Post your AV set up?

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by hallryu, May 3, 2009.

  1. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, feature wise it was between Onkyo, Yamaha and Sony in the pricegroup I had set. Had to fork out a bit more for Pioneers with DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD support. Sort of essential for me. Plus Hilbert has been pushing Onkyo like mad :p Would've nice to have a Pioneer receiver to match my TV though :D
     
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  3. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Nice! Eltax KH502... any more info on those? I googled it, but very little came up.

    Oh, and the positioning of your center could be improved :p
     
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    i know no more than you about the Eltax's i'm afraid ... a friend of mine in the local hifi shop gave me a call and asked if i'd like to audition them for a week or 2 ... they are 2nd hand but barely used and an import model from Germany i believe ...
    If you look carefully on the wall above the tv you can see the filler marks from where the center shelf used to sit ... seems it needs longer screws to cope with the vibration from the speaker... Fortunately i saw it sag before it fell off and saved the centre .. lol
     

  5. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Eltax are Danish I believe. They were very common over here a few years back, but nowadays I rarely see anything from them at all.
     
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    My sub is an Eltax too and i have to admit i'm quite pleased with that ... is just these 502's there doesn't seem to be much info about other than what my friend had got from the previous owner and when i say import i mean he purchased them in Germany and brought them back with him but hasn't ever really used them apart from making sure they worked ... Have to say from listening to them for a couple of hours this evening i'm not convinced they match up with my celestions yet but as i said i really should give them time to bed in properly before i make any final decisions ..
     
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  7. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    TV: Toshiba Regza 42"

    AV Receiver: Denon AVR-484
    Player: HTPC (plays over 200 HD 720/1080p files and stores over 30 full season TV shows)

    Speakers:
    Fronts: Klipsch RB-61
    Center: Klipsch RC-52
    Surrounds: JBL J50
    Sub: Infinity PS-10


    Cost: $4,000 (built in pieces)

    Runs like a charm. Those Klipsch fronts are just ungodly for music and the center is a dream for movies. Utilizes two remotes (an RF remote that acts like a Wii remote for a mouse) and the iPhone over Wifi. :)

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  8. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Some preliminary photos of my setup as of now. I got the speakers today so I haven't had much time to tidy up cables and position everything 100% yet, but I've had some time to test them and they sound amazing. At first I thought the bass sounded too weak, but after a few hours of playing they really did loosen up and now the bass is right where it should be.

    I'm using my laptop with HDMI and digital audio passthrough ATM as a media center until the Popcorn Hour C-200 comes in stock over here, so it's a bit messy.

    Gear:

    TV: Pioneer Kuro PDP-LX5090 50" Gen. 9 plasma. My pride and joy!

    A/V Receiver: Onkyo TX-RS507B

    Speakers: Dynavoice Magic F-6 floorstanders, Dynavoice Magic C-4 EX center, Dynavoice Magic S-4 surround.


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    Next thing to get is that Popcorn Hour and a subwoofer (XTZ... I'm looking at you!).
     
  9. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Very nice John.:thumbup:
     
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    John Ancient Guru

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    Thank you very much. :D

    I've been spending so much time in front the TV watching movies lately that it's been 4 days since I even booted up my main rig!
     

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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Wow, I would spend night and day in front of that rig if I owned it:D

    We are looking for another house at the moment. I don't have the room in our living room to set up my speakers properly. I really, really want to get my speakers set up correctly. I'll then think about upgrading them!:D
     
  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    So first off, it would be really nice if everybody can post a photo of their Home Theater setup. It would really enhance this thread.

