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post #181 of 360 Old 09-27-2010, 01:44 PM
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That's going to be a sweet S10! what engine are you going to drop in there?

Oh, you mean like this:


That's much better!

No fancy motor for me, sticking with the stock 4.3. it has enough get up and go for my needs.
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Pretty sweet setup. I am going projector for sure after viewing this thread.
For the price it seems as though its the best overall value.

Keep us updated on your progress.
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Well almost a year since I updated this thread, and my PJ's 3rd Birthday is this Friday! Wow that went fast!!!
I finally installed my Freebie Spare Lamp in June/2011, after almost 3000 hours...and that's all that's changed in 3 years, until now.

Summer Drag Race season is over once again, and with Winter just around the corner it's time to prepare for Winter Hibernation in the Man-Cave once again.
My 13 second Ram has traded her Drag Radials for Winter shoes and I had to haul my drag slicks inside because they cant be cold stored.

Next year upgrade list will include a Ripp supercharger (+150HP) and shooting for 11's or better.










The room itself is still the same but I added LOTS of new toys,
Lowes had Bogo deal on a Danby mini-bar fridge and micro wave combo for handy mix/drinks, ice and snacks.
The front face of the fridge is matt black ...and refreshments are almost within an arms reach now
instead of having to hit pause and run up stairs to the kitchen every 15 minutes.






Martini Station, laptop and storage for remotes/game controllers



..also picked up a freebie Kettle Popper from work (was a showhome prop)










But better yet, I also found a clearance priced 15" Velodyne sub for almost half price on the weekend,
The DLS-5000R has been discontinued so I couldn't pass up an additional 1000 watts of Ground-Pounding LFE

It started in the left rear corner and I could tell instantly the left biased lows were throwing my room off.
I guess there's no need to corner load the Big 15" Beast so the best way to balance the room was moving it right behind my center chair.
Wow!!! I love it! not only does it shake the whole house, it also gives all three seats a built in butt kicker!







after a quick calibration, and turning the new 15" ground-pounder down several times to level 40,
about the same as my pair of Velo DPS-12's front subs...It was time to drop the big screen down to demo the latest Transformers Bluray.


















I didn't get many of the high action fight scenes because my Jaw was on the Floor the entire time and couldn't be bothered to stop and shoot pic's
I also re-watched Iron Man and War of the Worlds (again)
O-M-G that's some serious LFE Pounding my house took for a normally quiet Sunday afternoon!
Almost 2000 watts of Sub Bass in a 2000 cubic foot room = LFE Bliss!!! even at modest volume (level -20 on my AVR) I can easily hit 110 db


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recent updates....(rOcktober 2012)


  


My latest non "Theater" related additions... but still somewhat Man-Cave worthy,


.....a Gibson Les Paul Studio (Worn Brown Maple/Mahogany) Butterscotch Blonde Telecaster, Aspen Green Gretsch ,

 and Twin Taylor's, a 12 String Grand Symphony and a 6 String Grand Auditorium


700  700

 

Being somewhat new to Electric Guitars I didn't want to dive too deep into an expensive tube amp until I discovered what kind of tone I was looking for,

But I couldn't resist the old school look, the sound or the price tag on the Fender Pawn Shop series Excelsior...for just $299! What a little Gem!

and like my guitars, it even matches my rooms color scheme (little black humidifier on the right replaced my retired p.o.s. popcorn machine)


  

 

Just right of the Tele is my Line 6 Spider Jam 75 digital modeler and a Roland AC60 acoustic chorus amplifier.


  


  


  


  


  700

 

Gibson Les Paul Studio worn brown satin finish
 


  

 

American Special Strat in 3 color sunburst, and my old Takamine Dreadnaught

 

700   700

 

New Strat to the pack , a Clapton style "Blackie" and with any luck I'll have another blues axe soon... a Gibson ES-335,

 

700  700

 

 

700  700


Hercules guitar hangers = Awesome!  and my little Martini Bar currently stocked with KAH Tequilla in collectable hand painted skull bottles


   

 

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Wow...I just looked thru your entire thread for the first time. Thanks for that journey !!! I have an old Velodyne DPS 12 that I have had for about 8 or 9 yrs. It is one of the best 12" subs I have ever heard in my theater. I know the 15" Velo monster you got helps alot but how was the dual DPS 12s handling in your room alone? I would have loved to get a second DPS 12 but could not find one for sale..not even a used one. I got a dual Klipsch sub set up in the front and my DPS 12 in the rear. You set up is fantastic dude...

