My new Home Cinema setup in Lounge

big boss

Well-known Member
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
 
Last edited:
Pictures?
 

big boss

Well-known Member
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.
 

Attachments

  • Fireplace.jpg
    Fireplace.jpg
    43.6 KB · Views: 1,566
  • IMG00002-20090606-0949.jpg
    IMG00002-20090606-0949.jpg
    98.7 KB · Views: 1,244
  • IMG00003-20090606-0952.jpg
    IMG00003-20090606-0952.jpg
    64.4 KB · Views: 1,046
  • IMG00004-20090606-0954.jpg
    IMG00004-20090606-0954.jpg
    79.7 KB · Views: 1,104

big boss

Well-known Member
The mantle height is finally down.....doesn't look too bad.
 

Attachments

  • IMG00007-20090607-1947.jpg
    IMG00007-20090607-1947.jpg
    92.8 KB · Views: 699
  • IMG00008-20090607-1948.jpg
    IMG00008-20090607-1948.jpg
    72.7 KB · Views: 693

big boss

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

Attachments

  • IMG00012-20090608-0951.jpg
    IMG00012-20090608-0951.jpg
    77.6 KB · Views: 632
  • IMG00013-20090608-0955.jpg
    IMG00013-20090608-0955.jpg
    84 KB · Views: 886

big boss

Well-known Member
They start their drilling.
 

Attachments

  • IMG00014-20090608-0959.jpg
    IMG00014-20090608-0959.jpg
    75.3 KB · Views: 749
  • IMG00015-20090608-1001.jpg
    IMG00015-20090608-1001.jpg
    59.8 KB · Views: 624

big boss

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

Attachments

  • IMG00016-20090608-1004.jpg
    IMG00016-20090608-1004.jpg
    119.6 KB · Views: 946
  • IMG00019-20090608-1004.jpg
    IMG00019-20090608-1004.jpg
    114.8 KB · Views: 883
  • IMG00020-20090608-1005.jpg
    IMG00020-20090608-1005.jpg
    117.2 KB · Views: 947
  • IMG00021-20090608-1006.jpg
    IMG00021-20090608-1006.jpg
    86.5 KB · Views: 858
  • IMG00023-20090608-1012.jpg
    IMG00023-20090608-1012.jpg
    98 KB · Views: 934

big boss

Well-known Member
:)
 

Attachments

  • IMG00024-20090608-1139.jpg
    IMG00024-20090608-1139.jpg
    58.7 KB · Views: 755

big boss

Well-known Member
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.
 

Attachments

  • IMG00025-20090608-1153.jpg
    IMG00025-20090608-1153.jpg
    74.9 KB · Views: 1,208

big boss

Well-known Member
Done with cabling for the rear left speaker
 

Attachments

  • IMG00030-20090608-1204.jpg
    IMG00030-20090608-1204.jpg
    33.7 KB · Views: 560
  • IMG00031-20090608-1228.jpg
    IMG00031-20090608-1228.jpg
    28.7 KB · Views: 668

big boss

Well-known Member
For the rear right speaker, they accessed through the upstairs 4th bedoom
 

Attachments

  • IMG00029-20090608-1201.jpg
    IMG00029-20090608-1201.jpg
    113.6 KB · Views: 491
  • IMG00032-20090608-1229.jpg
    IMG00032-20090608-1229.jpg
    59.6 KB · Views: 621

big boss

Well-known Member
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.
 

Attachments

  • IMG00036-20090608-1620.jpg
    IMG00036-20090608-1620.jpg
    54.9 KB · Views: 838
  • IMG00037-20090608-1620.jpg
    IMG00037-20090608-1620.jpg
    63 KB · Views: 664
  • IMG00039-20090608-1621.jpg
    IMG00039-20090608-1621.jpg
    93.5 KB · Views: 714
  • IMG00040-20090608-1621.jpg
    IMG00040-20090608-1621.jpg
    62.9 KB · Views: 618
  • IMG00047-20090608-1630.jpg
    IMG00047-20090608-1630.jpg
    43 KB · Views: 720
  • IMG00048-20090608-1631.jpg
    IMG00048-20090608-1631.jpg
    83 KB · Views: 627
Last edited:

big boss

Well-known Member
Rear speakers installed
 

Attachments

  • IMG00038-20090608-1621.jpg
    IMG00038-20090608-1621.jpg
    32.2 KB · Views: 903
  • IMG00041-20090608-1621.jpg
    IMG00041-20090608-1621.jpg
    56 KB · Views: 805

big boss

Well-known Member
TV backlight (dioder) from Ikea
 

Attachments

  • IMG00046-20090608-1627.jpg
    IMG00046-20090608-1627.jpg
    118.3 KB · Views: 1,165
  • IMG00042-20090608-1622.jpg
    IMG00042-20090608-1622.jpg
    45.4 KB · Views: 849
  • IMG00043-20090608-1622.jpg
    IMG00043-20090608-1622.jpg
    55 KB · Views: 765

big boss

Well-known Member
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.
 

big boss

Well-known Member
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.
 