    So I made some changes to my setup recently, here we go:

    • Philips Ambilight LCD TV 119cm (47PFL9603D/10 1920x1080 Full HD
    • Philips BDP5000 Blu-ray Player
    • Onkyo TX-N905 THX Ultra 2 II Plus certified / 7.1 / HQV Reon-VX video processing (w/1080p upscaling) / 4x HDMI in / 2x HDMI out.
    • Bose Acoustimass 15 speakers (5.1)
    • HTPC running MediaPortal / Q6600 / 8800 GTS 512 / Vista / 4GB / 128GB solid state routed to NAS in another room (to preserve silence). Housed in the Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC chassis with touch-screen.
    Here are some photo's, I really enjoy Ambilight by the way. It visually makes your screen size experience even bigger.

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    My pride and Joy Onkyo AV receiver.

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    On top the Blu-ray player, below it the HTPC with the Zalman chassis. Don't mind the little LCD screen there though, need to alter a setting.
     
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    Pill Monster Banned

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    Sony 7.1 HDMI : STRD E13460 Amp

    Wharfedale Diamond 5.1 Surround

    NAD Floorstanders

    Sony Bravia 47" HDTV


    And some other stuff..
     
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    Wow, my setup looks pretty average next to most of your guys...

    Samsung 32" LCD (need bigger, 47" series 9 maybe)
    Pioneer VSX 1016 receiver
    Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-Ray player
    Denon 5 disc changer
    Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 surround 5.1
    Xbox 360 Elite

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    Sorry for photo quality, camera is terrible.
     
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    TirolokoRD Ancient Guru

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    Wow, amazing setups guys!

    @Hilbert: Funny you didnt put a blu ray on your HTPC and decided to buy a whole unit?
     

  16. wolverin0

    wolverin0 Member Guru

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    TV: Samsung Series 6 LN40A650A 100hz/120hz 1080p

    AV Receiver/Digital Decoder: STR-KM5500 @ Sony Muteki 6.2 HT-DDW5500

    Speakers:
    SS-CRP5000:
    –Front speaker SS-MSP7500
    –Center speaker SS-CNP7500
    –Surround/Surround back speakers SS-SRP7500
    –Subwoofer SS-WP7500 x2

    Devices attached:

    Playstation 3 @ HDMI
    Playstation 2 @ Component
    Wii @ Component
    Main PC (see sig) @ HDMI + SPDIF
    Sony DVD Player @ Component
     
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    Ok, just moved to Uni so for the first time have things set up properly.

    Consists of:
    PC (in my specs)
    17" AOC Monitor - 1280*1024
    23" LG Monitor/TV - 1920*1080
    Yamaha speakers (white ones)
    Maxell Speakers (black ones with sub behind the monitors)
    Original Xbox softmodded with 200GB HDD and 215 films on it, upgrading to a 750GB HDD when I get round to it, running the HD kit so it upscales to 1080i.
    Also my laptop, acer aspire one.
    Then my 20gig 3G ipod and my nano somewhere.


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    my setup

    A bit of a old setup now but works still works well

    42" sharp lcd
    Yamaha Ax750-se
    popcorn hour A110
    Wii
    virgin cable
    ldb1000
    kef crestar 1, 2, and 3 speakers
    mordaunt-short sub

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  19. wolverin0

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    TV: Samsung Series 6 LN40A650A 100hz/120hz 1080p

    AV Receiver/Digital Decoder: STR-KM5500 @ Sony Muteki 6.2 HT-DDW5500

    Speakers:
    SS-CRP5000:
    –Front speaker SS-MSP7500
    –Center speaker SS-CNP7500
    –Surround/Surround back speakers SS-SRP7500
    –Subwoofer SS-WP7500 x2

    Devices attached:

    Playstation 3 @ HDMI
    Playstation 2 @ Component
    Wii @ Component
    Main PC (signature) @ DVI/HDMI + SPDIF
    Sony DVD Player @ Component

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  20. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Oh, look what arrived in the mail today :D :

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    The award winning XTZ 99 W10.16 subwoofer! Came over an offer I could not refuse, and I don't regret it. This thing is utterly insane. It goes so damn deep that the entire house was about to fall apart earlier when I tested.... now to wait for my landlord to go on one of his trips! :D
     

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