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I’m about a month away from completing my first dedicated theater room. My gear is listed below and I’d love to get some feedback on the components I've selected, especially on the speakers!


Basement Specifications

•22.5 x 11 x 7.5 (feet)

•Complete light control

•Carpet


AV Gear

•Denon X4000 Receiver

•Elite Screens ER120WH1 Sable Fixed Frame Projection Screen (120 inch 16:9 AR)

•Panasonic PT-AR100U Projector

•Speakers

oRythmik LV12R Rear Ported Servo Subwoofer

oWharfedale – Diamond 10.5 Tower Speaker

oWharfedale – Diamond 10 CM Center Channel Speaker

oWharfedale – Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf Speaker

•Monster MP HTS 1600 Power Center

•Boxee Box Media Streamer

•Logitech Harmony Touch Remote

•Xbox One or PS4
 

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> Denon X4000 Receiver


Excellent receiver with Audyssey XT32. Look up JD Smoothie and PM him here for a good sale price (Denon Authorized).


>Wharfedale

Can make good stuff, not that familiar though. Reportedly laid back and warm, which would suit me. But will it suit you? You should check out the Wharfedale threads, and try to find a place to listen to them. Speakers are very personal. Listen to a few carefully. You will here differences.


>Monster MP HTS 1600 Power Center

I haven't found a monster product that wasn't done better and cheaper by someone else. I don't know anything about this particular power center, but be sure to look around.


>Boxee

If it fits your needs, it fits your needs.


>Logitech Harmony Touch


Don't necessarily discount the ones with buttons. Some people like real buttons that can be felt.


> Rythmik LV12R Rear Ported Servo Subwoofer

Rythmik makes nice stuff, and that is probably a good fit for your room. Also consider the HSU Vtf-2 Mk4


Good luck!


Dan
 

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Originally Posted by Dan__  /t/1500147/seeking-feedback-on-first-theater-build#post_24107763


> Denon X4000 Receiver


Excellent receiver with Audyssey XT32. Look up JD Smoothie and PM him here for a good sale price (Denon Authorized).


>Wharfedale

Can make good stuff, not that familiar though. Reportedly laid back and warm, which would suit me. But will it suit you? You should check out the Wharfedale threads, and try to find a place to listen to them. Speakers are very personal. Listen to a few carefully. You will here differences.


>Monster MP HTS 1600 Power Center

I haven't found a monster product that wasn't done better and cheaper by someone else. I don't know anything about this particular power center, but be sure to look around.


>Boxee

If it fits your needs, it fits

>Logitech Harmony Touch


Don't necessarily discount the ones with buttons. Some people like real buttons that can be felt.


> Rythmik LV12R Rear Ported Servo Subwoofer

Rythmik makes nice stuff, and that is probably a good fit for your room. Also consider the HSU Vtf-2 Mk4


Good luck!


Dan
I second the Hsu subs
 

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> >Monster MP HTS 1600 Power Center

I haven't found a monster product that wasn't done better and cheaper by someone else. I don't know anything about this particular power center, but be sure to look around.

That Monster Unit doesn't seem that bad. My main question about it for you would be if you can tolerate the plug spacing. There is very little room for "wall warts" if you have any. Make sure because that unit is pretty small and there is little space for large plugs. It is a "pretty" unit, however.


If you can hide the unit in the back, or if aesthetics are less important, you might also consider the Monster HTS 1000 MKIII 8-Outlet Power Center, which handles a lot more joules (6125), or the Tripp Lite HT10DBS, which is pretty well regarded.
 

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Originally Posted by Dan__  /t/1500147/seeking-feedback-on-first-theater-build#post_24107763


> Denon X4000 Receiver


Excellent receiver with Audyssey XT32. Look up JD Smoothie and PM him here for a good sale price (Denon Authorized).


^Purchased already, but I'll keep JD in mind when I upgrade my den's components.

>Wharfedale

Can make good stuff, not that familiar though. Reportedly laid back and warm, which would suit me. But will it suit you? You should check out the Wharfedale threads, and try to find a place to listen to them. Speakers are very personal. Listen to a few carefully. You will here differences.


^I found the dealer here in Charlotte, listened to the 10.1's and I was very pleased. Now that the Diamond 100's have been released I'm not sure which to choose!


>Monster MP HTS 1600 Power Center

I haven't found a monster product that wasn't done better and cheaper by someone else. I don't know anything about this particular power center, but be sure to look around.


^Picked this up fom Amazon for about $80 shipped, hard to pass up.


>Boxee

If it fits your needs, it fits your needs.


^I was an early adopter and I struggle to find something that's as versatile. Considering a PS4 or One, but their limited, read nonexistent, network media streaming is a deal breaker.


>Logitech Harmony Touch


Don't necessarily discount the ones with buttons. Some people like real buttons that can be felt.


^Agreed, buttons are pricelesd but I want to give this a shot. If it's not a good fit, back to the buttons!


> Rythmik LV12R Rear Ported Servo Subwoofer

Rythmik makes nice stuff, and that is probably a good fit for your room. Also consider the HSU Vtf-2 Mk4


^Definitely will look into the HSU.


Good luck!


Dan
 

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That Monster Unit doesn't seem that bad. My main question about it for you would be if you can tolerate the plug spacing. There is very little room for "wall warts" if you have any. Make sure because that unit is pretty small and there is little space for large plugs. It is a "pretty" unit, however.


If you can hide the unit in the back, or if aesthetics are less important, you might also consider the Monster HTS 1000 MKIII 8-Outlet Power Center, which handles a lot more joules (6125), or the Tripp Lite HT10DBS, which is pretty well regarded.

^Based on my gear, I think I should be covered on spacing. If not, I'll go with the Tripp Lite. Thanks for the recommendation!
 

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Pre-wire photos:




Post wiring, sheetrock, and paint photos:





I plan to build a audio transparent faux wall for the 120" screen on the wall with the window.

On the rear accent wall, there will be a riser for seating.


Projector and speakers are all that's left! Can't wait to get this wrapped up and enjoy it!
 

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I have a similar window i need to put a screen over. Looking forward to seeing yours.


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Quick update:

All gear has been purchased, here's the final list:

AV Gear

•Denon X4000 Receiver

•Elite Screens ER120WH1 Sable Fixed Frame Projection Screen (120 inch 16:9 AR)

•Mitsubishi 7900 Projector

•Speakers

oSVS PB-1000 Subwoofer

oWharfedale – Diamond 10.5 Tower Speaker

oWharfedale – Diamond 10 CM Center Channel Speaker

oWharfedale – Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf Speaker

•Monster MP HTS 1600 Power Center

•Boxee Box Media Streamer
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
After a slight delay (2.5 year old son and a set of 3 month old boy and girl twins) my build is FINALLY complete!
Updated equipment list:
AV Gear
•Denon X4000 Receiver (When opened, the random shutdown issue reported elsewhere in this forum occurred, so the X4000 is at Denon for repairs. Temporarily using a X1300 while it's repaired :mad:)
•Elite Screens ER120WH1 Sable Fixed Frame Projection Screen (120 inch 16:9 AR)
•Mitsubishi 7900 Projector
•Speakers
  • SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer
  • Wharfedale – Diamond 10.5 Tower Speaker
  • Wharfedale – Diamond 10 CM Center Channel Speaker
  • Wharfedale – Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf Speaker
•APC J35B
•Amazon Firestick
•Chromecast
•Sony BDPS3700
•Logitech Harmony Companion
 

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