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Offline StewartAylett

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My Home System Journey
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:07:29 AM »
Hi All
I'm Fairly new to the Community and Love the Forums
I'm Based in Durban but originally from the UK (been here about 10 years)
My System has a Fairly disastrous Start
I Have Always Loved movies and Surround sound but haven't had the Opportunity to build a home surround sound until now
It started at the End of July 2016 Durban Got hit With Torrential Rain and My House Flooded 70cm of water at the deepest
This Ruined my Entire House (My Wife was 6 months Pregnant at the Time)
So rather than Moping I started dreaming and planning what to do with the lounge surround sound with renovations took place
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I Originally Wanted Big floor Standers but I had to Be Practical I was Going to Have A Baby And In No Time At all he'd be crawling and grabbing etc and Didn't want him getting hurt
So I searched online and Found the Kef T Series on wall Speakers a Call in to Ultra Sound in Jhb and they sent me to their suppliers who set up a Demo For Me I was Blown away with how much Sound they created for how small they are not cheap but worth every penny So speakers checked off the List (KEF T 205)
Next it Was the Amp I knew I wanted Denon as I've had(Still Got) Denon AVR's and I'm loving them I got a Smashing deal on Last years Model Denon x3200 I chose this for the zone 2 out Hdmi to go to My Bar
I was Very Unaware of the whole 4k tech at this Point as Hadn't paid much interest so did some more research
My Lg Tv Was Next I had Wanted a 65" but settled for a 55" (costs were climbing) it's an ok tv I'm saving up for an OLED and this Tv will go in my bar
This Leads to the Install I'm very Fussy and Didn't want any wires showing at all If your going to spend so much on your system why skimp on the Install
The Install was Done all by Myself and Wasn't hard
Walls were tracked for Conduit with box trunking where I needed more than 1 cable (dstv,rj45,hdmi, etc)
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I loved these Tiles While Bathroom Shopping and Thought they'd be Great as the Wall for the Tv
So Tiled the Wall
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Then It Was Time To Set It All up
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My System is Changing a Bit From the Photos Input Wise
Instead of the Roku 4 I now Have the 2017 Nvidia Shield
The Lg Blu Ray Player is Getting Canned for an Oppo UDP 203 (Arriving Friday Can't Wait)
The Denon Speakers I have Facing up are gone In Favour Of In Ceiling Kef Speakers for my Dolby Atmos Setup 
Thanks All
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 10:16:49 AM by StewartAylett »

Offline mervinesh

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 11:22:38 AM »
Absolutely beautiful...Well done. What tiles are those on the wall. Real wood? looks awesome.  :clap:

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 11:27:15 AM »
Absolutely beautiful...Well done. What tiles are those on the wall. Real wood? looks awesome.  :clap:

Thank you
I'm So Chuffed with the System Dolby Atmos Sounds Amazing
They Are Porcelain floor/wall tiles.

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 12:18:54 PM »
Those wood look tiles are fantastic, whole thing looks great.  :dop:

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 12:36:10 PM »
Stunning outcome!  :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 12:39:31 PM »
Thankyou
Not Yet Finished I still Want to Build A Wall unit on the Left Hand Side To House all the AV Equipment etc
Keep the Buttons Away from my Son who will no Doubt want to touch everything  :BWAHAHAH:

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 04:55:14 PM »
Looks great. While you are at it you may want to add a few curtains (dont see any?) Add a rug on tiles. The room appears that it could sound very lively.

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 08:33:51 PM »
The setup looks great! How you liking the New Nvidia Shield? Wanted to get one for awhile, I read that it is extremely quick to buffer as you get a 10/1000 port, this missing in the Apple TV 4.

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 09:49:59 PM »
Looks great. While you are at it you may want to add a few curtains (dont see any?) Add a rug on tiles. The room appears that it could sound very lively.

These Photos are a Little Old I Have Curtains Up  :2thumbs:
Unfortunately My Lounge Dinning room and Kitchen are open Plan so not much I can do With the Lively Sound Stage
however the system does a really good job of making you feel enclosed in a smaller space if that makes sense ??

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 09:54:03 PM »
The setup looks great! How you liking the New Nvidia Shield? Wanted to get one for awhile, I read that it is extremely quick to buffer as you get a 10/1000 port, this missing in the Apple TV 4.
It's Great the Remote could be bigger if i'm being picky the Roku remote was perfect
the Plex app isn't as good as the Roku either the roku was setup better visually 
Speed wise it streams 4k movies from my pc with ease the roku 4 struggled only being 10/100mbs one of the reasons I changed to the Shield
No Regrets so far the bits i'm complaining about really are tiny things

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 09:10:36 AM »
Thanks Man! I agree, I really like the Roku remotes

Enjoy the new setup!

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Re: My Home System Journey
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 11:17:07 AM »
So I Moved My Sub
Originally I Had My Sub on the Back Wall next to the Sofa But even After Turning the Sub Levels Down It was just too much Bass sitting right next to My Listening Position
With it now on the tv wall I'm Much Happier with the Acoustics.
Now To Change My Plans on the Tv Unit I want to Build to Allow the Sub on the Front Wall