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post #31 of 101
Dr.DTS your center speaker is really small compared to your mains. Any thought of upgrading it to match your mains ?
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Originally Posted by Spleen View Post

I recommend you raise your main left/right Kenwood speakers off the floor a foot or so. Music will sound better.

Yeah, it is pretty "boomy" now with the subwoofer and those big speakers.

It does make a BIG difference. Not so boomy and clearer sounds. Thanks for the Heads up.



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Really, really nice Spanbauer!
How do you keep the light out? That window looks pretty bright.

Thanks! Since most of our movie watching is after sunset, the daylight isn't often an issue.
post #34 of 101
lololol at upside down litter cans. Great impromptu.


Question... Dont you guys get bothered by the lights/leds of equipment in your line of sight ?
I find it annoying to the point I use marker/electrical tape/liquid electrical tape to black out most of the lights.
Those cable boxes with bright bat signal time displays are a pain to deal with.
post #35 of 101
my humble Sony fanboy setup 3 years ago, DA50ES and random Sony crap, midrange Pioneer LD player, I hate Ikea, wish I could afford all Herman Miller. All in storage now:



40inch LCD as desktop monitor configuration was fun while it lasted:

post #36 of 101
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Dr.DTS your center speaker is really small compared to your mains. Any thought of upgrading it to match your mains ?



It does look a bit out-of-place. But the 'Little guy' can pretty much handle about everything thrown at it. My original setup was justa 5.1 9Boston Micro 9000) with a old Denon 1801 AVR we had for like 8 yrs. Prior to that I bought the PSB 500 Centurys. They've pretty much been stuck in storage after trying to sell them.

I then last year bought a new AVR...Yamaha RX-V671 which is really remarkable and handles the load and needs mainly ARC with one feed to the TV. It also uses a unique form of 3D sound with a 7.1 Presence Surround. Since we don't really have the space for a typical 7.1 I put the PSBs in the front to help on the lower end while the two small Bostons in the front corners are now used as "Fill in Presence". The output is around 30% vs the 100% of the other speakers.

You can do some fine tuning in several areas as dilalogue lift, adjusting speaker size and increase or decreasing the DB levels. It actually has balanced out quite well. Plus I've never really been a fan of 7.1 or even 5.1 music. For music part the PSB's just cannot be beat with additional low end from the Boston Sub. But with the current setup I still get enough sound via 7.1, just not the typical arrangement.
post #37 of 101
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Originally Posted by jack54 View Post

Yeah, it is pretty "boomy" now with the subwoofer and those big speakers.

It does make a BIG difference. Not so boomy and clearer sounds. Thanks for the Heads up.




Lol, I like your speaker stand solution. They actually fit the look of the room. I think we are sometimes too quick to buy "off the rack" speaker stands instead of using a bit of imagination. It got me thinking about a couple of rectangular steel trash cans I saw the other day. Put a stable top on them and paint them black and the would go perfectly with my RT7s!
post #38 of 101
iphone pics aren't that good
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post #39 of 101
main hometheater has Kuro plasma and Aerial Acoustics speakers- second hometheater or pcht has Sony LCD and Snell Acoustics speakers
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post #40 of 101
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Yeah, it is pretty "boomy" now with the subwoofer and those big speakers.
What kind of stands should I get?

I see that you came up with a good solution. Excellent!
post #41 of 101
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Originally Posted by jass5150 View Post

Lol, I like your speaker stand solution. They actually fit the look of the room. I think we are sometimes too quick to buy "off the rack" speaker stands instead of using a bit of imagination. It got me thinking about a couple of rectangular steel trash cans I saw the other day. Put a stable top on them and paint them black and the would go perfectly with my RT7s!


Look a lot nicer than my older original milk crates which I covered up with black fabric. Throw a french or german sounding name on on them and no-one will know the difference. As a rule..."your eyes don't care the way it sounds and your ears don't care the way it looks"
post #42 of 101
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...and THANK YOU for such a good tip! Big difference!

