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7/15/2019- My system has dramatically changed. We moved from our home in NJ to the beaches of Delaware. Since moving to Delaware I have build a 7.2.4 home theater in my basement. here are some updated pictures.


8/13/2016Here I have attached an update picture of my system as of today. It has changed dramatically since beginning this page. Thanks for looking! The picture is at the bottom of the page. JT




All of you have great set ups. Mine is simple but does the job until the day I can have a dedicated home theater room. I made the entertainment unit that houses my equipment. I’ve been into electronics since I was 12 and have a grave yard of electronics in my attic. It seems as formats change so do my electronics. My home theater is modest and is the best my budget would allow.

My setup is as follows:
Family Room


46” Panasonic Plasma TH-C46FD18
Pioneer Elite AVR VSX-80TXV
Panasonic Blu Ray Player DMP-BD55
Toshiba HD DVD Player HD-A30
Panasonic DVD Recorder DMR-ES25
Motorola QIP 7216 FIOS DVR
Oakton K412 Vintage Loud speakers for L/R Fronts
Boston Acoustics Micro 120 Center and L/R Surrounds
Polk PSW-10 Subwoofer
Harmony 676 Remote
Custom made entertainment center






 

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Thank you
 

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Which Elite AVR do you have. What is you set up like?
 

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Which Elite AVR do you have. What is you set up like?

Mine is a little outdated now. I have the Elite VSX-52TX. I guess the only thing it dont have is HDMI. I bought it just before HDMI became the normal. Oh well,...I wanted an ELITE since I was about 17 and finally got one. Maybe I will update in a couple years I dont know..


My setup is nothing totally fantastic. I have a 32" Samsung lcd, the ELITE, PS3 slim,Sony dvd/cd player,4 BOSE 301 series IIIs, some off brand rear surrounds and an off brand center. Sony VLP-AW10 projector and self made 110" drywall screen. 3 DIY subs.
 

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I like how you made your system work. I started out 30 years ago with Stereo equipment. The front speakers that I currently use are the same one I picked up 30 years ago and they still sound great. Even though you have some older pieces I'm sure they still sound great. In 2001 when I got a 32" Sony Wega I got my first Pioneer DVD player and Pioneer VSX 21 Elite AVR. Now I can't stop. I'm on my second Plasma and have been upgrading when possible. I am currently auditioning new L/R fronts to replace my 30 year old Oaktons.
 

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well, i'm impressed! nice.
 

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Thank you. I trying make it the best it can be for what I have. I have system envy after viewing all these great systems.
 

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What kind of speakers are those Oaktons?
 

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Oaktron made speakers from the 1950 to 1990 for other companies, such as HH Scott and others. In 1978 or so they bought a cabnet company and produced a line of speakers under the names of Wrightwood and Oaktron. In 1990 Oaktron was aquired by MiTek and the line seemed to fade away. I have an origional broshure that I will scan in and try to display.
 

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I have attached the scan of the broshure from Oaktron in 1980



 

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Nice. Sorry to misspell their name. What kind of speakers are they though? Horns? Something else? How do they sound? Do you have the original drivers and crossovers or did you replace everything?
 

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That's how all the speakers were. Bigger was better.


They have a 10" rubber edge woofer, 5" cone midrange, dome tweeter and a 12" passive radiator. All drivers and the crossover are origional with the exception of the passive radiators. They sound so good. I'm trying to find a replacement for them, but can't find anything that I can afford the has the same sound quality.


The ones that I have are not the Huge one on the cover.
 

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Good to see you're still using original parts (mostly). I can imagine how full the sound is. Sometimes buying new doesn't necessarily get you better sound.
 

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Your right about that. The sound is balanced and smooth. This is a hobby that there is always a newer, better or different "got to have" piece of electronic out there and sometimes it's hard to keep up. But it's great to see what will come out next and share it with others who enjoy it as well.
 

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Some updated pictures. The Polk Sub and some pictures of the Oaktrons.



 

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Those cabinets look pretty sturdy. I bet you don't get any resonance or stray vibrations from those speakers, do you?
 

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Not at all they’re each nearly 70 pounds! They were put together well. When I was in HS my electronics teacher used to sell these and was able to get a gross of cabinets with out any speakers in them and we would add the drivers and crossovers. We would use Seas, Peerless, and Phillips in them. They sounded very good back then (1980).
 
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