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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Today i played around with the levels of the amp for the horns, and i think I have it pretty good now. The only thing that concerns me is the center channel response is considerably different than the left and right. There is as much as 10db more signal on the horns, and some 5db or so huge bumps on the bass bins. Strange because the center channel horn is much older than the left and right ones and where the left and right dip down over the mids to high the center does almost the same but goes up. Could it be phase?


Just got the MiniDSP 2x4 (balanced) in. I have loaded the calibrations in for my front 3 channels...I will load the cal for the subs after the other 2 are hooked up, verified correct, and running properly. Still need to get the wires made for the Dirac to the MiniDSP 2x4s, and from the 2x4s to the amps.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Picking up a Yamaha XM6150 amp for my front 3 channels biamped. This will allow me to sell 3 amps, and clear up some rack space. The amp will be 6x100 (8ohm) which I believe will be enough for even my bass bins. That means I will keep 2 of the P2500S amps, and the P7000s unless I can find another XM6150 be all set for Atmos down the road.

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Picking up a Yamaha XM6150 amp for my front 3 channels biamped. This will allow me to sell 3 amps, and clear up some rack space. The amp will be 6x100 (8ohm) which I believe will be enough for even my bass bins. That means I will keep 2 of the P2500S amps, and the P7000s unless I can find another XM6150 be all set for Atmos down the road.
NO....WAY!!!!!! A XM6150!!!! Wow!!!! That's the same amp that I used to have before my system got fried about 4 years ago!!!!!! That was a nice amp!!!! I loved it!!!! Never drove it to clipping - even playing Master and Commander at pretty loud volume with Snell speakers!

Which amps are you thinking about selling?
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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

What caused your system to get fried?
I am going to sell some of my Yamaha P2500S amps as I don't need 250wpch.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Consolidating amps in my rack as I am really cramped there right now.

New system layout will be:

Krell Showcase 7.1
Lexicon NT512 5 channel amp for the Horns, and maybe 2 of the Atmos channels. 120wpc
Sherbourn 5/1500 5 channel amp for the bass bins, and the surrounds. 200wpc
Yamaha P7000s for the subs 750wpc
Yamaha XM4080 for Atmos channels 80wpc
(3) MiniDSP 2x4 balanced
MiniDSP DDRC-88A
JBL Horns, and 1/4 pie bass bins
JBL 8340A for the surrounds, and eventually for the Atmos channels
Oppo 103
Darbee Darcet 5000


Now I will be selling:
(4) Klipsch HIPs
(2) SR70 speakers (Klipsch Heresy clones)
(1) Denon 4520ci
(1) T chip amp
(4) Yamaha P2500s amps

System will now be complete until I locate 4 more 8340A speakers, and find the Atmos preamp i want (most likely some time next year. Time to get it hooked up, and tuned. Then finish off the rest of the panels.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Florida lightning!!!! I almost got hit by that bolt!!!! I was getting in my vehicle and BAM!!!! All i saw was a bright yellow-white light and sparks!!!!! I was so scared!!!! I got in the car (my wife was already in) and I was just shaking)! That day I lost my projector, my receiver, the XM6150, and I lost one of my SW-380 subwoofers. I kept the subs and just turned them both into passives.
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Florida lightning!!!! I almost got hit by that bolt!!!! I was getting in my vehicle and BAM!!!! All i saw was a bright yellow-white light and sparks!!!!! I was so scared!!!! I got in the car (my wife was already in) and I was just shaking)! That day I lost my projector, my receiver, the XM6150, and I lost one of my SW-380 subwoofers. I kept the subs and just turned them both into passives.
The closest I have ever been was when lightning struck my neighbors house across the street.

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Just picked up the Lexicon, and the Sherbourn (both of which are in excellent condition). We will be pulling out 5 Yamaha Pro amps from the rack on Sunday and replacing them with the new amps. Hopefully the 4 channel amp will arrive early next week (Atmos channel amp). My JBLs for the surrounds should be in early next week too. I can't wait to get the new equipment in place and tuned. The new lamps for the projector should be arriving today too.

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I received 2 of my JBL 8340A speakers, and mounts Saturday, and will be mounting them today. Since the new mounting position will be higher on the wall I will be ordering some more speaker cable for my side surrounds.


Question: My MLP is not in the center of the room, but aligned to the center of the screen (same as my front speakers)... My left wall is 9' away, and my right wall is 7 1/2' away. The speakers are angle mounted (20 degree), so if both speakers are mounted on the wall at the same height they will not intersect at the same point... What should I do?

If I mount one higher than the other it won't look right, but I could conceal them behind some panels.

If I mount them on the wall at the same height which speaker should I try to align up with the MLP?

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I'm presuming the mounts are not angle adjustable?
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