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  • username 4 Oct 2005 19:15:45 848 posts
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    P1mped

    The white thing on top of the Joytech box is an Airport Express and the thing behind the Xbox is an old network hub. The Airport, Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube are plugged into the hub. There's a network socket behind the cabinet that's wired up to the patch panel in the loft ;)

    Everything that's able is wired up with optical audio cables to the amp.

    It took me 3 hours to cable that lot up :/
  • deem 4 Oct 2005 21:43:14 31,641 posts
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  • phAge 4 Oct 2005 21:57:22 24,337 posts
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    This thread would be so much cooler if y'all could include your addresses and everyday schedules along with your setups.
  • martyngates 4 Oct 2005 22:06:44 1,752 posts
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    joins willy waving party
  • silentbob 4 Oct 2005 22:11:01 28,950 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    This thread would be so much cooler if y'all could include your addresses and everyday schedules along with your setups.
    Heh!

    I just realised that one of the piccies has a shot of one of our picture frames with one photo of me aged 8 asleep with a stuffed dog teddy. :)

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  • silentbob 4 Oct 2005 22:32:20 28,950 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    /waves willy

    AMP: Marantz SR7400 - Lovely sounding amp, great with music which is a huge bonus for me :)

    DVD: Pioneer 575S - thought it might be a bit pikey but it is really good for the price (around 130! :))

    MUSIC PLAYER: HTPC - Spent some dollar on this thing, but its now my main pc, has a semi-pro audio card for outputting lossless music with extremely low jitter. Sometimes I use it to play DVDs but I can't be arsed even though it puts out a much better image then the dvd player.

    DISPLAY: Sanyo Z3 - 70 foot of hi-def imagery :)

    CONSOLES: GC, PS2, DC, SNES, Saturn, DS

    + Lots of dust :(
    /Seconds Pioneer 575 thoughts

    Nice setup, what gears sitting in the HCPC?

    Nice amp too!

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  • silentbob 4 Oct 2005 22:44:09 28,950 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    silentbob wrote:
    /Seconds Pioneer 575 thoughts

    Nice setup, what gears sitting in the HCPC?

    Nice amp too!

    PC/HTPC is a lowly Mobile 2600+ clocked at 2.3ghz which runs hi-def stuff very nicely. Soundcard is an M-Audiophile 24/96, the rest if its your standard PC with lots of silencing shit tacked to all the gubins :)

    Forgot, SPEAKERS: Ruark Dialogue II - Ruark Epilogue II 2x - Ruark Vita 120 x 2 - Ruark Log Rythm

    /stares at empty wallet :(
    Heard good things about the M-audiophile.

    Ruark Speakers! Y'posh bitch! :)

    Any piccies?

    /is nosy

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  • Razz 5 Oct 2005 09:25:34 60,801 posts
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    martyngates wrote:
    joins willy waving party

    Love the 'realness' of it!

    Live alone?

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  • martyngates 5 Oct 2005 09:29:09 1,752 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    martyngates wrote:
    joins willy waving party
    Love the 'realness' of it!

    Live alone?
    hmm is it that obvious ;o)
  • Razz 5 Oct 2005 09:39:45 60,801 posts
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    :D LOL

    comedy gold

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  • ssuellid 9 Nov 2005 20:26:33 19,141 posts
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    Newish addition to the gear. A Philips 32PF5520 LCD. On a groovy rotating wall mount. Also piccies of naked speakers(grills off) for the pervs.
  • silentbob 9 Nov 2005 21:03:41 28,950 posts
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    ssuellid wrote:
    Newish addition to the gear. A Philips 32PF5520 LCD. On a groovy rotating wall mount. Also piccies of naked speakers(grills off) for the pervs.
    You're a bitch and a slag and I hate you. ;)

    Speakers in the buff - as they should be.

    I think may well be boring the tits off you all by posting my 'doing my own movie room' experiences soon. The wife has given the go ahead for the second bedrrom to be mine ALL MINE!!

    Gonna need some AV DIY halp from you all as well, especially your good self ssuellid.

