Ray. I will give that a go, I have some shims that I can use to tilt it up. I've been learning so much over this past week, it has been great. From crossovers to placement to tweaking the AVR and other stuff. I look foward to listening to CDs and watching Blue Rays now for the sound quality.

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Nice set-up.
A little word of advice.
Move your center about 1/2 an inch forward and tilt-it up a little.
It might do wonder for your sound.
Thank you for pics.
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Thanks for the advice Ray. I will give that a go, I have some shims that I can use to tilt it up. I've been learning so much over this past week, it has been great. From crossovers to placement to tweaking the AVR and other stuff. I look foward to listening to CDs and watching Blue Rays now for the sound quality.

You are more then Welcome.
It is important that the center stick out a little bit to remove reflection from the cabinet and the tilt up is to bring all 3 tweeters from your front stage to be aligned.


If you can not find it (I posted many time on how to do it) or not sure how to do it.
Either reply by quoting me or PM me and I will more than glad to help you when time permit.


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11.2 Home Theater: Speakers:
Front Main-Mirage OMD-28's (Rosewood)
Center-Mirage OMD-C2 (Rosewood)
Front High-Mirage OMD-5's (Rosewood)
Front Wide-Mirage OMD-5's (Rosewood)
Side & Rear Surrounds-Mirage OMD-5's (Rosewood)
Subwoofers (2) Mirage Omni S10's
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Very happy owner B&W 600 series, 683, 585, HTM2 and Pioneer Elite SC-55 receiver
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I have a Bose 301 Series IV as my center channel currently. I believe this is the worst of the 5 speakers I am using even though it's pretty good alone.

FR/FL using a pair of Hitachi HS-430 speakers.
SR/SL using a pair of Pioneer CS-R5100 speakers.

For the SW I am using that 10" woofer that came with the Logitech Z-5500 that I've had for about a decade now (it's been a long time!) and it still provides enough bass for me to enjoy.

I have a Sony receiver, not the best, but does what I need and has a lot of options.

I've attached a screenshot of my sloppy setup viewing from the couch.

Also, if anyone knows anything about these two Hitachi HS-430 speakers I have I would love to hear about them. Reviews and whatnot. For some reason, these are incredibly difficult to find any information about online. I know they're quite old, but they're in mint condition and sound incredible to me.
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Arcam AVR300 with Parasound Halo. Zu Audio Omen Defs with Omen Center. Seaton Submersive HP, Oppo BD103d, kef q70 surrounds. Sounds really detailed for HT! Surprised Zu doesn't get more love here. I like them about as well as the Vandersteen 2ce sigs but much easier load to drive. When I'm serious about 2 channel listing I plug into the 1973 Marantz 2230 and they are pure magic!
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I have a Bose 301 Series IV as my center channel currently. I believe this is the worst of the 5 speakers I am using even though it's pretty good alone.

FR/FL using a pair of Hitachi HS-430 speakers.
SR/SL using a pair of Pioneer CS-R5100 speakers.

For the SW I am using that 10" woofer that came with the Logitech Z-5500 that I've had for about a decade now (it's been a long time!) and it still provides enough bass for me to enjoy.

I have a Sony receiver, not the best, but does what I need and has a lot of options.

I've attached a screenshot of my sloppy setup viewing from the couch.

Also, if anyone knows anything about these two Hitachi HS-430 speakers I have I would love to hear about them. Reviews and whatnot. For some reason, these are incredibly difficult to find any information about online. I know they're quite old, but they're in mint condition and sound incredible to me.

If I was you.


I would ditch the BOSE 301 as a center.
Point aside from my hate for BOSE products, if you have a second 301, you could use them for surronds they might work well for your situation.


Not for center duty since they rely on direct/reflecting due to the way they are built (2 tweeter facing at opposite direction).
You would better serve by using your 2 main and center set to phantom as no center, your main will split the duty and will make a better job than the 301 due to the way it was engineer to use reflection of the walls.


Don't take it the wrong way, just trying to help-out


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My current setup are Infinity IL10x2(left one is damaged) paired to a Yamaha RX-A740BL connected to my PC via S/PDIF.

I tried the Energy RC-10, but the sound just wasn't clear enough for me. Now I'm waiting for a pair of SVS Ultra Bookshelfs to come in. Went with the real Oak veneer since I am only renting a room right now while I finish school. The piano black option would have just been begging to get scratched up! Also, I plan to use the port plugs with the SVS speakers since they are going to be so close to the wall. I'm also looking for a small sub to pair with them if anyone has a good recommendation.

