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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
Since the bar is now done, starting the...

Since the bar is now done, starting the cabinetry/woodworking for the theater area. Here is the space I'm working with for the TV and front speakers. As I mentioned in a previous post, my space...
Forum: Speakers   02-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Rick S5
I have the Monitor Audio 50's for LCR, Monitor...

I have the Monitor Audio 50's for LCR, Monitor Audio Sub and then Monitor Audio In Ceiling speakers. I can't say I am an expert in audio but I compared these to the Triad and Goldenear and liked the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Rick S5
We're remodeling our full basement but here is...

We're remodeling our full basement but here is the before, during and after pics of the bar area.

Before:
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/377800/width/500/height/700/flags/LL...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
A couple other comments based on some of the...

A couple other comments based on some of the decisions we made during process for building out the bar.

We definately needed an ice machine - We ended up choosing a Uline BI98 mainly because I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
It's been a while since I've been on this site...

It's been a while since I've been on this site but our bar is finally done and just a little bit of work left on the full basement remodel. Here is a pic for anyone that wanted to see the final...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 581,114
Posted By Rick S5
I have a TCP60U50 available for parts if anyone...

I have a TCP60U50 available for parts if anyone is interested. Plasma screen broke but all other parts for sale and have less than 50 hours use. Happy to make someone a great deal on all the boards...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-01-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Rick S5
Randy - The set was on when the paddle hit...

Randy -

The set was on when the paddle hit the screen. The screen went blank immediately and the power LED was blinking 7 times.

Would a repair shop have a way to test boards prior to me...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-01-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Rick S5
I have a 60U50 that has only been used for less...

I have a 60U50 that has only been used for less that 50 hours. Last weekend a ping pong paddle hit the screen and cracked the internal plasma display. Wondering if anyone knows of a website that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-16-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Rick S5
I did get my system installed and wired this...

I did get my system installed and wired this week but have not attempted to configure as I upgraded my AVR from the Marantz SR6007 to the SR6008 to allow for a zone two video selection for the set...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Rick S5
Thanks for the link JD. Do you work for Denon or...

Thanks for the link JD. Do you work for Denon or D&M?

How do you think the X2000 compares with the Marantz 6007? I know the 6007 is last years model but found it for $799 on Amazon and I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Rick S5
thanks JBW - any model of the Pioneer Elite...

thanks JBW - any model of the Pioneer Elite you'd recommend? Anyone else?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Rick S5
I'm setting up a new home theater in an open...

I'm setting up a new home theater in an open basement environment that will be less than ideal from an acoustic perspective. If you look at the picture below, I've purchased the following speakers...
Forum: Speakers   09-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,693
Posted By Rick S5
Anyone posting pictures of their Monitor Audio...

Anyone posting pictures of their Monitor Audio Shadow installations? I'm considering the 50's for LCR and the 25's in the rear with the RXW-12 Sub. Would like to hear some reviews from the guys that...
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Rick S5
Any others?

Any others?
Forum: Speakers   06-26-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Rick S5
Thanks for the input Bazzy. I'm in the US in the...

Thanks for the input Bazzy. I'm in the US in the Raleigh, NC area. I haven't found anyone in my area that carries the Shadow 50's but I did hear just the 25's alone and they sounded good to me. I...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Rick S5
I don't have many audio shops in my area that...

I don't have many audio shops in my area that carry the Monitor speakers and wonder if anyone has heard the MA Apex 40 with Apex 10 rears side by side against the Monitor Audio Shadow 50's with the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,899
Posted By Rick S5
The basement looks great. Bar area looks very...

The basement looks great. Bar area looks very inviting.

You're ahead of me on your build - my bar cabinets are being built right now and I expect they will be installed in about 3 weeks. I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-21-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
Thanks for the reply Chris. We definately are...

Thanks for the reply Chris. We definately are using wood for the 'drinking' side of the bar as I want to keep with a pub type theme with the wood and bar rail. For the finish on the wood of the bar,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-20-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
Well if this project was going any slower, I...

Well if this project was going any slower, I think we would be moving backwards. It has been fun though and we are still excited about completing the project - the execution has just been so slow...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 581,114
Posted By Rick S5
I have a Panasonic TH-50PZ800U from 2008. When I...

I have a Panasonic TH-50PZ800U from 2008. When I push the power button, the fans start and I hear a couple clicks but then everything shuts down and I get the LED blinking 3 times. According to the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-31-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ack_bk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399811/lake-house-basement-need-fresh-ideas#post_22537994)

You are spot on with your...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
I'm working with a local Audio/Video company and...

I'm working with a local Audio/Video company and here are the basics of the proposal they provided to me based on my room configuration described above. I'm planning on a 60 or 65" plasma and was...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
Well life got in the way for us and slowed our...

Well life got in the way for us and slowed our project considerably. Found out a lot of the construction that was done in our basement by the previous owners was really not done right, not square...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-25-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
Quote:Originally Posted by BeerParty...

Quote:Originally Posted by BeerParty http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21824838)

Looking at your renders it looks like the pool table will be very...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-22-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Rick S5
New HVAC main trunk duct work started installing...

New HVAC main trunk duct work started installing today. Raising the roof was the goal but the added benefit was we removed some older fiber duct board that was filled with mold we didn't even know...
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