My new Home Cinema setup in Lounge

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  1. big boss

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    UPDATED: THE FINAL PICS ARE IN PAGES 2 & 3


    Thought I'll share my lounge transformation into a home cinema system.

    The AV equipment going in are:

    TV: Pioneer KRP 500A

    Receiver: Yamaha RX-V1900

    Speakers: Monitor Audio Radius 225HD for front and centre, and R90HD for rears

    Subwoofer: Monitor Audio AW-12

    Buttkicker

    PS3

    Sky HD
     
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    Pictures?
     
  3. big boss

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    I wanted to put my TV above the fireplace, but didn't want to sprain my neck...so...the mantle height had to come down.
     

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    The mantle height is finally down.....doesn't look too bad.
     

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    Next, the AV installers came in for the first fix yesterday. They covered the mantle with a cling film!! Neat idea...
     

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    They start their drilling.
     

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    They then went upstairs into the master bedroom to drill through the floor inside the cupboard, to cable the rear speakers.
     

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    They then ran the cable under the carpet across the master bedroom, & drilled another hole on the other end to feed it back to the lounge, for the rear left speaker.
     

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    Done with cabling for the rear left speaker
     

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    For the rear right speaker, they accessed through the upstairs 4th bedoom
     

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    Cables finally done for the speakers and the sub, & also for the buttkicker!

    Ixos cables for the speakers, and Wireworld Display Port cable fo the TV.
     

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    Rear speakers installed
     

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    TV backlight (dioder) from Ikea
     

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    The furniture is being installed today. Will upload the pics when done.

    Once that's done, TV and other equipment will be installed on Monday.
     
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    Looking good mate! Out of interest, what sort of money is costing you for the pro install?
     
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    The install itself has costed me £390 for the first fix, and £240 for the 2nd fix (which will happen on Monday).

    I'm paying a total of £6300 for KRP 500A, RX-V1900, R225HDs, R90HD, AW-12, Buttkicker, all the cables, TV mount and installation, which, I thought was reasonable.
     
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    cool, looking forward to this :thumbsup:
     
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    Furniture installation began the next day (Tuesday)
     

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    A lot done in a day!!!......Those were the old days....when the carpenter used to sit for weeks to make the furniture....
     

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    The speaker cabinet covers have an acoustic cloth. All wiring sorted.

    Also, in the 2nd image, you can see how the fitter has fixed the switch (white coloured) for the TV backlight, making it easily accessible.
     

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    The cabinet where all the AV equipment is going in, has been ventilated.
     

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    There's a removable plate where the TV is being installed, to access the switch behind.
     

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    The TV and other AV equipments are being installed on monday. Will post the remaining pics after that.

    Cheers!:hiya:
     
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    Pioneer KRP-500A £2399 - £200 discount = £2199 with 5 year warranty
    Wall bracket £100
    Yamaha RXV-1900 amplifier £999 - £219 discount = £780
    Buttkicker LFE kit £712 - £140 discount = £572
    3 x Monitor Audio R225HD
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    2 x Monitor Audio R90HD
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    1 x Monitor Audio AW12 (high power subwoofer) £1824 - £273.60 discount = £ 1550.40

    IR passback £99

    Total AV spend £5300.40

    speaker cable
    buttkicker cable
    subwoofer cable
    optical cable sky
    hdmi cable sky
    hdmi cable PS3
    CT-100 extension cable from SKY
    Power cable to screen
    display port cable 5m (additional £166)

    Total cable spend £416

    Labour (8hrs) day (two men) for 1st fix £390

    Additional labour (8hrs) day for 2nd fix £240

    TOTAL £6346.40

    I thought it was quite reasonable. Anyone having other thoughts?
     
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    Looking good so far
     
  28. big boss

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    Few more pics of the lounge...(updated)
     

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    looking very nice so far.. its intresting seeing how the pro's do it :)

    looking at your list of expenses nothing really jumped out at me being unreasonable...
     
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    looks nice.. and its great to follow through step by step installation :)
     

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