Originally Posted by ldgibson76
Hello Mashie Saldana!
All I have to say is "WOW!" Outstanding setup. Very clean, efficient and tasteful done! I love the equipment selection. Which device do you use for music playback?
The Monitor Audio GS20's are really nice and a fine combination with the NAD T722. The sound must be ridiculously accurate?! I'm sure once you get everything situated/calibrated, your system will provide you with years of satisfying performance.
I must say I'm really satisified with the result considering A I didn't audition any of the audio kit, B didn't actually have the TV demoed in the store. I have however used a NAD receiver for the past four years and metal drive speakers for the past nine. Then extrapolating that experience with the massive threads full of feedback on this forum I made my decision. Not to mention it is very easy to get a good deal when you step in to the local dealer, state you intend to buy that and that piece of hardware and want their best price.
The NAD T775 is a beast and I totally love using HDMI for all interconnects, no more messing about with lots of wires, just one and then the power lead. Ok so it will be a second wire to most kit as they have ethernet ports but that's it.
The first HD content I tested on this setup was Rambo with all it's gore and glory in 7.1. The black levels are just insane and after using a DLP rear projector screen for years with a whopping 2000:1 contrast ratio I can't get enough of it. The sound is also a completely different matter compared to the previous setup, it's the sonical equivalent of going from SD to HD TV, all of a sudden there are soo much more detail to be heard.
As for playing music I have multiple options:
On demand music videos on the Cable Box.
USB direct to TV
USB/CD to BD60
I don't plan to replace this system anytime soon.
Originally Posted by croseiv
Nice set-up and great movie to display....
Yeah Serenity is one of my long time favourites and the second film I watched on this system, I did notice something odd though. The Serenity box and the menu system say DTS-HD MA 5.1, however the receiver did see 7.1 coming in from the Blu-ray player and I got sound going to the rear speakers as well. I'm not entierly sure why this happened as all the player did was decoding the audio stream to LPCM. It's no setting enabled anywhere to "upscale" the sound from 5.1 to 7.1.
Originally Posted by pcweber111
Gorgeous speakers. Large HTPC too lol. Very well put together system and I bet it sounds fabulous. Get that sub!
The Piano Black option was one of the reasons I did go with the GS series.
I know the HTPC is a bit big, however none of the usual small ones would fit in the rack so I simply went for one of the best looking towers cases
The sub will come but for now the GS20's do a decent job reproducing most explosions in films. I was really let down by Transformers from a sound point of view, it simply seems the director don't want to feel nor hear things explode. I mean trowing a car around and all you hear is a ploink. I'm soo glad Rambo was the first film I watched or I would have thought the system was broken tbh. I must admit, a life size Megan Fox did almost make up for the lack of rumbles.