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post #1 of 82 Old 03-02-2008, 07:07 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok...after Snowkarvers build....I'm in. Mine has a twist. I have set aside a 13ft by 16ft space for the main theatre....since I had to compromise with the wife and the 'kids space'..I threw in an 11ft by 16ft space for a "Wii Wall"...I just picked up my Sharp LC46D82U flat panel for that...I just hung that this afternoon in a temporary spot over the fireplace upstairs...let the build begin...Pictures to follow. I may be a bit slower than some of you faster guys as this also includes a bathroom and separate bedroom/gym.
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Ok....Time to start....been working hard so lets get'er done. The plan...well, I have a spot in the basement 13feet by 16feet...problem is the open wall - the planning committee won't let me close it up....still hurting over that one, because that means in-walls and ceiliing speakers....but we can hit that later.



Here's the back end...I had to hack out the wall and angle it to make keep my 16 feet....does that make sense? I think I'll scan the plan and post it...oh, on the floor I drew my center spot for the monster leather couch my wife ordered....its not a u shape, rather a gentle U...i.e. 22.5 degree bend rather than a 90degree... will get that picture too....

Here's the hackout a week after...a nice little 22.5 degree angle

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Here is the front end...notice the stupid pipe up there....I framed it down 15 inches and out about 12...will put some lights behind there.....

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Back shot....the length is 16 feet....will be 12 feet away from the screen...looking at 100 inch screen (Elite Screen 16:9) and either the Epson 1080UB or the Panasonic PTAE2000U.....

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An estimate of the screen size on the wall.....trying to convince my wife to let me put in a stage....

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Here's a snapshot to the open side.....there is a Wii Wall going there....will move the 46inch Aquos down here and slap it on the wall...about where the broom handle is sitting...

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I've started the speaker wire, and bought some CAT5e....I'm trying to get some HDMI (15ft) and some component wire from Monoprice, but for some reason they are always out of stock....I'm thinking of running some RG6 for the subwoofer to three different spots...you never know about sub placement until last - - I have an old PSB Alpha Subsonic 5 that has alot of life left in her....just ran down to take a snappy...I also framed the front and rear....please be kind, I'm not a framer and will never claim to have that skill!!

I ran a dedicated 20 amp (yellow wire on the left) for the receivers and the projector.....I picked up some safe and sound insulation and will start that soon...tomorrow I plan to grab some drywall....found a place that has a sale $9.67/sheet...I'll steal one of my dad's cube vans and grab the max. 50 sheets.



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Just did this to give you a visual.......I also just unloaded 50 sheets of drywall for the first go round...need to go get some sound proofing too....on the back wall there is an old rounded fridge going in (re-enameled red) and then I'm going to build some maple cabinets with a black or super dark stain beside it...this is also where the equipment will go, so I'm looking for some ventilation ideas too.....

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Looking for my pictures of the wiring, but its almost done - so I went ahead and threw up a bunch of insulation...will work on that and hopefully start drywall on the weekend. I was stalled because of a gas line in the way....had to move it a whole 18 inches over......






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here's my dads 'little shop' where I'll build a row of cabinets along the whole wall behind the couch - also where all the equipment will be going....I will make maple doors with his shapers, drum sander and square machine....then I'll stain them black.....thats a huge spray booth in the back....





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I have the projector choice down to the Epson Home Cinema 1080UB or the Panasonic PT-AE2000U....the screen will be 100 inch and I have blocked the ceiling at the 11-13 foot mark to hang it....so far I've run 2 cat5e, 2 RG60, 1RG59, 2 HDMI (waiting on monoprice), 1 RGB component, and I ran a 20 amp line to run the projector and the receivers/dvdplayer etc...and a 15 amp to the front dedicated to the subs; I placed two spots up front for those but will only run one for the time being....I think I've decided on the JAMO in-walls....

So it looks like up front I'll have 3 of their 626K4 Dual 3-Way 6½ speakers and in the ceiling I plan on running two of the 6.521K4 3-Way 6½ speakers....I'm wired for 7.1, but I'm not convinced I need that just yet...again, it is wired for it.

Any thought on those speakers would be appreciated.....
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Looking good! Send us more pics
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Nice shop!!! Wow!

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anytime I can get in there I'm building somthing...redid the kitchen and was able to make any door size I wanted.....it is awesome...plus he has two cube vans that make the shipping easy....I'm contemplating making a laminate screen, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there....
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Ran out of Drywall.....crap, now its raining....need to get me some of that!

