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I put some lights behind the screen. I need to get a WB card to help get the colors right on these pics....




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What did u use forcthe up lighting? Looks good.
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What did u use forcthe up lighting? Looks good.

I used these:




http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-6-3-5-in-Uplight-Floor-Lamp-EP266WH/202103252?N=5yc1vZc7pdZ12ky

I removed the base, painted them flat black and mounted them behind the screen.

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Thanks I appreciate it. I'm stealing that idea! Lol. Hope u don't mind! Great job on the build though. I'm using gold lcr's also. My sub setup is different due to my room size. Are u glad u went with the golds? I was toyi g with the silver monitors bit decided from others that they wouldn't have the power I need for higher movie levels. I just can't swing the gold monitors.

Oh one other thing. I see they are plug in. . . did u just hide the cord behind the screen i assume. did u just add an extra outlet for them on the front wall?

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Thanks I appreciate it. I'm stealing that idea! Lol. Hope u don't mind!

Please do! I stole everything I did in the theater from someone smile.gif



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I'm using gold lcr's also. My sub setup is different due to my room size. Are u glad u went with the golds? I was toyi g with the silver monitors bit decided from others that they wouldn't have the power I need for higher movie levels. I just can't swing the gold monitors.

I'm really happy with the golds. I've clocked 630 hours on the projector now and I'm still wowed by the audio performance. I'm not knowledgeable enough to make comparisons with the monitors. But I know this...I've been is some VERY spendy rooms lately and they sound no better to me....great bang for the buck on the Triads.


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Oh one other thing. I see they are plug in. . . did u just hide the cord behind the screen i assume. did u just add an extra outlet for them on the front wall?

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I did just run the cord behind the screen. I have them hooked up to a Christmas light RF remote smile.gif. I keep meaning to add a C4 controller to the outlet...but just haven't.

I originally had an outlet (two actually) on that structural wall before the false wall was build....I'm just using that one.

Here is an arrow showing it on the original wall...crazy to think this is how the room started. (that is me and the GC doing the initial layout for the false wall and speaker placement)


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Thanks for all that info. Last night I started to do a mockup on the columns and soffits with blue tape so I can make a few lighting and outlet decisions before we start the electrical on Friday. I'm just at a lost if my layout is ok or enough. Once I get that layed out tonight I'll post pics up and see if anyone has some ideas.

Thanks again. I can't wait to get my triads. Hopefully sooner than later. The rest of the basement is too priority for now for the kids to have more room to play in.
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Did you actually mount the L/C/R speakers to the wall or do they just stand on a shelf? I noticed they are in-wall speakers..

i have a budget bigger than my budget.

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Thanks for all that info. .

You're welcome, anytime.

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Did you actually mount the L/C/R speakers to the wall or do they just stand on a shelf? I noticed they are in-wall speakers..

Mostly on a shelf. The Golds are built for a 6" stud cavity. So they are 2.5" into my wall and the rest is resting on a "shelf" for stability. I wanted them to protrude to accommodate the OC703 and acoustic foam.

Here is a pic that shows the wall cut out and the "shelf" that's connected to the false wall. This is the Left speaker for reference.


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I got a couple of guys to help move the chairs up to the theater....everything fit like a glove! smile.gif

We LOVE the room. Since it was finished (I'm way behind on pics) we have logged 600+ hours watching movies, TV and such. My family has really enjoyed it.

Finished pictures! (the wide angle makes it look a bit distorted...but you can see it all)








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Congrats on the finished room. It turned out amazing.
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awesome! Looks great!

Question. . . what kind of step lights did u use? they look like button lights?

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Really classy. Love it.
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Looks fantastic! Great job. I'm glad to hear that everyone is enjoying it.
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Theater looks awesome! Love the hidden equipment rack!

i have a budget bigger than my budget.

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Wow eek.gif. Awesome
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Absolutely amazing! Where did you get the foam behind the screen and what thickness?
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WOW...!!! Very nice, love all the detailing the size of the room. I just noticed this thread a few minutes ago and looked at the photos. I have to read the whole thread.
Congrats!






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Wow...this is an amazing HT. I was thinking maroon for my theater but now that I see the Navy I may have to change my mind.

 

I was hoping you would share some big picture pointers for some of us looking into doing large scale projects like this.

 

 

Where there areas that were surprise expenses? Not just deciding to spend more but rather things you never had planed for that turned out to be big costs.

 

What technical matters were hard to get right when it came to install time?

 

What do you feel is OK to sub out and what areas do you think the owner needs to be hands on? I'm guessing the acoustic foam is one but there could be more.

 

What decisions should me make at construction to keep pace with new technology? Conduit and extra power for sure but is there more?

 

 

Now that I type it out I feel kind of bad for asking for an essay but if you have time to answer I would really appreciate the insights from someone that had such a great outcome.

 

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Congrats on the finished room. It turned out amazing.

Thanks!
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Really classy. Love it.