Glad to help.
post #43 of 101
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post #44 of 101
Here is my setup. I've got a Samsung PN59D7000. One of the main reasons I chose this one over the similar Panasonic is the form of the TV. It's very sexy hung up with it's super thin panel. The picture, now that I've calibrated it is superb and the 3D is turns out more fun than I thought it would be. I'm sure that the miniscule picture difference above the top plasma would even be notice by my simple eyes. I had a Samsung 40" UN40B7000 before this and the size difference and picture quality is stunning. I sometimes miss the pop but am grateful for a more smooth picture.

Speakers are EMP Tek towers and center with two paradigm surrounds. I've posted this in the "Configuration" forum.





post #45 of 101
my modest setup, LG 60" plasma, Polk M70s & 40s rear CS2 center, Marantz BD7004 bluray, Onkyo HT-RC180 avr & C-7030 cdp, Dual 1218 tt. Sound is phenominal
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post #46 of 101
My setup is in a bedroom so not much to show other than the 3 BD- DVD players, SC35 Elite AVR, SVS sub and 65vt30 with the Paradigm Millenia 5.1 system.



Here is the Kuro and RF7's i sold before changing over to the smaller Paradigms and the 65VT30.
post #47 of 101
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My setup is in a bedroom so not much to show other than the 3 BD- DVD players, SC35 Elite AVR, SVS sub and 65vt30 with the Paradigm Millenia 5.1 system.



Here is the Kuro and RF7's i sold before changing over to the smaller Paradigms and the 65VT30.

Wow, that's definitely a jump up in size of TV and a drop down in the size of actual speakers. Did you have a sub before with the Klipsch speakers? How do you like the Paradigm speakers in comparison? How about the TV difference?
post #48 of 101
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Wow, that's definitely a jump up in size of TV and a drop down in the size of actual speakers. Did you have a sub before with the Klipsch speakers? How do you like the Paradigm speakers in comparison? How about the TV difference?

I had a Sunfire true signature sub that was up along side the wall as it would not fit in the corner with the RF7's. I feel i lost nothing when i sold the RF7's other than at ear bleed level. The little Paradigms really rock. So far the 65vt30 has been rock soild with a great pic. I am happy with the vt30, but it does lack that Kuro pop.
post #49 of 101
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I can't see the smaller speakers putting out more bass than the big ones.
Plus I like the looks of those big ones too.
However I know new technology really improves sound in small speakers.

The smaller Millenia's can't touch the RF7's when it comes to bass. Along with the SVS PB12 NSD they sound very good.
post #50 of 101
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There is more than just a big Plasma to a room. I'd like to see how some of you folks did your room, the furniture, audio setups, how you control the lighting etc. Audio is just as important as the TV. It will give me and others idea's on how do do ours. I've seen Jason's setup and really like it.

There are 4 Samsung's in this room! Plasma, LED, notebook & cell.
A bit cluttered, but I spend most of the day in there on my computer, websites, photography, so everything gets heavy use.
The centerpiece is the Samsung PN59D550 with Kenwood Receiver & Speakers for Audio. I combine some of the
Samsung 5.1 Channel Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System and more powerful subwoofer with the Kenwood to get 7.1 effect.

This is facing the Plasma, my corner is on the left.

This is from the Plasma...
the two windows have alumn foil covering them, blinders & drapes.

This is from the dinning room that has several plush chairs.

Couple updated photo's after I raised the Kenwood's off the carpet:

I'm happy with it!

Now let's see YOURS!

What's going on everybody! This is my setup.

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post #51 of 101
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What's going on everybody! This is my setup.

I took these with my phone so sorry if they don't look right.
post #52 of 101
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I took these with my phone so sorry if they don't look right.

I have in my setup the 51d8000 Sammy, oppo93, denon 1912, and polk audio tl250.
post #53 of 101
I'm a student and live out of a bedroom, my pictures would just look sad compared to those amazing setups lol.

