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Basics are:
Magnepan MC1 x 4 and MMG-W x2
Emotiva XPA-5 Amp
AV123 Sub
Carada 104" 16x9 Screen
Epson 1080Ub

I am fully loving everything about the room and am so glad to have Maggies in my life again:). I had some MMG's a while ago and have been a believer every since.

These MC1's are even better and now instead of trying to push them with a Reciever like I was with the MMG's, the XPA-5 can do 350w/ch at 4 ohm, so its nice to finally have some head room for these speakers. I didn't want to believe how much difference this was going to make. Dynamics are the easiest hear. Things just sound a whole lot less compressed. A piano note "bang" really hits you like it does in real life.

Also, I've been really happy with the way Movies work in this room, I wasn't sure how it was going to work, but its beautiful!

The one thing I did have to tune a bit was the sub. The AV123 was rather "house" tuned in my room. So I actually bought a parametic eq for that channel and have been very happy with the results so far. I still haven't run the room tuning software on it yet, but I'm fairly confident any problems will be solvable.

I've just moved the room around a bit so I need to take some new pictures, coming soon.

Thanks,
james
 

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I forgot to add my sources.

DirecTv HD21
PS3
XBOX 360
and an old PC running windows 7 as my home server and a sort of HTPC. I watch any downloaded tv shows and listen to my 2 ch music with it. I actually just spliced a spdif right off the motherboard right to my AVR and have been very happy so far. I'd love to hear a nice USB/Firewire DAC to compare to but for now I can't afford one like I'd like. I do have a nice apogee at work I think I'll bring home for a weekend to compare, but I doubt there will be much difference.

I'm not sure I fully subscribe to the hugely expensive "audiophile" gear yet.

james
 
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