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post #7711 of 8018
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Originally Posted by Scott View Post

I should just go ahead and make some acoustic treatment like yours, Steve. Trying to save up for all these new speakers and stuff aint helping if I want something from GIK. Yours are much more economical for the wallet. Heehee.

Your apartment looks great, btw.

Of all the potential home theater DIY projects, room treatments have to be the easiest by far.

It's actually a 1500 sq ft townhouse. With my career path and my age, it won't make sense to buy a home for at least another 5 years.
post #7712 of 8018
wow is a beautiful room
post #7713 of 8018
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

Ok, I won't.

I will tell you that these two enormous cylinders are my subs though


AHAHAHAHAHAH, holy crapper. small ass room and then 2 of the hugest subs ever. this is great and should be on attack of the show or something.

i'm not really feeling the center channel in the middle like that blocking stuff and its as big as the front right and left speakers.

what are those white things on the walls? some type of sound dampening?
Why 2 subs and why so huuuuge? i gues you must really like bass.
post #7714 of 8018
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Originally Posted by Quatre View Post

i'm not really feeling the center channel in the middle like that blocking stuff and its as big as the front right and left speakers.

so what is more important:

1. Aesthetics
2. Acousitcs
post #7715 of 8018
You should get a BOSE system instead dude! You wont even be able to see the speakers, yet have a system that sounds better then others costing 5 times as much!
post #7716 of 8018
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post

so what is more important:

1. Aesthetics
2. Acousitcs

Both

That is what is so wonderful about this hobby. There is no right or wrong, it all comes down to individual preference. There are plenty of setups and equipment choices in this thread that to me are awful but that is irrelevant. It is their home not mine.
post #7717 of 8018
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Originally Posted by Quatre View Post

AHAHAHAHAHAH, holy crapper. small ass room and then 2 of the hugest subs ever. this is great and should be on attack of the show or something.

i'm not really feeling the center channel in the middle like that blocking stuff and its as big as the front right and left speakers.

what are those white things on the walls? some type of sound dampening?
Why 2 subs and why so huuuuge? i gues you must really like bass.

Pay us a visit over in the DIY audio section. We're ALL crazy.
post #7718 of 8018
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Pay us a visit over in the DIY audio section. We're ALL crazy.

This is certainly true! My rear pair of DIY speakers sound better than expected. The LCY ribbons are next for the fronts
post #7719 of 8018
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

Of all the potential home theater DIY projects, room treatments have to be the easiest by far.

It's actually a 1500 sq ft townhouse. With my career path and my age, it won't make sense to buy a home for at least another 5 years.

I had a 10" sub in a town house and could barely turn it up. How do you do it with those subs?
post #7720 of 8018
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Originally Posted by antwon412 View Post

You should get a BOSE system instead dude! You wont even be able to see the speakers, yet have a system that sounds better then others costing 5 times as much!

Winner: Most sarcastic/hilarious post of 2009.
post #7721 of 8018
*bows* Thank you, thank you....I'd like to thank all the little people who made this all possible. But more then anything, the credit needs to go to BOSE who was able to package a crappy speaker in a cardboard box, paint it black and convince the masses its worth $2500.

This is for you BOSE!

*thrusts award into air*
post #7722 of 8018
Lets all thank antwon and Bose for making this possible.
We should all go demo there products and help inform others on the wise decision they are making investing money into Bose speakers
post #7723 of 8018
I just want to know how you still are alive and have not burst your chest open with the BASS that system should be able to produce My main listening room is not too big 12x12x7 with an SVS 25-31 cylinder but when I was testing it initially without bottoming out the sub at all(I know it could do more) I produced a "door shaking" 117dB reading on my HT. My wife was like "WTH was that, and NEVER do that agian" This was done on the THX intro of the "lightning ball" that shatters into pieces. With your set-up I can only imagine what you can get with dual 18" woofer in cylinders that are twice as big as the one that I have. I would just love to watch the depth charge scene in U-571 on that set-up in such a small room, it's the one I love to demo my HT with, get's people all the time.
post #7724 of 8018
Steve, how do you have your 7800 connected to your 52" LCD, just RF or is that a scaler I see on the upper right? Also, do I see 2 receivers in this setup? <-- ignores further questions pertaining to the 2 roman columns that pass for subwoofers in the picture...
post #7725 of 8018
Just got settled into my first house and got my entertainment spot set-up.

