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    Default New Bedroom System......

    I have to get some pics posted to an updated showcase, but I've been playing with my new Nikon D90 and wanted to share........



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    impressive setup! nice, Brett!
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    Very nice Brett.

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    Excellent. What do speakers like those cost, anyway?? :D;)

    Glad you're likin' 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polrbehr View Post
    Excellent. What do speakers like those cost, anyway?? :D;)
    Apparently the cost of an airline ticket and a rental car. :D

    I actually haven't had them running yet since I just got the room setup this past weekend.......I am also unsure how well that 307 is going to do with virtually zero clearance above it, but in all the stands I had been looking at, unless I went with a glass shelved z frame type of unit, there aren't that many that have enough expandable room for that receiver. I also need to get a few more cables that I had somehow spaced needing.......sad.....in that right corner is the microPro3000 sub, which might not get a whole lot of use considering this is a bedroom and on the other side of my wall is the neighbors bedroom.......we'll see......

    In talking with B&K, the unit is designed to vent from the bottom moreso than the top, and the back is open, so we'll see once I turn it on this week sometime.
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    Looks great Brett, you lucky SOB :)

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    just edited to mention that.......
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    Very nice Brett!
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    Just think Brett....I offered you $500 for those speakers. That would have been a great downpayment on a Bose system (or a decent camera...ie: Canon). Just think of the room you would have saved.

    The offer is still good BTW. ;)
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    Brett,
    great looking set up. Open the back up man, the B&K gets really hot especially on top. So vent in there or get a nice small fan to move air around it. I like it with the silver face plate. Mine was black.

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    Very nice setup, what size screen is that. I have one identical in appearance but mine is a 40". Awesome work you have done and nice toys for the bedroom.
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    Haven't I seen those speakers before......hmmmm......that's right I remember now ;)

    Looks fantastic! Your neighbor doesn't want to sleep, really, tell him about Warren's theory, you can sleep when you're dead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    great looking set up. Open the back up man, the B&K gets really hot especially on top. So vent in there or get a nice small fan to move air around it. I like it with the silver face plate. Mine was black.
    The back is opened up......I don't know what I can get to put back there to slowly pull air out of the bottom........

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    Very nice setup, what size screen is that. I have one identical in appearance but mine is a 40". Awesome work you have done and nice toys for the bedroom.
    It's the 52" XBR6.....i like it.....there's a stand that i REALLY like, but couldn't get it to work for what I have to put in there at the moment........
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    I would be suprised if you don't have a thermal shutdown problem with that AVR. The heat output from the top, at reference level, for a typical movie is solid. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    I would be suprised if you don't have a thermal shutdown problem with that AVR. The heat output from the top, at reference level, for a typical movie is solid. Good luck.
    Thats exactly what I was thinking. The B&K gets to hot for that cabinet. I'm afraid it will over heat.
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    I just got it back from B&K and they added all sorts of heat sinks and I went over with them the venting issues and they said it is designed to vent from the bottom. At a minimum, I will have to get some sort of fan on the back to slowly suck out air.........

    I am not going to be watching anything remotely at reference level in this setup.....it IS in my bedroom.....for the most part, what I listen to will be strictly the TV.....occasional 307 play.......
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    Again, good luck. You may be AOK but I wouldn't run my B&K in that manner. Mine runs hot during and after a movie....which is quite normal but in open air.

    Did you get it upgraded to the 317?

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    I asked about it and they recommended against it because upgrading won't give it any HDMI needs.......they upgraded the software and did some reworking on some sink's and other things.......

    I'm guessing they're running some upgrade program to whatever their new one is.........who knows
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    Duh, the HDMI but that makes sense. There is no upgrade program for prior owners in regards to non-HDMI.

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    If I were adamant about keeping that AVR in that cabinet, I would have a cabinet shop cut out a pattern of square or circular holes in the top on each side of the TV and some holes in the cabinet bottom beneath the AVR.
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    There ya go or maybe cut a larger hole and put some mesh and perhaps a fan in. But just big enough to still properly support the amp. Not like you'll be seeing the bottom of the cabinet- but it still could be done to look neat and professional.

    Oh yeah and relocate the PF60 of course.

    **EDIT--And judging by your cabinet in the Sytem Showcase, you already know how to handle the fans and ventilation in a cabinet....
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    Brett how do you like that calibrated tv. Were you able to get the color up to par?

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    Looking good.
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    that looks great Brett.. nice clean lines.. good match with your TV too. :D

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    Ultimately, I thought about getting a second cube and stacking them for each component to have their own bay, but this is a temp setup so I didn't want to dump a lot of money into it. I'm leaving the PF60 on the ground.....

    With the bedroom vent where it is (left side of unit), i can't move teh 60 to the left and vent the 307 to the ground.....the only thing is to get a fan at the back of the compartment and drag some air out along the back.......

    Regarding my showcase pic.....Overall that made sense and worked, but the Tech at B&K indicated that by pulling air over the top of it constantly, I'm trapping the air that's supposed to vent from the bottom. The better method would be to have the fan towards the bottom......which sucks because that's where all the connections are so whatever........The 307 isn't going to get a lot of full out use in this bedroom system......but it looks good......lol
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    If you go get some concrete blocks and 1x12"s you can fix the problem in a jiffy :) You said it was only temporary!
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    "Temporary" is not an invite for 'ghetto'........ :D

    My people don't use concrete blocks either......lol.
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    Brett, 2 questions:

    Did you get a chance to listen to DefTech.'s STS towers? If yes, then,...

    How would these compare as far as range goes?

    I know I'm comparing apples to oranges, but I had a chance to listen to the STS's today and they sounded really sweet- at $3k they should-but I'm trying to find a full range speaker without going broke.
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    I don't even know what STS towers look/sound like........These are the speakers that I won at PolkFest and unfortunately I haven't even had time to fire them up yet. I completely spaced ordering some cables that won't be here until around new years, so whatever.......for now, they look nice, but I haven't listened to a single note through them.........
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    Well, a FAT lot-o'-good you are:p Hurry up
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