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#191705 - 01/11/08 03:38 PM My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics**
masse1369 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 14
Well, I have finally gotten just about everything that I wanted for my living room HT setup. The only thing I haven't gotten around to is getting a new AVR for the new audio codecs. I plan on getting that in the near future and also having my display ISF calibrated and have a THX instructor come by and make sure everything is setup up perfectly...:D I also have to cut some holes for the back panel to cover the wires because the receiver was a little too deep with the cords poking out...

My list of equipment:

Samsung LNT5271F HDTV
PS3
Motorola Comcast HD DVR Cable Box
Belkin PureAV PF60 Power Console
Harman/Kardon AVR-635

My speakers:
Axiom M22v2, VP150v2 and QS8v2
HSU VTF3-MK3

I am really happy with the entertainment center I got from RoomsToGo. The TV, barely, and I mean just barely, fit.:D

Here are some pics...

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#191707 - 01/11/08 03:47 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: masse1369]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Very nice Masse ... a good clean install and you have a beautiful home, you should be proud! How's it sounding?
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#191721 - 01/11/08 04:37 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: RickF]
skyhawk669 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 436
Loc: Austin, TX
Looks very good!

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#191723 - 01/11/08 04:44 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: skyhawk669]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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That IS a tight fit. Do you have your centre angled down?

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#191744 - 01/11/08 07:15 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: Mojo]
masse1369 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/06
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No, but I think I might get one of those little angle pads to try it. Sound seems pretty good to me, I need to do something about my bass though. I don't know what I should do about it. I don't really know how to calibrate it, so I guess I'm going to have to have someone come out and calibrate it for me. The only location it can really go is in the corner where it is now. I put it where the TV trays are and it sounded a little better but the wife won't let me keep it there.

Since I don't really know what it should sound like, it just sounds kind of distorted. Well at least I think it does...:p

Any recommendations as to what I should try? I don't even know how to try to calibrate my speakers with a SPL meter. I looked at some guides on AVS but it still seems a little confusing. I have the Rat Shack Digital SPL meter...

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#191765 - 01/11/08 09:51 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: masse1369]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Where are you? There might be someone on the boards that would be willing to drop by and help you out.

I usually just use the test tones from the receiver and set the speaker levels equal across the board using the SPL meter in the sweet spot(your favorite place to sit(or the center of the sectional), even the sub is set this way. It's a good place to start.
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#191776 - 01/11/08 11:45 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: jakewash]
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For starters set all your speakers to small in the receiver setup speaker menu. Set the Crossover to 80hz on the receiver for all speakers to start, you may experiment later with other settings. Set the crossover on the back of the sub to bypass (if this option is available), otherwise, turn it clockwise to the max to get it out of the way for the receiver to handle.

Run the test tones on the receiver and adjust all speakers and sub to 75dB from the seated primary position holding at ear level pointing straight up. When adjusting the sub levels, I would put the receiver around -2 to 0dB level, and just adjust the main volume on the back of the sub up/down until you reach the 75dB.

For the SPL meter, put the dial on the 80dB selection, C -weighting, and slow speed.

this should give you a good start.
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#191792 - 01/12/08 07:31 AM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 868
Loc: WI
Really nice looking set-up. I like the entertainment center, gives me ideas. Enjoy!
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#191862 - 01/12/08 05:22 PM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: SirQuack]
ihifi Offline
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Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 280
Loc: CT
 Originally Posted By: sirquack
For starters set all your speakers to small in the receiver setup speaker menu. Set the Crossover to 80hz on the receiver for all speakers to start, you may experiment later with other settings. Set the crossover on the back of the sub to bypass (if this option is available), otherwise, turn it clockwise to the max to get it out of the way for the receiver to handle.

Run the test tones on the receiver and adjust all speakers and sub to 75dB from the seated primary position holding at ear level pointing straight up. When adjusting the sub levels, I would put the receiver around -2 to 0dB level, and just adjust the main volume on the back of the sub up/down until you reach the 75dB.

For the SPL meter, put the dial on the 80dB selection, C -weighting, and slow speed.

this should give you a good start.


If you follow the advise by Randy as given above, you will not need anyone else to come and calibrate your system. I think you will also find it fun to do it yourself. Once you start tweaking, though, you will constantly feel the urge to better it up a notch more and therein lies the warning about this hobby; it's an addictive and expensive journey without a clear destination... Enjoy your system.

John
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#191917 - 01/13/08 05:18 AM Re: My Setup is almost complete!! **Pics** [Re: ihifi]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10394
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: ihifi

If you follow the advise by Randy as given above, you will not need anyone else to come and calibrate your system. I think you will also find it fun to do it yourself. Once you start tweaking, though, you will constantly feel the urge to better it up a notch more and therein lies the warning about this hobby; it's an addictive and expensive journey without a clear destination... Enjoy your system.

John


But if get someone to comeover, you might not feel the need to tweek as much and you will also get to meet some of the great folks on the site.

Either way you win.\:\)
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