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post #571 of 577 Old 04-01-2016, 04:27 AM
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So I am currently demoing some speakers, and am really liking the HTD L3 bookshelves. Guess I just prefer ribbons. I may also grab some Martin Logan Motion 15s from Bestbuy - currently my 2nd choice of all I have demoed.
If I end up keeping HTD and sending the rest back, I would go straight for a 5.0 setup. Currently have 2 subs, and ordered a Rythmic FVX15 (couldn't pass up on the sale - should be here today!).

Q: do I keep the 2 bookshelves and buy the center and 2 more bookshelves for rears? Or do I just get 2 towers and a center and move the bookshelves back? Let's assume cost is not an issue. I think aesthetically, I just enjoy the look of towers, but the specs only show 1 DB between the tower and bookshelf. How much better is that 2" mid-range dome on the tower?
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So I am currently demoing some speakers, and am really liking the HTD L3 bookshelves. Guess I just prefer ribbons. I may also grab some Martin Logan Motion 15s from Bestbuy - currently my 2nd choice of all I have demoed.
If I end up keeping HTD and sending the rest back, I would go straight for a 5.0 setup. Currently have 2 subs, and ordered a Rythmic FVX15 (couldn't pass up on the sale - should be here today!).

Q: do I keep the 2 bookshelves and buy the center and 2 more bookshelves for rears? Or do I just get 2 towers and a center and move the bookshelves back? Let's assume cost is not an issue. I think aesthetically, I just enjoy the look of towers, but the specs only show 1 DB between the tower and bookshelf. How much better is that 2" mid-range dome on the tower?
If cost isn't an issue, then I would get the towers. You're not just paying for the added midrange. You're paying for the extra cabinet material and labor, 3-way crossover, and additional 7" bass drivers.

Lots of users upgrade the front stage, and move the L and R speakers to surround duty. If cost isn't an issue, than you could get a 5.0 setup of HTD Level 3s, having the front be towers (and center) and the rears being bookshelves.

I like to save some costs and use the bookshelves from the L and R as surround duty when I upgrade the front stage.

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Front Stage : Martin Logan Motion 60XTs/Elac Debut F5 Center
Surround Speakers : HTD Level 2 Towers/RBH R5Bi Front and Rear Heights
Subwooferage : Dual UM-18s/6 SI HT18s
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So I am currently demoing some speakers, and am really liking the HTD L3 bookshelves. Guess I just prefer ribbons. I may also grab some Martin Logan Motion 15s from Bestbuy - currently my 2nd choice of all I have demoed.
If I end up keeping HTD and sending the rest back, I would go straight for a 5.0 setup. Currently have 2 subs, and ordered a Rythmic FVX15 (couldn't pass up on the sale - should be here today!).

Q: do I keep the 2 bookshelves and buy the center and 2 more bookshelves for rears? Or do I just get 2 towers and a center and move the bookshelves back? Let's assume cost is not an issue. I think aesthetically, I just enjoy the look of towers, but the specs only show 1 DB between the tower and bookshelf. How much better is that 2" mid-range dome on the tower?
I would go for the Tower but using their Bkshelf as surrounds speakers seems overkill, really.
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Looking for Advice - Using HTD Speakers

Hello All,

We are finishing our basement and have decided to include a dedicated home theater in a light controlled corner portion of the current layout. I am working with a contractor who is doing most of the structural grunt work (framing, building tiers, drywall, insulation, etc.) but I will be tasked with all the fun electronics. My goal here is to provide you with some background on my build and the goodies I plan on utilizing. All I ask is for you to do what you know you can do best... Rip the hell out of my design, layout, audio/video component selection, and provide useful feedback as you can. Thank you in advance for all the fun laughs, ideas and smart ass comments.

Room Dimensions:
Rectangle shape room
19.8'Lx12.8'Wx8'H

Room Features:
Single 8"H tiered seating with (6) One80 Apollo theater chairs (Black)
Light Control
Utilizing Harmony Elite with Smart Control
Smart light switches (x4) (Need suggestions)
Controlled Rope lighting in front portion near projection screen
4 Controlled 4" Can lights
2 Controlled pathway lights on installed in single tier
4 Controlled Sconces
Possible back lighting on projection screen
Wall Paint = Flat Dark Grey
Flat White trim throughout the room
Grey Carpet
Possible acoustic panels
Jeld-Wed Tria R3140 Solid Core Door (1 Entrance in and out)
Floated Walls using resilient channels (purchased from Home Depot)
Double Fire rated drywall attached using acoustic sealant
Rockwool Insulation on 2 Interior facing walls and ceiling

Hardware:
Middle Atlantic SRSR-2-24 Sliding/Rotating A/V Rack
Mounted flush in wall and trimmed out with molding
3 or 4 venter rack shelves
1 (9spot) power rack strip
1 (2 fan) rack strip
14 AWG In Wall speaker wire
Peerless PRGS-UNV Projection Mount
Total 9 power outlets
2 in rear
1 in tier
2 on left
2 on right
1 in front
1 in ceiling
2 Banana Plates for L/R Loudspeakers
Conduit ran from projector site to media cabinet

Audio/Video:
Home Theater Direct Speakers htd(dot)com **Great speakers for the price and quality!
LVL 3 Center
LVL 3 L/R Tower
LVL 3 L/R Bipol/Dipol Surround
LVL 3 L/R Bipol/Dipol Back Surround
LVL 3 Sub with external amp
**Onkyo Atmos ceiling L/R.


Video
Sony VPL-HW40ES
Elite Screen Aeon 135" AR135WH2

Receiver
Marantz SR6010

Extras
Sony PS4
AppleTV
Amazon FireStick
Roku
DirectTV Box
Harmony Hub
Harmony Smart Control
Samsung Smart things Hub

Well that took a minute to complete but glad I did. Ok, that’s everything in all its glory! I absolutely cannot wait to get started and want to thank each of you for the guidance you might provide.
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I just ordered the Level 3 Towers and Center, plus the bipole/dipole surrounds.
What's your impressions of the Level 3 bipole/dipole rear surrounds? I'm thinking of getting a pair to replace my wide dispersion monopoles I'm currently using as side surrounds. TIA.



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Hi guys I'm looking to buy some level 3 towers any owners out there that can coment on them good or bad?

Thanks a ton!
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Hi guys I'm looking to buy some level 3 towers any owners out there that can coment on them good or bad?

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Great towers. I own(ed) some Level 3s and Level 2s.

Get the good finish, it'll be worth it.

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Receiver : Denon x5200
Front Stage : Martin Logan Motion 60XTs/Elac Debut F5 Center
Surround Speakers : HTD Level 2 Towers/RBH R5Bi Front and Rear Heights
Subwooferage : Dual UM-18s/6 SI HT18s
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