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post #811 of 1242 Old 03-10-2011, 10:35 PM
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im glad you started that thread. and i am glad someone with your technical skills is leading the way. though at some point i am going to have to jump in and build my own. lol


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Good to hear that someone else will be giving it a try.

I am making some progress on the rotary if you have been reading that thread. Ok, well, I have ordered parts and received them. Hopefully I can do some tinkering with them in the next few days.

I was able to move a few things out of the basement into the garage. I need to get enough space to move drywall around for dead vents and such.

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I'm still here as well, I'll be checking in with the other thread as well. Rotary subs are very interesting and have some what of a mystery vibe about them. I understand the basic concept (I think), but am lost much past that.

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RTROSE,
Glad you are following too. I always tell people that rotary subs suck and blow (just like your wife used to before you were married.)

The linkage is a bit of a mystery since it isn't visible and Thigpen has no reason to publish it. That said, it is basically a fan with blades that twist to allow air movement in both directions.

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Glad you are following too. I always tell people that rotary subs suck and blow (just like your wife used to before you were married.)

The linkage is a bit of a mystery since it isn't visible and Thigpen has no reason to publish it. That said, it is basically a fan with blades that twist to allow air movement in both directions.

High-yo!!!!!!!

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A couple of days ago, Zeta turned 2 months old!


She's much easier on us now, thankfully, so I should be getting a few more minutes to work on the HT and all of the rest of my to do list.

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Congratulations!! Very cute

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aww adorable..

man they grow up fast!!


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Thanks guys. I have been prepping for some work on my theater for a while...

I will be cutting some ply for the door and then making the dead vent for the rotary sub. I have all of the parts for the rotary except steel for the frame and a metric aluminum tube that I have been waiting for from the UK.

This is where I'm at right now:

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I have no idea how that concept works, but I hope I can hear (feel) it from my house! Good to see this thread poppinig back up Andreas!

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Ben, I explained it above a few posts. Instead of a cone moving air in and out, you use a fan with blades that pivot to "suck and blow".

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I always tell people that rotary subs suck and blow (just like your wife used to before you were married.)

The linkage is a bit of a mystery since it isn't visible and Thigpen has no reason to publish it. That said, it is basically a fan with blades that twist to allow air movement in both directions.

I will be progressing....it just takes so much longer these days! Actually, a few weeks ago was the worst. Now, I have a bit more time and mental reserve/motivation with the continuous crying and non-sleeping phase seemingly over.

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Thanks guys. I have been prepping for some work on my theater for a while...

I will be cutting some ply for the door and then making the dead vent for the rotary sub. I have all of the parts for the rotary except steel for the frame and a metric aluminum tube that I have been waiting for from the UK.

This is where I'm at right now:

Damn; at first glance I thought this was a prototype of the Sputnik. Oops; I just showed my age But then again - like my wife says: I Can Choose to be Immature Forever

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How do you zoom your projector? It is a manual zoom, yes?
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Cuzed: I'm the same way....but I like to call it "child at heart". Then it sounds like a good thing, which it is!

Cybrsage: Yes, I just zoom manually. When I zoom out with the Epson, the top center of the projection stays put. I currently have VLC playing wide screen movies at the top of the projection. That way I zoom out and the sides move out and the bottom moves down without having to adjust the height separately. It takes <20 seconds to zoom out and refocus and that is just for the beginning of a movie. Mind you, I don't have masking at this point which will also take a few seconds to manually move. I think as long as your system is quick and easy, it is not a problem. Motorized systems are cool, but not if you have to spend a thousand dollars just so you don't have to get off your feet. It's just not that big of a deal (to me).

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I finally found some time to frame the door jamb and cut two 3/4" ply pieces for the door. I need to put some GG between the ply and screw them together and then put the hinges on.

Also, I received the last part for the rotary sub in the mail today. I'll cut some new parts on the CNC when I go the workshop next and get the linkage functional.

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Cool - I want to come check out your soundproofing once the door is functional! By the way all, I went to Andreas's house last week and checked out his HT. A few observations:

1 - The screen is BIG. And awesome. I was really impressed with the picture.
2 - The room was very quiet (even though he doesn't have a door up yet). This was probably the most impressive part to me. We watched a few clips and kept the volume at very reasonable levels and I was shocked at how great it sounded. The bass response was super full and clean and the front speakers sounded very relaxed through every clip we watched.
Awesome experience and made me really motivated to go back and work on my basement!
3 - It's pretty hard to show what he has done with the lights/fabric frames via a youtube clip. Based on the video I wasn't sure I loved it, but it was very very cool in person.

Keep it up Andreas - looking awesome!


oh - and p.s. - Andreas was nice enough to let me borrow his drywall lift. And he did me an additional favor by saying that he needs it back in the not-too-distant future, which gives me some added incentive to get off my butt and do some work!! Thanks again Andreas!

