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My house may fall apart soon. My sub is brutal.

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My house may fall apart soon. My sub is brutal.

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Thats awesome crazy!

I need some advices for my setup.
Nowadays Im with a Denon x4500h and a 5.1 Polk TL3 speakers, but I really want move forward for a 7.1.2. So I have some questions and some problem to deal with.

1 - Which is the best place to put the dolby atmos speakers? Top front or just above my head?
2 - Considering that I already given up about the ceiling speakers. Would be good to use 2 Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73 Dolby Atmos as my front speakers and 5 Polk TL3 for center and surrounds?
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Thats awesome crazy!

I need some advices for my setup.
Nowadays Im with a Denon x4500h and a 5.1 Polk TL3 speakers, but I really want move forward for a 7.1.2. So I have some questions and some problem to deal with.

1 - Which is the best place to put the dolby atmos speakers? Top front or just above my head?
2 - Considering that I already given up about the ceiling speakers. Would be good to use 2 Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73 Dolby Atmos as my front speakers and 5 Polk TL3 for center and surrounds?
Thank you kindly. I would love four overhead atmos speakers.

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Just wanted to chime in and say I love my Polks. Got an awesome deal on Adorama around the holidays and picked up the LSiM 707’s, a 706, and a Yamaha RX-A 2070 for about $1800. This week just upgraded to dual Hsu ULS-15 MK2’s. System has never sounded so good!
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I wish amigo, I've actually been lurking over at Dave's sub supplier, Power sound audio is it???? There's a nice dual 15" sealed monster that would accommodate my Empires nicely, problem is I still have no place to set them up? I'm hopeful that will change in the NOT so distant future....by the way Carlos, if I'm not mistaken, that was a shot of YOUR house

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Just wanted to chime in and say I love my Polks. Got an awesome deal on Adorama around the holidays and picked up the LSiM 707’s, a 706, and a Yamaha RX-A 2070 for about $1800. This week just upgraded to dual Hsu ULS-15 MK2’s. System has never sounded so good!
Nicely done!! Very congratulations! I wouldn't mind a pair of 707's myself...…….still waiting

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Thats awesome crazy!

I need some advices for my setup.
Nowadays Im with a Denon x4500h and a 5.1 Polk TL3 speakers, but I really want move forward for a 7.1.2. So I have some questions and some problem to deal with.

1 - Which is the best place to put the dolby atmos speakers? Top front or just above my head?
2 - Considering that I already given up about the ceiling speakers. Would be good to use 2 Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73 Dolby Atmos as my front speakers and 5 Polk TL3 for center and surrounds?
I have a Denon AVR too and the speaker assignment for 2 ceiling speakers is Top Front, Top Middle and Top Rear. So, if possible, can you just run the wires and try to play Dolby Atmos material to check what location you like the best? I have mine as Top Middle.

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Just wanted to chime in and say I love my Polks. Got an awesome deal on Adorama around the holidays and picked up the LSiM 707’s, a 706, and a Yamaha RX-A 2070 for about $1800. This week just upgraded to dual Hsu ULS-15 MK2’s. System has never sounded so good!
Super! Congrats on that great setup. How do you like the Yammi?

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I wish amigo, I've actually been lurking over at Dave's sub supplier, Power sound audio is it???? There's a nice dual 15" sealed monster that would accommodate my Empires nicely, problem is I still have no place to set them up? I'm hopeful that will change in the NOT so distant future....by the way Carlos, if I'm not mistaken, that was YOUR house
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Thats awesome crazy!

I need some advices for my setup.
Nowadays Im with a Denon x4500h and a 5.1 Polk TL3 speakers, but I really want move forward for a 7.1.2. So I have some questions and some problem to deal with.

1 - Which is the best place to put the dolby atmos speakers? Top front or just above my head?
2 - Considering that I already given up about the ceiling speakers. Would be good to use 2 Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73 Dolby Atmos as my front speakers and 5 Polk TL3 for center and surrounds?

If at all possible, you will want to have two pairs of overhead speakers (front L/R and back L/R) for immersive audio reproduction (Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D). If you are starting out with just one pair, then I would recommend placing it in front of your main listening position at an elevation angle of around 80°.

