MikeDuke
Ok here are some pictures and info of my setup.  The equipment is such:
Preamp Integta 80.3,

Bryston 4b-ST,
Bryston 5b-ST,
OPPO 83,
Baetis Server with 9.5TB of space.
JM Labs 1027Be,
JM Labs CC1000be,
JM Labs Chorus 705v,
Seaton Sound SubMersive1,
Well Tempered Amadeus GTA turntable
Dynavector XX2mkII cartridge
Dynavector DV P-75mkII preamp
Grand Prix Audio Monaco Modular Rack
Transparent Balanced Plus interconnects,
Live Line speaker wire
Live Line balanced interconnects
Transparent Plus level speaker cable,
HTPS7000,

Audience aR6-TS
Panasonic 42G25
Transparent HDMI cables                                                               

HTPS7000,
Butt Kicker BKA1000 amp
Crowson Transducer.
2 GIK Tri-Traps.
2 GIK 242 bass traps
4 GIK 244 bass traps

It has taken me about 10 years to get to here.  I am very happy with the way it sounds.  It really comes together with that Sub taking over.  
Here is a link to my thread that is on AVS.  

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1309798/my-ht-2ch-setup 

Just thought I would post it here as way to get there easier if anybody looks here.


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MikeDuke
Here are some shots of the sub


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OK.  M, thanks for the PM's.  I am back to thinking about a projector.  I was wondering if I could keep my current TV in the room and have the screen come right down the wall and stop right above the TV.  I am concerned though that I will go to the other extreme.  Right now I have to sort of look at a down angle to see the TV.  With a projector it will be a pretty good up angle.  Here is a link to my thread in AVS.  The pictures are there because the file size is to small here.  I would like to hear any and all feedback
Thanks


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1080783
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mfine

Since this is YOUR money we are spending...

I think the right direction to go is to get a flat panel TV (LCD/Plasma) to hang a bit higher on the wall, and a pull down screen in front that will go lower than you can now.

As I said in PM, try it and see how you feel. 

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Mark_Seaton
Get the old tube out of there and throw it in your bedroom.

The bulky TV isn't helping your sound at all, and once you have a big picture, you'll never watch it.

Nice to see the continued evolution towards a more serious listening space.

Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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MikeDuke
I am serious Mark.  But I need to do this Slooooowly.  You know what I am dealing with.  But at least the seed is planted. 
And thanks again M. 
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Hey Mark, I will talk to you tommorow.
Thanks
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MikeDuke
One thing that will happen is that the room where my system is now will change.  In probably a few months, I will switch rooms.  I will move my bedroom to were my system is and my system will be where my bedroom is.  This will put my system in a little bigger room.  I will measure when I can, but I think my bedroom is like 14-16 feet Long and about 10-12 feet wide.  Right now the room my system is in is 12.5L and 9.5 feet wide.  I will get actual measurements when I can but it should be a little more open. We shall see.
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OK.  This is mainly for me.  Just so I have a place to document any progress I have. I really don't expect much movement here but that is OK.  So here are some newer pictures that show how my room has changed. I like the angle on the second picture.  But note that is my old center.
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Here is another one
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Here is the back of my room
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Here is a closeup of my center and my center and TV
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And this is my turntable.
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So that's it.  That is my room as it is now.  I owe a big thanks to Mark.  He was the one that really made the impression that I needed to get that other wall unit out of there.  Now, I still have things to do.  Room treatments will be after the holidays.  Then I will trade in my 34in big ass Sony for a flat screen.  Likely between 46-50in.  Then I need to get a new HT preamp.  At that point I will start to save for my dream amp. The last pieces will be filling in the system by getting better surrounds.  But I like the progression so far. I am very happy with the sound I get now. I also edited the equipment list above to reflect some changes.

We all like our own systems, but I really do like mine.  Stereo listening is simply fantastic. The music sounds real.  I really like my turntable.  It destroys my CD player no questions asked.  On movies, I really can't complain.  I have all the dynamics I need and sound tracks sound awesome.  But I am anxious to hear what treatments will do to my room.  I hope it will be a very positive experience.
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Treatments ordered on 1/4/10
I got 2 GIK Tri traps for the front corners.
I also bought 2 GIK 242's for the front wall.  I had to make both 3 1/2 feet instead of the normal 4 feet height so I could make them fit.
I also bought 4 GIK 244 traps.  Two for the back wall and two for over my head.  I hope they make a nice improvement to the room.

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Here are a few more pictures of the sides of my room.  This is the left side of the room. You can see what I mean when I say it is difficult to treat this room.  But I may have found some other treatments I can use for above the window and closet.
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Here is the right side of the room
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Very nice setup.
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Thanks.  I am also debating on whether I should take most of my framed pictures down.  They rattle a lot when things get loud.  One thing I was told to try was to put felt or something behind the frames.  I may try that.  Or I may just get them out of there.  I don't know yet.  I should have all my treatments by Thursday.  Then I just need time to get up on the wall.

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Treatments up .  Took a few hours but we were able to get the Tri-Traps in the corners and the 244's overhead.  I have not listened yet but I hope to soon.  The room is really coming together.  Next is the flat screen.  I will try and get some pictures up in the next few days.

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OK.  I am very impressed with the results.  I am only listening to music at this time since my one amp is still being fixed. The treatments really cleaned up the room.  It is like another layer of haze that I did not know was there has been lifted.  Bass lines that I thought just ran into each other are now well defined.  On the Tool Album 10,000 days I can actually make out lyrics that I could not before.  Music sounds great.  I can't wait to try out movies. Again, glad I was "pushed" to do this.  The results are great.
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This isn't a system thing as much as a setup thing.  I am using the PS3 for my BR player.  I noticed that when I played movies with a DTS sound track DTS would be displayed on my Halo C2.  But The new Star Trek only has a Tru HD sound track.  When I played that it said Prologic on my Halo.  So some people on AVS gave me some advice.  I went into the PS3 audio setup menu.  When I did that I noticed that DTS and a few 2ch formats were checked off.  But there was a Dolby Digital option as well.  That was not checked off.  So I selected that as well.  Then when I put Star Trek in it said Dolby Digital on my Halo.  I guess that worked.  I can't wait to get my amp back and try out that movie.
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YEA  My amp is fixed.  It was a shorted out output stage.  I am excited to get back to %100 and hear the full system with the room treatments.
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All right. We are cooking now.  I am %100 fully operational.  My amp was reconnected last night. Hopefully I can sit down and watch something soon.  I will take some pictures soon of the room with the treatments.  Again, my room is small.  It is only 12.5f Lx9.5fWx8fH.  I was very concerned about doing big room treatments all over the room.  But to be honest, I hardly even notice them now.  I only notice how the room has changed with them.  I am doing my best to get the most I can out of this space.  So far so good.
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Congrats!  I found room treatments had little impact on my (crude) measurements but a very noticeable impact on sound.  You could even tell just having a conversation in the room that your voices were clearer.
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