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Love the chairs are they as comfortable as they look.The 45012 look the same.

Looks can be deceiving and I thought the same, but the 45002's have power adjustable head rests which the 45012's don't. A big thing when watching a movie in the reclined position to be able to have the head rest where you want it. Worth the extra cash right there.

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Hi Dave,

How's the speaker issue progressing, anything to interesting to report? Those lighted cup holders are a great idea, think I'll look at some photo-luminescent material to line bottom of my cup holders with. Now if only you could find product to reduce the double vision effect for complete prevention of new carpet stains.
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Hi Dave,

How's the speaker issue progressing, anything to interesting to report? Those lighted cup holders are a great idea, think I'll look at some photo-luminescent material to line bottom of my cup holders with. Now if only you could find product to reduce the double vision effect for complete prevention of new carpet stains.

Nothing new on the speaker front. I got a demo pair of Genelecs yesterday and I want to test them out and see how things go.

LOL on the stains. Having kids I am expecting drink stains too.

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Nothing new on the speaker front. I got a demo pair of Genelecs yesterday and I want to test them out and see how things go.

Of course any substitution require digging into the front wall again, what a pain.

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LOL on the stains. Having kids I am expecting drink stains too.

I have a twelve year old and 8 year old twins and they've yet to stain the carpet, my wife is a different story. It goes like this, fill Scottish sized mug with wine, fall asleep within 15 minutes of movie start, while approaching REM sleep mode twitch arm uncontrollably to send full mug of wine onto floor. I can set my watch to it. I actually keep a container of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and water close by and use it often.
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Of course any substitution require digging into the front wall again, what a pain.



I have a twelve year old and 8 year old twins and they've yet to stain the carpet, my wife is a different story. It goes like this, fill Scottish sized mug with wine, fall asleep within 15 minutes of movie start, while approaching REM sleep mode twitch arm uncontrollably to send full mug of wine onto floor. I can set my watch to it. I actually keep a container of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and water close by and use it often.
Get stemless wine glasses that fit in the cup holders. That's what I did with all of the booze glasses we need to keep me and the Misses happy, snookered and dry.

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Get stemless wine glasses that fit in the cup holders.
EXCELLENT idea! I have never heard of stemless wine glasses, but I've got a few on order now! Thanks!

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I have a twelve year old and 8 year old twins and they've yet to stain the carpet, my wife is a different story. It goes like this, fill Scottish sized mug with wine, fall asleep within 15 minutes of movie start, while approaching REM sleep mode twitch arm uncontrollably to send full mug of wine onto floor. I can set my watch to it. I actually keep a container of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and water close by and use it often.

LOL, that is even worse! But I spill my fair share of beers after passing out...errr falling asleep. So it will be a welcome addition the cup holders. No sofas over here has cup holders if you could believe it.

@Cathan, that is a great idea on the wine glasses.

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Ok, an update.

I have started on the AV rack. I decided that I am going to build a pullout rack myself. I have whiped up the frame and have got the wheels on the rack. Just waiting for 8 X 100kg sliding rails to arrive so I can attach them. I will post pics tonight I hope.

I am also starting on soundproofing the HVAC to the rest of the house. I was thinking of going with something like this that, I borrowed Ted Whites diagram (I hope you don't mind Ted)



This was an after thought as the original vent had to be cemented up unbeknownst to me, so I have not talked to anyone yet.

Everything from here on in on the build will be done by me. I wish I had the time have done the whole build myself , but working 14 hours a day 6 days a week does not leave much time for family. That saying ,"Time is Money" is so true.

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Be interesting to see what you come up with Dave..

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EXCELLENT idea! I have never heard of stemless wine glasses, but I've got a few on order now! Thanks!
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Be interesting to see what you come up with Dave..

Cheers..

I have been looking around, but there does not seem to be any exhaust fans that can be mounted in the way the above pic shows. Looks like I am going to have to go through the contractors to see what fans they can source. ATM, there is nothing you can buy off the shelf.

Still have to get those rack pics up.

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Ok, another update.

I have not had time to do anything about the rack and the HVAC, but I have started on the 14' curved screen.

This is my own design, I am using Seymour acoustically transparent material with Fidelio velvet for the frame. I wanted to make sure that the wood would not expand or shrink too much so I got predried wood. Plus I had a metal frame using 6mm angle steel to support the wood frame. I did not want a hollow metal frame as that would affect the sound. (well thats what I was thinking anyway). And the screen being as big as it is, there would be no way to get behind the screen. So I designed a system where the screen is on hinges and it opens up like a huge door. Being that the screen will weigh over 250lbs with all the metal and wood, I could not have it open up from the bottom.

The screen had to be assembled in the theater as it being in a basement
there was no way I could get a completed frame in there. I took of a cover for a vent and got the material in the theater that way, could not get it through the door.

So I started at 8pm and just kept powering through until I had the screen material attached and the boarders complete, which ended up being 5am the next day. I just could not bare to have to come back and finish another day. Getting the material attached was a PITA!

