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post #1 of 18 Old 03-21-2012, 05:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

First off I want to thank everyone on the AVS Forums, because this room could not have been done without you. Because of you, I have built my dream. You guys gave me the info, the motivation, the inspiration to complete this project and I thank you. Now on to the candy,

What I started with.
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Routing of the wires and the banana plug faceplates.
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Mounting the ARX A1 Surround speakers
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More to follow, exceeded my 5 attachments.
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Mounting ARX A1 speakers continued
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The equipment room AKA The Closet
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To be continued....
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Mounted 120" Visual Apex Tension Electric screen
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Mounted Epson 8350 projector with PowerBridge
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Once again, thank you all for giving me the motivation and inspiration to complete this build.


Equipment is as follows

Projector: Epson 8350
Screen: Visual Apex 120" Tension Electric

AVR: Yamaha RX-A810
Video Sources: PS3, DirecTV

Speakers:
F/R - ARX A3
C - ARX A2
SR/SL - ARX A1
Sub - HSU VTF3 MK4

Misc:
250' 12gauge CL2 speaker wire
Power Bridge for Projector
35' HDMI CL2 cable from Visual Apex package
Universal Projector mount from Visual Apex package
Cat5 cable routed from other side room to closet for Network
New 5 3/4" base boards from Home Depot, installed by me
Black velvet curtains created by me to block out window
Behr Egshell Red Paint on walls
Behr Flat Enamel Midnight Hush on ceiling
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Awesome looking basement. Great Job!

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Awesome looking basement. Great Job!

Its actually a spare bedroom on the second floor
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Beautiful! You did a great job. Bravo my friend bravo!
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Beautiful! You did a great job. Bravo my friend bravo!

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Looks very clean and classy! Are you sure this is your first theater setup?

Have you considered getting another pair of Arx A1's and mounts for the back surrounds?



Because of your side surround placement, you'd put the backs at the 150 degree locations.

I would recommend some corner bass traps and acoustic panels for the rear wall as well. It can get kind of tricky with placement, but some recommend a good mix of absorption and diffusion panels for a HT room.

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Looks very clean and classy! Are you sure this is your first theater setup?

Have you considered getting another pair of Arx A1's and mounts for the back surrounds?

Because of your side surround placement, you'd put the backs at the 150 degree locations.

I would recommend some corner bass traps and acoustic panels for the rear wall as well. It can get kind of tricky with placement, but some recommend a good mix of absorption and diffusion panels for a HT room.

Thank you and yes its my first build But yes that's why I put the A1s where there at now because in the future I wanna put some A1s on the far back wall for a complete 7.2 setup.
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Darn no other comments or suggestions?
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That's great stuff! Looks like a lot of fun. Congrats on your build. Keep the pics coming!
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That looks great! Good job.

Quick question - I am thinking about the 8350 with that exact Visual Apex Tensioned Screen - what are your thoughts on the combination? Thoughts on 8350 itself?

Thanks!

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Darn no other comments or suggestions?

Nice job on your room. How do you like the Epson?

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Nice job.. looks like a cozy room for entertainment. Do you have any pics with the screen down? Just for perspective..

Also, I know you say your done.. but that slanted cieling is screeming to be lit up.. maybe a mini soffit w' rope light.. just a thought.. hehehe


edit; Forget the screen pic question, must have missed it the first time through - looks good.

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Nice job.. looks like a cozy room for entertainment. Do you have any pics with the screen down? Just for perspective..

Also, I know you say your done.. but that slanted cieling is screeming to be lit up.. maybe a mini soffit w' rope light.. just a thought.. hehehe

edit; Forget the screen pic question, must have missed it the first time through - looks good.

Thank you, and yes recessed lighting will be done in the future

For those waiting on my review of the epson 8350. I apologize I've been busy with work and ill let you guys know soon.
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