Bedroom Theatre

We recently remodeled our master bedroom to accommodate a fairly high end home theater/audiophile AV system. Since we're as much into great music as great films, we designed the system to provide optimum playback for both. We spend most our time either viewing movies or listening to music, so the bedroom is now our main living area.

The 7.1 surround sound system features a pair of B&W 802Ds and a B&W HTM1D center channel for the LCR array. Two B&W 803’s power the side channels and two Definitive Technology Mythos Super Towers provide sound for the back rear channels. The subwoofer is an 18” Velodyne DD18BG and all are powered by a 7-channel x 300W Lexicon ZX-7 amplifier coupled with the awesome Lexicon MC-12HD Surround Processor. Literally topping it all off is a Pioneer Elite Pro150FD 60” plasma monitor. Electronics that we need to access, along with the B&W center channel, are housed inside the custom designed cabinet. Additional electronics were placed inside a smaller rack behind the cabinet.

Input sources include a Dish Network VIP 622 DVR HD satellite receiver, an Oppo BDP-83 for Blu-rays and DVDs, plus an upgraded/modified (by Reference Audio Mods) Sony NS 9100 ES that plays CDs and SACDs. I kept an 'antique' DUAL turntable for the records I still have around.

Acoustic panels placed throughout the room significantly enhance the overall sound experience. Although the system is optimally balanced for the two leather chairs in front, it nevertheless provides an incredible viewing/listening experience from the bed, too.

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jessic marshall's picture

Marvelous setup,any how some of the important things should be taken in to consideration Ports are designed to allow air to flow into and out of the speaker to improve bass response, however a restricted port can affect more than just the perceived bass response. A restricted (read not enough space for air to flow) can wreck the sound stage, throw off the pace, rhythm and timing, and a whole host of other nasty side effects.

Jeff Noto's picture

Very nice michael, I would like the specs on your system.

rachat de credit's picture

Find and pick some good points from you and it helps me to solve a problem, thanks.- Henry

charts and graphs's picture

GreetingsJust wanted to say HI. i found your site a few days ago on Technorati and i and have been reading it over teh past few love da site template

Justin N.'s picture

Absolutely stunning setup! I particularly love how you integrated the acoustic panelling into the overall decor scheme for the room itself, even tieing the bed sheets into it; very professional looking! I'm definately taking notes for my own setup.

1986's picture

Hi 1986 here, just wondering if you could please return my decor, thanks.

LOA's picture

WOW, this is a perfect example of good equipment lost on a bad room. This should not be replicated by anyone with cash to burn. This website/magazine must be scraping the bottom of the home theater barrel. Just because the gear is expensive doesn't mean it's worth showing.

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