Thanks! I was shooting for classy! I hope the style holds up for at least 10 years smile.gif
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Looks fantastic! Great job. I'm glad to hear that everyone is enjoying it.

We are movie geeks so everyone is enjoying it…there will be a double feature tonight in fact. smile.gif
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Theater looks awesome! Love the hidden equipment rack!


Thanks. I really like the hidden rack too. The carpenters did a great job on that door. I was telling them during the build…maybe this will work…or maybe that will work…but the carpenter said “no problem” and he nailed it.

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awesome! Looks great!
Question. . . what kind of step lights did u use? they look like button lights?
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Thanks. My GC used 16 (two per step) Elco ELST62 incandescent step lights. http://www.elcolighting.com/system/products/1399/original_SpecSheet_ELST62.pdf?1347993182

They were pretty cheap. My GC preferred the LED lights but I thought they were too expensive. I’m controlling them with the GRAFIK Eye. Surprisingly to me, they put out so much light that you can see them on the screen if not below 40-50% when the lights are out. As a design point I think the tread depth was/is just as important as light on the steps. I went with 13” tread depth. Many times the tread depth is less in HT settings and I think that causes more people to trip than no light.

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WOW...!!! Very nice, love all the detailing the size of the room. I just noticed this thread a few minutes ago and looked at the photos. I have to read the whole thread.
Congrats!

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Absolutely amazing! Where did you get the foam behind the screen and what thickness?

The foam wedges are from http://www.foambymail.com/acoustical-wedge-foam.html

I put 1" OC703 as the base and then the 3" foam wedges. Thread link

They shipped in a couple of days. I had to let them "breathe for a couple of days to get their shape back after being compressed for shipping.

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Wow bossman - this really came out beautifully. Wonderful work!

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Wow bossman - this really came out beautifully. Wonderful work!

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Wow...this is an amazing HT. I was thinking maroon for my theater but now that I see the Navy I may have to change my mind.
Glad I could show you another color. The color choice was all my GC/designer. I told him the specific layout….projector, screen, speaker, acoustic, seating ect and that I wanted a “framed” look to the wall panels. After that he came up with the drawings/colors you saw on the first page…loved them right off the bat….In fact, I think the finished product looks better.
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Where there areas that were surprise expenses? Not just deciding to spend more but rather things you never had planed for that turned out to be big costs.
The whole thing was more expensive than I thought. LOL wink.gif
The room build out is more expensive then the equipment. We wanted a room that worked technically but was also “fun/gorgeous” to enter. I’ve told many people that if you don’t need pretty you can save a bunch.
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What technical matters were hard to get right when it came to install time?
Fortunately by install time it all came together nicely. The thing to learn here is to plan with the end in mind….or hire someone.

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What do you feel is OK to sub out and what areas do you think the owner needs to be hands on? I'm guessing the acoustic foam is one but there could be more.
It all depends on the owner. I just didn’t have the free time to do it myself….and I couldn’t do some of the carpentry. So I subed out all of the aesthetic build out but I supervised and inspected like a mad man. You have to make sure it’s right at the beginning or some problems (like subfloor, or riser build, or wiring access) cannot be corrected without huge effort.
How to build riser decking is a great one…no framer would make it a thick as we HT folks want…
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What decisions should me make at construction to keep pace with new technology? Conduit and extra power for sure but is there more?
I think that is it and maybe enough room for “bigger” projectors and/or accommodate for less lens shift. I’ve painted myself into a corner (knowingly) on forever needing 75%+ lens shift. Don’t do that if you want more flexibility.

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What Now that I type it out I feel kind of bad for asking for an essay but if you have time to answer I would really appreciate the insights from someone that had such a great outcome.
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Don’t feel bad. I think they are great questions.

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Great theater! Really like the woodwork with the blue. Very well done.
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Nice work indeed! Very impressive how it's come together. Enjoy the movies!

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Great theater! Really like the woodwork with the blue. Very well done.

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Nice work indeed! Very impressive how it's come together. Enjoy the movies!

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Thanks

I love calibration of dummies, thanks for doing that. I remember years ago calibrating my first flat panel using your site....Thanks for keeping that up!

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Very nice!

How far is the projector from your screen?
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Very nice!

How far is the projector from your screen?

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The projector is right at 17' (+/- 2") from the screen. And it's about 18" above the top of the screen...lots of lens shift. If I were to do it again I would lower my shelf by 6".

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Did you have someone design the acoustical treatment layout or was that all DIY?

Trying to get a feel for the depth of the walls. Looks like 2" of OC70x covered by fabric frames.

What is the depth of your columns from the wall?

What is the depth of the frames covering the OC70x?
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Wow, what an inspiration.  I'll be working with an 18x18 space and my biggest concern was fitting enough seating in there for two rows (also going with the Jives).  I see that at 19x19, you were able to comfortably fit two rows in here, so I'm no longer worried :-)

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