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post #21 of 106 Old 08-26-13, 09:38 PM
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Cool. You moved those single chairs to the back. Additional seating for the second row. Looks very good. Also, more spacious in terms of moving around. Excellent work!
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Cool. You moved those single chairs to the back. Additional seating for the second row. Looks very good. Also, more spacious in terms of moving around. Excellent work!
Thanks Tripplej. The new seating arrangement is much better for group viewing, and will be more so once the 2nd row is elevated.


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Man that's a lot of speakers!!!! The one thing I wish I had was a layout like yours that enabled me to install more speakers. I may go up to 7.1 with front heights as that would really be my only feasible option but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Nice setup Peter! Looking forward to seeing more progress pics as you move forward with your plans.
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Looks great Peterman and I bet it sounds awesome!

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Thanks guys.

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Man that's a lot of speakers!!!! The one thing I wish I had was a layout like yours that enabled me to install more speakers. I may go up to 7.1 with front heights as that would really be my only feasible option but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. Nice setup Peter! Looking forward to seeing more progress pics as you move forward with your plans.
Mike - adding front heights is worth trying. I have only tried front wides so far, but to be honest they made a much more noticeable difference than adding rear surrounds to a standard 5.1 configuration. I would expect the same to be true of front heights.
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how do you like the surrounds mounted to the side wall and the rear walls? if your not in a sweet spot is it still enveloping? i am guessing you send the same surround signal split to the sides and the surround back to the rear ( 7.1 ) ? thanks.

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Looks great! With the size of the room and the vaulted ceilings I'll bet the sound is really rich and incredible
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Although I've almost knocked them down a few times while working on the wiring (standing up while forgetting I was crouched below one ). Only my own clumsiness to worry about
It's refreshing to read that I'm not alone in this. It's funny how we concentrate on something to the exclusion of others, until...plunk...oh, yeah. All one can do is laugh and hope it was just embarrassing.

It looks awesome so far. The drapery material appears to do a good job of blocking light...as long as they're fully closed. You're right about the rear speakers after the riser is in place - they'll need to be higher. Man, I'm familiar with that circumstance too. The good news is that, after putting up 6 of them, you're an expert at the chore now.

It's fun to watch these threads in which a 'finished' setup progresses. The initial setup looked great and comfy, too, if not ideally arranged for viewing pleasure. I do appreciate the clean look obtained from installing the gear in a closet and I like what it did for your speaker arrangement/environment. It just gets better and better!

9.1 eh, I bet that pans smoothly and convincingly (not a complaint, but...). Do you think we'll eventually have a couple dozen speakers arrayed about our rooms? I find 4.1 (no center) immersive. I imagine 9.1 is amazing.
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Looking good Peter. I need to make it back to Houston some time and check your system out.

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how do you like the surrounds mounted to the side wall and the rear walls? if your not in a sweet spot is it still enveloping? i am guessing you send the same surround signal split to the sides and the surround back to the rear ( 7.1 ) ? thanks. dave
The two sets of speakers on the side walls are my side surrounds (basically aligned with the 3-seat couch) and the front wides (located closer to the front of the room). Altogether it is capable of 9.1. My eventual goal is to add front heights and also angle the front wides toward the listening area, but for now they work nicely even with less than ideal alignment.

There is a definite sweet spot at the primary listening position which is ok for most of the time since it's usually just me using it. One of my short term goals is to work on the room acoustics and seating arrangement to improve surround effects and bass response in the non primary listening seats. That is partially why I have not finalized plans for a seating riser or purchased recliners. I would also like to experiment with dipole/bipole and possibly omnipolar surrounds at some point. All budget dependent though.

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Looks great! With the size of the room and the vaulted ceilings I'll bet the sound is really rich and incredible
It's a pretty ideal space for the HT with lots of freedom in terms of speaker and seating arrangements. I plan to improve the acoustic treatments but for now the overall sound is quite good IMO.

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It's refreshing to read that I'm not alone in this. It's funny how we concentrate on something to the exclusion of others, until...plunk...oh, yeah. All one can do is laugh and hope it was just embarrassing. It looks awesome so far. The drapery material appears to do a good job of blocking light...as long as they're fully closed. You're right about the rear speakers after the riser is in place - they'll need to be higher. Man, I'm familiar with that circumstance too. The good news is that, after putting up 6 of them, you're an expert at the chore now. It's fun to watch these threads in which a 'finished' setup progresses. The initial setup looked great and comfy, too, if not ideally arranged for viewing pleasure. I do appreciate the clean look obtained from installing the gear in a closet and I like what it did for your speaker arrangement/environment. It just gets better and better! 9.1 eh, I bet that pans smoothly and convincingly (not a complaint, but...). Do you think we'll eventually have a couple dozen speakers arrayed about our rooms? I find 4.1 (no center) immersive. I imagine 9.1 is amazing.
Yes, my style is to do things in smaller increments (although I do enjoy following the ground-up theater builds). I do one level of improvements/upgrades and soon get ideas for more. All part of the fun of the hobby. I agree that something like a 4.1 or 5.1 system can sound extremely good with careful setup. I plan to eventually go to 11.1 at which point I don't imagine there will be much merit in adding more speakers to the room. Many believe that to be the case with 5.1, although front wides have made a very noticeable difference IMO. Either way, I enjoy tinkering and experimenting with different options.

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Looking good Peter. I need to make it back to Houston some time and check your system out.
Absolutely! Another Houston get together would be fun.


Thanks for all the comments guys. I'm still cleaning up some wiring, so I'll have a few more pics to post soon. I also have a receiver review in progress so that's taking priority over some of the changes to the room for now.


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