However, this may be an ideal time for you to upgrade your speaker system. Yesterday, cocrh posted that Polk Audio's eBay store has listed the LSiM703 at $375 apiece. If you purchase two pairs ($1500) they will include an LSiM706 center channel speaker at no additional cost. You can then repurpose your four TL3 surround speakers (which are timbre-matched to the LSiM) as overheads. IDK what your budget looks like, but this would be an enormous step up from your current system and a relative bargain, if you can afford it. You can then look to expand from 5.1.4 to 7.1.4 at a later stage (either with another pair of LSiM703's or TL3's or some other suitable speaker).

FWIW, the consensus opinion on the Atmos thread, with which I concur, would prioritize 5.1.4 over 7.1.2.

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Super! Congrats on that great setup. How do you like the Yammi?

I love my Yamaha, I've been running Yamaha receivers for years. I've tried Denon, mainly to try Audyssey, and I found that I personally just like Yamaha better although I wish their YPAO was little bit more robust... especially in the sub department.

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@cr136124 did you ever get your 2.35 screen setup with the larger LSiM center on top of the entertainment center? Let's see some more pics =D
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However, this may be an ideal time for you to upgrade your speaker system. Yesterday, cocrh posted that Polk Audio's eBay store has listed the LSiM703 at $375 apiece. If you purchase two pairs ($1500) they will include an LSiM706 center channel speaker at no additional cost. You can then repurpose your four TL3 surround speakers (which are timbre-matched to the LSiM) as overheads. IDK what your budget looks like, but this would be an enormous step up from your current system and a relative bargain, if you can afford it. You can then look to expand from 5.1.4 to 7.1.4 at a later stage (either with another pair of LSiM703's or TL3's or some other suitable speaker).

FWIW, the consensus opinion on the Atmos thread, with which I concur, would prioritize 5.1.4 over 7.1.2.
Completely agree with Chi_Guy. I am running TL3's. They work great for Atmos and blend perfectly with the LSiM series. Plus that is a great deal for the 703's and the 706 is a beast of a center speaker. Crisp, clear dialogue all day long... barring some of those movies that are just horribly mixed and will never sound good regardless of your speakers.
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I love my Yamaha, I've been running Yamaha receivers for years. I've tried Denon, mainly to try Audyssey, and I found that I personally just like Yamaha better although I wish their YPAO was little bit more robust... especially in the sub department.
I had a Yamaha AVR few years ago. I really like it, but then I decided to go with dual subs and moved to Denon for the reason you mentioned above. No complains so far, other than I have 3 different Denon AVRs at home now. LOL

Keep us posted on the additions to your system.......oh yeah, we are never done with that!

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Completely agree with Chi_Guy. I am running TL3's. They work great for Atmos and blend perfectly with the LSiM series. Plus that is a great deal for the 703's and the 706 is a beast of a center speaker. Crisp, clear dialogue all day long... barring some of those movies that are just horribly mixed and will never sound good regardless of your speakers.
C'mon man, throw some dirt on that room..............it is too freaking clean!!!!!

Jokes aside, very cool setup. Congrats!
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Look who's talking! Your room looks cleaner than mine! LOL.

Nice setup. Really like it. What's your opinion of the Denon vs. Yamaha? I just upgraded to dual subs so I'm curious as to how much of a difference Audyssey made for you.

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Look who's talking! Your room looks cleaner than mine! LOL.

Nice setup. Really like it. What's your opinion of the Denon vs. Yamaha? I just upgraded to dual subs so I'm curious as to how much of a difference Audyssey made for you.
Very nice looking room!!! Yeah, Carlos has the sweet set up for sure, he makes fun of me but check out his dual sonic stud blasters...…..

Good for you on the dual sub action. Your bass response will be more even with dual subs over a single. This you probably already knew...…….

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Very nice looking room!!! Yeah, Carlos has the sweet set up for sure, he makes fun of me but check out his dual sonic stud blasters...…..

Good for you on the dual sub action. Your bass response will be more even with dual subs over a single. This you probably already knew...…….
Thanks. I did know that but knowing it and experiencing it... two totally different things! It's like falling in love all over again.

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Thanks. I did know that but knowing it and experiencing it... two totally different things! It's like falling in love all over again.
I totally get that!!!!

