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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 09:31:34 AM »
Is the cavity in the last photo a fire place?
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Re: Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »
Is the cavity in the last photo a fire place?
Maybe it's a hidey hole for the sub :))

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 11:24:31 AM »
 :clap: Hole for the active subwoofer...I have the JBL PRX618-XLF. If it does not work out it will just be storage for the JBL.

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 12:48:37 PM »
Is the cavity in the last photo a fire place?

was thinking the exact same
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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2013, 08:56:25 AM »
More details please... what equipment do you have planned?  Screen size, aspect ratio?

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2013, 03:15:34 PM »
Budget, budget, budget......The house build is draining most of my resources. So, for now I will have to make do with what I have.

Audio:
I have B&W 704's as the fronts. B&W Nautilus HTM1 centre. 2 pairs mission 78DS bi-pole surrounds.
Power supplied by a Denon AVC-A1XVA. Velodyne CHT12-R + JBL PRX618XLF subwoofers.

Video:
I have a 110' Elite screen. I will be using a Panasonic PT-AE200U projector. Its old but will do for now. Will be upgrading that soon. It's in the budget  :clap:

Seating: Still on the lookout for some viable options but its part of the budget.

I will post some pics up tomorrow as the ceiling is being installed.

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2013, 06:23:11 PM »
Budget, budget, budget......The house build is draining most of my resources. So, for now I will have to make do with what I have.

Audio:
I have B&W 704's as the fronts. B&W Nautilus HTM1 centre. 2 pairs mission 78DS bi-pole surrounds.
Power supplied by a Denon AVC-A1XVA. Velodyne CHT12-R + JBL PRX618XLF subwoofers.


I will post some pics up tomorrow as the ceiling is being installed.

Some nice kit you have there and that Denon is a beast.

Looking forward to the pics  :thumbs:
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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2013, 10:17:27 PM »

I have B&W 704's as the fronts. Power supplied by a Denon AVC-A1XVA.

I will post some pics up tomorrow as the ceiling is being installed.

That Denon is monstrous, did you buy it here or overseas? I reckon it must be at least 200W per channel X 9 channels?
B&W 704 sounds best on biamping, i am sure this Denon can do that.
What wood finish is your 704?

I see your rockwool or aerolite attached to a concrete ceiling. How do you suspend the rockwool? And then to be covered with what?
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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2013, 07:19:16 AM »
Thanks for the kind words. I bought the Denon locally from a guy worked at the distributors for Denon. Got it very cheap. My best bargain buy yet.

The Denon is 190w x 10 and its fully assignable ie: all 10 channels can be made to power 1 centre channel. So it's very flexible. I doubt its capability as a video switching source. So the video will run directly to the display/projector.

I bi-amp the 704's and the HTM1. Each 704 has 2x190w feeding it and so does the centre channel.

The ceiling guys created a framework first that was 150mm from the ceiling and then stuffed in 135mm areolite. I am still deciding on how to close up the ceiling. I am sure I would need some kind of access in the future. I am thinking of using some 6mm plywood or supawood to make a removable panel where the PJ would be fixed. Any ideas?







 
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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2013, 07:53:07 AM »
Ah you just gotta love progress and its going to look pretty good  :thumbs:

Bet you cant wait to get finished and set up in there.

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I bi-amp the 704's and the HTM1. Each 704 has 2x190w feeding it and so does the centre channel.

Should be enough juice.
That HTM1 is a lovely centre but pretty scarce these days.I battled to find one in the right colour.
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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2013, 07:11:53 AM »
This is cool man and it looks great so far. Being able to build your own HT room is the ultimate for most of us. So how is it coming along, besides the fire place issue. Any new pics on progress?

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2013, 08:12:34 AM »
Wow! This is an amazing thread! I am so jealous!

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2013, 08:52:46 AM »
Hi guys

Thanks for the kind words. I have managed to convince the wife that the fireplace will be well situated elsewhere. So she's happy and disaster averted.

No new pics. Since the last post I have got the guys to run the HDMI, PC(VGA) and power cables. They are busy finishing up the ceiling today.

I am a bit worried about that because once closed and they plaster it, I will not have any access to the ceiling. So if anything was planned incorrectly I would have to cut through the board.   :sweat:
 

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2013, 09:44:36 AM »
nice going with the fire place,

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Re: Home Cinema new build
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2013, 10:14:29 AM »
What rooms are going to be on the other side of the 9 inch walls. Are you not worried about the sound vibrating the walls and being reproduced on the other side?
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