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  1. Thanks. Velcro It isn't going anywhere
  2. I got rid of the TV stand and replaced it with a Middle Atlantic Essex RCS-2724 rack with fans. It is placed in the back of the room to: a) eliminate distracting lights in the front of the room, remove all wires, clutter and audio equipment from under the screen, and c) allow all HDMI connections to decrease from 50' to under 5' (since the Epson projector is in the back of the room). The Denon AVR-X5200W is now connected to my Asus router using Vandesail CAT 7 high-speed twisted pair copper wires. The Optimum cable box and Modem are connected to the wall using Mediabridge Ultra series coaxial cables. The PS4, Amazon FireTV, Optimum cable box and Epson projector are connected to the Denon using Mediabridge Ultra series HDMI cables. I had an electrician re-wire the room for a 200amp meter upgrade panel and 5 dedicated 20amp circuits (1 for each of my PSA V3600i subs, 2 for my ATI AT6005 amp and 1 for my ATI AT4006 amp). Both of my Morris Kessler Signature Series amps are placed on heavy duty telescopic shelves. I used a variety of cable management solutions in the room including: a) Legrand cable raceways, split loom tubing, c) Velcro one-wrap thin self-gripping cable ties and d) Gaffer Power professional premium grade tape. I also built a custom platform in front of the main entrance to the room, so all wires coming from the left side of the room to the AV rack would remain separated and hidden. I used Velcro industrial strength strips to secure the platform to the floor to provide cushioning and to allow the platform to easily be lifted in case I need to access the wires in the future. Much more still to come including: 1) room acoustics, 2) audio calibration using Audyssey and manual adjustments and 3) video calibration. As previously mentioned a few room acoustic basics already incorporated in the room include: a) recliners equidistant between the side walls, several feet from the rear wall and equal distance from the screen to the front main speakers, window is covered by thermal insulated blackout curtain to contain all light and prevent sound from reflecting off the glass, c) rug to absorb and prevent reflections from the floor, d) 5' tall bookshelves on both side walls, e) the use of Audyssey room correction software, etc etc. Today, I will be wrapping Auralex acoustics ISO Series MoPad-XL monitor acoustic isolation pads in black (I don't know why they only come in grey). These pads will angle all 6 RB-81 II bookshelf speakers downward toward the listening position as well as improve the sound by decreasing resonance.
  3. I stacked the four Klipsch R-115SW subs in the front of the room. So, they are all corner loaded in the front of the room (while the PSA V3600i dual 18" subs remain corner loaded in the back of the room). All 6 subs are hooked up using SVS Soundpath interconnects.
  4. Finally got a breather now that busy season is over and decided to post a few updates... I replaced my RC-64 II center speaker with an RF-7 II for the center channel. I replaced all speaker wire with Belden 10 gauge AWG 99.99% oxygen free multi-stranded speaker wire with Sewell Direct deadbolt banana plugs on both ends.
  5. I got rid of the TV stand and replaced it with a Middle Atlantic Essex RCS-2724 rack with fans. It is placed in the back of the room to: a) eliminate distracting lights in the front of the room, remove all wires, clutter and audio equipment from under the screen, and c) allow all HDMI connections to decrease from 50' to under 5' (since the Epson projector is in the back of the room). The Denon AVR-X5200W is now connected to my Asus router using Vandesail CAT 7 high-speed twisted pair copper wires. The Optimum cable box and Modem are connected to the wall using Mediabridge Ultra series coaxial cables. The PS4, Amazon FireTV, Optimum cable box and Epson projector are connected to the Denon using Mediabridge Ultra series HDMI cables. I had an electrician re-wire the room for a 200amp meter upgrade panel and 5 dedicated 20amp circuits (1 for each of my PSA V3600i subs, 2 for my ATI AT6005 amp and 1 for my ATI AT4006 amp). Both of my Morris Kessler Signature Series amps are placed on heavy duty telescopic shelves. I used a variety of cable management solutions in the room including: a) Legrand cable raceways, split loom tubing, c) Velcro one-wrap thin self-gripping cable ties and d) Gaffer Power professional premium grade tape. I also built a custom platform in front of the main entrance to the room, so all wires coming from the left side of the room to the AV rack would remain separated and hidden. I used Velcro industrial strength strips to secure the platform to the floor to provide cushioning and to allow the platform to easily be lifted in case I need to access the wires in the future. Much more still to come including: 1) room acoustics, 2) audio calibration using Audyssey and manual adjustments and 3) video calibration. As previously mentioned a few room acoustic basics already incorporated in the room include: a) recliners equidistant between the side walls, several feet from the rear wall and equal distance from the screen to the front main speakers, window is covered by thermal insulated blackout curtain to contain all light and prevent sound from reflecting off the glass, c) rug to absorb and prevent reflections from the floor, d) 5' tall bookshelves on both side walls, e) the use of Audyssey room correction software, etc etc. Today, I will be wrapping Auralex acoustics ISO Series MoPad-XL monitor acoustic isolation pads in black (I don't know why they only come in grey). These pads will angle all 6 RB-81 II bookshelf speakers downward toward the listening position as well as improve the sound by decreasing resonance.