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Some more pics of the materials. You can see to the left the Vango PJ with the custom made ceiling mount, ready to be put up.



This is the door mechanism , the piece on the left will be bolted to the ceiling and the stage and the piece on the right will hold the wood frame and act as the door. The two pieces of angle in the middle will be bolted to the piece on the left and support the screen horizontally.



Close up of one of the hinges.



Bolts,



Assembled wood frame, the two pieces of wood in the center are going to be wraped in fidelio and used as the boarder.



Again those two pieces of wood will not be used here, I just put them there to get them out of the way.



A pic showing the curve.



Starting of the hardest part, stapling the material to the frame.



Top of the screen all attached and done.



With the boarders completed, all that needs to be done is have it mounted to the steel frame.





Well it turned out better than I though, I stood it up and checked to see how flat the curve was and to my surprise there is only about a 2-3mm difference between the top and bottom. Just about perfect and once it is mounted to the steel frame that may completely disappear.

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Great job! That screen looks MASSIVE, and well done. What screen material did you end up using? Can't wait to see that beast on the wall.

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Thanks! I went with Seymour Center stage XD.

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Oh my that is HUGE! How did you build that so quickly, it was only the other day that you were talking about starting? Whatever you are drinking, I want some Very nice job.

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Thanks! I went with Seymour Center stage XD.

Cool, did you tilt the fabric at all or just put it on straight?

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Oh my that is HUGE! How did you build that so quickly, it was only the other day that you were talking about starting? Whatever you are drinking, I want some Very nice job.

I am a power worker, once I set my mind to some thing I spend every spare moment I have. The main set back, was I had to have the metal frame fabricated as I don't have any welding equipment.

Remember also that I have not gotten the automated masking setup yet. I made the boarders easy to remove so I can add the masking system once I receive all the motors and receivers. This is just so I can watch movies over the new year.

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Cool, did you tilt the fabric at all or just put it on straight?

I had it cut tilted, I can't remember the angle. I just left that part up to Chris.

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WOW, all I can say is great job so far, I spent the last hour reading most of this build.

I do have one concern, which I am sure you have addressed (I hope).

How are you going to get your theater chairs in, the only door I can see into your room does not look very wide.

BTW, my rebuild of my basement AVR looks sooooo small now...

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WOW, all I can say is great job so far, I spent the last hour reading most of this build.

I do have one concern, which I am sure you have addressed (I hope).

How are you going to get your theater chairs in, the only door I can see into your room does not look very wide.

BTW, my rebuild of my basement AVR looks sooooo small now...

Great Job!!!

Thanks! Glad you could stop by.

You are right , the main door is only about 31" from memory. I have been assured that b/c the chairs are shipped in 2 pieces that they will fit through my door, then I can assemble them once in the theater.

Don't , some amazing theaters are in smaller rooms.

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I had it cut tilted, I can't remember the angle. I just left that part up to Chris.

Haha, not a bad idea. I was just curious. Gratz again...great looking screen.

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Thanks! Glad you could stop by.

You are right , the main door is only about 31" from memory. I have been assured that b/c the chairs are shipped in 2 pieces that they will fit through my door, then I can assemble them once in the theater.

Don't , some amazing theaters are in smaller rooms.

I look forward to the finish...

As I said I have read most but not all.

Do you live in a house or apartment building? Do you have a pick of the outside?

I am just trying to picture your theater in reference to the rest of your home.
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Haha, not a bad idea. I was just curious. Gratz again...great looking screen.

Thanks, but I still have the task of mounting to the metal frame. Heres where measuring twice and cutting once comes in handy. There are 8mm gaps all around the wood frame so the steel angle can be inserted and then bolt the wood to the angle frame. To hard to explain, I will get some more pics.

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I look forward to the finish...

As I said I have read most but not all.

Do you live in a house or apartment building? Do you have a pick of the outside?

I am just trying to picture your theater in reference to the rest of your home.

It is part of our house. Not many basements here in Japan, actually they are very rare, but I knew I wanted to do something with it and thats why I had it added into the plans when we were in the design phase. The house is close to 4,000sq/ft and we live on an 18,000sq/ft piece of land just on the outskirts of Osaka.

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It is part of our house. Not many basements here in Japan, actually they are very rare, but I knew I wanted to do something with it and thats why I had it added into the plans when we were in the design phase. The house is close to 4,000sq/ft and we live on an 18,000sq/ft piece of land just on the outskirts of Osaka.

Ahhh! That explains the cement walls

I just Google mapped Osaka, and there are a lot of neighborhoods that look like western neighborhoods.

I have never been to Japan (except Narita on a layover). So all I have to go on is TV. Guess I am guilty of stereo typing a country, like most people think Canadians live in Igloos .

As someone commented before, Japan is on my bucket list.
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like most people think Canadians live in Igloos .

THEY DONT?! My world is crumbling...

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How funny... I am up visiting my parents igloo in Calgary right now.

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Dave, just stopping by to say that your screen looks the business! Great work!

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Real nice job - 250lbs! thats epic!

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Thanks Andreas and Elill.

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