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cool report ben

keep up the good work andreas!

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Thanks Ben! I'm glad you took the time to come over now so you can make an informed decision about your place. That way, your HT will be even better!

I would like to get this door up pretty soon. I think the PJ could be made almost silent if I finish the hush box for it. I need to get the optical glass and get the ventilation/dead vent first though.

I also think the sound is quite good because my bass is very hot, but also using a "hard knee house curve" so that it doesn't sound overly "boomy". It is a touch boomy, but I still have bass traps to put in and some more EQ tweaking left.

Re the drywall lift: I knew if I told you I needed it back at some point that it might provide some motivation.

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Cute baby! My how the time flies! Mine is 7 months old now....sheesh! Theaters still lookin great. Super cool effects with the lights. I ever get to start from scratch on a new HT, i may try something similar...I'll probably pass on a rotary sub though....thats a little out of my league.... ;-)

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Thanks PT! I have not done much on the HT lately. Ted White has got me all interested in making a pizza oven/BBQ smoker now. I have not had time to go to my workshop to finish making parts for the rotary with guests and my new schedule. During the week, I'm the stay at home dad during the day and I'm working my job in the evenings. I can do some stuff around the house, but can't bring the baby to a dusty, loud shop.

Our guests watched Despicable Me a couple of nights ago. Usually I'm in the HT watching too, but I've seen the movie twice recently. I was on the first floor and even without the sub maxed, it felt/sounded like an EARTHQUAKE when the LFE hit. On the second floor, the doors were rattling! I asked my wife if it was always like that, and she said YES, but with some content it is also quite noticeable in the attic (three floors up from the HT)! I really need to get the door and the final outer wall done. I don't think it will eliminate LFE coming out, but should be much better.

I guess the LFE is so clean in the room (no rattles) that it doesn't sound as loud as it is. Mind you, it sounds loud, just not LOUD. That THT is pretty awesome.

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Cant wait to see how the rotary turns out - I hope it is replicable (but I have my doubts that I have the abilities to do that)
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I'm really looking forward to building my THTLP, but alas thats going to have to wait for a laundry list of other projects.

Hopefully one of which ends up being a projector...Job my memory, you built your own screen yes? Which material did you go with?

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Oh crap, I'm getting an old thread warning!

PT: I am using Seymour AV's Center Stage DIY material.

So, I finally did some work related to the HT over the weekend. I had a few hours where I moved a water line that was in the way of the outside wall for the HT. This wall will be where the dead vent for the rotary will be built.

I also just came back from my workshop. I CNCed a few new parts for the rotary sub.

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Huh, old thread warning eh? Now you truly have reached AVS forum builder status. Most of us here that have build thread have at one time or another dropped off the radar for awhile. Wear your old thread warning like a battle scar and be proud my friend!

Glad to see you're back at it. I am currently at the "piddling" stage as there are lots to do but I'm not really motivated at the moment so I'm just piddling. I'm still getting things done, they are just not those big momentous achievements that warrant lots of hoopla and pics.

Still very interested in your rotary build so I'm looking forward to pics.

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Good to hear you're still plugging away AM! Oh and by the way...sorry I still have you drywall lift......I promise I'll be done with it soon!

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cute kid..


ah first time I heard of this method..

I wonder if you realize the distortion you get when you pass sound through a fan.

it be like speaking into a fan..

you'd get chopped voice sound...

not sure what you're trying to do, though good luck if it works as intended..
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RTROSE: Yeah, I thought I'd be done by now! I'm enjoying my HT pretty much every day, but whenever guests are over I cringe a bit since it is functional, but not pretty. Luckily it is pretty easy to impress people with the big screen and huge sound.

Ben: I don't need the lift soon, but I might need those dollies....maybe this weekend. I want to move my CNC router and they will help tremendously. I can give them back afterward.

Mystic: You might want to read up on the rotary subwoofer. I don't think you know how it works.

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Oh crap, I'm getting an old thread warning!

PT: I am using Seymour AV's Center Stage DIY material.

So, I finally did some work related to the HT over the weekend. I had a few hours where I moved a water line that was in the way of the outside wall for the HT. This wall will be where the dead vent for the rotary will be built.

I also just came back from my workshop. I CNCed a few new parts for the rotary sub.

Cool. I got my sample a few weeks ago. Looks great, but i just have to wait to come up with the scratch for it.

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ok my friend - let me know and i will stop by with them any time that's convenient for you!

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I'll be using CenterStage XD as well, will order the material this week.

I scoff at your old thread warning - I hid so long from my original thread that the thread monster ate it (archived, can't post to it anymore, or fix the broken image links).
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