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post #4471 of 4663 Old 02-12-2016, 07:57 AM
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Jbl ls 80
Jbl lsr 308 Studio Monitors
Svs SB 13 ULTRA (x2)
Klipsch RP-280F
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Panasonic VT 60 -----------------Space 120" Sound-Transparent Screen.
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Here is my new setup kef C6 center C3 L/R on diy speaker stands C1 surrounds. Still using the jbl sp-150 want to get either an svs or velodyne sub, after i sell my old speaker set.

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Front - BIC DV64 Towers
Center - BIC DV62CLR-S
Surrounds - BIC D62-3LCR
Subwoofer - BIC F12 (x2)
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Front - BIC DV64 Towers
Center - BIC DV62CLR-S
Surrounds - BIC D62-3LCR
Subwoofer - BIC F12 (x2)
I had one of those DV62CLR-S center speakers for a time, until I upgraded the whole mish-mash of speakers I had. My son had bought a 5.1 system similar to that, and had already sold off all the other bits. It was fine for most movie watching, though I do notice a huge difference against my new setup. The BIC America stuff is certainly a good value for what you get.

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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My setup (since 2006 almost all with few additions recently)

Fronts : JBL Northridge E80 (Cherry)
Center : JBL EC25
Wides : JBL Northridge E60 (Black Ash)
Surrounds : JBL Northridge E10 (Cherry) 4 Nos.
Heights : JBL Northridge E10 (Black Ash) 6 Nos.
Subwoofer : eD A2-300

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Finishing up my first real theater build and found a few speakers on Craigslist to improve over my sony system I had. Current build:

Polk RT800I towers
Polk CSI 30 Center
Sony SS-F6000 Surrounds
Polk R10 Rears
Sony SA-W3000 Subwoofer (hopefully upgrading soon)
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I'm Paradigm and Definitive Technology (which should post below). I started with the Cinema 100 5.1 from Paradigm, and then upgraded to 7.1 and replaced the entire front stage with the Def Tech towers and center channel.

***I just learned*** that the Anthem MRX 300 is not adequate power for the front stage. I cranked it last night and all 3 of the front stage started distorting, which I'd never heard before.
Any suggestions for the ideal AVR so that I can adequately power a 7.1; esp. the front stage? Should I get all techy with a pre-amp and multiple amplifiers? Is this the right part of the forum lol?

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Stage 1: Anthem MRX 300 7.1 AVR; Definitive Technology CS 8060HD Center; Def Tech BP7006 Towers R&L; Paradigm Cinema CT100 Surround Speakers; Paradigm 8" Cinema Subwoofer; Episode® Evolution 12" Powered Subwoofer
< Stage 2: Vizio 54" 5.1 Soundbar. Amazing.
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I'm Paradigm and Definitive Technology (which should post below). I started with the Cinema 100 5.1 from Paradigm, and then upgraded to 7.1 and replaced the entire front stage with the Def Tech towers and center channel.

***I just learned*** that the Anthem MRX 300 is not adequate power for the front stage. I cranked it last night and all 3 of the front stage started distorting, which I'd never heard before.
Any suggestions for the ideal AVR so that I can adequately power a 7.1; esp. the front stage? Should I get all techy with a pre-amp and multiple amplifiers? Is this the right part of the forum lol?

Love the site, guys! It's great reading
Doesn't the Anthem MRX300 have pre-outs to directly feed a 2-channel power amp for the main L-R speakers?

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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Hmmm...where to begin..

