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Barry (NJ):
A bunch of you have visited my place, well, when we first moved in I just set up my stereo equipment in the finished part of the basement. I was never a fan of the decor, but I felt the room worked okay. Well this summer was time to redo my room. My room/system is a 2-Channel and Surround Sound set-up, but the 2-Channel is pure, the Front L+R of the surround system runs through the 2-Channel pre-amp, and the 2-Channel sources don't interact with the surround pre-pro.

Audio Sources are Sony CDP-xa20es, and a Linn LP12 that feeds an Audio Alchemy VITB.
Those feed an Audio Alchemy DLC with the PS Three power supply upgrade.
The DLC feeds an Audio Alchemy Overture OM-150 with the PS 150-M Upgrade.
And that feeds Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers.

Video sources are Oppo BDP-83 and a Roku Streaming Stick +.
Those feed an Emotiva UMC-200.
The front out of the UMC-200 feed the DLC, the side and rear surround outs each feed an Audio Alchemy Overture OM-150.
For side surrounds I currently have some Optimus Pro 7 speakers with upgraded caps on the tweeters.
Rear surrounds are Anthony Gallo Strada Signatures.
The Sub-woofer out of the UMC-200 feeds a Dayton Audio SA-1000, which I have feeding the second VC in the Gallo Reference woofers.

Video is projected onto a 110" gray canvas screen by a BenQ HT2050A.

Power for everything but the PJ goes through a Belkin PureAV PF60, connected to a dedicated 20amp circuit.

Ideally I'd like to find some surround speakers somewhere between the Optimus and Gallo in quality and cost  I've been keeping an eye on eBay etc. hoping for a bargain. Also thinking about building some passive subs and not powering the second VC on the Gallo Ref 3.5s during movies.

I'd like to add Atmos capabilities as well. Most likely, for Atmos decoding, I'd end up with a receiver, as I feel stand-alone Atmos processors are more expensive than I'm comfortable spending on something like that. So I wouldn't need the additional Audio Alchemy amps I'm currently using for the surrounds, just have to make sure that the receiver has line-level main L+R outputs to feed the DLC. This keeps the pure 2-channel system as is, and takes main L+R amplifier duties away from the receiver, leaving more power available for all the ambiance channels.

And since I know how important pix are to some of you...

As you may remember it...

Rave2 by Barry, on Flickr

Here are some pix of the work as it was in progress...

2019-03-05_01-02-13 by Barry, on Flickr

IMG_20190313_085641 by Barry, on Flickr

IMG_20190401_205627 by Barry, on Flickr

I'd already skimmed and painted this wall, but decided some fresh sheetrock was needed...

Backwall by Barry, on Flickr

Ceiling_open by Barry, on Flickr

IMG_20190505_131056 by Barry, on Flickr

IMG_20190513_152604 by Barry, on Flickr

Got some help on Father's Day...

MVIMG_20190616_212121 by Barry, on Flickr

IMG_20190616_224511 by Barry, on Flickr

IMG_20190604_205851 by Barry, on Flickr

And pretty much done...

2019-07-29_12-07-18 by Barry, on Flickr

2019-07-29_12-07-32 by Barry, on Flickr

2019-07-23_09-28-26 by Barry, on Flickr

2019-07-14_07-57-53 by Barry, on Flickr

Nice redo. I've always liked the Gallos.

Barry (NJ):

--- Quote from: Folsom on August 08, 2019, 12:26:58 PM ---Nice redo. I've always liked the Gallos.

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Thank you!

The Barry Screen LIVES!!

Looks great!

Barry (NJ):

--- Quote from: mfsoa on August 08, 2019, 04:56:32 PM ---The Barry Screen LIVES!!

Looks great!

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Thanks Mike!


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