Finally posting my set up for the first time

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by Soulfinger, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Soulfinger

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    Having been a member for nearly 3 years I'm finally posting pics my set up for the first time. I'd class it as my 2nd home cinema set up with my first consisting of a 32" Samsung LCD, Sky+, Philips DVD player connected to my PC's cheap 5.1 speakers.

    This set includes

    Sharp LC42XD1EA 42" HDTV (1080p)
    Samsung DVD-HD950
    Sky+HD
    Denon AVR 1907B
    KEF 1005 5.1 Speakers
    Vivo 3x1 HDMI 1.3 Switcher
    PS3 & Xbox 360.

    My cable management could be better but most of it is hidden behind the stand and sub. It's not a very large room so I've decided against a HD projector & screen for now but that would be my ideal next upgrade.

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  2. TylerDurden

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    Nice tidy setup, is the radiator a problem at all ?
     
  3. danmc_82

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    Nice and cosy :smashin:
     
  4. Soulfinger

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    Hasn't been an issue to date. The TV is further away from the radiator than it looks plus the style of radiator means most of the heat goes upwards through the top vents. I did think about it as didn't want the PS3 or 360 to get any hotter than they already do.
     
  5. Repton

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    A Very tidy setup! :smashin:
    Did the fronts come with any speaker stands like the rears? If they did you could space out the front stage even more.:)
     
  6. Soulfinger

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    I only bought stands for the back speakers but I agree I should really pick up a couple of stand for the front L&R.
     
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    No problem! This should help to open up the front sound stage even more!:smashin: Plus it will free up more space for you on the AV rack.
     
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    Nice little setup you have there :thumbsup:
     
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    nice setup, is the ps3 set up to your speakers aswell?
    Sorry for the stupid question, i just assumed 5.1 was only available via optical or hdmi.
     
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    Great setup, the front speakers are just the perfect height!! :)
     
  11. Soulfinger

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    The Denon has 3 optical inputs. 2 at the rear and one at the front. I have SkyHD and the PS3 set up at the back and if you look at the front there is an optical cable input which is the Xbox 360.

    The set is fantastic with gaming. I was playing Gears of War 2 this weekend and the sound was great. Anyone else ever suffer from Surroundnoia? My own coined phrase from paranoia. You genuinely look behind you wondering what that noise is and where its coming from before you realise its the surround speakers. :rotfl:
     
  12. donnan84

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    I get Surroundnoia all the time... especially if its raining in a movie... look out the window wandering... wers that water comin from lol...

    nice setup tho, very cosy, where as mine is measured to the mm of space etc lol, got a phobia about untidyness!!!
     
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    Hey Soulfinger just wondering what the make of them speakers are there very nice :p cheers
     
  14. Soulfinger

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    The speakers are KEF 1005 5.1. Just right for my size of room with the Denon. Anything extra would blow the windows out. Still to scared to fully crank it up in case the neighbours complain.
     
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    Doh.. should have looked closer. Can i just ask where you got the denon from and for how much?

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  16. Soulfinger

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    I got it from Peter Tyson Peter Tyson Online for £280 April 2007 which was a good price at the time. It's since seen an updated 1908 model.
     
  17. PJONG

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    Nice setup - mine is very similar

    Question for you -

    I've recently moved house and unfortunately now have a smaller living room and have had to give up my full size speaker set and I've only now got round to setting up the kefs with my old yamaha rxv596 receiver.

    Have got the sub connected to receiver sub pre out at line level to sub line in left using single ixos analogue phono cable. Fronts and centre via cable talk 3.1 and have set the fronts to small. Have also dusted the old spl meter off to balance things.

    Problem is I can't seem to get a good sounding set up. Thin sounding front/centre and boomy sub. Been fiddling with crossover/line level and all the other bits most of the weekend!

    Can you tell me what your set up is especially the sub - input level/crossover/phase, music/cinema, slope etc etc

    Thanks
     
  18. KhalJimbo

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    Very nice, how is the Kef SUb, I am thinking of getting one so I can move my tannoy sub into my games room?

    Very nice clean set up
     
  19. Soulfinger

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    I was actually going to post a similar question as I find my sub a bit boomy as well. I don't think I have the optimal speaker set up and was after some hints from some of the more experience AV guys and girls on here. I'll check my settings and post what I understand.
     
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    good setup
     
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    Nice setup mate. Couldnt help but notice the wonderful Molineux (home of Wolverhampton Wanderers) on the TV. Looks like the Birmingham game, I was there, finished 1-1 if anyone was interested lol!
     
  22. C-J

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    I like the set up loads. :smashin:
    Just on question, you have the left, right speakers on your TV stand in between the centre, just out of interest is it not best to have them as far apart as the room will allows? :confused:
     

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