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  • Woot, just purchased the adorama lsim 7 speaker deal. Now to sell off the old speakers.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,634
    edited September 2017
    jmeitz13 wrote: »

    that would be awesome!

    Oops, now I see that you got em. Good for you! That center is a beast. Do you have an amp to drive those speakers???
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • Just a Yamaha 3020
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,634
    jmeitz13 wrote: »
    Just a Yamaha 3020

    Thats a great, powerful avr (for an avr), but those 707s would really benefit from external power. I had the 703s in a master bedroom, and they sounded good with a decent 125 wpc audiosource amp, but when I replaced it with a rotel rb-993 200 wpc amp, they really started singing! Tighter, better controlled and more authoritative bass, wider soundstage, everything just sounded better. Now if this is soley for HT, I think that you will be fine with the yamaha, but for music especially an amp would much a discernable difference...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • Strictly HT. Might be overkill or a mistake. As long as it's better than the current setup.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,780
    No such thing as overkill on this forum. The mistake is asking for advice and not believing how much money you'll spend.

    Nice room and good buy on those speakers.

  • rooftop59 wrote: »
    jmeitz13 wrote: »
    Just a Yamaha 3020

    Thats a great, powerful avr (for an avr), but those 707s would really benefit from external power. I had the 703s in a master bedroom, and they sounded good with a decent 125 wpc audiosource amp, but when I replaced it with a rotel rb-993 200 wpc amp, they really started singing! Tighter, better controlled and more authoritative bass, wider soundstage, everything just sounded better. Now if this is soley for HT, I think that you will be fine with the yamaha, but for music especially an amp would much a discernable difference...

    I might bi amp the 3020 to the fronts and use my Dayton amp for the front and rear presence speakers
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,634
    What dayton amp?

    FYI bi-amping from an avr doesn't really do anything. As you increase the number of speakers you dramatically decrease the wpc rating (from a sound and vision review):

    Output at clipping (1 kHz into 8/4 ohms)

    1 channel driven: 194/275 W (22.9/24.4 dBW)

    5 channels driven (8 ohms): 69 W (18.4 dBW)

    7 channels driven (8 ohms): 63 W (18.0 dBW)

    Read more at https://www.soundandvision.com/content/yamaha-rx-a3020-av-receiver-page-4#gF58sWgBq1mFvmhk.99

    So, when you are driving 7 channels it helps very little to bi-amp. Get a solid two-channel amp like a parasound HCA-1200 or 1500 or a rotel rb-991 or equivalent and those 707s will sing for you!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,015
    edited September 2017
    The receiver should be fine. Enjoy the new speakers!
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,377
    edited September 2017
    jmeitz13 wrote: »
    Just a Yamaha 3020

    Not a CR-3020, I presume? :neutral:

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    (not mine, sadly...)
  • Rx-a3020
  • Now I have an issue. Since I am doing towers I have no idea where the subs are going to go. As my wall to the center piece is 26" and my subs are 24" wide. Originally was going to put the bookshelves on the sub. What to do.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,780
    Move the giraffe and saber tooth out of the way. I think they'll fit.
  • Not deep enough. Thought of removing it, but wife likes the look.
  • Looks like I will cut holes in the wall as mount them on the front stand. I have 2ft or so behind the wall :). Doing Stereo Integrity 18s now as the UM18 got pushed further back.
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
    Jstas wrote: »
    A bunch of old names were "banned" in the forum upgrade. I forget why, seems like something got botched to me but whatever. They weren't really banned, though. It was just how inactive accounts got handled.

    If you want your old account back, send a PM to @KennethSwauger and he can get you straightened out.

    Just got my id back. Thank you @KennethSwauger
    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
    Hate being in Mexico on vacation
    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
    Hate being in Mexico on vacation.
    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
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    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
    I am simply amazed how well these 707 are, just timing off airplay on my 3020. Can’t wait to get an amp and calibrated. My 7 piece openbox set from adorama was all brand new in box, not a single scratch.
    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
    Progress is being made. Installed subs today and they make your throat rattle. Now to hook up the speakers, paint some baseboard and install acoustic panels I built. fzchm1zsfhpi.jpeg
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    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,044
    What an awesome setup! Don't forget to change your signature.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,913
    Fantastic!!! Looks like my kinda fun!!!
  • jeremiejeremie Posts: 235
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    rooftop59 wrote: »
    What dayton amp?

    FYI bi-amping from an avr doesn't really do anything. As you increase the number of speakers you dramatically decrease the wpc rating (from a sound and vision review):

    Output at clipping (1 kHz into 8/4 ohms)

    1 channel driven: 194/275 W (22.9/24.4 dBW)

    5 channels driven (8 ohms): 69 W (18.4 dBW)

    7 channels driven (8 ohms): 63 W (18.0 dBW)

    Read more at https://www.soundandvision.com/content/yamaha-rx-a3020-av-receiver-page-4#gF58sWgBq1mFvmhk.99

    So, when you are driving 7 channels it helps very little to bi-amp. Get a solid two-channel amp like a parasound HCA-1200 or 1500 or a rotel rb-991 or equivalent and those 707s will sing for you!

    Thoughts on a low hr used parasound 5125 for 900 vs a emotiva xpa 5 3rd gen for 1300
    Receiver Yamaha 3070 *Emotiva xpa5 * Behringer iNuke 6000dsp *Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner * Dish Hopper 3 * Sony DVPNS75H * Epson 8350 * Elite Screens 110”
    LSIM - Fronts 707 * Center 706c * Sides 702 * Rear 703 *FP RC85i * RP RC65i * Sub (2) SI HT18
  • warrenwarren Posts: 619
    It’s a work of art!!! Listen to the voices in print, the good ones anyway..
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,000
    ^^^^^
    What he said :)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,143
    Nice
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,577
    Very nice...looks like a lot of work and planning went into your setup
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