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I have been enjoying this hobby since 1986. I have since bought at least two of each VHS, Laserdiscs. DVD, Blu-ray players and 3 large Rear projection monitors. So I finally decided to post my latest configuration which is as follows:


Video:
Sharp - AQUOS Quattron / 70" Class / LED / 1080p / 240Hz / 3D / HDTV(full array local dimming)
Oppo BDP-103 (Blu-ray)
Sony DVP-S7000 (DVD)
Pioneer Elite CLD-79 (Laserdisc)
Comcast Motorola DCX3400 HD DVR

Darbeevision DVP-5000 Darblet

Audio:
Denon 4311CI
Denon DR-M10HX (cassette player)
Monster HTS-5000 (Power Conditioner/Surge Protection)
Outlaw Model 750 (165W X 5 Amplifier)

Speakers:
Klipsch Forte II (Bob Crites Crossovers & Titanium Diaphragm upgrades)
Klipsch RP-450CA (Center)
Klipsch IW-100 (rear surround)
Klipsch KSB 1.1 (Front effect speakers)

Subwoofers:
Velodyne VA 1012
Hsu ULS-15 Triple Drive (Walnut veneer)

Misc:
Harmony One Universal Remote
JPS Industries In’Ovation credenza (AV/TV stand)

Full frontal shot as of Jan 2 2015



Denon 4311ci and Denon cassette player



Video Bay.



Power plant bay



Front left ULS-15 subwoofer



Front right ULS-15 subwoofer



Left rear ULS-15 subwoofer



Older Velodyne sub used as a transducer for the recliners



Klipsch RC-62 II Reference center channel




Thanks for looking.
 

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This last photo is a special plant shelf / reading lights/ rear surround channel holder that I design and had a contractor build.



HT theme quilt to tie everything together.

 

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I have only own Velodyne before I bought these and one of them, the VA-1012 which is a bass reflex speaker, has never hicupped since 1986 when I bought it.


The reason I bought the Hsu is because of Hsu's reputation of building solid subwoofers and them having it in a walnut version due to being in a family room. The subs are not there when thay aren't suppose to be there, but when a song or soundtrack calls for serious bass these speakers will scare you with their authority. And since they will play a 10 Hz note, they have enough power to comfortably play a 16 Hz note.


So with this dual drive plus both of my Velodyne's I have the really deep notes covered with the Hsu and the midbase slam from the Velo's. The Eagles Farewell Tour never sounded so good and I now believe I am in the cave with Ironman.


Oh and Kain congrats on your Seaton purchase. I'll be looking forward to your review.
 

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Very nice set-up there! I'm sure it pounds nicely.
 

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Whatsup wit dat?


Any comments, criticism, or any good jokes you heard lately.


j\\k
Just sign the book at the door.


In other words BUMP
 

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Thanks for looking Cory.
 

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Yeah I love those Klipsch mains. You're a good man for owning some (somewhat) vintage stuff like that. Nothing beats that horn loaded sound.


I like the plant area you had built. Adds some character to what would otherwise be a fairly tall non-descript wall. Not related but are you concerned at all about having the cable box sit on the receiver like that? Does everything stay fairly cool? Same with the amp on the Monster unit. There doesn't look to be any vertical ventilation. I'm assuming everything stays somewhat cool otherwise you would have probably noticed by now.


All in all a great system and I'm sure you love listening to movies and music on it. Good job.



Oh btw I love the dual sub action going on.
 

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Thanks for leaving a comment Pcweber. The credenza has good air flow from the back openings creating a chimney effect. The cable box is rented from that evil empire
Comcast, so if I kill it, I'll just get another one. The amp is on top of the monster power conditioner because the Monster does not produce heat. I will typically play movie and music around 88 db to 94 db and it is just warm inside the credenza. And actually there are four subs in the room now that I bought the ULS-15 Dual Drive from Hsu.


Did you ever get around to installing your rear surround channels?
 

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I know I've already said it, but nice set up there. Looks like it should pump decently for sure.
 

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Thanks again croseiv. Your system is no slouch either. How are you enjoying the new AMP? I told you it would make a big difference.
 

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Hello htgeek,


I have to say, nice lineup. I like the Outlaw... Hey, I've always wanted to ask this, as I've never had a chance to look at a laserdisc picture: how does it compare to the bluray?


Great job again, the place looks cozy and inviting!


Peace, out.
 

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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek /forum/post/16969415


Thanks for leaving a comment Pcweber. The credenza has good air flow from the back openings creating a chimney effect. The cable box is rented from that evil empire
Comcast, so if I kill it, I'll just get another one. The amp is on top of the monster power conditioner because the Monster does not produce heat. I will typically play movie and music around 88 db to 94 db and it is just warm inside the credenza. And actually there are four subs in the room now that I bought the ULS-15 Dual Drive from Hsu.


Did you ever get around to installing your rear surround channels?

