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Title: My 2020 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on January 24, 2019, 14:45
(https://i.ibb.co/DD5L2xq/Old-Living.jpg)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on January 24, 2019, 14:48
The Beast Rythmik FV18 ! :)

(https://i.ibb.co/qmr7LDs/FV18-72-KG.jpg)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: sigurros on January 24, 2019, 14:53
Nice.  :o 72 kg beast
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Post by: winwinc81 on January 24, 2019, 16:21
Happy for you mate! And ya, the center really bring out the live actions plus those dialogues from the movies!

The sub, really packs a punch!!

Hope to see more pics bro!
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on January 24, 2019, 17:10
Nice.  :o 72 kg beast

my hands muscles pain for 1 week..... :)))
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Post by: desray on January 25, 2019, 07:24
Wow...that's heavy for subwoofer!!!
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Post by: econav on January 25, 2019, 11:03
my hands muscles pain for 1 week..... :)))
hello, I carry this one person everytime I send for home trial . you young man need more excise lah. ;D

Your 2 front top speaker are confi as height ? if so it will be better to have it inline wit the main speaker , if is due to look them no choice lor.
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Post by: ralfale on January 25, 2019, 13:33
Good space! Can try wide speakers !
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Post by: sigurros on January 25, 2019, 13:40
Good space! Can try wide speakers !

Yes. Agreed. Me living about same.  Wides, to me do add to the overall "spaciousness " of the whole setup horizontally.
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Post by: ralfale on January 25, 2019, 13:44
Yea i have yet to experience it myself. Neither do i have space for it. Based on many user feedback from avsforum all seems to suggest the same benefits like you described.

Sent from my S8 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: sigurros on January 25, 2019, 14:04
Yea i have yet to experience it myself. Neither do i have space for it. Based on many user feedback from avsforum all seems to suggest the same benefits like you described.

Sent from my S8 using Tapatalk



Depends on individual layout, height/top with atmos and dtx, will definitely be first choice. However, if allows, adding wides do expand the front soundstage.

As me setup dont allows back due living room constraints used wides instead.
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on January 26, 2019, 13:17
hello, I carry this one person everytime I send for home trial . you young man need more excise lah. ;D

Your 2 front top speaker are confi as height ? if so it will be better to have it inline wit the main speaker , if is due to look them no choice lor.

haha old lioa bro. RT Regular here lol .:)

Oh that 2 front top speaker are my EX L & R due to WAF Factor no floor standing allowed.
Got 2 floor standing recently ( WAF seem ok lol )
Now they are in IDLE mode... actually can act as front heights but alre got in ceiling 4 ATMOS.

Enjoy HT ! Thks Peng Bro. :)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on January 26, 2019, 13:18
Good space! Can try wide speakers !

yah. Using the Klipsch Tractrix Horn for wide imaging soundstage.  will look into " Wide" options now including surrounds :)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on January 26, 2019, 13:19
Yes. Agreed. Me living about same.  Wides, to me do add to the overall "spaciousness " of the whole setup horizontally.

Nice sharing thumbs up bro :) thks
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Post by: rock123 on June 25, 2019, 11:25
Proud to use this Beast Legend Towers.

(https://i.ibb.co/qd8KvQ6/Klipsch.jpg)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on June 25, 2019, 11:29
KLF-30 with dual 12" drivers + Tweeter and Mid range Horn

(https://i.ibb.co/1QYrLRf/Klipsch-Horn.jpg)
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Post by: synthesis on June 25, 2019, 13:46
I think even a flea amp can drive this big floorstander....
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Post by: rock123 on June 25, 2019, 23:03
I think even a flea amp can drive this big floorstander....

The speakers are heavy and tall.
Really very efficient and can be driven to HIGH volumes yeh i think even with low powered amps, but do well with high powered amps.
They sound fantastic and sweet for music too.
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Post by: Chowbotak on June 27, 2019, 13:26
(https://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss23/ronnlim/HT_zpsw9cathvf.jpg)

Is that a real plant? Can survive the low bass? ;D
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Post by: rock123 on June 27, 2019, 15:26
Is that a real plant? Can survive the low bass? ;D

haha it's a fake plant bought from Ikea bro :) Greenery environment + add on :)

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Post by: rock123 on June 27, 2019, 15:30
Just finish the Front Stage LCR of my humble setup. + KLF-C7 Center.

I must really thank the community members of this form that I have learnt lot of tips and ideas and calibration etc.
With the sharing and can really felt and see the passion of some bros here, I have enjoyed the HT Journey
Thanks so much.

Am happy that we have this forum and sharing and enjoy the fruits is most important!

Enjoy HT bros.

