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post #511 of 537 Old 11-11-2014, 08:56 AM
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Awesome setup. I can only dream of such things.
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How well does the Harmony do with marrying light with the AV? Can you set different scenes?
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Nicely done, your HT is absolutely amazing. I like the modern look with the variable depth panels!
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Sorry for my late reply, been busy with my new venture and away from the forum.

Oh, on a side note, the family was away for a couple weeks in early November. So I had a chance to invite a few friends and watch a movie @ -8db, wow, what an experience! We normally watch @ -13db already, but that 5db bump really make a world of difference. I think I can't watch anything less than -10db now.

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Sorry for my late reply, been busy with my new venture and away from the forum.
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Congrats on the 4520CI. Planning to buy the same thing! I love the custom amp assign feature.


I just installed it in the rack along with the custom faceplate yesterday. MA didn't have the dimension of the 4520Ci in their database, but I found the dimension graph from Denon's site for them to cut the faceplate for me. So now, they have it in their database now for those who needs it.



Do you order the custom face plates directly from MA or do you have another source?
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Do you order the custom face plates directly from MA or do you have another source?

I think he has used this place http://customavrack.com/category/19-...FUJk7AodjBsAFQ
I have used them and the prices are good and shipping is very fast.
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I think he has used this place http://customavrack.com/category/19-...FUJk7AodjBsAFQ
I have used them and the prices are good and shipping is very fast.
Thanks - looks like a really good site!
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In the meantime, here's a shot of the rack drawer for the remotes.


I just ordered 2 custom Rack Shelves. Is the drawer above the 2U drawer?
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Similar Setup - Question

I didn't know what I wanted to do with my bonus room (20x15) until I saw what you did with your space. Those pictures basically got me very motivated to start the work on my own theater room. I've started planning/drawing everything out and getting my speaker setup, projector, and furniture all layed out the best way that I've been able to read. I have similar setup of 2 rows of theater seating and the measurements to the front row comes out about the same as yours ~12.375 feet away.

One thing that I keep noticing is the the optimal viewing distance from a lot of websites keep saying "Screen Width x 1.6". I wanted to do a 120" projector (or maybe bigger), but a lot of the calculators I've run keep recommending a maximum of 113" diagonal for me. I've used the calculation of that 113" screen, which most projectors show around 98-99", and even the drawings show that the 113" screen is the max I should use. I noticed with your room, you went with 138" screen, which is way more than what I keep seeing I should do. If I can do that without running into compaints from friends that their necks hurting, headaches, etc. I would love to go bigger.

My question to you is, do you regret going that big of screen? Do you run into complaints from people sitting in the front row? Is it really that big of a deal to go outside that rule of "Screen Width x 1.6" distance to the seated area?
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I am in a bonus room 19'x23' with a 126" wide screen. My seating is at 10'6" and 17' from screen which is 2' from front wall. We love it but my wife will only sit in rear row she says front is to close.
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My question to you is, do you regret going that big of screen? Do you run into complaints from people sitting in the front row? Is it really that big of a deal to go outside that rule of "Screen Width x 1.6" distance to the seated area?
I asked a very similar question in this thread, thread posts 3104-3106 (page 104 of thread):
The Cinemar Home Theater Construction Thread

Mario of the Cinemar thread (the thread above)... has a 136" Wide (not diagonal) screen and his view was 'go bigger'...
* Front Row: 8'6" from Front of Seat to screen
* Screen: 136" Wide 2.35
VIEWING DISTANCE TO BOTTOM OF SCREEN FROM CENTER FRONT ROW
* SEAT INCLINED: 10' 5 1/2"
* SEAT DECLINED: 11' 2"

When I mapped all mine out and working around soffits, concern over light ouptut, etc., I am ending up with a 132" wide 2.35:1 screen, and my eye's will be in the 10'ish feet range. I don't have exact numbers, or personal endorsement yet though - since I am still working on my theater.
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So many great ideas and a beautiful space. Good job. The staggered wall is a perfect solution to my space for acoustical purpose and hiding cables since it is a finished space. Thought of running furring strips to bring them off the wall a bit to route speaker wires.

For the 1"' 1.5" and 2" frames.....are they exact or dimensional? In otherwords, did you and Big rip them to size for exact measurements or off the shelf ( 2x2 is actually 1.75x1.75, 1" board is actually .75 etc).


Thanks in advance for the ideas and again...amazing job.

