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post #1 of 279
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HT System

 

Display:
Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

Audio/Video:
Marantz SR7008 AVR

OPPO BDP-105 Blu-Ray Disc Player
DirecTV HR44 Genie HD DVR
Logitech Harmony 1100 Remote Control

 

Speakers:
B&W CM9 Main Speakers


Subwoofer:

JL Audio Fathom F112

 

Power Conditioning:

Furman Elite-15 DM i

 

Cables:

AudioQuest CV-8 Speaker Cables

AudioQuest King Cobra Interconnects

AudioQuest Boxer Subwoofer Cable

AudioQuest Carbon HDMI Cables

 

Media Storage and Network:
Linksys E4200 Router
Iomega StorCenter ix-200 2TB NAS

 

A/V Furniture:

Sony SU-RS12X Stand

 

 

2 Channel Desktop System

 

PC:

Falcon Northwest Mach V PC - Win8 64bit

- Asus Z87-Deluxe

- Intel Core i7 4770K @ 4.8GHz

- Asetek Liquid Cooling

- 16GB 1866 DDR3 RAM

- EVGA GTX 780 Ti Superclocked

- Crucial SSD

 

Audio Software:

Foobar2000 with ASIO Bit-Perfect Driver

 

DAC:

Audiolab M-DAC

 

Amplifiers:

Woo Audio WA2 Tube Pre-Amplifier/Headphone Amplifier

Parasound HALO A23 Amplifier

 

Speakers:

KEF LS50 Speakers

 

Headphones:

beyerdynamic DT 880

 

Cables:

AudioQuest Carbon USB Cable

AudioQuest Rocket 33 Speaker Cables
AudioQuest King Cobra Interconnects

PS Audio PerfectWave AC-3 Power Cables

 

Room Treatments:

ATS Acoustics Microsuede Panels

 

Power Conditioning:

Monster HDP 1800 Power Center

CyberPower Pure Sinewave UPS

 

Accessories:

Dynaudio SF1 Speaker Stands

SANUS Foundations Euro Series Amp Stand

 

 

Bedroom System

 

Panasonic TC-L42ET5 LED 3D TV

Denon S-101 Audio System

DirecTV HR24 HD DVR

 


HT System Pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Channel Desktop System Pictures:

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by drewTT - 3/15/14 at 1:03pm
post #2 of 279
Very nice. It's neat and clean. Anyone with Polk is good people.
post #3 of 279
Sharp, neat and clean. My kind of set-up!
post #4 of 279
looking good, make sure to keep an eye on your friend's drinks around that svs!

Also very nice job with cable management at your tv stand, I can't see a single wire in that first pic and your stand has no back!
post #5 of 279
Really good looking system. ^^Like everyone else said the wire managment is very well done.

BTW I have the older 60" 2000A model and I still have not replaced the bulb. It will be hitting 7000 hours soon and will be 3 years old thanksgiving time.

Enjoyed looking at your system.
post #6 of 279
Nice but a far from ideal setup. The open doorway behind the left speaker contrasts with the solid wall and corner at right speaker and is a cause of imbalance. In addition, the sub in the corner screams for EQ and I think I see a hard reflective coffee table peeking into one picture.
post #7 of 279
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Nice but a far from ideal setup. The open doorway behind the left speaker contrasts with the solid wall and corner at right speaker and is a cause of imbalance. In addition, the sub in the corner screams for EQ and I think I see a hard reflective coffee table peeking into one picture.


Hello Kal!

If it wasn't for you, we'd all be suffering from "Delusions of Grandeur!"
You truly have a way of delivering us from the abyss of self absorbtion!
But as always, you are correct in your observation.

drewTT, you do have a fine looking setup. I really like the HK 7550HD. without a doubt, their best AVR to date. My biggest concern is the AVR's ability to breathe! Having the DirectTV H20 on top of the HK is not conducive to proper ventilation. Although the HK does run cool, I'm sure your owner's manual specifies that your AVR ventilation slots should never be blocked. See page 24 of the owners manual.

http://www.harmankardon.com/resource...3March2008.pdf

Other than that, very nice set up!

Regards.
post #8 of 279
Very clean set up! I like it! How is that SVS treating you?
post #9 of 279
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Originally Posted by notChris View Post

Very clean set up! I like it! How is that SVS treating you?

it is an excellent sub. sounds amazing and looks killer to boot. best sub i've owned thus far
post #10 of 279
Nice equipment (and I'm jealous of how clean everything is!). But, I'm a bit nervous about the DirecTV box on top of the receiver. Heat dissipation is important for a receiver or any heat-generating component, so perhaps stacking isn't the best idea there.
post #11 of 279
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i hear ya guys on the stacked satellite receiver however i do not have a choice. it will not fit below the ps3.

the sony stand is stingy with the room it provides for components
post #12 of 279
The DVR doesn't get much breathing room either; it seems to have no overhead clearance. Would it do better where the Playstation is? But, is the Playstation a top-loading device? If not perhaps you could switch the two and get a bit of relief.