    /Is home owning n00b

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  • silentbob 11 Nov 2005 00:03:33 28,950 posts
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    Can anyone recommend tips on channelling cables through plaster / coving / skirting boards etc. ?

    Also, replastering / filler recommendations would be handy. :)

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  • morriss 11 Nov 2005 01:20:37 70,911 posts
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    My set up:

    Philips PF379975 Plasma screen


    Roxan Kandy Amp
    Mission 782 Floorstanders
    NAD C541i Cd player

    ...and a disappoitingly average DVD player




    Edited by morriss at 00:16:24 10-01-2006
  • ssuellid 11 Nov 2005 09:22:49 19,141 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Can anyone recommend tips on channelling cables through plaster / coving / skirting boards etc. ?

    The fitters that did mine sawed little sections out of the corner of the coving and where the speaker and projector cables came out. You need to have hollow coving tho - the plaster coving usually is but the polysterene(?) stuff isn't. Then they just used a long length of flexible but solidish cable and to pull the speaker and other cables into place.

    They just used bog standard white powder filler - like polyfilla. Leave the filler for 2 weeks or so and sand it down and paint it.

    I got QED Silver Micro cable as its tiny - great for sticking under the carpet - the fitter dug little grooves in the underlay for it for the front speakers.

    Edited by ssuellid at 09:31:22 11-11-2005
  • HarryB 11 Nov 2005 09:38:50 6,124 posts
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    HarryB wrote:
    Ive just got a 32" Widescreen
    Logitech Z-5500 Surround Sound
    DiVX DVD Player
    Launch Black XBOX
    Limited Ed. Green XBOX
    Slim PSTwo

    Got all of that connected to my surround sound and my pc is also connected

    Love it since I'm only 18 and bought it all myself

    also got stuff i dont use anymore like the DC, 2 PS1s (link up matches), err some old atari thing, other stuff

    VIDEO OF A DONKEY DRIVING A TRACTOR

    Edited by HarryB at 09:46:44 11-11-2005
  • silentbob 13 Nov 2005 11:03:59 28,950 posts
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    ssuellid wrote:
    silentbob wrote:
    Can anyone recommend tips on channelling cables through plaster / coving / skirting boards etc. ?

    The fitters that did mine sawed little sections out of the corner of the coving and where the speaker and projector cables came out. You need to have hollow coving tho - the plaster coving usually is but the polysterene(?) stuff isn't. Then they just used a long length of flexible but solidish cable and to pull the speaker and other cables into place.

    They just used bog standard white powder filler - like polyfilla. Leave the filler for 2 weeks or so and sand it down and paint it.

    I got QED Silver Micro cable as its tiny - great for sticking under the carpet - the fitter dug little grooves in the underlay for it for the front speakers.

    Edited by ssuellid at 09:31:22 11-11-2005
    Ahh yes - I'd forgotten you got the pro's in. Some good tips though - thanks.

    If you don't mind me asking, were they pricy? Was it part of a but equipment buy from a HiFi store?

    I may well consider saving and getting it done properly for once in my life. :)

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  • ssuellid 13 Nov 2005 11:11:26 19,141 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    If you don't mind me asking, were they pricy? Was it part of a but equipment buy from a HiFi store?

    They were not that pricey iirc. I got most of the equipment from them as well and iirc got 10 -15% off each item so the installation was sort of payed for by the saving. I think they wanted something like 250 a day - for 2 of them and they were not here all day. That was to install everything and then set up all the equipment as well and set up the AV amp correctly for the speaker positions etc.
  • silentbob 13 Nov 2005 11:14:23 28,950 posts
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    Worth considering then. Who did you use?

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  • ssuellid 13 Nov 2005 12:11:57 19,141 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Worth considering then. Who did you use?

    I bought setup from AudioT - the fitting was done jointly between the bloke at AudioT that did the demos for us and a bloke from a fitting company - not sure which company.

    Very recommended tho. They did a far better job than I expected and have hidden the cables very well.
  • Razz 9 Jan 2006 22:20:54 60,801 posts
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    Is that a Sanyo PLV-Z3? How much did it set you back? Are you using a whiteboard for a screen? Did you make the frame yourself?

