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post #1471 of 2094
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Grill off.........




Seckzie!

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My current (temporary) setup using the "little" 170 SE as a center.


The box your center is on..... no so much

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post #1472 of 2094
Speakers look great RT. Yeah, I was on ascend's site looking at their stuff and saw the price differences and thought that may have been a faster, but I still had to ask. You know how it is on here...

I will be curious what you think of them once everything is fully up and running. I personally am a Klipsch owner and have been very happy thus far. I have the reference series, but I am curious about the "harshness" you speak of. I have not yet experienced such, but maybe I just haven't driven them to that level. Or, the reference series just might not be affected.

Also, maybe I missed it, but have you decided on a remote solution yet?
post #1473 of 2094
Major milestone RT. Congrats!!

I bet your setup will crank nicely once you bring all the pieces together.

BTW, the rest of you guys are cracking me up..

+1 Sell the bike.
post #1474 of 2094
Cover ON


Cover OFF


Cover ON


Cover OFF????????
Come on man, you can't leave us hanging like this.

Oh, and I guess there are some pretty nice speakers in there somewhere, too.
Congrats!
post #1475 of 2094
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Well, you certainly nailed it. When I saw that you were going to "unsubscribe" from my thread I quickly canceled my BOSE order and went with Ascend.

As for what you won? Hmmmmm.......



Now the only thing is after spending all that money on speakers and equipment, I can't afford both the woman and the bike sooooo......you will have to choose between the two.


Enjoy!

Regards,

RTROSE

Take the bike. Those clothes will never fit you.
post #1476 of 2094
Beautiful speakers RT!!! Now I know what all the excitement was, I may have to look at those!
post #1477 of 2094
RT<<br />
Nice job on speaker selection. Just visited the Ascend site - some impressive specs you got there! One question: Curious why you chose a Rythmik sub over one of the SVS or HSU offerings?
post #1478 of 2094
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sell tha bike.

Wait - there's a bike in the picture??
post #1479 of 2094
That bike is GONE!!!!! She will look "Seckzie" in my new theater.....
post #1480 of 2094
Why didn't you upgrade to the ribbon tweeter?
post #1481 of 2094
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RT<<br />
Nice job on speaker selection. Just visited the Ascend site - some impressive specs you got there! One question: Curious why you chose a Rythmik sub over one of the SVS or HSU offerings?

I had looked very hard at offerings from eD, HSU, SVS, and Rythmik. I did a lot of reading/lurking and research in the owners threads and at their respective sites. The Rythmik for me represented the best bang for the buck and since Ascend have Rythmiks on their site I thought it was a good paring. I know if I had gone with the others I still would have been happy either way.

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Why didn't you upgrade to the ribbon tweeter?

It basically came down to price. I was at the very top (actually over) my budget as it was the extra 1k (350 a speaker) was just a no go. The ribbon tweeter gets excellent ratings though. I can't imagine though as good as they sound to me, sounding any better.

I think though that with this price point you are very close to having to spend a lot more money to get minimal performance gains. Law of diminishing returns I'd say. This is purely my opinion though as I know there are speakers out there that are many thousands of dollars more, but I'm very happy and comfortable with the towers.

To address the comment about the "harshness" I have experienced with my Klipsches. I think it is a function of their size and just trying to get a lot of output from them when I want to really jam. I can say that I have not experienced this with other Klipsches I have heard (mostly the THX series) so I think it is my experience with the Quintets. I can say as I was looking at speakers for the HT I did not shy away from considering Klipsch, just the opposite I was very close going with the RF82's as my mains, RC 64, and RB41's as my surrounds. I just went another direction (obviously).

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1482 of 2094
Take the Bike. You'd have to lay it down to get road rash....and that is to be avoided.
Besides that, it only takes a twist of a Ket to turn it on, it will only appreciate in value as it gets older.

Who knows what type of rash you'd get intentionally laying the other down?


Lordy...she's a tall one.......
post #1483 of 2094
And the bike will be less expensive....by a long shot!

NCDaveD
post #1484 of 2094
I have the 82 up front with the rc62 center. The 64 is a monster! and so is its price.

and then the rs52 on the side and rear.

I am happy with it all. I am sure a few treatments would certainly make a huge impact though.

The price was right when I purchased all the pieces at 50% off...I actually had to convert the RF-62s into the rs52 via friends that were buying components.

It all worked out.