Klipsch Synergy 3 speakers
Dual Klipsch RW 12D subs
Velodyne SMS-1
Sony STR-DG 720
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By the way, when I watched the Transformers : Dark of the Moon a few weeks ago, my jaw was on the floor also. It was the best sounding movie I have heard in my theater.....PERIOD !!!!

Klipsch Synergy 3 speakers
Dual Klipsch RW 12D subs
Velodyne SMS-1
Sony STR-DG 720
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My room is a closed space at 2800 cubic ft. That's why I'm not sure getting a 15" sub in my room would make a large impact. Again I have 2 Klipsch RW 12d subs in the front and a Velodyne DPS 12 in the back. I think the bass is really strong and tacticle but I still think I can get more of a deep chest rumble (that IMAX feel) if I get a 15" sub for the back.

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Velodyne SMS-1
Sony STR-DG 720
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This is awesome. I am about to get possession of my new house in less than a month and just like yours it will be an unfinished basement. Cant wait to set up a man cave. Since it is an unfinished basement I weren't too sure how to set everything up but was able to pick up some great ideas from your thread. Thanks man.

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And also, I have the same white sofa as you do!!!!

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One more Sub on the Way!!!
 
Picked up a 4th Velodyne to balance the room out,
another 15" DLS-5000R NIB and as usual...half price! :eek:

Here's the last DLS-5000R I got new at half price on a discontinued clearance sale (behind my center seat sweet spot)
Now that I have a pair I may move them to the front, and relocate the two front DPS-12's to the rear.
 

 
 
I also got half price+ deal on a pair of Monster Power Centers
(HDP-2500 sits under my center channel)
(HDP-1800 sits behind my center seat for rear subs/projector/recliners)  
 

 

 
 
Topped up my Scotch collection in my IKEA bookcase next to the bar fridge

 
and hope to finally finish the ceiling (with photos) this long weekend....
 
I finally purchased my track lighting, 4 of the 2-head OLEBY units from IKEA,
at only $2.99 each c/w with halogen bulbs .....CHEAP!!!
I plan to aim the spots so one hits each of my wall mounted guitars (8 total)
 
 
 
 
Here's the first one up... 3 more ceiling boxes to wire into that circuit first....the results are pretty dramatic in person, photo from my Blackberry does it no justice.

 
partial ceiling panel fabric in front of my screen is just temporary, I may swap out the brown for black.
 
 
 
Although I am a bit distracted with a BIG present the Brown Van dropped off yesterday,
a RIPP  supercharger kit to bring my Ram up to 500 HP Sweeeet!!!! I had to haul it all down to the man-cave cause my GF was shooting me the evil eye when it was in the living room
 

 

 

 
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Very cool setup. I have a similar setup like yours - unfinished basement - 110 screen, epson 3010 and a 7.1 speaker setup. However, I am running into this issue where I cannot contain the sound. The sound easily passes through the basement ceiling and goes to the main floor. When somebody uses the toilet on the main floor or if the furnace kicks in it ruins the whole mood. Do you run into this issue? Very curios. Thanks

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Nice setup, thanks for all of the postings, love the tequila! I do need to ask you one question; what do you do for a living? i mean wow, that's a lot of toys!
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Very cool setup. I have a similar setup like yours - unfinished basement - 110 screen, epson 3010 and a 7.1 speaker setup. However, I am running into this issue where I cannot contain the sound. The sound easily passes through the basement ceiling and goes to the main floor. When somebody uses the toilet on the main floor or if the furnace kicks in it ruins the whole mood. Do you run into this issue? Very curios. Thanks

 

Yup, when a movie is on the whole house hears/feels it.

 

I cant say the sound of a toilet or furnace has ever bothered me, I keep the volume too high to even notice.

 

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Nice setup, thanks for all of the postings, love the tequila! I do need to ask you one question; what do you do for a living? i mean wow, that's a lot of toys!

 

I'm a Residential Designer/ CET  (Construction Engineering Tech)   no wife, no kids = lots of toys.


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Nice, keep up the good work and don't forget to fund your retirement accounts smile.gif
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Just went through the whole thread. Moving to an unfinished basement soon lots of ideas from your thread already brewing in my mind. I was Googling around unfinished basement ideas and I don't have to Google anymore after looking at your thread thanks for that journey.




Now do u guys recommend any 3D projector with similar colors and saturation etc. The colors on that pj are just unbelievable.




