My new home cinema setup in lounge with 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos

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  1. big boss

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    So finally, my home cinema room is ready!

    My equipment is:

    Projector: Sony HW40ES

    Screen: Draper Sesame 2.1 with ReAct 2.1

    TV: Panasonic 50VT65

    AV receiver: Marantz SR7009

    Stereo amplifier: Marantz PM6005

    Speakers: Monitor Audio Trimless 200

    - Fronts and centre: WT280-IDC

    - Side and rear surrounds: WT265

    - 4 Dolby Atmos speakers: CT265

    Subwoofer: KK DXD-808

    Blu ray player: Oppo 103D

    STB: Sky HD 2TB

    Games console: PS3

    Media players: Apple TV, Fire TV, Boxee box

    Music streamer: Sonos Connect

    NAS: Synology DS212J

    Remotes: Roomie remote, Logitech Harmony Smart control

    Lighting: Philips Hue GU10 spotlights and bulbs for lamps, Visual chillout LED lightstrips for ceiling and under the cabinet, and for TV bias lighting

    iPad mini dock: idocx
     
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    The screen needs tensioning, which I will do after a couple of weeks when it has acclimatised.
     
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    Very nice. You've got some great kit there and the workmanship looks first class. You obviously put a lot of planning and thought into it. Especially the pelmet with the Atmos speakers.
    The tv wall is not to my taste with the wood effect but it's great to see something different to the plain dark colours a lot of people (including me) go for!
    Well done and enjoy!
     
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    Love the install, looks very clean. The red with the wood is not to my taste but the room as a whole looks done to a high standard bet it sounds amazing in there.
     
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    Thanks! I did go through a lot of stress during installation. A home cinema installer quoted a fortune for the project, so I decided to project manage myself. Loads of hiccups along the way. I wanted an open pelmet shelf but the builder couldn't do it. Also, I wanted the projector to be housed inside the box pelmet which again the builder couldn't do. Got there in the end!

    I love wood. We matched the cabinet door colour to that of the curtain (colour doesn't show very well in pictures due to lighting).
     
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    The speakers are superb. Much better than my previous MA Radius HD. Dolby Atmos is amazing! First 5 minutes of Expendables 3 is reference for Atmos.
     
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    I haven't had the chance to experience Dolby atmos as yet, I've read mixed results but it sounds like it adds another dimension to movies.
     
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    Yes, it definitely adds immensely to the experience. Speaker placement is the key. If done properly, Atmos is a significant step up over 5.1 and 7.1 systems.
     
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    Do your pelmet side ceiling speakers have a directional tweeter? Do the effects work well with them at the sides of the room? I could always add Atmos speakers into my pelmet in the same position as yours, that's why I ask!
     
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    I thought of installing CT265-IDC with directional tweeters, but decided against it. The front and rear Atmos speakers work in conjunction to give the effect of, say, a helicopter passing over your head. I thought directional tweeters may spoil the effect. I may be wrong, but I'm very happy with the effects from these speakers.
     
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    Looks brilliant but what's going on with the sofa!? I've never seen one like that with different individual designs on each seat, not keen on it but then it's not my room so each to their own! Apart from that top draw!
     
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    Thanks! We love the sofa, it's the comfiest we've had and goes well with the decor. It's Fama Arianne Love. They have hundreds of fabrics you can choose from. We were bored with our previous brown leather sofas.
     
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    I was viewing on my phone before, now that im on my laptop the sofa looks better............. its growing on me!
     
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    Lovely set up and nice to see someone plunging into Atmos.
     
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    Thanks ahaydock!
     
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    Very very nice.
    Another great install you have there.
     
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    Good work big boss!

    That screen would drive me nuts. I know you are letting it bed in but that's miles out from correct - it won't do any harm adjusting it now.

    Nice choice of kit, the Sony and React combo is a particularly good match.
     
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    Thanks! I'll tension the screen on Sunday.
     
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    fantastic install!!!
     
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    Nice one.

    Your MA fronts are similar to mine. If I ever 'go Atmos' I'll be going down a similar route, with circular MA in-ceilings.

    Steve W
     
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    Thanks! I love Monitor Audio speakers. I previously had Radius HD, but these speakers are in a different league altogether.
     
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    Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Looking good. Now after a few months are you still happy with the CT265's? Just getting around to doing Atmos but I'm torn between the 265, 280 and 380 ceiling speakers.
     
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    Thanks!

    I'm extremely happy with the CT265s and WT265s. I actually asked Monitor Audio if 280 or 380 would be an upgrade over 265 for surrounds and Atmos. This was their response:

    "For the rears, probably not. Unless you are trying to fill a large room and want more bottom end coming from the rear."

    My room isn't the biggest, and the surround speakers are quite close to one another. Hence I went for 265.
     
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    Wouldn't mind seeing some more pictures of the iPad and it's functions, wanting to do something similar myself
     
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    Yeah they more or less said the same to me yesterday that the extra bass on the 8" drivers is not required. That said I can't really figure out the difference between the 280 and the 380. They seem to have the same everything and the only thing I can think of is maybe the 380 uses components from the Gold speaker series and the 280/265 uses components from the Silvers.
     
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    I'll post some pics on Sunday.
     
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    Yes, that is correct. The main reason I went for 200 series is because I wanted all my speakers to be from the same series, and Trimless 300 didn't do 6.5 inch speakers.
     

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