My current HT setup which is close to being replaced:
- Advent AS2 towers
- AR PSC25 Center Channel (matches the Advents)
- Infinity RS2 rear surrounds
- Custom enclosure with TL Sounds T1000 12DVC
- Audio Source AMP300 for sub
- Pioneer Elite SC-05 receiver

Living room system:
- Boston Acoustics VR2 towers
- Boston Acoustics VRC center
- Boston Acoustics XB6 sub
- Boston Acoustics VRS surrounds
- Kenwood KRF-X9090D A/V receiver

Bedroom 1:
- Klipsch Icon KB15 bookshelf speakers
- Klipsch Icon KC 25 center
- Pioneer VSX-1020 A/V

Bedroom 2:
- Energy CF-30 towers
- Energy Encore center
- Kenwood VR-606 A/V

Garage:
- Cheap Kenwood speakers...currently building custom
- Pioneer 578a-s receiver

About to upgrade the basement to 4k/UHD so will replace everything eventually. Looking towards B&W 600-series S2's with matching center and receiver replacement to support everything. Fun times.
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Hmmm...where to begin..

My current HT setup which is close to being replaced:
- Advent AS2 towers
- AR PSC25 Center Channel (matches the Advents)
- Infinity RS2 rear surrounds
- Custom enclosure with TL Sounds T1000 12DVC
- Audio Source AMP300 for sub
- Pioneer Elite SC-05 receiver

Living room system:
- Boston Acoustics VR2 towers
- Boston Acoustics VRC center
- Boston Acoustics XB6 sub
- Boston Acoustics VRS surrounds
- Kenwood KRF-X9090D A/V receiver

Bedroom 1:
- Klipsch Icon KB15 bookshelf speakers
- Klipsch Icon KC 25 center
- Pioneer VSX-1020 A/V

Bedroom 2:
- Energy CF-30 towers
- Energy Encore center
- Kenwood VR-606 A/V

Garage:
- Cheap Kenwood speakers...currently building custom
- Pioneer 578a-s receiver

About to upgrade the basement to 4k/UHD so will replace everything eventually. Looking towards B&W 600-series S2's with matching center and receiver replacement to support everything. Fun times.
Nice gear! I'd like to see some pictures. Especially of the Bostons.

7.1 Setup: Yamaha RX-V671, Boston Acoustics VR40 (Mains), VR12 (Center), CR8 (Surrounds), CR8 (Rear Surrounds), Mirage Omni S10
Second 7.1 Setup: Yamaha RX-V663/Kenwood KR-5030 (Stereo), Boston Acoustics VR20 (Mains), VR10 (Center), CR6 (Surrounds), CRC (Rear Surrounds), Klipsch Sub12HG
2.1 Setup: Nakamichi RE-2, Boston Acoustics VR40 and Mirage Omni S10 (shared with 7.1), Emotiva XDA-1, and Pioneer, Kenwood, dbx, Luxman, Burwen, and JVC vintage equipment
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B&W Nat 805
SVS subs (2)
Denon 3313?
Power amp for 5 ch
power amp for 2 subs




Family room:
klipsch thx ultra2
Denon 3808


Bedroom:
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Denon 3808

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I'm Paradigm and Definitive Technology (which should post below). I started with the Cinema 100 5.1 from Paradigm, and then upgraded to 7.1 and replaced the entire front stage with the Def Tech towers and center channel.

***I just learned*** that the Anthem MRX 300 is not adequate power for the front stage. I cranked it last night and all 3 of the front stage started distorting, which I'd never heard before.
Any suggestions for the ideal AVR so that I can adequately power a 7.1; esp. the front stage? Should I get all techy with a pre-amp and multiple amplifiers? Is this the right part of the forum lol?

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you have a really good AVR if i was u i would use the air as a pre amp and get a Emotiva XPA5 PROBLEM SOLVED
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Four systems currently and nothing for HT. All music.


Radical speaker setup with one. Room treatment still a work in progress.





A budget system with B6s and that 'stand' is temporary until I get the Elac F6s


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Scotth3886,

Really nice array, please tell us about it. Which turntable and cartridge is that? It's pretty. Also, the floorstanding speakers that the B6's sit on look familiar so what are they? And the Martin Logan? What are you driving all these things with?

This is one case where a picture doesn't say 1000 words, it generates a hundred questions.

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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Scotth3886,

Really nice array, please tell us about it. Which turntable and cartridge is that? It's pretty. Also, the floorstanding speakers that the B6's sit on look familiar so what are they? And the Martin Logan? What are you driving all these things with?

