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  1. David Gaudreau

    David Gaudreau Auditioning

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    Hello all, First thing first this forum is awesome!!
    I'm buying a new home and it will be done in late December and would like all the advice
    I can get from anyone. The room is going to be for movies only and the room will be pitch
    black if I want it. Here is a list of equipment I plan on using.
    Thinking of building my own screen 106" and setting up the room for a 7.1 surround system.

    Projector = Panasonic PT-AE900U
    Receiver = Integra DTR 8.4
    DVD Player = Integra DPC 8.5
    Front speakers = Definitive BP7002
    Center speaker = Definitive CLR2500
    Surround speakers = Definitive BPVX/P
    Rear Surround speakers = Definitive BPVX/P
    Subwoofer = Definitive SuperCube Reference

    2 rows of seats, 4 chairs on each row, and wanting to build a platform for both rows
    of seats so I can install bass shakers.Comments please, any help or comments is
    better than none at all. Thanks people.
     
  2. David Noll

    David Noll Stunt Coordinator

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    Welcome aboard David!

    Here is a description of my theater. You will notice that I'm using Definitive Technology speakers. Just awesome!

    Construction of this 13'3" X 32', 16 seat theater began in April 2004 and was completed in February 2005. The theater features a 96" X 54" widescreen image projected on a Stewart Firehawk screen by a Runco VX1000ci DLP projector & DHD controller. The 7.1 sound system includes a Denon 3805 A/v processor and Definitive Technology BP7001SC main speakers, a C/L/R 2500 center speaker and four BP2X surround speakers. A Denon DVD-2200 audio-video/super audio CD player and a High-definition TV cable converter supply the sources. A Panamax MAX 5300 surge/line conditioning system protects the entire theater system. Remote control is via an iPronto tsi6400 which controls everything in the theater including the 10-zone Lutron lighting system. A High-definition game port is available for use with X-Box and Playstation game consoles.

    Check my link below. Maybe it will help you. Good luck!

    David
     
  3. David Gaudreau

    David Gaudreau Auditioning

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    Wow, I can only wish that my theater will look like that when I'm done.
    So do you think my speaker setup will be an overkill in my room 17'6" deep by 25' feet wide.
    I was thinking of running the BPVX/P as my rear and back surrounds? Overkill?
     
  4. David Noll

    David Noll Stunt Coordinator

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    I would guess subwoofer overkill!?
    My 7001's subs are more than adequate to fill the room!

    I see no need for the separate sub plus subs in the surrounds and rears. Just my opinion though.

    David
     
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    David Gaudreau Auditioning

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    Okay great, I'll think I'll see how the non powered BPVX's perform. Thanks again
     
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    joseph westcott Second Unit

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    I think you are on the right track although I could think of more cost effective solutions for a DVD player that would give you better performance, as well.
     
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    David, very nice theater,indeed! I too am interested in Def Techs for my mains but being bi-polar do you think that they may sound better further out from the wall?
     
  8. David Noll

    David Noll Stunt Coordinator

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    Mylan,

    If you look at my gallery pictures, you may notice that my mains are close to the wall and almost tucked into a recessed area next to my screen columns. I have only awesome sound in that particular set-up. So, I really can't say if they would be better further away from the wall.

    David
     
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    Yes, I see.Its just that all i've read says to give them more room in order for the drivers around back reach their full potential. I like the way you have recessed the center into the platform. For my application it would go into a salamander 21" high cabinent, although i'm worried that vibrations from the built in sub might be an issue. B.T.W. I will be upgrading from a Def Tech Celcious (sp?) bookself model long since discontinued, def tech C1 center and BPX surrounds.
     

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