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Willis; Was just looking at your equipment list. We have similar tastes. I'll have to check my model # on the Onkyo but it's an NR 80something, (It's in storage until I can fix it). And I LOVE my old JBS's
 

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Nice post Wayne, I mounted my 70" above the fireplace, after the first week I had fairly severe neck pain.
And I'm a Chiropractor! Some of us have to learn the hard way.
 

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Hello, thank you for the valuable tips.
I can probalby have wall mounted speakers for the surround speakers, and might be able to pull off a in-wall for the L and R, however, if I put an in wall central speaker it will end up behind the projector's screen, wouldn't it be a major issue?

for zone 2 I'm flexible, I wanted to with in-celining to keep the sound system discrete.

What do you suggest regarding the equipment receiver/speakers/projector?

thanks!!!
Just get a AT Screen. :T
 

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Nice post Wayne, I mounted my 70" above the fireplace, after the first week I had fairly severe neck pain.
And I'm a Chiropractor! Some of us have to learn the hard way.
We did the same with our 47" but we are sitting 14' from it so we don't have a problem. Have you seen the new FP mounts that extend outward and then down for fireplace installs?
 

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I can't vouch for what it covers, BUT having seen it recently, it seemed worth sharing. Good luck!

This fault sounds similar to an issue my Yamaha is having. Wonder if they share the same network chip....
I know someone in another forum that bought a Onkyo used and had a HDMI board problem, and Onkyo covered it.
 

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Hello, excellent idea, thanks willis, the center is a little offset but I'm sure I wont hear the difference.

I feel wiser already, what a great forum!

Now to next question.. equipment, surfing around I've put together these two options, an expensive one and a cheaper one:

Expensive
L + R
Klipsch R-5650-W pair
$700,00
C
Klipsch R-5502-W 1
$400,00
surround
Klipsch Reference RS-42 II pair
$360,00
Subwoofer
Klipsch R-110SW
$550,00

Zone 2
Boston Acoustics CS280 pair
$240,00

Receiver
??
$500,00

Projector
Epson Home Cinema 3020 1080p, HDMI, 3LCD, Real 3D 1
$1.400,00

Cheaper
L + R
Polk Audio RC85i pair
$360,00
C
Polk Audio 255C-RT 1
$200,00
surround
Bose® 161 pair
$320,00
Subwoofer
?? Klipsch SW-110
$300,00

Zone 2
Boston Acoustics CS280 pair
$240,00

Receiver
??
$400,00

Projector
Epson Home Cinema 3020 1080p, HDMI, 3LCD, Real 3D 1
$1.400,00

What would you suggest? Also, I'm completely lost about receivers...

THANKS!!
If you went with an AT screen you wouldn't even see the speakers. :T
 

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We did the same with our 47" but we are sitting 14' from it so we don't have a problem. Have you seen the new FP mounts that extend outward and then down for fireplace installs?
good call on AT. I have seen the fp mounts. Just plain Genius. I think they should be included in every home build with the plan being for the TV above the fireplace.
 

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And I LOVE my old JBS's
curious, what do you have? I have to say, I do love mine as well. Only a few times I've ever thought of replacing them. I know there're others out there, and I have them on my list but...
Interesting bio. (It says you have an 807 lol)
 

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AH, an NR 807, what a great Idea, I should have checked my own Bio...Thanks. As for my speakers; I bought my JBL's in 1974. 8" extended range woofer/mid and a 075 (Bullet) Tweeter. They were bought individually and from the "Professional Catalogue". not sure if Harmon has them any more, I know the 075 are no longer made... a real shame as these things go up to 45K. I measured 12K to 40K within about 2db. I've seen them on EBay for &150.00 (I think I paid $75.00 ea. originally)
The 8" handles bass so well that my Polk Audio 10" Powered sub seems nearly redundant for music but nice for Theatre.(Thinking about getting a "Butt Kicker" for the LFE to attach to my couch !). I built the Cabs. The crossover is also JBL stock, I think... I'll look for the model ##'s if your interested. I don't know your musical taste, mine is quite varied but I prefer a clear, airy and present top end rather then the "Boomy" bass most people seem to enjoy today. My JBL's provide solid, thumpy bass without the "BOOM". My friend stored my system in his warehouse for several years while I was "absent from audio". He is a FOH engineer for touring music groups. One of his clients (Neil Young) wanted a concert sound system that could handle 35-40Khz (Young is somewhat of an audiophile), so my friend "borrowed" my 075's and connected them to his massive FOH system. CSNY were happy, my friend was happy but when he put them back in my cabs, they didn't work...he thought he blew the voice coil. I took a look and I had done some "creative wiring" inside the cab so I could bi-amp, change phase etc. He just simply wired them wrong and the worked great after we reconnected them properly. Like all of us, I guess, we're always looking for the newest and best of everything. IF I get new speakers - (Paradigms ?) I would NEVER give up my JBL's...just to hard to beat by old OR modern standards, I'm an old analogue guy and I'm still learning however.
 

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Wow. 40 yo speakers that still hold up. Beats my 20somethings...!
 

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Yes AT screens are great for your purposes. As far as amps and receiver go, look into "Emotiva" and Marantz too.

Brian
 
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