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RE: New home cinema plans

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Is it possible to have 2 sets of front and centre speakers sharing the same rear surrounds running off the same amp, in such a way that only 1 set of fronts and centre is on at a time?

 

Thinking if a corner TV could be used for TV, and projector for movies...

This any good?

http://www.qed.co.uk/switching_units/switching_and_control_units/ss21_2_way_audiophile_parallel_speaker_switch.html

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RE: New home cinema plans

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bigboss wrote:

Is it possible to have 2 sets of front and centre speakers sharing the same rear surrounds running off the same amp, in such a way that only 1 set of fronts and centre is on at a time?

 

Thinking if a corner TV could be used for TV, and projector for movies...

This any good?

http://www.qed.co.uk/switching_units/switching_and_control_units/ss21_2_way_audiophile_parallel_speaker_switch.html

Thanks! I was looking at it yesterday. What about the centre speaker? QED also makes one for 3 pairs of speakers, not sure if I could use that for centre speaker....

It's only making things complicated I realise.

If my wife insists on a TV, it may be better for the TV to go above the fireplace, with this mount  :? :

That way, I can use the same set of speakers for all viewing.

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Thanks BB Smile

Oddly enough, your room looks like the sorts of rooms you see in some speaker manufacturer's brochures...

Apologies. For some silly reason I presumed the Ci380 was a two-way  :doh:

While I'm all for three way speakers and the extra accuracy they tend to bring, I still feel the Ci200 would be the better choice in a larger room. With greater mid/bass cone area to shift more air, and a larger tweeter, this would be my choice of the two. Its a shame the new in wall speakers they're about to produce aren't available in motorised form. In fact, I'll ask the question...

Thanks David. So, what if I use Ci380 for centre and Ci200 for fronts? Would that be the best option?

I'll wait for your report from Kef.  Smile

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I know its probably tempting to go for the slimmer ones which will look nicer, but I'd keep them all the same.

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My wife is probably agreeing for the fireplace to be removed as it's off centre...... :shhh:

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Ok, now this changes things back to my first post (except this time the TV will be in the ideal position). :grin:

 

She has agreed for the fireplace to be removed, and replaced with a slim electric fire which has the visual effects of a fire, but a fan heater to blow the heat forwards. So heat will travel forwards and not upwards. The TV can be a mere 6 inches away from it. 

 

That would bring the TV down to eye level. A 65-inch HU8500 will suit nicely there. 

 

I'm thinking of MA 6AV12, with the centre placed on a shelf above the fireplace & below the TV (or above the TV).

 

All the AV equipment will be in a cabinet in the corner where that corner TV is placed in the picture on the first post.

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I will still want an additional projector for movies in the future, so will probably get the wiring in for it.

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She has agreed for the fireplace to be removed, and replaced with a slim electric fire which has the visual effects of a fire, but a fan heater to blow the heat forwards. So heat will travel forwards and not upwards. The TV can be a mere 6 inches away from it. 

That would bring the TV down to eye level. A 65-inch HU8500 will suit nicely there. 

I'm thinking of MA 6AV12, with the centre placed on a shelf above the fireplace & below the TV (or above the TV).

The shelf will ensure that any heat that does rise from the fire will be directed away from the TV.

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That's nice to know!  :cheers:

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My wife is probably agreeing for the fireplace to be removed as it's off centre...... :shhh:

Dance 4 :dance: Dance 4  

result!!!   :cheers:

things were starting to look complicated with the TV in the corner and two sets of front speakers, this should be a much better solution all round. 

Still think a room that size is worth two subs...?

 

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Yup, that's what I was saying in another thread yesterday. The plan is to use the W12 subwoofer of 6AV12 package, and my existing AW12 sub. Smile

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Yup, that's what I was saying in another thread yesterday. The plan is to use the W12 subwoofer of 6AV12 package, and my existing AW12 sub. Smile

excellent! Should sound awesome once it's all up & running.

Are you still thinking of holding off on the Amp for a while till the hdmi2 models come out?

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Probably. I won't be moving into my new place until June. Hopefully the new receivers will be announced by then. I'm also expecting Oppo to replace the 103 in September - October this year (93 was released in Sept / Oct 2010 and 103 was released in Sept / Oct 2012). 

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With the addition of the 103D, I don't think they'll change now until 4K is finalised and in place.

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I'll be amazed if the next round of Yamaha and pioneer amps don't support HDMI2. Not sure about anthem as not that familiar with the brand. 

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