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Old 02-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hello folks. The last month has been very exciting for me, I have spent several months researching, chatting with forum members, and preparing to upgrade my home theater set-up. With the help and knowledge of some of the blu-ray.com vets. I have came a long way from the set-up I had a few years ago to what I have now. I would really appreciate any suggestion or ideas that can help me improve the overall look and performance of my set-up. Be straight forward, and it will help me get better. All suggestions welcome.

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Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Link to my gallery. Also by avatar.

https://www.blu-ray.com/community/ga...r=landry_p2000

Please rate me too. If I have not rated you please let me know so I can do so.
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.

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Old 02-09-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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By the way, the only other upgrade that I have up my sleeve is adding an XPA-2 for the front L/R speakers. Also much later on another PB-12 Plus subwoofer.
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #4
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About time you start your own thread landry! I love the room and the red furniture. You have a ton of blus too! I already know how you feel about the sub and I am digging those Polks as well. When you put the surrounds up, did you consider using the monopoles as side surrounds and the FXiA3's as rear surrounds to get a better enveloping sound. I understand if you simply didn't want to considering how little use the bipoles would get as rear surrounds with so few 7.1 blu's out there.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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Yeah I considered that because some 7.1 movies don't have very strong signals from the rear surrounds. Would the FXi3's possibly sound better in the rear?
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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Yeah I considered that because some 7.1 movies don't have very strong signals from the rear surrounds. Would the FXi3's possibly sound better in the rear?
Yes, they should. The wide dispersement from the 2 bipoles should create a more enveloping sound field, thus engrossing you that much more within the ambient sounds. Monopoles do a decent job as side surrounds....usually better than when used as rear surrounds.

Read this sticky from Big Daddy about bipole, dipole and monopole locations...

https://forum.blu-ray.com/speakers/6...-speakers.html
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Front Speakers:AV123 RSC-200 "Bigfoot" Center & Rocket Signature 850 Fronts
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for info. I may give that a shot.
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #8
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Congrats on the new thread. Love your setup especially the Sub!
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:38 PM   #9
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Thanks!
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #10
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Feels good, doesn't it!?!
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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Feels good, doesn't it!?!
Yessir!
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:28 AM   #12
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Great set up, love the sub as well, well done mate
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:08 AM   #13
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Sorry folks. Didn't know the rating were off. They are back on now.
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:14 AM   #14
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quit messing up things lol
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:24 AM   #15
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LOL. Hey I missed some ratings dude!
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Great setup Landry,

That SVS sub and Emotiva amp are very nice.
Projector|Screen|: JVC DLA-RS400, SeymourAV 126" 2.37 Acoustically Transparent screen, ISCO II Anamorphic lens
Processor|Amps:Marantz AV7702mkII, Parsound Halo A21 (2), Parasound Halo A23 (3), Emotiva XPA-1L, Emotiva XPA-200
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:58 AM   #17
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CONGRATS on the recent upgrades & the thread.
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Thanks fellas and appreciated the ratings!
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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What do you guys think about adding an XPA-2 for the front L/R?
Dedicated 3-D HT Set-up: Panasonic 65" ST30, Onkyo TX-NR709, Oppo 93, Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5, Direct TV HD DVR, Panamax M5300-PM, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, Harmony ONE, Apple TV, Polk Audio CSi5, RTi10's, FXi3's, RTi4's, SVS PB12-Plus, Auralex Great Gramma.
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What do you guys think about adding an XPA-2 for the front L/R?
Are you not using the XPA-3 for the front L/C/R?
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