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#303623 - 04/28/10 04:29 AM All New Gear!
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
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Wow...kinda happened all at once, but pretty much my entire HT setup is getting an overhaul (sans my beloved EP500 and QS8's).

Since we moved into our new house, I never really got around to tweaking things. A year and a half has gone by, and I realized our new place just doesn't really work very well with the gear I've got. The rear projection TV and the big tower speakers really dominate the room. One thing I REALLY wanted in the new house was a dedicated home theatre. Alas, that wasn't to be. So I've got to make do with the small area I've got. Soooo...

M60's replaced by W22 in/on walls.
VP150 replaced by W150 in/on wall.
Denon AVR-5800 replaced by Onkyo TX-SR876.
Sony KDS-60A2000 replaced by Panasonic TC-P65V10
Studio Tech U-22 cabinet replaced by BDI Cirrus 8157

So far, I've got the receiver and TV, and holy WOW! I was expecting a nice bump in PQ, but are you kidding me?? That Panasonic is STUNNING! I'll be getting the new cabinet Friday, and the speakers (fingers crossed) will be here by next week? So the final stage will be finding someone to mount the plasma to the wall and install the Axioms. CAN'T WAIT! \:\) \:\) \:\)

Anyone have suggestions for an installer in the LA area?

I'll be sure to post some AFTER pictures, but here's a BEFORE for ya. \:\)


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#303625 - 04/28/10 04:41 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: spiffnme]
grunt Offline
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Have I mentioned we have a shelter for homeless speakers here in Avondale? I can make sure your M60s find their way there. ;\)

I’m interested in hearing your impressions of the on-wall M22s. They’re in the running for my new rear speakers right now.
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#303630 - 04/28/10 08:55 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: grunt]
CatBrat Offline
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I noticed his were the in/on wall, not the on wall. There is somewhat of a sonic difference in the 2, especially in the lower end. Small, but noticeable.

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#303632 - 04/28/10 08:56 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: grunt]
St_PatGuy Offline
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So far so good, Craig. Congrats on all the new gear!

Are you moving the TV over against the wall once you get the cabinet in?
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#303635 - 04/28/10 10:34 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: spiffnme]
nickbuol Offline
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 Originally Posted By: spiffnme

Anyone have suggestions for an installer in the LA area?


Sure.... Me! LOL. I have been in LA for the last couple of days, but alas, I am heading off to LAX around 1pm today in route to my next destination... Denver.
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#303639 - 04/28/10 11:08 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: St_PatGuy]
spiffnme Offline
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 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
So far so good, Craig. Congrats on all the new gear!

Are you moving the TV over against the wall once you get the cabinet in?


Yes indeed! No more corner loaded gear!
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#303644 - 04/28/10 11:33 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: spiffnme]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Craig, you and Roger have a lovely home.

I'm happy and excited for you!

Even if you are a traitor to the M60 Posse

I do not want to hear any more about how much better your new TV is. La la la - I can't hear you.
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#303649 - 04/28/10 11:48 AM Re: All New Gear! [Re: tomtuttle]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
A 65" V10 Panny, very, very nice TV, I love my 58" S1 Panny.

I can see why you want to get the speakers off the floor with that opening off to the side other wise I would say keep the M60s the room looks to be big enough once the TV is wall mounted.

If you haven't picked up a wall mount yet, get one from Monoprice.com. I am using the cheapest tilting one they had, $18.99 and it works great.
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#303676 - 04/28/10 01:54 PM Re: All New Gear! [Re: spiffnme]
pmbuko Offline
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Very nice, Craig. I love the light that room gets. Are you going to invest in electrochromic windows to help with that when you want to watch a movie during the day? ;\)
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#303677 - 04/28/10 02:02 PM Re: All New Gear! [Re: pmbuko]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Very nice. I know that when I moved from a corner mount to a wall-centered mount, the room was SO much bigger.

Sounds like a good purchase on the Panny V10. I'm curious if you know if that model has the shifting black issue that came up a few months ago. Apparently, some Pannys increase the black level up to 50% after 1000 hours. That would suck if you spent $$ for ISF, only to have it change because of Panny firmware. I'm in the market so I'm trying figure out if Panny is still the way to go w/ plasma and which series. I have an older 480p but long for a real 1080p.

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