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post #121 of 137 Old 01-28-2014, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
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They are some type of ceramic tile that I got from a local pro source. Sorry, I dont have the exact name, but are very common.
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first off, beautiful basement.....you did a great job! when you were building your bar frame, I notice in the pictures you installed black (shim like) material every foot or so...i assume to hold the granite once installed....could you let me know where you got those pieces as well how you installed them...thanks!
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Its to provide extra support for the granite, its over-engineered, but if anybody ever decides to crawl up on the counter top, it will hold their weight (body shots, cough cough) hahah..

They can be found here:

http://www.countertopbracket.com/
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Thanks to everybody who encouraged me to replace my speaker. I got the klipsch installed, and not only does it look better, but sounds better....not THAT much better, but vocals "fill" the large open space better. $250 better? Not sure about that, but its staying.

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Good to hear you can detect some improvement, even if the ROI isn't overwhelming. Did you re-run the Bose auto-setup routine? If not, that may help, too. I'm not sure how much manual control you get with a system like this, but I would play with levels and crossover points if it gives you the option.

It certainly does look better.
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Yes I did re-run the auto-setup routine (which actually works pretty well, when you compare it before-to-after). You get some manual control, but not to the point of crossover points. The voices are more defined, but at the same time more centralized, and what I mean by that is you can now easily tell the voices are coming from way below the TV. In my set-up I have no other choice but to have the speaker located there. The bose was more of a broadcast sound, so it wasnt so easy to disseminate the speaker location with your ears.
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are you able to quick connect and disconnect the bose center and klipsch center watching the same show, so you can do a true comparison. I bet you would notice a dramatic difference.

When I went from a soundbar to a 3.1 setup the difference was night and day.
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It may be severely limited the output out of the center speaker so it does not overpower the Left and Right bose speaker?

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Yes I did re-run the auto-setup routine (which actually works pretty well, when you compare it before-to-after). You get some manual control, but not to the point of crossover points. The voices are more defined, but at the same time more centralized, and what I mean by that is you can now easily tell the voices are coming from way below the TV. In my set-up I have no other choice but to have the speaker located there. The bose was more of a broadcast sound, so it wasnt so easy to disseminate the speaker location with your ears.
That's not altogether a surprise. Larger drivers have narrower dispersion. This is why many speakers are made with a waveguide on the tweeter. The waveguide makes the tweeter's output more directional so that the tweeter and woofer have more similar on/off axis characteristics.

So, having switched to the Klipsch with it's larger woofers (and horn/waveguide on the tweeter), you're able to localize the source of the sound a bit easier as compared to the Bose, which probably used 2 smaller "full range" (using the term loosely) drivers.
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Your a pro looks great. Clean design !
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Dan I love the basement and what you did to it...The only thing I see that could help out is getting a receiver that has atleast two HDMI outputs which would eliminate the splitter, and your extremely losing out on audio going BOSE reason being BOSE does not support audio codecs such as DTS HD and Dolby True HD that the PS4 delivers via blu-ray.  P.S. if your looking for a replacement for all those remotes try either for a high end replacement URC Remotes or for a lower end replacement Logitech Harmony Remotes. see ya


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I have Chad B scheduled to come tomorrow morning in hopes to get the max out of my projector/TV. I'm having some motion issues with the PJ that I hope ChadB will resolve...and from what I have read he seems to be the best around.
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I highly recommend having Chad B calibrate your stuff....he took my projector & TV to the next level, everything looks wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better than what it did before!!!!!! Was very professional, showed up exactly on time. I couldnt say better things about him!

He even didnt make fun of my bose system!
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Here are some pics post calibration -

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Great build Dan! I've really enjoyed watching it progress through the stages. smile.gif

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Bathroom renovation is the best solution to give a different look to your bathroom.
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Are there any final pictures of the space that you can post?

MY THEATER......The Thompson Theater 11.9 channels

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