This is one case where a picture doesn't say 1000 words, it generates a hundred questions.
The stands he is using for the Elac bookshelves are the Pioneer FS52s.

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
Receiver : Denon x5200
Speakers : Martin Logan Motion 60XT/Motion 40s - HTD Level 2 Tower surrounds
Extra Speakers : Pioneer FS52s/BS22s - Infinity Primus 363s/163s - RBH R5Bi(2pair)/R5Ci
Subwoofer : Dual UM-18s
Born in 1995 and still continuing my HT journey
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The stands he is using for the Elac bookshelves are the Pioneer FS52s.
Interesting. The Elac F6 should handily beat both the FS52 and the Elac B6, individually or together.

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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Interesting. The Elac F6 should handily beat both the FS52 and the Elac B6, individually or together.
I'm assuming he's not really using the FS22s, but had already purchased them before the Elac's were released. Now they are used as stands.

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Speakers : Martin Logan Motion 60XT/Motion 40s - HTD Level 2 Tower surrounds
Extra Speakers : Pioneer FS52s/BS22s - Infinity Primus 363s/163s - RBH R5Bi(2pair)/R5Ci
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I'm assuming he's not really using the FS22s, but had already purchased them before the Elac's were released. Now they are used as stands.
Of course. I was just joking.

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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you have a really good AVR if i was u i would use the air as a pre amp and get a Emotiva XPA5 PROBLEM SOLVED
Agreed....I use an MRX-500 and an Outlaw 7500 amp (5 ch);

plus what's listed below-

Anthem MRX-500,Outlaw 7500
Oppo BDP-103
Paradigm Studio 100 Fronts,Paradigm Studio ADP-590 Surrounds
Paradigm Studio cc-590 Center
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DIRECTV Genie DVR
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Scotth3886,

Really nice array, please tell us about it. Which turntable and cartridge is that? It's pretty. Also, the floorstanding speakers that the B6's sit on look familiar so what are they? And the Martin Logan? What are you driving all these things with?

This is one case where a picture doesn't say 1000 words, it generates a hundred questions.

It's just the two Martin Logans Electromotions ESLs in the audio room, about 73" out from the front wall. I sit only about three feet further away.


That's only about 2,500 - 3,000 of the 14,000 albums I have plus several thousand CDs. That many albums calls for a decent table so that's the VPI Classic Signature Rosewood with the new 3d arm and a Koetsu Rosewood Signature and then an all tube phono stage. Oh, and the most important thing of all, that's the Oki Noki record cleaner over there on the records shelves.


Currently for the MLs are a Hegel integrated amp that surprisingly, I'm very happy with. I was planning on a VAC 160se, but those are $13,300. I'm so happy with the Hegel that I might even go the new Hegel H360.


The B6s are hitching a ride on my Pioneer FS52s. I have two set of those and one set of the BS22 for the garage. The F6s will go in that spot and the B6s will move to the side/rear for my first attempt at some surround sound. The FS52 will go to my office to replace the B&W 685s2 which I've never liked
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The stands he is using for the Elac bookshelves are the Pioneer FS52s.

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Interesting. The Elac F6 should handily beat both the FS52 and the Elac B6, individually or together.

I was very happy with the FS52 in my dirt ball budget system. The F6s should be quite a bit better and with the B6s in back I'll do my first wee whittle surround sound.

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I'm assuming he's not really using the FS22s, but had already purchased them before the Elac's were released. Now they are used as stands.

I can switch back and forth in a minute or so between the Elacs and FS52s.

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Of course. I was just joking.