  6. I stacked the four Klipsch R-115SW subs in the front of the room. So, they are all corner loaded in the front of the room (while the PSA V3600i dual 18" subs remain corner loaded in the back of the room). All 6 subs are hooked up using SVS Soundpath interconnects.
  7. Finally got a breather now that busy season is over and decided to post a few updates... I replaced my RC-64 II center speaker with an RF-7 II for the center channel. I replaced all speaker wire with Belden 10 gauge AWG 99.99% oxygen free multi-stranded speaker wire with Sewell Direct deadbolt banana plugs on both ends.
  8. Anyone pair their RF-7 IIs with the ATI Signature Series amps? I am looking to order the ATI AT6005 and AT4006 in the next week.
  9. Thanks. Sweet. 14,000 cubic feet is a lot of space to fill...have you seen their Triad sub? The alcoholic beverages need to be consumed before they break from vibrating off the shelf, lol. Secured with double sided tape.
  10. Thanks. Yes, I have been a fan of GSP since he started fighting. I have RF7 II for the 5.1 positions, there are 6 RB81 IIs for the front height, front wide and rear surrounds (rear surrounds not shown in my most recent post), along with 4 R-115SW subs and 2 V3600I subs. I'll post more photos in a few weeks. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, it is secured with double sided tape. Speakers and subs > seats...I could always sit on a sub and have a natural shaker! JK...it's a huge room.
  11. After perusing the sub thread on another forum and seeing how sick some people are, it made me feel much better, so I ordered 2 Power Sound Audio Dual 18" V3600i subs on Christmas Eve. They arrived today, so I thought I would share some updated photos with everyone (special thanks to all the guys in this sub-forum who helped me out with tips and tricks)... One PSA V3600i resides in the back right corner of the room. The second is in the back left corner of the room. All 6 subs are hooked up with SVS Soundpath Interconnect cables. To the right of the sub, along the back wall is my fifth RF7 II that is waiting patiently to replace the RC-64 II as my center speaker. The 2 Klipsch R-115SW 15" subs that used to reside in the back corners of the room are now placed between (or inside) the 2 RF7 II front main speakers. This is the same location where my JBL S412P towers with built in subs used to be for the last 15 years or so. For the last year, I used those subs combined with 4 corner loaded R-115SW subs, so I am very familiar with these locations. Also, the height of the sub is a perfect fit underneath my AT screen. Now, all 4 R-115SW subs reside along the front wall...two corner loaded, outside the 2 RF7 II front mains and the other 2 inside the front mains. So, once I replace the center channel speakers as noted above, from left to right, we will have the left corner loaded sub, the left front main, another sub, the center speaker, another sub, the right main and finally the right corner loaded sub. I ordered a Mid Atlantic rack (in transit), so once that arrives I can remove the TV stand and place all the equipment in the rack in the back of the room and replace my center channel speaker as mentioned above. My Bell'O SP200 36" speaker stands arrived. So, I was able to place my RB-81 II front wide surrounds on them. Those speakers are angled in toward the primary listening position. In the last photos I posted they were temporarily sitting on the corner subs. The front mains have now been moved out and angled in. They reside under the front heights as shown below. This will leave only the RF7 II center channel sitting behind the AT screen. Much, much more still to come. Including wire/cable management which will be addressed using the following techniques: a) Legrand cable raceways will be used to conceal both rear surrounds and both front height surrounds from shelf to floor, Epson Power cord & HDMI cable and the Elite Screen power cord; Electriduct 2" split wire tubing will be used behind the Mid Atlantic AV rack. There will be five separate 5' lengths to group each of the following and keep them apart from one another: 1) power cords, 2) speaker wire, 3) interconnects, 4) HDMI/Video cables and 5) ethernet cables; c) Velcro one-wrap thin self-gripping ties to separate the wires/cables (as described above) wherever they are not visible; and d) Gaffer Power professional premium grade gaffer tape to separate the wires/cables (as described above) wherever they are visible. I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year! Thanks for all the help. I appreciate it.
