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I have a 86" LG coming Monday.
Will this be instead of or in addition to a projector and screen?
Either way I’d be interested in your thoughts on the 86” panel experience vs a pj screen.
My pj screen is either 92 or 96 (can’t recall which at the moment) and I’ve thought now that larger panels are more reasonably priced that might be the way to go due to HDR capability as compared to a pj. I don’t have the room for a larger pj screen. I think I’d go that route 1st if I could.
 

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@JStewart For the time being this will be instead of a projector. I used to have a 195" AT screen in my old HT, and I had planned on getting a 75" FP, and eventually gettinng anothrr AT screen, but with us now having 3 cats that like to climb, and watch tv... I am not sure if I will go projector this time. We also wanted a laser projector this time but it is too dangerous with 3 cats, and 1 of them being deaf, so when I got the new tv for 50% off from Costco, so it was an easy decision to grab a 86" FP. I know I will be missing the WOW factor, but who knows maybe in 2022...
 

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Thanks. I’m really interested in your opinion given your prior projector experience even though the change in size for me will be substantially less.
 

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I prefer projection with a AT screen. For me the wow factor is a huge difference, and I prefer having the sound come from behind the screen instead of under, over or to the side...much more realistic and more like you are actually in a theater.
 

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Where's the soundbar? Why a soundbar when you have the surround setup?

I don't guess I've seen those particular Klipsch speakers before. Like a mini Klipschhorn.
 

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Where's the soundbar? Why a soundbar when you have the surround setup?

I don't guess I've seen those particular Klipsch speakers before. Like a mini Klipschhorn.
Lol... it is my center channel K402 MEH (the left and right are the same speakers, but vertical, and spaced upwards to be closer to the correct height). I posted up it was my soundbar as it was a DIY center aka soundbar. I bet you have never seen a 200lb soundbar. My carpenter is starting tomorrow to make me an angled stand for the center out of 1 1/2" thick pine.
 
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Not exactly... no. I assume it's that big huge speaker in the center directly under the display. Yeah... that's quite the "soundbar" there. lol
 

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I just ordered 3 Ampcamp mono amps that are used, and will be for powering my front 3 compression drivers. I also am getting 2 MiniDSP DDRC 88Ms for Dirac and to replace my Xilica crossover. In addition I am going to pull the 3 Icepower asx50btl amps out of the case, and replace them with 3 Icepower asx125btls. This will give me 470w per woofer instead of 250w per pair of woofers. Once I pay this off I will be able to work on the acoustic panels and getting some seating. I will be selling my Musical Fidelity mx vynl phono preamp, 2 pairs of Klipsch rp160ms, 2 Icepower asx50btls, 2 minidsp 2x4hds (never used), and my Xilica xp4080.

DIY projects still to come... 2 smaller MEHs, 2nd 4 channel amp with Icepower modules for height channels.

Future purchases...
Replacement AVP (with Auro3d), balanced stereo preamp, and a DAC (currently I would like the Doge tube DAC).

Getting closer to completion and sounding better every day.
 
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So the Ampcamps are DIY?
 

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miniDSP SHD (Two-Channel Only)
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Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD Player (for movies only)
Front Speakers
MartinLogan Renaissance ESL 15A
Center Channel Speaker
MartinLogan Focus C-18
Front Wide Speakers
MartinLogan Classic ESL 9
Surround Speakers
MartinLogan EFX Surrounds
Surround Back Speakers
MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
Front Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
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SVS SB16-Ultra x4 (music) + PB16-Ultra x2 (movies)
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Well that's cheating. :whistling:
I did say that the upgrades were new and used... amps are used as is 1 ddrc88, the rest are new. Well, when you have allergies, asthma, and heart disease...it considerably affects what I can do, so now I have to contract out the machine work, soldering, and woodworking.
20 years ago I would have built them myself with instruction, but no more. (:
 

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Benchmark Media AHB2 Monoblocks
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-Eleven
Computer Audio
Intel NUC w/ Roon ROCK
DAC
miniDSP SHD (Two-Channel Only)
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD Player (for movies only)
Front Speakers
MartinLogan Renaissance ESL 15A
Center Channel Speaker
MartinLogan Focus C-18
Front Wide Speakers
MartinLogan Classic ESL 9
Surround Speakers
MartinLogan EFX Surrounds
Surround Back Speakers
MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
Front Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Rear Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Subwoofers
SVS SB16-Ultra x4 (music) + PB16-Ultra x2 (movies)
Video Display Device
Epson 6050
Screen
Elite 128" Screen
Remote Control
Universal MX-890
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Lifetime Roon Subscription
Tidal
qobuz
Netflix
Amazon Prime
Satellite System
Dish Joey 4K
I did say that the upgrades were new and used... amps are used as is 1 ddrc88, the rest are new. Well, when you have allergies, asthma, and heart disease...it considerably affects what I can do, so now I have to contract out the machine work, soldering, and woodworking.
20 years ago I would have built them myself with instruction, but no more. (:
Ahhh... well... in that case we'll let you slide. :T
 
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