Want a home theater but your spouse doesn't want to see big speaker boxes or a cluttered mess? Well we came up with a compact affordable solution consisting of Denon, Panamax, Samsung components, EMP and SVS speakers & subwoofers, respectively. The cables consist of Dayton Audio, Impact Acoustics and SVS. The entire system is controlled by a Harmony 900 remote.
PS. Please refrain from making comments about how you would have employed used amplifiers/processors for better value or DIY speaker alternatives. thanks.
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Last edited by gene; 03-12-2013 at 03:11 PM.
Nice install and write up Gene.
I recently had a similar experience. They already had the Bose system which I was unable to get them to sell. So I did a slide out middle atlantic rack, tucked their bass module behind the couch and hide all their wires. I am still working on getting them to mount the speakers instead of keeping them on the cabinet and moving them to a universal remote. But in the end they are happy so I am happy.
Projector: Mitsubishi HC5500 Screen: 84" Severtson tab tension Display: Westinghouse LVM-42W2
PrePro: Marantz AV7005 Amps: ATI AT2002/2005 Universal Player: BDP-83 Media Player: C-200 Server: RAID5 8TB
Mains: Wharfedale EVO2-50 Center: Opus Tri Surrounds: Sonance 623T & SRS1 Subs: Snell ICS-24mk3/LFM-1
Control: URC MSC-400/MX-980 Lighting: Lutron Maestro
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Link hasn't been changed lol.
HT: Emotiva UMC-200, Emotiva XPA-3, 3X GR Research A/V-2s, GR A/V-1s, Epik Empire, Oppo BDP-83SE, URC R-50, APC-H10, Panamax 5100, PS3 Slim120G(500G) Bluejeans Cable
System Two: Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G), My HT
Are you sure which side of the glass you are on?
As for the actual install, I think the SVS subs were a great choice. Truthfully, there isn't much in the small/sealed category that also performs well. The Aperion Bravus II 8D would be another great option as it's small and beautiful, but doesn't dig as deep. Did you consider any other subs before landing on the SVS?
Very very nice Gene, you're the man :-)
The problem you face many times is that people who want small invisible speakers don't really know what a well performing system can do and the pleasure you get from a really good sound system, only one way of doing this, prove it to them..... you should have invited his wife to listen to her favorite music in your rig Gene, then probably his wife would demand big speakers
As a dentist I'm sure he can pay a bill for quite descent speakers
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Know thats customer service on your part, half the job seems to be convincing people that they are missing out.
If it had been me, I would have suggested to the dentist, to just get a new wife, cause this one ain't worth it!
And that folks, is why I no longer do this type of work for anyone except myself