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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Douglasville, GA
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The 6.1 bass is more than passable in a small to medium size room with decent power... I'm 99% HT and have a killer sub (6 cu ft Ascendant Avalanche, flat to 18hz) but had to do without it for almost a year due to space constraints. The bass on the 6.1s was VERY adequate in a smaller room (12x12) and still adequate in a 15x20 room until I got the sub rebuilt.
As for the furniture... it's an $80 piece from Walmart... I bought it before I had the Swans (nearly 4yrs ago) and lucked out that the piano black top and bottom matched so well. The legs are actually silver but i covered them with a "cherry" color premium contact paper that i found for $6/roll at Target. The color is a spot on match, the grain is close (not as prominent grain), but there's no shine. I'm EXTREMELY happy at how well I was able to get it to match. I ended up with the Rosewood 6.1s on accident... I upgraded my BC 4.1s and OZ sent rosewood by mistake. My C3 was BC too so I ended up using the contact paper on it too (though you could see the BC around the drivers if you took off the grill) and everything ended up tying together very well.
The piano black and rosewood do throw off some reflection from the screen but it's not enough to affect the PQ or be very distracting. If i ever get to paint the room a darker color i think it'll be even less distracting. What you don't see are the Coaster Matine theater group (3 chairs), 2.1 BCs on 30" stands, ceiling mounted projector, subwoofer tucked away in a dormer, 5 framed movie posters, 3 framed DD/DTS/THX signs, and a 400 DVD shelf. Other than a few minor touches (mainly a valence to cover the screen case/mounting bracket, curtains have been replaced w/ brown microfiber since that pic) and my room will be pretty much finished up!