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If you've got a home theater setup you're proud of, post it here!

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This thread was started as a request I put in asking for one. Thank you Mr Moderator. I'll start with my main system which I made recently ATMOs.. All my systems are modest and not high end but they work really well for both music and HT. This is my main system.

Top Shelf
Project Xpresion III Turntable , PSB Image 8C, Iomega Media Player, Android media Box, 1 TB USB drive​
Middle Shelf
Yamaha BD-S681 4K Upscaling BluRay, Cable Box, Yamaha K1000 Cassette Deck​
Bottom Shelf
Yamaha RX-A3060 AVR, Yamaha KX-1200 Cassette Deck​
Display is Samsung 4K Curved
Main Speakers are PSB Image T65, Surrounds are PSB Image1B, ATMOS are PSB CS1000 indoor/outdoor speakers
Subwoofer is Rythmik LV-12R
 

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This thread was started as a request I put in asking for one. Thank you Mr Moderator. I'll start with my main system which I made recently ATMOs.. All my systems are modest and not high end but they work really well for both music and HT. This is my main system.

Top Shelf
Project Xpresion III Turntable , PSB Image 8C, Iomega Media Player, Android media Box, 1 TB USB drive​
Middle Shelf
Yamaha BD-S681 4K Upscaling BluRay, Cable Box, Yamaha K1000 Cassette Deck​
Bottom Shelf
Yamaha RX-A3060 AVR, Yamaha KX-1200 Cassette Deck​
Display is Samsung 4K Curved
Main Speakers are PSB Image T65, Surrounds are PSB Image1B, ATMOS are PSB CS1000 indoor/outdoor speakers
Subwoofer is Rythmik LV-12R
I love the idea and "high end" is a relative term. Are you enjoying your system? If so it's high end !


Congrats and let the good times roll!!!
 

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In keeping with the rules here is the entrance or, as I call it, "the lobby" of my theater room. The LED sign is fully programmable and is used to show general greetings or announce special events or showings.

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The remainder of my pics are presented as an evolution over a 15+ year period and can be found here or by clicking my signature link at any time. You'll see things coming and going as circumstances change.

Current Equipment list:
Power:
D-Sonic M3a-1200S (1350 Watts into 4 ohms x2 - Fronts)
Acurus A200x3 (300 Watts into 4 ohms x3 - (Center/Atmos)
Outlaw Model 7140 (140 Watts into 8 ohms x7 - (Rear stage/Atmos)
Panamax M5300 - Power Conditioner

Processor:
Marantz AV7702 MKii

Speakers: (7.1.4)
Fronts - Legacy Audio Focus SE
Center - Legacy Audio Silverscreen HD
Surround - Axiom QS-8 x2
Surround Back - SVS Prime Bookshelf x2
Atmos - RSL C34E x4
Sub - SVS PB 12 Plus/2

Video:
Projector - Epson Pro Cinema 6050 UB (Faux K)
Screen - Elite Screens Aeon HD 135 inch
BD Player - Panasonic UB820 4K UHD
Custom HTPC running Kodi
 
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Here are some from last year. It was cluttered even a little more than usual.

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An abbreviated gear list. Some has changed since then. I'll do a new pic after I clean the place up a bit.

Speakers:
Thiel CS 3.6 L&R
ELAC UniFi C5 (My Thiel center was hopelessly damaged and I had to find a replacement.
SVS PB12 Plus/2 Sub

Amps:
Marantz AV7703 (Surround)
Emotive XSP-1 (Music)
Emotiva XPA-DR2 (L&R)
Emotiva XPA-5 (Surround & Center, which is now powered by an XPA-DR1)
Emotiva A-500 (Atmos, replaced w 2x A-300)

TV 65” Vizio P Series.

There's more assorted things in there, but that's the primary stuff.

...and some of my also messy media storage...

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My room is perpetually cramped, so I'm very excited about building our new home where I'll have a bit more space.
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Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 System:

Legacy Audio Focus SE Left & Right Channels
Legacy Audio Marquis XD Center Channel
Legacy Audio Silhouette PRO L&R Surrounds
Legacy Audio Phantom HD Rear Surrounds
KEF CI200RR Atmos Overheads (x4)
3 Seaton Sound SubMersive Subwoofers (2 HP+ and 1 F2+)
Anthem AVM-60 Preamp/Processor
Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray player
D-Sonic M3a-6100-7 Class D Amplifier (1500W for L,C,R, 400W for surrounds and rears)
D-Sonic M3a-2000-5 Class D Amplifier (Atmos Channels)
Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K Projector
110" Monoprice 1.0 gain screen
Fractal Design Node202 based HTPC running Kodi & Roon
MSR & GIK Acoustic Treatments
 
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Here are some from last year. It was cluttered even a little more than usual.

