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Originally Posted by jlpowell84 View Post

50 bucks is worth solid

WOW, so i ordered the def techs! I got the 8060 center and front L/R and the 8040 surrounds for under the package deal. They had 2 open box towers and that could be included in the package price!!! I am supposed to have everything by 2/5! I cannot wait! Now i need to figure out my cables next. i am soon to be a new member of the def tech community
post #28322 of 30961
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50 bucks is worth solid

Agreed. I think you'll be really happy with this setup. Good move going with the 8060 center. Sadly, your room setup will never bode well for rear surrounds, but that's not the speakers' fault. Your best bet is to set the rears up on stands behind the couch one day when your wife isn't home and just play it off like you didn't think she'd mind... and who knows, maybe she wont after she hears it.
post #28323 of 30961
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Originally Posted by Spencer740 View Post

Agreed. I think you'll be really happy with this setup. Good move going with the 8060 center. Sadly, your room setup will never bode well for rear surrounds, but that's not the speakers' fault. Your best bet is to set the rears up on stands behind the couch one day when your wife isn't home and just play it off like you didn't think she'd mind... and who knows, maybe she wont after she hears it.

I agree, that would be the best. I would have the wife to deal with but the concern is more the dog and future kids. One of those three would manage to ruin my plans. I guess i will just have to deal. Hopefully i still get some amazing acoustics out of this setup.
post #28324 of 30961
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

WOW, so i ordered the def techs! I got the 8060 center and front L/R and the 8040 surrounds for under the package deal. They had 2 open box towers and that could be included in the package price!!! I am supposed to have everything by 2/5! I cannot wait! Now i need to figure out my cables next. i am soon to be a new member of the def tech community

Good choice,
Say, how much real use do you get out of that fireplace, ever actually have a fire in there? I had a friend that removed his mantle and reworked the area to accept a very large plasma. Center speaker and equipment went into a built in - in the fireplace. Looked awesome.

Either way, don't stress about room acoustics and perfect placement of speakers etc. A corner trap behind your TV like mentioned above however may be of some benefit and also result in something visually appealling, filling in the space with your TV and stand pulled out a bit. Bottom line however, you have what you have and all you can do is place the speakers in a location that works functionally and cosmetically. The good is bipolar speakers tend to be the most forgiving. Get enough speaker wire to test different locations with your surrounds prior to the final mount.

My other question is how you plan to run wires. You mentioned you did not want to run under the carpet - why? Check out "flat wire".

Keep us posted.
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I just joined he Def tech community, recently ordered the promonitor 350's for a 7.1 setup with a klipsch rw12 - d sub and yamaha 571 receiver, just wondering what are good ceiling mounts for the 350's? I was looking at omnimount 20.0's but I don't know if the speakers have pre-drilled holes in the back for install, any recommendations would be much appreciated, thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

WOW, so i ordered the def techs! I got the 8060 center and front L/R and the 8040 surrounds for under the package deal. They had 2 open box towers and that could be included in the package price!!! I am supposed to have everything by 2/5! I cannot wait! Now i need to figure out my cables next. i am soon to be a new member of the def tech community

Congrats! I think you will be happy with the system. You also need to figure out which movie you are going to watch first smile.gif

I have to warn you, after I got my system setup, I wanted to rewatch all my favorite movies since the sound was so much better than I had ever heard.
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I think that will be my problem too! I will want to take a week off of work to watch movies. I'm thinking Tron, The Avengers or The Dark Night Rises
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I think that will be my problem too! I will want to take a week off of work to watch movies. I'm thinking Tron, The Avengers or The Dark Night Rises

All good picks, especially Tron and Dark Knight Rises for bass.
post #28329 of 30961
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I think that will be my problem too! I will want to take a week off of work to watch movies. I'm thinking Tron, The Avengers or The Dark Night Rises

That is a perfect order to watch those...smile.gif...especially tron and the dark knight....turn it up to -20 on the avr and be wowed...smile.gif...congrats again...smile.gif

Your friend,
Josh
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Originally Posted by josh6113 View Post

That is a perfect order to watch those...smile.gif...especially tron and the dark knight....turn it up to -20 on the avr and be wowed...smile.gif...congrats again...smile.gif

Your friend,
Josh

thanks guys! I appreciate the support and can't wait until I experience it first hand. Now i just need to order cables (monoprice) for most unless others have a better recommendation. I guess I kind of need to upgrade my TV and Blu Ray too. I better go donate some blood tomorrow, haha
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This might be a noob question, but what is the best way to hook up wire to the surrounds if mounted on the wall? I know you can use a drywall screw or screw directly into the stud. However, what about the wire? i was going to get bananas but how would i do that in this situation? Do i just use straight cable and drill a small hole in the wall to feed the cable to the speaker before i mount it? Is there a specific plate that can be used to connect this to the wire?