One without the flash


The rest




post #7726 of 8018
It's clear this is the Xbox forum and not the audio forum.

A tower center channel or even a bookshelf offers less compromised performance that a horizontal center channel. It is not blocking any equipment and the very top of the speaker is a few inches below the bottom of the screen. It works beautifully.

Small ass room? I wouldn't say that. It's an averaged sized living room.

As for the subs, one could have twenty 18" drivers and the bass wouldn't have to be overpowering at all. Just as one calibrates their display, one calibrates their audio. The output in the bass range is adjusted to be in line with all other frequencies as measured at my seat - having plenty of capability just means that when the source demands it, my subs allow me to recreate what was intended. A 10" sub with a plate amp will clip, distort, bottom, compress, or just otherwise crap out when trying to recreate the bass on any modern sountrack at -20 or louder. You can't appreciate what's really encoded in movies until you step up to a bass system that is capable enough to reach down into the infrasonic range at reference levels cleanly. This requires a lot of air moving capability. Even a 12" SVS doesn't come close unfortunately.

The white things on the walls are acoustic treatments. Fiberglass batting and polyester batting against hardboard. Placed strategically in the room, these reduce the magnitude of sound reflections and allow the sound to have better imaging. If you can clap your hands in your HT space and hear an echo, even a slight one, your audio is going to be muddied.

My mains and seat create the golden triangle - it's ideal to have your seat the same distance away from your mains as the distance between your mains. My subs achieve even greater sensitivity by reaping boundary gain in the corners. By using towers for surrounds, my entire system has a very high sensitivity, is very dynamic, and is extremely low distortion.

My viewing distance from the tv is 1.5 times the screen size - this falls right between the ideal distances recommended by THX and SMPTE. It is a distance at which the detail of 1080 resolution can be appreciated over 720. The slight upward angle viewing is more natural and in line with a screen at a real theater.

Everything is "right". Home theater in a box owners - or those of you using your telivision's speakers don't get it and probably won't get it. That's ok.

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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post

Steve, how do you have your 7800 connected to your 52" LCD, just RF or is that a scaler I see on the upper right? Also, do I see 2 receivers in this setup? <-- ignores further questions pertaining to the 2 roman columns that pass for subwoofers in the picture...

The Atari 7800 and Sega Genesis use RF out into the VCR - the VCR then uses RCA out to the tv. This way I can keep both connected at the same time and use either on the fly with channel 3 or 4. Also, if I went with the RF straight to the tv, it would degrade the cable signal that would need to get to the tv.

The upper left receiver was my old one - I have no use for it and I needed a spot to fill on my racks. The Yamaha I am using is in the bottom tv stand, right side.
post #7727 of 8018
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

It's clear this is the Xbox forum and not the audio forum...

...Small ass room? I wouldn't say that. It's an averaged sized living room...

Steve,

I don't think it was anyone's intent to throw negativity in any way in regard to your setup. It's simply...different than most. (In this case, different = great!) Personally, I would love to have your subs!

In my opinion, the posts on the room's dimension are due to the gargantuan size of the subs themselves, and therefore make the room appear to be small, thus leading to those comments. As an example, Conan O'Brien (a fairly tall man that typically towers over his guests) had Kobe Bryant (a fairly average-hight NBA player) on his show the other day, and Conan appeared as merely moderate in height in comparison. It's all a matter of perspective.

As to speaker performance and distance, I completely understand and agree with your points. As far as being "right," it doesn't matter whatsoever, as NO setup is absolutely perfect. The only thing that does matter is that it is perfect or "right" for you.

