Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by a3nige, Jan 2, 2007.
Hi all, thought i'd show you my new setup.
Would welcome your comments & questions.
Great job, I bet the sound is great through those lovely speakers and you have managed to get a nice finish to all the decoration.10/10
Thanks Doc, I am still breaking the speakers in but they are coming now. I have a few wires to hide, I was going for 5.1 but decided to go 7.1 at the latter end so the cables did not get hidden, never mind. The paint is just Dulux magnolia & the chimney breast is done in oak faced ply.
Very nice indeed! looks well thought out, impressive :thumbsup
Looks very good indeed, did you skim behind the TV or leave it as blockwork? I wondered what height it is to the bottom of your screen? You see a lot positioned above fireplaces that i think look good but are surely too high for the optimal viewing experience, well I mean if given a choice of height I'm sure they'd choose to be lower but the fireplace height was the decider.
Thanks Jon Boy, I did try to figure it all out beforehand but still came across problems i.e. one thing I got a bit wrong was the length of the cables I would need, I have got away with it but only just, but going round corners under floors & back up eats cable length
Mr Gobby, thanks for your comments, the height from the floor to the bottom of the screen (not speaker) is 93cm, this was supposed to be 86cm but I have had to lift the screen to get the undermounted speaker in because I could not go with my original plan of having side speakers hidden behind the screen firing sideways. We find the height ok, my eyes are about quarter the way up the screen.
I left the wall as blockwork, it does not show so would have been a waste of money plus the mount brings the tv forward of the woodwork for heat dispersal.
I wanted the DVD & Amps to look as though they were floating in the 'fire hole' so I built a rack using metal shelving & brackets but to be honest I am not happy with the outcome, I might build another one with glass shelves. I have put Ikea Trettion lights at the back of each shelf to enhance the floating effect (hard to photograph those lights) as well as behind the top of the plasma and some LED spots on the side of the chimney firing into the corners all controlled with a £16 unit from Aldi
Quality set up Nige
you got 7 speakers then?
Hi, thanks Neil, Yes, went for 7 in the end and since I took those pics I have burried all the cables so it all looks very neat now. Just need another set of silver fx to replace my Polk fx on rear duties.
Great use of space, well done it's impressive.
Hopefully i'm getting a new cinema amp soon Nige, probably the Onkyo TX SR 804e.
Very nice work. Well done.
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