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thinkthis Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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We recently did a light remodel of our main family room and decided to go with a layout that didn't leave a lot of room for tower speakers. I took it upon myself to design a system that I knew would be a sonic upgrade over the decent Polk Audio system it replaced, but also had a much higher WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). I initially wanted to go with 5 HTR 7000s for a nearly invisible 5.1 setup, but I decided the room was just a little bit too small to give the necessary distance to make that magic work. I settled on a SuperCinema 3D Array XL, with two Invisa 650s taking up rear duty and a ForceField 5 to round out the system.

Once we had everything setup the wife gave the system two thumbs up (although she wishes GE could make an invisible sub, she did appreciate that the FF5 was half the size of our old JBL sub). She was extra happy to see our old Polk Audio towers go and loves the clean look of the sound bar. We actually remolded the fireplace and mantle specifically to showcase the SC3DXL! Once we had it all setup I had the fireplace remodel contractors take a minute to listen to the system. I showed them some action sequences from Batman Begins and they both literally dropped their jaws. They could not believe the sound generated by all 6 speakers! I was a little bid sad there wasn't enough room to run HTR 7000s as rears, but I actually couldn't be more happy with the 650s. They sound very rich and clear and work excellent as rear channels in a home theater setup. They also work great for playing music in a dual stereo setup as well (where the SC3D and the 650s both play in stereo).

I've been pondering and planning this remodel for months and absolutely love how it all came together. Anyone walking into the room who is not familiar with GE likely will not give two seconds thought about the audio setup and they might think that we went with something pretty basic. But as soon as we turn the system on and start playing something the wolf emerges. If I was a bachelor I might be running 5 Triton Ones, but in a world where compromises must be made, I'm glad there are options like the SC3D XL and the Invisa Series where compromising can still leave everyone with a smile on their face.
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rjohn79395 Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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Great system you have put together, thinkthis! Congratulations!

Happy listening to fantastic sound system you now have!


Rick
5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter Ref, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, SONOS Connect
47" Panasonic 3D smart tv
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WayneWilmeth Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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ThinkThis, WOW, I am VERY impressed!!!!!!
Well done.
Good job to get great sound and keep the wife happy at the same time.
Yes, an invisible sub would be great, but the FF5 can get really excited and vibrate a LOT when you play heavy, low bass. I have my wife sit on top of it as we watch that part of the movie, she holds it down, it sounds better and she loves it!!!!!! Give that a try.
Talk about everybody having a smile on their face!!!!
Happy listening,
God Bless,
Wayne
God bless the child that's got his own.
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thinkthis Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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I tried to attach a couple of photos so you can see what it looks like but I failed. So I made a post with some image links in the show off in the system forum.
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Moderator Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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They didn't work there either. Not sure why, I attached an image yesterday without issue (Stereophile Product of the Year Logo). Are your images too big maybe? Try reducing them maybe?
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thinkthis Posted 3 years 11 months ago
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Here is another attempt with smaller photos:




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