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Audio / Visual Gear

Discussion in 'Technical Board' started by Nettdata, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Now Slappy

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    I will be putting in surround as well. 2 surround channels and 2 surround rear channels for sure, as well as wiring for Dolby Atmos(jury is still out on whether or not I'm going to bother with this). I'll also be adding two subs to the mix, right now I'm torn between 2 JL Audio Fathom f212's or 2 Seaton Submersives. I'm going to set it up so the system can perform as both a traditional home theater and a two channel listening room. The home theater is the priority though so the two channel experience may suffer a little due to some of the sound proofing that will be going into the room. I'm hoping to power the front sound stage with all McIntosh amps and hopefully a McIntosh MX151 processor. I may go with a different processor though, because the codecs change so rapidly. Much like computers, these things are outdated before you plug them in.

    When my wife starts to get a whiff of what is going to go into this room I may just be a dead man walking anyway.
     
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    Truth be told though, I got a great deal on the speakers. The Futuras I got used with less than 200 hours on them for less than half their retail price, and the Homage Vox I got from a high end stereo store owner who had it in his personal set up(between a pair of Sonus Faber Aida's) for less than six months.
     
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    Beauty Spa gift certificates are a great way to smuggle shit into the house. Just saying.
     
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    Yes, that's the gospel truth. Shiny stones and precious metals don't hurt either. (We upgraded her diamond in her wedding ring this summer, so I have a little bit of leeway.)
     
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    Just added a pair of these to push the new speakers.
     

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    Wow! I bet Justin Bieber sounds awesome on those!
     
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    Hardy-har-har. I don't listen to the Beibs, and my 9 and 10 year old have even out grown him. But Nickleback is gonna ROCK that room.

    All joking aside, those mono blocks I posted are the MC 2301 tube amp coming in around 145lbs a piece with the upgraded Gold Lyon tubes. Thank god I didn't have to pay for the shipping from Hawaii.
     
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    With a big enough TV, I bet it's like Brittany is standing right in front of you, in her schoolgirl outfit, actually asking you to hit her one more time.



    The geek part of me loves the high end audiophile gear.

    Realistically, I know I don't hear enough of a difference and am not into it enough to justify anything outlandish. But it sure is beautiful.

    Your budget for this room must not be too far from what I paid for my first house.
     
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    When it's all said and done, this room will be right on par with what I paid for the house we're in currently. That being said, this will be the last house I'll live in until my daughters send me off to the home.

    I figured you only live once, so why not enjoy it?

    Oh, and BTW, that screen will be somewhere in the 130" to 150" range…so yeah, Britney is gonna be large and in charge.
     
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    Nice, going for a 4K or 1080P projector?
     
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    I'm leaning toward one of the Sony 4k's. There's a place down here with the Sony 1100ES projector on display shooting to a 150" Stewart screen that has a better picture than some of the 4k LCD's that I've seen, but I'm not sure I can justify the 27K price tag. I've also seen the Sony 600ES and it is just as impressive and a sticker price only around 14K (only…yeah right.) We break ground in about two weeks so I'm hoping prices will have dropped and some more options will have hit the market by the time I have to decide. The Sony's look great, but I've never had any luck with Sony products, from the original Walkman to present day. I'm hoping JVC or Epson or one of the other major players puts out a projector that can compete with Sony, but for right now they're the only real game in town.
     
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    Sorry to double post yet again, but I think only like 4 or 5 of us pay any attention to this thread.

    Anyway, I just picked one of these up on the used market. It's a McIntosh MC452 amp. Just one of the four that I'll eventually need for this home theater.


    Spoilered for size.
     

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    I'm sure quite a few of us pay attention to this thread, just very few of us have stuff to contribute.

    Unlike you, you lucky bastard you.
     
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    Luck, as you well know my friend, has nothing to do with it. The little benefit I'm reaping now comes after almost three decades of nothing but hard work.

    Let that be a lesson to all you kids out there.

    Now, get off my lawn.
     
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    And your nice bronco if I remember correctly.
     
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    Yeah, it sure was nice, but I had to sell it and put that money toward the house. Sacrifice one to gain the other.

    Not to mention, if I had kept the Bronco and we couldn't afford the house my wife would have shot me and left me for dead.

    The irony is that there is a good chance we may never even live in this new house. The housing market for sellers is so good right now that cash buyers are swooping in when these new homes are about 3/4 done and buying them up for more than double what was put into them.
     
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    Looking into buying a GoPro for when I go on this six-week music festival journey in May to June. Have no idea where to start in terms of what I'd need.

    Looking to spend less than $500 total for camera and necessary equipment/storage. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm not going to be a big help here, but I own one and it's great. I bought it last summer to be able to film my kids while we were on vacation. I think I spent about $300 on the camera, but I didn't buy any of the other BS accessories.

    Very happy with it. It takes great movies. I guess the only negative is you don't really know what you're filming while you're filming it.
     
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    If you don't need 4k video or 120 fps slow motion, the Hero4 Silver is available for $350:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-HERO4-Sil ... 1475513064
     
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    And, the new Hero4 Silver does have a display screen.