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    Default Living Room - PICS (PHANTOM)

    This is a pic of the living room....I'll be installing my new TV tonight above the fireplace. Sure does open the room up when set up like this. Before I had a 52" rear projection :D

    Couch is about 10 feet away from front of fireplace. I plan on toe the right side in a tad more. I just couldn't because the cabinet isn't pushed all the way back. Should I push the couch back for more space? Do the speaker positions look alright?

    I tried my AVR in Phantom mode - my wife LOVED it. I thought it sounded better but had some concerns - voice dialog tended to be real soft....background noise and explosions, etc tended to be real loud.

    Thoughts?
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    That right main speak is gonna have some serious bass, that's for sure. Is there anyway to position the rack next to the fireplace, then spread the mains out?

    Graphics-man, I'm not, but take a look at my idea for placement...
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    I thought about that - I was thinking about putting room treatments behind it.
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

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    Take a look at my first post--I did some cut/paste on your photo. Would this placement work?

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    Absolutely....I just didn't know if the speakers were spaced too far apart.
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

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    They are a little wide, but you can use more toe-in if your centerstage gets a "hole" in it.

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    For asthetic reasons alone I would have suggested moving the cabinet from the right side of the fireplace over to the left.
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    yep, boxing that right speaker in like that would have produced some serious boomy bass, and the vibration wouldn't have been good for the source components.

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    CSi5 in the sig, Bose in the picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    CSi5 in the sig, Bose in the picture?
    Quote Originally Posted by curved View Post
    Good News - just got a new plasma

    Bad News - it's going above my fireplace so I'm going to have to use my Bose

    Do I have any other options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettw22 View Post
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    Yup...I have 4 center channels :D

    CSi5
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    Bose VCS-10
    Yamaha NS C444

    But I'm actually liking Phantom right now. Might just leave it as a 2-channel
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
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    Here is the TV up.....now I have to tackle the audio equipment. I plan on taking everything out and rewiring it all. I'll have to do some studying on cable management.:D
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    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

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    OMG - what a nightmare!! Cables up the wazooo (the back of the cabinet does not come off!!!!!)....but it's finally done. I'll take some more pics and post them tonight or tomorrow.
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    Looks nice.

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    Drill a stand into the brick on the fireplace.....like a brace and a shelf for the csi5.

    Also put that base in the corner for more reflection.

    You could always remove the stand and put some mortor back in to patch it up.
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    Or buy another piece of lumber from home depot and remake the mantel to hold the center. A little stain and shelack with steel wool and your back!
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    I was actually thinking about lowering the TV down to the mantle, and hanging the CSi5 above the TV slanting down.....

    Will that sound ok? I've never seen or heard a center channel that high up....
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    Quote Originally Posted by curved View Post
    I was actually thinking about lowering the TV down to the mantle, and hanging the CSi5 above the TV slanting down.....

    Will that sound ok? I've never seen or heard a center channel that high up....
    Just as long as it's aimimg at your ears you should be good.
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    Any suggestions on mounting this BEAST???
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    Quote Originally Posted by curved View Post
    Any suggestions on mounting this BEAST???
    Do you mind drilling four holes in the top of the mantle. If not go to menards or Home Depot and get two(1" x 12" x 1/8") pieces of metal and screw it to the top of the mantle 1 foot apart with 6 inches hanging over the edge.

    Hope I explained it right. I used this method when I put my LSI 9's on my mantle/fireplace.

    Don't laugh at my paper template. Hope this helps







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    Talked to the wife about using the CSi5 and her exact words were, "that speaker is too f#*#%n big!!" She insists that we should use the Bose because it "looks the best." I told her it sounds like crap with my setup and told her I refused to use it. I gave HER an alternative ;) - CSi3

    She said, "FINE!! Just get it then and be done with it." So I think it's a done deal. I know it proably won't sound as good as my CSi5 and CS400, but I listen to a lot of 2-channel anyways.

    I appreciate the help and am going to have to settle.....
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    I' m glad I 'm not married

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotaSuv View Post
    being married isnt the problem
    no.....well maybe you should fill me in Don Juan
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    After you install the CSi3, tell her to go make you some pie.

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    lol.....or some MEATLOAF!! (wedding crashers - Will Ferrel)
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    It's been a while since I got everything into place.....I had to rearrange a few times with sub placement, speaker placement and electronics.

    Let me know what you think......

    FYI - that center is not even hooked up - going to be buying a CSi3 or CSiA4 this week. It's there to hide the wires....
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    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    I have to say I'm not a big fan of above fireplace mounts, especially when that puts the TV inches away from ceiling height. Have you found that to be an issue at all when you're on the couch watching tv? Typically brief or long watching periods? I'd think that you'd have neck discomfort issues with it that high...........no?
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    I was actually not a fan at first....but I'm getting used to it.

    I will be able to lower it when I get the CSi3 about 3 inches. I was also thinking about mounting it above the TV and bringing the TV down to the mantle.
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    Is it normal to have the sub pointed towards the listening area like that? Or is it a better idea to have the sub symmetrical with the side and back walls?

    Also, your sig doesn't say it, but those look like RTi 10s...I just hooked up a pair last night :)

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