I would be curious what you think of the sound with and without the amplifier.
post #1485 of 2094
The man gets speakers and then vanishes, HA!
post #1486 of 2094
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The man gets speakers and then vanishes, HA!

Whaddu expect? Took him 5 years to get sound and picture. I'd be glued to my seat as well.
post #1487 of 2094
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I'm still here. Do you know how hard it is to type when you are grinning from ear to ear?

Well I'm here to tell you it is pretty hard.

I'm now patiently waiting for my center channel and sub to arrive, hopefully they will ship out some time next week.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1488 of 2094
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As you could imagine I have been enjoying the "fruits of my labor" the past week or so. While still missing the "big sub" (still patiently waiting for) and my "official center speaker" (still patiently waiting for as well) it is nice to finally sit down and watch a movie on the big screen after so many years of waiting. What really brings a smile to my face is when Mrs. RTROSE or my boys come to me after dinner and ask, "what movie are we going to watch tonight"? Very satisfying to say the least. In fact I think Mrs. RTROSE (although she would never admit it) is enjoying more than she ever thought she would.

I do have some minor progress to share (in between movie watching) that I have accomplished. I found some shelves at Menard's that could support the weight of my speakers and had hidden mounting hardware to boot. These are in the "pub area" of the other side of the theater.

Overall shot.



Closer shot.



Mrs. RTROSE and I are on the hunt for furniture now. We have shall I say gone everywhichwaybutloose coming up with different thoughts and configurations for seating. My original plan was to put three theater seats up front, build a riser and put a sofa on the riser. Then the brilliant plan was hatched to scratch that idea, look into getting a sectional sofa, and placing/building a snack bar behind the sectional so that 5 or 6 people could sit on the sectional sofa and then 4 or 5 at the snack bar for family gatherings and the big game parties and such. Soooooo after several hours of furniture shopping later, getting some measurements of sectionals that would "fit" our requirements, and coming home and doing 30 minutes of Feng Shui using the futon and some other furniture as stand in's we, came to the conclusion that a sectional is not the best solution for our seating requirements. I had already figured this out, but Mrs. RTROSE is a "I have to see it to understand it" type of gal so it was more for her benefit than anything so we are back to the original plan of the theater seats up front and a sofa on the riser.

She did come up with another idea (a really good one too), but that is to be discussed in a later post as it involves construction type stuff and might be incorporated into v1.5 or v2.0.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1489 of 2094
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.......... we, came to the conclusion that a sectional is not the best solution for our seating requirements. I had already figured this out, but Mrs. RTROSE is a "I have to see it to understand it" type of gal so it was more for her benefit than anything so we are back to the original plan of the theater seats up front and a sofa on the riser".........

One of the early lessons I learned in my marriage is, if you can make your idea, "HER" idea, things go a lot more smoothly
post #1490 of 2094
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She did come up with another idea (a really good one too), but that is to be discussed in a later post as it involves construction type stuff and might be incorporated into v1.5 or v2.0.

Regards,

RTROSE

Uh oh . . . . watching movies before everything is done AND promoting future versions of the theater??? You are SO screwed!!!! LOL!
post #1491 of 2094
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and might be incorporated into v1.5 or v2.0.

Regards,

RTROSE


WAIT?? WHAT???? DID I JUST SEE BREAKING NEWS HERE?????


I think someone is ready for version 2.0

I cant wait to see version 2.0 and remember a "new" build thread is "required" for version 2.0. I will be over there waiting........
post #1492 of 2094
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One of the early lessons I learned in my marriage is, if you can make your idea, "HER" idea, things go a lot more smoothly

This my friend is golden information for those that have not yet realized how marriage works. I have been married for 20 years and once this idea is processed and implemented life is much, much better.

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Uh oh . . . . watching movies before everything is done AND promoting future versions of the theater??? You are SO screwed!!!! LOL!

Uh huh, I know. But it is a good kind of screwed when SHE is coming up with ideas on how to improve the theater experience. See comment above.

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WAIT?? WHAT???? DID I JUST SEE BREAKING NEWS HERE?????


I think someone is ready for version 2.0

I cant wait to see version 2.0 and remember a "new" build thread is "required" for version 2.0. I will be over there waiting........

Well, I am actually going to do my best to "complete" my theater and enjoy it for a little bit before I start any kind of demo for v2.0. I have to disrupt my theater space for construction so I will do lots of thinking before I do any major remodeling. Plus I have to run the plan by all of you here for approval.

