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KillHour
Oct 28, 2007



Doh004 posted:

Kinda crazy how big of a jump it is from 7.2 to 9.2! In the end, I'm okay with only one input at 4k/120hz as I don't have any other consoles and won't be connecting a PC to it. Leave all of the content capabilities to streaming. But true on using eArc too although the amount of feedback about audio delays scares me. Haven't run into that with my current TV but that eArcs into my Sonos Arc.

I mean, if you want to spend 4 figgies, you could do a hell of a lot worse than one of those beasts so I'm not going to stop you.

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DoesNotCompute
Apr 10, 2006

Big Wiener.

I built the smallest possible sealed subwoofer for my new (old) car and it's double the size of the subwoofer in my small living room AV set-up. As much as I love how well they both perform for their size it would be nice to just have a gently caress-off huge listening/movie room (and massive trunk). Curious how these car subwoofers perform these days as I haven't done a car stereo in like...15 years, going to do a few sweeps with REW to see what the response looks like.

Pitwar
Jul 19, 2008

Who's your mate?!




Iíve made a few changes to my setup over the past few months, and am pretty pleased with it. Hopefully this will last me for a few years.

- 55Ē LG C1 OLED
- LG UBK90 UHD Blu-ray player
- Samsung Q600A soundbar
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox Series X
- Apple HomePod
- Sony PS-LX310BT turntable
- Edifier R1280T bookshelf speakers

Pitwar fucked around with this message at 00:02 on Jul 23, 2022

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Pitwar posted:



I’ve made a few changes to my setup over the past few months, and am pretty pleased with it. Hopefully this will last me for a few years.

- 55” LG C1 OLED
- LG UBK90 UHD Blu-ray player
- Samsung Q600A soundbar
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox Series X
- Apple HomePod
- Sony PS-LX310BT turntable
- Edifier R1280T bookshelf speakers

why a soundbar plus powered bookshelf speakers?

Plus a HomePod?

This isnít all going in the same place is it? :psyduck:

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Like why not just get a decent receiver and some decent speakers and be done with it

OldSenileGuy
Mar 13, 2001


Also whatís the bias lighting

Pitwar
Jul 19, 2008

Who's your mate?!


Ok Comboomer posted:

why a soundbar plus powered bookshelf speakers?

Plus a HomePod?

This isnít all going in the same place is it? :psyduck:

The bookshelf speakers are hooked up to the turntable, Iím not going to have that linked to anything via Bluetooth.

The HomePod is for all the home stuff, as well as having Apple Music running through it for voice commands.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Pitwar posted:

The bookshelf speakers are hooked up to the turntable, Iím not going to have that linked to anything via Bluetooth.

The HomePod is for all the home stuff, as well as having Apple Music running through it for voice commands.

I still donít understand why you simply didnít do speakers, self-powered or externally amplified, for everything that canít be done with the HomePod.

Also a lot of inexpensive receivers will do Apple Music now, or AirPlay, or Bluetooth (many will do all three).

I get why you have a separate HomePod, but Iím still being thrown for a loop on the self-powered speakers and a soundbar (and, in my opinion, both are undersized for their role)

Pitwar
Jul 19, 2008

Who's your mate?!


Ok Comboomer posted:

I still donít understand why you simply didnít do speakers, self-powered or externally amplified, for everything that canít be done with the HomePod.

Also a lot of inexpensive receivers will do Apple Music now, or AirPlay, or Bluetooth (many will do all three).

I get why you have a separate HomePod, but Iím still being thrown for a loop on the self-powered speakers and a soundbar (and, in my opinion, both are undersized for their role)

This setup works perfectly for me, and Iím really pleased with it. Hence why I thought Iíd share it.

Like I said earlier, the speakers are wired to my turntable and are used purely for that.

The Soundbar is for all my tv media, and has Atmos sound for films and games.

As far as being undersized, everything sounds great in my lounge so not sure why would be an issue.

pofcorn
May 30, 2011


How dare you enjoy your setup.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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pofcorn posted:

How dare you enjoy your setup.

