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post #1501 of 1597 Old 09-26-2017, 03:20 PM - Thread Starter
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I love the Elac speakers...heard them at RMAF.

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Cool, I'll look more into them. Looks like they have pretty low sensitivity but the reviews are really good! He doesn't like to crank it up very loud, so that helps.


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I owned those HSU and loved them, until I put them in a bigger room. How big is his room? When I built the cinema 8's, I moved my HSU bookshelves into my office and they were close to nearfield. Sounded great.
Yeah it's pretty big - or going to be, he is getting his basement finished. The basement has about the same square footage as my entire house, no exaggeration. The area for the HT wil be at least twice the size of my room, open to a bar area/pool table.

That's the other thing, the left side of the room will not have a wall so I guess he will have to get some stands like Derek has/had in his old room.
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I did a 7.1 theater a couple of years ago with the HSU HB-1's and a VTF-15 subwoofer. It wasn't a very big room. The speakers sounded ok for mains, but weren't as good for surrounds and were a pain to mount (and extra expense). The owner built a new house last year and we put in a complete JTR system including dual Orbit Shifters LFU's.

If you want something easy to install that matches the sensitivity of the HSU, check out the Definitive Technology AW6500. They make good surrounds and Atmos speakers for a budget setup. The price is at the very bottom end the price point. Let me know if you want to listen to one.
Thanks for the email, I just replied.

As far as subs I'm thinking dual VTF-15's because he's not a bass head by any means and last I knew that was the best sub at that price point?
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Michael, yeah those Def Tech's look super easy to mount! I'm calling BS on 40hz extension and 92 db sensitivity at that size!

Must be +/- 10 db's at 40hz.
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Thanks for the email, I just replied.

As far as subs I'm thinking dual VTF-15's because he's not a bass head by any means and last I knew that was the best sub at that price point?
Wait....I'm really confused. Your first post relative to this topic was "A friend is doing a HT room..." and then you said later on that he's not a "bass head." Which one is it? A friend or doesn't appreciates bass?

The HSU's are a lot more sensitive so if you're trying to fill a bigger room I would go with those over the ELAC's.
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What's up carp!? I had a chance to visit KC and it was a great experience. Beautiful city with friendly people. I really liked it and Arrowhead stadium!

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What's up carp!? I had a chance to visit KC and it was a great experience. Beautiful city with friendly people. I really liked it and Arrowhead stadium!
Hey man! Woah, it's been a while. Are you still using the same gear, or have there been updates?

Ahhh man you saw us lose to the Steelers, huh? If I remember right you are an Eagles fan? They are looking pretty good this year.
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Ha, just looked at your Avatar after I posted. Yep, Eagles fan.

Are you still watching football with your 2:35:1 screen filled/slightly stretched? I was intrigued by that idea, but if I remember right you had some kind of not so cheap device to be able to pull it off.
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Ha, just looked at your Avatar after I posted. Yep, Eagles fan.

Are you still watching football with your 2:35:1 screen filled/slightly stretched? I was intrigued by that idea, but if I remember right you had some kind of not so cheap device to be able to pull it off.
His Lumagen XD does non-linear stretch.

@Pain Infliction Happy birthday to your daughter. My sons had birthdays the 15 and the 20th.

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Hey man! Woah, it's been a while. Are you still using the same gear, or have there been updates?

Ahhh man you saw us lose to the Steelers, huh? If I remember right you are an Eagles fan? They are looking pretty good this year.
I am still using the same gear. I have really been out of the scene for a while now. I feel like I need to research a lot about new gear. I still haven't gone ATMOS yet and have been planning to. Also, JVC 4K projector has my name on it since I saw one in action a CEDIA a couple of years ago. So I know now they are even better.

I saw the Eagles vs Chiefs. Chiefs won that game but it was a really great experience. Everybody in KC was so nice. I got at least 3 "welcome to Arrowhead stadium" greetings. KC is very passionate about their football team and it was really awesome to see a city look like a college town with their pro team.

I thought about contacting all of you guys, but I haven't talked to you guys in a very long time. Plus, I went around and explored the city that I would love to retire in. No joke!

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Ha, just looked at your Avatar after I posted. Yep, Eagles fan.

Are you still watching football with your 2:35:1 screen filled/slightly stretched? I was intrigued by that idea, but if I remember right you had some kind of not so cheap device to be able to pull it off.
Die hard Philly fan!

Yes I am still watching the games in my theater. Only the Eagles games though. I might watch the World Series in there since the Astros are in it.

The Device you are talking about is the Lumagen Radiance video processor. They are not cheap, but you can probably find an older model such as the Mini for a good price. As long as you don't need 4K.

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His Lumagen XD does non-linear stretch.

@Pain Infliction Happy birthday to your daughter. My sons had birthdays the 15 and the 20th.
Thanks Bud! It's crazy seeing them get bigger and bigger over the years. You never can really tell how much they change until you look back at older pics of them. I am always shocked at how much they change in such a short period of time.

Happy Birthday to both of your sons!

