RichB's Family Room - An exercise in maximizing Audio Quality and FAF (Family Approval Factor)

Description

Like many, I change components very often but speakers are fairly stable. From 2001 to 2015 their were Salon1s, Voice1, and Studio2. In 2015, my dealer had a great deal on Ultima2s so I upgraded to Salon2s, Voice2, and Studio2s.

Last year, I replaced my Studio2s with Salon2s because the height would be better for rears. There is a benefit to matching rears but mostly wanted extra pair of Salon2s since they are being discontinued. I also bought an extra tweeter just in case parts become unavailable.
System2.jpg


System1.jpg
Ultima2Tweeter.jpg


A projector is not permitted, so I continually upgrade my display. The LG 77 OLED will soon be replaced by the LG 83. I can't justify the Sony premium and, my MO is a display upgrade every 2 to 3 years.

The biggest challenge was the center channel. The credenza was custom made to match the décor and the depth is not an issue since the Salon2s stick out. So, the center must go above the screen to keep it close to eye level. The OmniMount (now disconintued) is quite strong so with a bit of hardware-store ingenuity and surgery to the Voice2 base allowed for mounting. I really wish Revel would consider providing mounting hardware or at the very least mechanical drawings.
CenterChannelWithStraps.jpg


I was considering JL Fathom 13" subs but ended up with two custom Salk customer Rythmik E22 (dual 12") subwoofers that are gloss black with mahogany sides to match the Salon2s. These measure down to 13 Hz in my room.
E22Side.jpg
E22WithSalon2.jpg


The room itself is very quiet, 27 dB, but I may have to revisit this because I don't remember if I used the UMIK-1 with cal file from spectrum (with reference level) or the Umm6.
AmbientNoiseMesurements.jpg
AmbientNoiseNoACNoRefidge.jpg


The spectrum of the noise is interesting. The noise is lowest in the 1 kHz up to 7 kHz where our hearing is most sensitive.

That's all folks :)

- Rich

Comments

Very nice Rich... love all the wood. Cozy family room for sure.

Naturally I love the amps.

Screen does look a bit small, but that's probably because I'm use to my 126" screen... but looks like you are about to move to 83" which will be somewhat larger.

I see you are an Ubiquiti user as well... oh yeah... I spotted it. :greengrin:
 
Thanks for sharing. I agree, great setup and looks very cozy. Congrats on the awesome setup! :)
 
Very nice Rich... love all the wood. Cozy family room for sure.

Naturally I love the amps.

Screen does look a bit small, but that's probably because I'm use to my 126" screen... but looks like you are about to move to 83" which will be somewhat larger.

I see you are an Ubiquiti user as well... oh yeah... I spotted it. :greengrin:
The room is 30 feet long so we sit in the middle it might be a little less cozy than it looks :p
I lucked out, this room sounds good. There is a large opening on the left and the room and opens in the rear to a 16' room.
SystemLongView.jpg
 
Last edited:

Item information

Added by
RichB
Views
469
Comments
7
Last update

More in Finished Home Theaters / AV Systems

Share this item

Top Bottom