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post #121 of 153
What is the size of your room? Your HT area looks like mine will have to end up in my new house due to support poles and what not. Looking for the distance @ seating position and width surround to surround. Love your setup!!
post #122 of 153
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What is the size of your room? Your HT area looks like mine will have to end up in my new house due to support poles and what not. Looking for the distance @ seating position and width surround to surround. Love your setup!!

I don't have the exact measurements but from memory I believe it is 19 feet from the screen to half wall behind the HT chairs and about 14 feet from the left pillar that holds the left surround speaker to the right wall. Behind the bar there is another 10 feet (measure from back of chairs over the bar and to the wall by where the stairs come down). The whole other side of the basement is wide open and measures 14 feet wide by about 45 feet deep (it is deeper than the HT side of the basement).
post #123 of 153
Do you think the center speaker is too low? Does dialog sounds like it's coming from below the screen?
post #124 of 153
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Do you think the center speaker is too low? Does dialog sounds like it's coming from below the screen?

Wow, came to read some other threads and saw mine back at the top. Back from the dead smile.gif Since I took those pictures I have tilted the front fo the center channel up slightly so it faces up towards my HT seats. Have never really noticed any issues with voices not sounding like they are coming from the screen.

On a side note, I have my front 3 JTR speakers sold to somebody but the deal won't happen until early 2014. Will be replacing them with 3 new JTR speakers. Just need to make up my mind if I am going the 212 route or the new 210T or 215T that won't come out until early next year.
post #125 of 153
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Wow, came to read some other threads and saw mine back at the top. Back from the dead smile.gif Since I took those pictures I have tilted the front fo the center channel up slightly so it faces up towards my HT seats. Have never really noticed any issues with voices not sounding like they are coming from the screen.

On a side note, I have my front 3 JTR speakers sold to somebody but the deal won't happen until early 2014. Will be replacing them with 3 new JTR speakers. Just need to make up my mind if I am going the 212 route or the new 210T or 215T that won't come out until early next year.
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Wow, came to read some other threads and saw mine back at the top. Back from the dead smile.gif Since I took those pictures I have tilted the front fo the center channel up slightly so it faces up towards my HT seats. Have never really noticed any issues with voices not sounding like they are coming from the screen.

On a side note, I have my front 3 JTR speakers sold to somebody but the deal won't happen until early 2014. Will be replacing them with 3 new JTR speakers. Just need to make up my mind if I am going the 212 route or the new 210T or 215T that won't come out until early next year
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Sounds like you and the guy you sold your JTR's too will be very happy this Holiday season!
post #126 of 153
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Originally Posted by Frohlich View Post

Wow, came to read some other threads and saw mine back at the top. Back from the dead smile.gif Since I took those pictures I have tilted the front fo the center channel up slightly so it faces up towards my HT seats. Have never really noticed any issues with voices not sounding like they are coming from the screen.

On a side note, I have my front 3 JTR speakers sold to somebody but the deal won't happen until early 2014. Will be replacing them with 3 new JTR speakers. Just need to make up my mind if I am going the 212 route or the new 210T or 215T that won't come out until early next year.

I think we should plan a Cincy/Buckeye GTG once you get your new JTRs. I have been staying away from AVS Forum for awhile since we are trying to decide if we are going to renovate our current home or move so no need to torture myself. I think we have finally decided to renovate so I will have a dedicated theater "area" in the basement, but no dedicated room.

Fro, let us know when your new stuff arrives!

Shoe
post #128 of 153
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I think we should plan a Cincy/Buckeye GTG once you get your new JTRs. I have been staying away from AVS Forum for awhile since we are trying to decide if we are going to renovate our current home or move so no need to torture myself. I think we have finally decided to renovate so I will have a dedicated theater "area" in the basement, but no dedicated room.

Fro, let us know when your new stuff arrives!