Also, have people found any screws that work best for hanging the 8040 surrounds?
post #28332 of 30961
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Originally Posted by ClemsonJeeper View Post

I am thinking of putting 3x UIW RLS II (for L C R), and 4x UIW RSS II for LS, LRS, RRS, RS) in my 20x12 dedicated home theater.

Any comments on this? Overkill? Underkill? Will I like it? smile.gif The front 3 will be mounted behind an AT screen, so I will do vertical orientation on all of them.

Any suggestions on a good sub to pair with them?

thanks!

Anyone have this setup? Or heard the speakers above and can post any comments/suggestions?

Thanks!
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Decided to do some more testing on why I hate Audyssey XT with my BP7000SC built in subs:



Red = No EQ
Green: EQ = Audyssey
Gold: EQ = Audyssey Flat
Purple Manual EQ with Ausyssey Flat, but with the bass bumped up from -6 ot 0 ( think it was 63hz)

Sub was a little hot with the volume at 50%, but man that's ugly! Also anyone know why my manual EQ is so off from the Audyssey and Audyssey Flat?
Edited by truwarrior22 - 1/31/13 at 9:31pm
post #28334 of 30961
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Originally Posted by ClemsonJeeper View Post

Anyone have this setup? Or heard the speakers above and can post any comments/suggestions?

Thanks!

I have the UIW RLS II behind an AT screen (vertical placement) and RSS III in-ceiling surround speakers and am extremely happy with them. I have owned lots of speakers over the years and have also own/have owned RBH and Speakercraft in-wall speakers and I really like the Deftech speakers.

Dialogue is crystal clear through the AT screen and off-axis response is excellent. I am a true believer in three matching vertical speakers with the tweeter at ear level, it really makes a difference in terms of imaging and off-axis response.

I don't think for your room that these speakers are overkill at all. I have a bigger room than you, but if you have the budget I would say get the RLS II vs III.

For a sub I am kinda a basshead and am using 4, 15" subs powered by a 3K watt amp and have the mains crossed over at 80hz. I would recommend budgeting about $1K and looking subs from Hsu, PowerSound Audio, SVS, and Rythmik. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions. For the RSS speakers please note you may need to do some additional framing in the ceiling to support the speakers properly.
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Originally Posted by truwarrior22 View Post

Decided to do some more testing on why I hate Audyssey XT with my BP7000SC built in subs:



Red = No EQ
Green: EQ = Audyssey
Gold: EQ = Audyssey Flat
Purple Manual EQ with Ausyssey Flat, but with the bass bumped up from -6 ot 0 ( think it was 63hz)

Sub was a little hot with the volume at 50%, but man that's ugly! Also anyone know why my manual EQ is so off from the Audyssey and Audyssey Flat?

By the way, I thought this was a nice video on how to get started with REW if anyone is intrested:

Youtube: gik room eq wizard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4uSR3cUUSY
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Originally Posted by truwarrior22 View Post

By the way, I thought this was a nice video on how to get started with REW if anyone is intrested:

Youtube: gik room eq wizard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4uSR3cUUSY

Thanks for posting that. My Minidsp mic should be shipping any day and I will get REW up and running with it.
post #28337 of 30961
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Originally Posted by ClemsonJeeper View Post

Anyone have this setup? Or heard the speakers above and can post any comments/suggestions?

Thanks!
You will like it. If I would go all in-wall setup, that would be my choice of speakers then. wink.gif
post #28338 of 30961
Morning folks

Curious if there is a "short list" of online DT vendors you recommend? Looking to see if any get multiple recommendations (as a good place to start!)

Thank you!
B
post #28339 of 30961
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Originally Posted by BadClams View Post

Morning folks

Curious if there is a "short list" of online DT vendors you recommend? Looking to see if any get multiple recommendations (as a good place to start!)

