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i decided to give these shot and with building a home theater they fit the budget.

they where build from MDF

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i wanted them to have a nice recessed looked so the i used 3/4 mdf and also 1/2 mdf for the fronts

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then all the parts for from parts express

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i ordered duratex speaker box paint ... very happy with this product very easy to apply i used a foam roller to get a smoother finish instead of the rough finish you get with a nap roller

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and the end result is very nice sounding speaker

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They look great snickers! I love the theater layout as well. smile.gif

I don't know how wide your screen is but I would suggest moving the left and right speakers as far to the sides screen as you could then toe them in some. Benefits include a wider sweet spot and more even coverage across all the seating positions.

This article should provide some useful insight: http://libinst.com/PublicArticles/Setup%20of%20WG%20Speakers.pdf
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Great looking home theater! Any plans for some subs in your room?

Also. agree with mtg90, you might get better imaging with a wider speaker layout across the front
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They look great snickers! I love the theater layout as well. smile.gif

I don't know how wide your screen is but I would suggest moving the left and right speakers as far to the sides screen as you could then toe them in some. Benefits include a wider sweet spot and more even coverage across all the seating positions.

This article should provide some useful insight: http://libinst.com/PublicArticles/Setup%20of%20WG%20Speakers.pdf

120" screen will be about 2 inches past the speakers .... 120" i think is the max i go with front row of seats being 11.5 feet back
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Great looking home theater! Any plans for some subs in your room?

Also. agree with mtg90, you might get better imaging with a wider speaker layout across the front

it is wired for two subs each will go in the corners cabinets on the stage ..... i will start with one sub first thou
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Do you have dimensions for the speaker box that you made?
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Do you have dimensions for the speaker box that you made?

sure

h=22.4 x W=14.5 x D=13.0
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there is something about your theater that just looks...cool.

nice work.

btw, mtg makes a good point.

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Have not seen an econowave build for a while, looks really good.

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That looks great. Those speakers just look proud to be there.
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there is something about your theater that just looks...cool.

nice work.

btw, mtg makes a good point.

thanks .. still got long list of work to do ...... the screen will be 120" which is about 2 inch's past the speakers
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Have not seen an econowave build for a while, looks really good.

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That looks great. Those speakers just look proud to be there.

Thanks they where fun to build smile.gif
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i decided to give these shot and with building a home theater they fit the budget.





i ordered duratex speaker box paint ... very happy with this product very easy to apply i used a foam roller to get a smoother finish instead of the rough finish you get with a nap roller

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What is the foam on the wall ? Is that a professional sound treatment pad or something you found ?


BTW ... really nice theater build !

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What is the foam on the wall ? Is that a professional sound treatment pad or something you found ?


BTW ... really nice theater build !

Thank you

i got them from here
http://www.thefoamfactory.com/acousticfoam/wedgefoam.html

they serve the same purpose as putting linaccoustic on wall, i was inspired by sandmans build i really liked the effect when you put lights behind the screen
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I'll look forward to pics. smile.gif

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