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RE: New house, new plans

I've made an appointment to see a home cinema installer in 2 weeks. 

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Looks like I'll go for either the 2040 or 3040!  :clap:

http://www.whathifi.com/news/yamaha-unveils-aventage-rx-a40-av-receiver-range

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RE: New house, new plans

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Due to the placement of the door in the living room, I'm thinking of a 'U' shaped sofa starting from the left wall and going round to the right. another reason for my projector placement.

Something like this against 3 walls:

 

Speaking from experience of this - unless your lshape sofa exactly lines cushions/ size wise you end up having to sit between cushions as the central listening / viewing spot or sit at an angle ona  cushion.

Sitting at an angle is no good for me for critical listening / viewing.

You might end up having to have a sofa custom made - which is what I should have done in hindsight.

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Good point. Will look at alternatives, and custom options. Do you know of any good custom sofa maker?

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Hi BB first congratulations on your new home,i am looking forward to see more pic as your system grows,as this is a new build is it not possible to move the door to the end of the wall which will give you more space for your equipment. All the best Steve

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Thanks Steve! No, moving the door isn't possible. If you see the floorplan, it's already on the edge when you walk in the house. In fact, the builders aren't even permitting anyone to get in for 1st / 2nd fix during the build stage.

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RE: New house, new plans

bigboss wrote:

Due to the placement of the door in the living room, I'm thinking of a 'U' shaped sofa starting from the left wall and going round to the right. another reason for my projector placement.

Something like this against 3 walls:

Good idea - try and keep things symmetrical - less work for the room EQ to do, and minimise any issues.

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bigboss

I am already envious of your proposed new setup and I hope you have many hours of pleasure watching good films. I also hope you will be happy in your new home.

Best wishes

 

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Due to the placement of the door in the living room, I'm thinking of a 'U' shaped sofa starting from the left wall and going round to the right. another reason for my projector placement.

Something like this against 3 walls:

Good idea - try and keep things symmetrical - less work for the room EQ to do, and minimise any issues.

 

Yes, I want to keep the system symmetrical. Thankfully, no fireplace so no more compromising! :clap:

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bigboss

I am already envious of your proposed new setup and I hope you have many hours of pleasure watching good films. I also hope you will be happy in your new home.

Best wishes

 

Chris

 

Thanks Chris! Smile

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Had a very productive meeting

Had a very productive meeting with an installer today. Basically, he suggested moving the door to the living room towards the far end and use the top wall (the wall opposite the bay window) for home cinema. Then put a false wall slightly in front of the existing wall, to enable putting in-wall speakers and even TV flush with the surface. Also have a false ceiling along the edges (I think duaplex has done this in his project) which will allow discrete installation of projector and an 8 feet projector screen, with some of the in-ceiling speakers. I can actually go for a 7.1.4 setup for Atmos due to the viweing distance being close to 16 feet! Have to think on that one...as it involves going for Yamaha RX-A3040.....so more costs. The screen can be an acoustically transparent one, so that the speakers are directly behind the screen. I'll probably go for an in-wall subwoofer as well.

He will help with some acoustic treatment as well.

Also, for remote control, he suggested URC remote which is the best remote 've ever seen! Felt really weighty, and oozed quality. 

It's going to be quite pricey.....but well worth the investment I think. My OH has also taken in to the plan! Smile

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New plan

So here's the plan which I think is the best compromise for the room:

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This is my plan B, using

This is my plan B, using traditional speakers (Monitor Audio 6AV12) with the remaining speakers as in-ceiling, for 7.1.4 setup:

I think I still prefer plan A.

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Before fitting all the

Before fitting all the speakers (particularly in-ceiling) I would run some speakers in their and see how the back wall is going to affect the sound. The closer you sit to a back wall, the more likely you're going to be listening amongst a collection of bass notes! How close will you be to the back wall? 

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Hmmm.....good point. I don't

Hmmm.....good point. I don't expect the sofa to be too far back, as have to leave some space in front of the bay window. So I don't think I'll be too close to the wall.

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