Thank you!
B

Newegg sells the DefTech Studio Monitor and HTiB as well as the non-powered towers. One Call sells the bigger stuff. For their powered towers, I would look locally for any DefTech dealers in your area. Amazon sells DefTech as well, either direct or through their reseller network but they'll be priced at list. You are more likely to be able to strike a deal with a local dealer provided you buy them in a package deal. I typically get 25% off list from the dealer I buy from. If you are within 100 miles of the Nashville, Tennessee area, look up HiFi Buys.
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New member here.

Got two Definitive Studio Monitor 65's used from an ex-Magnolia employee who is here at avsforum for $650 including Sanus stands, and then picked up a Definitive Supercube I for another $500. Paired it up with a Denon 890/2310 . Sounds good to me so far. biggrin.gif

I don't seem to notice the difference between using Audyssey and not, but maybe that's just me being dumb? :?

Thinking of going to a 3.1 . Any recommended center speakers? Was thinking the ProCenter 2000 but it's a little too tall and would slightly obstruct my view of the television. Maybe a Definitive Mythos 7?
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Originally Posted by BadClams View Post

Morning folks

Curious if there is a "short list" of online DT vendors you recommend? Looking to see if any get multiple recommendations (as a good place to start!)

Thank you!
B

I just ordered my 8060 set from crutchfield and am VERY impressed with them so far. I oredered thursday and it is supposed to arrive Tuesday. Free shipping, no tax and they stand by their stuff
post #28342 of 30961
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I just ordered my 8060 set from crutchfield and am VERY impressed with them so far. I oredered thursday and it is supposed to arrive Tuesday. Free shipping, no tax and they stand by their stuff
Sounds good....I bet your excited!....keep us posted...smile.gif...congrats!
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Originally Posted by josh6113 View Post

Sounds good....I bet your excited!....keep us posted...smile.gif...congrats!

Will do! Now I am eying a TV. It seems like a good deal. Cross your fingers, lol
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Will do! Now I am eying a TV. It seems like a good deal. Cross your fingers, lol

Hard to tell from the photos, but that room wants at least a 60" screen, (for a 10-foot viewing distance), no?
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

Hard to tell from the photos, but that room wants at least a 60" screen, (for a 10-foot viewing distance), no?

For sure, i am looking at the Samsung PN60E7000

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN60E7000-60-Inch-1080p-Plasma/dp/B0077T1M0Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359820481&sr=1-1&keywords=PN60E7000

Thoughts on that one? Right now it is $1595. Is that a good price?
post #28346 of 30961
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

For sure, i am looking at the Samsung PN60E7000

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN60E7000-60-Inch-1080p-Plasma/dp/B0077T1M0Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359820481&sr=1-1&keywords=PN60E7000

Thoughts on that one? Right now it is $1595. Is that a good price?

That looks like a nice TV if you want need all the bells and whistles.. I know Sams Club has a 60" 1080p Panasonic 600hz Panny Plasma for $798. No 3D. No wifi/apps. But they have a very nice picture quality and if you have a streaming Blu-Ray player I think the apps on the TV are a little redundant.

3D is really something to consider. My projector is 3D, but we find ourselves using 3D less and less. My 5 year old daughter does not like wearing the glasses, and I find myself mostly using it for 2D. If 3D is something you can live without, you can save some money. I am hoping as my kids age a little more they will enjoy 3D more.

This one looks good too:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung---60%26%2334%3B-Class-/-Plasma-/-1080p-Vertical-/-600Hz-/-3D-/-HDTV/4854258.p?id=1218552486361&skuId=4854258

A little cheaper but has the smart apps and 3D.
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Nice is that panny at Sams always that price or just for super bowl? I don't care about bells and whistles I just want picture quality
post #28348 of 30961
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Nice is that panny at Sams always that price or just for super bowl? I don't care about bells and whistles I just want picture quality

I have seen that price a few times. Might be the normal price but the set is identical to this one which is $999. It is a very good deal IMHO:
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TC-P60U50-60-Inch-600Hz-Plasma/dp/B008KCSMHS

I own a Panasonic plasma upstairs and have been super happy with it for the last three years.

It is also really easy to return things to Sams if you have a problem or change your mind. Just something to consider smile.gif
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Quick question what does TL mean? smile.gif I have an old set of BP 2002TL, I tried to search but I can't seem to find the answer. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by BRAISKI View Post

Quick question what does TL mean? smile.gif I have an old set of BP 2002TL, I tried to search but I can't seem to find the answer. frown.gif

It stands for Transmission Line, which is a type of cabinet design for the sub I believe.
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