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Title: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 09, 2017, 05:20:58 PM
No bull... it's actually quite eery, the difference these panels have made. I've said before that this room is VERY reflective, so the difference was expected... but not this much. Thank you Keagan from Oxland Acoustics. Great guy, product and price!
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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Raffs on April 10, 2017, 12:40:48 AM
And .... looks good too  :thumbs: , congrads . Thats my next box I wanna tick .
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: CAD on April 10, 2017, 05:57:46 AM
+1 That does look good.

Unusual projector mounting, please tell us a little more about it Jason.
I am currently messing around with different mountings and this caught my eye.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: King_Julian_S on April 10, 2017, 06:50:36 AM
Very very fancy room ... nice 👍🏻
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 10, 2017, 07:26:54 AM
Very very fancy room ... nice

Thanks for that!


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 10, 2017, 07:30:43 AM
+1 That does look good.

Unusual projector mounting, please tell us a little more about it Jason.
I am currently messing around with different mountings and this caught my eye.

Hi there.

The projector was traditionally mounted before, but the cables looked untidy having too an HDMI wireless receiver in the mix. I went with a shelf option to assist with incorporating a multiplug, the receiver, power supplies and cables all neatly done. Coincidentally, the shelf is mounted on the wall directly opposite to the kitchens fridge enclosure, which naturally has a plug point. All I had to do was drill through the wall and plug the whole thing in behind the fridge.

Thanks for the


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: 1am7h30n3 on April 10, 2017, 10:52:19 AM
Lovely room!

Wouldn't it be better to mount the projector upside down? (Even if you keep it at the top of the shelf for cabling reasons.)
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 10, 2017, 10:58:07 AM
Lovely room!

Wouldn't it be better to mount the projector upside down? (Even if you keep it at the top of the shelf for cabling reasons.)

You could... but not sure it would be "better". It's mounted to the shelf on a detachable ball jointed bracket that can be locked in positionfor adjustment purposes. Have you any reasons why it would work better for me to consider?


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Frank007301 on April 10, 2017, 11:00:23 AM
Very nice. Not many people understand how important treating a room is until you hear the difference.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 10, 2017, 11:01:49 AM
Very nice. Not many people understand how important treating a room is until you hear the difference.

... as I have learnt this weekend too.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: 1am7h30n3 on April 13, 2017, 07:02:35 AM
You could... but not sure it would be "better". It's mounted to the shelf on a detachable ball jointed bracket that can be locked in positionfor adjustment purposes. Have you any reasons why it would work better for me to consider?


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The top of the projected image is meant to fall just below the bottom of the projector when installed on a ceiling. I suspect the way you have it, where the projector is mounted "right way up" with the projector angled quite sharply to get the image onto the screen, will require a lot of keystone correction (digital usually) in the projector settings (or auto keystone if you have it set up that way) which could impact image quality, also you might not be able to get the sharpest focus across the entire image because the lens is not parallel to the screen.

Not meaning to come across like I'm finding issues with your setup, could very well be that there are things I haven't considered...

Lovely room!  :thumbs:

What projector is that? optoma hd50? great units those!
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 13, 2017, 07:18:16 AM
Thanks for the feedback. It's a relatively simple test to do, and will definately consider your input and play around.

Your note is constructive and informative - not sure why anyone would take any kind of offence, so and thanks for the compliments.

The keystone adjustments weren't all that radical, but as it is with camera equipment, digital adjustments aren't really ideal.

The projector is indeed the HD50.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 14, 2017, 01:22:27 PM
After much deliberation, eventually agreed with a seller today on a set of Jamo Oriels in ablsolute pristine condition. Cannot wait for 3 o'clock delivery. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/e13dc3087e69a279efe1845bae9d0b24.jpg)


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Family_Dog on April 14, 2017, 05:10:36 PM
These should play well with the bloated Panasonic hi-fi we discussed in the Community forum...  :whistler:


-F-D
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 15, 2017, 03:27:11 PM
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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Family_Dog on April 15, 2017, 03:58:56 PM
See? There's room for it under the shelf  :tongue:

(You know I'm just messing with you, right!  You actually have a great set-up there.)  :EGrin:


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 15, 2017, 04:00:10 PM
See? There's room for it under the shelf  :tongue:

(You know I'm just kidding, right!?)  :EGrin:


-F_D
Battling to find one!!!!


