Looks like you have some really nice equipment wating to be put to use! We need a support group hotline for instances like this. ;D
Hopefully, you don't have much more construction taking place and will get her hooked up soon.
Thanks Doug, it has only been three weeks since project inception so I can't really complain. It should be finished this week. Here is a crude diagram of the room layout and some pics of the raw space. Hopefully, there will be a DMC-2 in there soon. I have quite a few absorption panels coming from GIK Acoustics so it should sound pretty good once it's all setup ;D.
I have the same audio rack as you, but in black. Have you had any issues with the weight of the mps-1 hurting the glass? Did you reinforce it at all?
I had a piece of 3/8 diamond plate cut to fit where the glass was. That bottom shelf was only rated for 70lbs. The MPS-1 is near 45 over that. I just did not want to risk it. I really wanted to put it higher, but the cross supports for each shelf are only held in with brads. The bottom shelf has the thicker cross piece along with some additional brads holding it together. I felt pretty comfortable using the diamond plate.
The only other real bummer is that I am using XLR cables. The amp ends up sticking out the front of the Sanus Rack by almost two inches to allow proper space in the back for the XLR plugs. I will probably move my DMC-1 back up to the top shelf, as my interconnects are long enough. But I have a snapping/popping at power up sound from the DMC-1 and I have a feeling I will have to pull it out again for replacement.
Post by theophile on Sept 23, 2007 13:17:33 GMT -5
Super dedicated HT room, rmk! Very attractive and clean...looks like audio will sound as great as it looks! ;D
Here's my all-in-one Living\Family\Entertainment\HT\Great room!
I finally found an EC that would fit my big 67" DLP. Actually, had to shim the left\right piers 1\8" on either side to get it to squeeze in, but it really does fit the display...Like a Glove! The Emo UT Series fits nicely also, but don't have any close-ups...you already know their great looks!
Here's a pic with the new home entertainment center in place along the 20' wall. With the double doorways, there's 2' on either side for corner placement of the mains. As the center speaker will be mounted on top the EC, shelving in the corners (to be installed at the same height 7') to support the mains could help project sound-stage above the room decor (couch)!
Most may already know I'm very interested in the new Emotiva Satellites, Surrounds and Sub that will be announced in October. The mains will sit on the upcoming corner shelfs that I'll be installing soon and of course, the center on top the EC. The new sub will be in the right side corner (left side has the EP500). Unfortunately, work is calling and I'll not be able to go to Clearwater to see\hear the showcasing of the new speaker line, but never less will order them as soon as they become available.
My listening\viewing position is about 18' away in this 4840' great room (20x22x11). The 18' of mains separation will give me an equilateral triangle for sound stage and imaging and should open up very nicely, especially for my 95% of THX-HD DVD Movie experiences!! ;D ;D ;D
Anyway, the rest of the room can be viewed by clicking on the posted image!
p.s. please, no "cube" flaming....they came with the house, now I'm doing Something About it!
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2007 13:33:20 GMT -5 by theophile
RMK-How the hell did you work it with your wife so that you could get 2 F-113's?
Your wife wouldn't happen to be taking on apprentices would she?
Also, if your wife is so cool as to let you have those Revels sitting in the corners behind her, then she certainly wouldn't mind if you had them say 3 or 4 feet in the air, tilting on axis directly at the back of the listeners heads? That would take the heighth of the couches right out of the equation.
Very nice set up indeed--Penny
Man Cave:B&W HTM1center channel, Westlake Audio Concert Series C6 mains, Vandersteen 2ce surrounds, Onkyo PR-SC885 preamp, 2 LPA-1's biamped, DMP-BD30, HDA35, XBox 360, Wii, Sunfire True sub, Velo SPL-1500R, Digital Phase Hand Made 18" 2500 watt beast of a sub (Better than JL Audio? I think so.) Reference Room: B&W 802D, Nautilus Center, 804 Surrounds, D2 Statement, Sunfire TGA, 2 REL Subs.
Penny, I gave up on wives after two. I have decided to keep my houses and audio gear and place speakers/subs any damn way or place I want to.
Good Point on the rear speakers. Since they are the surrounds, it really isn't a big deal. The bass drivers are the only ones below the couch level and I look at it as another acoustic absorber. That said, an option I'm considering is to replace the rears with stand mounted Revels.
Ted, When I saw your pic of your room, I was like WTF, he's using the Ultra to power those cubes, then I scrolled down and saw your comment. As long as your working on replacing them I'll cut you some slack.
My Gear (Update 1/10/11); Samsung HLT 6187s, UMC-1, LPA-1, ERM-1s Front, and Center, ERDs Surround and an Ultra-12 for Sub. Dish ViP722, Toshiba HD-A3, LG BD 370, Oppo DV 980H, XBOX 360, Custom made Entertainment Center.
Post by ssjlaletas on Oct 14, 2007 19:43:16 GMT -5
Alright it took me awhile to get situated in my new house, had everything painted, wired, little fix-its here and there (alot actually). And Ive said I would post pics but that was awhile ago, well I finally did, so heres a couple I'll post on here. Here is a link to my small website with more pictures of my setup as well as my new place, mllav.com/Gallery/Gallery9.html .
Here's a small intro, wired the house for 5 zones of audio distro, and ran video distro to the master bed as well. Two mid atlantic racks, the main one is a 35 unit rack, the other in the office is a small 8 unit rack for the network. Ran network lines to every room, and several to the main rack. Emotiva gear at the bottom (MMC-1, and IPS-1), up top are the sources, cable box, Sony dvd player, Xbox 360. Also have a 2 unit rack drawer, and three 3-unit for extra, one I will eventually use as an htpc. Athena speakers for the main zone, those will eventually get upgraded and moved up to the master, but serve their purpose for now. Paradigm in ceiling and in-walls in the five zones, the office has Athena bookshelfs for its zone. It was quite fun running all the wires for the place does not have a crawlspace (on slab), and no attic (at least for most of the upstairs). Tell me what you think, and/or questions.
Last Edit: Oct 14, 2007 20:02:13 GMT -5 by ssjlaletas
ooooh. i was tempted to alter this quickly, in case she came behind you and read it...ha.
Thanks Gary, the wife is very very understanding, I trained her well, as long as she gets her periodic gifts
Gym Rules 1. No curling in the Squat Rack. 2. No really, the Squat rack is for Squats. 3. Stop dumping the weights. You picked them up, you can put them down. 4. Unload your bar. You put the weights on, you can take them off. 5. Shut up and lift, please :)_ 6. Cell phones..... See rule 5. 7. Stop staring at the women. Seriously its freaking everyone out. 8. Smith machine?,?.?........Really? 9. Stop trying to teach people unless they ask for advise.