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Mud rings B4 drywallers?

I have a rabbit living in the house too.


Yes, before. Put them up and then pull the wire through the ring and leave hang. They'll put the drywall up and rotozip around the ring. Voila! Other wise they have no idea where to pull the wire through. I bet they'll guess though and hope you like their choice.
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How about some update pics

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Some photos.


I'll get some of the rack area and the speaker locations when I go back in this week.
















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nice they are making some great progress

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Looks great!

I can't remember what you decided to do for various audio zones. Did you run speaker wire to each zone from the control closet? I just purchased a MOTU 1248 and used it this past weekend at the Iowa Crawl. The similar MOTU 24ao is the perfect device for whole house audio. It has 24 outputs using the ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC chips for under $1000. The outputs are multi-client meaning you can use them all separately for zones. Many pro audio devices only let you use the device once regardless of how many channels you are using. The MOTU is controlled over ethernet using its own built in web interface. It has super flexible routing which lets you reconfigure your entire zone layout at any time.

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Looks great!

I can't remember what you decided to do for various audio zones. Did you run speaker wire to each zone from the control closet? I just purchased a MOTU 1248 and used it this past weekend at the Iowa Crawl. The similar MOTU 24ao is the perfect device for whole house audio. It has 24 outputs using the ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC chips for under $1000. The outputs are multi-client meaning you can use them all separately for zones. Many pro audio devices only let you use the device once regardless of how many channels you are using. The MOTU is controlled over ethernet using its own built in web interface. It has super flexible routing which lets you reconfigure your entire zone layout at any time.


I ran all speakers back to the control closet, other than the two in the garage which are local there - Ryan talked me into and it made sense.

There is the Master bed/bath, kitchen, deck, and then the 4 dedicated to the great room. That has a 7.X setup using 4 monoprice 8"? in the ceiling for surrounds and the 3 L/C/R Klipsch.

I was just going to by a 4 zone thing I saw that I just walk up and manually select to turn the zones off or on. Not technically advanced but looked simple and fairly cheap. Any ideas?

They are installing lights 4/17 or so - I will probably install my ceiling speakers at that point - maybe wait closer to close for the Klipsch.
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I like the design and it looks like everything is progressing nicely!! If I were you I would blur your address on the pictures. You can never be too careful. Congrats on the new house and good luck with the theater build!
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I like the design and it looks like everything is progressing nicely!! If I were you I would blur your address on the pictures. You can never be too careful. Congrats on the new house and good luck with the theater build!
Thanks for the tip, deleted those photos.

I need to change the name of this thread since it is now misleading!
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Almost everything internal done on house. New pics this week.
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Wow! Looking great man! Husker parties at your place I'm sure.

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Nice progress! For some reason I lost track of this thread, I won't let that happen again. I'm sure you said and I missed it, but what is your time frame/expectations for finishing?
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Nice progress! For some reason I lost track of this thread, I won't let that happen again. I'm sure you said and I missed it, but what is your time frame/expectations for finishing?
I suppose I should get finish product photos up, or at least where I am at.
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Yes some finished photos would be nice

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Yes some finished photos would be nice
Here we are, the 4-UXLs still fill the space quite well but ported would be nice (wife says no, don't have shades yet in the house lol). Ceiling shot shows side and rear surrounds (good enough for this setup), and the AV rack I wish I had a false wall in the master bath behind it for better access but it slides out well enough.
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That's a fantastic looking house!, but where's the theater old buddy? A picture of a regal looking staircase does not qualify as a theater pic.
Are you still planning on doing the general purpose theater room in the basement area? That's what I'm wanting to see!

And did someone say ported would be nice? That never gets old -- given our fabled historic discussions!

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Looks very nice...however, (I know I'm going to get some slack for this) do you really need 4 subs for a main living area TV watching experience? I would think the WAF would be pretty low for that.

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That's a fantastic looking house!, but where's the theater old buddy? A picture of a regal looking staircase does not qualify as a theater pic.
Are you still planning on doing the general purpose theater room in the basement area? That's what I'm wanting to see!

And did someone say ported would be nice? That never gets old -- given our fabled historic discussions!
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Looks very nice...however, (I know I'm going to get some slack for this) do you really need 4 subs for a main living area TV watching experience? I would think the WAF would be pretty low for that.

Killing me Jonathan. I don't think the basement will happen for a while. Got to get the garage figured out (+car lift, '65 mustang needs interior work, shelves, cabs), Gotta get shades for house, gotta get another vehicle soon, etc.