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: mervinesh on April 18, 2017, 10:30:45 AM
Absolutley well done!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: juventino on April 18, 2017, 02:18:53 PM
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so how do the tall boyz sound?
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 18, 2017, 02:48:35 PM
...tall boys eh? I've started with driving them from the pre-processor via two channels of one of the 5ch power amps. The sound is VERY natural with great reproduction of real musical instruments, and amazing with vocals. The bass, in my opinion, is just beautiful and makes my 2 SVS subwoofers blush a little. I played with all sorts of tuning via Audyssey XT32, but have come to the conclusion that the simply sound best with no processing whatsoever. They are power hungry though, so waiting to acquire some decent 4-core speaker cables to bi amplify the mid/tweet separately from the two internal bass drivers. I'm really happy with them.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on April 18, 2017, 02:49:18 PM
Absolutley well done!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thank you sir!


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: juventino on April 18, 2017, 03:17:12 PM
...tall boys eh? I've started with driving them from the pre-processor via two channels of one of the 5ch power amps. The sound is VERY natural with great reproduction of real musical instruments, and amazing with vocals. The bass, in my opinion, is just beautiful and makes my 2 SVS subwoofers blush a little. I played with all sorts of tuning via Audyssey XT32, but have come to the conclusion that the simply sound best with no processing whatsoever. They are power hungry though, so waiting to acquire some decent 4-core speaker cables to bi amplify the mid/tweet separately from the two internal bass drivers. I'm really happy with them.

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Haha, didnt know what else to call them. Very interesting looking speaker.
As long as they sound excellent thats what counts. Will be interesting to your thoughts with the better cable.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: the_space_ace on June 11, 2017, 05:05:42 PM
those oriels looks awesome :drool:
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Kruger.vdMerwe on July 08, 2017, 02:50:35 AM
Jason, perfect setup! Well done Sir. Loving it.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 08, 2017, 01:16:23 PM
Jason, perfect setup! Well done Sir. Loving it.
Thank you Sir. Have added a couple bits with the Perreaux P350 dedicated to the Oriels, and dedicated HT speakers in the form of doubled up C607's / C60CEN etc. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170708/eee039f5e3f77e61c45a3dc1e9396484.jpg)


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: XL1000 on July 08, 2017, 05:39:36 PM
What a stunning room and setup. Well done to you Sir!
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: juventino on July 08, 2017, 06:33:19 PM
Thank you Sir. Have added a couple bits with the Perreaux P350 dedicated to the Oriels, and dedicated HT speakers in the form of doubled up C607's / C60CEN etc. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170708/eee039f5e3f77e61c45a3dc1e9396484.jpg)
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How does the doubled up Center improve the audio?

Great setup otherwise. I'm sure many hours have already been enjoyed.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 08, 2017, 06:55:23 PM
How does the doubled up Center improve the audio?

Great setup otherwise. I'm sure many hours have already been enjoyed.
It's a big room. And the centre works too hard matching the rest of the room at higher volume. Two separate amps drive each centre, allowing them to work far less to achieve the required db's.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 08, 2017, 06:59:03 PM
The same applying to the double'd up left and right. Had the extra amps, had the extra speakers. The difference? Huge.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: juventino on July 08, 2017, 08:05:43 PM
The same applying to the double'd up left and right. Had the extra amps, had the extra speakers. The difference? Huge.


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Are you saying there are another 2 floorstanders on the other side next to the Oriels?

Must be a huge wall of sound!
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 09, 2017, 06:11:54 AM
Are you saying there are another 2 floorstanders on the other side next to the Oriels?