Iím not saying they canít enjoy it, dude, chill your tits

It still doesnít make any sense, but whatever

I learned my lesson on trying to give honest advice in this thread long ago. ďPost your __Ē threads are purely for hugboxing, and I respect that

Pitwar
Jul 19, 2008

Who's your mate?!


Ok Comboomer posted:

Iím not saying they canít enjoy it, dude, chill your tits

It still doesnít make any sense, but whatever

I learned my lesson on trying to give honest advice in this thread long ago. ďPost your __Ē threads are purely for hugboxing, and I respect that

Iím not sure this thread is for advice, unless someone outright asks. I saw this as more show off your setup.

This tech stuff isnít cheap, so if someone has a setup that they like and want to show it off, itís a bit muggy to then tell them it doesnít many sense or you can do it better.

I appreciate how Iíve got things doesnít work for you, but this is how I wanted it. If I ever want to move my turntable setup to another room I can without it impacting my TV setup.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Pitwar posted:

Iím not sure this thread is for advice, unless someone outright asks. I saw this as more show off your setup.

This tech stuff isnít cheap, so if someone has a setup that they like and want to show it off, itís a bit muggy to then tell them it doesnít many sense or you can do it better.

I appreciate how Iíve got things doesnít work for you, but this is how I wanted it. If I ever want to move my turntable setup to another room I can without it impacting my TV setup.

What cartridge is on that Sony deck? Itís a nice looking form factor. Iíve only used their low end stuff, which is low end Sony to a T.

Pitwar
Jul 19, 2008

Who's your mate?!


BigFactory posted:

What cartridge is on that Sony deck? Itís a nice looking form factor. Iíve only used their low end stuff, which is low end Sony to a T.

Iím not overly knowledgeable about such things, but itís an MM cartridge. Iíve had this table about a year and have no complaints.

Brain Issues
Dec 16, 2004

lol

Pitwar posted:

This setup works perfectly for me, and Iím really pleased with it. Hence why I thought Iíd share it.

Like I said earlier, the speakers are wired to my turntable and are used purely for that.

The Soundbar is for all my tv media, and has Atmos sound for films and games.

As far as being undersized, everything sounds great in my lounge so not sure why would be an issue.

Don't worry, comboomer just shits on everyone else because he feels bad about himself. I never see him post anything of his own, I think because hes too afraid he might comment on his own post calling it poo poo.

Your setup looks nice but man that turntable location is inconvenient enough that I would never, ever want to play records.

Brain Issues fucked around with this message at 17:19 on Jul 23, 2022

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Brain Issues posted:

Don't worry, comboomer just shits on everyone else because he feels bad about himself. I never see him post anything of his own, I think because hes too afraid he might comment on his own post calling it poo poo.

Your setup looks nice but man that turntable location is inconvenient enough that I would never, ever want to play records.

yeah you rly got me, ĎBrain Issuesí

Brain Issues
Dec 16, 2004

lol

Ok Comboomer posted:

yeah you rly got me, ĎBrain Issuesí

Are those white van speakers

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Brain Issues posted:

Are those white van speakers

lol nah

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/hpm-900.shtml

KillHour
Oct 28, 2007




Your speakers are directly on a hardwood floor, leading to reflections. Objectively wrong.

Brain Issues
Dec 16, 2004

lol

KillHour posted:

Your speakers are directly on a hardwood floor, leading to reflections. Objectively wrong.

Theyíre also bass reflex and directly up against a wall.

KozmoNaut
Apr 23, 2008

Happiness is a warm
Turbo Plasma Rifle




The port is on the front on HPMs.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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KillHour posted:

Your speakers are directly on a hardwood floor, leading to reflections. Objectively wrong.

those pics are from right before I put cinderblocks under them

and then when I moved from that place I got actual stands for them made by a dude on eBay

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Brain Issues posted:

Theyíre also bass reflex and directly up against a wall.

please stop, youíre embarrassing yourself my guy

Brain Issues
Dec 16, 2004

lol

Ok Comboomer posted:

please stop, youíre embarrassing yourself my guy

Oh that ugly unfinished gaping hole in the front is a port

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Brain Issues posted:

Oh that ugly unfinished gaping hole in the front is a port

lmao

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Pitwar posted:

Iím not sure this thread is for advice, unless someone outright asks. I saw this as more show off your setup.

