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    Klipsch RP-600M's PAID IN FULL and are in the process of being shipped to my home! Next step as long as finances hold up will be purchasing a Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel. I was set on using the same RP-600M's as height speakers but now am not sure and need to speak with my consultant to get his feedback. Can not wait for the new Sony 4K UHD Blu-ray player to be released and one of the final last big purchases will be a Emotiva 3 channel power amp! Sometime after that I may be picking up an Apple TV, ethernet switch and some cat6a cable and a few new misc AudioQuest cables. I have a original DTS cinema poster and a non production Star Trek poster I need to get framed for my home theater. Will also be looking for an Auro 3D poster and a Dolby Cinema poster as well! And to think back in the DVD days I did not care if I had any Dolby Digital encoded movies and now I love my Dolby True HD and Dolby Atmos content! Can not currently listen to full immersive audio till I get my bookshelf speakers for the rear channels that will allow me to use current speakers as height speakers. But soon I will have full Atmos/X and Auro 3D playback available!

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    Parts of my recent order are arriving little by little and I am getting closer and closer to setting up my Klipsch RP-600M reference bookshelf speakers as my surrounds. Which means my current Advent surrounds can be moved and placed as Atmos speakers till I replace them! I have received my Monster banana plugs and speaker stands so far and am waiting for isolation discs, 200' of 12awg speaker wire and two pair of Klipsch RP-600M reference bookshelf speakers.

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    More to come! Soon the Marantz will be using full Dolby Atmos /DTS-X and Auro 3D!
     
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    Monster Banana Plugs

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    Need to at some point go to Home Depot and pick up some wall anchors! Not looking forward to going up in the addict to move speaker wire to relocate a pair of speakers for Atmos! But I know I will be glad after it is done.
     
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    Some classical CD's I might be looking to pick up this year or next year. Feel free to add a suggestion!

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    Look what just arrived to take the place of my old Advent Marbles I was using for surround speakers! The new Klipsch RP-600M's will be my new surround speakers and for the time being the Advents will pull Atmos duty. Next purchase will be a Klipsch RC-64 lll Center Channel Speaker! Eventually I want two more pair of the same RP-600M's for height speakers. Just waiting for my 200' of 12 awg speaker wire to arrive with the isolation discs to go under the spikes on the speaker stands.

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    Prepping cables ahead of Tuesday's installation of my new Klipsch RP-600M Reference Bookshelf Speakers! Also will be moving a pair of Advent Marbles for Dolby Atmos to bring me to full 7.1.4 on my Marantz SR=8012. Next purchase I will get the Klipsch RC-64 lll Center Channel Speaker. The nice thing about that purchase is it is a remove and replace the the banana plugs are already on the cable.

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    Getting ready to move the Advents that where installed on the ceiling for surrounds! One pair will be relocated to above the left and right speaker and aimed at the listening area. One pair of Klipsch RP-600M's on speaker stands! The other pair will be put on stands in the morning! I can not believe I waited so long to get surrounds on stands! My home theater has never had speakers stands but times have changed and I finally got the stands and the high quality speakers for surrounds that will keep up with the Altecs up front.

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    And yes I caught my mistake and fixed it!

    Will soon be using Dolby Atmos / DTS-X and Auro 3D in the Moritz Home Theater!

    Hopefully coming March or April 2019: Klipsch RC-64 lll Center Channel Speaker.

    Planned Speaker Configuration:
    Altec Lancing A-7 (Main Left & Right, Own)
    Klipsch RC-64 lll (Center Channel, Planned)
    Klipsch RP-600M (Bookshelf Speakers - Rear & Side Surrounds, Own)
    Klipsch RP-600M (Bookshelf Speakers - Height Channels, Planned) Might choose different model ?
    HSU VTF-3 MK5HP (Subwoofer, Own) Might change to Klipsch or SVS Subwoofer ???