Thanks and cheers.
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Check out the epson 5030UB. It's 3d and from what I've heard and seen on this forum it has a great image.
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Cool

Wow this thread is ancient already,
(started Labor Day weekend 6 years ago)

I have not stayed current with the latest and greatest PJ's as my old Epson 1080UB still looks fantastic for being 6 y/o.
I can't even recall but I think it's on lamp number three and maybe due for a fourth by Christmas.

...the only thing added to my room since my last post on this thread (over a year ago) was a sign on the door to the basement...



..and here's the last major purchase (May 2013) that I never got around to uploading a pic of
The Twin 15" Velodyne near-field Kidney Pounders




There's not much ca$h in the budget for HT upgrades when I keep buying more truck toys, and expensive scotch
and yes, the ManCave wreaks of testosterone lol, Garage is under construction before I can spend anything on the HT



I do have some new custom HID Projectors in my new Headlights though


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Happy PJ Anniversary for me,

I made it 6 years without a projector "upgrade" !!! WOOHOOO!!!

although I did buy some new custom HID Projector headlights for my Truck ($1500)




Wow the output is insane over my old halogen headlights!

Strange coincidence , they almost look like an Epson 1080UB pro








To celebrate my old 08' Epson 1080UB's anniversary I bought my first bluray in Months!
the latest Tom Cruise flick Edge of Tomorrow, not a bad movie at all.

I heard the LFE in the intro from the bassheads was a must have so I had to see, or Hear for myself
Totally worth the $24 I paid at Walmart!

The picture quality was pretty good and the movie was almost as good as Oblivion, my last BR purchase
and the Mad Max Fury Road and Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies trailers looked pretty awesome too!

120" screen, 12' throw, 10' viewing distance











I'm at 1900 hours on my third bulb on my 6 y/o Epson 1080 UB (the first bulb and a spare were freebies)
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Just read your thread entirely....what a fantastic journey! An awesome mancave and I hope to have something like that also really soon .
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Impressive build. I'm inspired to do something similar.

Can I ask how you stapled the fabric onto the walls? How did you hide the staples?
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Impressive build. I'm inspired to do something similar.

Can I ask how you stapled the fabric onto the walls? How did you hide the staples?
The easiest way to hide staples is to do it the same way a tailor/apholstery shop hides stitches.
No you can't necessarily turn your room inside out, but the idea is to start by stapling the back side of the fabric facing forward then folding the fabric over the staples you just installed and work your way around the room.

I did a quick google search because I was sure someone must have posted a youtube....

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...89947451,d.cGU

Another option that is a lot more work, but looks very professional is to build individual frames,
stretch the fabric over them and staple the back sides, then install the frames on the walls.

Fabric Frames



and another...

HT of the Month: Staggered Walls

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This thread might be old but it's so damn good. I was looking for wall ideas for my unfinished basement and this provided everything I needed (I can't afford finishing the whole basement with drywall right now). I already know exactly what I want to do with equipment, wiring, flooring, etc. I was just stuck on the walls. Thanks OP.

Did you ever take care of your ceilings?

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Glad to Help!

I've only got two of the light fixtures mounted and wired in when I lost interest I guess
and have two more to go up before I can finish the ceiling off.

I've been a bit distracted lately lining up other projects
the biggest and most important...a Garage for my other toys ...finally!

I need to trench for power,gas (and cable) out to my concrete pad so I can start work on Man-Cave#2.
Once the Garage is finished maybe I'll get back MC#1 to complete the ceiling.
At least the most important part is done, the first 5 feet directly in front of the screen.
The rest directly over head or behind me I don't even notice once my lazy butt is planted in my seat

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How has your painted concrete floor held up over the years? I'm not sure whether to go with paint or concrete stain.
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Floor is still flawless,

I'm certainly glad I left my ceiling for last,
I had to route the electrical for the new garage from the back of the house,
all the way through my theater ceiling area around all the duct work just to get to the breaker box at the front corner.

The Garage is done! with the toys safely sheltered for Winter
(first snow of the year just yesterday)






Now I can turn my attention back to the home theater again and finally get to work on finishing the ceiling, maybe ...

I had to wrap up a few other home improvements, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures and appliance upgrades first.
and scored a great deal on a new Popcorn Machine from Costco.ca for $169 for the theater while I was shopping.

My little theater is a bit over 8 years old now and everything is still going strong! PJ still amazing! Kuro still Killing it!
So the only gear replaced with all the new fangled 3D, 4K UHD , Curved Screen tech available now
...a $169 Popcorn Machine LOL!




