9.3.6 Home Theater System

BigDan79

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
This thread is for the general discussion of the item 9.3.6 Home Theater System. Please add to the discussion here.
 

Todd Anderson

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
StormAudio ISP.24 MK2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
Denon X8500H
Computer Audio
AudioEngine A2+
DAC
THX ONYX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Kaleidescape TERRA, OPPO UDP-203, Panasonic UB9000
Front Speakers
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar Technology SuperCenter Reference
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Front, Top Mid-Front)
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Middle, Top Rear)
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC NX7
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Streaming Equipment
iFi Audio Zen Blue
Streaming Subscriptions
Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify, ROON
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F, ZeroSurge 8R15W x 2, ZeroSurge 2R15W x 2
What did you use to build your rack system?
 

BigDan79

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Location
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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
What did you use to build your rack system?
Not sure I understand your question. I just bought a rack, cut a hole in the wall, framed it in and build something to hold it up.
 

BigDan79

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Location
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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP

Todd Anderson

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Location
Balt/Wash Metro
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
StormAudio ISP.24 MK2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
Denon X8500H
Computer Audio
AudioEngine A2+
DAC
THX ONYX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Kaleidescape TERRA, OPPO UDP-203, Panasonic UB9000
Front Speakers
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar Technology SuperCenter Reference
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Front, Top Mid-Front)
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Middle, Top Rear)
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC NX7
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Streaming Equipment
iFi Audio Zen Blue
Streaming Subscriptions
Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify, ROON
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F, ZeroSurge 8R15W x 2, ZeroSurge 2R15W x 2
Ah... I thought you might have DIYed the rack yourself.

Many moons ago, I built something that looks very similar from the front, but my back end was a giant wooden box with shelves and a removable back panel and that had several in/out cooling fans built-in. It worked, but airflow was always an issue. Eventually, I ran out of space and tore it apart.

Not sure why I didn't use a rack as you've done. I guess I didn't know any better!
 

BigDan79

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Location
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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
The hardest part was running all the wires...


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Todd Anderson

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Location
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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
StormAudio ISP.24 MK2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
Denon X8500H
Computer Audio
AudioEngine A2+
DAC
THX ONYX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Kaleidescape TERRA, OPPO UDP-203, Panasonic UB9000
Front Speakers
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar Technology SuperCenter Reference
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Front, Top Mid-Front)
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Middle, Top Rear)
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC NX7
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Streaming Equipment
iFi Audio Zen Blue
Streaming Subscriptions
Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify, ROON
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F, ZeroSurge 8R15W x 2, ZeroSurge 2R15W x 2
I can taste the dust just looking at those pictures!
 

BigDan79

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Location
Ohio
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
The wife said I could buy new speakers if I hid the wires. So I hid the wires and got my 4 rear surrounds and 6 height speakers.
 

Todd Anderson

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Location
Balt/Wash Metro
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
StormAudio ISP.24 MK2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
Denon X8500H
Computer Audio
AudioEngine A2+
DAC
THX ONYX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Kaleidescape TERRA, OPPO UDP-203, Panasonic UB9000
Front Speakers
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar Technology SuperCenter Reference
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Front, Top Mid-Front)
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Middle, Top Rear)
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC NX7
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Streaming Equipment
iFi Audio Zen Blue
Streaming Subscriptions
Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify, ROON
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F, ZeroSurge 8R15W x 2, ZeroSurge 2R15W x 2
I would have been cutting before she finished her sentence.

Well done! Hiding the wires is really the only way to go... the finished look is worth it
 

BigDan79

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Location
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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
I would have been cutting before she finished her sentence.

Well done! Hiding the wires is really the only way to go... the finished look is worth it
She said that was the fastest most efficient work I had ever done. Too bad that she now knows what I am capable of.
 

Todd Anderson

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Location
Balt/Wash Metro
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
StormAudio ISP.24 MK2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
Denon X8500H
Computer Audio
AudioEngine A2+
DAC
THX ONYX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Kaleidescape TERRA, OPPO UDP-203, Panasonic UB9000
Front Speakers
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar Technology SuperCenter Reference
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Front, Top Mid-Front)
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Middle, Top Rear)
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC NX7
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Streaming Equipment
iFi Audio Zen Blue
Streaming Subscriptions
Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify, ROON
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F, ZeroSurge 8R15W x 2, ZeroSurge 2R15W x 2
Ha ha... well, you revealed your cards for a worthy cause :redgrin:
 

Peter Loeser

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Looks great! Nice clean installation. Going the extra mile to hide and organize the wiring always pays off. I've inhaled volumes of various types of dust to achieve finished looking spaces and it's just as satisfying every time!

I'm really digging those recliners too.

How do you like the Paradigm and SVS paired with Emotiva?
 

BigDan79

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Thread Starter
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Ohio
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-2
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-9 Gen3
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen3
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB820 4k Player, Apple 4k
Front Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Center Channel Speaker
Paradigm Studio CC-570 v.3
Front Wide Speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v.3
Surround Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Surround Back Speakers
Paradigm Prestige 25s
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation
Subwoofers
2 Paradigm PW-2200 v.2, 1 Rythmik FV18
Video Display Device
LG 65" OLED
Other Equipment
MiniDSP
Looks great! Nice clean installation. Going the extra mile to hide and organize the wiring always pays off. I've inhaled volumes of various types of dust to achieve finished looking spaces and it's just as satisfying every time!

I'm really digging those recliners too.

How do you like the Paradigm and SVS paired with Emotiva?
I have had these speakers with a few receivers slowly adding more speakers and amps. Switching to the Emotiva was a huge upgrade in my opinion. It sounded great before running Dirac but amazing after. Very detailed. I hear more things in movies that I hadn’t heard before. Everyone likes to mention the issues Emotiva has had but I have been pretty happy with it. Yes it has some bugs that they are still working out but I have had issues with many other receivers too.
 

Juan Acevedo

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Just 2 cents. Just because everything looks so nice... The rack back wiring could use some cable management. Look at
Middle Atlantic LBP-1R4 1 Pc. Horizontal Lacing Bar 4in Offset Round
@ Marketek @ $9.08 each
 
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