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New home cinema plans

So we have a verbal agreement for purchase of my new house. The lounge is a bit of a challenge, and I've decided on a corner set up this time.

That's the floor plan and the sitting room:

 

I've already forgotten how the other corner looks, but I think I'll use that for my set up instead of where the TV is here.

So far, I've decided on the following AV equipment:

Speakers: Monitor Audio 6AV12

AV receiver: Yamaha RX-A3030

Blu ray player: Probably Oppo 103

TV: Depends on 2014 reviews and demo, but thinking of Samsung 55 or 65-inch HU8500 (depending on how much the corner can take).

 

Any suggestions?

 

Also, I'm looking for a good oak corner AV cabinet. Any suggestions?

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RE: New home cinema plans

bigboss wrote:

So we have a verbal agreement for purchase of my new house. The lounge is a bit of a challenge, and I've decided on a corner set up this time.

That's the floor plan and the sitting room:

 

I've already forgotten how the other corner looks, but I think I'll use that for my set up instead of where the TV is here.

So far, I've decided on the following AV equipment:

Speakers: Monitor Audio 6AV12

AV receiver: Yamaha RX-A3030

Blu ray player: Probably Oppo 103

TV: Depends on 2014 reviews and demo, but thinking of Samsung 55 or 65-inch HU8500 (depending on how much the corner can take).

 

Any suggestions?

 

Also, I'm looking for a good oak corner AV cabinet. Any suggestions?

 

Will you have to buy an AV stand?  Or will the TV mount in a corner setup?  Will you be able to accommodate a 65 inch?

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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I like your setup choice, it looks good.   :clap:  

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Isn't their anybody in your area bb that can make you a rack to order ???

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Will you have to buy an AV stand?  Or will the TV mount in a corner setup? 

bigboss wrote:

Also, I'm looking for a good oak corner AV cabinet. Any suggestions?

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Will you be able to accommodate a 65 inch?

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TV: Depends on 2014 reviews and demo, but thinking of Samsung 55 or 65-inch HU8500 (depending on how much the corner can take).

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simonlewis wrote:

Isn't their anybody in your area bb that can make you a rack to order ???

I don't know, need to check.

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I like your setup choice, it looks good.   :clap:  

Thanks!  Smile

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It reminds me of this guys setup:

 

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/cinema-room-evolves-from-pioneer-kuro-to-bigscreen-projection/16777

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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gel wrote:

It reminds me of this guys setup:

 

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/cinema-room-evolves-from-pioneer-kuro-to-bigscreen-projection/16777

 

Why?

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BB, any chance of a drawn plan of where you think speakers and sofas will be? Without a picture in my head all I can think is will you really be happy with a corner setup. 

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Nice looking set-up, lovely looking pad!

Given the size of the lounge it has to be worth considering twin subs and x4 of the MA RXFX wallmounted surrounds for a 7.2 set-up?

Also, have a look at the anti-mode 8033 sub EQ units, brought one at the start of the week and only been running for a day or two so not had time for much of a listen yet, but early impressions are positive.

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Can I also ask what's made you choose that speaker package and where you would intend to put floorstanders? 

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BB. Would you not be tempted to have a less compromised system in Bedroom 5. 

From the floor plans it's something I'd like to think about. 

 

Im in the planning stage for an extension with a HC room. Whilst it will have to double as an emergency bedroom it'll probably be a nice boring rectangle. 

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BenLaw wrote:

BB, any chance of a drawn plan of where you think speakers and sofas will be? Without a picture in my head all I can think is will you really be happy with a corner setup. 

I'll draw one over the weekend.

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BenLaw wrote:

Can I also ask what's made you choose that speaker package and where you would intend to put floorstanders? 

I was impressed by the system when I demoed it last week. It doesn't need a grill as the drivers and tweeters are quite sturdy and kid proof. 

The floor standers will be next to the TV in the corner. My other option is TV over the fireplace with a mount like this:

http://www.futureautomation.co.uk/Product/Details/EAD

In that case, the floorstanders will be on each side of the fireplace.

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mr malarky wrote:

Nice looking set-up, lovely looking pad!

Given the size of the lounge it has to be worth considering twin subs and x4 of the MA RXFX wallmounted surrounds for a 7.2 set-up?

Also, have a look at the anti-mode 8033 sub EQ units, brought one at the start of the week and only been running for a day or two so not had time for much of a listen yet, but early impressions are positive.

Thanks! Will consider that. I've already got the AW12 sub which I can use.

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