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    My (very nearly) complete home cinema set up! 56k warning...

    Seeing as quite a few of you helped me make choices in how to do all this, I thought you might like some pictures of the very nearly finished thing.

    The system is:

    Samsung 32" wide flat jobby
    Cambridge Audio 540R AV Receiver
    Mordaunt Short 904 Fronts
    Mordaunt Short 905 Avant Centre
    TDL Nucleus 2 Rears
    Eltax Thunder 10 Subwoofer
    Pioneer DV565a DVD/DVD-A/SACD player.
    Also connected to my computer if I decide to play any MP3's/videos on that through the system.

    Anyways, here are the pics:

    1. A Pic of the front, not very good quality but you get the idea.



    2. Same idea, not a lot better of a picture though.



    3. The rear speakers, behind my bed. I decided that the bed is by far the best place to watch movies from... how comfy??? VERY!



    4. Another of the fronts, this time without the grilles, 'cause it looks funky.



    5. And another, slightly more straight on.



    6. The all important subwoofer. Doesn't look that big but the bed can be felt to vibrate strongly through a very soft mattress.



    Finally, the equipment powering it all. A PS2 and N64 are going on top when I can be bothered to move them upstairs and connect them up. The rack looks a hell of a lot dirtier in the photo than it does in real life, but it will probably get a clean. A bargain at about £40 from Ikea methinks.



    So there we have it. Thanks to anyone who has given me advice on any aspect of it!

    Future plans for it: add in a freeview box (widescreen broadcasts are the main reason for this), and perhaps a flatish rear centre, like the mission M7C1 from richer sounds. Other than that it is pretty much perfect for me, and does everything I want it to to a standard I want it to.

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    /books train ticket to bristol

    Time to phone round a few of our mates...

    That's a nice setup, but do you sit with your back against the wall? If so might be worth moving the rears at right angles further away?
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    Yeah, I thought about that, its more of a space issue.

    Everyone's free to come up from cardiff whenever they want, if you want to book a bit of an exodus Working most days, but free every evening/weekend...

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    Thats looks awesome mate

    32" wide flatscreen *drools*

    How much did it all cost if you dont mind me asking?

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    Looks like an excellent system you have there! Similar to mine in some aspects.

    Nice telly too! Bet that all sounds rather amazing at reference levels with the Terminator 2 DVD... I know mine does

    Stupid subwoofers... My door vibrates almost as much as the driver!
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    Nice setup - I'm not so sure about your positioning though. You have a rad right behind your speakers also a solid wall - surely this gives you quite a few standing waves and reverb, maybe you could clean the sound up some more by putting some egg box material behind it. I would point your rears where your ears are, putting them towards each other might be good although adjust the levels down a little.

    TV Boxes make good tables don't they (I used mine as a table for months before I finally got round to putting it into the garage).

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealrocks
    You have a rad right behind your speakers also a solid wall - surely this gives you quite a few standing waves and reverb, maybe you could clean the sound up some more by putting some egg box material behind it.
    I beg to differ.

    Won't make a blind bit of difference with his setup to be honest.

    Moving speakers closer and further from the wall helps increase or decrease bass output respectively. But that's one of the only real differences he'll hear.



    Where do you sit? On the bed next to the rears? Yes I'd point them inward towards each other too. Lol.
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    OK, rears are moving inwards, 'cause thats free! Bass from fronts doesn't really matter too much, as most of it really comes from the sub.

    As to costs...

    From skybuy

    £250+ del for the TV

    And from richer sounds:

    £250 for the receiver
    £150 for the DVD/DVD-A/SACD
    £150 for the fronts
    £120 for the centre
    £50 for the rears
    £80 for the sub

    And about £100 for all the cables and stands (speaker cable, interconnects, video cabling etc etc) from various places (richer sounds, www.leadsdirect.biz etc)

    And about £40ish for the rack from Ikea.

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    I'll be doing the furniture rearranging thing on Wednesday when my Aego P5 setup arrives...







    cos it's all got to fit in there somehow..
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    Is the P5 the AE compact speakers package?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    I beg to differ.

    Won't make a blind bit of difference with his setup to be honest.

    Moving speakers closer and further from the wall helps increase or decrease bass output respectively. But that's one of the only real differences he'll hear.

    Blah ...
    Well I have my main floorstanders with there backs to a partition wall and found I got this slightly boomy/reverby sound, so I tryed putting something behind my whole setup and was amazed by how cleaner the audio sounded. (This sounds like a testament from someone using gold plated mains cables, lol)

    Bloody Hell Stoo - you know how to cram it in, lol. If you tided it up a bit it'll look nice

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    Lol nice area Stoo

    I'll show you my system again here seeing as everyone else is

    My speakers don't produce much bass so it doesn't matter how close I have them to the wall



    You can see the big tall rear speakers just about in the reflection of the TV screen. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ab1385
    Is the P5 the AE compact speakers package?
    Yup - http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/pro...dspeakers.html
    £250 from my local hifi shop, hopefully picking them up later today
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealrocks
    Bloody Hell Stoo - you know how to cram it in, lol. If you tided it up a bit it'll look nice
    Yeah, it does need a bit of a muck-out tbh, it's the room where everything tends to get stuffed in if there's nowhere else for it to go at the time, hence the sofa bed thing, the matress and the various other junk lol

    Eventually it's going to be redecorated, so it'll lose the crappy carpet, dodgy wallpaper, nasty curtains and naff lights and hopefully the rest of the crap will be turfed out too
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    heres some pics of mine





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    Im considering getting myself another pair of speakers to connect to my newly purchased DVD player... gonna see if it holds up and stays in synch first

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