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Topic: Another cheap HT....
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I finally completed my HT and wanted to share some pictures and information, so other guys could find ideas. I completed the whole thing for less than 1400.$ and my girlfriend added 200.$ of laminated posters. I moved in that house a year and a halft ago, since then, I almost renovated the whole first floor and my wallet was getting very thin, but I still wanted that HT. I had a room in the basement that was 32' long by 12' wide. I put up a wall to shorten the room to 21'. I also build my own speakers, what a nice project. I have an inwall center speaker (2x5"mid & 2x5"woofer), 2 x 10" subs, 2 front speakers on top of the subs and 2 rear tower speakers. Cost of speakers, including wood, epoxy and lacker is 250.$. I drive the subs with a used AKAI 60Wrms power amp that I paid only 50.$. Beleive me, this small amp with the subs I made is really impressive! The main receiver is a Sony and the blue ray player is a Samsung. I bought a used projector, Sharp X-41, for 329.$ from E-bay. Screen is flat ceiling white on drymall. I only watch in the evening so I have no problems wih daylight. Look at the pics and feel free to ask questions. I think it is quite impressive for a 1500.$ HT. This room was a basement warehouse before I started.... so you will see all kind of junk in there. With the construction of the HT, I could get rid of som of the old "junk" in my way.... Now, I need to upgrade the wood stove and the furniture.... Next year!

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Wall construction

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Old fireplace

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Fireplace removed and equipment rack

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Front speaker assembly

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Sub and rear speaker

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Sub and front under test

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New window frame & wood stove area

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Screen painted

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Screen cmpleted with curtains

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One sub & front speaker

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Equipment

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Rear speaker

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Side wall with posters

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Projector

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Center speaker

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Rear view

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Sharp is a pioneer in display technology, especially the LCD, however I am skeptical about the second hand products on ebay. Hope you are lucky and let me tell you that these pictures are awesome !The home made speakers look great!
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Since last fall, I changed the sub amplification fron the Akai 60WRMS per channel to a Kenwood KM-992 150WRMS per channel. I love the sound of my system when I listen to music, on the loud side, but I feel I could get more bass (Low frequency effect) when I watch movies. I don't want to bring the volume too high to get that bass. The more power of this amp helps but it is not enough. I need to move more air at low volume so I took the decision to make new subs this fall. I will either use two 15" or 18" drivers, not sure yet. I will get the LFE even if the volume is not too loud.... To be continued...
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