Oh and I am VERY clear on the "New Thread Requirement" for part deux.

Right now my youngest is having a party with his friends down in the basement jamming to what ever "noise" the kids listen to these days and in about an hour they will settle in to watch a movie. I looked at Mrs RTROSE and told her this is exactly why I built my theater. For my family and for the enjoyment of my kids. He is having a blast. The other benefit? I know exactly where my son is. THAT is a very good thing.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1493 of 2094
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Right now my youngest is having a party with his friends down in the basement jamming to what ever "noise" the kids listen to these days and in about an hour they will settle in to watch a movie. I looked at Mrs RTROSE and told her this is exactly why I built my theater. For my family and for the enjoyment of my kids. He is having a blast. The other benefit? I know exactly where my son is. THAT is a very good thing.

That sounds amazing. My son's friends are crazy excited (not excited enough to HELP!) and it feeds me. Family! Woo!
post #1494 of 2094
Thread Starter 
Well this has been a very busy weekend.

First I have had a request to post a couple of additional screen shots. I hope I don't disappoint the requester.

Here goes.

Star Trek



Real Steel



The Dark Knight



From SD-DVD the ever popular LeeLoo



I'm always a little leery of posted screen shots, but since I had a request I thought I would oblige. The SD-DVD of The Fifth Element really shows the limits of SD.

I made a couple of theater related purchases this weekend. One was the under cabinet drink fridge got a good deal on that, and with all of the furniture sales going on with President's Day Holiday I got two rows of theater seats. Three up front and four for the riser. Even Mrs. RTROSE is happy with them. That is a HUGE plus. Overall a great weekend, expensive, but great.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1495 of 2094
Wait, you nearly snuck that one by me! Theater seats, dude, that rocks! A+

But, without pics, it didn't happen
post #1496 of 2094
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

Wait, you nearly snuck that one by me! Theater seats, dude, that rocks! A+

But, without pics, it didn't happen

You are so right! We have been talking about our furniture options for quite a while and have spent the last three days in and out of different furniture stores with limited success. We ended up at a Indy Store today (Family Leisure) and spotted exactly what we were looking for and it was all on sale and we got a little more off for buying two rows and free delivery and setup as well.

I was so pumped about it and it was so fast and painless that I was about two miles from the store when I realized that I did not even grab a crappy cell phone pic. If all goes well they will be delivered sometime Tuesday so I imagine that Tuesday evening I will be able to provide "photographic evidence" of my purchase. Until then you will just have to take my word for it.

Thanks for checking in. Speaking of no photos no progress isn't there some more photos of brick work in your near future? Just sayin'

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1497 of 2094
Chairs!!!!!! Yes!

It was nice knowing you! ;-)

J/K... I always wonder about screenshots too. Not sure about the information they truly convey or how anyone expects the shots to be consistent from viewer to viewer... I have calibrated monitors but I expect I'm in the minority!
post #1498 of 2094
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Chairs!!!!!! Yes!

It was nice knowing you! ;-)

J/K... I always wonder about screenshots too. Not sure about the information they truly convey or how anyone expects the shots to be consistent from viewer to viewer... I have calibrated monitors but I expect I'm in the minority!

Yes, I'm sure you are as there are I'm sure even fewer of those that do anything to the computer monitors as it is amazing just how few ever "tweak" their TV.

So with your calibrated monitors how do the screen shots look to you? I am asking for an honest opinion, you won't hurt my feelings at all.

In person they look better than the photos, and I have not done any serious color tweaking as I am waiting for a couple of hundred hours to pass so I know the bulb is stable. In person they look really good for out of the box settings, but I'm seeing a little bit of green push and in some scenes, flesh tones are slightly off (maybe a tinge red), and brightness and contrast is off some as well. I would say that the shots from Star Trek and The Dark Knight are both (on my monitor) very close to what I am actually seeing, but it is still much better in person.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1499 of 2094
Your here to tell me/us that you have pulled the trigger or theater seating??? Holy #$%@ man you are passing me up and now lapping me. Can't wait to see what you decided on?

I assume you will be building some sort of a riser since you did mention "second row"?
post #1500 of 2094
I'm going to have to do something soon in my room. Can't have RT beat me to the end.

Screenshots look great! You're in the fun part for sure now!
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