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#199700 - 03/09/08 09:18 PM Another HT pic
DBD Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
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I finished my basement just before Xmas and shortly thereafter ordered some Axioms. I built the TV console and just finished it when the speakers arrived. Before anyone gets too excited about my placement of the centre channel inside a cabinet, I initially had some concerns about that too. So, I built the console to be re-configurable, where the drawers could be widened and the receiver could go in the top shelf space. Then the CC could be placed in front of the TV or above it with a wall-bracket.
Having since done a lot of testing with the centre channel placed in its current location as well as on top of the cabinet, I can't say that I have been able to discern a difference. With the front edge of the speaker slightly proud of the cabinet, the voice track is crystal clear. I can't imagine a better soundstage than that produced from the M22s and VP150. I also have the EP350v3 off to the side. Having said that, if I do want to rearrange things I have the flexibility to do that. I just think this looks a lot neater without any tradeoff in sound quality. \:\) The Denon 2308 certainly helps out with developing a fantastic music or movie experience. Although I have the main room lights on in the photo, I've got separate pot lights and sconces on a dimmer switch so the lighting is very adjustable.



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#199701 - 03/09/08 09:26 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: DBD]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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Slick setup, DBD!

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#199702 - 03/09/08 09:28 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: StuntGibbon]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Wow! You're a great craftsman.

I'd hate to do this but...have you tried moving the 22s into the room more? It should help make the soundstage even better.

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#199703 - 03/09/08 09:32 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: Mojo]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
That is a superb looking set-up! Nice job on the console. Everything goes together well.

Dang, I am extremely jealous.
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#199704 - 03/09/08 09:33 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: Mojo]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Very, very nice. I sure do miss having a basement \:\(
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#199705 - 03/09/08 09:33 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: St_PatGuy]
Mojo Offline
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It looks like you don't have enough space for the A1400-8 though. You'll have to go back to the drawing board \:\) .

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#199706 - 03/09/08 09:35 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: Mojo]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Sure there is, right above the dvd player \:D .
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#199707 - 03/09/08 09:36 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: Mojo]
DBD Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
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 Originally Posted By: Mojo
Wow! You're a great craftsman.

I'd hate to do this but...have you tried moving the 22s into the room more? It should help make the soundstage even better.



Great suggestion - I'm planning to do just that. I'm just trying to decide if I should build some new speaker stands that work better on the angled walls, or just bring them forward about 14-20".

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#199708 - 03/09/08 09:40 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: Mojo]
DBD Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Mojo
It looks like you don't have enough space for the A1400-8 though. You'll have to go back to the drawing board \:\) .


The left side would easily accomodate the A1400. The VCR that is sitting there is only there as a placeholder for modern technical gadgets \:\)

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#199709 - 03/09/08 09:47 PM Re: Another HT pic [Re: DBD]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Ok, now I'm envious as I've ran out of space in my cabinet \:\) .

Try making an equilateral triangle between you and the speakers. It should improve imaging. Failing that, moving them further away from the back wall should also improve imaging. The angled walls will help with imaging too because, depending on the geometry of the rest of the room, you likely won't have first reflections to deal with.

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