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An abbreviated gear list. Some has changed since then. I'll do a new pic after I clean the place up a bit.

Speakers:
Thiel CS 3.6 L&R
ELAC UniFi C5 (My Thiel center was hopelessly damaged and I had to find a replacement.
SVS PB12 Plus/2 Sub

Amps:
Marantz AV7703 (Surround)
Emotive XSP-1 (Music)
Emotiva XPA-DR2 (L&R)
Emotiva XPA-5 (Surround & Center, which is now powered by an XPA-DR1)
Emotiva A-500 (Atmos, replaced w 2x A-300)

TV 65” Vizio P Series.

There's more assorted things in there, but that's the primary stuff.

...and some of my also messy media storage...

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Ah, I love that pic because it includes your very comfy looking feet. :) Nothing like relaxing after a hard days work. Those Thiel's look awesome. I can see why you've held onto them for so long.
 

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My room is perpetually cramped, so I'm very excited about building our new home where I'll have a bit more space.
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Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 System:

Legacy Audio Focus SE Left & Right Channels
Legacy Audio Marquis HD Center Channel
Legacy Audio Silhouette PRO L&R Surrounds
Legacy Audio Phantom HD Rear Surrounds
KEF CI200RR Atmos Overheads (x4)
3 Seaton Sound SubMersive Subwoofers (2 HP+ and 1 F2+)
Anthem AVM-60 Preamp/Processor
Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray player
D-Sonic M3a-6100-7 Class D Amplifier (1500W for L,C,R, 400W for surrounds and rears)
D-Sonic M3a-2000-5 Class D Amplifier (Atmos Channels)
Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K Projector
110" Monoprice 1.0 gain screen
Fractal Design Node202 based HTPC running Kodi & Roon
MSR & GIK Acoustic Treatments
@Dave Upton - If you need a storage location for any of your gear during construction of the new home, I'm open to it. I wouldn't hold it any longer than agreed. Really... :D
 

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Ah, I love that pic because it includes your very comfy looking feet. :) Nothing like relaxing after a hard days work. Those Thiel's look awesome. I can see why you've held onto them for so long.
Thiels were always impeccably finished. Real hardwood veneers, with the grain structure being mirror images. These are called Amberwood, which looks like Rosewood. They're also finished on all sides. The connections are on the bottom of the speaker.
 

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Thiels were always impeccably finished. Real hardwood veneers, with the grain structure being mirror images. These are called Amberwood, which looks like Rosewood. They're also finished on all sides. The connections are on the bottom of the speaker.
There are only a handful of companies who really do cabinetry "right" like Thiel did without breaking the bank. Legacy is one of them. I also love Aerial Acoustics and Salk Sound.
 

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There are only a handful of companies who really do cabinetry "right" like Thiel did without breaking the bank. Legacy is one of them. I also love Aerial Acoustics and Salk Sound.
I have to admit those Legacys look really nice.
 

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OK, here's a current pic. Small changes and a little less cluttered. Cinderella is replaced with what is clearly not Cinderella. The current amps, which will still change a bit.

Oh yeah, why are the speakers so far out into the room? The back of the L&R is 4' from the wall. Plenty of room for the rather large sub to sit behind them with room enough to walk between them.

Why on earth did I do this? "Imaging" baby! Stellar, open, three dimensional imaging.

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OK, here's a current pic. Small changes and a little less cluttered. cinderella is replaced with what is clearly not Cinderella. The current amps, which will still change a bit.

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You're really committed to including the feet. Gotta respect that. :)

Beautiful room and beautiful speakers.
 

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You're really committed to including the feet. Gotta respect that. :)

Beautiful room and beautiful speakers.
The feet are kind of the point, aren't they?

Can't exactly agree with the "beautiful" part. It needs a serious remod. It is a nice, big room, though, and could be even bigger if I did the remod. That half of the house has a metal beam holding it up, so 3/4 of the house, I mean 3/4 of the entire house in the basement, could be a single, "L" shaped room if I really wanted to go crazy.
 

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My Cinemascope home cinema was built as an extension to the rear of an 1865 Victorian Villa in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. I named it the “State” in remembrance to the art deco State theatre which once proudly stood at the entrance to the Village of Devonport . My cinema was built at the rear of the house and connected to the house by a breezeway. The construction is timber frame with exterior weather boards. Double sound GIB Board walls and ceiling are held away from the timber frame with resilient channel. Green Glue was used between the two layers of GIB on the walls and ceiling and everything is insulated with sound batts. Concrete floor construction overlaid with a floating timber floor. The raised stepped seating also floats over the timber floor and none of the timbers are anyway attached to the concrete slab. As I was a cinema projectionist for over 35+ years my HT is run exactly the way cinemas were in the past, with curtains coloured lights and old style presentation. I make up playlists in JRiver and the whole show runs through in order seamlessly, shorts, trailers, main feature etc etc...

