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Here's my HT....Not the best in the world, but i'm satisfied....


Front: JBL E80's

Center: Polk Monitor CS1

Rear: Polk R-20's

Sub: DIY Dayton Quattro 15/ 240watt PA amp

DIY speaker stands

Reciever: HK AVR 235

http://members.cox.net/victoria.shaw...20ht%20001.jpg




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Simple, neat. I like it. I envy all of you guys with the neat setups; I've yet to get my stuff tidied up just yet.


Captain: If Matt went with the PE recommended specs, then that box should be about 5.5 cu.ft. Many people have commented on my sub being bigger than one of my couches, lol.
 

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Well, if you're looking for feedback, then here it is.


The center channel is not even close to being matched to the R/L speakers....panning across the front 3 must not sound very realistic. Besides being a tad high, it would also be advisable to tilt the CC towards the listeners.


Other than that, it looks pretty good.:D
 

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Yeah, what's with the Polk center?


Aside from center being too high, the mains are very high as wel. Uless you hasve a couch or chairs that are 8-10" higher then the avg, your mians are way too high as well. Those tweeters must be 6" (which is not good) above ear level when seated.

How far back is seating position? Not much distance between mains either.
 

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Ya, I also recommend ditching the short stands for the mains. Also, lower the shelf for that center; speaking of which, does that shelf look like it is not level?
 

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Well I bought the center and the rears on sale at Circuit City. Too good of a deal to pass up. I was going to get the Polk Monitor 50's or 70's until I found a great deal on my JBL's. They were $299.00 delivered from JR.com. It dosn't sound that bad. I tried to tilt the center down, but the shelf isn't deep enough. It tends to slide forward. The shelf is level. The reason for the stands is I listen to alot of music, and I dont like my speakers sitting on the floor. When I'm working around the house they sound better at a higher level. I sit 14 ft from the T.V. screen It is a Samsung HL-P 5063 DLP. The sub is really too big for my room. I will probably re-build the encloser so I will be able to move it to different areas. Thats the only place it will fit now. I would like to get the matching CC from JBL. Anyone want to buy the polk???? Thanks for the ideas...


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Where's the theater? :confused:



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Where's the theater? :confused:



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Really uncalled for :(


John


BTW - Matt:


It looks great, very tidy set-up. Sounds like you have a solid upgrade path also...


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Really uncalled for :(
Why? :confused:


Matt, comes on a Home Theater Hobbyist forum and post,

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Here's my HT....Not the best in the world, but i'm satisfied....
HT= Home Theater, I'm sorry but a surround setup in a living room/family room does not make up a Home Theater.


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I would disagree with the above statement. It is a Home Theater. The MAJORITY of the people on this board do not have a dedicated room that they can call "home theater".


Your statement is just about as pretentious as you can get.
 

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Matt,


Looks like you have a tight quarters to deal with. :(

Perhaps you could give us a sketch or some pics of your room lay-out including the size of your room.

As others have pointed out to you, Perhaps there is a way to get more from your situation than you are aware of. ;)

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I would disagree with the above statement. It is a Home Theater. The MAJORITY of the people on this board do not have a dedicated room that they can call "home theater".


Your statement is just about as pretentious as you can get.
Well however pretentious the above statement is, I think Redhouse is correct.

I have a "surround system" in my living room and would not think of labeling it a home theater.


Just because the masses don't own HT's does not mean we should water down the definition of what a HT is.


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Redhouse,


I need a bigger house for a dedicated "HOME THEATER". At this point in my life, my budget dosn't allow for it. You can't touch a decent sized home in Virginia Beach, Va.(where I live) for less than $400,000.00. I'm doing the best I can with what i've got. Thanks for your input, none the less. Thanks John & allenS for gettin my back. Here's a better pic of my sub..

http://members.cox.net/victoria.shaw...20ht%20002.jpg



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Ah, so it's not a "box" box after all. How's it sound?
 

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Ah, so it's not a "box" box after all. How's it sound?


It sounds pretty good. It's tuned to 18hz(5.6 cu ft-4"X17" port)...I did watch Master and Commsnder the other night. It didnt really impress me. I felt alot of the cannon's, but not as much output as I expected. I'm running it 3db hot . It may have something to do with the port firing upward?????


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OMG that is so funny......so I can't call my "Home Theater" a "Home Theater" since it is not in a dedicated room? What if it is in a dedicated room but it doesn't have "theater seating"? Or a curtain, projector, or even a popcorn maker? Would that classify as a "Home Theater"? Or would it just be a "dedicated room that is almost a home theater"?


In that case, I may just have to relable my hobby. When people ask about my "home theater" I will correct them on the spot and say........"sorry, this isn't a true home theater. This is a 7.1 surrounds sound system in a living room." :)


So bascially (let me get this straight) I have a "surround sound" system that is in my living room.


LOL....this is good.



Oh, and for the record. I will continue to call my set-up a "home theater" even if it is not in a dedicated room. :)
 

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Anyone want to buy the polk???? Thanks for the ideas...


Matt
There's a guy on the forum looking for one right now to match his Monitor 60s, aegisx, you might want to PM him.
 

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OMG that is so funny......so I can't call my "Home Theater" a "Home Theater" since it is not in a dedicated room? What if it is in a dedicated room but it doesn't have "theater seating"? Or a curtain, projector, or even a popcorn maker? Would that classify as a "Home Theater"? Or would it just be a "dedicated room that is almost a home theater"?
You get the point......................

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In that case, I may just have to relable my hobby. When people ask about my "home theater" I will correct them on the spot and say........"sorry, this isn't a true home theater. This is a 7.1 surrounds sound system in a living room."
Well, at least you would be calling it what it is, a Surround System in your livening room. Where's the Theater? Is it a living room or a Theater?

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So bascially (let me get this straight) I have a "surround sound" system that is in my living room.


LOL....this is good.


Oh, and for the record. I will continue to call my set-up a "home theater" even if it is not in a dedicated room.
You can call it what ever you want.

You can call a Ford Escort a Benz, but it don't change the fact it's not.


Redhouse
 
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