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  1. I heard M&K a while ago i think before they were made in china. It was at a freinds house hooked up to Rotel's big 5 channel amp. Not that I was looking to buy them but I think you would definately have to listen to them first with your equipment. I like musical speakers and this did not tickle my fancy one bit. In his room with his equipment the sound was very sharp and sterile. Ten mins of listening and I was done. Not sure what you like but either way you should have a listen first before you make the plunge.
  2. Just sell it!! I'm pretty sure CA stopped selling NAD because especially on one of there amps they had a 100% success rate of the owner bringing the amp back for repairs and that's a fact. You can do alot better than NAD these days for the same money.
  3. Good luck with that. I was looking for over a year and couldn't find one. Ended up with the cary 7.125 to match my 11a. The combo is absolutely superb. Unless you have hungry speakers you won't need the bigger model. I've seen only a couple from the US which were around 6k. Not worth getting from OS at the moment.
  4. Sorry just read that post of 20k not including materials for room. I take it you don't have equipment.
  5. Sounds like you're all good to go Dylan. Should turn out good. I take it you already have your equipment and are just waiting to find a nice home for it? All the best.
  6. What's your budget for the whole room?
  7. The way I see it you have a couple of options. I'm assuming 5k for soundchek is you de-coupling the room on your own right because that sounds steep and I paid no where near that. So you can either de-couple the room and finish it off in normal plaster hoping that by doing that you will obtain better results than just upgrading your plaster with your builder and have the room standard. Option 2 will be far cheaper because in your build price you have already paid for plaster. When we upgraded our plaster for the theatre room it was only roughly an extra $1500. either way you will have to make a decision on either and you won't know which one is better because you're not trying both and taking measurements. Personally I would go the way I went which was option 2. talk with your builder and ask him how much extra soundchek will cost for that room. I would be very surprised if it was over 2k.
  8. No issues with low frequencies also my room is still being worked on. Stereo music only so far. I did run the sub with a movie and my wife thought we were getting invaded by the army. Our master bedroom is right above. That doesn't bother us and I have no rattles. Like I've said, I have soundchek plaster on all wall except front and ceiling which is 16mm firechek with sound batts in walls. As a minimum you need to update your plaster from normal stuff to highly dense plasterboard.
  9. Yeah, front will always suffer from raised rears. Obviously you aim the tweeter from the rear to the front ear level which hopefully is inline with the rear peoples ears as well but aim the speaker down is never the same. Luckily you don't have to worry about that
  10. Jamiet, do you do isf video calibrations? Once I get my projector installed I'd like to get it calibrated (jvc x500). Are you in Melb?
  11. I did one row as well. It's just right plus I wanted all my speaker tweeters at ear level and you don't get that for the front row if you raise the back row. I read a theatre review a while ago and basically he was saying having the rear speakers at ear level like the front is the only way to go. Having the rear raised was a very old mentally that steamed from the days of when people wanted their systems to be like theaters, however theatres only do this because their rooms are packed with huge amounts of people and would only get in the way or possibly get damaged so they keep them away from the public.going another height also can cause unwanted vibrations if it's not bolted down right or constructed correctly and then you have an air gap to fill. I'm sure these people with step UPS aren't filling them up with concrete if you know what I mean. sounds like you are going down exactly the same road that I went. I personally wouldn't worry about decoupling the room. Keep your extra space and work on the inside more. You won't be disappointed, trust me.
  12. I'm sure there are apps out there but I just went good old fashioned mirror and first reflection points and that made a huge difference. I didn't care about doing a computer analysis of the room because basically I don't know anything about that. Can't get any cheaper than that. Keep it simple.
  13. Don't forget if you are going to decouple the room by yourself then those measurements you originally have will become a fair bit smaller. Speaking from experience my room is 4.2 x 5.6 and after treatment it doesn't feel as big as it did although I would say this size room would be considered medium. 5x7 or 6x8 would be large. You might be disappointed if you think this size will be big. I love my room size though as it was built for my speaker size which are monitors. Very important to build the room size to complement your system unless you are starting from scratch with your gear. like you said though, keep it simple and work on the inside and dial in the sound that you are after. Good luck with it all
  14. Why don't you ask your builder if he can build a decoupled room and if so how much? It will probably be around 10k. Don't forget going double layers of plaster will mean customizes door arcs and any other arcs you need which equals $$$. We've just finished our build a few months ago and our room is virtually identical to yours. I kept it simple due to cost and this was with a volume builder. Soundproof batts in walls and ceiling, soundscreen plaster on side walls and back wall plus 16mm fire check on front wall and ceiling. The sound of the room was disappointing until I worked my magic on internal sound panels and bass traps and all that stuff. This is where the real improvements come from. save your 10k and save up for variations that you might be hit up with throughout the build, you know the hidden ones that cost you tens of thousands!! Then see how you go.
  15. I vote 5.1 but quality in components over quantity. It seems like alot of people with 7.1 speaker set up or higher have sub par speakers. I'm sure there would be significant gains if they were to replace 7.1 or 9.1 set UPS with a 5.1 reference quality speaker set up. They would hear inner detail that they wouldn't otherwise even know existed. It's one thing to have more ambient sound that creates a bigger sense of space and another to have a system that is closer to conveying the true sound that the original sound engineer was trying to master.