Front L/R: Paradigm Monitor 7 v.3's.
Center: Paradigm CC-370
Surround: Paradigm ADP-470
Subwoofer: Paradigm PW2200
40" Sony LCD TV not worth mentioning
Bose lifestyle 25 hook up to a Harman Kardon.
51" toshiba dlp tv
Jbl l880 and velodyne vpr-1200 sub hook up to Denon 2308ci alond with my ps3 and pc.
32" Samsung LCD
Theater Research (purchased them cuz I didn't know any better) hook up to a Denon 2311ci along with my karaoke system.
I am in the process of looking for a pair of floor speakers to replace the TR.
55" Samsung led LCD un55d7000
Front L/C/R : Miller & Kreisel LCR-750THX MKII x 3
Surround : Miller & Kreisel SURROUND-550THX x 2
Surround,rear : Miller & Kreisel LCR-45 x 2
Subwoofer : Miller & Kriesel V851
Display : Mitsubishi 57" DLP
I just got it all finished with the purchase and installation of the SURR-550's and new 12 gauge speaker wire ran to all. I absolutely love how this system sounds!
2.1 Living Room Music-Only Setup
Basement Home Theater Setup
Infinity PS252 Fronts
Jamo C400 SUR Dipole Surrounds
Super basic I know but I like them.
HT: Yamaha RX-V565 | 3 X Energy Take FPS, 2 X VS Surround, 2 X Take LCR | DIY Subs: SDX12 APR15 & TRIO12 Dual APR 12's | 47" LCD
Music: Yamaha RX-V863 | 2 X Energy RC-70 | MA RXw12 Sub
Bathroom: 2 X Energy Take LCR
Car: Sony Xplod HU, Xplod 6X9s, Kenwood 4"s, Alpine 12" Type-S, Rockford Amp,...
For those looking into getting Energy speakers, or upgrading their current Energy setup, here are some reviews I've written that may help:http://www.tempestaudio.blogspot.com (haven't updated in a while, but include Energy Take Classic 5.1, RC-10, CF-70, and CC-10)
Here is my current audio setup and I have several general questions which follow:
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR709 (have had for two weeks)
Current Fronts: Sony SS-TL3 speakers (have had for 24 years - and recently discovered one of the tweeters is out -- see question below).
Center Channel: Polk CS150
Surround: JAMO C400SUR
Subwoofer: Polk PSW111
TV: Samsung 52" LCD
JUST ordered: Pair of Polk RTi8 tower speakers (for $375/pair, couldn't pass em up).
Now, the old Sony SS-TL3 speakers were quite decent in their day (sold for $500/pair back in '88-'89). They still were sounding quite good - until the tweeter went out. I did a search and original tweeters are no longer available.
QUESTION 1: Can I just go online, find another good quality 1" dome tweeter and pop it in as a replacement?? I hate to throw away decent speakers. I know any replacement I find is not going to have been "selected and tuned" for the cabinets and all that. Also, I know that if screw holes don't match up I need to drill. Thats ok. Obviously, if this would work, I will buy two tweeters to make sure the speakers are the same. I just don't know enough about speakers to know if you can just buy replacement parts and stick em in - or if its more complicated than that.
QUESTION 2: Should I bi-amp the new Polk RTi8's when they arrive and stay with a 5.1 setup (using either the JAMOs or the repaired SS-TL3's), or should I go with a 7.1 setup and use both the JAMO's and the SS-TL3's (or a replacement if they can't be fixed)? I really listen to a 50-50 mix of music/video. It's really easy to bi-amp on the Onkyo tx-nr709, and I have read that these Polk's are helped by it. Other folks say don't bother, and that I would miss the 7.1.
Any help from you officianados would be greatly appreciated. Obviously, I have cobbled together my system as budget has permitted and its by no means an audiofile system (but its getting better!!!).
Harman Kardon AVR-354
B&W 604 S3's/Fronts
B&W 602 S1's/Rears
I love this sytem, but am currently looking to add an Emotiva XPA-5 for more power.