Shoe

Sounds good to me. I actual have a new projector coming as well. My HW50 broke and after raising a little stink about them sending me a refurb (with issues) to replace my broken HW50, they agreed to send me a new HW55 instead. Very similar projector but hey, it's still a new toy smile.gif
Edited by Frohlich - 12/23/13 at 2:45pm
post #129 of 153
Sloopy should have no problem hanging on to Clemson, or shall I say "Hold that Tiger"?
Edited by SanchoPanza - 12/26/13 at 6:24am
post #130 of 153

Hey Frohlich, What a great setup!!! what screen material is on your Cima screen, the Neve or the Tiburon? and how do you like it?

post #131 of 153
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Hey Frohlich, What a great setup!!! what screen material is on your Cima screen, the Neve or the Tiburon? and how do you like it?

I went with the Tiburon. It was based on a recommendation from AV Science because I sometimes have the lights on partially when the kids are playing games . The Sony projector is also plenty bright so a .95 gain is no problem. Now I can go totaly dark because it is in a basement. I have been real happy with it in the year since I bought it.
post #132 of 153
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Ok, making some progress here. Installed bass traps, absorption panels and diffusion panels over the weekend. Ordered the Marantz 8801 this morning and the new Noesis speakers should be here next week. Hopefully will have some updated pictures up in a couple of weeks. smile.gif
post #133 of 153
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Ok, the new Noesis 212 and custom Noesis center (228 cabinet with 212 compression driver) have arrived and are in place. I also put some bass traps, absorption panels and diffusion panels in a couple of weeks ago. The new AV8801 is in as well. Christmas day for me smile.gif

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Edited by Frohlich - 2/7/14 at 10:52am
post #134 of 153
Those Noesis speakers look great!
post #135 of 153
^^^^^
Agreed, most definitely looks better without the grills. Having said that, it looks impressive with or without the grills:)
post #136 of 153
Crazy set up! Must sound...um...loud!

Muuuuch prefer it with the speaker grills on. But then I'm not in the "gotta see every bit of technology I paid for camp." I prefer a cleaner look and with speakers that imposing, the grills really help. IMO...
post #137 of 153
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Those Noesis speakers look great!

Thank you . Few days in and really enjoying them.

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^^^^^
Agreed, most definitely looks better without the grills. Having said that, it looks impressive with or without the grills:)

I do keep them fully clothed on a daily bais biggrin.gif

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Crazy set up! Must sound...um...loud!

Muuuuch prefer it with the speaker grills on. But then I'm not in the "gotta see every bit of technology I paid for camp." I prefer a cleaner look and with speakers that imposing, the grills really help. IMO...

I do keep the grills on for normal listening. For anybody that has never heard Noesis speakers, I assure you they aren't just about loud HT. They are fantastic 2 channel speakers and use a very nice BMS compression driver.
post #138 of 153
I'm sure they sound very good. That's a tough situation you've got there for the L/R speakers, boxed into corners. Lots of people have to deal with similar set ups like that. I see you've applied some diffusion on the wall near the right speaker. Do you find this makes an appreciable difference in dealing with the boundary issues and wall bounce?
post #139 of 153
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I'm sure they sound very good. That's a tough situation you've got there for the L/R speakers, boxed into corners. Lots of people have to deal with similar set ups like that. I see you've applied some diffusion on the wall near the right speaker. Do you find this makes an appreciable difference in dealing with the boundary issues and wall bounce?

Not really sure how much the room treatments did because I upgraded processors, speakers and room treatments in a very short time period. Hard to to be sure how much benefit came from a specific source. I actually think moving from XT to XT 32 had the biggest impact on my sound....specifically in the bass response. I thought for a while the boominess in my bass was from room issues (and it likely was a large part of it) so I ordered bass traps (that is what is behine my left and right speaker...4 inch deep bass traps that also work as general absorption panels) but it was really the XT 32 that I addded a few days later that had the biggest impact on the quality of my bass.

