Living Room Home Theater Tour

Living Room Home Theater Tour

It’s been almost ten years since I made the video How to Set Up and Treat a Listening Room, which includes a tour of my living room home theater. All of the information in that video is still valid, but a lot has changed in my room since then, so it’s time for an update. This newer video shows how you can enjoy state of the art sound (and video) without having to spend a huge amount of money.

If you have technical questions about this video that require a reply, please do not post them here as comments. YouTube is not a good venue for a technical exchange. Please post your questions in whatever audio forum you know me from, or post in my Audio Expert forum:

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  1. peerguy
    peerguy 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Love your simplicity and appraisal that you don’t prefer fancy universal remotes, 16 channels etc. well done πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  2. Tim Krukowski
    Tim Krukowski 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    thank you for these videos brother! the advice still holds up!!!

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  3. Andy Copson
    Andy Copson 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    what a load of crap why ? get over it !!!!!

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  4. Ryan
    Ryan 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    @ethan winer what is the best type of insulation to use for a panel ?

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  5. Benoit Dugas
    Benoit Dugas 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Hi Ethan does base trap has to go all the up to the ceiling? or half way would work?

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  6. itai
    itai 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Love the pizza guy alarm! thats attention to the finest detail!

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  7. dean turner
    dean turner 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    thanks for sharing ,both products and knowledge..

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  8. theguapo1975channel
    theguapo1975channel 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    This is more my kind of home theater. Awesome…

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  9. Alex 83
    Alex 83 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Your Voice in the room Sounds icredible natural, warm and christal clear. πŸ‘

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  10. Christopher Sousa
    Christopher Sousa 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    You are missing Brilliant Pebbles in each of the corners and on top of your subwoofer

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  11. Gerry Tweedie
    Gerry Tweedie 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Nice Precision.

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  12. Alain Duchesne
    Alain Duchesne 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Would you recommend fabric couch over leather?

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  13. Wes Felkins
    Wes Felkins 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Just found these videos and watched them back to back. So awesome!

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  14. tec lo
    tec lo 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    you have surround speakers near ground level firing into the back of a sofa. and thats just one of the many things wrong with this room. WAY WAY WAY too much stuff you dont need. talk about a cluttered room

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  15. Rosalina Audy
    Rosalina Audy 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    love, love, love. good idea. thank you for inspiration.

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  16. Turner Crosby
    Turner Crosby 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Fantastic treatment of the room but why go to all that effort when your speakers are sat on a cardboard box and a little table?!?

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  17. Johnny J
    Johnny J 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    damn how deep is that diffuser ? not much how i see but it must be a 13

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  18. Matthew Bolstad
    Matthew Bolstad 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Add a second sub, and no bass trap needed. Major response deviations there. Love the simplicity of the system though.

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  19. Vincent D
    Vincent D 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    good stuff. smart approach. not how I would set-up (too messy for my taste) but well done!

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  20. UK Andrew
    UK Andrew 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Well thank you Ethan, Ive just learned a lot. Really interesting. I didn’t realise how important acoustic dampening was until i saw you video. Thanks again.

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  21. jairanch39
    jairanch39 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    I think you need to revise this video with the invention of Dolby Atmos πŸ˜‰

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  22. shiv shankar
    shiv shankar 4 December, 2021, 09:02
  23. Olov Lindberg
    Olov Lindberg 4 December, 2021, 09:02
  24. Kevin Duprey
    Kevin Duprey 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Is this a new style ? " Show your ass" home theater decor theme?

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  25. Vax
    Vax 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Where can i buy those cardboard boxes you have under the L&R channels? I use pizza boxes at the moment but I need audiophile grade cardboard, those plastic step stools are much better than my milk crates.

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  26. P F
    P F 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    New to your channel. Sir you are 100% right about acoustic treatments been more important than all the ridiculously overpriced equipment. I have experienced this firsthand.

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  27. Decadent36
    Decadent36 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Well done video, Ethan. I like your enthusiasm and passion. It comes through very clearly in your presentation as well as your breadth of knowledge. I hope you enjoy your setup for years to come!

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  28. Elmer Omero
    Elmer Omero 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Knowledge > $
    Great room Mister Winer, this is a reat lesson for those who buy good gear and put it in simple untreated living romos.
    Suscribed and thums up.

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  29. Dana Olson
    Dana Olson 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Ethan, I really enjoy your videos. Is one of those large tower systems you pictured out in North Bend by chance?

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  30. M A R U
    M A R U 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    you are a great man!

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  31. Mayhemz95
    Mayhemz95 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    I spent Β£400 on my home theater, gota benq w1070, 120inch screen and a samsung 5.1 dts hd surround sound.

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  32. Humberto Aguirre
    Humberto Aguirre 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    can i use dj speakers for a home theater?

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  33. 3moloz
    3moloz 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Ethan Winer: From what I can tell you have behringer truths as back speakers, is that so?

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  34. Todd Audio
    Todd Audio 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Thanks for the tour! That projector screen is awesome! You have been a huge inspiration for me to finally start setting up some room acoustics! It already sounds soooo much better! Thanks for all of your help and support here and on the forums!

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  35. 50LightSabersInAPack
    50LightSabersInAPack 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    The sub's rated at 18Hz? You can invite people round and play the brown noise hehehe ;D

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  36. Cihan T
    Cihan T 4 December, 2021, 09:02
  37. KAi Bennett
    KAi Bennett 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Great point about the seating and head resets above your head. Thank you.

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  38. R. Roberto Godoy Moreno
    R. Roberto Godoy Moreno 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Hi, I'm agree with u, doesn't need a expensive audio system or buy to many speakers,amps, etc. I Bought an Onkyo receiver; the center channel, surround speaker and sub woofer from Yamaha; and my front speaker are Aiwa of an old mini componentes that doesn't work anymore… I send about $450 dollars.
    It's not big deal, but I like very very mucho how it sound. Well thats all I have to Say, Hope u understand my English and congratulations…

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  39. ColoradoStreaming
    ColoradoStreaming 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Whats with all the junk hanging on your walls and ceiling? Real audiophiles use harmonic resonator crystals and specially tuned room boundary pucks for acoustic treatments lol

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  40. Fighters F G S
    Fighters F G S 4 December, 2021, 09:02
  41. Reigns_
    Reigns_ 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    I don't know what it is but you have a very humble and positive persona about you. Great video brilliant advice keep it up man, blessings from the uk πŸ‘

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  42. Willem Wolff
    Willem Wolff 4 December, 2021, 09:02
  43. Parker Walls
    Parker Walls 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Ethan, I'm currently dealing with some issues because I have a large leather sectional, wanted to ask if RealTraps still sells those seat covers perhaps if requested? Or if not what kind of material exactly do you recommend and how thick should it be to get the absolute best possible absorption? My sectional also reclines so I was thinking about covering the entire thing, is that a good idea?

    thanks!!! you've been a huge help to me.

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  44. Vex Q
    Vex Q 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    how did u plug your monitors in your receiver?

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  45. Imast Madafaca
    Imast Madafaca 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Hey Ethan, I follow you bro πŸ˜€

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  46. P W
    P W 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Another great video Ethan!

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  47. Chicago1
    Chicago1 4 December, 2021, 09:02

    Ethan, I see you had a projector but where is the screen? Did I miss it?Which do you use the TV or screen? Nice setup. Lots of $$$ in that setup

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