Funny, as I finally log on to post my speaker setup, it turns out I have practically the same setup as jproy13 -- which is unusual, since I haven't seen too many Athena Technologies owners here in the past...
In any case, this is my first 5.1 setup :
Fronts/ Athena Technologies AS-F2
Center/ Athena Technologies AS-C1
Surrounds/ Athena Technologies AS-B2
Subwoofer/SVS PB12-NSD DSP (ass kicker of a sub -- replaced weakish AT AS-P400)
Just upgraded my setup as follows:
Yamaha RX-V596RDS to Denon AVR-2311
Panasonic PT-AX100E to EPSON 8350
OPPO DV-981HD to OPPO BD-93
Question/ It now sounds like the speakers are not as well matched with the Denon AVR-2311 as they were with the Yamaha RX-V596RDS -- what speaker brand works best with the Denon AVR??
Good to see more Athena's on here! JP, what are you using to angle up your C1?
HD-DVD: 55 / Blu-ray: 83
newest: Brotherhood of the Wolf / The Raid 2, Book of Life
AVR: Marantz SR6006
F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3 / Sub: SVS PB12-NSD
Samsung PN58C8000 Samsung BD-P2550, Toshiba HD-A30, SA 8240HDC, Xbox360 Elite, PS3, WDTV Live
thanks! I just finished unhooking everything as we are getting the room completely repainted in a light grey with a dark grey accent wall, getting brand new white recliners, new tv stand, speaker stands...etc. I just have the tv out and my wife and I want to cry
I like the Athenas and don't feel the need to change for the moment. I'm using an old remote to prop up my cntr
After reading tons of threads on the sub forum, was set on an HSU STF-2 then an Outlaw & think I've finally settled on a Rythmik FV12. Watched War Horse & the sub I have really put out the grunt but think I want something more, must be upgrade fever!
"To the journey..."
Sony KDL60W630B; Onkyo TX-NR818
Polk RTi A7 Mains; Polk RTi CSi A6 Center; Polk RTi A5 Wides & Surrounds
HSU VTF2-Mk4, Dish Network 722k, Iogear WiFi Hub
Teac PD-H600; Marantz BD7004; Dual 1218
Mine? A pair of Roger Sander's ESLs, and a long worked-on pair of transmission-line lows. Consisting of a Peerless 850146 10" woofer, loaded in an eight foot long folded TL enclosure. They sound simply fantastic...
But the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon.
Do you have pics of the sub build? Curious what it looks like inside - 8ft TL is pretty long, did you have to make it fairy narrow to get that in the box (the box may be deeper than it looks in you pic)?
"Listen with an open heart and mind."
Screen is 96" diagonal, it's a DIY 'Silver Fire' screen.
Thanks for the compliments on my bass cabinets...
Yes, it is a narrower line, I'll see if I can dig up build pics, cab is 2 foot deep on inside.
*edit* found a pic, all clamped up...
But the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon.
KEF iQ90 mains.
KEF iQ60c center.
KEF iQ30 surrounds.
eD A3-250 sub.
All connected to a Denon 3311.
So there you have it, plus a blu ray player and a 46” Panasonic HDTV.
In short, I have no complaints with the sound from the D500, yammy and Polks.
Oh, I still have the 301s....in my children's play room.
none yet Center
Mission SCM50K surrounds
Paradigm DSP-3200 Sub
Rotel-1095 Power Amp
PS3 BlueRay Player
Sony CD Player
Sharp LCD 60" TV
Main - Dynaudio Focus 220 MKII Center - Dynaudio 200c Sub - Paradigm DSP-3200 Rear Mission SC-5MK
Roomie Remote running on iPad
Gallo Reference 3.5 (x2)
Gallo Reference Strada (x1)
Gallo Reference 3.0 (x2)
Paradigm Reference Servo 15
Da-Lite Cinema Contour 106"
Surrounds: OS3-SAT (x3)
Sub: Energy ESW-V8
Powered by a Pioneer VSX-1018 & Emotiva UPA-5
- The Highlander
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