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Future Equipment

Above are the speakers that will replace my aging PSB's at the rear soundstage. I will get a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors (top) for the rear left and right channels and also a Paradigm Center 1 (bottom) for the rear centre channel. The speakers will be better matched to each other as well as the other Paradigm Mini Monitors, the Paradigm Centre 3 and the Paradigm Monitor Sub 12 that I use now in the front soundstage.


Equipment List

Panasonic PT-AE8000 Hi-Def 3D LCD projector

Black Diamond 106" 1.4G, 16:9 projection screen

Yamaha RX-V1075 7.2 channel network AV receiver

Denon DBT-1713UD Smart 3D Blu-Ray Player

Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-Ray player

Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player

Paradigm Monitor SUB 12 300W subwoofer

Paradigm Mini Monitor (L+R) (on 25" B&W stands)

Paradigm Centre 3 speaker (C) (on 5" stand)

PSB Ambient II quasi-dipole surround speakers (SL+SR)

PSB Alpha C rear centre speaker (SC)

Toshiba 50L2200U 50" 1080p LED HDTV (system B)

LG BP530 Smart 3D Blu-Ray Player (system B)

Precision Acoustics HD45 tower speakers (system B)

Paradigm Perfect Bass Kit

APC BR1000MS UPS (Qty 2)

Valuable Tools


The Radio Shack sound level meter, the Paradigm "Perfect Bass Kit", and the Digital Video Essentials blu-ray disk are 3 essential tools for setting up this home theatre. The sound level meter is used with DVE to set up the hi-def audio in the home theatre and more faithfully reproduce the intended soundtrack. DVE is also the best calibration disk for setting up the hi-def video, containing a great number of video test patterns and a good tutorial as well. Even when a subwoofer is ideally placed, the room can still have a dramatic impact on bass performance. Room dimensions, dead spots, archways, and even furniture placement can turn a room into an additional instrument. This state-of-the-art “bass perfecting” system analyzes the subwoofer’s response in the room, then sets the correct equalization parameters to attain optimal sound. The frequency response of each PBK microphone is measured precisely and the data is used to create the microphone’s calibration file included on the PBK software disk. Most room equalization methods work from a single point source, taking one measurement at the primary listening position. PBK however, provides for multiple user-selected measurement points. Unlike many “Room EQ” systems, PBK applies Correction to Peaks (modes) and Dips (anti-modes): Tackling both allows the subwoofer to achieve a far more accurate and natural room response.