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post #31 of 488
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Originally Posted by Milwaukeesk View Post

rwaaudio

Not as up on high end audio as you, I had to look up what a rotary sub was....Wow! I can't imagine what good 5Hz sounds like. Does it blend well?

The rotary subwoofer is a great match for the Tympani IV bass panels.
Blending the two was easy, as I can adjust the level of the Tympanis
separately with my Mark Levinson 380S preamp (volume control is
adjustable in .1 db increments). The rotary is adjusted by a woofer
controller which has variable damping, phase, gain and the xover has
a range of 15 hz to 25 hz. The rotary is also adjusted for room size
with a variable speed controller, which when properly adjusted keeps
the fan speed steady.
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post #32 of 488
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Going to stop over to Milwaukeesk's tomorrow to let him know about all the things wrong with his system... Lol. J/King but we will calibrate his rs50 and run some tests.
post #33 of 488
I'm up just a touch north of Green Bay, but I get down to Milwaukee pretty regularly.

Projector: RS10
Screen: Carada 120"
Speakers: Rocket 850, Rocket Bigfoot Center, Emotive ERD surrounds
Sub: CHT 18.2
Electronics: Emotive UPA-7, Yamaha Recv as Pre/Pro, JVC BluRay

My next steps are to bring in a true pre/pro, I've been waiting to find one for under $1500 that I like. I've got the BDP-93 on order. And I'd like to replace my fronts with SHO-10's.
post #34 of 488
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Just finished a home theater meet with Milwaukeesk.

Very good setup.

The picture when we finished with his rs50 is pretty amazing. Some of the dark test material I brought over never looked better. The image had a very 3D like quality to it. I was not a super big fan of JVC's before, but now after getting to spend some quality time with one, I am starting to like the image qualities of them.

I'm really glad I started this thread, as I think we will all get to have a great time getting to know each other, and have others with similar interests to talk too...
post #35 of 488
SOWK is a miracle worker and great guy. I can't believe the transformation my rs50 underwent. I will finally be able to put my remote down during movies and enjoy the movie instead of tweaking.

Thanks again for coming by!
post #36 of 488
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SOWK is a miracle worker and great guy.

Who spiked your koolaid... Lol. Thanks for the compliment.
post #37 of 488
SOWK invited me to join, even though I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Only about an hour and a half from Milwaukee.

Projector: Sony 95
Screen: Carada BW 106 inch
Speakers: Golden Ear Super Sat 50's LCR, 4 Golden Ear sat 3's for surround and HSU ULS-15 dual drive for subs.
Electronics: Denon 3311, SVS EQ-1, Emotiva XPA 3, Panasonic 310 bluray
2 Monster Vision 3d glasses and 6 Optoma rf 3d glasses.

Theater has 2 rows, four seats each. Front row about 12 ft from screen and back row 18 feet on a 10 or 12 inch riser. Room is not treated, a battle i lost with the wife. Theater is in the basement, which also has a bar with a 37 vizio led LCD and in ceiling speakers for 5.1 sound with a Jamo c-80 sub.
We just finished the "upgrade" with the projector, screen and speakers about three weeks ago.
I'm not much of a tweaker, but I am happy with my set-up. Not really an audiophile or videophile, I just like watching movies/sports. I have always wanted a hometheater since I was young. And my wife worked at a theater in high school and always wanted a "movie theater" at her house. We are fortunate enough to have that now, and I hope to get our 19 month old son interested too. He loves the "theater" we have already!!

Thanks for inviting me to the thread SOWK,
Cheers,
Matt
post #38 of 488
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Originally Posted by Milwaukeesk View Post

SOWK is a miracle worker and great guy. I can't believe the transformation my rs50 underwent. I will finally be able to put my remote down during movies and enjoy the movie instead of tweaking.

Thanks again for coming by!

