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Exactly what it meant.. So I went from getting it saturday now having to wait until tuesday because that one it is at is closed on mondays go figure.. Now I have to work straight 12 hours all week and no time to play with it errr

Yeah, certain FedEx routes don't run on Sunday/Monday. Sorry to hear this mad.gif
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Yeah, FedEx Home Delivery is open Tuesday through Saturday and is closed on Sunday and Monday. However, FedEx Ground is open for delivery Monday through Friday and most terminals are co-locations; meaning that if a terminal is nearby you could probably pick it up. I work at FedEx and people come pick up packages all the time.

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The terminal that my package is at is closed today so I have to wait frown.gif
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Ok sorry haven't updated. Have not done much working 12 hours a day and no days off for two weeks so far. I got my avr buy still have not opened it. I'm off Sunday so going to do some wiring.

Question about cooling my components.

As you see above I recessed shelves into the wall. The back side is covered. Would it be smart to put some 100mm or 200mm fans on the back of it?

If I did would I want it sucking the air out the back or face them blowing towards the open area in the front to blow the hot air out they way? I read that the avrs get super hot so I just want to be careful
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Ok so I drilled some 2 inch circle holes in the back of my AV cabinet to run wires out the back of.. Does anyone know the name of those like caps that go into them but can still run wires so it gives it a clean look
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They are called "Furniture Hole Cover" or "Computer Desk Grommet".

Home Depot, Loews (basically any hardware store) should have them in various sizes and cover styles. (black, white, brown, beige)

If you Google either phrase you see what they look like.
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They are called "Furniture Hole Cover" or "Computer Desk Grommet".
Home Depot, Loews (basically any hardware store) should have them in various sizes and cover styles. (black, white, brown, beige)
If you Google either phrase you see what they look like.

Thanks man I really apprciate that... Here is a pic of the shelving of where I drilled the holes. As you can see I put 3 bottom ones in... Thos are for wires... Now cooling this. Should I cut a hole on the bottom with a 100mm fan and exhause out or should i put another one on the back side and exhaust out?









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Here is a pic of my new receiver as well I decided to unpack ... Its a Onkyo 818... I decided not to get the Denon 4311 I know I should of but got it for 820 shipped. So saved me the 500 bucks almost..






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Now cooling this. Should I cut a hole on the bottom with a 100mm fan and exhaust out or should i put another one on the back side and exhaust out?
As you know, heat rises. In an old rack I had, I tested my amp and noticed that heat was generated more on one side (top/back) than the other, so I added a fan closer to that side at the top/back of the rack for that particular shelve space. The fan pulled air out. Since my rack had a glass door on the front, it was kinda hard for cool air to make it's way inside, so I later added a rectangular vent in the shelve right below the amp (closer to the front of it) to allow cool air to be drawn into that space. No one could see the air intake vent because the amp was sitting over it. I remember adding a small cut down air vent filter (the kind you would use for regular floor vents), to help keep dust to a minimum. Since that area was usually pretty clean and also because I didn't use the system a whole lot (once or twice a week), I didn't have to change the filter very often (maybe twice a year). The filter packs are cheap and I was able to get 3 or 4 pieces (cut down) from each large sheet, so I could have changed it every week if i had wanted to.

The vent and filter I used kinda looked like this.



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Well my front is wide open ... So i dont have to worry about that.. But if I added some vents or fans should I make them exhaust out?
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If it was my setup I would exhaust it out of that room.
Btw, what room/living space is behind the rack?
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It's a unfinished basement on the otherside
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Ok you all I did not vanish. Been busy with a lot of work. 12 hour work day suck and I'm only getting one day off a week and sometimes no even that.

That being said I did manage to get some things done. I at work so cannot post pics right now.

I managed to get some grommets and drill some holes for my shelving. Some of the wires have been ran so far . I'll post pics tommorow.

I also decided I'm going to run my 2 Martin Logan dynamo 500 subs on the front stage. This is because I'm getting a klipsch rw-12d sub from a friend for basically free. I think I will place this in the back of the room in the middle behind my seats. That would make 3 subwoofers now
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Here are some pics of the progress so far.. Not much but figure I would share with you all.. Not that nice of a Rack but I am happy with it



Wiring for the Receiver





Close up inside of the Grommets without the shelves in





Back side starting to run some wires.. I will take more when most of its comple


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Ok woke up to a big surprise today my Da-lite hp 133 inch 16:9 screen arrived early. Was a nice surprise before work
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Ok lots of updated pics here... Some good new some bad news..

