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 Post subject: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:41 pm 
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Some of you may have known that I took most of the last year off of working on fixing electronics to work on my home theater. Well I have a very long way to go, but I am finally at a point I can actually do something with it, and for me that is exciting. Here is my progress on it...

http://www.soundbuggy.com/Eric/home_theater/index.html

And here would be the most current photo...

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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:46 pm 

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Are you going to cover the inside walls? At least with a cloth/fabric so the insulation and studs are not visible... You can use fabric and stretch it. it will appear as a solid wall such as drywall but without the heavy panels, tape and mudding/sanding, painting... Easy to install as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Yes indeed, I plan to finish off the whole room. I don't want to do anything permanent until I figure out my exact speaker placement. My plan is to install the TV, and 8 speakers, then use it for a month or two and decide where everything needs to be. Then pull all the equipment and finish off the interior.



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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:07 am 

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no Phoenix gold amps ??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:11 pm 
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what kind of amps are you running there on the floor eric?


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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:10 am 
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Those are Forte Audio Model 7 mono amps.

Forte is a budget line made by Threshold.

75Wx1 @ 8ohm Class A



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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:34 pm 
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i have never heard them but i hear they sound nice! did you have to wire a a circuit in for the amps alone?


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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:41 am 
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I did wire up a dedicated circuit for the theater, but not a dedicated one just for those amps. I have been using them for years on all sorts of outlets and never had an issue. Being only 75W each, they draw maybe 400W from the outlet, so that is not too bad.

I would like to sell the pair of amps, and the matching Forte F-44 preamplifer if you know anyone interested.

http://www.soundbuggy.com/Eric/Home%20Audio/Home%20Amps/index.html

http://www.soundbuggy.com/Eric/Home%20Audio/forte_f44_preamp/index.html



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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:03 am 
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very nice Eric
I will take some pics of my 9.2 set up



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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:50 am 

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KLF-10? I am working on a deal now to pick up a set of KLF-20 and a KLF-C7 center channel locally. I am excited. I got turned off of Klipsch and horns in general when I first started in this industry 14 years ago. This was mainly due to the fact that I worked at Ultimate Electronics and they sold a lot of Klipsch, but it was set up in the store so poorly, that I could not stand to listen to it. I ended up buying speakers at a hifi shop (that I later worked for for 9+ year), rather than buy anything I could have got great discounts on from Ultimate.

I digress. Your room is looking like it is off to a great start!


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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:57 pm 
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I have mixed feelings on Klipsch. They sound good, but a lot of other speakers sound better. In my case I really like Klipsch because they play loud, and for home theater that is worth something.

I have bought a bunch of stuff in the past few months and now have the following...

2 KLF-10
1 KLF-C7
2 RF-35
2 RB-5
2 KSW-10
2 Cornwall I
1 RC-3
2 RS-25

I really like the RF-35. It may not be as loud as the KLF-10 or have as much bass, but it seems clearer, and the fit and finish is WAY nicer.

I have not listened to the Cornwall I yet. They are in excellent shape, but I will take them apart prior to trying them, and inspect everything. I am guessing the crossovers may be bad due to age (1980).



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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 2:33 pm 
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I have always enjoyed klipsch myself. The last store I installed for before moving to az had a home audio section that was headed up by klipsch and definitive technology. Love both of those brands.



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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:24 pm 

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Set up properly, with the right electronics, in the right room, I think any speaker can sound good. But some sound great. Of course it is all subjective as well. What works for one does not work at all for another.

I hope I like the Klipsch setup I am hoping to bring home next week. If not, it will be easy to re-sell at least. If you are not yet familiar, google Bob Crites. He sells and services nearly any Klipsch speaker going all the way back to the original Klipschorn. His prices are reasonable and he has a stock of most commonly needed parts and upgrades. The Klipsch owners' forum has some pretty useful information, in case you had not already scoped it out.

My first choice in speakers would be Zu Audio something or other. I was about to get a set of their Soul speakers. But I do not have the budget at the time. Some big Martin Logan electrostats are pretty mesmerizing as well. The first speaker that really pulled me into the hifi/A/V scene were B&W Silver Signatures. I would love to get my hands on a mint set with the matching stands and external crossovers. I am not holding my breath. No one seems to ever want to part with them. I do not blame them either.


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 Post subject: Re: Home theater progress
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:32 pm 
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I could hang a nice set of electrostats on the wall to never hear them. I have found myself just blankly looking into/through them on the rare occasion I managed to get around some.



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