My Martin Logan Theater

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Seth V, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    My slice of audio/video heaven [​IMG]


    Speakers:
    Martin Logan Models: reQuest, Aerius i, Theater i, Descent

    Associated electronics:

    Pre-Pro/Amplifiers

    Pre-Pro: Sunfire Theater Grand III
    5 Channel Amp: Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II
    5 Channel Amp: Sonance Sonamp 5150

    Source

    CD Player: Sony CDP-XA20ES
    HD DVD Player: Toshiba HD-XA2
    Blu-ray player: Sony BDP-S300
    DVD/DVD-A/SACD Player: Yamaha DVD-S2300
    CD Recorder: Denon CDR-W1500
    S-VHS VCR: JVC HRS-9911U
    S-VHS VCR: Mitsubishi HS-U82
    HD Satellite: Dish Network HD VIP622 DVR/ Hughes HR10-250 Tivo DVR/DirecTV Receiver
    Laserdisc Player: Pioneer DVL-919
    Minidisc Recorder: Sony MDS-JE530
    Tape Deck: Sony TC-K707ES

    Display


    Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" SXRD HDTV

    Power Conditioner/Surge Protection

    Monster Power HTS 5000
    Panamax Max DBS
    APC Smart UPS SUA750

    Additional electronics

    Outlaw Audio ICBM 1 Bass Manager
    Yamaha APD-1 AC-3 RF Demodulator

    Additional Speakers

    Subwoofer: ADS MS3
    Rear Center Surrounds: Paradigm Mini Monitors
    Rear L/R Height Channels: Paradigm Mini Monitors

    Interconnects/Speaker Wire

    Speaker Cables - Mains: Monster Cable M Series (Bi-Wired Shotgun Configuration)
    Speaker Cable - Center: Monter Cable M Series
    Speaker Cable - Surrounds: Monster Cable Original 12 gauge
    Interconnects: Outlaw Audio PCA with locking barrel ends
    Coax Digital: Apature Accusound Digital
    Optical: Monster Light Speed 200
    XLR Balanced Cables: Cobalt Ultimate Balanced XLR
    HDMI Cables: Audioquest Cinemaquest HDMI X


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  2. troy evans

    troy evans Screenwriter

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    Man,That is very nice.Classy and tasteful not overdone.Congrats on an amazing home theater room and Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    troy,

    Thanks for the nice compliment [​IMG] After looking at some of the many HT setups, there sure are some pretty amazing ones posted here.
     
  4. Adam_R

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    I totally hate you.

    And you can take that as a compliment. That is an INCREDIBLE setup.

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    That is some seriously nice gear, but I am not digging the room so much. That kind of setup needs it's own closed off room. I am not feeling "theater" from those pics. I am getting "way overdone living room".
     
  5. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    First off, thanks for the compliment [​IMG] And I have to agree with you, a dedicated room for this gear is definitely the ultimate way to go. But as I don't yet have that "dedicated room", this is the best that I can do. But for as open of an area as it is, it sounds surprisingly good [​IMG] Both music and movies look and sound incredible.

    I can get the room very dark if need be for movie watching. I intentionally brightened the room for the pix. But for the here and now I'm happy [​IMG]


    Seth
     
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    Overdone living room or not, that display rocks!! Kudos!
     
  7. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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  8. John Dirk

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    Seth;

    You have great taste [and obviously a generous budget] and your finished product is awesome. I share the observation that it is somewhat of a sacrilege to not have this gear in a dedicated room, but figured you already knew that and will address it when you can. As far as shared rooms go, this has to be one of the best I've seen. Dish and Direct TV? Why? Just curious.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing the pics. How were you able to post such high quality pics directly to the forum. When I try, my files are always too large.

    John
     
  9. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you for the compliments on my setup [​IMG] Yes a dedicated theater room is the the best way to go. At some point in the not too distant future a dedicated room is going to be constructed. But for the present, my living room/home theater sounds pretty amazing!

    Re why I have both Dish and DirecTV. Well I no longer subscribe to DirecTV but I still have some high def content on the HD Tivo hard drive. So this why I still have it in there [​IMG]

    As to how I was able to insert my theater pix directly in the post. I have all my photos on Webshots and it has an option to add photos into forum messages. It works really nicely [​IMG] As for how to do that on your own, I'm not really sure. I remember back when, with most forums one could insert an image using the supplied editor, and it worked great. But now when I've tried this all that shows up is little boxes with red x's in them.


    Seth
     
  10. John Dirk

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    Thanks for the info Seth. I'm off to Lowes in the morning to see what I can see.

    John
     
  11. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    Just figured it was time to update my photos.[​IMG] So quite a few of the photos above are new ones.
     
  12. JT1138

    JT1138 Auditioning

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    Your photos make me weep. So beautiful, great job.
     
  13. Joe D

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    Wow, looks great.
     
  14. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    What you need, is a projector. Anything under 3m diagonally is doing your sound equipment no justice, in my opinion. Perhaps when you have your dedicated room?
     
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    Whew man
    That is very nice . Those seats look very comfy ! Johnathan
     
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    Very nice Martin Logan Theater. [​IMG]

    RayJr
     
  18. Seth V

    Seth V Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes a dedicated theater room with a front projector is without a doubt the ultimate way to go. But since I don't yet have a dedicated room, this current setup with the 70 inch Sony SXRD TV works really well. But someday when I do have a room built I will have at least a 120 inch screen. [​IMG]
     
  19. Seth V

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    motegi Auditioning

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    Holey moley! Excellent system!

    I have a soft spot for Martin Logans myself and forsee owning some in the near future!
     

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