No reason to ever ever ever be serious.
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Hello all, fairly new to this forum haven't posted much but tons of great info on here. My humble setup:

Fronts- SVS prime towers
Center- SVS ultra
Sub- HSU vtf-15h mk2
Panasonic 65 inch 4K led
Powered by Yamaha rx-a840
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hi everyone. i have been a member for a few years but never posted anything of my setup.
and with recently upgrading a few items, i thought i would share.
a big thank you for all the amazing info on this site!!!

pioneer sc-95 recevier
front - paradigm monitor 11 v7
centre - paradigm monitor centre 3 v7
rears - klipsch rs42ii's
subs - 2x klipsch r110 10"
tv - samsung 60" plasma tv
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Scotth3886,

That's some REALLY nice turntable and cartridge equipment you have. I'm really surprised that given the cost of those pieces that you haven't spent a lot more on speakers to match. You know more about this than I do so I respect your decisions.

System includes KEF R500 floor standing, R200C center, R100 surrounds, SVS SB2000 subwoofer, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 turntable w/ Sumiko Pearl cartridge, Bluesound Vault, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer, MCS System cassette deck. The last 2 items are dust collectors but will work if asked.
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Old Setup:
Pioneer HTP-620DV (5 satellite speakers & sub only from Craig’s list)

Sony STRDH520 7.1 3D Receiver.

Sony KP-51WS520 Rear Projection HD TV w/HDMI

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Front – Pioneer Floor Standing Speaker – SP-FS52
Center – Pioneer Center Channel - SP-C22
Surround – Pioneer Bookshelf – SP-BS22-LR
Surround Backs – 2 Satellite speakers from the HTP-620DV
Subwoofer – Polk Audio 10 inch Active Subwoofer – PSW 108

Pioneer Elite VSX-90 7.2 Channels, 4K & 3D pass through with Dolby Atmos capable

Sony XBR55X900C 4k LED thin TV with (HDR I believe).

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That's some REALLY nice turntable and cartridge equipment you have. I'm really surprised that given the cost of those pieces that you haven't spent a lot more on speakers to match. You know more about this than I do so I respect your decisions.
Thanks

True, I moved back from SoCal to take four years (basically) off taking care of two parents with Alzheimer's, and then after they passed, another year cleaning out the house they lived in for 50 years and getting sold. Then me moving into the house in the pic so I had no business spending wildly on anything until I get back out and make some money again. The turntable is for keeps, however. Very unlikely that I'll ever do anything else there.

Amp will go for something a little more robust. Although, I'm very happy with the Hegel, I'm just sure there's better sound out there for way more $$$$$

Not so sure on the Martin Logans as they're pretty damn good and just amazingly transparent. Plus, it's a very small room of 14x18 so these might be sized just right.

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I've seen and heard the new Hegel 360. Oh my, amazing tool but the $5600 is something my wife would "strenuously" object to if she were to ever learn the cost of it.

Sorry for your loss, BTW. I went through this with my mom, she passed in September last year. Dad went in July of 2013 and the period between the two was taxing as mom had dementia that got worse after dad passed. I empathize with you.

Best of luck getting settled again and getting the pieces together.

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I've seen and heard the new Hegel 360. Oh my, amazing tool but the $5600 is something my wife would "strenuously" object to if she were to ever learn the cost of it.

Sorry for your loss, BTW. I went through this with my mom, she passed in September last year. Dad went in July of 2013 and the period between the two was taxing as mom had dementia that got worse after dad passed. I empathize with you.

Best of luck getting settled again and getting the pieces together.

Yep, the same here. Dad in March 2013 and mom in September 2014.

Toughest thing was that my mom couldn't remember that dad was gone so she'd wake up every hour or two all night every night in a panic that dad wasn't there. So she got to start mourning all over again five or six times a night and I was the one who had to tell here that dad was gone.
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Scott, I learned with my mom that the way to avoid having her start grieving all over again was to tell her he was "at work" or "went out for coffee." She'd accept that and a few hours later ask again.

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I've seen and heard the new Hegel 360. Oh my, amazing tool but the $5600 is something my wife would "strenuously" object to if she were to ever learn the cost of it.

It's a bunch and too bad it looks like a $400 or $500 integrated, but from what I'm hearing from everybody regarding sound plus how good my smaller Hegel is, that might well be the one.
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