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Closeup of the SR speakers:

Standing on soft Sonic Design feet. Could be the first installation with these speakers on these feet, at least the speaker designer hadn't heard of it before.
Overkill.

Some experimentation with cheap drapes before trying for something that costs more per square foot....

I'm staring to believe my wife wants to invite the Twin Peaks-dward by requesting red drapes...

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Congratulations on a great build Nightlord!
You have many unique features and ideas, the surround speakers look sweet and I'm sure they are amazing performers.
I have been subscribed for a while but kept in the background admiring your work.
I'll be looking to carry out my own build once my house is finished construction. Well, once its constructed it will be deconstructed!
At least in the home theater/game room area.
Once again congratulations on your efforts.
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Thanks, I'm very pleased with it myself too. Just stopped in the middle of 'Olympus has fallen' due to hunger, but it's been great. If Atmos can make it more immersive, then bring it on I say.

Not sure I need a larger screen than this... Has to be thought about.

Two slices of pizza downed, now for some whisky, +3dB and the remainder of the movie.

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Two slices of pizza downed, now for some whisky, +3dB and the remainder of the movie.
That line made me laugh, you have a great sense of humor, in line with my own British (I'm not European)
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I think once you decide to add Atmos as receivers become available with more than the current 11 channel maximum, not including Trinnov, you will be very pleased with the results.
The work you have done with regards to acoustics will pay dividends IMHO.
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Do note that I didn't mean 3dB above REF, I meant 3dB more than before. As I haven't re-measured if, I can't be sure what the old numbers actually mean. I anticipate it to play louder than what the AVR indicates, but no idea how much.

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Do note that I didn't mean 3dB above REF, I meant 3dB more than before. As I haven't re-measured if, I can't be sure what the old numbers actually mean. I anticipate it to play louder than what the AVR indicates, but no idea how much.
I was gonna say . . .

I was in a theater once (dlbeck's) and he played it at or above reference level. Wow
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I was gonna say . . .

I was in a theater once (dlbeck's) and he played it at or above reference level. Wow
Well, system should be quite capable of doing it, but I don't think it'll have much use besides demo moments, I'm not into whispering actors shouting at me. . Music on the other hand....

But before re-calibration I won't be doing any stunts.. I haven't been much above 100dB(c) in listening position so far.

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Bought more of the velour cloth so now I have completed coverage to the same degree as per my computer visualisations, with the difference that the front surrounds don't go behind anymore as the room got narrower. More stuff moved out - or behind the drapes.

Buying a new mic for the Denon is out of the question, it's both not a standard spare anymore, and the price they asedk for it last time they sold one was ridicolous. I'll keep tidying up and hope I find it, otherwise I'll ask kindly on the Swedish forum if anyone will lend me one a little while.

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Here's a reverse shot from today. 28mm lens not quite up to the task,


And with the added drapes from today I can take a pic from way back too:


Don't think I'll have much more to show in here until I've done something different with the lighting or so... so this is as finished at it will get in a while.

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Room looks great!!!

BTW, pizza and whiskey?

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Room looks great!!!

BTW, pizza and whiskey?

No, not whiskey - whisky. Quite a different beverage. Did not consume the two together, though. Pizza first, whisky afterwards.

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No, not whiskey - whisky. Quite a different beverage. Did not consume the two together, though. Pizza first, whisky afterwards.
It's okay to have whiskey mixed with Pepsi with pizza. I do this from time to time. But yeah, whisky would make more sense to drink afterwards
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whiskey mixed with Pepsi
Is that a case of when two wrongs make a right?

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Is that a case of when two wrongs make a right?
Lol.

I'm not too proud to mix some whiskey with pepsi. I wouldn't do it with a nice Scotch or anything real expensive.
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Lol.

I'm not too proud to mix some whiskey with pepsi. I wouldn't do it with a nice Scotch or anything real expensive.
Scotch isn't whiskey, it's whisky. Whiskey is American or Irish.

(Personally I'd rather mix a cola with rum.)

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Started straightening up/cleaning the back room and already on the first day I found the mic for the Denon, so now I have re-measured the six positions that XT allows be too (all five seats and middle inbetween the two back seats) and it sounds better now than with the old calibration.

To make myself unpopular with the Audyssey crowd, it sounds better in both 'roomeq:flat' and with room-eq off than with Audyssey on. Audyssey gave dialogue a light touch of "in a tin can" (Bond: Quantum of Solace).

I do expect XT32 to do a better job, but my avr doesn't have more than XT.

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Started straightening up/cleaning the back room and already on the first day I found the mic for the Denon, so now I have re-measured the six positions that XT allows be too (all five seats and middle inbetween the two back seats) and it sounds better now than with the old calibration.

To make myself unpopular with the Audyssey crowd, it sounds better in both 'roomeq:flat' and with room-eq off than with Audyssey on. Audyssey gave dialogue a light touch of "in a tin can" (Bond: Quantum of Solace).

I do expect XT32 to do a better job, but my avr doesn't have more than XT.
No flogging by me using Audyssey flat...........so do I.....though I might use a whisKY bottle on ya........
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Scotch isn't whiskey, it's whisky. Whiskey is American or Irish.

(Personally I'd rather mix a cola with rum.)
That is what I meant THE FIRST TIME!

Anywho, I like the progress on your theater. I know very little about audio, so I enjoy pretending to follow along
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You're most welcome to join the ride. Ask anything... and if you know it's forum-inflammatory questions - use PM.

Will be showing Lord of the Rings (part 1 - extended version) for my daughter and one of her friends this evening.

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Just realized I haven't been getting your updates...since you were painting the 2x2 ceiling! So amazing progress!

OK my friend, lets cut to the chase. I believe the movie was War of the Worlds that closed the curtains and initiated a reboot on your build. Time to get it out and see if the neighbours get nervous. I suppose, given the political climate over their, it could be considered cruel not to give them a heads up. Hopefully your dedication and hard work has resulted in the sound staying inside a little more!

So what single malt did you select for the preview?

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That's odd!

I have some measuring and tweaking in the bass crossover, ELF-boost circuitry and I probably have some wrong settings in the Denon as well, writing this I realise I must check if it's sending all bass through sub out or not - I don't want that - I want fullrange to fronts and just .1 through sub channel.

It was my 30(+?) yo Mortlach 1970.

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