Did you have to bribe SOWK with food or drinks to come by and work his magic?? JK I'm sure my set-up needs some work too. but Lemont is a little bit of a drive from the Milwaukee area.
post #39 of 488
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Did you have to bribe SOWK with food or drinks to come by and work his magic?? JK I'm sure my set-up needs some work too. but Lemont is a little bit of a drive from the Milwaukee area.

It is, but, if you haven't already, use these setting...

Pic Viewing Mode: Cinema 1
Cinema Black Pro (Iris): Auto 1
Color Temp: Low 1
Gamma: Off (2.2)
Color Space: Normal

This will get you 95% of the way there already. The Sony is fantastic out of the box!
post #40 of 488
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Did you have to bribe SOWK with food or drinks to come by and work his magic?? JK I'm sure my set-up needs some work too. but Lemont is a little bit of a drive from the Milwaukee area.

I tried bribing him with food and drink, and once he got there and I started pushing said food and drink, all he wanted to do was calibrate. I think he was more interested in getting his hands on the JVC than snacks. I was however able to keep him on top of his game with some caffeinated beverages.

I watched my first movie last night on the calibrated rig...Wow! I've finally arrived....even if I was watching Hangover II.
post #41 of 488
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Originally Posted by Milwaukeesk View Post


I tried bribing him with food and drink, and once he got there and I started pushing said food and drink, all he wanted to do was calibrate. I think he was more interested in getting his hands on the JVC than snacks. I was however able to keep him on top of his game with some caffeinated beverages.

I watched my first movie last night on the calibrated rig...Wow! I've finally arrived....even if I was watching Hangover II.

I'm really glad you like it. It's taken many years to learn everything, but it was all worth it in the end.

I never asked, but did you have any kids, or is it just you and your wife?
post #42 of 488
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I'm really glad you like it. It's taken many years to learn everything, but it was all worth it in the end.

I never asked, but did you have any kids, or is it just you and your wife?

Just me and my wife at the moment.
post #43 of 488
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I'm still trying hard to get to seethe rs55, before I decide on the benQ w7000
post #44 of 488
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

It is, but, if you haven't already, use these setting...

Pic Viewing Mode: Cinema 1
Cinema Black Pro (Iris): Auto 1
Color Temp: Low 1
Gamma: Off (2.2)
Color Space: Normal

This will get you 95% of the way there already. The Sony is fantastic out of the box!

Thanks. I think those are the settings that I am using, I'll have to check when I get off work. I do think it looks great.
post #45 of 488
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Originally Posted by Milwaukeesk View Post

I tried bribing him with food and drink, and once he got there and I started pushing said food and drink, all he wanted to do was calibrate. I think he was more interested in getting his hands on the JVC than snacks. I was however able to keep him on top of his game with some caffeinated beverages.

I watched my first movie last night on the calibrated rig...Wow! I've finally arrived....even if I was watching Hangover II.

Sounds great. It seems like SOWK really has a passion for HT. How was Hangover II? We haven't gotten around to seeing it yet.
post #46 of 488
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Sounds great. It seems like SOWK really has a passion for HT.

I do, As well as 2 channel audio, and gaming computers as well.
post #47 of 488
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Originally Posted by mmarki View Post

Sounds great. It seems like SOWK really has a passion for HT. How was Hangover II? We haven't gotten around to seeing it yet.

Hangover II was okay. I loved the first one, but in this one it kind of seemed like they were trying to hard.
post #48 of 488
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Milwaukeesk... Got my HDMI cable through... I was going to do 3, but that is just not going to happen... Lol.

I also ordered 2 more chairs and should be here by Wednesday or Thursday.
post #49 of 488
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Milwaukeesk... Got my HDMI cable through... I was going to do 3, but that is just not going to happen... Lol.

I also ordered 2 more chairs and should be here by Wednesday or Thursday.

Sweet. I've struggled with running wire so many times.... I know how frustrating it can be only to then pull an HDMI through. Then I notice that I damaged some of the pins on the connector, not to mention tearing the skin off my knuckles.