Must be a huge wall of sound!
Yup... But the big girls dont get involved. They are loners and prefer their exclusive company during auditions.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: vleisman on July 09, 2017, 08:39:19 AM
Lovely room Jason, where did you get that big floating shelf?
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 09, 2017, 10:53:53 AM
Lovely room Jason, where did you get that big floating shelf?
Thanks vleisman. I built it from 16mm supawood with multiple braces inside. It houses a whole lot of other electronics inside enabling the homes digital side, cabling and power distribution. It's mounted on steel beams that are set into the wall. The centre pole became necessary as the weight increased - probably around 160 kegs at this point. At some point I intend to rebuild the whole thing in a new design... but still toying with ideas.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Danny Boy on July 11, 2017, 10:26:16 AM
Had the extra amps, had the extra speakers.

So you just had these laying around?  :faint:

The setup just looks WOW!
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 11, 2017, 11:35:25 AM
Not exactly Danny! What I meant was that I was only using 9 of the 15 available amplified channels. The speakers I did have an extra set of, so threw them into the mix. Thank you for the compliment.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jademichael06 on September 20, 2017, 05:32:38 AM
Awesome setup  Jason!


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on September 20, 2017, 05:34:20 PM
Thanks!


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Spurge on September 26, 2017, 10:29:59 PM
Good looking room. 15 channels ?? Wow.

Can do Auro3D 11.1 if u have processor.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: jeinnor on October 28, 2017, 04:00:10 PM
Yummy, your kit looks awesome, then again Im biased as I LURVE Marantz ;-)
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: wesrobb on February 06, 2018, 10:54:15 AM
Beautiful room and setup. Love the acoustic panel as it adds to the decor.

Any reason you don't just use the Oriels as the mains for HT?
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on February 06, 2018, 12:45:03 PM
Thanks for the compliments. The Oriels have been moved to a dedicated Stereo room for music only. In a home theatre environment, it’s better to have all the speakers matched closely.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on February 06, 2018, 12:47:06 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180206/cd4bed0fa6f5230176e794646a8b0812.jpg)
The updated pic of the shelf and front end.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180206/d82ac5d9bd9197733fb58837fa41a4a8.jpg)
As posted a couple days ago, the stereo room work in progress.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Dubya Jay Dee on February 06, 2018, 12:56:34 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180206/cd4bed0fa6f5230176e794646a8b0812.jpg)
The updated pic of the shelf and front end.


Excellent looking room - and that looks like room treatment done right!

Those box shelves behind the speakers acting also as diffusers is genius! :notworthy:
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: manetino on July 12, 2018, 10:32:26 AM
Very well thought out room Jason, congratulations Sir!
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on July 12, 2018, 10:34:03 AM
Very well thought out room Jason, congratulations Sir!
Haha! Thanks, but this very room has been stripped out to make way for the current project.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Dhiveshan on July 17, 2018, 04:07:19 PM
One day when I'm grown up ...
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: pandaattack on July 18, 2018, 02:47:07 PM
The want... The NEED!

That room looks stunning! My dad would love something like that. Challenge is their tv area is n a double volume, open plan room. Sound escapes everywhere.
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: msch997 on August 17, 2018, 01:42:30 PM
Really stunning room, that floating shelf, now that's ingenious
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Juan Robertson on September 12, 2018, 09:40:37 AM
No bull... it's actually quite eery, the difference these panels have made. I've said before that this room is VERY reflective, so the difference was expected... but not this much. Thank you Keagan from Oxland Acoustics. Great guy, product and price!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/c9f310c49566b0539cd121c42db75d26.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/9d7d928dc6a2c7963ad8feaa309cea61.jpg)


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Awesome, looks good!
Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Jason Willemse on September 12, 2018, 10:11:07 AM
Awesome, looks good!
Thanks - but those are very old pics and is completely different now. Take a look a the topic “steampunk atmos” and the rebuild that took place.


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Title: Re: Acoustic panels done!
Post by: Juan Robertson on September 12, 2018, 08:50:15 PM
Thanks - but those are very old pics and is completely different now. Take a look a the topic “steampunk atmos” and the rebuild that took place.


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Wow, that was some rebuild!!! Can think it took you some while to do the change. Would like to know what amps you are running? Looks like most of them are Marantz. Looks really good!!