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quick update - drywall is completely done and up....have a mud/taper guy com'n to have a look next week. Just ordered the leather couch.....
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first time I have viewed your thread looks like you have a great start keep grinding

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So, I'm getting ready to order speakers - I'm going to beef it up and go with POLK AUDIO.....the screen is 100 inch and space up front measures 13 ft across and the total length of the theatre is 16feet (remember open on one side due to a veto by the planning commitee)...I'm lookin at the LC265i for front L and R .....for the centre channel I will get the LCiC speaker....now my dilemma. I have wired for ceiling speakers, specifically I was thinking about the LC80i's cause they can be aimed to the seating area - currently they are wired for just behind the seating area the same width apart as the fronts....OR...should I get the LC65i's and place them directly in hte wall behind the seating area (they would be about 4 feet from the seating) and space them the same width as the fronts (currently wired this way, but can easily be moved closer).... The room is small and these speakers should be awesome....my sub is a PSB 10inch LFE powered sub that goes in the front....... THOUGHTS???
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Hey W00LY...thanks for the look-see....I checked yours out briefly....you went 7.1..how's that sound?? Are those rears and surrounds in-wall????
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drywaller coming tomorrow....man, trades are tough to get ahold of here ......
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Hey Sheldon

They are inwalls and they sound awesome. I built the top half of the columns into speakers box's worked out better then I had hoped.

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nice build thus far, moving at a decent pace. from the look sof it, it is way faster than mine. I think we may have started around the same time but you are at drywall, I am a ways out still for that.
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MUD'NNNNN and TAPIN! At least its not me! Small change.....kinda like you Scott....I'm seriously moving towards the 2.40:1 screen....BUT I have to move my projector back a couple feet to get the throw ratio up above 1.3....I think I'll get the HTBrothers Anamorphic lens when I head to California in October....I just have to move the plug from the face of the bulkhead to under it ~ closer to the back wall, again no biggie.....Hey Smakovits....I have a wife who's like a dog on a bone.....she's hardcore no foolin around...its driving her nutz its taken me this long...plus I have to paint the shed, lay more grass in the yard, put the railing around the 27x13 deck, then block it off underneath cuz we bought a dog......no end in site.....!!!



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The drywall guy looks like he is getting the mud on the walls and not on the floor looks great nice and clean

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Hey Scott - he's slow, but I'll tell ya, clean and perfect so far....the dude is a big german guy that stands at least a good 6 foot++ and uses no ladders or stilts...just reaches up...its crazy!
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Sheldon

I am not sure if you have scanned through the CIH picture thread but there are a ton of photo's of all sizes of 2.35 screen set ups to really get you interested

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=561280

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I really want to go CIH, but I have issues with my throw.....I can get 13 feet back if I mount the projector under the bulkhead but I think I need at least a 1.6 throw...I'd like a min 96inch wide screen, but I'll get out the masking tape and see what happens....If I can make it work (with a big enough screen) then its a definit GO.
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quick research shows that if I do a curved screen with 30' arc will help big time....
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ok so I've calculated my throw ration wrong! This is good...I think; will crunch some numbers now

My problem was using the wide screen width rather than the 16:9 width.....it took a while for that to sink in.....correct me if I'm wrong,


a) 96 inch screen diag. is 84W X 47H for a 16:9 measurement of viewable screen....I have about 12 ft of throw.... therefore my throw ratio really is 144/84= 1.71

b) 100 inch diag is 87W X 49H for a 16:9 measurement of viewable screen....again, I have about 12 ft of throw, therefore my ratio here is 144/87 = 1.65

c) 92 inch diag is 80W X 45H for a 16:9 measurement of viewable screen; therefore my ratio here is 144/80 = 1.8

So based on my brutal math, and the fact that I'm in the 1.6 - 1.8 throw ratio range, I can get away with;

a) 2.37 x 47 = 111 inch screen; or
b) 2.37 x 49 = 116 inch screen; or
c) 2.37 x 45 = 106.65 inch screen
(width not diagonal here)

Based on my 13 feet across scenario and my seating being 11-12feet away, I think I'll stick to something a tad smaller - when in doubt, pick c. Maybe I'll round that up to a full 9 feet..... I'll be calling SMX to see how much that last screen will set me back; further I have to email Randy at HTBrothers so he doesn't think I'm on crack with my math I sent....d'oh!!

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For the stage......do I really need to drag sand downstairs??
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