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    • What's your ceiling hight in the house, is it an option to have a higher ceiling in just the HT.    A 140" 16:9 with frame will be 1894mm high. Have a look at the size chart at.  www.ozts.com.au      
    • Channel 7 ever been good ? well I don't know as we don't watch it, mainly watch sport and news on Foxtel but when we went digital I would have flicked through all channels to make sure all OK and Seven would have passed the quick glance test as it does now. Late yesterday PM and in the evening I was getting almost 8 out of 10 for quality with no variation.... effected by weather , temperature and barometric pressure  !!!!!!. I believe all cables and connections are good, why do I say that ? well I bypassed the lot with a RG6 quad shield cable direct from the Antenna to the TV and same issue. I know there has been reception issues in Edgewater as there are regularly complaints or queries on our community Facebook page.  As you might know Edgewater is quite hilly which means it has excellent high points to the South and West and also many low areas to the North and East and it is the site of an old limestone quarry in parts. Thanks for your suggestions if something positive happens I will post the results
    • I think you will find that there are a lot of DIY subs in Australia but even those are more likely to appear on the US forums where there is more traffic. Horn subs are a lot of fun. They are more difficult to build and integrate and putting them in a room is a pretty serious commitment, however, their bang for buck is off the charts. If you want something smallish and low cost, the likes of SVS are hard to go past. Their retail cost is around the price of similar level DIY parts. But as you start to go bigger, the price climbs right up. When you start to look at things like pro amps and 2 or more subs, bang for buck creates a much bigger gap. The interesting thing about Stuart's sub is that a standard dual 15" sealed sub didn't fit into the room very well. That doesn't make you think the solution would be a MUCH BIGGER sub, does it? But we had done measurements of the room to find out the best positions. It turned out a huge sub could hide away in a cabinet under the screen. So a much bigger sub actually hides away. Here is another: Again we tested for optimal sub positions and found the two corners worked really well. He was building a DIY AT (acoustically transparent) screen with some DIY 10" kits behind. He already had a Dayton 12" classic sub, so we designed a horn for it. Two subs, 3 drivers and a second hand pro amp. This is a lot of sub for the money.
    • The AccuEQ on the Onkyos is a bad joke and their power amp is just AVR quality - hugely overpriced for what they are. Consider one of the Denon/Marantz AVRs or run with the Yammy. A good pre/pro and power amps would be a big step up in sound, a Marantz AV7702 MK11 ($3K) and a couple of used Elektras, but outside your budget.