We all know I been working a lot so the only time I really have is to read the forums while I am at work.. And get nothing done in the theater room.. But I would say over the last week or two I was doing things little by little.
Here is some progress..



Screen arriving at my house finally...



Frame being assembled


Material All wrapped up still


What the wall looks like before screen


Snapping these buttons on was a pain in the ass.. Its a real tight fit


Entering the room view




Now some other photos that were added.


I added a 3rd subwoofer.. Not sure on How I am going to set all this up... Or where I am going to place them been doing as much reading as I can on sub placement etc etc... I have 2 Martin Logan Dynamo 500s which are 10 inch subs and 1 Klipsch RW-12d sub that is 12 inches. now


AND THE BAD PART... As we all know Hurricane Sandy is making some basements and everything else flood I just built a brand new home 10 months ago and on the unfinished part of my basement I see this.



I had the builder come out and a guy is going to come in a week to inject some stuff into it... I dont know much about housing or foundations so if anyone could shed some light on what to do and make sure of would greatly appreciate it.
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That looks like quite a bit of movement. The first 12" of that wall (starting at the corner) appears like it is out of alignment with the rest of the wall. Is it the angle of the pic, or is that actually the case?

What is happening outside the house at this location? Do you have positive drainage away from the structure? What type of drainage system did the builder put in? Injecting stuff into the crack is a temporary fix. You really need to find out what is happening on the other side of the foundation.

Was Sandy the first time you noticed water or does this happen during normal rain events?
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That looks like quite a bit of movement. The first 12" of that wall (starting at the corner) appears like it is out of alignment with the rest of the wall. Is it the angle of the pic, or is that actually the case?
What is happening outside the house at this location? Do you have positive drainage away from the structure? What type of drainage system did the builder put in? Injecting stuff into the crack is a temporary fix. You really need to find out what is happening on the other side of the foundation.
Was Sandy the first time you noticed water or does this happen during normal rain events?

I think the corner of the foundation was poured to far out right there. I extended my gutters away from the house further now as well.

I have a sub pump with a backup battery as well . That did work.

Sandy was the first time I seem the water . We got so much rain here. Everytime it rained for the last 10 months I check the basement so this was a rare occasion but glad it happend I think.

November 13 a foundation guy will be out here to evaluate it so we shall see
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Make sure it's an independent foundation guy and not the builder's guy.
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May want to do a moisture check on the finished side of the basement. Great progress.
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May want to do a moisture check on the finished side of the basement. Great progress.


I have been running a dehumidifier down there since day 1 of move in.

Certain reason why you suggest this?

I was told to run one down there for the first few years since its a new home.
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Make sure it's an independent foundation guy and not the builder's guy.


Ya I was thinking about having a few people come out. Not sure what I can do though if they do see something wrong.

I guess I can submit to the builder and see what they say
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If the home is only 10 months old, that foundation is still under warranty. Getting one or two independent foundation specialists to inspect it prior to your builder makes you more knowledgeable. You will have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done and can make a better determination as to how to proceed when your builder gives you his recommendation. Maybe everyone will be on the same page, but my guess is your builder will want to take the easy way out.
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Ya that's true. I will get a specialist out as well and let you all know thanks
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Too bad the sheetrock is already installed... I'm kicking myself for not running HDMI ports in the walls... Especially now that the 1.4 HDMI runs Ethernet signals as well. I only buy wires and accessories and related items on Ebay and save a fortune..

HDMI 6' 1.4 cables $3.00
Digital ToSLink Optical Cables: under $2.00
Nakamichi Premium Banana Plugs : 65 cents each...


Components I have scored on there: 1) Denon AVR-885 $80.00 2) Denon AVR-3805 $60.00 3) Denon Blu Ray BDP-2010CI $50.00 4 ) Denon DCM-290 5 disc CD $20.00 5) Denon Dual Auto Reverse cass Deck $12.00 just to name a few...
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On the back side of my rack where I have my components is no finished. All the audio was pre wired behind the drywall.

The only think I have to run is a hdmi cord from my avr to projector in which it won't be a Long run since its going on my back wall an can easily access the other side
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Question about the center channel. My center channel will be placed lower then my front left and right speakers and it will be around a foot behind them. As you can tell in the picture with the screen there is not much room under the screen until the stage.

I have a xt32 calibration avr so do you think I should move the center channel forward in equal line with the fronts on a stand?

If I do it still will be lower then the fronts
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Can you mount your center above the screen? In my media room I moved my center from below my DLP to above and man it made a huge difference. Just a though though.

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Nope not enough room.


I have not ran the audussey on my AVR yet but the dialogue seems very low.
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