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Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-17-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By g_bartman
It's a little intimidating trying to plan...

It's a little intimidating trying to plan everything for a dedicated room. Plus, I've been working CRAZY overtime (70+ hours on average per week) to help pay for all the moving costs/expenses. My...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
Thanks Ron, Floyd and Kevin for the offers of...

Thanks Ron, Floyd and Kevin for the offers of help. We have a great group of ht enthusiasts around NEO. I'm having the builder finish the room, I'd probably take forever to diy. Gotta see how a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8,353
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Posted By g_bartman
Thank you, that is helpful. My google search for...

Thank you, that is helpful. My google search for Atmos placement did not bring me to that page. I guess you need to compromise with two rows of seats. I bought Martin Logan in ceiling speakers which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By g_bartman
The early reviews of Atmos that I have read said...

The early reviews of Atmos that I have read said that Atmos channel speaker placement is critical in delivering the proper sound field. With my other speakers, I could move them around until they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By g_bartman
It would be great to have an Atmos placement...

It would be great to have an Atmos placement calculator. Plug in room dimensions, how many rows of seats and their location, .2 .4 Atmos etc and the calc spits out ideal placement. I'm in the early...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-16-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By g_bartman
I do use the multi channel mode once in a while...

I do use the multi channel mode once in a while but do the vast majority in 2 channel mode with Audyssey engaged. I'm one of those people who likes to just sit and listen to music with nothing else...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-15-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By g_bartman
Who here uses their theater for regular stereo listening?

I see a lot of very nice theaters here with hidden speakers, subwoofers etc. I will be using my dedicated room for 2 channel playback on a regular basis, all my speakers (except for the in ceiling...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By g_bartman
I'm going to be building a dedicated room similar...

I'm going to be building a dedicated room similar in size to yours. I can't recommend any of the pj's or screens you mentioned as I have no experience with them. They all sound like solid choices. I...
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By g_bartman
Do yourself a favor. Check out the Aerial...

Do yourself a favor. Check out the Aerial Acoustics 7t's. I've been into audio gear for nearly 40 years and these are the last speakers I will ever buy. Also, mine are driven by an MC252 and in my...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,378
Posted By g_bartman
I know, I've don't that in the past. I just...

I know, I've don't that in the past. I just really like the Marantz and I'm sure when a replacement comes out with Atmos, there goes another grand or more. (What I recoup on the 8801 and what it's...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,378
Posted By g_bartman
Right, it would not be practical. Just pissed...

Right, it would not be practical. Just pissed that if I want to do Atmos, I have to shelf my Marantz 8801 which I don't want to do. I'll be wiring a dedicated theater in a few months and will wire...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,378
Posted By g_bartman
This is great except I have a very good pre pro...

This is great except I have a very good pre pro less than 2 years old and I don't want to replace it. They should come up with an outboard decoder that can loop between your blu-Ray and receiver....
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
I need to have a riser built for the second row....

I need to have a riser built for the second row. I don't have wood working tools (or skills) anyone recommend someone locally who does this type of work?
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-07-2014, 02:35 PM
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Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
Thanks Ron. Gonna be a while before I have a...

Thanks Ron. Gonna be a while before I have a better time frame.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
Looks like I'll be setting up the dedicated...

Looks like I'll be setting up the dedicated theater in the new house late November or more likely early December. I may need a hand with a few things. Mounting the pj, screen, installing in ceilings...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By g_bartman
I'm going to do Atmos in my house which should be...

I'm going to do Atmos in my house which should be built by December1. I decided to go with MertinLogan ml67's on clearance from Amazon through Audio Advisor. They are aimable which helps. I know 180...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 129,547
Posted By g_bartman
I saw and heard a Mcintosh amp when I was a kid,...

I saw and heard a Mcintosh amp when I was a kid, about 40 years ago. It was my first exposure to high end equipment. I thought it would be great to get one some day. I bought a used Mc252 about 5...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By g_bartman
There are some experts here, I ain't one of 'em....

There are some experts here, I ain't one of 'em. I'm planning a build as well, similar size to yours. I'm placing my blu-ray player on a stand along with one of my amps under the screen. Everything...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
I think something's wrong with my boss if he...

I think something's wrong with my boss if he isn't pissed about something. Xt 32 does set the sub volume output too low in my room. I just adjust it accordingly.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
Music direct.com.

Music direct.com.
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 129,547
Posted By g_bartman
Don't you know all amps sound the same?:rolleyes:

Don't you know all amps sound the same?:rolleyes:
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   08-23-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 5,317
Posted By g_bartman
Ah new toys, Krell new toys no less! I got a Sony...

Ah new toys, Krell new toys no less! I got a Sony HAP-Z1 es for my music library. Been working crazy ot, 66-73 hours a week almost every week. Looking at building a house in North Ridgeville with a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,925
Posted By g_bartman
I really admire guys who have the time, patience...

I really admire guys who have the time, patience and skill to design and build a room like yours. I have none of those things! Very well done.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,436
Posted By g_bartman
I stumbled across a great high rez recording....

I stumbled across a great high rez recording. Croz by David Crosby sounds outstanding on the z1.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,436
Posted By g_bartman
I have 7t's as well. Fantastic speakers. I'm sure...

I have 7t's as well. Fantastic speakers. I'm sure those frays are killer. I have always said if you have the means to spend that kind of cash on interconnects and cables, go for it. I would have to...
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