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Gusphan

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New member here and joined thanks to Todd's help.

I jumped into home theater back in 2015 when I decided to install a projector and needed to upgrade my ancient receiver. The local AV shop almost laughed at me when they heard I was planning on using tiny satellite speakers with a 100 inch screen. Thankfully, they set me on the right path with a nice Klispch RP 5.1 setup.

I decided to upgrade again this year with Dolby Atmos, which sent me spiraling down the rabbit hole. First, I thought I would just grab two upfiring speakers and get a receiver that could do Atmos. This led to a serious upgrade in a receiver to the Marantz SR6013. Of course, I then wanted rear Atmos, so I had to buy an amplifier for those additional speakers (I have the receiver also running two speakers in another room for music). Then I made the mistake of posting my setup on Reddit where I was shamed for my 15 year old Polk sub, and rightfully so. I made up for that by going with the SVS PB-3000 (sorry to my neighbors).

Now, a few months later and several thousand poorer, I'm rocking a 5.1.4 setup that I'm completely loving.
 

Tony V.

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Onkyo TX RZ920
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Samson Servo 600
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QSC MX1500
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic 220
Front Speakers
EV Sentry 500
Center Channel Speaker
EV Sentry 500
Surround Speakers
Mission 762
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Mission 762
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SVS PB13u
Video Display Device
Panasonic AE 8000
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Logitech 1100
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Denon DT 625 CD/Tape unit, Nintendo WiiU, and more
Welcome aboard AV NIRVANA Gusphan! :wave:

Sounds like you have a really nice setup to be proud of.
Enjoy your stay with us.
 

Todd Anderson

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Denon X8500H
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Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
VSX21-THX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
OPPO UDP-205, UDP-203, Panasonic UB820
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Towers
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
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 RS520
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F
Really happy to roll out the red carpet for Nick. He happens to share one of my great passions: collecting/playing pinball. Although, I think it's a forgone conclusion that Nick would serve me as breakfast, lunch and, dinner in a head-to-head matchup. He's a really (read: really) good player! But I do think our interest in buying/selling games is probably neck and neck :devil:.

Correct me if I'm I wrong, Nick, but we first met at a big collector's event some 4 (maybe 5) years ago... I think we both took turns on an America's Most Haunted prototype. We don't cross paths often, but Nick has an amazing pinball podcast and stream that I consume on a monthly basis. He and his co-host are highly respected for their craft.

As for HT... I agree with @Tony V., sounds like a great system. Reading your progression, it sounds like you're hooked. Next thing you know you'll be cutting through drywall and running speaker wire for in-ceiling Atmos channels :T :spend:.

The PB-3000 is serious business!
 
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Mark C Flick

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Denon 3805
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Acurus A250
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Acurus 200X3
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Sony BDP-S5100
Front Speakers
RBH Signature Classic 1266-SE
Center Channel Speaker
RBH Signature Classic 661-SE
Surround Speakers
RBH Signature Classic 66-SE
Subwoofers
RBH Signature Classic 1212-SE
Other Speakers or Equipment
Kenwood CT-406
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Sony KDL-40S5100
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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Welcome Nick, glad to have you with us.
 

Tonto

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Yamaha RXV-795a
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X-Box 1s
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Chane A5rx-c's
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Chane A2rx-c
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A1rx-c's
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A1rx-c's
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SVS PB13U
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APC S15
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Samsung Smart TV
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Yamaha S796 DVD Player
Welcome Gusphan, always nice to have another enthusiast on board! Lets see some pics of the setup, we love pics!!!
 

Sonnie

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NAD M17 V2 Processor
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Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblocks
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Emotiva XPA Seven
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Emotiva A-150
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Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD Player
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MartinLogan Classic ESL 9
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MartinLogan Focus C-18
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MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
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MartinLogan Motion 12
Front Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Rear Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Subwoofers
SVSound SB16-Ultra x 4
Video Display Device
Epson 6050
Screen
Elite Screen
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Universal MX-890
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Dish Joey 4K
Glad to have you with us Nick... sounds like a very nice setup. :T
 

AudiocRaver

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Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver
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Crown XLS 1502 DriveCore-2 (x2 as monoblock)
Additional Amp
Behringer A500 Reference Power Amplifier
Front Speakers
MartinLogan Electromotion ESL Electrostatic (x2)
Center Channel Speaker
Phantom Center
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NSM Audio Model 5 2-Way (x2)
Subwoofers
JBL ES150P Powered Subwoofer (x2)
Welcome to the party, Nick!
 

mechman

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Pioneer VSX-832
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Oppo UDP-205
Front Speakers
Definitive Technology Studio Monitor 55s
Center Channel Speaker
Definitive Technology CS8040
Surround Back Speakers
Definitive Technology DI6.5R
Other Speakers or Equipment
Apple TV 4K
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LG OLED65C7P
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Logitech Harmony 650
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DirecTV HR54/200
Welcome to Nirvana!
 

Gusphan

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Correct me if I'm I wrong, Nick, but we first met at a big collector's event some 4 (maybe 5) years ago... I think we both took turns on an America's Most Haunted prototype. We don't cross paths often, but Nick has an amazing pinball podcast and stream that I consume on a monthly basis. He and his co-host are highly respected for their craft.
You are indeed correct and thanks for the intro!
 

Gusphan

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I'd be happy to work on getting some pics of my setup....
 

Grayson Dere

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Integra DTR 7.8
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Class D Audio: SDS-470CS
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Shellbrook Audio Hybrid Head headphone amp
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Sony UBP-X700
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Vandersteen Model 2
Subwoofers
SVS PB-2000
Other Speakers or Equipment
Grado SR 325is headphones
Video Display Device
JVC DLA-X75
Screen
Elite Screen 120"
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Origin Live Aurora MKIII turntable
Welcome to AV NIRVANA, Gusphan! It was great to read about your progression through this wonderful hobby so far : )
 

Todd Anderson

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Location
Balt/Wash Metro
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Denon X8500H
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-5
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
VSX21-THX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
OPPO UDP-205, UDP-203, Panasonic UB820
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Towers
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
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 RS520
Screen
Carada Cine-White 0 gain
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F
Awesome Nick!

Go here: https://www.avnirvana.com/showcase/

And create your own showcase... put the pics there :T

That way other folks will find them (here, they'll just be buried for eternity) :devil:
 
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