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Reach for the stars - My New HT Den

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I used to have a room that was small yet had a nice sweet spot for one seat - that's how small it was. But it had a wonderful enveloping effect from the 7.1 setup. Things changed, and I moved to a flat with a more open place. I had Atmos, with a full 11.2.4 setup, but that small room was still something I really enjoyed.. it also had room for trinkets, like an original Star Wars 1977 poster. 

 

Recently I managed to move back into a large place, and I managed to get permission from the Boss (yeah, she's the boss) for the top floor with a high roof to be made into my own den. It's modest in size, around 4m wide, 3.92m long and 3.02m high.

 

So as part of the work done to the house, I took down the original false ceiling, and replaced the wooden beams with new and more sturdy ones. Reinforcements were also added where the speakers will be sited. Rockwool filled the gaps and also the entire ceiling on top of the wooden grid.

 

As for power:

The house has a three phase 63A supply, and I pulled a direct power line from the main DB to the room, which only supplies the power sockets and nothing else. The lights, aircon etc all draw power from another DB. 

 

The diffusers and such will arrive in phase II 

:)

 

 

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My kit:

Sony ZD9 75"
(Sony TV review)
Denon AVC X8500H
Dynaudio Confidence 1 Platinum
Dynaudio C1 Platinum Review )
Sony UDP X800
(Sony UBP X800 Review )
Sony UDP X700
Dynaudio Confidence C1 and Centre Platinum front and centre
Usher 520 side surround back
Monitor Audio RXFX in dipole mode for rear surrounds
JL Audio E112 
REL HT/1205 subwoofer
(http://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/04/rel-ht1205-review.html)
Anthony Gallo A'Diva for ceiling Atmos placement
QED XT Revelations for front and centre speakers
QED Micro speaker cable for the surrounds
Monoprice Premium Cables from 4k players to amp and onwards to the TV
Audioquest Snake subwoofer cable 
Blue Jean subwoofer cable
Wireworld Oasis 6 & 7 Interconnects
Wireworld Oasis 6 power cables
Assorted Xindak, PS Audio and other power cables
MK wall power sockets
PS Audio Juice Bar
Rhodium Right Angle Plug adapters for USA power cables
Auralex subdude platform and Mopads under centre speaker

 

 

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Very nice !!!

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Thanks

Just testing how quiet I can make it.. the casement windows help a lot..

 

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On 28/04/2019 at 6:10 PM, petetherock said:

Thanks

Just testing how quiet I can make it.. the casement windows help a lot..

 

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Jebus, that’s quiet 😍

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8 hours ago, Sime V2 said:

Jebus, that’s quiet 😍

Thanks, 100kg of rockwool in the ceiling, casement windows, and a really solid door with Billy bookcases covering the wall I share with my neighbour..

I heard a deep breathing the other night, scared me to bits (during the movie "A Quiet Place" .. then I realised I was hearing my own breathing, ha ha :) 

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Just spent some time added some screws so I can hang up a few posters, including an original 70s classic...

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What's a new den, without the right "frame" of mind ;)

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Hey, how did you get a 75" Z9D????

 

Just noticed your not in Australia.

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Sharp eyes

I left NSW for a while.. 

But DTV was the first ever forum I actually participated in .. way back. 

Was in whirlpool earlier but didn’t really post much   

So when I get new kit I’ll share it here :)

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Thanks, that's amazing piece of history..  and a nice eulogy too..

 

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That’s quite moving. It also gives me the impetus to have my print of the blown away guy reframed. Got it in ‘87 for my 21st , went through many share houses, storage, girlfriends, until my now wife banned it from our apartment. I think it’s time to make a reappearance on the wall in my study/listening room.

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14 hours ago, markm1111 said:

That’s quite moving. It also gives me the impetus to have my print of the blown away guy reframed. Got it in ‘87 for my 21st , went through many share houses, storage, girlfriends, until my now wife banned it from our apartment. I think it’s time to make a reappearance on the wall in my study/listening room.

The blown away guy was Pete Murphy from the band Bauhous-poster was taken from a brilliant t.v ad for TDK cassettes

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