Last edited:

big boss

Well-known Member
Furniture installation began the next day (Tuesday)
 

Attachments

  • IMG00050-20090609-0907.jpg
    IMG00050-20090609-0907.jpg
    81.2 KB · Views: 937
  • IMG00051-20090609-0908.jpg
    IMG00051-20090609-0908.jpg
    88 KB · Views: 731
  • IMG00052-20090609-0908.jpg
    IMG00052-20090609-0908.jpg
    85.9 KB · Views: 738

big boss

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

Attachments

  • IMG00054-20090609-1741.jpg
    IMG00054-20090609-1741.jpg
    78.2 KB · Views: 1,097
  • IMG00055-20090609-1743.jpg
    IMG00055-20090609-1743.jpg
    59.1 KB · Views: 866
  • IMG00056-20090609-1743.jpg
    IMG00056-20090609-1743.jpg
    65.6 KB · Views: 840
  • IMG00057-20090609-1743.jpg
    IMG00057-20090609-1743.jpg
    84.2 KB · Views: 845
  • IMG00058-20090609-1743.jpg
    IMG00058-20090609-1743.jpg
    81.4 KB · Views: 832
  • IMG00059-20090609-1744.jpg
    IMG00059-20090609-1744.jpg
    59.6 KB · Views: 762
  • IMG00060-20090609-1744.jpg
    IMG00060-20090609-1744.jpg
    88.6 KB · Views: 800
  • IMG00061-20090609-1744.jpg
    IMG00061-20090609-1744.jpg
    85.5 KB · Views: 933

big boss

Well-known Member
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.
 

Attachments

  • IMG00062-20090609-1744.jpg
    IMG00062-20090609-1744.jpg
    68.8 KB · Views: 663
  • IMG00063-20090609-1745.jpg
    IMG00063-20090609-1745.jpg
    71.5 KB · Views: 738
  • IMG00064-20090609-1745.jpg
    IMG00064-20090609-1745.jpg
    81.6 KB · Views: 624
  • IMG00065-20090609-1752.jpg
    IMG00065-20090609-1752.jpg
    91.1 KB · Views: 588
  • IMG00066-20090609-1752.jpg
    IMG00066-20090609-1752.jpg
    82.2 KB · Views: 550
Last edited:

big boss

Well-known Member
The cabinet where all the AV equipment is going in, has been ventilated.
 

Attachments

  • IMG00067-20090609-1800.jpg
    IMG00067-20090609-1800.jpg
    81.3 KB · Views: 400
  • IMG00068-20090609-1800.jpg
    IMG00068-20090609-1800.jpg
    81.2 KB · Views: 378
  • IMG00069-20090609-1800.jpg
    IMG00069-20090609-1800.jpg
    125.1 KB · Views: 510

big boss

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

Attachments

  • IMG00070-20090610-1318.jpg
    IMG00070-20090610-1318.jpg
    86.5 KB · Views: 900
  • IMG00071-20090610-1318.jpg
    IMG00071-20090610-1318.jpg
    91.9 KB · Views: 969
  • IMG00072-20090610-1319.jpg
    IMG00072-20090610-1319.jpg
    78.3 KB · Views: 785
  • IMG00073-20090610-1319.jpg
    IMG00073-20090610-1319.jpg
    81.4 KB · Views: 905
  • IMG00075-20090610-1320.jpg
    IMG00075-20090610-1320.jpg
    77.5 KB · Views: 711
Last edited:

big boss

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

Cheers!:hiya:
 

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: Q Acoustics Q3030i, Humax Aura, Roku Streambar & WandaVision Reviews and more...

Latest News

What's new on Disney+ UK for February 2021
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Focal releases 1000 Series integrated speakers
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Klipsch announces ProMedia 2.1 BT speaker set
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
No Time to Die gets pushed to 8th Oct 2021
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
KEF announces KC62 subwoofer with new Uni-Core technology
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Top Bottom