Cheers.
post #7728 of 8018
How do you turn it up to reference levels in a town house though?
post #7729 of 8018
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Originally Posted by babrown92 View Post

Just got settled into my first house and got my entertainment spot set-up.

One without the flash

Love it! I had that exact same tv stand and also left the drawer out so I could use the spot- in my case a center channel! Funny to see someone had my same idea!
I also employed the matching audio pier. Unfortunately in my new place I have less room which required I move to a more space saving design. The stand is still in use holding up my fathers gargantuan 36" toshiba CRT.
post #7730 of 8018
Steve, I would definitely say your room is not "small" especially compared to say my 12x12x7 but for what you have it seems small and that's what I think the concensus here is. I could easily see that in anyone's HT as opposed to just a living room I assume one day when you get a more permanent residence that a seperate HT is in the plans. I can only imagine what you would do then.

And at least for my room size, the bargain entry SVS does a superb job registering at the level I mentioned with no distrotion whatsoever. While I may not get the true monster stuff you speak of in the 10 Hz range I am definitely getting the bass from the soundtracks that have stuff just below the sub-20Hz range perfectly and at high dB although the wife will not let me play at reference levels, only around the 90-100 dB range typically which is plenty anyways.

Otherwise I am definitely envious as while I definitely agree you could have 20subs like you mentioned and it would not mean anything if not calibrated. Because I as well have my set-up calibrated and it makes all the difference and it just makes anyone's jaw drop whenever I demo something for them. My only wish is I can step up from my Paradigm Monitor series to their Studio line someday soon. Keep up the great work with your set-up and enjoy as I imagine you do
post #7731 of 8018
awesome everyone!!
post #7732 of 8018
Just sold my TSi's and upgraded to the RTi's



post #7733 of 8018
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Steve,

I don't think it was anyone's intent to throw negativity in any way in regard to your setup. It's simply...different than most. (In this case, different = great!) Personally, I would love to have your subs!

Yes, and there are most likey more people hanging in here than you think that can appreciate what makes a good audio system, so please don't try to talk down to anyone here because after all, this is still the AV Science forum =)
post #7734 of 8018
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Originally Posted by mystik610 View Post

Just sold my TSi's and upgraded to the RTi's

mystik... I'm liking that stand/console (and the speakers too). A very clean and organized look. Cheers to you. Care to let us know where you got it from?

Thanks in advance.
post #7735 of 8018
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Originally Posted by CharlieWhiskey View Post

mystik... I'm liking that stand/console (and the speakers too). A very clean and organized look. Cheers to you. Care to let us know where you got it from?

Thanks in advance.

The decor in my living-room was chosen by my wife...so complements go to her. it wasn't exactly what I was looking for (I prefer modern furniture), but it did turn out better than I expected and I actually like it a lot now. Its a huge stand though...and it really dwarfs my 52 inch sammy.

We got the TV stand from the Ashley furniture store out in Houston, TX
post #7736 of 8018
Thanks for the info. I'll check out an Ashley store to grab a closer look. I thought you had a 55" on there and I was like: "Geesh that's a big stand, Geesh that's a big stand!"

It may take up the whole wall, but hides your electronics very well. The only negative I see is the need to lift the door for the center speaker. I could live with that. I've been looking for something similar only with a lift, but they are too much coin for me.

Cheers.
post #7737 of 8018
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Originally Posted by mystik610 View Post

Just sold my TSi's and upgraded to the RTi's

Sorry for all my questions in advance... How do you like the RTi's vs the old ones? Are they 8s? Do they need alot of power? How do the surrounds perform?
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post #7739 of 8018
I'll post just one pic to win as the best looking HDTV graphics...



Still one of the very best looking games ever, & it's on a 57" Mitsubishi DLP 57732
post #7740 of 8018
Some pics in my sig. 120" of pure HD goodness.
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