Theater almost complete - Pics

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  1. Robert Ma

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    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for all the great posts and ideas!
    I am finally close to finishing my Home Theater. I still need to get some nice posters, signs, and better lighting (not to mention build a platform for the back row) but I decided to finally put some pictures online since its starting to come together.
    Let me know what you think.
    www.erols.com/rmahle
     
  2. RyanL

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    Looks excellent. Very nice components. How do you like the marantz with the paradigms? I'm looking at the Marantz 6200 or 7200 as my next receiver. I hear good things about the marantz/paradigm combo. You should check out my post in hardware. I'm interested in trading my CC-450 for a 350 or 370. LMK
     
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    Great layout Robert. Very stylish. Congrats on the setup.
     
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    Great site! Very user friendly. I also love the couches, looks real relaxing.
    Good job!
    Wes
     
  5. Melencio Paras Jr.

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    Excellent work Robert... I'm very impressed!
    I would like to know more about the size of your room. My house has an extra garage that I would like to convert into a home theater and I would like to compare my dimensions with yours as I think we almost have the same equipment.
    Incidentally, which part of the house is this?
    Again, great setup. Congrats, you must be very proud.
    Mel
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  6. Robert Ma

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    RyanL:
    I think the Marantz and Paradigm speakers sound great together. I have tested the Pioneer Elite prior and Onkyo (can't remember the model) and the marantz definatley sounded better. I had a Yamaha 992 that matched okay also but it was definatley under powered for them. I remember it sounded a little to bright with the Yamaha but not too bad. The Pioneer was the oppisite. I loved the amp but for some reason it sounded muddy with my speakers.
    In response to the 450. You know I didn't realize it had a built in amp. I don't know how that would work in my system. How come you want to downgrade?
    Wes:
    Thanks for the comment on the site being user friendly. I do a lot of Intranet stuff at work and thats always my first goal - useability. Most sites put too much garbage and make it tough to navigate.
    I was looking for 2 years for real cinema seats cheap but finally gave up and bought the couches. Now I hear there is a theater near by going under....figures.
    Melencio Paras, Jr.:
    Funny you mention your thinking about converting your garage because thats what my room used to be. It was converted into a family room before I bought the house. It is 19 1/2 feet from the front wall to the back wall, perfect for my taste. But from where the speaker on the left is to the right wall it is only 9 and a 1/4 feet. This is because the downstairs closet on the other side was expaned into the room and converted to a bathroom. The wall behind the rack to the other side is 11 and a half feet but then the built in closet cuts the width back to 9 and a 1/4 again. Then in the back the width is cut to 8 and a 1/2 feet because the kitchen was also expanded into this room.
    The width is just a few feet short of what I ideally would want but I am thankful I have a room that doesn't disturb the rest of the house for this hobby. The basement is horrible so I couldn't do anything down there. I wasn't looking for a theater room when I bought the house 4 years ago but you can bet I will in the future when I move.
    [Edited last by Robert Ma on July 10, 2001 at 09:10 PM]
     
  7. RyanL

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    Actually it doesn't have an amp. You might have been looking at the active/CC, but the studio/CC is closer to what I have. I only want to downgrade because I want to have the same monitor line throughout. I just upgraded my surrounds to mini-monitors and would like my center to be monitor as well. (I'm kind of anal about things matching perfect). I can't wait to see the new marantz products.
     
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    Looks awesome!! I especially like that front couch! That's a cool color and it looks comfy!
    Enjoy!
    ACE
     
  9. Robert Ma

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    RyanL:
    I thought that all Paradigm speakers timbre matched no matter which ones you interchange. Am I wrong when you go monitor series to reference?
    Ace peterson:
    Thanks, the couches are made by Lane. They are made out of Uerathane but I could never tell they weren't leather.
    Also,
    I ordered two frames from showoffdisplays.com yesterday. I ordered a Braveheart and Jurrasic Park 3 posters for them. Can't wait to get them in!
    So how do I get my web site added to the theaters page?
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    Goto www.erols.com/rmahle to see my theater
     
  10. RyanL

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    It's more that I want the speakers to look the same. The timbre is a little brighter with the reference IMO.
     
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