I believe I did enough research on every purchase to ensure I was getting quality components that would last.
The only one that really failed me was the Nostalgia Electrics 2.5 popcorn machine I got for nothing


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My first A/V upgrade in a long time, replaced my Elite 360 for an XBO last night.

I really wanted the 1TB Tomb Raider edition, but they were not offered at BestBuy.ca (Canada)
So I picked up a FallOut4 1TB edition instead, and purchased the new TR to go along with it.



First time using my Smartphone to post pics (Galaxy S6 Edge ROCKS!) Finally DONE with Crackberry





Next step is dumping the old Fat PS3 for a new PS4 (in March for Uncharted)

My little 50" Pioneer Kuro...


All updated and dropped the lights and the big 120" screen down (Epson 1080UB, 8 years old and almost ready for lamp #5 )








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Surprised to see an "update" to your theater thread...just like popping the lid on a time capsule.
Can't believe the old Epson is still soldiering on. The first of the UB's heading for bulb #5 ; simply amazing.

It was your freak'n make shift basement setup and stunning screenshots that helped pull me into this crazy hobby 5 years ago.
Thanks a lot man! Glad to see you're still finding time for the toys and the room. Carry on.
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Thanks David,

I almost feel guilty not doing more for my space,
but glad it was enough to inspire others to set up a "theater" and not just settling for watching TV

I just checked out your build, Nicely Done Sir!
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The new Popper is Home! and it looks/works awesome!
I first placed it beside the bar fridge/ micro-wave but it just didn't look right there, too much happening.




I thought it would be better off in the corner, just outside my right speaker .
Using my Line 6 Spider Jam as a stand for the popper, perfect fit!


Now the light from the popper lamp won't wash out the projected image when I drop the big screen and fire up the projector.



I just had to re-locate my acoustic amp that used to sit there, to the other side of my room
with my favorite little Fender Excelsior tube amp.


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Well it appears that my 8 y/o Epson finally gave up.

What a shame, I had the new Extended Edition Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
all cued up and the projector shut down, lamp shut off and went into high fan mode.

I pulled the filter and vacuumed it to make sure it was getting good flow.
Let it cool down for a half hour and fired it up again, went to the menu and saw I had 2236 hours on my current (4th) lamp.
(I often get close to 2700 hours out of a lamp in low mode usually)

...all the other fields were blanked out except for Status 2237 00000049 LE
it shut down again right after I snapped this pic of the screen.

Google turned up NADA with that status code



I let it sit for over an hour, reset and still does the same thing.
I'm afraid its finally time to say RIP old buddy its been a great run.

The hunt is on for a replacement already,
in the running are the Epson 5030UB at about $2500 locally (Canada)
also in contention is a Sony VLP HW40ES, suspect that one will be closer to $3k in Canada.

Also going to check out the JVC units locally this week,
I suspect the lowest end unit is the DLA-X35 and may run a little over $3.5k
Biggest concern with JVC is Lag when gaming.

The biggest obstacle for me is all three are 3D capable machines that I have zero interest in utilizing
It's a shame that 2D machines cant be found for about a $2k price tag, I hate paying for something I don't want or need.

...If I did want to go 3D, I would have to get a 3D capable AVR
and have to replace my $2k Yamaha RX-V3900...that I LOVE!


My short list:

Must be able to throw 120" 16:9 image at 12' distance
Must have DEEP Black level/High contrast performance
Must have low lag for gaming performance
Must have lens shift capability
LCOS, LCD, SXRD, DILA etc...all exceptable
DLP's are out due to mounting restrictions and the Rainbow effect

I would also like full CMS (Color Management System) like my 1080UB had,
With the help of stereomandan I had it dialed in perfectly!

Does not need to be especially bright due to my short throw,
100% room light control, Velvet wrapped Bat-Cave.

Open to suggestions if I should look at any other models
(not interested in Panasonic, my buddy had one and not really impressed)

So far the Epson 5030UB is leading the race for price/performance and local availability.
...plus I have a pretty good track record with my previous Epson.
I just wish it cam in Black like the Pro version 6030 ($1000 more).
white sticks out like a sore thumb in my bat cave.

Gaming Lag will likely eliminate the JVC as an option.

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Reading reviews it seems that the Sony HW40ES's black level doesn't compare to the Epson 5030UB. You would need to step up to the 55ES which is probably $2000 more than the Epson. If you were happy with the original UB then the new model should be a noticeable step up, though I doubt you'll feel that the improvement is worth the $2500 replacement.
Happy shopping.
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