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Frohlich's Marantz/Paradigm/Panasonic Home Theater

post #1 of 17
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I recently bought a few upgrades so I thought I would post some pictures.

Equipment:
TV:Panasonic 65vt25 3d tv
Front Speakers: Paradigm Studio 20 V5
Center Speaker: Paradigm Studio cc590 v5
3 surrounds: Definitive Technoloby BPX
Subwoofer: Paradigm SUB 15
Pre/Pro: Marantz av7005 with HDMI 1.4
Amplifier: Marantz mm8003 8 channel amp
XBOX 360
Blu Ray: Panasonic 35
Bello TV stand


Here are some pictures (though I stink at taking good pictures):







post #2 of 17
Nice system Frohlich. Lets get those front speakers higher up or at least angle them up to the LP. Where's the sub 15?

Oh I see it there in the corner.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek View Post
Nice system Frohlich. Lets get those front speakers higher up or at least angle them up to the LP. Where's the sub 15?

Oh I see it there in the corner.
Though I am very happy with my system, I do have a wife and two kids and there have to be some compromises with the spousal unit. That includes not having tower speakers, running all the wires so they are not showing underneath the HT room and hiding the sub next to the chair and other things to integrate the HT into the family decor.
post #4 of 17
Nice gear, I looked at that set of speakers but couldn't find a place to listen to them locally. I too have to consider the wife approval factor in most of what I do which sometimes dampers things. I don't know how much she would mind but would it be possible to move the L and R front speakers into the corners? Moving them out to the corners of the room will give a much wider front stage and should give you more sense of movement and space. If those speakers could be wallmounted it might be a way to overcome the objection that kept you from getting towers.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by bencorn View Post

Nice gear, I looked at that set of speakers but couldn't find a place to listen to them locally. I too have to consider the wife approval factor in most of what I do which sometimes dampers things. I don't know how much she would mind but would it be possible to move the L and R front speakers into the corners? Moving them out to the corners of the room will give a much wider front stage and should give you more sense of movement and space. If those speakers could be wallmounted it might be a way to overcome the objection that kept you from getting towers.

I have thought about moving the L and R speaker further out but the problem is that this is an addition on the back of the house and the floor is concrete for the first few feet and must have been a rear deck at some point. I currently run the wires underneath the addition and they pop out behind the TV via an existing heating vent opening. To run them further out would mean drilling holes in 3 inch thick cement...in other words, it is not going to happen
post #6 of 17
Yea I didn't think of the concrete walls. Only way to hide the speaker wire then would be to go up through the door frames or go under the carpet and that might be a bigger fight than it's worth.
post #7 of 17
That Sub 15 is a beast !!
post #8 of 17
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I know nobody cares but me but I received my 8 XLR cables today to cover all channels and hooked them up between my AV7005 and MM8003. Why...because I can
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Frohlich View Post

To run them further out would mean drilling holes in 3 inch thick cement...in other words, it is not going to happen

If you ever feel motivated...
post #10 of 17
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If you ever feel motivated...

To date, I have not had enough motivation to go there
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Frohlich View Post

I know nobody cares...

man, that's not true!

What difference did you notice? If it was positive, what cable type did you use?

BTW, those 3 frames above your tv, are empty...?

Mike
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Frohlich View Post

To run them further out would mean drilling holes in 3 inch thick cement...in other words, it is not going to happen

In a previous life I drilled quite a bit of concrete. Drilling the holes would be the easiest part. Feeding and protecting the cables would be the hardest.

IMO.

Mike
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by BigMike66 View Post

man, that's not true!

What difference did you notice? If it was positive, what cable type did you use?

BTW, those 3 frames above your tv, are empty...?

Mike

Didn't really notice any difference between XLR and RCA to be honest...and the connection is secure since it snaps into place...but they look "purdy" when you look at all the wires behind my equipment

Those 3 frames are decoration from my wife...when she reads your response she is going to be pissed and kick your a$$
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Frohlich View Post

Those 3 frames are decoration from my wife...when she reads your response she is going to be pissed and kick your a$$

Now I see it, she was framing the wall.

Don't need to piss-off anyones's SO!
post #15 of 17
Frohlich,

It is good to see I'm not the only one with Def Tech speakers on their ceiling. I have two white BP2x's on my ceiling as my room is open on one side. No the best location but it sounds fine.

Bill
post #16 of 17
nice setup
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Frohlich,

It is good to see I'm not the only one with Def Tech speakers on their ceiling. I have two white BP2x's on my ceiling as my room is open on one side. No the best location but it sounds fine.

Bill

I have that design patented so you probably owe me a few bucks royalty It was the only solution I could come up with. I had the speakers before I had the room.
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