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gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 10:36 PM
Ok been getting the equipment over the last couple of days, and have finally started installing. Been working on this all day by myself, lifting tv and everything. I know the wires are a mess, and I running out to lowes tomorrow after work to get the rest of the stuff needed to hide everything. I would have drilled holes in the walls and ran it that way but I live in military housing so that was not going to happen. I also have to get more coaxial cable because I very badly misjudged that. Any tips would be helpful, I can work on a car all day but this is new to me.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/hometheatre001.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/hometheatre002.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/hometheatre003.jpg

DBfan187
02-22-2009, 10:40 PM
Bridge to Terabithia

Nice.

TNTR70
02-22-2009, 10:41 PM
that tv seems kinda high up....are you watching it from the top bunk?....hdmi cables ....no clutter ftw

gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 10:41 PM
Bridge to Terabithia

Nice.

yes my daughter is watching it lol.

Cravingbass123
02-22-2009, 10:42 PM
put the sub in the corner of the room and clean those cables up!!

juniorab
02-22-2009, 10:44 PM
Try spreading your front left and right speakers farther apart. Keep your center channel at roughly (or at least pointed at) the height your head will be at when you are sitting. I usually try and keep my sub in a corner, I usually have the best results with that, but it's not always the case. You may have to play with the positioning of it until you find a happy position.

thaster
02-22-2009, 10:45 PM
im not into stacking electronics. they need to breath and could get hot damaging other hardware.

gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 10:45 PM
that tv seems kinda high up....are you watching it from the top bunk?....hdmi cables ....no clutter ftw

it is kinda high but the shelving below it had to be kinda high, my wife runs a home daycare for military families and it has to be a certain amount of inches off the ground because of infants. the bottom shelf needed to be 36 inches from the floor.

gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 10:49 PM
put the sub in the corner of the room and clean those cables up!!

it is going in the corner, my sub cable was to short. The cables will be covered tomorrow. and whoever said something about the electronics being stacked the dvr will be on top shelf tomorrow when I get some more coaxial cable.

TNTR70
02-22-2009, 10:51 PM
it is kinda high but the shelving below it had to be kinda high, my wife runs a home daycare for military families and it has to be a certain amount of inches off the ground because of infants. the bottom shelf needed to be 36 inches from the floor.


in that case , figure out a way to keep the little ones from tipping over those front speaker stands

Fender5
02-22-2009, 10:52 PM
it is kinda high but the shelving below it had to be kinda high, my wife runs a home daycare for military families and it has to be a certain amount of inches off the ground because of infants. the bottom shelf needed to be 36 inches from the floor.

make sure they dont tug on those wires

gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 10:57 PM
in that case , figure out a way to keep the little ones from tipping over those front speaker stands

already have thought of this wall anchors and military issue zip ties. Also will be taken care of tomorrow, actually I have to take the speaker stands out in the morning before the kids come.

ngsm13
02-22-2009, 10:57 PM
Get better ****.

nG

gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 10:58 PM
make sure they dont tug on those wires

yes until I get the wire covers tomorrow this is my biggest worry.

gymfreak101
02-22-2009, 11:00 PM
Get better ****.

nG

the reciever is fine, and I have 700 to spend on the the surround speakers but can't decide what I want and there is not a home theatre store within 50 miles of here to go check anything out.

ngsm13
02-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Werd.

Separate your ****, and put center on low shelf.

nG

gymfreak101
03-01-2009, 04:51 PM
Werd.

Separate your ****, and put center on low shelf.

nG

took your advice and got better ****, I got to here the speakers and it was a toss up between these and the Klipsh Quintet III,

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-CS480BG-Complete-6-Piece-Theater/dp/B000O7N4IE/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1235944146&sr=8-1

also added new reciever.

http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-7-1-Channel-Receiver-Repeater/dp/B0016BGRX6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1235944274&sr=1-1

Pl8er
03-01-2009, 05:05 PM
I agree on what has been said. Try measuring the speakers and get them spaced equally apart from the main listening position.

Also, I would mount the tv to the wall (personally) monoprice.com has really great stuff ultra cheap. Get one that swivels and comes off the wall to get the angle just right.

gymfreak101
03-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Well I took everyone's advice and updated everything. I bought the Harmon avr-254, Harmony 880 remote, Jbl cs 480 speakers. Also went out and bought a new couch set with a loveseat with theatre seating . Over the next week I am hoping of replacing the sub with a 500 watt plate amp and a IDMAX 12. Pics below and all the wiring is completely hidden now these were taken as I was working.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmon2036.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmon2050.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmon2052-1.jpg
NEW LOVESEAT.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmon2014.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmonkardon010.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmonkardon014.jpg

wasted911
03-15-2009, 10:42 PM
is the 880 RF or IR?

gymfreak101
03-15-2009, 10:44 PM
is the 880 RF or IR?

ir I believe

ngsm13
03-15-2009, 11:25 PM
Werd.

nG

gymfreak101
03-22-2009, 07:27 PM
went ahead and updated the sub, it worked out awesome because it looks like the satellites.
Its the KEf HTB2 here: http://www.amazon.com/KEF-HTB2BL-SE-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B001HX4CSU/ref=sr_1_47?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237763728&sr=1-47


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41b-ZpuhHRL._SS400_.jpg

schrummy
03-22-2009, 07:40 PM
corner load that thing

ballstothewall
03-23-2009, 01:44 PM
Thats a pretty sweet looking couch.

gymfreak101
03-23-2009, 09:15 PM
Thats a pretty sweet looking couch.

thanks, and the sub changed one last time to the Anthony Gallo Acoustic's TR-3 bought it off audiogon today.

gymfreak101
04-02-2009, 09:15 PM
another update well the kef htb2 is installed and sounds amazing, also updated to the harmony one remote. Kef sub is very cool and matches my satellites very in styling and in sound. I used to time alignment and ez eq set up mic of the harmon reciever and everything sounds amazing now.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/kef005.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/kef007.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/kef008.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/kef010-1.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmonyone001.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmonyone004.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/dustin052581/harmonyone005.jpg

jdawg
04-02-2009, 09:24 PM
if you had room i would have cut ya a deal on some 18s

mlstrass
04-02-2009, 09:32 PM
Decent set up. Not sit back and enjoy it...

stopdrpnro
04-02-2009, 09:34 PM
all you need now is some bass shakers for the love seat . hands down the best investment i've made in my ht(i'd say my harmony is #2 though).

96MaxGLE
04-02-2009, 09:42 PM
nice choice on the receiver...I've got a AVR-354

gymfreak101
04-02-2009, 09:58 PM
nice choice on the receiver...I've got a AVR-354

yea I love it, do you do the manula set up or use the eq mic?

its_bacon12
05-20-2009, 03:17 PM
Not bad. I'd much prefer to have the center right below the TV, similar to yours and have my L and R at TV height to get better imaging.

And the sub doesn't have to be right there for looks, you should start in a corner and move it towards the center of a wall until you find the spot that best suits your taste.