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Display Name: timLA
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We tried the Z-Boost in an LA apartment. Accommodating it's installation requirements (the receiving antenna needs to be a certain distance from the transmitter) was difficult and entailed running coax cable along the walls. I'm not sure it ever did anything to help.


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BTW, the B&W's aren't towers, they're bookshelf (but you can also get them as towers.) They image the sound so well across the front of the room that some people ask, "Where are the speakers?"


The Urban Home Theater 2.1: The Starter System Guest Post | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/14/10 01:25 PM

We also opted for a 2.1 system.

At the center is a Rotel RX-1052 stereo receiver, which in addition to being a notch above most mass brands in sound quality, and having multi-room capability, also has great industrial design. It's hooked up to some B&W 685 speakers. If you haven't listened to B&W's, try them...the sound is warm and natural, and you'll notice things you didn't hear before.

We use a Samsung BluRay player for DVDs, CDs, and BluRay discs.

Our TV is a Panasonic 46" G10 series plasma...don't believe the marketing hype about LCD! While both are good, Plasma seems to cost less (at this point) and has deeper blacks, and more natural color.


The Urban Home Theater 2.1: The Starter System Guest Post | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/14/10 02:07 AM