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After spending way too much time building my dedicated audio/video room, I've finally gotten to the point where I can start enjoying it. I've gotten many ideas/tips from the forum, and I thought it would be great to share my results. I wanted the room optimized for 2 channel sound, and this is what Richard Rives and I came up with. I did the entire build-out myself. So far, I'm very happy with the results. I haven't heard a better system at any audio salon. Some details and pictures follow:


Rives Audio Design, featuring:

- Sealed bass traps in all corners

- Wall traps

- Diffusion/absorption system in ceiling

- Curved passive resonator on front wall

- RPG BAD panels

- Homemade absorption panels

- Staggered bookcases in rear of room (for diffusion/diffraction)

- Equipment rack w/rear access from attached closet

- Wood floor in front 1/4 of room

- Separate electrical sub-panel, w/dedicated audio equipment lines wired with 10 ga wire, and equal length wire runs


Some of my equipment includes:

- Panasonic PT-AX200U projector

- Draper Premier tab-tensioned screen (92", 16:9)

- Magnepan 1.6QR main speakers w/upgraded x-over and hardwood stands

- Magnepan MMGW surround speakers

- Magnepan MGCC3 center channel (not installed yet, not sure if I really need it, the phantom center works well)

- Home made subwoofer (Adire Shiva 12" driver, 15" passive radiator, 250W plate amp)

- Benchmark Media DAC-HDR for 2 channel, fed by

- Rotel RSP985 pre-pro for surround

- Audio Research 100.2 amp (mains)

- Rotel RB985-MkII amp (surrounds)

- Oppo DV-981HD universal player

- BetterCables Silver Serpent II cables (both balanced and single ended)

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Concept layout from Rives

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Construction photo of bass trap (before sealing up)

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View from entrance

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With screen down

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View from front of room


I hope some of you find this info useful. Let me know if you have any questions.


Thanks,

Tom




 

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Very interesting. Great job. Are the speaker wires from the amp on little supports?
 

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Yes, the speaker wires are lifted off of the floor with wooden blocks. A tweak that seems to tighten up the bass and generally improve the sound. It also seems to be a great discussion-starter
 

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Yes, the speaker wires are lifted off of the floor with wooden blocks. A tweak that seems to tighten up the bass and generally improve the sound. It also seems to be a great discussion-starter


Very nice clean look...but major points deducted for the highlighted comment....
 

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Updated equipment; new pictures to follow.

Tom
 
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