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  • silentbob 9 Jan 2006 22:30:12 28,950 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Is that a Sanyo PLV-Z3? How much did it set you back? Are you using a whiteboard for a screen? Did you make the frame yourself?
    Surely a white board would be too reflective?

    you've managed very well with such a small amount of room there Crispy.

    I'm looking forward to getting stuck into my new 'Rumpus' room - basically a dedcated movie room doubling as a spare room. Finally I get the 2M screen I've been lustign after! :)

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  • Razz 10 Jan 2006 00:11:03 60,801 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:

    PJ was 770 with 2 Bulbs \o/

    :o :o :o :o :o

    I haven't seen those things sell for less than a grand!!!

    Online? Highstreet? Where? :)

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  • phAge 10 Jan 2006 00:36:34 24,337 posts
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    NAD T743 V2
    NAD T514 DVD

    DALI Concept speakers all round (Concept 2 fronts, Concept Center and Concept 1 rear)

    9" Acoustic Energy Sub

    Utter, utter crap 28" JVC telly.
  • NeoGoaT 5 Jun 2006 19:56:07 290 posts
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    NAD C541i CD player - dying
    NAD T751 surround amp - dead
    Marantz PM7200 stereo amp - love this
    Rega P2 turntable - and this
    Mission M74i Floorstanders
    Mission centre & rears.

    NAD are sub PS2 build quality wise. My surround amp was sent back, fixed then keeled over again shortly afterwards (just out of warranty of course).

    Grado SR80 headphones too.

  • silentbob 5 Jun 2006 20:01:36 28,950 posts
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    Forgot about this thread. I need to get my new dedicated room imaged up.

    Nice screen BTW Rhythm. BTW - how did you manage to get such good shots? Buggered if I can get a decent image fro mine.

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  • phAge 5 Jun 2006 20:05:04 24,337 posts
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    NeoGoaT wrote:
    NAD are sub PS2 build quality wise.
    No offence mate, but that is bollocks. NAD is pretty well known for their EXCELLENT build quality. My dads 19 year old NAD stereo amp is sounding as wonderful as ever, and has never been repaired. Sounds like you just got a dud unit, or are treating your gear wrong.


    Edited by phAge at 20:05:48 05-06-2006
  • morriss 5 Jun 2006 20:10:02 70,911 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    NeoGoaT wrote:
    NAD are sub PS2 build quality wise.
    No offence mate, but that is bollocks. NAD is pretty well known for their EXCELLENT build quality. My dads 19 year old NAD stereo amp is sounding as wonderful as ever, and has never been repaired. Sounds like you just got a dud unit, or are treating your gear wrong.


    Edited by phAge at 20:05:48 05-06-2006

    If it's 19 years old, chances are that's when they were still made in the U.K. The newer ones however (I don't know the exact date) are not and do not have as good a reputation as the old.

    Well, so my old boss told me anyway.

    /feaths rath of truth

    Edited by morriss at 20:12:13 05-06-2006
  • phAge 5 Jun 2006 20:15:15 24,337 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    If it's 19 years old, chances are that's when they were still made in the U.K. The newer ones however (I don't know the exact date) are not and do not have as good a reputation as the old.

    Well, so my old boss told me anyway.

    /feaths rath of truth
    Well, a quick google reveals that pretty much every single review of a NAD products highlights the build quality as a being very good to excellent, so I fear that your old boss was simply waving the Union Jack for the Hell of it... :)
  • morriss 5 Jun 2006 20:17:07 70,911 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    If it's 19 years old, chances are that's when they were still made in the U.K. The newer ones however (I don't know the exact date) are not and do not have as good a reputation as the old.

    Well, so my old boss told me anyway.

    /feaths rath of truth
    Well, a quick google reveals that pretty much every single review of a NAD products highlights the build quality as a being very good to excellent, so I fear that your old boss was simply waving the Union Jack for the Hell of it... :)

    He mentioned something about that now they're made in China or something and not actually manufactured in the UK anymore and said that the quality has dropped since the 'good ol' days'. This was back in 1998 he told me all this so maybe they've improved or some other development has occurred that I'm not aware of.
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