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#1 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 02 2004 - 12:56 AM

The equipment is as follows,

* Panasonic AE-500 Projector
* Custom Made 145" 16:9 Matt White Screen
* Harman Kardon AVR5550 A/V Receiver
* Harman Kardon DVD30 Player
* AARON Loudspeakers - CC240 Centre Speaker
* AARON Loudspeakers - CC240 Rear Centre Speaker
* AARON Loudspeakers - ATS4 Front Speakers
* AARON Loudspeakers - ATS3 Rear Speakers
* AARON Loudspeakers - Sub240 Subwoofer
* 12 Gauge Wiring Throughout

***UPDATE EDIT****

Version 1.0

The First!

Version 2.0

-6.1 Upgrade
-Panasonic AE-500 Projector

6.1 Upgrade
Panasonic AE-500 Projector
Room Layout

Version 2.1

-145" Screen with Border

Building of screen
Screen Completed
Final View
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#2 of 68 Dave Poehlman

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Posted March 02 2004 - 01:53 AM

I like it. That shelving gives it a minimalist/utilitarian look... and everything fits so well in there. Very efficient use of space.

#3 of 68 Dustin Harrison

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Posted March 02 2004 - 01:58 AM

Nice pictures. Nice set-up, very clean looking.

You have a great room for a front projector (possible future upgrade). Posted Image

Looks like you have room to put more distance between the front speakers to get more stereo imaging. What you have still looks like it would work just fine. I think the recommended angle is 22-30 degrees from the listening area.

Thanks for sharing. Posted Image

#4 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 02 2004 - 02:17 AM

Thanks for the compliments and advice. I will try the front speakers in at a different angle. Cheers for thatPosted Image
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#5 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 02 2004 - 02:19 AM

Dustin: I've been looking at getting a front projector. I would then do a 180 on the room and have the screen mounted on the wall.

I would want to get a quality projector so need to save for awhilePosted Image
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#6 of 68 Clay M

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Posted March 02 2004 - 03:11 AM

Very nice. Do you feel that the hardwood affects the sound quality at all?

#7 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 02 2004 - 09:47 AM

Before I had the rug I found it did, however since placing that in the centre of the room, Ive found the sound comes out quite nice and full aswell as sounding very warm. Gives a great feel to it.
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#8 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 02 2004 - 02:42 PM

Does anyone know some good style of plants to use in my room?
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#9 of 68 douglas-b

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Posted March 02 2004 - 03:38 PM

Fake ones....you don't have to water them. Posted Image

#10 of 68 RobLJ

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Posted March 02 2004 - 04:55 PM

I like your room, minus your racks....too industrial looking. That's just me though.

#11 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 02 2004 - 08:41 PM

Thats cool, I found the racks to give a nice effect in the room and they match the wood floor aswell.


Also made it nice and easy for the components. I will either be upgrading to a widescreen tv or projector soon, so will move it around some what.
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#12 of 68 LaMarcus

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Posted March 03 2004 - 03:39 AM

Nice room, looks manly. Those look like some awesome speakers.

#13 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 03 2004 - 10:54 AM

Thanks dude.

Yes they are great speakers. Im going to take some photo's tonight with the grills off. The Subwoofer is a dual 10". Very punchy and responsivePosted Image
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#14 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 03 2004 - 10:56 AM

LaMarcus: I think your HT looks very cool! I like how you have the seating, I was thinking of doing something similar when I get a FP. I would have the rear seating raised about 1/2 to 1 foot off the ground.
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#15 of 68 BrianKR

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Posted March 03 2004 - 11:30 PM

You have a very nice clean looking room Nick!
BIG WAF!
What are your Aaron speakers like? (detailed/revealing/warm)
I have never heard of them before.

#16 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 04 2004 - 10:12 AM

Well when I started looking at speakers I was after a very warm relaxing and detailed sound. I didn't want to have it when you turn it up to be "cutting" to the ears.

So when looking through them all, I narrowed it down to the B&W 600 Series and the Aaron Loudspeakers. I was lucky to find a shop that stocked them both, I had them setup in the same room and played them one after each other during the same scenes.

I Found while watching dvds such as, Behind Enermy Lines and U571 that the Aarons where giving a much more warmer sound. After that I went to build quality and warranty. With the Aarons that have an excellent build quailty and are 10 years warrenty. The B&W's I thought did have a nice sound to them, but they did not match up to the sound I was looking for.

In facted I liked them so much, I went out last night and purchased a rear centre channel to upgrade to 6.1 sound.
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#17 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 04 2004 - 10:14 AM

Aaron LoudSpeakers are made by Betetec Industries Pty Ltd.

Aaron Loudspeakers Homepage
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#18 of 68 Davey_T

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Posted March 04 2004 - 11:33 AM

Nice setup! I'll just throw my $0.02 in. It looks like you have your surrounds behind your seating position. Dolby suggests that they are towards the rear of, but NOT BEHIND your seating position.

See their guide for speaker placement at:

http://www.dolby.com....0110.html#s3.2

You've inspired me to go get to work on finishing my HT!

Dave

#19 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 04 2004 - 09:33 PM

Thanks, Yup I went out and tested a Panasonic AE500 Projector. Very happy with it, so I will be picking one up within 2 weeks I think. So Im going to swing my room around and have a screen mounted on the wall.

I will post the new picsPosted Image
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#20 of 68 Nick.H

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Posted March 04 2004 - 09:36 PM

Also with in regards to speaker placement, if you have a look at option A on the dolby site, this is my setup.

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