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That's the spirit! Congratulations mate. For you guys it really is the season to be jolly. Just don't blame me for your hangover. Oh, and I hope you enjoyed your last Christmas morning sleep in. You may get another one in about 16 years!!!!
Look forward to catching you on the 30th.
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All looks good. Where'd you get the seats? I'm looking for aomething similar...
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All looks good. Where'd you get the seats? I'm looking for aomething similar...

Hi mate try here
http://www.johncootesfurniture.com.a...ategory_id=274

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All looks good. Where'd you get the seats? I'm looking for aomething similar...

Hi Damien, I got them from a store in NSW called John cootes furniture. Here is a link to the chairs....
http://www.johncootesfurniture.com.a...ategory_id=274
Not sure if they will freight them but worth a call.
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Yesterday, Peter M (and later Elill) turned up to check out what had been done and to see if I had not been doctoring up the photos I had been uploading here. After about 15-20 minutes of watching the Home Theatre Demo Disc 2 by Scuba Steve, I decided to extend my meagre 145 inch screen zoom out to 157 inch 2.4 for Peter to see how large his screen would be once his room is built. All I can say is that almost 160 inches of screen is MASSIVE. I can only imagine how immersive Tony 123's 168 inch screen is! But we had to get to work before settling in for the day. After all, it was DANLEY DAY!

I had been storing these two Behemoth Boxes in a room at my house and prior to that in the garage of my parents' home. I had been waiting a long, long time to get these monsters assembled and was pretty keen to get it done.

Unpacking the kit, my initial impression was one of quality. Danley have obviously set up some high quality equipment to get these components machined with such precision. This became evident later when we put the first unit together and apart from some very gentle persuasion to get one of the internal walls into the top dado, it fit together beautifully. We ended up getting two of the cabinets assembled in about 5-6 hours. Anyway, here are some photos of the days progress....












Lunch is Served - Dominos Pizza and Fat Yak beers. mmmmmmm. The DTS-10 makes an excellent servery!



Two cabinets completed and ready for driver installation. There are certainly a lot of screws in this kit. Combined with the glue, this unit is just about bulletproof. We then moved the subs into the theatre before the drivers are installed as it may have been hard once those drivers are in. They are bloody heavy.

Had a great day putting the kits together with very few swear words used. Thanks for turning up later Peter 'Elill'. The celebratory Coopers Pale Ale were welcome.

Step by step, I am getting there. Mini-split was installed this week. Makes the room so much more comfortable and is nice and quiet during movies. Need to finish the wall timbers this week (hopefully) and then I can give some thought to carpet and ordering wall coverings.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope that 2012 brings you every happiness.

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I'm still out of town, but glad I checked in today! Looks fantastic. Happy for you. I'm sure you can tell from the size of the subs, that you'll have the firepower to knock all that green glue right off walls. I'll be home for Sunday and will look forward to talking more then.

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Awesome update.

I was only thinking of a 109-117" screen for me but my room will be much smaller. 150+ would be massive.
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Hi Greg, where did you order the sign from?

Nice work on the subs. Are you sure you can get those huge beasts through the theater door


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Here is a picture of the Marquee sign that I had made and shipped from the USA. Relly happy with the quality. It's a good size and looks much better than the photos when lit. That's a blu-ray case for scale...



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Awesome update.

I was only thinking of a 109-117" screen for me but my room will be much smaller. 150+ would be massive.

Hi there David,
I know it flies in the face of all of the recommendations but I have decided on a 145 inch screen. I am happy with the picture quality and immersion and the 16:9 is still a good size. I am jealous of Peter's screen size.... Gonna be amazing. He has the space for such a screen. I just run out of wall!
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Hi Greg, where did you order the sign from?

Nice work on the subs. Are you sure you can get those huge beasts through the theater door

Hi there mate,
Sign was from hollywoodmarquees.com. Very rarely do you deal with a company who exceeds your expectations in every way. These guys are awesome and I can't recommend them highly enough. Contact there is Aimee. Greg

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Hi there mate,
Sign was from hollywoodmarquees.com.

Thanks Greg. I'm in the accessorizing phase so I need to check them out.

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Thanks Greg. I'm in the accessorizing phase so I need to check them out.

No problems at all. Have no hesitation in recommending these guys to you. Very helpful, nothing was a problem, turnaround was super fast and the finished item was perfect. Enjoy your accessorizing!

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Happy New Year to all my fellow Ozzies.

Are you going to build a baffle wall for your speakers or no?

I have been thinking a lot about putting one in my plans.
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Happy New Year to all my fellow Ozzies.

Are you going to build a baffle wall for your speakers or no?

I have been thinking a lot about putting one in my plans.

