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post #31 of 1292 Old 05-14-2008, 10:27 AM
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I just have a small equipment rack on wheels that I can move around if I need to. You can see it in the middle picture.

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I'm cheating because I don't have a PS3 yet, but I do have the MGS4 bundle on pre-order. You can imagine the PS3 next to the center channel speaker. Condo living:




you make want to hang my tv up on the wall! thanks for puttin that bug up my ass! lol!
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yeah...did your apt manager know you did that? how big is the whole behind your TV?

One other thing...what kind of component is that on the bottom right of your AV rack? Is that a Power Center?
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It's easy to do, and there isn't much patching.
I'd plan on just putting a blank plate over the single gang hole I cut for the TV and patch the holes you made for the bracket itself.

Hell, I have a plasma in my bedroom hung on the wall, that big ass screen is mounted on the wall, and my projector mounted on the ceiling, plus I have my side channel speakers mounted on the wall too. I'll just patch it when I leave. Simple yet effective.

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here's my condo setup:

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That's beautiful Robot...simply beautiful. What speaker setup is that? and...Where did you get the stand?

How do you like the speakers?
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Hot setups guys - nice looking all.

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The reason why I was asking is because I don't have any space between my wall and couch either, but I have my speakers placed higher up. I was just wondering if it would be better to move the speakers down. Thanks.

Sorry...overlooked the question before. I like em down lower, if its not a pain for you. The way I have it calibrated with the receiver, it sounds pretty awesome.

All my friends freak when we watch a DTS-HD movie or play COD4 at the house, the sound effects are just great when they're clearly audible behind you.
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X34X, Giant Robot,...Your places rocks!!! Nice speakers and nice setup!
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Iamitman, Giant Robot,...You places rocks!!! Nice speakers and nice setup!

i think you mean x34x! i just quoted his pics!
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My bad! You are correct I meant x34x.
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Your neigbors must hate you guys
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That's beautiful Robot...simply beautiful. What speaker setup is that? and...Where did you get the stand?

How do you like the speakers?

thanks for the comments

those are B&W 683's fronts, HTM61 Center Channel, and 685 rears. Paradigm PDR series sub, soon to be replaced with a Velodyne SPL 10".

Stand is Salamander Synergy. Gonna replace that damn glass with black mesh one.

i love the speakers. Detailed and a little on the bright side. It's got deep enough bass too where i would have to turn down my sub.

and no my neighbor below me doesnt hate me, he's a performer/singer!
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Iamitman, Giant Robot,...You places rocks!!! Nice speakers and nice setup!

Agreed.. you guys are makin me jealous!

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I know I have loved looking over the main PS3 pic thread. But as much as I like looking at beutiful and unique setups, I also look for ideas on how to improve my own. Living in an apartment (and on the specific budget), we face some different restrictions.

I thought some of us out there who live in an apartment may benefit by having pics of apartment specific setups posted. I am gonna insert my own (in progress) setup...and hopefully we can get something goin here.



Got a speaker wire and the wire for the backlight that need to be hidden...



That's a 1978 Sansui cabinet loudspeaker: very old but its got two 8" woofers [up and down firing] and a tweeter still sound pretty good, though not sonicly matched with the CC.



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Nice setup.

However I would change positions with the PS3 and cable box.

The PS3 vents out hot air thru the right side of the console.

And you have the PS3 on top of a receiver which will generate a very hot surface since you only have about 3 inches of clearance.
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Hey...that is a good suggestion. But wouldnt the wood block some of the air coming out the right side?

I guess I could scoot it closer to center, but I would still only end up with about 3in space on the right.

I may need to just get a wider stand.
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Nice setup.

However I would change positions with the PS3 and cable box.

The PS3 vents out hot air thru the right side of the console.

And you have the PS3 on top of a receiver which will generate a very hot surface since you only have about 3 inches of clearance.

That's exactly why I moved my PS3 from within my av/rack, the overall heat from the my remaining components dramatically increased the temperature in the enclosed space. I now have the PS3 placed vertically on the outside of the stand (wish I had a pic available).

This is quite a debatable topic, but for me I feel that having the PS3 in an open space (obviously), and vertically placed allows for better venting. I assume, since hot air rises faster than cold, that it stands to reason that a vertical placed unit has better dispersement of heat than a horizontal set-up. Again just my theory on that, very debatable.

Of course I do worry more about additional dust getting into the housing because of this, perhaps covering the vents when not in use would suffice...humm?

edit: great images everyone...nice to see set-ups again, the other thread seems to be getting more and more side-tracked these days. Sorry, did not mean to get off topic.

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Ok, so i too live in an apartment. The difference is that it's a 2 family home and I own it :P. Anyway, here are my pics.

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Here are some before pics:

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Man...I had seen your pics before...loved em. I like the before shots and the setup explanation too...very cool.
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x43x - I too backlit my own tv (although I didnt wire a switch with it). Just wondering, what kind of fixture and size bulb are you using. See, the problem I have is its too dang bright. I was looking for that black photography foil to tone it down a bit, but I cant find any.
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I have the cinema quest Ideal Lume Standard too and it's the best upgrade you can do for your home theater. Like he said, it doesn't get warm, not even a little. They also send you a spare bulb which is nice but I think they are supposed to last a a few thousand hours.
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Tiny downtown condo setup.. still a work in progress
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Here is mine. Far from being as impressive as you guys but it is decent imo.
When I play or watch a movie, I move the surroung speaker to the sides.



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Nah buddy...that's a very clean setup. Love the stand too. I just brought my gamecube downstairs too!!! love that mario party and RE 4 on the big screen.

Also, guys, I began my speaker upgrade today. Its not as nice (expensive) as I would have liked, but oh well. I started with a pair of Athena WS 100s and a WS 60. All for 399 shipped. Hard to beat it. Should be here next weekend. I'll post the new pics then.

EDIT - Cancelled the order. I need some more time to research I guess. I just didnt feel solid about the Athenas. Anyway, once I take the plunge, I'll get the pics up.
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bdwright77, that's the exact same stand I have for my TV.. I think I bought it at Best Buy.

I have my Cox Box and receiver on the middle shelf, and the 360 and PS3 on the bottom shelf.. I can take a pic, but I only have a crappy 1.3 megapixel camera on my PSP so I don't know how bad the quality will be lol.
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Absolutely not Max, your setup is very clean and nice. I love the way the floors brighten up the room. They give the room a classy look. Nice contrast. i would change the curtain though. Spruce it up a bit. A lil ottoman would make that a comfy setup too imo!

Thanks BdWright!
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Thanks Guys!
Funny you mentioned the curtains. We are going to change them this weekend.
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^^ lol, hate that snowball effect. So damn expensive!

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wow...that's just a lovely before and after sequence. Makes me want a Kuro even more though to tell you the truth.

I think I have the bug! Again!
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