Discreet living room cinema

PaulDavidThomas

Active Member
Thanks mate! I couldn't get away with all black in the living room, but if it was a dedicated room I'd go as dark as possible.

The surrounds were pricey - £1200 a pair - but that's less than half RRP so not too bad relatively. They are hands down the best surrounds I've ever heard, so money well spent!
So, £600 a pop doesn't sound too bad. I was looking at the JBL SCS-8's and they are coming out at £390 each. Perhaps I need to hunt more on the price !
 

DLxP

Distinguished Member
Yea, I was pleased with £1200 a pair. They were a fair bit more than that in total, as I paid to have all four shipped from the US. But still, they were £1800 each before being discontinued, so I got a pair for less than half that.

As I say though, very much worth it, as I can't see myself changing them. The only speakers I own now that I'd ever want to change are my ceiling speakers, and that will only be when I get a dedicated room and need higher SPL from the ceiling. In fact, I would probably swap them for SCS-8s - I think they'd make killer ceiling speakers.
 

diverdog

Active Member
Clever, well thought out and nicely executed. I'm a big fan of Revel and Floyd Toole's work at Harman. I had the privilege of hearing him speak several times back in the day and read everything I could find on his research. Are you still pleased with the HTP1? It's at the head of my list for the system processor. Emotiva is also my power amp of choice. I love products that punch well above their price class.
 

DLxP

Distinguished Member
Clever, well thought out and nicely executed. I'm a big fan of Revel and Floyd Toole's work at Harman. I had the privilege of hearing him speak several times back in the day and read everything I could find on his research. Are you still pleased with the HTP1? It's at the head of my list for the system processor. Emotiva is also my power amp of choice. I love products that punch well above their price class.
Thank you!

Re the HTP-1: yes, I'm still very pleased with it. IMO nothing can touch it anywhere near the price. It sounds incredible and, as a package, I think it's very comparable with far more expensive processors. The only thing it lacks at the moment, but which is promised as a firmware update, is DTS:X Pro.
 

DLxP

Distinguished Member
Despite owning a Shield for ages I've only just for the first time tried it out streaming games. Currently streaming Gears of War from my RTX3070-based PC. Seems to work quite well so far :thumbsup:

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kenshingintoki

Distinguished Member
Despite owning a Shield for ages I've only just for the first time tried it out streaming games. Currently streaming Gears of War from my RTX3070-based PC. Seems to work quite well so far :thumbsup:

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Ethernet or wifi mate?

im contemplating running a ethernet cable from my downstairs PC to my upstairs in order to game at the desk.
 

kenshingintoki

Distinguished Member
I thought about that actually, and wondered whether I could run a Noctua or similar fan either off the 12v trigger (a bad idea, apparently) or some other way.

In the end, pulling it out the box was the easiest approach. I'm actually quite happy with that too, as it's a pretty projector. I just need to finish filling in/painting the holes I made in the ceiling.

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Also, I ended up repurposing the MDF for my daughter's school project, so it all worked out in the end!


My personal opinion is not worth stuffing expensive electronics into cabinets and boxes.

I've had 3x failed PJs, 2x failed OLEDs and 2x failed AVRs. 4 of those were likely down to heat issues. Its all fine and pretty until something sotps working.

I put my HTPC in my cabinet. fitted snuggling. This HTPC has been ROCK SOLID dependable, no problem , hacked drivers.. goes along fine whatever i throw at it. Then I put it in the cabinet... 1 day later blue screen of death. Straight away took it out again, flawless performance.
 

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