I must also disclose that I am more of an HT guy than 2 channel guy. I do listen to blu ray concerts that are mixed in 5.1 but rarely do I sit down and just listen to 2 channel music. Give me a good mindless action flick or some video games and that is what you will find me doing 80% of time in the HT room. I would say I spend at most 20% of my time listening to music...and as I mentioned before, it usually is a blu ray concert such as the Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, David Gilmour, John Mayer, etc...
Edited by Frohlich - 2/11/14 at 10:25am
post #140 of 153
Got it. Cool!
post #141 of 153
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Ok, in a moment of weakness I bought a black Parasound Halo A51 amplifier. Should be here later this week. biggrin.gif
post #142 of 153
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Not really sure how much the room treatments did because I upgraded processors, speakers and room treatments in a very short time period. Hard to to be sure how much benefit came from a specific source. I actually think moving from XT to XT 32 had the biggest impact on my sound....specifically in the bass response. I thought for a while the boominess in my bass was from room issues (and it likely was a large part of it) so I ordered bass traps (that is what is behine my left and right speaker...4 inch deep bass traps that also work as general absorption panels) but it was really the XT 32 that I addded a few days later that had the biggest impact on the quality of my bass.

I must also disclose that I am more of an HT guy than 2 channel guy. I do listen to blu ray concerts that are mixed in 5.1 but rarely do I sit down and just listen to 2 channel music. Give me a good mindless action flick or some video games and that is what you will find me doing 80% of time in the HT room. I would say I spend at most 20% of my time listening to music...and as I mentioned before, it usually is a blu ray concert such as the Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, David Gilmour, John Mayer, etc...

I'm waiting for the first "Home Free" (Winners of The Sing-Off)concert blu ray...its going to be sick.
post #143 of 153
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Ok, in a moment of weakness I bought a black Parasound Halo A51 amplifier. Should be here later this week. biggrin.gif

A man's moment of weakness can be his system's strength! Congrats...great buy.
post #144 of 153
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A man's moment of weakness can be his system's strength! Congrats...great buy.

The amps are in the house. Now I need golf season to start so I have something else to obsess about smile.gif

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post #145 of 153
Love the look of those new amps.... I am the same way about my components.

In fact I am considering buying the BDP-103 to replace my BDP-83....just because I like the look of it better and not because I need a new one.

Golf season begins this weekend for me... 65 and sunny tomorrow. smile.gif
post #146 of 153
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Love the look of those new amps.... I am the same way about my components.

In fact I am considering buying the BDP-103 to replace my BDP-83....just because I like the look of it better and not because I need a new one.

Golf season begins this weekend for me... 65 and sunny tomorrow. smile.gif

Your luck you get to play. I usually start getting the itch in early March but this winter has been so bad the weather hasn't really turned yet. Chance of a decent snow this Sunday for us. I haven't swung a club since December when I played 1 round at Disney...before then it was September. Maybe we can finally coordinate this year and get a JTR GTG/golf outing smile.gif
post #147 of 153
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Your luck you get to play. I usually start getting the itch in early March but this winter has been so bad the weather hasn't really turned yet. Chance of a decent snow this Sunday for us. I haven't swung a club since December when I played 1 round at Disney...before then it was September. Maybe we can finally coordinate this year and get a JTR GTG/golf outing smile.gif

I was talking to my buddy up there and he was telling me about the potential for a bad storm Sunday night.

We are going to be 65 today, 71 tomorrow and then 39 on Monday.... I tried to get a tee time for tomorrow and the courses are booked solid.

We played a par 3 this morning and it was fun....but I am definitely not in golf shape.

Looks like an afternoon with the heating pad and watching movies. HAHA

Definitely need to set something this year..
post #148 of 153
The new amps look good Frohlich!
Yep time to hunker down with the storm coming our way! Good thing I went to Jungle Jim's and stocked up on some Bavarian beers!
post #149 of 153
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The new amps look good Frohlich!
Yep time to hunker down with the storm coming our way! Good thing I went to Jungle Jim's and stocked up on some Bavarian beers!

Starting to come down a little bit. I am hunkered down in the basement with a New Castle Brown ale and some blur ray concerts on play. I think I might survive. Looking at the pictures, I just realized the wires look like a mess. Looks like I found my project for next weekend... clean up that mess smile.gif
post #150 of 153
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Well the XBOX one and Titanfall came in this week. I think HT ugrade season is over for me and golf season is just starting smile.gif
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