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Tezster's "Baby Klipsch" 5.2.4 UHD Living Room HT

"Baby Klipsch" because my front LCR comprises of the smallest versions of the Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers :)

Here it is, my Living Room HT setup:

Equipment:

  • LG 75UH8500 4K/UHD/3D
  • Denon AVR-X4200W Receiver
  • OSD AMP120 two-channel amp
  • OPPO UDP-203 disc player
  • Playstation 3
  • Rogers SA8300 PVR
  • AIRCOM S8 Component Cooling
  • BDI Mirage 8224 Media Cabinet
5.2.4 Speaker Configuration:

  • Klipsch RP-250's for the front LCR
  • 4x Polk OWM-3 for the front & rear heights
  • Klipsch Synergy S-20 surround speakers
  • Dual SVS SB-2000 Subwoofers
  • Buttkicker Wireless HT kit















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I had a full standing media shelf which is now a wall-hanging shelf (after I cut it in half to free up some floor space)




As part of the change above, my blu-rays have been moved to a new shelf in my bedroom, in order to accommodate the increasing size of my movie library. I currently have about ~420+ titles, many of which have been consolidated into multi-disc cases to maximize shelf space.





 

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Greetings! This is a great setup....I am loving those Klipsch speakers! In regards to the statement in in the first sentence of your post, no need to feel this system is inadequate. As long as you smile in satisfaction when watching a movie or listening to music, then you're all set!! Great job! How are those height-channels working for you?
 

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X2 on BrolicBeast's comment - nice set-up. If you are happy with the sound and picture, then all is good.<br><br>
I'd also like to give you kudos on the wire management effort. Nice and clean<br><br>
Best,<br>
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Thanks, Brolic - I'm definitely happy with my own little corner of HT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br>
I find the height channels very subtle; I wouldn't call it a significant improvement. It's most noticeable in scenes with inclement weather (i.e. heavy rain), or with crowd noise in sports broadcasts. Since the receiver is new to me as well, I'm still dialing-in the settings.
 

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looks nice. I would have went with more separation between the left and right from the TV but otherwise nice!
 

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I like it! Very clean. How are the takes for height speakers? Was always considering doing heights.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nosferatu</strong> <a href="/forum/post/21409746"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
looks nice. I would have went with more separation between the left and right from the TV but otherwise nice!</div>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"> Yes, more separation would definitely be ideal for the fronts - I'm limited by lack of wall space, unfortunately.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>pokekevin</strong> <a href="/forum/post/21411571"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I like it! Very clean. How are the takes for height speakers? Was always considering doing heights.</div>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br>
I've set the Takes +5dB louder than the Audyssey calibrated settings, to make them more audible. They're almost invisible, otherwise. In my case, my thought process went along the lines of "my (newish) receiver is capable, and I already have the speakers, mounting hardware and extra wiring, so why not?" instead of being driven by any real need. But I'm glad I did it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tezster</strong> <a href="/forum/post/21412811"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"> Yes, more separation would definitely be ideal for the fronts - I'm limited by lack of wall space, unfortunately.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br>
I've set the Takes +5dB louder than the Audyssey calibrated settings, to make them more audible. They're almost invisible, otherwise. In my case, my thought process went along the lines of "my (newish) receiver is capable, and I already have the speakers, mounting hardware and extra wiring, so why not?" instead of being driven by any real need. But I'm glad I did it.</div>
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Ahh ok glad you're enjoying them! I was considering doing heights with some left over speakers but early reviews of heights haven't persuaded me to drill holes in the wall yet lol. Oneday lol<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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Your system is very nice. You don't need to spend six figures to have a setup to be proud of. It looks like your mains are very close to the wall behind them. You might get a better balance of sound if you can pull them out a little.
 

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Thanks bartman <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"> with the front mains, I'm assuming you're referring to the sound reflections off the front wall causing a problem? The speakers are front-ported, which hopefully means any detrimental effects from being too close to the wall is minimized.<br><br>
I can definitely move the mains forward a bit (a few inches), but not too much, as I don't want them to project too much into the room (when I say project, I don't mean acoustically, but rather from an aesthetics standpoint, due to the limited space I have).<br><br>
I'm also trying to keep the tweeters of the center channel and the front L/R as close to the same plane as possible.<br><br>
In any case, I can reposition them slightly, rerun Audyssey and see if I notice an improvement.
 

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Bought it from a Canadian hardware store called Rona - <a href="http://www.rona.ca/shop/shop?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&page=1&langId=-1&keywords=duraline" target="_blank">http://www.rona.ca/shop/shop?storeId...words=duraline</a><br><br>
Most hardware stores should carry some type of cable organization line of products.
 

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You actually have a very respectable set up. Don't know why you've waited so long. If you've ever taken a look at my first set up, you'd probably laugh your a** off.<br><br>
You can see my progression over the last two years, my thread is titled "Finally get first man cave".<br><br>
Your set up is very clean and organized. I tried heights for awhile and found the wides to be more active. In your case, I don't think you could go any wider, what you've done looks great!!
 

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very nice. loving the bias lighting. what did you use for it?
 

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very nice. loving the bias lighting. what did you use for it?</div>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br>
It's a VERY simple setup: two 12" F8T5 strip lights (w/ 6500k bulbs) stuck onto either side of the mounting frame of my TV stand. To reduce the light output and limit light scatter, I just taped a couple of layers of electrical tape over the strip covers, and "constructed" a mask out of foam board (to make sure most of the light is directed towards the rear wall, and not out the top or sides).<br><br>
The strips are connected to an AC outlet on my receiver, so the lights turn on and off with the receiver.<br><br>
Here's a pic of the back of the TV with the top portion of the mask removed:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.pbase.com/image/141887335.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
It's not exactly pretty, but it doesn't need to be as it's out of sight.
 

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Nice setup!!<br><br>
Is that a Boltz CD/DVD/Blu-ray rack on the right?
 

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Completely off topic, but is there a name for that painting above your couch? I have a feeling the wife would love it.
 

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Completely off topic, but is there a name for that painting above your couch? I have a feeling the wife would love it.</div>
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It's actually a photo print on canvas from a landscape photographer named Andrew Collett. This photo in particular is called Algonquin:<br><br><a href="http://www.andrewcollett.com/gallery/?page=4" target="_blank">http://www.andrewcollett.com/gallery/?page=4</a><br><br>
My original plan was to buy an oil painting for that space, but for the size I wanted, the prices for the pieces I liked were far beyond the budget I had in mind; a canvas print was a cheaper alternative that still gave me the look I wanted.
 
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