    Additional planned purchases:
    Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray Player (Available Soon)
    Sony UBP-X800M2 Front.
    Emotiva XPA-3 Gen3 Power Amplifier
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    Going to take the day off since I was actually supposed to be in jury duty but once again I checked online and was told I did not have to report tomorrow for a second time. So finally I will bring my Klipsch RP-600M's into the living room and place them in there spots and plug in the banana plugs for every speaker. Finally I will re-run Audyssey on my Marantz SR-8012 receiver and will experience immersive audio in my home for the first time. I will ether watch Saving Private Ryan, Mad Max: Fury Road or Hacksaw Ridge for the first movie with a immersive audio sound track. There are still some goals to reach and gear left to purchase but I am seeing the results of everything coming together and things ending up the way I wanted. I can not wait to hear the system after the Klipsch RC-64 lll center is here and wired up! I will have Klipsch around the back surrounds and on the center channel which should be a good match with the vintage Altec Lancing A-7 Voice Of The Theater speakers! Before purchasing the Marantz I was thinking maybe I should wait and save more money and get the Denon 13 channel monster. But I made the choice to go with the Marantz SR-8012 after consulting with a trusted friend and doing alot of home work. And I have not been disappointed as the Marantz is a beast and the sound is amazing and I am not sure what I would do with more than 11 speakers anyway. At what point is there enough speakers in the room to create the immersive experience and I am sure that once I have the new RP-600M's connected tomorrow and I run Audyssey my answer will be 11 speakers is more than enough!

    The Sony OLED may not be a 120" projection screen but the picture is amazing and is giving me the quality I dreamed about! Would I love to have a 4K projection set up? Sure, hell yes but I am also looking at having to move into an apartment and I just do not see having the room for a projection set up! What I have now is very very good and the movie experience the Sony XBR55A9F produces along with the audio quality of the Marantz what else could I honestly ask for? 4K blu-rays look amazing as does 1080 blu-rays scaled to 4K so I can only speak for myself that it doesn't get better than this and I am going to enjoy what I have put together!
     
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    March 5th, 2019 Tuesday

    Double checked every speaker was in fact hooked up to the correct speaker terminal and ran setup then ran Audyssey! Had to make some manual adjustments to speaker distance and tweak the audio levels to my liking but immersive audio is in the house! Will be doing more critical listening and making more fine adjustments as I go along. I have only watched one Atmos movie so far but I am very impressed. Does every movie need an Atmos track? No but for certain movies it sure can add a layer of realism that brings you further into the movie itself! Still plenty of uses for Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio and PCM surround.

    Watched the following:

    Hacksaw Ridge
    7.1.4 Dolby Atmos to Auro 3D
    4K UHD Blu-ray

    Black Hawk Down
    480p DVD upconverted to 4K
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    Feel free to make suggestions on what I can add to improve the look of my home theater!

    Currently saving up for a Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel speaker! I could get a new tv stand but I will not till I find the perfect one! I need to find a place near where I live to refinish my Altec A-7's and another place to recreate the factory decal that was on the side of the cabinets! Also looking at switching my Samsung 4K blu-ray to a Sony 4K blu-ray with Dolby Vision to go with the Sony XBR55A9F 4K OLED TV! Also looking to add a Emotiva three channel power amp at a later date! Once that is done and I get two posters framed and maybe pick up 2 - 3 framed posters I can focus on other things and just also focus on building my movie library instead of buying new gear!

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    Can not wait to get my Auro 3D demo disc in the mail !

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    Auro 3D demo disc set to arrive today! Not sure when I will be running the demo disc? Maybe not till this coming Tuesday.
     
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    It is here! Will open it on Tuesday and go through the demo disc then!

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    My home theater with Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel! Coming Soon!

    Other things coming soon!

    Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray Player
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    Coming this year to the Moritz Home Theater

    Klipsch RC-64 lll Center Channel Speaker
    Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray Player
    Emotiva Three Channel Gen3 Power Amplifier
    4K Apple TV

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    The new upcoming Sony UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray player will join my Marantz SR-8012 and Sony XBR55A9F 4K UHD OLED TV!

    At that point the following capabilities will be complete!
    • Dolby Atmos
    • DTS-X
    • Auro 3D
    • HDR
    • Dolby Vision
    • IMAX Enhanced
    • 4K UHD
    • Added power amp for front three channels
    • 4K & HD rental/streaming (Apple TV)
     
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