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Reference System 5: J. Walker Clarke

by June 30, 2007
Reference System 6

Reference System 6

This system has been a work in progress for many years, and has lived in several different types of spaces. The most recent change was adding a retractable Stewart Electriscreen. During the day, the room functions as a sunroom. It is brightly lit with natural light from five windows. Bali blackout honeycomb shades allow the room to be darkened for daytime viewing. This makes for a very flexible living space that can easily convert to a very respectable home theater. It is a great example of a room that you would not walk into thinking, "this would make a great home theater." It shows people how easy it is to integrate a very respectable home theater into a typical living space.  Auralex Sonosuede room treatments turned a poor room into a very cool acoustical space.

The Emotiva combo is a relatively new addition and has ample power for the Axiom speakers and sub, which can easily rattle dishes in the nearby kitchen. The wife and kids enjoy the simplified operation of the system via the Harmony remote. Simplicity and ergonomics mark the highlights of this home theater reference system.

Hardware
Description
Manufacturer's Website
Emotiva MMC-1
Emotiva IPS-1
review
Pre-Amp/Processor
Amplifier
Emotiva
Axiom m60 v2 VaSSallo Series
VP150 v2
QS8 v2
review
Main Speakers
Axiom Audio
Center Channel
Surround Channels (2)
EP500 v2
review
Subwoofer Axiom Audio
Sony VPL-VW11HT
LCD Front Projector
Sony Electronics
Stewart 123" Firehawk Electriscreen
Electric 16:9 Projection
Screen System
Stewart Filmscreen
Rotel RDV-1060
DVD Player
Rotel
Niles iC2
review
RF-based
Remote Control System
Niles
 Auralex Sonosuede Pro
Auralex Sonosuede HT
SCREEN 6 SpaceCouplers System
4 SubDudes
review
 Acoustic Treatments
 Auralex Acoustics

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About the author:

Over the years J. has constantly found himself to be an "early-adopter," spending way too much money on "new" technologies such as Compact Disc, LaserDisc, and DVD. He is one of the few people who actually purchased (and still owns) a CORE programmable remote control (bonus points if you remember this product).

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