(https://i.ibb.co/C9DXM5q/Old-Living.jpg)
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Post by: desray on June 27, 2019, 21:05
Glad to see that you are enjoying the fruits of your labor. :)
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Post by: kennyluck2000 on July 27, 2019, 13:26
Last night, i was given a privilege to be invite by Rock123 to have a listen to his newly setup.  ;)
One word i will describe about his bass... it's massive.... :o it will shake every loose parts in the house... :o :o :o
One unit Rythmik 15", One unit Rythmik 18" and One unit SVS dual 12" down firing... with these 3 subs on you get the feel that the whole house is gonna broke down anytime... :o :o :o
My advise to other forum members who plan to visit Rock123 is better to get helmet prepare before entering Rock the House... ;D ;D ;D
We also when through with only 1 sub on. Just with one of these sub on, each of this individual sub are capable of getting you with those kind of tactile feel to your body... 8) 8) 8)
Rock123 is definitely consider one of the massive basshead guy... whack until there is no tomorrow.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on July 27, 2019, 13:57
Last night, i was given a privilege to be invite by Rock123 to have a listen to his newly setup.  ;)
One word i will describe about his bass... it's massive.... :o it will shake every loose parts in the house... :o :o :o
One unit Rythmik 15", One unit Rythmik 18" and One unit SVS dual 12" down firing... with these 3 subs on you get the feel that the whole house is gonna broke down anytime... :o :o :o
My advise to other forum members who plan to visit Rock123 is better to get helmet prepare before entering Rock the House... ;D ;D ;D
We also when through with only 1 sub on. Just with one of these sub on, each of this individual sub are capable of getting you with those kind of tactile feel to your body... 8) 8) 8)
Rock123 is definitely consider one of the massive basshead guy... whack until there is no tomorrow.... ;D ;D ;D

u guys are welcome anytime.
It's just a simple 7.3.4 HDB setup which luckily my 5rm hdb living hall is big enough to fulfill.
To me, big space is needed to have such a big speakers + surround with more space to breathe.
To be v frank , i dont care about my windows, doors rattling or REW stuff.
IF I move house 1 day, will focus on room treatment + compact 5.2.2 setup.

Just pure vanilla listen and hear what i Like. Most important is just enjoy bah.
PS : I will need to improve on my LCR to have a more clarity sound  ( appreciate u guys fb) no worries

Enjoy HT guys!
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: kennyluck2000 on July 27, 2019, 14:45
u guys are welcome anytime.
It's just a simple 7.3.4 HDB setup which luckily my 5rm hdb living hall is big enough to fulfill.
To me, big space is needed to have such a big speakers + surround with more space to breathe.
To be v frank , i dont care about my windows, doors rattling or REW stuff.
IF I move house 1 day, will focus on room treatment + compact 5.2.2 setup.

Just pure vanilla listen and hear what i Like. Most important is just enjoy bah.
PS : I will need to improve on my LCR to have a more clarity sound  ( appreciate u guys fb) no worries

Enjoy HT guys!


Not the LCR issue... the overall SQ has to have a balance... sometime the bass too overwhelming cover the Front sound stage. Just by lowering your bass on the AVR or increase 1 to 2 db on the LCR and surround at the AVR and listen again... repeat the process unit you get the effect and sound stage you want... this is personal preference... don't have to follow what we thinks it should sound. This is just a suggestion and not a must to change your setting.... Enjoy your system...and enjoy your life... 8) 8) 8)

By the way My CF-3 is ready for you to have a listen.. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on July 27, 2019, 15:04
Not the LCR issue... the overall SQ has to have a balance... sometime the bass too overwhelming cover the Front sound stage. Just by lowering your bass on the AVR or increase 1 to 2 db on the LCR and surround at the AVR and listen again... repeat the process unit you get the effect and sound stage you want... this is personal preference... don't have to follow what we thinks it should sound. This is just a suggestion and not a must to change your setting.... Enjoy your system...and enjoy your life... 8) 8) 8)

By the way My CF-3 is ready for you to have a listen.. 8) 8) 8)

good suggestion advice noted. will trial test calibrate agen. :)
Vintage rules. :)
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on August 10, 2019, 23:10
Since it's a long weekend, fine recheck my setup on the following:

1. Plug in Power Amp directly to DA&T AC filter   :)
2. Notice 1 Nordost Blue Angel Interconnect cable plugged in wrong direction for L.............
3. Swap to use Nordost Blue Heaven Interconnect cables for L & R Channel
4. Use 1 Nordost Blue Angel Interconnect cable for Center Channel
5. Recheck all L , C & R channels directional RCA Interconnect connections from AVR into Power Amp
6. 2 Rythmik Subs Volume on 1 o'clock  & SVS Gain on 11 o'clock

Just spent 1 hour on recalibration
1. Run Fresh Onkyo AccuEQ
2. Set L&R Full Range with double bass ON
3. Sub + 5db (instead of +1x before )
4. L & R + 1db
5. Center & Surrounds + 2db

Good to go.
PS : Use to run with Double bass OFF, but now with Double Bass ON :) Enjoy HT time!
 
