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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,928
Posted By motoharu
I am setting up SR7005 with Focal Chorus 8s. ...

I am setting up SR7005 with Focal Chorus 8s.
Thinking about buying banana plugs as a set (20 piece)
But it seems to me that Focals have a bigger hole for bananas to be inserted than marantz.
Do i...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-16-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By motoharu
Even when I am not using my system, the fans in...

Even when I am not using my system, the fans in the equipment rack are working every 15 minutes for almost 2 minutes.

This is pretty disturbing when trying to work (home office) or watching low...
Forum: Speakers   02-14-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By motoharu
Started to hookup. Trying to figure out the...

Started to hookup.
Trying to figure out the placement of units and how to tidy up the wires in the rack.

Tomorrow curtains are coming and the PJ screen and TV will be hang.
Electricity will be...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-14-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By motoharu
Have no idea, that's why i'm asking...

Have no idea, that's why i'm asking http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-13-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By motoharu
When there is a shortage or spike on the...

When there is a shortage or spike on the electricity my old Definitive Tech sub was making a "Boom" sound which is really disturbing and probably harmful to sub.
And after a few years it started...
Forum: Speakers   02-10-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By motoharu
Its been more than a month but i still havent...

Its been more than a month but i still havent set up the system http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/frown.gif
Waiting for my curtains and equipment rack to arrive...
Forum: Remote Control Area   02-07-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 401,885
Posted By motoharu
I have a Harmony 900 which i was using with my...

I have a Harmony 900 which i was using with my old setup without blasters as my equipments were all under the tv stand withing line of view.

Now, as i am trying to make myself a small home...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 785,072
Posted By motoharu
I recently purchased a set of Focal Speakers to...

I recently purchased a set of Focal Speakers to be driven with marantz sr7005.
I heard they work well together.

My question is, what kind of stand should i look for or diy, to use with center...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-31-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By motoharu
Room dimensions are, 33' - 20' - 8,4'. However...

Room dimensions are, 33' - 20' - 8,4'.
However due to large columns and half of the room being used as home office, the planned HT section is 20' - 13' - 8,4'.
Screen is Da-Lite tensioned 133'
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-31-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By motoharu
Sadly i can't mount on top of the screen, that...

Sadly i can't mount on top of the screen, that will be on the ceiling, at 8' 4", which is a tat too high i think.

"You will have to live with your constraints"
In that case, i have to put it as...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-31-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By motoharu
Thanx for the answer Kal. I have another...

Thanx for the answer Kal.

I have another question tho;
There is only 18" of height from the floor to the bottom of the screen when it is open, and i have to fit the center in there somewhere.
...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-29-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By motoharu
Hmm, i cant use black velvet as its not a...

Hmm, i cant use black velvet as its not a dedicated room.
Even when they are close, my wife do not want to see almost 1feet (due to thickness) of black curtains on 4 sides of the room.

What if i...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By motoharu
Hi, Trying to figure out my new setup with...

Hi,

Trying to figure out my new setup with a ceiling mounted projector screen and wall mounted tv behind.

I have read that, especially the center speaker's front edge, must be aligned with the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By motoharu
Thank you for the reply airscpaes. There is...

Thank you for the reply airscpaes.
There is the thread i started about this issue: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1305766

If you dontwant to click here is my situation and what...
Forum: Screens   01-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By motoharu
Can i use a lighter color for curtains with a...

Can i use a lighter color for curtains with a kinda suede fabric to absorb light better?

I can use darker color for sides as they will be closed when not watching projector.
But i want to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-26-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By motoharu
Exactly my situation, any ideas or experience...

Exactly my situation, any ideas or experience will be greatly appreciated..
Forum: Screens   01-20-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By motoharu
Thanx for the reply. I can put curtains,...

Thanx for the reply.

I can put curtains, that is no problem, what i can't do is paint.
But, about the curtains i have another problem.
As you can see in the picture, heating pipes goes on the...
Forum: Screens   01-19-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By motoharu
I have decided to go for Da-Lite, but now i have...

I have decided to go for Da-Lite, but now i have more questions.
Who would have thought that selecting a screen would be that complicated, well, not me...
Forum: Screens   01-10-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By motoharu
Thanx for the reply Chrisx510, i think i should...

Thanx for the reply Chrisx510, i think i should do that.
It will not only solve the reflection problem but help control the lightning too..

What about the ceiling tho, yours doesn't look like...
Forum: Screens   01-10-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By motoharu
I would like to buy a "nearly" wall to wall...

I would like to buy a "nearly" wall to wall screen for my U shaped corner.
My concern is, being only 10" far from each wall and ceiling, will the light from projector bounces from the screen to the...
Forum: Speakers   01-06-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By motoharu
I listened both and decided to go for Focals and...

I listened both and decided to go for Focals and bought them.
But still trying to choose a TV+Projector combo to start a little build at my cave..

The setup is:
836V Front
816V Back
CC800...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 134,022
Posted By motoharu
I am living in Europe so sadly it looks like i...

I am living in Europe so sadly it looks like i am on my own.
I have to make my brother (artist/painter) do something like this for me.

As far as i understand from reading this thread;

We can...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By motoharu
I think i may be able to find a 60"+ brand new...

I think i may be able to find a 60"+ brand new pioneer left in the storage somewhere.

But do you think is it safe to buy from a brand after they seized production nearly 2 years ago?
I know they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By motoharu
Thanks for the replies. SC-35 sure looks like...

Thanks for the replies.
SC-35 sure looks like a fine alternative to 7005.

I am leaning on Marantz solely depending on their good reputation to work in harmony with Focals.
But i will definitely...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By motoharu
Hello, i am thinking of getting one of those; ...

Hello,
i am thinking of getting one of those;
Onkyo TX-NR3008 + Oppo BDP-93
or
Marantz SR7005 + Marantz UD5005.

I am gonna use these with Focal Chorus 826V + 816V + CC800 + SW800.
I heard...
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