Hi there David, a baffle wall is not in the plans. I think when you see how much of the stage the Danleys take up you will understand why! Lol. Still looking at treatments for the screen wall and room but a baffle wall won't be a part of the design.
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Hi there all,
Hope that I may be able to get some clarification on how to hook up my subs.
I am using an Emotiva UMC-1 which has a balanced (XLR) and an unbalanced (RCA) output, but only one of each. I am using 2 x Danley DTS-10's which will run off a Behringer EP-4000. The EP-4000 has two inputs, both XLR. I plan on running the subs in parallel mode off the EP-4000. The EP-4000 has XLR inputs for both Channel 1 and 2.
My question is, how do I go about connecting the UMC to the EP-4000? Would I purchase something like a y-connector to split the XLR output of my processor and then run those two cables into the EP-4000? I was looking at something like this but am unsure as to whether it is the correct path....

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-CableL.../dp/B000HHHGTY

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I ended up buying the following:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330444284...84.m1439.l2649

Hope that it does the trick.

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Hi Greg,

I thought you had EQ between your processor and amp ?

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[quote=Peter M;21432505]Hi Greg,

I thought you had EQ between your processor and amp ?

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Hi Peter, probably didn't explain it properly. I have the umc going into the eq and from the eq to the amp. I can run xlr cables from the eq to the amp but need to split the original signal from the umc1 to the eq.
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My memory is that there is a setting on the amp that will take the one signal and send to both channels (I think that's the definition of parallel when discussing amps). No need for a splitter. I don't use one. Of course, you're south of the equator, so maybe electricity flows uphill? something like that....

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I would think that Tony is right. You should only need to parallel the signal and use one XLR cable. Unless you are trying to use a L/R then that is different but seeing this is for your sub you should only need one cable.

ARE you trying to EQ them differently or something?
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Hi Greg - Tony is correct and that's the way I'm running my EP4000 to DTS-10. There is a dip switch setting on the amp that will take the signal from one input (I can't remember if you plug into the right or left channel but I can look when I get home tonight) and will output the same signal to both channels.

I'm not sure about this, but I think using the Y-cable splitter has the potential to decrease the strength of the signal the EP4000 receives, so you may be better off with the option above.

Good luck - looks like things are really moving along well!

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Thanks guys.... I was actually thinking that it may be better to have the ability to eq the subs separately for better room response but that is probably my lack of understanding. I don't want to do this at the expense of output however. The DCX2496 is pretty flexible and I can eq multiple inputs however it may be best to parallel the amp and just eq the one channel for both subs. This is going to be a very steep learning curve!!!
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Greg,

Can the DCX split one input into two channels ? This may be another option ... just one more thing to get your head spinning.

I understand that theoretically the ideal setup is to have separate delay and level (and of course position) for each sub to minimise the seat to seat variation and then EQ them together.

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Hi Peter,
See what happens when you leave me alone???? I need to have a very long read of the manual but to be honest a lot of it is way way over my head. Will be a case of trial and error on the equalization and seeing what other settings people are using. I may do a temp hookup of the subs to see how they go but I don't want to make it too good as all work will stop! Was even considering taking the screen down soon to ensure my resolve is not tested!

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Greg,

Obviously you can't be testing a bunch of different locations for those beasts, and I know you'll be limited by the available space, but one thing I'd strongly recommend is to go with a non-symmetric arrangement of the sub mouths. This will definitely help even out the combined response.

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Greg,

Just had a quick look at the DCX manual and on about page 3 there's a block diagram that shows all you need to know. Any of the three inputs can be routed to any of the six outputs. You've got separate gain, delay etc on the output side, plus EQ on the input side so you're good to go !

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Greg,

Just had a quick look at the DCX manual and on about page 3 there's a block diagram that shows all you need to know. Any of the three inputs can be routed to any of the six outputs. You've got separate gain, delay etc on the output side, plus EQ on the input side so you're good to go !

Cheers,

Thanks Peter. Just called into Jaycar and picked up some cable joiners so that I can take care of the internal wiring in the Danleys. Think I will tape the cables down strongly to avoid any wires being ripped apart! Fitted up the speaker wire plates so should be right to go with connecting up pretty soon for a trial run.... That will probably extend for a fortnight or more!

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In addition to tape, I would use the screw in wire clips. It screws into the inside of the cabinet and the wire clips into it.

Remember to use weather stripping or silicon around the wiring plates. No air leaks!

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In addition to tape, I would use the screw in wire clips. It screws into the inside of the cabinet and the wire clips into it.

Remember to use weather stripping or silicon around the wiring plates. No air leaks!

I will be using wire clips as well. Have a few hundred left over from my room wiring. Will also make sure to use foam tape on the throat blanking panels and silicon on the speaker wire plates.
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In addition to tape, I would use the screw in wire clips. It screws into the inside of the cabinet and the wire clips into it.

Remember to use weather stripping or silicon around the wiring plates. No air leaks!

Hey there Tony,
Silicon under the lip, around the back and a thick bead around the perimeter. I think that should cover it!
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