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post #1111 of 1122 Old 07-07-2014, 10:23 AM
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Just had a great time at the gtg. One of the best I have attended. Organization makes a huge difference in getting things done in a timely manner since these gtg's are notorious for running late.

There are a few things that really stuck out in my mind. Possibly because now I feel that at least a few of them are weaknesses in my own room.

The surround field was fantastic. Just like carp said the "all around you" clip was astounding and I knew right away that my own surround field was lacking. I remember that Luke Kamp said "more please" after the clip and I felt the same way. The S8's were dynamic and kept up with the 212's. It seems that desertdome did a great job with the delays and the treatments may have helped with the diffusion. Placement appeared to work too. At any rate the end result was great and it left me thinking about changing my own room. I could install direct radiators instead of dipoles or maybe change treatments or placement of speakers.

The size of the room was just amazing. It is huge. I can't help but think that most of us are stuck trying to make a small room sound big but there is no substitute for having a big room to begin with. It sounds big which is a great thing.

The sony 55 did a great job lighting up that giant screen. The darbee was interesting. Maybe something I will play around with in the future. I don't think I universally liked what it did but when it worked it provided a big wow factor for enhancing detail.

The treatments were well done and it looks like Nyal spent quite a bit of time prescribing treatments instead of using generic applications.

The hvac was a high point. I will be installing a mini split before winter if funds permit. If you have he money then do it right he first time and expect you will need cooling in the dead of winter. I did anticipate this but was already over budget.

I think the 212's are some of the best cinema speakers out there in its price range. They shined in pretty much every clip. I expected no less and they sound similar in my own room even though the dimensions, calibration, and treatments are different.

Overall it was a well planned room and I think the budget was balanced for fantastic results.
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The more feedback I read about the Savoy grand-opening GTG; the more depressed I become at having missed it (had a relative's graduation - schedule conflict)
My belated congratulations to David and his team for a great theater (and GTG) !!!

My "Hawkeye afflicted" brother lives within 20 miles of this location - maybe someday, on my way to/from ISU

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Thanks for the review Grant and it was great to get you up to Iowa. Can't wait til I make my way down your way. You guys have to get your Crawl scheduled.
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This is an amazing space! I can only hope my room turns out half as well!

Can you give any details about how the wainscoting was constructed? Were you columns built in place and then the wainscoting attached to them? How deep are the columns? I noticed on the first post that the layout shows 6" deep, but I suspect from the pictures they are much deeper than that.

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If anyone is interested in a bargain on the first 3 seasons of the Game of Thrones on bluray let me know. I'm through all of them.
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If anyone is interested in a bargain on the first 3 seasons of the Game of Thrones on bluray let me know. I'm through all of them.
Hey I might be. I just finished season 2. I am beyond hooked. How much ya want?
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I have all 3 seasons. You're only looking for season 3?
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I have all 3 seasons. You're only looking for season 3?
Well, I kinda want to have all of the seasons since I like the show so much. But, I have not decided if I really just have to have them.
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$60 shipped for all 3 seasons
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$60 shipped for all 3 seasons
Let's do it.
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If the GOT blu rays don't work I will take them Fun show to get hooked on. My wife and I like Vikings also and ran through the only 2 seasons awhile ago.
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