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Gary, I searched the thread and didn't see you already answer this. Are you happy with the center channel below the screen? any issues with second row hearing dialog? Like you I'm not going to build out a false wall just evaluating my options. I think my second row will be tall enough that there will still mostly be line of site to the center channel.

Love both of your theater builds by the way.


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What stand are you using for the center channel? I have almost all the same def tech speakers and am looking for a stand for my CLR 2500.

Love your setup; looks awesome.

This is the stand that I'm using for the CLR3000 --> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002ZLZ7K/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Congrats on the 4520CI. Planning to buy the same thing! I love the custom amp assign feature.


I just installed it in the rack along with the custom faceplate yesterday. MA didn't have the dimension of the 4520Ci in their database, but I found the dimension graph from Denon's site for them to cut the faceplate for me. So now, they have it in their database now for those who needs it.

This may be a dumb question but how do you secure the rack? Do you bolt it to the platform and to studs on each side of the posts??
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No reason to bolt a rack like this down because it is extremely heavy. If it is a two post rack, it would be a good idea to bolt it to the floor for balance reasons.

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LOVE this theater, favorite one I've seen. Definitely will have to borrow some ideas for when I start mine.
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This room looks absolutely amazing! I really like that staggered panel look. Seen a few like this and they are all really great looking rooms!!!!

Nice to see another fantastic HT which did not follow the AT screen + stage design trend seen so often. Not a single thing against that design philosophy, just those who critique the few who don't go that route. A properly designed, constructed and treated HT will sound A+ regardless of whether the speakers are in front of or behind the screen.



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Gary, I searched the thread and didn't see you already answer this. Are you happy with the center channel below the screen? any issues with second row hearing dialog? Like you I'm not going to build out a false wall just evaluating my options. I think my second row will be tall enough that there will still mostly be line of site to the center channel.

Love both of your theater builds by the way.
As far as my HT goes with regards to the Center Channel being below the screen, there is no perceivable difference. Dialogue is focused on the screen, both for the 1st & 2nd row. There are some who swear that if the center isn't smack in the middle of the screen (and thus behind it necessitating an AT screen), the whole illusion is lost. No so. I believe the biggest merit to an AT screen is a "cleaner" screen wall. Some will argue that it anchors the sound to the screen, but so does an exposed center just below the screen, so it's a definite wash in that regards.

If I thought for a second that the whole AT screen trend made that big of a difference, I definitely would have considered it in my build since I had the means to go pretty much ANY direction I wanted to.

Good luck with your room!!!


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What method / hardware did you use to attach the panels to the wall? They look awesome.
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What method / hardware did you use to attach the panels to the wall? They look awesome.
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Gary answered this a few times throughout the thread.. brad nails and liquid nails (construction adhesive).
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Hi Gary, @landshark1
Love your "staggered walls" theater, it's tremendous! Great job with Big. Simply inspiring. We're considering the exact same seating layout as you have, and Palliser seats as well.

Are you happy with the reclining controls on the front row loveseat? I heard at the local furniture dealer that with a center loveseat, the reclining controls are not on the seat side itself but instead are "tucked between the side and the seat cushion." They didn't have a loveseat in stock so I can't see what he means exactly.

Any chance you can snap a pic of the loveseat controls?

Thanks in advance,
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Hi Gary, @landshark1
Love your "staggered walls" theater, it's tremendous! Great job with Big. Simply inspiring. We're considering the exact same seating layout as you have, and Palliser seats as well.

Are you happy with the reclining controls on the front row loveseat? I heard at the local furniture dealer that with a center loveseat, the reclining controls are not on the seat side itself but instead are "tucked between the side and the seat cushion." They didn't have a loveseat in stock so I can't see what he means exactly.

Any chance you can snap a pic of the loveseat controls?

Thanks in advance,
Terry
I have Palliser Lemans. My front row has a Love Seat in the center, and the controls are levers on the outside edge... tucked up against the arm rest of the next seat.

I have 5 seats in my second row, currently configured as a |0|000|0|. The very center seat has no arms, and the lever is on the right side (as seated), between that seat and the one next to it. That has a few times been a bit of an inconvevience when sitting down on it accidently. I could change configuration to be |00|0|00| and that wouldn't then be an issue, but for now with my kids age, we like the couch in the middle.

I would think if there is a Love Seat option, it would likely have them on the outsides and not be an issue. If you have to get two single armless pieces to make your own love seat, then i could see having the issue.

I am indifferent between the lever and the buttons on the seat with arm rests. I might actually slightly prefer the lever, but not much difference.
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