The projector is housed in a cupboard above the rack in the small foyer at the rear of the cinema, the hot air is extracted to the outside.

I don’t ever use the two Oppos in the rack these days as all my films (2600) are now stored on a Nas with 105TB storage.

The whole show is operated from an ipad using iviewer4.

My player is JRiver and I use madvr with the 1080ti card.

I upscale everything through madvr to 4K feeding this to my 4K JVC NX9.
I run Atmos through my McIntosh gear with a total of 11 speakers and 4x18” subs. The rack image has the description of gear.

I have 12 seats over 3 rows of four, which are on risers.

There are two coves on the ceiling which house miniature downlights and RGB twinkling stars. The borders of the coves are coloured with RGB LED.

All the walls and ceiling are covered with Vertiface, black on the ceiling and burgundy on the walls.

Motorized Goelst curved track main curtain which turns at 90deg and hides the curtains away into side walls. RGB overhead and footlight LED miniature spots to colour curtain.
Curved Goelst track motorised black velvet masking with four stops for 4:3, 16:9, 1:85 and scope.
Curved 145” Stewart Micro Perf StudioTek 130 projection screen.

Projector JVC NX9 with Cineslide housing an Isco IIIL anamorphic lens.

Three dual 10" Power Sound Audio MTM-210 speakers behind the microperf screen. Curved 145” Stewart Micro Perf StudioTek 130 projection screen.

Four 18" V1811 Power Sound Audio Subwoofers under stage.
Surround speakers 7x Klipsch Ultra 2 THX KLC-KS7502 in ceiling speakers
Atmos Speakers 2x Klipsch Ultra 2 THX KS-7502 in ceiling speakers
Surround and VOG 3x Klipsch Ultra 2 THX KL-7800 inwall speakers

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My Cinemascope home cinema was built as an extension to the rear of an 1865 Victorian Villa in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. I named it the “State” in remembrance to the art deco State theatre which once proudly stood at the entrance to the Village of Devonport . My cinema was built at the rear of the house and connected to the house by a breezeway. The construction is timber frame with exterior weather boards. Double sound GIB Board walls and ceiling are held away from the timber frame with resilient channel. Green Glue was used between the two layers of GIB on the walls and ceiling and everything is insulated with sound batts. Concrete floor construction overlaid with a floating timber floor. The raised stepped seating also floats over the timber floor and none of the timbers are anyway attached to the concrete slab. As I was a cinema projectionist for over 35+ years my HT is run exactly the way cinemas were in the past, with curtains coloured lights and old style presentation. I make up playlists in JRiver and the whole show runs through in order seamlessly, shorts, trailers, main feature ect etc...

The projector is housed in a cupboard above the rack in the small foyer at the rear of the cinema, the hot air is extracted to the outside.

I don’t ever use the two Oppos in the rack these days as all my films (2600) are now stored on a Nas with 105TB storage.

The whole show is operated from an ipad using iveiwer4.

My player is JRiver and I use madvr with the 1080ti card.

I upscale everything through madvr to 4K feeding this to my 4K JVC NX9.
I run Atmos through my McIntosh gear with a total of 11 speakers and 4x18” subs. The rack image has the description of gear.

I have 12 seats over 3 rows of four, which are on risers.

There are two coves on the ceiling which house miniature downlights and RGB twinkling stars. The borders of the coves are coloured with RGB LED.

All the walls and ceiling are covered with Vertiface, black on the ceiling and burgundy on the walls.

Motorized Goelst curved track main curtain which turns at 90deg and hides away into side walls. RGB overhead and footlight LED miniature spots to colour curtain.
Curved Goelst track motorised black velvet masking with four stops for 4:3, 16:9, 1:85 and scope.
Curved 145” Stewart Micro Perf StudioTek 130 projection screen.

Projector JVC NX9 with Cineslide housing an Isco IIIL anamorphic lens.

Three dual 10" Power Sound Audio MTM-210 speakers behind the microperf screen. Curved 145” Stewart Micro Perf StudioTek 130 projection screen.

Four 18" V1811 Power Sound Audio Subwoofers under stage.
Surround speakers 7x Klipsch Ultra 2 THX KLC-KS7502 in ceiling speakers
Atmos Speakers 2x Klipsch Ultra 2 THX KS-7502 in ceiling speakers
Surround and VOG 3x Klipsch Ultra 2 THX KL-7800 inwall speakers

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Beautiful system Murray!
 

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