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Thanks everyone and yes I'm holding back, the projector is now up after all tongue.gif

I'm just dealing with another crushing blow, the mid's on my 2 ascend sierra towers are not working frown.gif I contacted Dave at Ascend but haven't heard back yet on next steps.
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Jamestown screen mounted to 2x2 using piano hinge:

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Brackets in side soffits can hold up screen to allow easy access to speakers behind screen:

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View from behind the screen:

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The great looking Sierra towers (still working with Dave on the midrange problem) and 15" Rythmik subs:

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Oh man, what a blow with the Ascend's. Sorry to hear! They are on my short list of speakers for when I start my build, so I will be curious to know how they handle your situation. Keep us posted.
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Wow almost 4 months since I last posted! Summers are short around here so had other priorities but now that there's a frost warning out for tonight I can start updating the thread a little more often
I worked directly with Dave at Ascend to resolve my blown mid woofers. He charged me a highly discounted rate for the replacements and I sent in the woofers for him to inspect. Had there been a manufacturing defect then he would have reimbursed me fully for the cost. He sent me back this pic, unfortunately it looks like I just cooked the coils:

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The door with the handle test-mounted showing the offset bolt.

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Front column angled to suit front-wide speakers. 3/4" MDF screwed into 2x2's on the wall.





Shelf to hold up speaker:





Track stapled to MDF for vertical pieces and stapled to 2x2 for horizontal pieces.





Using column for electrical and low-voltage wiring.




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Also added this inline with my LED soffit lights. I can activate a music mode where the lights flash with the beat of the music. Works pretty good.

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Stop teasing with one or 2 pictures every few weeks LOL
Ok, fair enough. No pictures this week
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Catch up time. Black velvet being inserted into curved track on front soffit. The velvet was pinched behind piano hinge at the top of the screen. I covered the shiny hinge with a roll of adhesive black velvet. This worked out well. I also have an extra Jamestown screen like the one here that I will be selling (235 aspect, 118" wide, acoustically transparent). If anyone is interested then please PM me.

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Ok, fair enough. No pictures this week
Ok so now it is one picture ever few months you were suposed to get better not worse.
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Ok here you go, twice in one week!

Removable velvet panel below the screen made from 2x2 with stapled velvet:





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Hinge between the two halves allows for easy removal to access speakers:

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Playing around with REW and Audyssey. I measured 5 of my 7 seats for my Audyssey setup but I'm thinking I might try only measuring my main seat. Is Audyssey that much better at doing its job when only optimizing for a single position? Thoughts?
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Playing around with REW and Audyssey. I measured 5 of my 7 seats for my Audyssey setup but I'm thinking I might try only measuring my main seat. Is Audyssey that much better at doing its job when only optimizing for a single position? Thoughts?
Make sure the mic is above the back of the seats as close to ear height as possible but you want to have a direct line to every speaker. When it states 8 seats it really is not. I have a 8 seat theater and it sounded like crap when I did that. After research I found you need to be within 3' of MLP for each setting. I have 4 seats in front and rear and I sit in front center right seat. My wife likes the rear row so if just the 2 of us I sit in rear center right seat (2nd MLP).
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2 front center left seat
3 Then I do over the arm rest between the seats
4 Other MLP arm rest
5. I put the mic 2 feet behind MLP on the riser but raise it up 2 feet. kind of like a straight line between MLP ears and rear row 2nd MLP ears.
6. Same but behind left center seat
7. Between thoes 2 locations
8 MLP.

I also started the process using #7 as the MLP then #6 then #5 then the the front to center seats, the rear two center seats and back to #7 this gives you the best sound regardless of seating location.

I find the base lacking so I go back and plus the base up 3-5 Db after saving the settings. (I like to feel the base and Audyssey makes it flat) Even if it identifys your LCRs as Full set them to samll and the cross over to 80.

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I also heard to adjust your subs with the Low pass and high pass filters do Audessey then do REW but my subs are not finished yet.

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