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Old 03-01-2012, 09:35 AM
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After a lot of building, designing, and wiring. Our HT room is compleated. It is built into a 10 ft. wide closet that is in another room for acces to all equipment and wiring. Main room has 12 ft ceilings and is 28x26. We built the "built in entertainment center" with maple trim, and magnetic removable black felt framed panels to conceal the equipment during viewing. There are (2) A/C baby returns in the ceiling for heat removal. The sound stills needs to be tweaked a bit and some sound treatments located correctly in the room for best acoustics. The over head room lighting is programed into the remote that controls lighting based on equipment functions.Pretty much done, watched Real Steel blu-ray last night - WOW. SVS PB 13 Ultra subs are amazing.

Sunfire (Bob Carver) signature two channel power amp
Sunfire B/C signature five channel cinema Grand amp
Sunfire Thater Grand processor 4 processor/preamp
Monster AVS 2000 and panamax power conditioner

Martin Logan Asent-i main fronts with maple rails
Martin Logan Aerius-i rears with maple rails
Martin Logan Theater-i center channel
Axiom (4) QS-8's surrounds
(4) SVS PB13 Ultra subwoofers

Samsung 67" LCD 1080 HD flat TV














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Old 03-01-2012, 10:14 AM
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dang thats nice.Alot of work put into it I see.
I bet king kong would sound great on the surround!
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Nicely done, My setup is very similar. One thing I learned the hard way with my equipment, built in was the heat build up. I have a fan in the back of my equipment that exhausts out into the garage. But the heat still lead to an early demise of my amp. Hope yours runs cooler. I shot the exhaust with a infrared gun and it was 118 degrees. I have since given much more breathing room and it is now down to 100 degrees.
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Sounds like you put a lot of thought, effort, not to mention expense into your set-up, very nice. Considering you went slightly higher end with the components, why did you decide to go with the Samsug vs say the Sharp Elite PRO-70X5FD?
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Originally Posted by jon in florida View Post
magnetic removable black felt framed panels to conceal the equipment during viewing.
Good idea.
Nice job on the built in!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Sounds like you put a lot of thought, effort, not to mention expense into your set-up, very nice. Considering you went slightly higher end with the components, why did you decide to go with the Samsug vs say the Sharp Elite PRO-70X5FD?
Thanks for the nice words guys Yeah - the Sammy is 2+ years old now, and while it's a great TV it's almost my weak-link in the system. High end audio does not get obsolete (you could make an arguement that it's better in some ways) like video does. TV's, 3d, light technology, etc. man it chages and upgrades yearly Your suggestion on the Elite Pro is a very good one. The cabinet will house the same Elite (and others) you mention, it will be upgraded down the road, sooner if you give me a donation
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I have the Aerius I's and they are spectacular. I have never heard the Asent. Looks like a great setup.
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Very nice....my wife and I did ours as well in the basement. top cieling mount projector HD 120 inch screen. I need to see how to load pics on here so I could load some. Other sites I've been on load the photos str8 from your libary docs.
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I have the Aerius I's and they are spectacular. I have never heard the Asent. Looks like a great setup.
I started with the Aerius-i then upgraded to the Asent-i. honestly a huge difference. Would love to upgrade again the Summit-X but at 15K a pair, the Asent-i's will have to make due for now at least.
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Here's a photo of ours we did
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Do you have any acoustic treatments that are not visible in the photos?

I'm betting that room is in need of some serious acoustic treatment. Hard floors, hard walls, hard ceiling = poor sound quality.

I spent about $50K on equipment when I built my dedicated theater and it sounded.... meh. Then I spent $2K on acoustic treatments and it sound 10x better.
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Originally Posted by jon in florida View Post

Sunfire (Bob Carver) signature two channel power amp
Sunfire B/C signature five channel cinema Grand amp
Sunfire Thater Grand processor 4 processor/preamp
Monster AVS 2000 and panamax power conditioner

Martin Logan Asent-i main fronts with maple rails
Martin Logan Aerius-i rears with maple rails
Martin Logan Theater-i center channel
Axiom (4) QS-8's surrounds
(4) SVS PB13 Ultra subwoofers

Samsung 67" LCD 1080 HD flat TV

You have a really nice set up, the installation looks first rate.

Now, about those 4 subwoofers ... why 4 of them?

How was it dealing with SVS? A few years ago I tried to buy product from them and the guy on the phone was such a raging asshat, unhelpful, and insulting that I cancelled the product I had ordered.
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Very nice, beautiful work!!!!
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
Do you have any acoustic treatments that are not visible in the photos?

I'm betting that room is in need of some serious acoustic treatment. Hard floors, hard walls, hard ceiling = poor sound quality.

I spent about $50K on equipment when I built my dedicated theater and it sounded.... meh. Then I spent $2K on acoustic treatments and it sound 10x better.
You are 100% correct, it is also not a dedicated HT room. As I posted earlier, the sound treatments are next. We have a few now, needs to get more dialed in. Looking at probably another 2-3k in proper S/T. There is some now, but it needs to be tweaked. Sounds great on movies (can/will be better) on real detailed music - needs treatment and tweaking.
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
Do you have any acoustic treatments that are not visible in the photos?

I'm betting that room is in need of some serious acoustic treatment. Hard floors, hard walls, hard ceiling = poor sound quality.

I spent about $50K on equipment when I built my dedicated theater and it sounded.... meh. Then I spent $2K on acoustic treatments and it sound 10x better.
Yeah thought the same thing when I saw the hardwood. I run Magnepans and had them in a room years ago with hardwood. That lasted about a month.
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Acoustic panels on the walls. These can be covered in almost any type of fabric and they can also be mounted on the ceiling. If you are gonna go that route send me a PM and I can put you in touch with a company that manufactures them
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That's some nice gear!!

The woodworking skill ain't bad either.
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Here's a photo of ours we did
VERY nice set-up, what eqipment are you running?
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Yeah thought the same thing when I saw the hardwood. I run Magnepans and had them in a room years ago with hardwood. That lasted about a month.
Always been a fan of Maggies. Loved the 3.6 - I know they now have a 3.7 version that I have not seen/listened to. what Maggies? and what are you powering them with?
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Nice work!
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