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What amp did you get in the end Brett?

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ellisdj wrote:

What amp did you get in the end Brett?

I haven't mate. Still with the old Sony, for now, til funds allow me to get a new one. Still gutted I couldn't swing getting yours! That was one serious bit of kit. I read a guy has just bought a used '83 on here. Was it yours?

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Hi Brett

 

It could be mate as mine is now sold and they dont come up used very often.

I was suggested to try avforums classified so I put a few ads on to test it and everything pretty much sold within a couple of days.

 

Its a shame for you as its a bloody good receiver - you can find my opinion on it on this forum a lot.

 

I have bettered it with my new kit but the cost has been very big to do so.

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Well, the AV cabs have arrived and been put together by me and the missus, last night.  Gotta say that they are the best designed piece of flat pack furniture i've ever dealt with. An absolute doddle to put together and sturdy as hell. I think they're proper lookers, too. The online piccies didn't do them any justice. Talking of piccies; as promised, here are mine of the cinema room. They aint the best pics, the lighting made it difficult. I'll try again in daylight, but you'll get the gist..........

 

 

 

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Hi bretty

  That looks great, bet your chuffed to bits with it.

  Where did you get the cabinet?

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Looks very nice! Is that Boxee Box you've got on?

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RE: Home cinema room? done.

Pics.look awful onlaptop but fine on tablet. Odd. However, its looking very good. Maybe the bay helps acoustics? I am sure you are very pleased with a great room. But its not nearly as good as mine when I win the lottery.  :) 

 

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Cheers for the compliments, fellas. I've taken some better quality shots today. The gloss finish on the cabinet is pretty hard to capture on camera (well, it is on the missus' Galaxy Note II's camera, anyway!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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erby wrote:

Hi bretty

  That looks great, bet your chuffed to bits with it.

  Where did you get the cabinet?

Thanks, mate. I got the cabinets from a closing down sale and I believe I got the last ones. But they are for sale at other places online. They are a modular design, meaning you can bolt more than one together to give the impression of one unit. They come in two sizes: 550 and 1100mm. I got one of each, giving bundles of space for all my gear. They come with soft-open, swing, down doors with black tinted glass fronts, so your remotes can work through them. I wanted cabines this time, instead of open- fronted stands, because I was sick of the constant dusting that comes with the latters design. Now that I have the cabinets, I think they actually look a hell of a lot better than any open-front design, too, as well as keeping everything looking neat and sleek.

So, after that massive ramble, the units are by Gecko and are the Reflect series ;-) 

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bigboss wrote:

Looks very nice! Is that Boxee Box you've got on?

Cheers, buddy! Yep, that's the boxee's home screen you can see. You have one too, don't you? I love it, even if it's a bit temperamental. I don't know if yours does this, but mine freezes on the grey 'Boxee Loading' screen every now and again or fails to find the internet connection on start up. Both are resolved by restarting the unit. A pain when it happens, but not enough to make me consider replacing it with something else. What it does well, it does really well. A very sleek bit of kit (and much more attractive now the price has dropped to under £140!).

I know you like your AV BB. You got pics of your set up on here? Loveto see 'em.

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

Pics.look awful onlaptop but fine on tablet. Odd. However, its looking very good. Maybe the bay helps acoustics? I am sure you are very pleased with a great room. But its not nearly as good as mine when I win the lottery.  :) 

 

Thanks, mate. Hopefully the newer pics look abit better. having the gear right in front of the bay window has caused major headaches in trying to get good shots. With the blinds closed, the lighting isnt good enough and with them open, I get that 'silhouette' affect that happens when the subject is bewteen camera and sun.

I had a look at your photos. Love your speakers, mate.

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bretty wrote:

RobinKidderminster wrote:

Pics.look awful onlaptop but fine on tablet. Odd. However, its looking very good. Maybe the bay helps acoustics? I am sure you are very pleased with a great room. But its not nearly as good as mine when I win the lottery.  :) 

 

Thanks, mate. Hopefully the newer pics look abit better. having the gear right in front of the bay window has caused major headaches in trying to get good shots. With the blinds closed, the lighting isnt good enough and with them open, I get that 'silhouette' affect that happens when the subject is bewteen camera and sun.

I had a look at your photos. Love your speakers, mate.

 

Cheers. Recon yr room looks excellent wrt layout. Very jealous. As a committed room treatment fanatic ie I should be commited, I wonder if you have plans for bass traps etc? And I cant work out yr speakers. Do u have 1/2 subs? Its great to see others systems. Off to buy my lottery ticket.

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Hey mate. No plans for acoustic treatment or bass traps. I got lucky in that the acoustics in the room are very good. The bass is thunderous, when called for not at all flappy. Did you find that your acoustic treatments made a lot of difference to te overall sound, or just the lower frequencies?

I'm not surpised that you're struggling to place my speakers, i've never seen them anywhere else, either. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing! They are a Tannoy Eyris surround package. They popped up at my local hi fi dealers (Steve's HiFi, sadly no more) three years ago. I liked em initially for the quirky looks (especially of the inverted style surrounds). I had a look online at the reviews and they were all glowing, so I arranged a demo and I was sold. My Roger's have the Tannoys beat for Hifi, but for movies they absolutely kick butt.

I'm running one sub; a Rel Strata II, which is out of shot in the piccies. It is a great sub, but a bit long in the tooth, so I may be upgrading it soon-ish. I may stick with REL and get a more recent Strata, probably the V, or I may check out one of the BK models. But, for now, i'm just gonna enjoy what I have!

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RE: Home cinema room? done.

Good looking Tannoys in your room. My post wax lyrical about bass traps to clean up mid range/upper bass but then my room is way off ideal. I would experiment but I'm a tad nurdy and I recon as u say yr room looks to be acoustically very 'sound'. I'll mix no more metaphores but let u get back to enjoying yr media. Cheers

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