This tech stuff isnít cheap, so if someone has a setup that they like and want to show it off, itís a bit muggy to then tell them it doesnít many sense or you can do it better.

I appreciate how Iíve got things doesnít work for you, but this is how I wanted it. If I ever want to move my turntable setup to another room I can without it impacting my TV setup.

Iím sorry if my post came off as hostile. It wasnít my intent to make you feel attacked or judged.

I was legitimately confused as to why it seemed like you had multiple devices in the same spot pulling double-duty, but your explanation makes sense even if itís not what I personally wouldíve done (if the goal is to save money and keep existing gear like the soundbar/etc I might look for an inexpensive A/V breakout box just to keep running everything through there)

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Brain Issues posted:

Oh that ugly unfinished gaping hole in the front is a port

Thatís what basically every port looks like

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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BigFactory posted:

Thatís what basically every port looks like

heís just butthurt that I think that the Apple Studio Display is a half-baked product offering tremendously poor value, because it objectively is and does

~he cares about my opinion *that much*~

heck, I didnít even bring visual aesthetics into this conversation

the only person throwing around words like ďuglyĒ here or making those sorts of judgments is Brain Issues

Brain Issues
Dec 16, 2004

lol

Ok Comboomer posted:

heís just butthurt that I think that the Apple Studio Display is a half-baked product offering tremendously poor value, because it objectively is and does

I think youíre mixing me up with someone else. I agree with everything you just said about the apple studio display and Iím constantly complaining about MacOS external display support issues in the mac hardware thread.

Brain Issues fucked around with this message at 19:39 on Jul 23, 2022

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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Brain Issues posted:

I think youíre mixing me up with someone else because I think the same things about the apple studio display and Iím constantly complaining about MacOS external display support issues

itís literally the only place Iíve really poo poo on something in the last year or so and where ppl got really mad about it, so I donít really know what to tell ya

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



I guess I can post my AV set up:




McIntosh MA 5100
B&W DM 2 (mk 1)
Sanyo TP-80SP
Dual 506
Some Toshiba dvd changer that says it reads SACDs

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



And if anyone wants to see a truly ugly port, here we go

KillHour
Oct 28, 2007



Are you just sitting there listening to music and staring at your 7 ft tall painting of some lady holding a book with wings?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



KillHour posted:

Are you just sitting there listening to music and staring at your 7 ft tall painting of some lady holding a book with wings?

Yeah and I have a light show that goes with it. Itís the best.

Itís not a book itís a little organ.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004


:911:
:wookie: :thermidor: :wookie:
:dehumanize:

:pirate::hf::tinfoil:


That rules

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001





taqueso posted:

That rules

:agreed: That is a very cool listening room. I dig it.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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BigFactory posted:

Yeah and I have a light show that goes with it. Itís the best.

Itís not a book itís a little organ.

Iíd love to know the back story on that painting.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Ok Comboomer posted:

Iíd love to know the back story on that painting.

Sheís St. Cecelia the patron saint of music. I got it from a church that was closing down and being de-sanctified. It was just canvas plastered or glued to the wall so I had it cleaned up and put on a stretcher. Thatís easily the most expensive thing in the room because of the restoration work. I didnít pay more than $150 for any of the audio gear.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007
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BigFactory posted:

Sheís St. Cecelia the patron saint of music. I got it from a church that was closing down and being de-sanctified. It was just canvas plastered or glued to the wall so I had it cleaned up and put on a stretcher. Thatís easily the most expensive thing in the room because of the restoration work. I didnít pay more than $150 for any of the audio gear.

Thatís so rad. Have you had her appraised?

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BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Ok Comboomer posted:

Thatís so rad. Have you had her appraised?

Not for insurance. I had a couple of local artists check it out and the consensus is that it was definitely made by a trained artist but nobody who would have been known. From what I could research the church was built in the 1890s and the parish got a bump of cash in the 20s or 30s, so thats probably when it was installed.

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