7.2.4 Home Theater Room - Updated

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This was my first attempt at putting a home theater together, the room is approximately 22' x 13'. I stripped the room down to the bare concrete floor and open ceiling. Ceiling was insulated well after I mounted and wired the four ATMOS in ceiling speakers and and the surround back speakers (gear details below). The equipment rack is made from Cedar planks I sourced locally and is a nod to my late wife who loved Cedar. During the build of that rack, I found I didn't need the top shelf of the front section, so that became a live edge shelf to the right of the TV for pictures. For seating, I chose Valencia Tuscany XL in a 3-chair configuration. They have a little extra room over the normal Tuscany chairs and are, like all the Valencia's, very comfortable.
Gear listing (7.2.4):
TV: Sony XR-77A80J
TV Bias Lighting: MediaLight LX1 Bias Lighting
AVR: Denon X4700H - Using its 11-channel processing capability through its pre-outs
AMPS: Emotiva XPA 11 Gen 3 - @490 wpc into the 4 ohm L/C/R and 65 wpc into the remaining surrounds and Atmos speakers
DVD Play: Sony UBP-X800M2
Front Speakers: Polk Audio Legend L800
Center : Polk Audio Legend L400
Surrounds: Polk Audio Legend L100
Surround Back: Polk Audio LSi M 702 f/x
ATMOS: Polk Audio MC80 (x4) in ceiling mounted in the Top Front and Top Rear positions
Speaker cables: home made cables using 14-gauge Canare 4S11 star quad cable, with black Techflex Flexo PET Expandable Braided Sleeving, combine the quad for two strands resulting in 11-guage overall.
Subwoofers: SVS PB-3000 x 2
Power filtering: Emotiva CMX-6 Power Distribution System with precision common mode A/C Line Filter
Streaming: Bravia Core from the A80J app / AppleTV 4K / ... for Netflix, Prime, Curiosity Stream, Disney+, and Discovery+
Popcorn Machine: by Paragon
Gear Signs: by CineSigns (based out of Germany, found them on Etsy)
Theater Seating: by Valencia - Tuscany XL 3 seat configuration

Comments

Love the setup. Also, like Cedar planks you used there for the equipment rack.
Thanks, appreciate that. This was my first attempt at a home theater set-up, going to enjoy it for the next year then see what I need to do to improve it. Problem is, now I'm noticing a lot of AV gear and wondering what it would sound like in my room ... and so it goes! Love this hobby!!
 
Great equipment list. Higher quality than most first-attempt theaters - especially my original setup! Enjoy!

I also love the live-edge shelves, though they'd stick out like a sore thumb in my new home.
 
Great equipment list. Higher quality than most first-attempt theaters - especially my original setup! Enjoy!

I also love the live-edge shelves, though they'd stick out like a sore thumb in my new home.
Thanks, thought the live edge selves provided a good look and certainly maximizes airflow. Although the XPA Gen 3 amps run cool, which I like.
 
What's the first movie you enjoyed with this setup?

I love seen other people's setups, it reminds me of the work and the joy that comes with building something you love. It makes me want to go fire up my own setup to enjoy it as well.
 
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Nice gear! Those SVS ultras are going to serve you well! Wonderful speakers!

Have you thought about adding some acoustic treatments on the walls?

Excellent!
 
What's the first movie you enjoyed with this setup?

I love seen other people's setups, it reminds me of the work and the joy that comes with building something you love. It makes me want to go fire up my own setup to enjoy it as well.
Thank you, the first movie I watched was the final, directors cut of Apocolypse Now ... awesome movie and sound track. I knew it was going to be good when in the opening of the movie, during the opening credits, I heard helicopter blades traveling in slow motion from the top rear left moving slowly across my room to the top front right ... passing right over my head ... talk about a way to start off. Good movie. Have watched many movies since. Love the 7.2.4 ... sometimes it sounds like I'm sitting in the rain, but not getting wet. Enjoy!!
 
Nice gear! Those SVS ultras are going to serve you well! Wonderful speakers!

Have you thought about adding some acoustic treatments on the walls?

Excellent!
Thank you. Yes, the Ultras are great speakers. I tried the Ultra towers upstairs in my 2-channel system. Paired with a PrimaLuna EVO 300 Tube Integrated amp, the Ultra towers sounded great on their own without a sub, integrated in to the HT, they are exceptional. I'm running GoldenEar Triton Fives with a ForceField 3 sub upstairs with my 2.1 channel set up and like them very much as well. I'm a big fan of GoldenEar, my upstairs 5.1 has their SuperCinema 3D XL for L/C/R and Aon 2s for surrounds, along with the FF2. Currently fighting the urge to buy their Triton Two + ... and so it goes! WRT acoustic treatment, I've been enjoying the HT as is, but I do intend to experiment with acoustic treatment placement in the coming months. Thanks again.
 
Thank you. Yes, the Ultras are great speakers. I tried the Ultra towers upstairs in my 2-channel system. Paired with a PrimaLuna EVO 300 Tube Integrated amp, the Ultra towers sounded great on their own without a sub, integrated in to the HT, they are exceptional. I'm running GoldenEar Triton Fives with a ForceField 3 sub upstairs with my 2.1 channel set up and like them very much as well. I'm a big fan of GoldenEar, my upstairs 5.1 has their SuperCinema 3D XL for L/C/R and Aon 2s for surrounds, along with the FF2. Currently fighting the urge to buy their Triton Two + ... and so it goes! WRT acoustic treatment, I've been enjoying the HT as is, but I do intend to experiment with acoustic treatment placement in the coming months. Thanks again.
I'm a big fan of GE as well. Wonderful gear!
 

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