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Home Theater (14 photos)(4.9) (66 ratings)
Before last January 2010, I hadn't upgraded my Home Theater room for probably 7 years. My 12 yr old Klipsch subwoofer died in January, so the hunt was on for another sub. I stumbled upon eD's bang for the buck, highly cherished sub while doing research on the web, and purchased the a2-300. It was this purchase that has led me on a year long disease of upgradeitis....
Single eD A7S
Uploaded Dec 03, 2010 00:17:45
After just being 'teased' with the a2-300, I needed more...I wanted more output and lower extension. I then purchased the A7S-450.
Dual eD A7S-450s
Uploaded Dec 03, 2010 00:17:52
I was happy with the sound from the subs, but thought it might be time to upgrade my surrounds and center...so I did. After I was happy with the overall sound, time to work on the video....my 72in TV didn't match well with the BIG sound of the A7S, so the projector and 120" came next. After learning what a "light controlled room" meant, the white walls had to go. Dark Brown for the side walls, Dark Grey for the ceiling, and a rug for the cream carpet was next. Then realized visually the room was unbalanced with just 1 A7S, and I was really curious to how TWO A7S-450s would sound, and so my 2nd A7S arrived this past Monday. Above is a picture of the new setup with the 72" for TV watching!
Duals w/120 in screen
Uploaded Dec 03, 2010 00:17:59
For Movies, the 120" screen makes its appearance...
Uploaded Dec 03, 2010 00:18:05
And this is what it looks like for movie night...
Home Theater Feb 2012 - Front Stage
Uploaded Feb 05, 2012 11:04:20
Home Theater Feb 2012 - Acoustic Panels
Uploaded Feb 05, 2012 11:49:26
Home Theater Feb 2012 - Rear Seating Outlaw LFM1-EXs
Uploaded Feb 05, 2012 11:49:30
Home Theater Feb 2012 - HT Seats
Uploaded Feb 05, 2012 11:49:38
Mach 5 FTW21's
Uploaded May 29, 2012 21:58:46
Below is my equipment:
Display: 72" Samsung HL72A650 | Epson Home Cinema 8100 w/Elite 120" screen
Pre-amp Processor: Onkyo 705
Power Amp: Outlaw 7125 (7x125w)
Blu-ray Player: PS3
Front Speakers: Klipsch KG 5.5
Center Speaker: Klipsch KV-3
Surrounds (side/rear): Klipsch SS-1
Subwoofers: (Trips) Dual FTW21s in 7cf eD box w/2 EP4000s + 1 Rythmik FV15HP
Testimonial from a fellow basshead:
I stopped over at dom's house this weekend for a proper demo of his latest system. On the 30 minute ride over to his house, I smiled to myself thinking about his first sub the A2-300 and his favorite demo scene from Hulk...I wondered if even he knew where his sub journey was heading after the A2-300 made a bad noise during a demanding scene from the movie. The journey is where all the fun is and the destination can have a sense of sadness that the journey is over...
The sub destination that dom has arrived at is truly the best his system has ever sounded and is the best I have ever heard since starting this hobby in 1990. The BHD scene quoted above is the first time that I have felt the impact of the 7Hz note. On top of that, the rest of the sound field was equally as impressive with a constant slam to the chest. On all of the demos, the weight in the room was so impressive, the slam in the chest, the energy in the sofa and the ease at which his system reproduced all of it at reference level.....in a word - STUNNING.
Every demo scene was new to me....mind you; I have listened to some of these scenes at least 100 times over the years in my room and his. All of the usual words come to mind - clean, effortless, dynamic, impactful.....WOTW is as immersive as I have ever heard it and years later is still the king of demos (IMHO) on a system like this. Sound Quality is off the charts, I finally have an appreciation of it after this demo. My good friend, you should be very, very proud in what you have created. A TOTAL masterpiece. Your sub journey might be over....it certainly is over for the short term...I can't imagine another system sounding "better". I guess another system can sound louder but your space can't be "improved".
If you are within driving distance to dom, please do yourself a favor and request a demo. I am very excited at the moment as my sub journey is cranking back up again....dom has showed me what is possible and I can't wait to do the same upgrade in my system!
Uploaded Dec 16, 2012 23:15:27
FV15HP replaces 2 Outlaws
Uploaded Dec 16, 2012 23:15:29
Where I thought I had great sound quality, awesome tactile feeling, and headroom with my Outlaws...the Rythmik is MUCH better at all three! My jaw literally dropped at the difference in all those categories! As far as SQ goes, the biggest difference is that the rythmik stops on a dime compared to the outlaws! During the hulk scene where Banner turns into the hulk the first time at the college campus; he busts out of the hallway bridge and lands on the ground. I always thought that scene was stressed with the outlaws. With the FV15HP, when the hulk hits the ground, there is no reverb...just a quick loud thump and it just STOPS. WOTW pod emergence, hulk cop crash car, all sounded like everything stopped on a dime. It was pretty unbelievable.
Additionally, where I thought I had headroom before, I have it in SPADES with the Rythmik. It never sounds stressed at all (although I still get brief port chuffing at reference on some scenes)....my best description of my new found headroom is that it actually sounds quieter than it should and feels like it should be turned up more!!!
But the biggest difference between the outlaws and the FV15HP is the tactile feeling. I takes me a lot to wince...but that is what I did after running each demo scene (WOTW, HTTYD, Hulk, Iron Man, FOTP, BHD, Percy Jackson, etc.) at reference! It feels like my subs are attacking your body...chest pounding, body shaking, wobbling bass! It's truly brutal. Another scene that stands out is the sound cannon scene in the Hulk; it is much more more textured now; there are bass waves I had never heard of felt before...that scene is truly a different experience now.
To put things in perspective (for those that run transducers), I run Clark Synthesis transducers for my outer seats (my outer seats don't get the shake like my middle seat does). I try and match the shake of the middle seat by adjusting the gain of the transducers on my outer seats. With the outlaws, they were just slightly turned up to match the middle seat. With the FV15HP, I had to turn the transducers all the way up to match the middle seat!!! In fact, the transducers could not match the shake of the middle seat as I blew both transducers when listening at reference!!!
Closup of FV15HP behind couch
Uploaded Dec 16, 2012 22:45:16
FTW21s + FV15HP
Uploaded Dec 12, 2012 22:50:59
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