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Old 01-21-2010, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Besides the subwoofer progress (woohoo!)..

Got the mounts for the speakers in.
The kegerator is now hooked up and running at a nice 36 degrees.
Wife picked out a bar faucet.
Finished getting the 6 inch trim baffle/trims painted/installed.
Ordered an anamorphic lens.
Picked up the tile for the bathroom floor.

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Old 01-21-2010, 01:47 PM
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That really looks incredible John, congrats!
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Awesome progress!

Black Galaxy in a classic.

I think that backsplash will look great.
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Got beer already and speakers progressing nicely on the sounds good to me !! Curious what type of lens you are going with ? Echo everyone else's praise for this absolutely top flight build, enjoy looking at the new pics of your progress each day.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
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I have to thank GetGray for his excellent help on picking out the right lens for my system -- and one that can grow with me!

Isco IIIL + Cineslide....

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Old 01-22-2010, 07:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Progress is continuing on my subs!

Since he already posted a pic here: http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/po...62799&trail=60 I hope he won't mind if I repost that pic here!


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Thanks for the compliments, guys! I'll have to try that out with the timer/tripod thingy. You can tell that I'm an expert photographer!

I'm going to do a tile backsplash -- my wife wants some wierd stainless steel looking tile....

Here's a pic of the tile:


I really like the look of this backsplash. Should tie into the granite pretty well. Excellent progress so far and I can't wait to see more about the sub. Way cool!

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Here's my girlfriend's contribution to my HT. It's very cute and very well built, just like her! She really enjoys the theater. It's nice to have a very enthusiastic partner in crime.


I was so hoping for a comparison pic between your girlfriend and the popper! It is very nice to have a SO that encourages/indulges the theater. Makes life easier and more fun.

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Just curious, did you put in a dishwasher?
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Just curious, did you put in a dishwasher?

Nah, although I'll have the hookups for it eventually if I want one. I didn't see messing up enough down there to really need it.

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Nah, although I'll have the hookups for it eventually if I want one. I didn't see messing up enough down there to really need it.

I had a little DW in the trailer I lived in while building my house. It worked GREAT, good job, very reliable, quiet, held a lot of dishes for its size. I wonder how one of those would go in a bar?
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I dont use mine much, but I figured to have it so I dont have to wash by hand, or carry the stuff up the steps...Alone I fill it maybe once a month...
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Ok, some PROGRESS!

The 36 lb Spark Hanging Event!

Here's the back of the speaker:



Notice the amp takes up a significant amount of space on the back.
There is also no built in mounting hardware.
After discussing it with Mark Seaton in detail for a bit, I can screw into the back of the speaker. The backs/sides are 1.5 inches thick as the speakers are built like tanks.

With this in mind, I took these:



which are VESA wall plates for Monoprice TV mounts and attached them in place using industrial strength Velcro.

I used special non-tapering coarsely threaded 1.5 inch screws screwed through the mounting plate into the back of the speaker. I figured 8 per speaker would be plenty.

I think you could probably. There is no separating the plate from the speaker now! Very solid.

Pics of the finished mounting solution:


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Part 2:

Pics of the mounted articulating arm mounts:

Side Left Surround:



Side Right Surround:



Rear Surrounds:



Surround Speakers Mounted!





Overall shot:



I tidied up/wired tied all of the wiring. The mounted speakers are now very adjustable and aimable up/down/left/right which will make getting them dialed in perfectly very easy.

You could seriously hang from these bad boys!

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Part 2:

Pics of the mounted articulating arm mounts:

Side Left Surround:



Side Right Surround:



Rear Surrounds:



Surround Speakers Mounted!





Overall shot:



I tidied up/wired tied all of the wiring. The mounted speakers are now very adjustable and aimable up/down/left/right which will make getting them dialed in perfectly very easy.

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:24 AM - Thread Starter
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Other Progress:

Put up a bunch more wall plates in the ceiling (painted black HVAC registers x 2), wall plates (4 speaker AC power and XLR plates), projector ceiling plate (AC, multiple cabling wall plates), finished can baffle/trims, fixed a problem switch, etc....basically small stuff (finishing touches).

Just painted the bathroom ceiling.
Painting the walls...
...then tiling bathroom floor!

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That was a very creative solution to the problem. Looks great.
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Are you going to paint the surround speaker mounts black to match the speakers/ceiling?
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Are you going to paint the surround speaker mounts black to match the speakers/ceiling?

I've thought about that...and now that you've pointed it out.

Grrrrrrrr.

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Are you going to paint the surround speaker mounts black to match the speakers/ceiling?

I was going to ask the same thing. They do stick out a little bit between the black ceiling and the black speakers. Otherwise, they should work well!

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I was going to ask the same thing. They do stick out a little bit between the black ceiling and the black speakers. Otherwise, they should work well!

I'm thinking the ones you have mounted on the blue/grey wall could probably be left untouched.

By the way John, I just happened by this thread a few days ago and have been scanning through it here and there. It looks like your long journey is almost complete.

Nice work...you will definitely deserve a few beers from that kegerator when all is said and done.
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More Terraform XL progress.........


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Not that I want to add more work to your build but........I'll have to second the painting of the mounts. Very unique solution to your mounting "problem" looks very sturdy and should work out very well.

That sub is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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Not that I want to add more work to your build but........I'll have to second the painting of the mounts. Very unique solution to your mounting "problem" looks very sturdy and should work out very well.

That sub is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ok, I guess tomorrow I'll go pick up some Rustoleum metal black paint...and let it sit around for a while since it seems I like to take my time doing things...

Thanks for the input, guys!

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Got a quick question...in another thread you mentioned getting step lights at Lowe's. I just read most of your thread and can't see where you used these. Did I miss it? Can you point me to a photo?

Thanks, and the build looks GREAT!

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Got a quick question...in another thread you mentioned getting step lights at Lowe's. I just read most of your thread and can't see where you used these. Did I miss it? Can you point me to a photo?

Thanks, and the build looks GREAT!

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No problem, CJ..

Here's right after I put 'em in: (no insulation, etc.)



Here's after drywall (I don't have a recent pic)



I just finished painting the white metal grills black.

They are in the same aisle as the can lights. Hope this helps a bit. I think you can put a maximum of a 25 watt bulb in them but I'll have to check. Very easy to install and plenty of room on the inside for whatever shaped bulb you want. Plus, the grills are held on by tension springs so no problem for attaching double drywall + 1 inch firring strips around the outside!

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AHA. That's why I missed them. I was looking for them in the riser.

I'm afraid that the fixtures from Lowe's are too long and too tall for my application. I will be using them in the riser between the steps. I think the height of the step will be 8 inches and it's not very wide. I guess I need to measure them and see if I can make it work....

Thanks again for the help.

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AHA. That's why I missed them. I was looking for them in the riser.

I'm afraid that the fixtures from Lowe's are too long and too tall for my application. I will be using them in the riser between the steps. I think the height of the step will be 8 inches and it's not very wide. I guess I need to measure them and see if I can make it work....

Thanks again for the help.

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I bought those same ones for my riser steps and yes they are a bit tall. Ending up just having a few mm of clearance on the bottom of the grill to the step/carpet so I can get the grill off.
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Yeah, they aren't the smallest of step/riser lights, that's for sure!

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I've got the bathroom ceiling/walls painted and cut in (finally!). I'll get some pics in a bit....tiling the floor today!

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So, tiling the floor didn't happen. My wife and daughter got the stomach thing going around...and both were needing attention!

I do have some progress pics on the Subs!


Giant port!





They are coming along nicely.

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