My ex was with me when I was first building my system some 11 years ago. She did not care for the bass department, and, she was fine with me ordering stuff as long as I told her before I did.....

So, I tell her, I'm getting another sub (dual 15" driver sealed) and she said okay.

The thing shows up and she hit the ceiling...."What did you do that for??" she asks like a freak on fire.

I told her, "well, I did tell you" and she says, "I thought you were just kidding"

Lol, well, to cut to the chase, I gave her the science behind even bass response, set it up, and brought her down for a demo, after she gave a listen, she turned to me and said, "I'm actually impressed"
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I totally get that!!!!

My ex was with me when I was first building my system some 11 years ago. She did not care for the bass department, and, she was fine with me ordering stuff as long as I told her before I did.....

So, I tell her, I'm getting another sub (dual 15" driver sealed) and she said okay.

The thing shows up and she hit the ceiling...."What did you do that for??" she asks like a freak on fire.

I told her, "well, I did tell you" and she says, "I thought you were just kidding"

Lol, well, to cut to the chase, I gave her the science behind even bass response, set it up, and brought her down for a demo, after she gave a listen, she turned to me and said, "I'm actually impressed"

Similar situation here with the wife. It's nice when they appreciate what we do! Nice basement. I wish I had a private room to setup my theater but luckily the wife enjoys movies as much as I do so she decided to share the living room with me! LOL
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Amazing looking system! I am considering going from a 100" 16:9 to a 115" 2.35:1 so I can raise my center up and get rid of the black bars on movies. But now Polk has the great LSiM sale going on.. Decisions decisions!
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Look who's talking! Your room looks cleaner than mine! LOL.

Nice setup. Really like it. What's your opinion of the Denon vs. Yamaha? I just upgraded to dual subs so I'm curious as to how much of a difference Audyssey made for you.
Thanks and LOL. Yeah, I know how hard it is to keep a room clean. In my case it helps my room is a multi-purpose one (think HT / home office / hide from wife kind of room). So, I'm at the basement at least 5 days a week and every now and then I'll take the opportunity to dusted all the goodies off and then to have the floors vacuumed (specially when the wife wants to go out to do shopping - what's that honey? Oh, I'm sorry, I'm doing cleaning at the basement...........it never fails).

YPAO vs Audyssey. I'm bias towards Audyssey, perhaps because I have been using top level Denon AVRs for the last few years (4311, 4520CI and now X4500H). So, I have 2 subs at the front and 1 at the back and it does a good job. Yet, I used REW to find the right spot to place the subs to get an even better response. Yet, there are other folks using miniDSP to get even better integration/calibration/response. There is no end to this rabbit hole!

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Amazing looking system! I am considering going from a 100" 16:9 to a 115" 2.35:1 so I can raise my center up and get rid of the black bars on movies. But now Polk has the great LSiM sale going on.. Decisions decisions!
Or you can do both. You are welcome!

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Look at Amazon, I purchased mine there when the price dropped, so it was really hard to pass on a fixed screen that cheap. In some cases they have items "Used - Like New". Yeah, that is taking chances, but worst case scenario if the item is not as described, you can return it at their expense.
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If at all possible, you will want to have two pairs of overhead speakers (front L/R and back L/R) for immersive audio reproduction (Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D). If you are starting out with just one pair, then I would recommend placing it in front of your main listening position at an elevation angle of around 80°.

However, this may be an ideal time for you to upgrade your speaker system. Yesterday, cocrh posted that Polk Audio's eBay store has listed the LSiM703 at $375 apiece. If you purchase two pairs ($1500) they will include an LSiM706 center channel speaker at no additional cost. You can then repurpose your four TL3 surround speakers (which are timbre-matched to the LSiM) as overheads. IDK what your budget looks like, but this would be an enormous step up from your current system and a relative bargain, if you can afford it. You can then look to expand from 5.1.4 to 7.1.4 at a later stage (either with another pair of LSiM703's or TL3's or some other suitable speaker).