The stand fits the TV nicely, so replacing it would be a last resort.
post #13 of 279
Ril
post #14 of 279
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a few changes. tossed out the ps3 for a new ps3 slim. finaly can get bitstream HD audio. also got a new directv DVR.
post #15 of 279
Congrats on the acquisition of the PS3 Slim and new DVR.
Photos please!

Regards.
post #16 of 279
Thread Starter 
It has been a while since I updated my thread. So here we go.

Got a few new things.

PS3 Slim to replace PS3 fat.


Linksys E4200 dual band router and Directv HR24 HD DVR.




Hid the wires along the wall going to the sub and surrounds



New speaker cable and banana plugs.


Front stage shot.


Front stage naked.


Rear shot.


Here is a quick video of the system in action. 114dB+ at listening position.
http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h9...=soundclip.mp4

Energy RC50s and Crown 402D amp for the office/music room.


Asus Essence STX sound card for my PC.


post #17 of 279
Great system! Very clean and I echo the comments on the wire management. JT
post #18 of 279
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Originally Posted by jnnt29 View Post

Great system! Very clean and I echo the comments on the wire management. JT

Thanks.
post #19 of 279
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Next update is imminent as I am looking to replace the Polks. I am considering a few options.

The most economical being the outgoing Kef iQ line that can be had at a good discount. Specifically, looking at the iQ90 towers for left and right, iQ60c for center, and iQ50 for rears.

The other option is B&W 600 line or maybe even the CM line.

Not quite sure yet but I am leaning heavily towards the Kefs.

If anybody is interested in my Polks, please PM me.
post #20 of 279
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Originally Posted by drewTT View Post

Next update is imminent as I am looking to replace the Polks. I am considering a few options.

The most economical being the outgoing Kef iQ line that can be had at a good discount. Specifically, looking at the iQ90 towers for left and right, iQ60c for center, and iQ50 for rears.

The other option is B&W 600 line or maybe even the CM line.

Not quite sure yet but I am leaning heavily towards the Kefs.

If anybody is interested in my Polks, please PM me.

I love my CMs, but if I didn't have them then I am almost sure I would go KEF. Probably the only reason I didn't was because I never got to audition them. You really can't go wrong with either.
post #21 of 279
Very nice. I am sure you enjoy it everyday. Looking at these system configuration threads is like HT porn....I feel dirty
post #22 of 279
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Originally Posted by tmaschm View Post

I love my CMs, but if I didn't have them then I am almost sure I would go KEF. Probably the only reason I didn't was because I never got to audition them. You really can't go wrong with either.

I would love to get the CM line but it is hard to ignore the good deals on the Kef iQ series. I think they both look incredible but can't decide if the CMs sound that much better for HT to consider the huge price difference.
post #23 of 279
Right back at you drewTT. How far is your gain up on your SVS? I have mine at a quarter of the way and it still shakes the house!!

What is the think behind the right speaker behind the TV, with the plant on it? Another sub?
post #24 of 279
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Originally Posted by Bigham16 View Post

Right back at you drewTT. How far is your gain up on your SVS? I have mine at a quarter of the way and it still shakes the house!!

What is the think behind the right speaker behind the TV, with the plant on it? Another sub?

Thanks. I got mine at almost 12.

Yes, it is a sub but I don't use it. It's a crappy old Harman Kardon HTIB sub. I just have it there in the corner to hide some of the wires that loop around the corner.
post #25 of 279
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Picked up a SVS SB12-NSD from a super cool AVS member.

I am experimenting with it in the HT setup. I put it in the right front corner and it has added more midbass slam to the front stage, especially noticeable with music.

My HK receiver has two sub outs so that I can set them up individually. However, I think I do need the SMS-1 now though to dial it all in a bit better.
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post #27 of 279
Are those energies connected to your computer?
post #28 of 279
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Originally Posted by amarshonarbangla View Post

Are those energies connected to your computer?

Yes.
post #29 of 279
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I am having a hard time trying to decide whether it's worth upgrading to the Kef IQ line. I am after a speaker with a better tweeter. After listening to my Energy's, the silk/composite tweeters in the Polks are not cutting it anymore.

I am looking for more of a spacious sound and that extra sparkle on the high end.

Just can't decide though....
post #30 of 279
Hey-that new sub looks great!
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