With 3 boys (I know, you have what 3 girls, so different) they are wrecking everything.
That is why we have the basement. I might have a gym and bedroom/bath on the one side in a few years, but then im leaving it all until they are graduating. That's only 15 years. Then I can do it in one big effort instead of piecemeal.

Yes, I need 4 subs in the main area. It is also our main TV/movie area. GOTTA HAVE EM.

What, leave those poor bastards in storage? NO WAY
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Darn kid pushed in one of the subs dust caps. I'm sure that doesn't really do anything to performance, but I'm annoyed.

One of these days I'll cut it off and put a new one on.
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Purely cosmetic - but yeah that stinks.


On that dust cap two suggestions


1) use really sticky tape and pull it out - that worked for my wife on one of my bookshelf speakers that my kid found.
2) possibly use a very fine needle to poke a very small hole and leverage it out? patch hole?


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Fear of that was one of the big draws for me to the Ultimax driver. Being a thick fiber based cone, with no dustcap - the kids could hardly hurt it short of taking a sharp knife to the rubber surround. I've seen the kids wrestling around in the theater room, having fun, and watched them hit the cone a couple time with a random flying leg or arm --- accidentally --- no issues whew!

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I've heard people using a vaccum cleaner's suction to pop pushed in dust caps, back to shape.


No hands on experience with that.


Maybe a Google search might come up with a tip list?
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I've heard people using a vaccum cleaner's suction to pop pushed in dust caps, back to shape.


No hands on experience with that.


Maybe a Google search might come up with a tip list?
I'll try the vacuum cleaner this week and report back. That sounds pretty promising given how big the cone is.
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I'll try the vacuum cleaner this week and report back. That sounds pretty promising given how big the cone is.
I forgot about this until now.

Vacuum test incoming.........
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Did the basement stuff ever take off? Also PS- still waiting on those cookies!
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@desertdome @rkinmoval @stormwind13 @Archaea @W00lly

Alright, need some suggestions on a new AVR.

The HDMI "card" or whatever is kaputt. I had been able to reset it etc, the thread on here noted the issues, but looks like most people say $150-200 to get it fixed from certain places.

Any AVRs I should consider instead? Denon? Onkyo?

Liked the accessories4less route last time. Budget probably up to $500.

Wanted the hdmi2.2/4k ability, the ability to go from 7.X to 5.X and 2 atmos matrix channels is kind of neat and my setup could accomodate, need zone 2 capability too.


Thanks!
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I don't get too excited about recommending a certain AVR brand or particular auto EQ routeine after this meet.
Archaea's Auto room EQ/AVR comparison G2G - November 8, 2014 - Kansas City


Unfortunately, I don't see a jump now price on anything. Keep an eye on www.slickdeals.net with search term AVR or Receiver and just see what pops up. I'll keep an eye out too.
Oh- and you should also keep one eye on the classified section here - I see some really great deals from time to time!
My advice, just pick at least a mid tier AVR with the bells and whistles you want and don't sweat the brand or EQ details too much.

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Archaea's Auto room EQ/AVR comparison G2G - November 8, 2014 - Kansas City


Unfortunately, I don't see a jump now price on anything. Keep an eye on www.slickdeals.net with search term AVR or Receiver and just see what pops up. I'll keep an eye out too.
Oh- and you should also keep one eye on the classified section here - I see some really great deals from time to time!
My advice, just pick at least a mid tier AVR with the bells and whistles you want and don't sweat the brand or EQ details too much.

Looks like my return request on the Onkyo qualifies. Thanks for the heads up on that @Archaea .
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Here's a pretty sweet deal
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Alright, need some suggestions on a new AVR.

The HDMI "card" or whatever is kaputt. I had been able to reset it etc, the thread on here noted the issues, but looks like most people say $150-200 to get it fixed from certain places.

Any AVRs I should consider instead? Denon? Onkyo?

Liked the accessories4less route last time. Budget probably up to $500.

Wanted the hdmi2.2/4k ability, the ability to go from 7.X to 5.X and 2 atmos matrix channels is kind of neat and my setup could accomodate, need zone 2 capability too.


Thanks!
I am partial to Denon's but any newer AVR likely will have more capability than a few years ago.
I'm looking at Atmos, but would be hard to retrofit into my room.
Not sure when HDMI 2.1 will be in AVRs.

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