I have a Denon AVR-1911 and a pair of Sony SS-B3000 speakers. No sub yet, but I plan on picking up a Polk Audio PSW10 sub down the road.
post #54 of 101
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Originally Posted by vaxick View Post

I'm a student and live out of a bedroom, my pictures would just look sad compared to those amazing setups lol.

I have a Denon AVR-1911 and a pair of Sony SS-B3000 speakers. No sub yet, but I plan on picking up a Polk Audio PSW10 sub down the road.

Be proud of your setup no matter what! Don't worry about how things look now. Be proud of what you have now and make the best of it. I started out with a playstation 3 and an 13 inch on the floor, and I loved it, and was content.
post #55 of 101
System built around 2000 vintage Rotel RSX 965 receiver which has lots of video and audio inputs (more than many current AVR's), and new Plasma LG 50PZ550 used strictly as a monitor. All audio fed to Rotel; all video straight to monitor. Just added a PC, a Gateway SX2855-IUB10P. Will be updating to Panasonic Blu-ray DMP-BDT-500 which will allow Wi-Fi (computer located in home office), 3D, and 5.1 and analog outputs for lossless sound- audio is as important as video.
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All electronic components located in custom made armoire to hide wires and cables. Rear speakers including 2nd Yamaha sub-woofer hidden behind furniture.





Receiver- Rotel RSX 965
TV Monitor, Plasma, LG 50PZ550
HTPC Gateway SX2855-UB10P
Laser Disc Player- Pioneer CLD 1080
Field Sound Processor- Yamaha DSP E300
Comcast Cable- Motorola DCH3200
Tape Deck- Kenwood Double KX-W5040
Blu Ray- Panasonic DMP-BD55 w/5.1 analog audio outputs connected to Rotel by RCA/DB-225 pin jacks
Graphic Equalizer- Pioneer GR-555
CD Changer Phillips CDC751
VCR, Hi-Fi- JVC SQPB
Turntable/Changer- Garrard Zero 100
Sub Woofers, 2 –Yamaha, powered YST-SW100 & YST WS-205
Speakers, 4, Paradigm Titan (2 for Rotel main fronts, 2 for Yamaha DSP front effects)
Speakers, 2 Dynaco A25 (Rotel rear effects)
Speakers, 2 Acoustic Research 18S, (Yamaha rear effects)
Speakers, 2 Realistic Minimus 7W ( Yamaha DSP Center, Rotel Center)
AC Voltage Activated Outlet Switch, Niles AC-3
Head phones, Sennheiser HD280 Pro
post #56 of 101
Living room setup:







samsung PN59D550
Yamaha RX-V1800
samsung BD-E5900
Xbox360
Yamaha NS series:
NS-555
NS-C444
NS-333
YST-SW315
post #57 of 101
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Originally Posted by SAVholic View Post

Living room setup:

samsung PN59D550
Yamaha RX-V1800
samsung BD-E5900
Xbox360
Yamaha NS series:
NS-555
NS-C444
NS-333
YST-SW315

Nice clean look!!
post #58 of 101
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Nice clean look!!

Thanks!, cable management really was a challenge do the concrete walls.
post #59 of 101
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Originally Posted by bsather View Post

Media room:

Panasonic 55GT30
Panasonic 42D30
Denon AVR2112
Directv HR24s
Oppo BDP-93
HTPC i5-2500K
NHT Speakers
PS3
Cyberpower Sine Wave UPS

Looks nice but why, if you don't mind me asking, do you need 2 TV's in the same room?
post #60 of 101
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Looks nice but why, if you don't mind me asking, do you need 2 TV's in the same room?

Maybe like why I have two HDTV's in my living room. Sometimes my wife wants to watch something different than I do, so I'll watch mine to the side
I will also use that as a PC as you see in the picture below.

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