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Post by: Breadman on August 15, 2019, 16:47
It's just a simple 7.3.4 HDB setup which luckily my 5rm hdb living hall is big enough to fulfill.

I have heard of 5.1 or 7.2. What does Rock123 means when he said 7.3.4?
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Post by: lchua6 on August 19, 2019, 21:21
7 speakers, 3 subwoofers and 4 ceiling speakers
Title: Re: My 2019 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: Breadman on August 20, 2019, 12:45
Thanks for the reply. Now i understand.
Title: Re: My Future to 2020 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on November 17, 2019, 13:58
Update update subject to 2020 Setup  :o

Thanks to a bro whom help to disassemble ex 150" 16:9 motorized screen ( Faulty) go to the BIN.

Ok back to business. Focusing my next next revamp new project going start next week.

1. Re-painting working for front wall screen will start this month Nov 19
2. Rebuild of Dream Screen * This time round will go *AHAP. In Progress
3. Placement of same build for L,C,R

Entry level 4K HDR PJ short throw secured (Placement at 4.3m away)
Target to complete all by Dec 2019 b4 Christimas.

PS : Subs wise see how lol.
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Post by: ronildoq on December 11, 2019, 08:44
Congrats bro! New toys ready to rock soon in time before Christmas

Excited for u man
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Post by: rock123 on December 13, 2019, 21:19
Congrats bro! New toys ready to rock soon in time before Christmas

Excited for u man

Thanks so m bro.
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Post by: rock123 on December 13, 2019, 21:22
Here come project build up cheers


(https://i.ibb.co/2qStGck/wall.jpg)
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Post by: ronildoq on December 16, 2019, 13:40
wow, they look huge!!! 180' ?

AT Screen ready?
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Post by: rock123 on December 16, 2019, 14:08
Will upload the progress slowly.

Tried, but screen cannot go too big sighz..
WAF Factor is no 1. 
False ceiling intact....
Screen definitely soon coming Year end.
Entire front stage painted Texture Black.

(https://i.ibb.co/HxvdzQz/Living.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on December 29, 2019, 18:34
Paiseh as nev join bro warm invitation.

Together with wife hands on DIY.
Yesterday disassembled the blinds and did touch up painting.
Today caught doing up Living rooms works screw brackets with new Black out Curtains as screen is coming tomorrow.

Finally up.
More post soon.

(https://i.ibb.co/PQwx9Zm/DIY-Curtain.jpg)
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Post by: ralfale on December 29, 2019, 23:33
Looking great! Things are falling into shape.
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Post by: rock123 on December 30, 2019, 14:44
Finally.
(https://i.ibb.co/8XPh0HT/Screen.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on December 30, 2019, 14:46
nearly there.......

(https://i.ibb.co/vk6t3jy/Howard.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on December 30, 2019, 19:14
Appreciated thanks so much to ALF for fulfilling my dream 2.35 Cinemascope screen :)

(https://i.ibb.co/3rhpTsD/HT.jpg)

Now thinking how to clear WAF -console :) as i want everything black in front.
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Post by: rock123 on January 14, 2020, 23:09
Clean up front stage.
Load in 8K Moshou Fibre HDMI to PJ
Load in 2 sets of 1m 8k Cables to Oppo and Egreat media player.

Checklist done.
Firmware Onkyo upgrade check completed
Firmware Oppo upgrade check completed
Firmware BenQ 1.0.0 to 1.0.5 upgrade check completed
Tidy up a the 4 tier rack done.

(https://i.ibb.co/DRvzNHH/Rack.jpg)
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Post by: wizardofoz on January 15, 2020, 00:03
Spent budget on hifi nothing left to pay for image storage. Sad
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Post by: rock123 on January 15, 2020, 14:41
Haha paiseh paiseh.
fixed. now got to focus on Speakers with front stage cleanup stage 2 next. :)

Enjoy HT. ;)
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Post by: rock123 on March 27, 2020, 01:00
Today a very Happy Man.


