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Thunders system that thunders!

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by Thunder, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Thunder

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    As of March this year my system is now upgraded and Ive gone active!:)
    -Sources; Tag Mclaren DVD32R, Pioneer DTR100 freeview box, xbox 360
    -Audio/video processing; Tag Mclaren AV32R DP, Lumagen Vision HDP
    -Displays; Barco Graphics 808s, Joytech 7" LCD monitor
    -Speakers; Front-ATC T16, Centre-ATC C4CA, Surround-ATC T16, Surround backs-Mission M2s (temporary) Sub-SVS PB12PLUS2
    -System Control; Marantz RC5000, Keene electronics IR distribution amp, X10
    -Cables; Speaker cable-QED profile/original, Interconnects-Mark Grant
    -Room treatment; Auralex DST foam, floating floor.
    -Barco 808s callibrated by James at crt projectors
    -Lumagen ISF callibrated by Gordon at convergent AV
    -Audio system TMREQ callibrated by Barry from TMA (due to be re callibrated)

    The system is still in a state of limbo as I do not have my surround backs online as yet. I hope to replace the misiions with a set of Blue sky's
     

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  2. eviljohn2

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    Looks great :smashin:
    That rack's very smart. Did you get it custom made or DIY it?
     
  3. Thunder

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    I DIYed it mate, its made from furniture board reinforced with 2x4 pine in the base to take the weight of the big amps :)
     
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    It looks stunning mate, I wish I had the talent, workmanship and tools to do something like that :thumbsup:
     
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    All you need is a saw and a tape measure a drill and a screw driver
     
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    looks well nice. good peuce of kit. one question... i also have an upstairs bedroom with the problem of bass control. i have found a paving slab and got some carpet, now i was justing wondering if you used the wieght of the sub and the salb to hold the carpet around it or you used soemthing to attach the carpetto it?
     
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    Wonderful work mate! I have one question: Your AV hub (for a lack of better word) near the floor, where did you purchase that rail thingie to hide the AV cables? :x
     
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    Very nice set up! 5 stars! In image 9- can I ask where you got the movie pictures from?
     
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    Wow !! another fantastic set up.. i love seeing other peoples home cinema, this 1 just oooozzzes quality..bet it gives hours of pleasure... well done on your hard work !!!!
     
  10. Thunder

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    Thanks guys, the pictures are just normal movie posters in Ikea frames. The Ikea frames cost about £25.00 each.
     
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    Yea, great job Thunder - very professional looking. As well as everything else, you've put a lot of effort into getting the sound right. Interested in the TMREQ you had done - presumably at the end of it they put eq in you'r speaker feeds - is this a software eq, or an analogue graphic equaliser ?
    Once again, great job.
     
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    TMREQ is done in the digital domain, inside the AV processor before the signal is sent out to the amplification. You use RTA software with a PC and a sound level meter to measure the frequency response of each speaker. You then use the EQ system within the processor (it has 8 filters per channel) to reduce or increase the output at the problem frequencies. It effectively irons out the frequency response of your speakers, giving you as close as possible to a flat distortion free response.
     
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    Very nice, cool set-up, well laid out, nice kit. How do you find the sound proofing on the floor, as I need some for the ceiling in my room (keeps the boss awake whilst I’m watching a film). Well done once again
     
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    Cheers, It works well for HF, but dosnt stand a chance against 30hz bass :) The concrete slabs I used worked far better for the LF.
     
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    Very nice, self-made racking, all looks very well done. How have you found the sound proofing on the floor? Because I'm looking to sound proof my ceiling and wondered were you got the sound proofing materials. Once again well done
     
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    See as above mate :)
     
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    System in the state of upgrade, pictures to be posted soon:thumbsup:
     
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    Wow! Lots of nice stuff there. I wish I could integrate a SVS PB12Plus/2 or Ultra in my home, but sadly it's just too big. I hear it is supposed to be incredible.
     
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    System photos updated:smashin:
     
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    Finally, another ATC active fan. Have stumbled across one or two other atc fans, but we seem to be a rare breed.

    I suppose you're born with taste, you can't learn it.:D
     
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    Have now wall mounted my front speakers!:D Pictures to follow shortly.....
     
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    And to think you could have had some 10s in there too.:rolleyes:
     
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    Ive decided that next on my upgrade list is a C5CA:thumbsup:
     
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    Blimey. I have actually seen one of thosein the flesh and it is truely monstrous. Sounded wonderful though.

    Once that goes in, you will want to get some 20s.

    Post the pictures asap of that one.
     
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    Im really very impressed with the performance of the T16s and as they have the same drive units and amplification of the 20's, I dont really see the point in changing (other that asthetics):confused: The c4ca on the other hand I think tends to sound a little "boxy" at times and having a centre with LF units that match the mains (as it does 60% of the work) would help open things up a little:)
     
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    Definately.

    I think the main difference is the ported design on the T16.

    What the difference is in sound I don't know. But in their literature, ATC 'rank' as it were the T16 below the 20s.

    But as you say, the C5A would be the better upgrade for now.
     
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    Yep that thundes alright.............SVS PB12 plus 2.......
     

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