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I saw the Eagles vs Chiefs. Chiefs won that game but it was a really great experience. Everybody in KC was so nice. I got at least 3 "welcome to Arrowhead stadium" greetings. KC is very passionate about their football team and it was really awesome to see a city look like a college town with their pro team.
Yea, haha. Can't say anyone gets that kind of greeting when visiting Philly as an opposing team fan.
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Wow, it's looking like the Eagles may be the best team in Football. Well, after the Patriots that is.
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Wow, it's looking like the Eagles may be the best team in Football. Well, after the Patriots that is.
Actually right now there is a 5 way behind the Eagles for second best team in this order; Chiefs, Rams, Vikings, Patriots and Steelers. Still a lot of the season left, but the Eagles look pretty good. Their schedule looks like they could do well, but so do a lot of other teams.

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Actually right now there is a 5 way behind the Eagles for second best team in this order; Chiefs, Rams, Vikings, Patriots and Steelers. Still a lot of the season left, but the Eagles look pretty good. Their schedule looks like they could do well, but so do a lot of other teams.

Yeah, the Eagles and Steelers have very easy schedules the rest of the way.

I wouldn't put my money on anyone to knock off the Pats in the playoffs. They are pure evil, and pure evil is hard to kill.
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Painted the back half of the room.

















I decided I didn't like the look of the red curtains so I had a local seamstress remove the black out material and sew on velvet.







You can't see the front curtain in this picture because it just blends with the rest of the velvet.






Differnce between Mouse Ears black and velvet. As dark as the paint is, it's not even close.





I raised up the back riser from 10 inches to 15 so I DIY'd some steps and had they guy that recently installed our carpet put carpet over the steps, one on each side of the riser. Love how it turned out.







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Painted the back half of the room.

















I decided I didn't like the look of the red curtains so I had a local seamstress remove the black out material and sew on velvet.







You can't see the front curtain in this picture because it just blends with the rest of the velvet.






Differnce between Mouse Ears black and velvet. As dark as the paint is, it's not even close.





I raised up the back riser from 10 inches to 15 so I DIY'd some steps and had they guy that recently installed our carpet put carpet over the steps, one on each side of the riser. Love how it turned out.







is it just my computer, or did the pictures not load?
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No the pics do not load for me either. carp your not using photo scam bucket are you?

I started uploading them using the paperclip icon and then putting them into the post from there.
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is it just my computer, or did the pictures not load?
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No the pics do not load for me either. carp your not using photo scam bucket are you?

I started uploading them using the paperclip icon and then putting them into the post from there.
Probably using Behr's new invisible paint. Makes everything sound and look so natural to the point where nothing gets in the way ...because you can't hear or see anything.
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Ahh screw it.

No, I'm using avs with the whole manage attachments and upload and what not. Oh well, it's way too difficult to post pictures now days I think i'm done messing with it. On my end they are all there in the post body itself. F it.
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All the pictures are there too when Coach quoted it.
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Anyone see this^?
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Anyone see this^?
That's the only one we can see. Previous ones did not load for me either.

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Ha, as soon as I posted the last picture, all the previous pictures disappeared.
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Nice, man! Looks great. I may have to explore the velvet as well for part of my front wall. I'm in the process of tearing down the room anyway to do some black carpet all over.
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Nice, man! Looks great. I may have to explore the velvet as well for part of my front wall. I'm in the process of tearing down the room anyway to do some black carpet all over.
Thanks Andrew!

Velvet makes such a huge difference, so much better than the blackest paint - I highly recommend it not only for the front wall but the ceiling and side walls in the front part of the room.
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Ok, so trying again, here is a before and after. Anyone seeing this? I want to make sure before I post more.

Another change I made a couple months back or so was going to in ceiling atmos speakers.




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I see it! Are those the new surrounds or the JBLs?
Sweet! Feeling slightly less stooopid.

The surrounds are the same JBL scs8's. In ceiling are RSL's.
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Sweet! Feeling slightly less stooopid.

The surrounds are the same JBL scs8's. In ceiling are RSL's.
The room looks great!

I have been considering going to an in-ceiling ATMOS speaker at some point in order to improve upon the location and clean the room up a bit. Do you like the RSL's as much as the SCS8's? Does everybody play well together?
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After painting the red curtains didn't look right, plus I wanted velvet on the curtain that is in the front of the room so that my view from the front row would have nothing but the velvet. You can see when I close the front curtain it just blends in to the rest of the velvet. I found seamstress close by that removed the black out material from the back of the old curtains and sewed the velvet where the red material was.






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The room looks great!

I have been considering going to an in-ceiling ATMOS speaker at some point in order to improve upon the location and clean the room up a bit. Do you like the RSL's as much as the SCS8's? Does everybody play well together?
Thanks Coach!

Yes, I highly recommend going from the scs8's to the RSL's for the ceiling both for looks but more importantly to get the sound source higher up. The benefits far outweigh any issues with non matching speakers because I can't tell they don't match anyway.
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