(https://i.ibb.co/RDmjTnc/Dual-FV18s.jpg)
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Post by: ronildoq on March 30, 2020, 23:18
dual FV18!! Congrats Rock! Time to Rock! You Rock!
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Post by: rock123 on May 01, 2020, 00:07
Found my teenager time dream sub. It's Dual Oppo Drivers  1 pair! 4 x 10"
(https://i.ibb.co/CMkwJyn/stack1.jpg)

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Post by: rock123 on May 01, 2020, 00:11
Dual 10" active drivers each sub.

(https://i.ibb.co/ChwJ5CS/glossy.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on May 01, 2020, 00:12
High Gloss Dark Rosewood Finish  (Deep Bing Cherry Lacquer)
25.3 kg each.
Legend !

(https://i.ibb.co/ZTdFP43/Sunfire-Plate.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on May 01, 2020, 00:15
WAF, Back stage Sofa done!

Dual 18s, Quad 10s, 1 Dual 12.

(https://i.ibb.co/Q8q2Txy/sofa.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on May 01, 2020, 11:19
Looking at the manual.
The built in EQ room correction is interesting.

Setup next.
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Post by: rock123 on May 02, 2020, 12:09
A quick experience sharing yest night.

Built in EQ :
Plug in Sunfire MIC, on the sub and press 1 button that's it. ( Auto EQ Mode)
Sweeping Soft tones & deep tones and just done in quick few mins.

Bass:
This Sunfire is petty small and the most compact powerful sub I ever used lol. Lovely Dual opposed 10 inch thick drivers.
Damn heavy... for such small sub. weighted it 25.3kg each.

Awesome very powerful, Punchy with shattering deep tight bass. The impact can rattle stuff sia.
In fact it is so powerful that I am thinking next round will be the tone down calibration lol... I prefer not overwhelming too.

Personal input is that this sub will be the best ideal smallest sub with regards to WAF and space concern,
pressuring a room compared to those latest market subs.

Will further test Mid bass next. So far it's feeling good. :)
Enjoyed this subs journey during CB Period. :)
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Post by: rock123 on May 02, 2020, 13:02
+ My Denon AVR


(https://i.ibb.co/PzcfrxJ/Denon.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on May 02, 2020, 13:03
Rack Tided up.

(https://i.ibb.co/qWtbBcf/Latest-Rack.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on May 02, 2020, 23:37
Round 2 Test all beside MLP sofa. (Back nearfield)

Volume at 0db dial is too powerful with boominess... ( see Volume dial below @photo)
Finally I know why Sunfire have the " Walking" steps trademark at this level haha.

Adjusted to 6 o'clock not much punch.
Thus re adjust to 9 o'clock volume and crossover at 100hz much better.
Mid bass level, surprising its good man! never underestimated these small beasts sia...
Very punchy and damn powerful Sub.
Seem like i found a damn solid compact dual small subs gems!
Easily pressurise the room with Explosiveness

if have a chance, will try front stage upfront as sunfire should be long throw drivers.
Phew!

(https://i.ibb.co/N62j5g5/Volume.png)
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Post by: rock123 on May 06, 2020, 16:04
Added Zidoo Z9S ! Just nice for the holiday cheers.


(https://i.ibb.co/7nxLjHv/Zidoo.jpg)
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Post by: rock123 on August 27, 2020, 22:04
Just got my front stage settle down.

(https://i.ibb.co/9cR3tBq/MK-SETUP.jpg)
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Post by: wizardofoz on August 28, 2020, 01:01
The Sunfire subs are one active driver and one passive radiator. They do pack a punch but when they die very hard to repair.
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Post by: rock123 on August 28, 2020, 06:45
The Sunfire subs are one active driver and one passive radiator. They do pack a punch but when they die very hard to repair.
Yah bro v powerful beasts. have sold them off cheers. :)
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Post by: wizardofoz on August 28, 2020, 10:37
Sunfire amps also very solid but also use similar powersupply to the subs and when problems also very hard to repair. Sold mine many years ago, maybe it’s the same one as not many around in Singapore.
Title: Re: My 2020 HT Upgrade Journey :)
Post by: rock123 on August 28, 2020, 10:45
Sunfire amps also very solid but also use similar powersupply to the subs and when problems also very hard to repair. Sold mine many years ago, maybe it’s the same one as not many around in Singapore.

Bro u also another Sunfire Fan. :) May I know what amps u using now? HT\Stereo? :) Cheers Thanks bro.
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Post by: wizardofoz on August 28, 2020, 12:33
I have many amps but my active speakers all use lexicon DD8 x2 or Savant 8125 x3 same internally run d class super cool running. As my speakers on l&r all active so the lexicons drive 1 speaker with 5 channels each speaker. One of the savants is 4 Chan per Left and 4 per Right speaker and the other 2 are for HT with atmos eventually but for now just 5.1 on one of them
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