New House + Understanding Girlfriend = My first dedicated home cinema haven

Davezzzz

Novice Member
Hi, really liked the installed you showed on the site. I'm replacing my Ket Reference Model 2's in Rosewood (matching yours), let me know if you would be interested in them - perhaps for the rears??

Thanks
 

worcesternaf

Active Member
Looks great. Did you make the Accoustic panels yourself?
 

Howard0000

Active Member
I think ill be making some at that price!
They’re reasonably priced compared to some. To make them I would have needed two things: 1. Skill, and 2. Arsed ;)
 

orange55

Well-known Member
Room looks really good. Great sub response before eq.
 

MSW

Distinguished Member
Gosh, I do like it

I take it the two grey panels on the side of the room are what’s mentioned above as acoustic panels or are the actually side speakers.

Do you mind me asking how far away from the rear wall is the sofa. I ask so as to gain in understanding of minimum distance from the wall (the one where the rear speakers are fixed) that a sofa needs to be

Thank you
 

Howard0000

Active Member
Gosh, I do like it

I take it the two grey panels on the side of the room are what’s mentioned above as acoustic panels or are the actually side speakers.

Do you mind me asking how far away from the rear wall is the sofa. I ask so as to gain in understanding of minimum distance from the wall (the one where the rear speakers are fixed) that a sofa needs to be

Thank you
Yes, the grey panels are the absorbers!

The sofa is about 18-24 inches from the rear wall. This is much more ideal than having it right against the wall.
 

MSW

Distinguished Member
Hi again, I do like looking at this as the room looks so well finished.

May I ask, is your screen what is termed 16.9?

If it is, would I be right that a 2.4 (Cinemscope - I think) are not that good for things like you main sources except the blu ray player.

Thanks again
 

Howard0000

Active Member
Yes it's a 16:9 screen. I'm not aware of any other aspect ratios being common in home cinemas!
 

Howard0000

Active Member
Thought I'd bump my thread with a little update!

I decided the centre speaker being on regular 60cm speaker stands was a little too low. It's funny the changes you want to make after living with something for a year!

So I bought some brackets and wall mounted it at a more even height. Dialogue is slightly crisper now it's at ear height, and it just looks a bit neater.

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Still my favourite room in the house and everything I watch feels like an occasion :)
 

Howard0000

Active Member
I've been contemplating adding some front height speakers to move to 5.1.4 for a while now. My friend recently told me that he had some Kef Eggs spare that he bought from eBay but they were damaged in transit, and he ended up getting a refund. So I made him an offer and got them for basically nothing.

My intention was to strip them down, sort out the scratches and dented grilles, paint them satin black, and then mount them in the front corners.

So that's what I did.

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And here they are in their new home:

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The finish isn't 100% factory quality but as I'm sure you'll agree, they look pretty damn good for their purpose.

As for the sound... Well, to me, the upgrade from 5.1.2 to 5.1.4 feels almost as good as going from 5.1 to 5.1.2. The additional coverage of height and ability to more accurately move things around the sound field is superb. Overhead effects are a lot more immersive. The whole thing sounds absolutely belting!

Technically my rear Atmos ceiling speakers are now located in the wrong position, but it's such a small room I don't think it really makes any difference.
 
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Howard0000

Active Member
Back in May, I also took the entire system apart with the intent of rearranging the cabinet, sorting the wires out, mounting sockets/devices/accessories to the wall, and generally being more efficient. After a couple of years of use, following a rather hasty connection of equipment, it was worthwhile. It meant the above additional speaker installation was easy and I could simply slide out the cabinet, plug the new speakers in, and slide it back.

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MacReady

Well-known Member
Fantastic room and and an amazing use of the space.
 

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