My Setup March 2016

This is my new Atmos / DTS-X setup:

Benq W1070 for movie nights
PS64D8000FM Samsung plasma TV 
Marantz PM 11S3 : 2 channel stereo amp with HT bypass and 100W per channel driving the front pair of Dynaudio Confidence 1 Platinum
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Oppo BR player BDP 101CI as CD transport and HT source
Oppo BDP 83 Nuforce 
Rotel RMB 1585 – 200w X 5 driving the centre, side and back surrounds.
Marantz NA11S1 as a DAC and network player 
Apple TV (Gen 1) X 2 for music and photos 
Dynaudio Confidence Centre Platinum
Radius 90HD for front height 
Usher 520s for rear back 
Monitor Audio RXFX in dipole mode for side surrounds 
JL Audio E112 (two units)  located at right front and near field left
Anthony Gallo A'Diva for ceiling Atmos placement and "Voice of God" placement
QED XT Revelations for front and centre speakers
QED Micro speaker cable for the surrounds
Audioquest Cinnamon HDMI for Oppo to amp
Audioquest XLR King Cobra from NA 11 to PM 11
Wireworld Chroma from amp to TV
AQ Forest HDMI cable - amp to TV and other sources
Audioquest Snake subwoofer cable 
Blue Jean subwoofer cable 
Wireworld Equinox RCA from Oppo 83 Nuforce to Marantz PM 11
Wireworld Oasis 6 & 7 Interconnects
Wireworld Oasis 6 power cables
Assorted Xindak, PS Audio and other power cables
MK wall power sockets
Shunyata Venom Distributor and power cable 20A for high current items
Rhodium Right Angle Plug adapters for USA power cables 
Auralex subdude platform and Mopads under centre speaker
Da lite screen 
Glass optical cables


  1. Hi Pete,
    I love the way the TV is framed from behind, it really looks to be a feature. i presume that it is bias lit and that background will really help.
    Is the ceiling fan to disperse the sound waves to get more even coverage ? (lol)
    Did you build the support for the atmos speakers yourself ? It looks very professional.
    Speak to you soon.

    1. Professional installation.. plus acoustic treatment. Details were previously covered, cheers :)

  2. Hi
    Any recommendation for best bang for buck, Projector + screen for under $5k? Thanks

  3. Hello. I have a question. And I am looking for professional advice or people with experience as I have none, though I am a huge fan of great sound. I wanted to buy a sub as I have a huge room, Loft Style of 40m2 single room. I was looking at the SVS PB-2000 or Velodyne SPL-800i. Not the same size subs but the same price range.I might get a second one when budget is available. Which one will suit best for my space?

  4. Hi,
    You say your room is 40m2 but could you tell us what the cubic footage/metres is ?

    I have no experience of the Velodyne but own two SVS SB2000 and recently sold a SVS SB 12 NSD.

    The SVS SB2000 subs are brilliant. They play deep and clean and are so smooth. They are superb for music but also, in a medium size room,give good slam for films. The PB2000 will give more slam and go deeper than the SB design and is better suited to a larger room. A second sub would be a very good idea.

    I'm not sure where you are but if in the States you can take advantage of the SVS Bill Of Rights. They will allow you to try the subs for 45 days and if you decide not to keep them they will make a full refund with SVS paying carriage both ways. You simply cannot lose. You could order two and see what difference there was between both running and just one and have the option of returning one or both.

    If you are not in the States then try to find a dealer who will accept returns. I know that , here in the UK, HiFix do.
    In any case, with SVS, you get a 5 year transferable world wide warranty so if you can find a second hand unit you can send an email to SVS , with the serial number, and they will register the sub in your name.

    You say you are a fan of great sound and I can say that the SVS sub is capable of sublime sound but, in common with all subs, time spent finding the best position in the room for a sub and setting it up correctly, is always time well spent. It took me about three weeks adjusting my first SVS before I was truly satisfied.

    A badly set up sub can ruin the sound of a good system but a correctly set up sub adds so much . Once you have achieved good bass you will never want to be without it. It underpins everything.

    Whatever you decide to do, the very best of luck and if you need any help just shout.


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