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FWIW...significant other attended Cedia expo with me. I dragged her into a well known home theater component company (starts with I), and the THX demo they had was terrible! Even she noticed it. Then dragged her into Procella room. She could not believe the difference, and was highly impressed with what she heard. If a woman can tell the difference....

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Something tells me that your significant other may have a slightly higher acuity for that sort of thing than the average woman. But a good endorsement none the less.
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who get the pleasure of cutting around all of your electrical boxes?

That is another nice feature of Dennis' design. We don't have to cut the boxes; rather we just pull the wires through and seal around the holes because there will be another set of walls built inside the isolation shell.
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A little more progress this weekend. I laid down the acoustic rubber mats and 3/4" tongue and groove OSB for the subfloor. Both with troweled adhesive.

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Starting to lay down mats:



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Drywall crew is scheduled to seal corners of room and in between floor and wall tomorrow, as well as standard taping and bedding. I am hoping that we are on schedule for construction of the stage and riser later this week!
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Shawn,

Something tells me that your significant other may have a slightly higher acuity for that sort of thing than the average woman. But a good endorsement none the less.

Nope, her first exposure to home theater! Might as well pour it on at CEDIA! The point here is, that most everyone can tell the immediate difference in sound quality of a well laid out room and good components that meet reference standards vs. those that aren't.

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Love the photos with the kids. Mine have been a big part of the build. We've got tons of photos of them playing while I'm hammering away. The absolute best memories so far!

You're moving at a good pace. Looking forward to more.

Oh, and where do you find cute blonde OSB carriers? hahaha. Mine was a short, fat Mexican. No fair.
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forget the home theater.....who's that pretty blonde? hubba!!...hubba!!!
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Well the only thing from a perfect trifecta thread is a picture of an exotic sports car. There have been less than a dozen build threads with pictures of a great theater, beautiful wife and a smoking hot car.

The usual way to sneak it in is to have a pile of something delivered and the boxes happen to be sitting in front of the car. A picture is required.
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The theater looks like it will be quite impressive!

May I ask why you used OSB as the first layer on the ceiling instead of the traditional DD + GG?

Again, this will be one heck of a theater when it is done!
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Well the only thing from a perfect trifecta thread is a picture of an exotic sports car. There have been less than a dozen build threads with pictures of a great theater, beautiful wife and a smoking hot car.

The usual way to sneak it in is to have a pile of something delivered and the boxes happen to be sitting in front of the car. A picture is required.

Will my Buick or Honda qualify for the trifecta?

How bout I just take a picture of a nice car on my screen once the HT is done instead? That is where all my money is going anyway.
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The theater looks like it will be quite impressive!

May I ask why you used OSB as the first layer on the ceiling instead of the traditional DD + GG?

Again, this will be one heck of a theater when it is done!

Because we are framing a multi-level drop ceiling later, Dennis said that one layer of OSB might help that process. The DD would have worked fine, but this way, if the framers miss some of the channels, they will still get gripping strength from the OSB.
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, but this way, if the framers miss some of the channels, they will still get gripping strength from the OSB.

It's important that they don't miss the channel when securing any of the layers. Let's say 100 screws hold up that first layer of OSB. Little, brittle drywall screws. Let's then say that the layer of 5/8" drywall is only connected to the 1st layer of OSB, and not the channel. The 100 original drywall screws are now doing double duty. Not at all ideal

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Great inspiration thread, I am about to jump head first with my build with the skills of the Erskine group.

The cheese fell off my cracker a long time ago...
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Well the only thing from a perfect trifecta thread is a picture of an exotic sports car. There have been less than a dozen build threads with pictures of a great theater, beautiful wife and a smoking hot car.

The usual way to sneak it in is to have a pile of something delivered and the boxes happen to be sitting in front of the car. A picture is required.

Hey BM, are you picking on me?

Nice build thread here!!
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Great inspiration thread, I am about to jump head first with my build with the skills of the Erskine group.

You will be glad you did. I cannot imagine what my room would look like right now without Erskine's guidance. It is worth every penny and then some.
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Oh, and where do you find cute blonde OSB carriers? hahaha. Mine was a short, fat Mexican. No fair.

Your wife is a short, fat Mexican??? Kidding.
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Framing on the interior room started today. I cannot describe how awesome it is to see a room that you've only seen in 2d for almost a year finally come to life in 3D! Very exciting.

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Tomorrow we are set to fill the stage with sand and riser with insulation. After that, they will be framing the ceiling. More pictures to come. . . .
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Fantastic progress, looks great. I can't wait to see how those staggered side walls turn out.
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Great progress! Could you get a pic of the framing around the speaker enclosure? Is that framing laying on the drywall there? How will that transition? Keep the pics coming.

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More progress today. Staggered ceiling framed, stage filled with sand and decked with three layers of OSB. We also ran electrical through the riser and filled it with insulation.

Ceiling in progress:



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Framers will be back on Monday to finish. Then, we pull wire and HVAC through the isolation shell into the HT.
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Great progress! Could you get a pic of the framing around the speaker enclosure? Is that framing laying on the drywall there? How will that transition? Keep the pics coming.


Yes, part of the framing is on the drywall, because the wall angles out. Once drywall is hung on that wall, I will pull the speaker box out a little so that it is 1.5" proud of the finished drywall (just like the pics of the two rear speakers). Once speaker is in, wall will be covered with fabric.

At least, that is how I have understood Dennis' instructions for me.
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Done with 2 & 1/2 days of framing the interior room. It was a blast to see the HT start to come to life. I took some photos with a wide-angle lens of the progress.

Steps going into theater:



View from back wall:



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Hope to get all electrical and AV wiring set this week. Then, insulation and drywall next week.
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looks amazing thus far!

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wow, that 2nd pic from back wall shows that a plan was in place BEFORE all framing and work started

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That room is going to have serious wow-factor. Looks great so far!

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Very nice. I like the way the stepped walls/ceiling leads the eye directly to the screen wall.
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You will be able to set a bomb off in there and not hear it in the rest of the house with those walls. What sort of drywall will be on the inside layer?
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5/8" Type X standard drywall. Green Glue to damp.

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What sort of drywall will be on the inside layer?

I was planning to just use 1/2" drywall on the interior walls since it will be the third layer of drywall and there will be fiberglass batts behind it.

Dennis and Ted, if you are out there and this is wrong, please let me know.
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More mass is more better.

Technically, even layers damp better. 5/8" to 5/8" is optimal damping. 1/4" to 1" is less efficient damping, for example.

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