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Woofer,s Dual Purpose Room.....Duntech Sovereign , Krell ,Manley Labs, JVC...

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Just thought i would start a new thread as this is a change from what i originally intended of my dedicated "Music" room.

 

Originally i built and setup my room for the sole purpose of audio only.... this was great but i wished i had incorporated a "Home Theatre" aspect into it and sort of regretted not doing so.

 

This was my room as was dedicated to audio only...

 

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I decided i wanted to turn my room into a "Dual Purpose" music and home theatre..

 

I already had gear i could utilise that was taking up space in storage.. 

 

I didnt want to use my Manley Labs 250 Neo,s to drive the Duntechs for movie,s so i utilised a Classic Krell KSA250 to drive the Sovereigns for movie playback. A Denon AVCA1SR combined with a Denon POA T3 drives the centre and the rears.A Sony BDP5000ES take care of playback. 

 

Projection....... I couldnt decide between the JVC DLA 5000B or the 7000B initially so i purchased both. After comparisons  a friend is buying the 5000B off me and i   am keeping the 7000B. .....Just a note.... The JVC DLA5000B is an awesome bargain... the difference between the 5000 and 7000 really is minimal ...specs say otherwise but in reality there is not much in it!!!

 

Screen is an Aus Theatre Screens "Majestic 4K Evo 140" 16:9.... Beautiful  screen by the way...and Aussie made. ( Thanks Richard) 

 

I also have to mention my "New" centre speaker.  I auditioned several "High End" centres , but was less than impressed with some and even less impressed with their price tags. I wanted something that started to compliment The Duntech,s. 

I came across Adelaide Speakers....looked at the centres and contacted Edward. He built me one of his "Trio" centres using 2 x 8" Bass , 2 x 5" Mid  and Ribbon Tweeter.

I cannot say enough about Edwards centre!!!!!  The performance "shames" some of the "Brand" name centres i have had to audition, a couple  costing 5 times more!!. THANKS Edward and well done.

 

Anyway....  It has all turned out really well....both Music and Movies can now be enjoyed. Very happy with the results..

 

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Excellent setup there wooferocau , I heard the sovereigns driven by a big krell amp many years ago at Vince Ross Audio here in Perth.

Brilliant sound , it inspired me to buy Duntech crown prince which I lived happily with for over 10 years.

Nice choice of projector too....the jvc's are a class above everything else imo.

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Room looks great, but!!!

Piss off those crappy mains and get something good.

I'll take them of your hands btw, save you taking them to the tip.

Seriously great stuff you have there, what a room to enjoy. Well done.

Tell me more about the new center, I think I have the same issue.

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Looks great,

 

Do you just unplug the Krell and plug in the Manleys when switching to music playback?

 

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Looks great,

 

Do you just unplug the Krell and plug in the Manleys when switching to music playback?

 

M

Yeah, ive got  2 sets of Purist Audio speaker cables , so just switch between the Manleys and the Krell at the speaker end.

 

Its funny actually concerning the Manley,s and the Krell.... many people have told me how that the Duntech,s will only perform their best when using a "Big" solid state amp and "Valve" amps, even big ones  are not suitable...well you can switch between the Manley,s and the Krell and the Manley,s out perform the Krell in every way....including bass!.... The Krell is powerfull but i wouldnt class it as "Musical". 

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Nicely done!  It's on my to-do list to do something similar in my shed - trouble is that list is growing by the day! :(

 

I'm intrigued that Edward could build a centre speaker to match the big Duntechs - I was planning on using different mains for HT (will probably still have to) but it would be so much nicer to use the same speakers for HT.

 

Why use the Krell for  HT if the Manleys sound better in every respect?  Preserving the longevity of the valves or avoiding the valve warm-up wait or some other reason?

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Nicely done!  It's on my to-do list to do something similar in my shed - trouble is that list is growing by the day! :(

 

I'm intrigued that Edward could build a centre speaker to match the big Duntechs - I was planning on using different mains for HT (will probably still have to) but it would be so much nicer to use the same speakers for HT.

 

Why use the Krell for  HT if the Manleys sound better in every respect?  Preserving the longevity of the valves or avoiding the valve warm-up wait or some other reason?

The Krell is great for HT...powerfull, very dynamic , but still VERY hot!

 

The Manley,s need a warm up period, and HT unnecessarily   takes off time from the valves.... I have just purchased a set of Gold Lion KT77,s and @ $70 a tube for 20 tubes ( 10 per Monoblock) i aint using them up on HT..  :)

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The JVC DLAx7000 is one VERY impressive projector. 

 

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Love the centre channel, but position wise seems awfully low. Could you put something under the front to angle it upwards. Perhaps using a laser pointer.

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Hi there.

What kind of xlr cable are you using from the power amp to pre?

Purist Audio Aqueous Aureus ...15mtr length.. 

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Love the centre channel, but position wise seems awfully low. Could you put something under the front to angle it upwards. Perhaps using a laser pointer.

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Pics are deceiving, the Centre is pointing to "ear height" at the seating position. The stand is a Monitor Audio which has provision for tilting and such..

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Been doing some comparisons between the Manley Labs Pre and a Vintage Krell pre...The Krell actually sounds more "tubey" than the Tubed Manley labs pre.

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Purist Audio Aqueous Aureus ...15mtr length..

15m ...where did you get that length from? The price would have been up there...?

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15m ...where did you get that length from? The price would have been up there...?

Purist will make any length you want.......we wont talk about price though!! :(

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