Home Cinema Update

KobeoneHD2

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I’ve been a member here for quite a few years and have had different variations of set ups in my flat. 3 years a go we bought a small 3 bedroom Victorian house that needed a complete refurb. I decorated the lounge with a discrete 7.1 Q Acoustics LCR system running off my Denon Amp. This suited us fine for a few years until I rediscovered AV Forums and a case of upgraditis kicked in.
So I ordered new front speakers (Q Acoustics 3010 & 3090C) and added a pair of Q Acoustic ceiling speakers for Dolby Atmos duties… I then added a cheap Optoma projector and an 80” electric projector screen (we bought this to see whether we would use it before going new and 4K…. We did use it)
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KobeoneHD2

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All cabinetry and doors are handmade and as you can see I boxed the Luxburg screen in for a discrete look. Those of you who remember my set up from about 8 years ago know I love to put speakers in my fire surround. This surround again is completely bespoke and hand made. The AV cabinet has a magnetic door with blue speaker cloth as a false panel..
 

rccarguy2

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Looks good but issue with speakers is they are rear ported. You can plug them but that effects frequency response and efficiency
 

jang15000

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Speakers in fire surround. Ingenuous 👍. Really good workmanship there and very stealthy.

Ideally you need more separation between Front speakers to really benefit form separation off sound effects. However appreciate some compromise needs to be made.
 

KobeoneHD2

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I would have ideally separated the front speakers more but for aesthetic purposes this works absolutely fine. Thanks for the feedback it is appreciated 😃
 
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Deleted member 901590

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All cabinetry and doors are handmade and as you can see I boxed the Luxburg screen in for a discrete look. Those of you who remember my set up from about 8 years ago know I love to put speakers in my fire surround. This surround again is completely bespoke and hand made. The AV cabinet has a magnetic door with blue speaker cloth as a false panel..

Amazing, well done.

I was about to ask who did the wood work at the front, my wife would l0ve the built in look tall cabinets like that (and then I could hide front height speakers at the top!).

And, it appears that you did it yourself, so I won't show her the pictures :)
 

KobeoneHD2

Active Member
Looks good but issue with speakers is they are rear ported. You can plug them but that effects frequency response and efficiency
They are plugged… to me it doesn’t affect them and to be honest the 5.1.2 set up sounds amazing, a lot better than my old set up
 
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Deleted member 901590

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The AV cabinet has a magnetic door with blue speaker cloth as a false panel..

That x2600 is probably gonna get pretty hot... may want to add more space around it and/or forced ventilation, if you don't already have it :)
 

KobeoneHD2

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That x2600 is probably gonna get pretty hot... may want to add more space around it and/or forced ventilation, if you don't already have it :)
The front of the door is speaker cloth for ventilation however I am adding a usb fan to get airflow around it. Thanks for the feedback
 

KobeoneHD2

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Forgot to mention the AVR is on a pull out tray for ease of access however if needed it can be pulled out to ventilate if the unit gets hot! It’s actually not that bad heat wise - I had an Onkyo TX NR807 that got blisteringly hot! 🔥
 

KobeoneHD2

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Quick update…. Managed to pick up a pair of Monitor Audio bronze fx rear speakers… brand new for £100! Fitted them tonight and will calibrate them later in the week
 

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KobeoneHD2

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So finally updated the projector to an Optoma EH461. This is a short throw projector which nicely fills the 80” screen. Completely changes the way we watch films now, especially with the 5.1.2 Atmos set up. I also made the final 2 speaker covers for the fire surround so completely stealth now.
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