  12. ^^^Thanks. I ordered 2 Power Sound Audio Dual 18" V3600i subs on Christmas Eve. They arrived today, so I thought I would share some updated photos with everyone (special thanks to all the guys in this sub-forum who helped me out with tips and tricks)... One PSA V3600i resides in the back right corner of the room. The second is in the back left corner of the room. All 6 subs are hooked up with SVS Soundpath Interconnect cables. To the right of the sub, along the back wall is my fifth RF7 II that is waiting patiently to replace the RC-64 II as my center speaker. The 2 Klipsch R-115SW 15" subs that used to reside in the back corners of the room are now placed between (or inside) the 2 RF7 II front main speakers. This is the same location where my JBL S412P towers with built in subs used to be for the last 15 years or so. For the last year, I used those subs combined with 4 corner loaded R-115SW subs, so I am very familiar with these locations. Also, the height of the sub is a perfect fit underneath my AT screen. Now, all 4 R-115SW subs reside along the front wall...two corner loaded, outside the 2 RF7 II front mains and the other 2 inside the front mains. So, once I replace the center channel speakers as noted above, from left to right, we will have the left corner loaded sub, the left front main, another sub, the center speaker, another sub, the right main and finally the right corner loaded sub. I ordered a Mid Atlantic rack (in transit), so once that arrives I can remove the TV stand and place all the equipment in the rack in the back of the room and replace my center channel speaker as mentioned above. My Bell'O SP200 36" speaker stands arrived. So, I was able to place my RB-81 II front wide surrounds on them. Those speakers are angled in toward the primary listening position. In the last photos I posted they were temporarily sitting on the corner subs. The front mains have now been moved out and angled in. They reside under the front heights as shown below. This will leave only the RF7 II center channel sitting behind the AT screen. Much, much more still to come. Including wire/cable management which will be addressed using the following techniques: a) Legrand cable raceways will be used to conceal both rear surrounds and both front height surrounds from shelf to floor, Epson Power cord & HDMI cable and the Elite Screen power cord; Electriduct 2" split wire tubing will be used behind the Mid Atlantic AV rack. There will be five separate 5' lengths to group each of the following and keep them apart from one another: 1) power cords, 2) speaker wire, 3) interconnects, 4) HDMI/Video cables and 5) ethernet cables; c) Velcro one-wrap thin self-gripping ties to separate the wires/cables (as described above) wherever they are not visible; and d) Gaffer Power professional premium grade gaffer tape to separate the wires/cables (as described above) wherever they are visible. I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year! Thanks for all the help. I appreciate it.
  13. When I switched from my 9.3 JBL Studio Series speaker collection I switched directly to the 4 Klipsch subs, so I can't speak to how 2 Klipsch subs would sound. All 4 of my Klipsch subs are corner loaded. Combined with the bass from 5 Klipsch RF7 IIs and 6 Klipsch RB-81 IIs...the bass is simply awesome. What I can tell you is I watched the Impossible with the new subs and I honestly thought the Tsunami was crashing through my front wall and sweeping through my theater. I don't watch movies anymore, I experience them. We must have watched Top Gun a dozen times over the decades. The first time my father and I watched the Top Gun, the scene when the Tomcat was taking off from the aircraft carrier, the recliners were literally shaking. Watching movies with these subs, we realize that we have been missing out on so much for so long. You have to experience it to understand. The same can be said while listening to music on Spotify with his new collection of speakers. You just feel the music. It's completely different to just listening to the music which we have been doing for so long. Worth every penny I invested. depending on location 4 might get you smoother response. It will net you headroom. Around 6db
  14. Finished setting everything up this weekend and ran Audyssey. I had time to watch High Crimes, U-571 and Gladiator. Good to be back to working through my Netflix queue. I use Spotify for Music and I couldn't be happier with the quality. I have been listening to all music genre's and the Klipsch Reference Series II collection is the best I have ever owned. Can't wait to order my amps in January.
  15. Last night my 5th RF-7 II arrived. I know have all 15 speakers. Tonight I need to assemble my Bell'O SP200 36" speaker stands for the RB-81 II front wides surround speakers and run longer speaker wire to those. All the other speakers are in their final positions and wired up, so this weekend I can run Audyssey and get back to watching movies. I'm using my Denon AVR-X5200W for now. I can't imagine how these speakers are going to roar when my ATI Morris Kessler Signature amps (AT-6005 and AT-4006) arrive in February! Klipsch: 4 Klipsch R-115SW powered subwoofers 1 Klipsch RF-7 II center speaker 2 Klipsch RF-7 II front speakers 2 Klipsch RF-7 II side surround speakers 2 Klipsch RB-81 II front wide surround speakers 2 Klipsch RB-81 II front height surround speakers 2 Klipsch RB-81 II rear surround speakers
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