Do you have a HDMI switching processor on your list now?

Sounds like you are finally going to be up and running!!!
post #50 of 488
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I will be using my Denon 4311CI for HDMI switching.
post #51 of 488
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Originally Posted by Milwaukeesk View Post

Sweet. I've struggled with running wire so many times.... I know how frustrating it can be only to then pull an HDMI through. Then I notice that I damaged some of the pins on the connector, not to mention tearing the skin off my knuckles.

Do you have a HDMI switching processor on your list now?

Sounds like you are finally going to be up and running!!!

It's good to tape over the connectors.
I use "fish tape" for pulling wires.
Not always easy (especially with 90 degree turns) but works.

Mike
post #52 of 488
What goes in with tape on it, doesnt always come out that way
post #53 of 488
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Sold the Sony VPL-VW95ES.

Think I am now going to order the BenQ W7000 (still waiting for firmware update)
post #54 of 488
Can I be a Jr. member of this group (or is it a gang)? I live in Kenosha and have just started my HT build after a couple years of planning and plotting. During this time I was building out my audio system and that's nearly complete. Here's the equipment list:

Pre/Pro - Meridian 861 v4 (with modified HDMI switcher)
BluRay - Oppo 83
Gaming - Sony PS3
Satellite - DircTv HR-20
Amp #1 - Earthquake Cinenova Grande 3
Amp #2 - Earthquake Cinenova Grande 5
Sub amp - Yamaha P7000s
Front LR - VMPS RM40
Center - VMPS LRC
Surrounds - VMPS RM2 (2 sets)
Subs - dual Ascendant Audio Avalanche 18 sealed subs

Looking to add an Oppo 93 and another P7000s in the near future. As for the video side I am planning to go with a JVC Rs-45 and a Seymour AV Center Stage XD 130" 16:9 screen. I'm building a bat cave and am just in the studding stage.
post #55 of 488
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

Sold the Sony VPL-VW95ES.

Think I am now going to order the BenQ W7000 (still waiting for firmware update)

Congrats on the sale!
post #56 of 488
Hey TedO,

I'll speak for the group and welcome you aboard.

What do you intend will be your primary uses for the theater room? TV, Movies, Games? If you are slanted toward movies you may want to consider a 2:35:1 screen versus the 16:9. I have a 16:9 and am now tasked with building some masks because most of what I watch is 2:35. Something to think about anyway.
post #57 of 488
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TedO, your VMPS series II?
post #58 of 488
I plan to watch movies, sports and TV in that order on the projection setup. I am limited in length for this screen because of the room ands not wanting to put the L & R speakers behind the screen. My though process here was to go with the largest screen size for the given space and that seemed to be a 16:9 screen. Are you using the constant height method for your 2.35:1 picture or do you have an A lens and scaler?

My VMPS speakers are not the series II but older versions. From my understanding, the Series II in the RM40 and RM2 only added the waveguides to the mid panels and tweeters which can be done to any set of existing VMPS speakers. I hesitated doing this upgrade because the benefit it gives is a wider dispersion of the high frequencies, giving you a larger sweet spot in the room. I’m thinking a more pinpoint focalization of the sound is better, if you’re the one in the sweet spot.

I bought my RM40s second hand and they came with spiral tweeters and TRT caps. I have done all the upgrades except for the series II and the ribbon tweeter. I have a set of Aurum Cantus G3 ribbon tweeters that will be replacing the spiral tweeters as soon as I can find time.

My living room system has a set of RM30’s and a Larger subwoofer. The series II upgrade to the 30s is a little more involved and I plan to do that some day.
post #59 of 488
I am in Waukesha, WI. and I built my Theater room back on 2007.
post #60 of 488
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I am in Waukesha, WI. and I built my Theater room back on 2007.

Any details on equipment or photos?
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