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Old 08-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Hello everyone my name is Maurice, but on the forum I go by Revolver517. My apartment setup is still a work in progress nowhere near completion. My ultimate goal is to have a dedicated home theater room. Hamp suggested I start my own home theater thread. Take a peek and let me know what you think. Comments and suggestions are always welcome! I'm looking forward to chatting with each of you. Thank you all for taking the time to view my thread and gallery! Please take a second to rate my gallery!

HDTV:Panasonic 55VT50

Towers:Polk Audio Rti A9s

Center:Polk Audio Csi A6

Surrounds: Polk Audio F/xiA4

Subwoofer: SVS PB-12 PLUS DSP(Auralex Great Gamma)

Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR709

Amp: Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 2

Blu-Ray Player: Oppo BDP-105

Power Conditioner: Panamax M5300-PM

Remote: Logitech Harmony Touch Remote

Speaker Wire: Monoprice In-wall 12/2 w/Monoprice banana plugs

RCA Interconnects: Emotiva X Series RCA Interconnects

Bias Lighting: Cinemaquest Ideal-Lume Standard

TV Stand: Whalen 3-in-1 Model-BBXLO2250BS

Panels Gik Acoustics 242, Gik Acoustics 244 Bass Traps w/ Flexrange technology

NAS Seagate Central 2tb

Turntable: Denon DP-29F

Next upgrade/addition TV stand, and Speaker Cables!

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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Hamp suggested I start a home theater thread. Take a peek and let me know what you think. Thanks for taking the time to view my thread and gallery!
done & done. as for the amps, i recommend that if you are more than 75% music then go for the XPA-2, if 75% movies, go for the XPA-3 or 5.

if 50/50 then i'd say go for the XPA-3 to get both covered. you definitely want the entire front soundstage to have raw power for movies, also, these days, the surrounds get a lot of use to but they can be powered by the receiver and a sub to pick up the low freq. of course, if you have a really large room then i say go for the XPA-5 especially for movies.

keep us posted with whatever you decide to do.

good job on the gallery!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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Nice gear you have assembled sir.
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done & done. as for the amps, i recommend that if you are more than 75% music then go for the XPA-2, if 75% movies, go for the XPA-3 or 5.

if 50/50 then i'd say go for the XPA-3 to get both covered. you definitely want the entire front soundstage to have raw power for movies, also, these days, the surrounds get a lot of use to but they can be powered by the receiver and a sub to pick up the low freq. of course, if you have a really large room then i say go for the XPA-5 especially for movies.

keep us posted with whatever you decide to do.

good job on the gallery!

Thanks Solarrdadd, I appreciate your suggestions. A power amp is definitely my next purchase when funds(Wife) allows! I was actually researching a XPA-2 Gen 2 or XPA-3 Gen 2 can't make my mind up.
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Nice gear you have assembled sir.
Thank you sir I'm still working on it!
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Thanks Solarrdadd, I appreciate your suggestions. A power amp is definitely my next purchase when funds(Wife) allows! I was actually researching a XPA-2 Gen 2 or XPA-3 Gen 2 can't make my mind up.
gen 2 makes no difference, i was referring to how you wanted to use them. i just didn't want to have to put gen 2 on it.

best of luck. start begging now!
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gen 2 makes no difference, i was referring to how you wanted to use them. i just didn't want to have to put gen 2 on it.

best of luck. start begging now!
Will do . I watch more movies then music for now(75% movies). Leaning towards the XPA-3 and let the 709 handle the surrounds like you said. I will keep you posted on what I decide on.
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Thank you sir I'm still working on it!
You better get use to it. Once you have taken the plunge there is no going back.
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You better get use to it. Once you have taken the plunge there is no going back.
Always something better to upgrade or add to your system!
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Hey buddy, gotta hand it to you, those Polk's are magnificent!
Great set-up my friend! Nice to see you've got yourself your own gallery thread
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Nicely done!
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Hey buddy, gotta hand it to you, those Polk's are magnificent!
Great set-up my friend! Nice to see you've got yourself your own gallery thread
Thanks Billy that means alot!
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Nicely done!
Thank you ManUtd it's just the start still room for improvement!
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Ahh!!! I see you made it over and created a thread.
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Ahh!!! I see you made it over and created a thread.
Thank you Hamp for the suggestion and information I really do appreciate it!
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nice setup ! i started out with an xpa 3 when i had my receiver then bought the xpa 2
your going to like them when the time comes !
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nice setup ! i started out with an xpa 3 when i had my receiver then bought the xpa 2
your going to like them when the time comes !

Thanks Sandman, I just have to get through the next couple of months the waiting and anticipation is killing me!
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Good afternoon.

I see you are thinking about scaring the neighbors with getting a XPA amp.
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Good afternoon.

I see you are thinking about scaring the neighbors with getting a XPA amp.
Oh yeah I was able to finally to talk my wife into me getting one! But, we decide I can get it around two months or less!
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How's Hamp doing today?
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