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#420768 - 10/20/16 03:32 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
nickbuol Offline
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Just FYI that the latest Sound & Vision magazine has the Anthem 1120 on the cover.
Per the Anthem Facebook page about the article, it states:
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David Vaughn praises the MRX 1210, saying "the MRX, through countless hours of music listening and movie watching, provided the escape I was looking for without introducing any of the fatigue I've experienced with lesser products. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better-sounding solution short of going with separates. Highly recommended."

It was also awarded Sound & Vision's Top Pick!




Also, Home Theater HiFi just published a raving review.
In the conclusion section it states:
"I don’t think I’d be overstating it if I said that the sound quality you get from this unit is comparable to having separates from some other manufacturers."

and

"The Anthem MRX 1120 is the best home theater receiver that I have had the pleasure of ever using."

Link to the article: Anthem 1120 Review

Sorry, I had to put in another "plug" for the Anthem.
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#420769 - 10/20/16 05:52 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
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A couple of sound panels would make a huge difference over posters. For me I made my own with the thickest insulation{sound proofing} one, and it was a huge improvement in my sound stage. I have them only in the front reflection spots and one in the middle rear. Instantly felt like a much wider larger room.

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#420774 - 10/20/16 08:14 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
aarons Offline
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Wow really. Thx I'll read up on that.
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#420776 - 10/20/16 08:48 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
aarons Offline
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Found a site called greatbigcanvas.com. Basically movie poster on canvas stretched over wooded frames. Assume those would work good with sound insulation stuffed in the back? I'm sure many of you have done this?
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#420778 - 10/20/16 10:08 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
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Cotton is the preferred material. You don't want the sound reflecting off the front of your panel, it needs to be absorbed. You can tell how lively a room is by clapping your hands.
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#420784 - 10/20/16 11:54 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
nickbuol Offline
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Actually cotton/denim (cut up jeans material basically) insulation is pretty good, but usually too soft. Also not "preferred" as there are products made specifically for acoustical treatments...

I know a few things about movie poster acoustical panels. While I am pretty quiet around here, I am the resident "expert" over at AVS...

Check this thread out... Start around the middle as things have greatly improved over the years. You can get a great improvement in room acoustics for really not a terrible amount of money, and they look cool too (don't have to be movie posters either, can be anything)...

DIY Custom-Printed Movie Poster Acoustic Panels - cheap!
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#420794 - 10/21/16 10:11 AM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
aarons Offline
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This is great stuff! I love learning something new. Thanks a million. Saving me some money too!
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#420795 - 10/21/16 11:05 AM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
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Nick, I was referring to the covering of the panel. I use roxul safe and sound for the absorption material which is one of many materials available. Given my remote location and the fact that some of the boutique products are stupid expensive I use what is close at hand. The coverings on the website Aarons linked to is not appropriate imho.
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#420796 - 10/21/16 11:24 AM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
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Let's talk about speaker placement a little. I have been looking at photos of rooms in the Axiom gallery and mostly QS4's or QS8's are hung about 2/3's of the way up on the side and rear walls. I have seen a few on ceiling mounts and angled downward slightly. Is there a school of thought on those ceiling installs?
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#420801 - 10/21/16 08:56 PM Re: 3rd home theater, trying to do it right.... [Re: aarons]
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I have qs8's and qs4's . Originally started with the 4's then moved them to my bedroom and bought the 8's for my theater room.
I originally had them down low but was advised to move them up to about 2/3's and a bit forward of LP. When I moved the 4's to the bedroom I put the about 6" from the ceiling and that turned out to be a really good spot for them. I have the 8's also about 6" down and it works great. I was able to localize the sounds from them before but now they blend in well with the rest of my system. If you can try them in various spots to find what works best for you. The height of your couch,whether you recline and your ceiling height play an important role. If you have low ceilings or are close to the back wall you may want to ceiling mount and tilt them down though I don't think this type of speaker really requires it. You will have to hit studs if you ceiling mount them which may limit where you can put them.
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