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RE: New home cinema plans

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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. 

Good tip! Never thought of that!! 

Edit: Vetoed by my OH unfortunately as the living room is much larger than the dining room / bedroom 5.

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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.

 

Any chance of getting rid of the fire? Or getting rid of the partition and joining up the snug area?

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Any chance of getting rid of the fire? Or getting rid of the partition and joining up the snug area?

Impossible to get rid of the fireplace; my OH has already shot down the proposal.

How will joining up the snug area help? :?

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Hi bigboss

Also try the Anthem MRX 710  Smile

All the best

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Anthem is on the back of my mind! Smile

The Yamaha is being discounted at various places, and I think I can get one for less than £1500 when the time comes to purchase in May. I don't think I'll get much discounts on the Anthem. The difference pays for the blu ray player and still have some cash left! I will demo the Anthem and see if it's worth the price difference.

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bigboss wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

Any chance of getting rid of the fire? Or getting rid of the partition and joining up the snug area?

Impossible to get rid of the fireplace; my OH has already shot down the proposal.

How will joining up the snug area help? :?

 

I'm trying to think of ways that avoid a corner setup. Possibly a retracting TV where the main snug window is and sofa about where the partition is at the moment or slightly back into the living room. Would present good opportunities for rear presence speakers. 

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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?

 

BB's setup always has reminded me of this guys because both of them had their setups done by Sevenoaks originally and both had Kuro's and Monitor Audio speakers.  They also had similar installation work done.  This guy upgraded his Monitor Audio speakers and now BB is doing the same thing.  He also changed Blu-Ray players and BB is doing that too.

 

If BB had a Pioneer amp and Blu-Ray player then it would be freaky similar.  

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

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Am I wrong to think corner setups are really difficult to implement? Nice room.  Smile

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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Very interesting to see your next project, BB! Looks like a very nice house - good luck with all the purchase/move!

do not have a feeling of your room obviously, but the corner placement does seem to make it less than straightforward!

If you use the dropdown mount over the fireplace, where does the centre speaker go?

Have you considered a dropdown screen with a (smaller) TV and c speeker behid the screen?

Have you considered in-wall or in-ceiling speakers? May give you some WAF credits you can trade for other thigs Wink 

 

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bigboss wrote:

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.

Interesting idea to use the mount. The problem I see is that the fireplace is not centred on the wall, so you would have to have a TV no wider that the mantelpiece, which might limit your options. It really is a shame you cant dump the fire, because that wall is the obvious place for the TV.
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I still think that Richard is correct in suggesting you use the dining room/bedroom 5.  You are never going to get a good result in the room shown.  In my case, it is great to have a living room free of TV for reading, talking, entertaining etc.  It is also next to our dining kitchen, which you also seem to have. Having a dedicated 'TV Room' means that there are family choices to be made, but - whether its the adults or my teenage sons on the PS4 - whoever is using it doesn't bother everyone else.  We can also watch TV/movies or listen to music without compromise.  Interestingly, my other half enjoys it just as much as I do!  Sorry to throw another spanner in the works - in the end you have to do what works for you.

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Thanks for all the comments. To answer,

1) It will be useful to have the snug room as my baby's play room. It's nicely placed between the kitchen & the lounge for supervision.

 

2) We need a proper dining room for an 8-seater table. We often have guests coming over. Swapping living and dining rooms is not an option; impossible to get my wife agree on it.

 

3) Yes, there are logistical issues for TV over fireplace (position of centre speaker and size limit for TV). Still thinking of the ideal position. A projector option will be easier, but with so many windows, it will be a challenge. I don't want to watch all TV after closing all the windows in a completely dark room. In-ceiling speaker for centre is an interesting idea. Does anyone have it?

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Thats a very nice looking house BigBoss, I hope it all goes through for you.

Regarding a home cinema though, if I may be so bold, that Garage looks ripe for conversion to a dedictaed home cinema, its a superb size, detatched fromthe main house and with toilet facilites pre-installed!! That's what I would go for. . .

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Maybe I can use an in-wall speaker for centre in a way that the TV doesn't obstruct it. :?

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Chewy wrote:

Thats a very nice looking house BigBoss, I hope it all goes through for you.

Regarding a home cinema though, if I may be so bold, that Garage looks ripe for conversion to a dedictaed home cinema, its a superb size, detatched fromthe main house and with toilet facilites pre-installed!! That's what I would go for. . .

 

Hmmm....interesting idea! Will speak to SWMBO this evening and see what she thinks.

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