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I love that there are enough to arm - I presume - the whole family.
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Unfortunately, I can't give you a certain answer on the clips, but check the classifieds, perhaps. And I say go ahead and call Ted and John. I think they might be near your neck of the woods and can probably ship one or two your way reasonably.
a quick scan on craigslist shows nothing. they appear to be sold in 10-packs on Amazon (which makes sense).

will reach out.
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I had my clips shipped from Las Vegas. I think your shipping would be cheaper.

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Put this or something similar in your spare space:

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we ripped out carpet out of our old house and laid it in the basement just as a nice placeholder until we're ready to build

you can see I have a panoramic shot and a POV shot. The next "serious" to do is to build a mock-up riser but my wife wants a table saw and I want someone else to do it

we also taped off the entire basement to see what will go where and while there may be some changes I feel reasonably good about our first draft - I shot a video of a walk around starting from the theater, moving into a spare bedroom, the down the hall past the full bathroom, into the "fitness" room, into the utility room, through the "wall" looking back into the theater.

video will take a minute to upload - will link up in the morning.




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now with youtube walkthrough :

so we start looking from the theater door towards the back of the theater, ignore the fitness equip, that will move. Then we turn towards the front of the theater and turn to face the bedroom/spare room/office/whatever with the closet at the top of the picture. Then we turn down the hall with the bathroom on the right. At the end of the hall is the fitness room which wraps around behind the stairs. Then we stop briefly look at the back of the theater (there will be a wall there of course) and then turn back into the utility room, stopping briefly to look at all my networking gear and the only power outlet in the basement (eek!!!!). Then we turn back into the utility room and turn to look at the media room behind the theater and the kitchen area. End of show.

I am starting to realize my theater is way way too long and I may expand my kitchen and media closets to shorten up the theater. The little kitchen area is much too small as it is - very cramped.

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Jeff I found a guy on Facebook to build me a mock riser (please forgive me for not doing it myself ) - what size should I make it? the loveseat that makes up the second row is 70" x 38" at it's biggest points. The feet are 58" x 35".

Looks like the riser should be 96" wide by 60" deep? I won't ask you about the height - I know to use the calculator for that Calculator says 15".

and steps are 6" x 24"? just one step and then the riser? technically 2 steps? So step 1 is a 2x6 and then 3/4" plywood?
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I was having a back and forth in another thread about the proper volume for subs and they were quoting well over 130 and I was like "heck I think 80 is kind of loud"

but then it hit me - somewhat unrelated - the sand in the stage from all these builds keeps the sub's noise in the room and off the concrete floor where it would reverberate through the house - do I have that right?
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That's the theory, but it's possible that there are some extra caveats. Check granroth's thread. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-dedicated-theater-design-construction/1730905-testing-stage-filler-sand-fiberglass-nothing.html

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I was having a back and forth in another thread about the proper volume for subs and they were quoting well over 130 and I was like "heck I think 80 is kind of loud"

but then it hit me - somewhat unrelated - the sand in the stage from all these builds keeps the sub's noise in the room and off the concrete floor where it would reverberate through the house - do I have that right?
The cleaner sound, the more volume you'll want. Also the more treated room you have, the higher you'll have to go for an equal volume experience. So there's many factors.

The sand stage (or putting subs on properly chosen soft feet) will stop direct mechanical vibrations. But the sound itself will put vibrations into the stucture as well, so you're not home free. Sound is astoundingly powerful.

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