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HT was (old house): Front = 2 x Polk Monitor (in bookcases) & Klipsch KV-2 center. Each channel had it's own Radio Shack 12" passive sub. Rear = 2 x Polk Monitor (on wall) and one 12" passive sub. Driven by a Yamaha RX-V480. (~20 years ago!)


HT now (new house): Front = 3 x Infinity P363 (floor). 12" Polk PSW-505 (Mostly off!) powered sub. Rear = 2 x Infinity P363 (floor). Driven by an Onkyo TX-SR505.


My home office music stereo: 2 x Infinity P163 on foam in bookcases driven by Onkyo TX-8020 2 ch rcvr & C7030 CD player.


My wife's (Early Christmas present!) home office music stereo: 2 x Infinity P363 (floor) fed by Sony STRHD130 2 ch rcvr & Sony CD changer.


My short wave receivers drive their own Infinity P143 speakers on a shelf. Also, a JBL LSR305 5" powered studio monitor, most of the time used with a Lowe HF-225 on 10 kHz bw and synchronous AM detection for hifi short wave reception (Radio Australia just signed off!).


Finally, my old Polk Monitors and the Yamaha RV-V480 with the old cranky Yamaha DVD player for CDs have been recycled in my sole upstairs room - a designed/wired media room turned model train room.


I really like Infinity speakers... and I don't get rid of much!
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Evening.

My current setup........

Kef Q900 front left and right
Kef Q600c in the middle
Monitor Audio BX2 rear left and right

Powered by a Pioneer VSX-LX52 with a BDP-LX52 blu-ray player. All housed in a BDI Mirage AV cabinet.

To be honest , some of the setup may be a bit on the large side for my space but hell ....... it does sound good and the wife doesnt mind. The BX2's will be getting replaced , probably with kef Q100 or 300's and am also waiting to add a sub. Cant decide between the Kef Q400b, REL T9 or the new model from SVS. Cant recall the model number right now , just know its around £600......got some saving to do.

Luckily the Q900's dish up LOADS of bass
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Computer setup is JBL 305 monitors,

Tv room setup:
Kef 3005 5 speaker set
Yamaha 665 AV
SVS pb 12+
klipsch 12" ported sub
dual 10" p1000 Cambridge SW
70" sharp

Theater
120" screen
Denon X4000
12 ported 18" HT18s
Klipsch Rc64II, Rf-82II,Rb-61,RS-3II
2 xInuke6000dsp
2x inuke 3000dsp
2 x crown x1000
ps4
HTPC (soon, all paid for getting built now)

(old pic)

Office
37" vizio
HK receiver
Cambridge soundworks 300 seriers 5.0 set
xbox360

bedroom
55" sharp
vizio sound bar !
ps3 for movies
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Computer setup is JBL 305 monitors,

Tv room setup:
Kef 3005 5 speaker set
Yamaha 665 AV
SVS pb 12+
klipsch 12" ported sub
dual 10" p1000 Cambridge SW
70" sharp

Theater
120" screen
Denon X4000
12 ported 18" HT18s
Klipsch Rc64II, Rf-82II,Rb-61,RS-3II
2 xInuke6000dsp
2x inuke 3000dsp
2 x crown x1000
ps4
HTPC (soon, all paid for getting built now)

(old pic)

Office
37" vizio
HK receiver
Cambridge soundworks 300 seriers 5.0 set
xbox360

bedroom
55" sharp
vizio sound bar !
ps3 for movies

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Mainly listen to 2 channel but will occasionally play a Blu-Ray movies.

My speakers:

2 Sonus faber Liuto Towers
2 Sonus faber Liuto Stand-Mounts
1 Sonus faber Smart Center Channel
1 Rel T2 Subwoofer

Equipment:

Classe Pre-Pro, Krell KAV-500 3 Channel Amp, Oppo 95, Roku Streaming Stick, Primare SPA21 Integrated Amp, Cary Audio 306/200CD, Bel Canto Dac3, Schitt Lyr headphone amp, Hifiman HE-500 Cans, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60 Panel, Sonus faber Luito floorstanders, Sonus faber Luito monitors, Sonus faber Smart CC, REL T2 sub

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