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post #121 of 146 Old 03-29-2013, 02:09 PM
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4 T8's would be overkill in my room too but, like you said, the price difference was so minimal that it makes sense to go that route. If I can't get some used, then I will probably end up with the Slanted 8's...

I am also trying to determine my next sub upgrade. Currently I have 3 of the HSU VTF-15's...but am considering some Submersives, Cap2's or going the DIY route....

That Cap2 looks massive..
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4 T8's would be overkill in my room too but, like you said, the price difference was so minimal that it makes sense to go that route. If I can't get some used, then I will probably end up with the Slanted 8's...

I am also trying to determine my next sub upgrade. Currently I have 3 of the HSU VTF-15's...but am considering some Submersives, Cap2's or going the DIY route....

That Cap2 looks massive..
It was quite a job getting it in here.

No bad choices there. Have you considered the OS?
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The OS is simply too large for the spaces I have. In fact, I might have to rule out the Cap2 as well due to its size.frown.gif
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There are always dual Cap S1's.
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Did you get the noesis yet? how are they? compared to the triple 8s?

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I have them. There is a definite but subtle improvement for music, and I think a little for movies. I have the older compression driver and crossover in my T8's, so who knows if there would be a noticeable difference compared to yours.
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I have them. There is a definite but subtle improvement for music, and I think a little for movies. I have the older compression driver and crossover in my T8's, so who knows if there would be a noticeable difference compared to yours.

Cool, take some pics when you have a chance....maybe event next to a triple 8!

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Cool, take some pics when you have a chance....maybe event next to a triple 8!
Will do.
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The contractor couldn't make it today. I guess it is better that he does it tomorrow when I can be there to answer questions.
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There are always dual Cap S1's.

I have thought about those too....but I think I like the idea of having dual opposed subs in the same cabinet. That is why I am looking hard at the Submersive... Now I will say that I like the idea of the 18" woofer in the Cap S1's...
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I have thought about those too....but I think I like the idea of having dual opposed subs in the same cabinet. That is why I am looking hard at the Submersive... Now I will say that I like the idea of the 18" woofer in the Cap S1's...
I have never heard a bad thing said about the Submersives, and I think they already come standard in a nicely veneered finish.
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I got a few minutes today to listen to some 2 channel music on the 228's and S2. I couldn't be happier with the sound. I get chills on nearly every song.

I can't wait to get my surrounds installed, but that has been delayed until at least next Wednesday. I guess I am ok with the delay, because once they are in, all I have to do is clean up the wiring in my equipment closet and I will be done, and what is the fun in that?
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I have never heard a bad thing said about the Submersives, and I think they already come standard in a nicely veneered finish.

They do have a nice appearance... I just know how I am and I will want to get three of them to replace the three current VTF-15's. That is something that won't be easy to do nor justify to the Co-CFO.rolleyes.gif...

That is why I am going to explore some DIY options first..
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I have been away from this thread for a while. Not only have I been busy, with the Noesis and S2 as well as the theater chairs, I can have a decent movie watching and music listening experience even without my surrounds, which are still sitting in the closet.

However, I have made a little more progress.

I cleaned up the closet at the back of the theater, by installing curio cabinets from elsewhere in the house to display my kids toys, my movie memorabilia and hold my blu-rays.



Here is a close up of my Indiana Jones shelf.



I still need to put a door on that closet. However, my next job, which will hopefully happen in the next 3 weeks is to get the surrounds installed.

The left surround will be behind these shelves.



There is a storage area behind them. I will cut a hole in the back with a jig saw and then attach speaker cloth to cover it. There will be pictures in front of the speaker, so I will have to attach the pictures to the shelves with quake hold so they don't rattle.

On the right side of the room and for both rear surrounds. I am either going to make custom floating shelves or attach them with French cleats. The right wall is made of plywood, so attaching frames for the shelves made of 2x4's shouldn't be too difficult.



I am going to wrap the speakers that will be visible in the room in white speaker grill cloth to make them look like the acoustic panels I already have in the room. Hopefully that will achieve a high enough WAF that I will get away with it.

I probably should go with the French cleats for as clean a look as possible with the minimum amount of work, but I am reluctant to put holes in my T8's. I will just have to get over it.
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Nice work, your theater is coming along nicely.

No doubt an impressive system with those great speakers and projector.

I'm located in SD as well, and glad to hear there are other HT enthusiasts in the city. Don't worry though I'm not going to ask for a demo. I know that after hearing yours I would feel compelled to upgrade, so I would prefer to not know what I'm missing . tongue.gif But I'm sure it sounds fantastic - congrats.

 




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Nice work, your theater is coming along nicely.

No doubt an impressive system with those great speakers and projector.

I'm located in SD as well, and glad to hear there are other HT enthusiasts in the city. Don't worry though I'm not going to ask for a demo. I know that after hearing yours I would feel compelled to upgrade, so I would prefer to not know what I'm missing . tongue.gif But I'm sure it sounds fantastic - congrats.
Thank you. It looks like you have a pretty impressive system as well.

Now if I can only get around to installing my surrounds.
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Despite numerous attempts, I have failed to find a way to install Triple 8 surrounds in a way that would be acceptable to my wife. Therefore, I purchased unfinished 4 slanted 8's this morning. I will paint them white and add add white grill cloth once they arrive. Jeff said they will take less than a month.

I will be putting up my 3 2010 Triple 8's for sale. I will keep my Triple 8x as a guitar amp speaker unless someone wants to buy all 4 as surrounds or surrounds and heights.
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All 4 Triple 8's are going to a good home at a great local business. I am going to build brackets for them to be mounted to large steel trusses which should help to pass the time while I am waiting for my Slanted 8's.
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What an awesome build thread! Great job on everything and it was great to see the progress!
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What an awesome build thread! Great job on everything and it was great to see the progress!
Thank you very much. I have had a lot of fun along the way, but I am looking forward to finally finishing it in a month or so.
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My unfinished Slanted 8's are waiting for me at FedEx. I should be able to get then painted and mounted in the next couple of weeks and will finally have my full 7.1 JTR system and a finished theater.
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My Triple 8's in their new home. The new owner will be running them with 4 orbit shifters. It should be a ridiculous system.

My Slanted 8's are sitting in the closet, waiting to get painted and mounted. I am so close I can taste it.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures.
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just finished reading this thread. thanks for sharing your story with us! I'm so jealous of your setup! I can't wait to see your theater with the slanted 8s

My HT: Onkyo 818, polk m60 Hsu HB1-MK2, HC1-MK2, svs pb12+/2, svs pc13
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just finished reading this thread. thanks for sharing your story with us! I'm so jealous of your setup! I can't wait to see your theater with the slanted 8s
Thank you. I am hoping that the weekend after Christmas, I will get a chance to paint them and get them mounted. I have some touch up painting to do around the room at the same time.
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I haven't made a lot of progress lately. I still have my unfinished Slanted 8's sitting in the closet.

However, my HC9000D died and Mitsubishi replaced it with a HC8000D-BL which had to be ceiling mounted. I mounted it today and had to remove the ceiling fan.

I haven't even done a basic calibration, but so far the picture looks pretty good.





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Did a basic calibration of the HC8000D-BL. It seems to look just as good as the HC9000D, maybe a little sharper.

Watched Thor 2 with the family last night. Not a bad movie.

Now I need to clean up the installation, hide the wires, calk up any holes and do some touch up painting. Then I can get the Slanted 8's painted and installed for a finished theater.
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