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Offline Jag

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Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« on: December 25, 2018, 07:56 »
2019 is rounding the corner. I’m guessing some will be planning for upgrades to your HT.

What upgrades are on the cards in your HT in 2019? And why?
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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 13:32 »
Gonna be a busy 2019 for me setting up new home and HT revamp

In flight :
Storm processor with Dirac setting up 7.3.6
DIY dual um15 sub
JVC new projector N5

Potential hoot :
New kk sub

Concurrently, will be trying out sub36 from Peng if it fits into current setup.

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 13:47 »
Same here now in the mist of renovation will be busy and exciting for me in 2019

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Sub: starke dual sub36
EQ: Minidsp DDRC-24 dirca live
Player: Oppo 203
Cable: AFA Zeus II PC (SUB), ESP reference PC (pwr amp, AVR, Oppo 203), AFA Zeus II speaker cable, oyaide MTB 6 with AFA Zeus II PC

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2018, 13:59 »
Recently I headed down to HK for a demo at a mixing studio called MBS. Many of the HK and Singapore movies soundmix is done there. I wanted to check out the storm audio elite system.

Before I entered the place I got a shock, I saw the place so run down, I was wondering am I at the right place ?





Then I went up and this is the entrance

Entrance




Then I was brought to the various mixing and Dolby Atmos & Auro rooms









Now see this door, how it is built



The real benefits I found in that room is the extremely Low “noise floor”. When the noise floor is Low, everything just presents itself , it’s truly amazing, reference stuff, I’ve never heard anything like that before. Amazing quality, u can hear every single detail, crystal clear, bass definition and texture were superb, out of this world....

That’s the quality of the mixing studio, some nice pro gear

The goal really, after my visit, is the room itself.... when u have extremely Low noise, with good acoustics in the room, everything u throw at it will shine. I realised my hall is like 45db noise floor, way way off compared to the mixing room... if I can bring this down to 38-40db, that would be awesome ...

2019 will be all about the “room” for me... Room Perfect EQ, Room Noise Floor, Room acoustics...





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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2018, 14:01 »
Oh yea, and I met Donnie Yen recording IP Man 4 at the studio, awesome experience indeed


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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 15:34 »
Next year for me probably will only be projector upgrade for home theatre.

Many may not know that I’m also techie myself.. I sometimes do buy, review and then sell many tech gadgets and electronics ranging from networking devices, mobile phones, tablets and laptops. In 2018 alone, I already spent nearly $7k for tech gadgets. Just to keep abreast of the latest stuff. Hopefully next year I can continue to enjoy more new tech stuff.



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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 15:35 »
Oh yea, and I met Donnie Yen recording IP Man 4 at the studio, awesome experience indeed


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Cool chap. So confirm Ip Man 4 will have Dolby Atmos soundmix liao.



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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 15:37 »
Gonna be a busy 2019 for me setting up new home and HT revamp

In flight :
Storm processor with Dirac setting up 7.3.6
DIY dual um15 sub
JVC new projector N5

Potential hoot :
New kk sub

Concurrently, will be trying out sub36 from Peng if it fits into current setup.

How much you paying for this Storm processor?



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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2018, 15:43 »
I’m looking to upgrade my plasma TV in 2019/2020. Waiting it out for newer tech...

And a VFM pre-owned good quality bookshelf for my bedroom.

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2018, 16:09 »
Projector screen.

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2018, 17:15 »
Projector screen.

What screen are you using now? Or if any at all?

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2018, 17:23 »
Most likely to be a UHD player, a sound bar... That's all...

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2018, 17:48 »
What screen are you using now? Or if any at all?


A 84" 1.1 gain screen.

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2018, 17:51 »
Maybe getting dual sub or upgrade to a bigger sub in 2019.

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Re: Share your HT upgrade and wish list for 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 18:32 »
Gonna be a busy 2019 for me setting up new home and HT revamp

In flight :
Storm processor with Dirac setting up 7.3.6
DIY dual um15 sub
JVC new projector N5

Potential hoot :
New kk sub

Concurrently, will be trying out sub36 from Peng if it fits into current setup.
Dual 18s integrity ))

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