Originally Posted by PTAaron
Haha! Yes... Very very black!
The only tint that was added to the base paint was 12 oz of black. I thought the can was going to overflow when it was being mixed!
I'm just using a generic bulb - it gets the job done... I'm ok with it not being perfect. I looked at the idealume lights, I still may get one in the future. Mine is just a "blacklight" fixture with the "daylight" bulb in it and duct tape used to mask it off. Looks very ghetto - but it is hidden so it doesn't matter.
Good idea on the poster board - I think my wife has enough in her scrapbooking room that i could just borrow and return without we noticing
Do you have a link to your pictures?
I think if you do have a "daylight" labeled bulb, my guess is it's probably somewhere in the 6500K neighborhood so you're probably fine. At least more so than just a basic, general fluorescent tube. I bought the Ideal-lume as it has the rotating shield to better easily direct the light for the best effect.
And good luck with the borrowing of the wife's stuff. If you don't tell her, it never happened...
BTW, I personally like how your room's TV wall has been becoming cleaner with the relocation of all your gear. I would think the viewers would be more focused on the TV picture itself without all the other visual distractions. Of course if your lights are usually off/dimmed down anyways this might not have been an issue.Link to some of the pix
I uploaded this morning, along with one below which you can see the H1100 sitting on the center arm of the chair. GeekBoy here took sooo many pix using different apertures, shutter speeds (from 0.5 seconds to 5 or 10 seconds), etc. it's kinda embarrassing...but these posted pix seemed to come out the best.
BTW, the three sound panels you see behind my L/C/R speakers were the last addition/tweak to the system a few months ago, and I recommend them highly. With the mirrors on your left wall, and assuming your black fabric doesn't do much sound attenuating, my bet is you'd hear some BIG
When I first installed the panels and played my first test disc (Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds - Live at Radio City
Blu-ray), I was hoping to hear some
improvements. But I was shocked to hear just how much
clearer and more detailed the sound was. I bought these DMD panels
premade from Acoustimac, but you could buy the parts
from them and assemble yourself, or just go to Home Depot/Lowes and pick up most parts since you obviously know your way with tools. You might have to order the OC703 and fabric elsewhere, though.
My next project is two larger panels for the sidewalls, one of which will completely cover up the window on the right wall. I had Acoustimac cut eight wood strips to size (~ 54"x60" when assembled), so that way they will have the same front bevel as the premade ones. I'll probably go with a dark/black fabric with some kind of pattern on it so it won't look too boring...
After that fairly-easy project, the next one I'd like to tackle is to eventually move all the AV gear into the storage room on the left (you can see the door next to the L speaker). That way I could get rid of the rack, buy a nice stand for the center speaker, and have a nice clean look. Damn this hobby!