I must be the only one with a cinema setup here! Here's my setup! 1x Optoma DS329 Projector, 1x Onkyo TX-SR577 7.1 A/V Amp, 1x Prosound 1600 (Front L+R), 1x Ibiza Amp-2000 (Subs), 1x 2000 watt 18" Subwoofer (Soon to be 2x 2000 watt 21" subs!), 2x 500 watt Prosound 15" passive PA speakers, 1x Custom Center speaker, 4x Philips surround speakers (Soon to be replaced with 10" Prosound PA speakers!), 1x Sky+HD Satellite box, 1x Custom PC rig, 1x Xbox 360 Slim, 1x PS3 Slim, A hidden Optoma 3D-XL adaptor for Sky 3D and other 3D signal inputs and finally... 1x 10m Gold plated 3D, 4k HDMI v1.4a cable... Thoughts everyone? Don't worry about the custom unit for the units.. It's work in progress!
The 2000 Watt 18" "Quake Maker"...
Took the grille off my 15" PA speakers...
A demo video you say?
Yes! I did a house party with that on full blast! :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZRcX_1XRI&list=UU7wxT6XeKzfOkw2suDYjOvQ&index=20
I'm also having 2 of these either side of my center speaker.. You know to warn people of the "danger".. That 18" sub HAS made people be sick from too much gut wrenching bass! Edited by ramdisknet - 2/2/13 at 10:35pm
Mmm, okay, back on track to stereo setups then. I've got a few stereo rigs, so I'll make two posts.
The more unusual one is this:
In our music, fitness, and game room it's an actively quad-amped four-way in a JBL L250 cabinet. The woofer is replaced with the most current version of the venerable JBL 14" driver, the 8" and 4" drivers are JBL inverted Ti domes, and the tweeter is a 1.5" Ti dome. The loudspeaker managment is done by two BSS 366T Omnidrive compact plus units, and the individual drivers are powered by Hafler pro amps: an SR2600 (2x600 into 8 Ohms) for the woofers and three SR300 (2x300 into 8 Ohms), one for each pair of 8", 4" and 1.5" drivers. The amps are behind the left speaker. You can also see the color coded XLR interconnects to help me avoid connecting the wrong things together.
Sources are CD, SACD, DVD-A, and Apple Lossless through a Citation pre.
The pictures aren't great, but you get the idea.
With 3000 carefully controlled Watts the pair can get really loud without distorting, and for the sake of one's ears the outer limits should not be explored. It took a couple of months to get everything pretty close to right with hours spent measuring, listening, measuring again. The designer of the original L250 gave them a listen and made a recommendation for improving the midrange to tweeter transition, and WOW! it really brought everything right together. Anything I want to throw at these speakers sounds wonderful, and no sub is used.
The black JBL XPL200A pair in the middle is actively bi-amped, but just doesn't really compare. It handles sound for the Wii when we exercise or game.
It's a pair of JBL K2 S9900 speakers, backed by a pair of JBL Synthesis® S2S subwoofers. The subs sit behind the K2s, and an ATI 2003 amp (3x200W) sits on each sub (second pic). Each amp drives a sub and bi-amps a K2. Currently, everything runs through a Parasound P7 analog preamp via XLR to the ATI amps. The subs start participating below 50 Hz.
Sources are an Oppo BDP83SE, an iStreamer DAC for iPod, iPad, iTunes, and a Denon DP 500M turntable (not shown).
Pipe organ music is a chest vibrating, mind blowing experience, and acoustic, jazz, rock, Eastern, and trance all come to life on this system.
here is a pic of mine, i got it all up on a dresser right now with my little polk sub on the floor, but with the acoustics of the room it does not sound much different if there up there or on the floor and its just allot easier to put them up here, where i live now i have to have all of my stuff in my bedroom. i have moved back in with the parents so i could save up a bunch of money and hopefully buy a house this year. i just got all of this except for the sub recently, i was never happy with the stereo i had before hand so i picked up this one.
definitive bp8b, cambridge 651A amp, dac magic plus, a sonos connect hiding behind the TV, a Sony blue ray player and a toshiba 32 inch TV
Slightly off topic, but how do you like your CM5's? Did you have any B&W speakers prior?
Thank you! I love my CM5's! Very great sound, esp in the mids and highs, although a bit lacking in the bass department for hip hop and other genres with lots of bass. Could use a subwoofer, but I can live with it considering these do put out a good amount of bass for their size. These are my first pair of B&W's, but I have auditioned the CM1's and the 6 series and I must say the 685's were pretty impressive. I was originally planning to purchase the CM1's, but after hearing them side to side with the CM5's it was a no brainer to pay the extra for the CM5's.
The TV stand....I honestly don't remember. I go it at a local furniture store and I can't find the receipt. It did originally have a sliding door on the front to cover up one side of components, which I popped off.
The rest of the system is basically listed in my "other" setup in my sig:
Monitor Audio RX1 speakers in Walnut: I already have the RX6 towers in my main setup, so I knew I would love these. Beautifully finished/built little bookshelves.
Harman/kardon HK3390: Just a basic stereo receiver, no room correction/bass management/digital inputs. I wanted something well-built with lots of honest power. H/K rates it at 80w/Ch at 8 ohm and 100w/Ch at 4 ohm. My speakers are 6 ohm so I figure I'm getting at least 90 watts. Plus, it has a MM Phono input if/when I decide to add a turntable. It replaced a 10+ year old Kenwood surround receiver that didn't sound very good and hissed at higher volumes.
Sennheiser HD598 headphones - another reason I wanted the H/K was because I'd read that their receivers generally have a good headphone out built in. I' have to agree - sounds better than my Marantz AVR.
Onkyo DX-C380 - 6-disc CD changer
Apple Airport Express
Panasonic TC-L32C5 -pretty basic 720p LCD
Dish Network DVR
80 Gig PS3 for Blu-ray/streaming
Audio from all video sources is run through a Fiio D3 DAC to the receiver.
Another pic from an angle. Edited by fatuglyguy - 3/8/13 at 12:48pm
TheFactor, did you switch from the Sonus Fabers to the kefs? Can you please share your thoughts on them? I just ordered a pair of the Veneres for a 2 channel bedroom system. I also have a RF-7II theater system like yourself. I too run a 2 channel system next to them as well. I know this is for posting pictures, and I don't mean to derail. I'll try to post a picture later. I'd appreciate your thoughts on the Veneres though.
My 2 channel set up is in the home office. Since this picture was taken, I returned the Topping amp and replaced with a Marantz SR5600 AVR, hardly used, I scored off CL for $30. Speakers were free off CL too.
Boston Acoustics A-100 series 1
I want to build some stands next weekend to get them off my desk to free up space.
Old school beauty. Nice poster too.
My daughter has my A100's. They sound awesome in her room.