Thanks. There is plenty of space in the room - that is for sure. I need to start researching acoustic panels.
I haven't researched in-wall speakers too much but i imagine they could lead to a very slick setup where you would have awesome sound but very few visual cues as to where the sound was coming from.
Something like that would impress guests i imagine. More work to install though.
Personally, I also like the visual / artistic side of audiophile stuff. Some speakers and amps are gorgeous (Sonus Faber comes to mind).
But if you don't have a lot of space then in-wall is the way to go i think.
I agree space, function of the room,layout, location of the equipment itself will contribute to a room looks and sounds great, is comfortable, and hopefully easy to operate.
I did a 5.1 channel setup. With 800D2 for mains, HTM2D2 for center and the Sig 8NT for surrounds which are basically a 804 Nautilus . Classe Omegas driving the mains at 1,000 watts at 4 ohms, Classe CA-5300 during the center and surrounds. 2 REL G1 across the front for low bass and HT duty, and Velodyne DD-18 for HT only in the rear of the room. While everything looks really good and properly scaled to the room, there no way I could have done things differently. As is, I moved walls, raised the ceiling and added a lot of hidden sound treatment, plus sounds panels in addition. I moved several doors to change the room entrance and moved the main hard wear to an equipment closet with equipment rack. I upgraded all the lighting to LED, which aredimmable. Everything ties into my Crestron system which is so easy for the audio, projector, and lighting schemes,
. I'm happy with the results. I was fortunate to score my Classe amps at close out pricing. I really like the look of the Classe Omega amps which I have positioned next to each of my 800's. If you had a chance to look at info on the amps, it's fun to see the pictures of them and their specs. They were a cost no object project by Classe to see how good they could build an amp...the Classe Omega Mono Block was born. They bad boys in every way possible, you need to read about them and their legend.
To be honest...I've got more than I need for amps but there is value in appearance too. Why spend big bucks on wood floors, wood paneling, a Wolf projector, and not go for the best look on the gear too? It's certainly what sell a lot of high end gear is the cabinets and lighting they come with. I like to tease my friend with Mac you can tell they are attracted to the bluish green bug zapper lighting. In all honesty when set up properly Mac systems look great, and sound good too.
Originally Posted by ClasseAddict
A speaker is totally controlled by the amp. When buying an amp with more wattage , it should be able to drive the speaker with more precision.
There is no evidence of that anywhere in the science.
In many cases an amp does not have the watts/power to drive the speaker to specific highs and lows and it "clips", by having a amp rated at more wattage the clipping could be avoided. Therefore the speakers driven more accurately.
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