Hey,


Yeah I'm sure it gets warm but good to know it doesn't get too hot. As for the surrounds, jeez I've been slacking with the updates. No I have not because frankly I need to invest money in other areas right now so it'll have to wait awhile. It'll get done eventually though lol. I need to update my thread.


Four subs though?! Yikes, must sound really filled out and powerful without too much boominess. I hope to go multi-sub one day.
 

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Hello htgeek,


I have to say, nice lineup. I like the Outlaw... Hey, I've always wanted to ask this, as I've never had a chance to look at a laserdisc picture: how does it compare to the bluray?


Great job again, the place looks cozy and inviting!


Peace, out.

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment ddgtr. Back in 1992 Laserdisc was the "best that can be had" for picture and sound. VHS had 240 lines of resolution and it was 425 lines of resolution for the Laserdisc. Almost double the resolution. DVD came along and it was 500 lines of resolution. I did not even upgrade to DVD for at least 18 months. But of course there is no comparsion to Bluray with 1080 lines of resolution. I do have the player hook up to the Yamaha AVR which upconverts to 1080 and it helps some. The reason I keep it in the system, is because I have at least 60 laserdisc in my collection and I refuse to double dip and give the movie industries any more money unless the Bluray price is super low. I found Stargate and The Fifth Element for less than 10 dollars so yes I did double dip on those.
 

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Hi Hometheatregeek very nice setup. Your Outlaw poweramp is looks nice can i ask what sound characteristic do you get with the Outlaw? I've never seen one here in Australia.


How Do find the heat issues regading your components?


I have a suggestion especially for your Yamaha I use a Antec Veris Av cooler which work great.





It keep it cool and releases the hot air from the back.By looking at it you have an opening at your back of the cabinet which is good.Ive done the same with mine. The Comcast Motorola HD DVR can sit on top of the cooler which in turns it sits on top of the Yamaha.You can also set one of the outlaw but that means you have to move you outlaw poweramp.
 

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Thanks for looking and leaving a comment ddgtr. Back in 1992 Laserdisc was the "best that can be had" for picture and sound. VHS had 240 lines of resolution and it was 425 lines of resolution for the Laserdisc. Almost double the resolution. DVD came along and it was 500 lines of resolution. I did not even upgrade to DVD for at least 18 months. But of course there is no comparsion to Bluray with 1080 lines of resolution. I do have the player hook up to the Yamaha AVR which upconverts to 1080 and it helps some. The reason I keep it in the system, is because I have at least 60 laserdisc in my collection and I refuse to double dip and give the movie industries any more money unless the Bluray price is super low. I found Stargate and The Fifth Element for less than 10 dollars so yes I did double dip on those.


Thanks, I never got a laserdisc player and to me, just the name "laserdisc" still has some sort of high end resonance to it... I hear you about not wanting to give the movie industry more money, I am sooo mad they're holding back on releasing one of my favorite movies LOTR on bluray just so that they can sell more of the regular dvds... Of course when they do release it they'll have the theater version and a year later they'll come up with the director's cut... Oh well...


Thanks for posting in my thread. Over 100 lp's from the 80's?? It is me who wishes you lived closer...
I'm 40 and I grew up with that genre and although my collection is pretty broad, I still love music from back then. It's really, really cool that you were a DJ too, I bet you have tons of stories to tell!!


Yeah, Foobar2000 can also be configured to be used as a mixer. There are plugins for a wide variety of applications and the cool part is that they're pretty easy to install. It is indeed an amazing piece of software that developers are constantly improving. I'm still a novice when it comes to it, but I'd be happy to help in any way I can if you do decide to give it a try.


That is a pretty nice cooler that Frank recommended above. I don't know how hot the Yamaha's get, but I can put my Onkyo anytime up against a Home Depot shop heater
... I actually have 2 Onkyo receivers, the 805 and an eight or nine year old one which has been really good to me despite the heat it puts out. My 2 ch amp also runs really hot, but because my config is pretty open that is not an issue...


Cheers,

Dan
 

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Franin,


Thanks for stopping by and leaving some good advice along with Ddgtr.


There really isn't a heat issue in my case. Since I am only using the Yamaha AVR as a processor it is only idling along. The built in amps on the Yamaha are being bypassed except when I turn on Zone 2 and all other signals are sent to the Outlaw. The DVR actually puts out more heat then the AVR and that's why I have it on top.


The Outlaw Amp, which is located in the middle section of the credenza, has the grills in the doors which is normally for a center channel. But I do not like the sound of a center channel behind doors, so there is plenty of air flow front and back for the amp.


I purchased the Outlaw, I think, back in 2000 or so. It was rated back then at being equal to a 2,000 dollar amp which sold Internet direct for around 1,100 dollars for a 5 X 165 watt amplifier. You would think that it might be bright on my old Klipsch speakers but thats not the case at all. I had an older Yamaha AVR, at the time, which only had 90 watts a channel and the Forte II speakers, which have a 12" front firing woofer and a 15" passive on the back really needed the extra power to get those speakers singing.
 
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