FWIW, the consensus opinion on the Atmos thread, with which I concur, would prioritize 5.1.4 over 7.1.2.
I think my biggest problem is the room space, its very tiny so I cant use larger speakers.
What about about keeping the 5.1 as it is (TL350) and add 2 or 4 more speakers for atmos? (Probably TL3 or OWM3 speakers). What do you think? Im not looking for a very powerful system, but I really wanna the immersion...

Btw...Can I run the speaker cable and eletric cable in the same conduit? This is the only way to do it.
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I think my biggest problem is the room space, its very tiny so I cant use larger speakers.
What about about keeping the 5.1 as it is (TL350) and add 2 or 4 more speakers for atmos? (Probably TL3 or OWM3 speakers). What do you think? Im not looking for a very powerful system, but I really wanna the immersion...

Btw...Can I run the speaker cable and eletric cable in the same conduit? This is the only way to do it.
I have both TL3 and OWM3 in my setup and IMO there is no need to go with the larger OWM3 for Atmos. My TL3's do a great job as the .4 Atmos speakers and as mentioned earlier they are timbre matched to the LSiM series.
I am still a newbie regarding anything beyond what my ears can tell me, but I think I remember reading something about not putting the electrical and speaker cables together as it may introduce noise into audio signal.

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Amazing looking system! I am considering going from a 100" 16:9 to a 115" 2.35:1 so I can raise my center up and get rid of the black bars on movies. But now Polk has the great LSiM sale going on.. Decisions decisions!
If you go with a 2.35:1 screen, do you just get black bars on the sides for movies that are in 16:9 format? For example Avatar, at least the copy I have, fills my 16:9 screen. I assume there is no way to eliminate that all together.

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I think my biggest problem is the room space, its very tiny so I cant use larger speakers.
What about about keeping the 5.1 as it is (TL350) and add 2 or 4 more speakers for atmos? (Probably TL3 or OWM3 speakers). What do you think? Im not looking for a very powerful system, but I really wanna the immersion..
The LSiM703, although large for its class, is still only a bookshelf speaker. Are you sure you don't have room for it? I myself have used a TL2 5.1 system and am aware of the audio compromises entailed in such a compact arrangement. Granted, it's a fine solution if you can not accommodate anything more elaborate, and the small footprint makes it very practical. Eventually, though, I found the room to expand (and am now running 13.1 speakers in that space), even though I am relegated to my living room in lieu of a dedicated HT.


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Btw...Can I run the speaker cable and eletric cable in the same conduit? This is the only way to do it.
That would be a firm no. But then I fail to understand why you would need to do so. Perhaps you could elaborate.

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Btw...Can I run the speaker cable and eletric cable in the same conduit? This is the only way to do it.
As others have mentioned here, it's not a good idea as you tend to introduce RF however it can be done if you absolutely have to. Just be wise about it.

If your power cable is shielded, you're off to a good start and that should probably be good enough, especially if your cable has multiple shielding.

If not, then it would be some work but you could shield it yourself. My cables are shielded with single and double sided foil first and then a copper, or silver tinned copper shield over that. So they are double and triple shielded.

Depending on how long a run you're making, it very well could be a major P.I.A. to get it covered under your conduit. My advice is to either make separate runs or couple your run with a well shielded cable.

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I took some pictures to show you my options.
The room is very small and I probably will be killed by my wife if I change any furniture.

I live in a apartment and I have only concrete walls not drywall so it would be harder to hide the cables without "cutting" the wall.
The best option would 4 speaker in the ceiling (Rear above the sofa and in the middle) cause I can hide the cable in the ceiling.

My options>

#1 - Two speakers above the sofa and 2 in the middle of the ceiling. (not easy but not hard either)
Pros - I will use shorter cables
Cons - I will have to run the cable in the same conduit of my light cable and I have to "cut" the ceiling to hide it, but its not to hard to do it.

#2 - Two speakers above the sofa and 2 in the middle of the room. (easier)
Pros - I dont have to "cut" the wall to hide the cables and I dont need to run the speaker cable in the same conduit of my light cable.
Cons - I will have to use longer cables (more than 30 feet for each middle room speaker) and I dont know if this is the best spot for the atmos.

#3 - Two speakers in front above the tv and 2 in the middle of the room. (harder)
This is the worst scenario cause I have to cut my wall to hide the cables and I have to call someone else to do it and than to cover, paint and etc....


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