You are correct on everything ,except that there's no more two-channel room. That room is just the equipment room at this point.
Yup, I'm absolutely leaning toward the dual-purpose room. I'll definitely be using a dedicated pre/pro--but it'll need to be Auro 3D capable. THe Datasat LS-10 is on my short list right now.
Yes to both! The mechanicals actually have pipes running into that corner, and up into the house, so moving them into the corner requires no real custom piping or ducting; it's just adjusting length of pipes/duct on the same run. The bathroom is located there because that area of the unfinished storage room sits on top of a sewer pipe. I have given some thought to putting the bathroom where the equipment room is. Although it might require a little more concrete work, I'd still have that whole room to work with in the future. Yes another choice to be made. It never ends!
Overhead pic with measurements (might be off by a few inches with the thousands of tweaks I've made. May need to re-baseline):
Brolic love your youtube videos but have you upgraded that flip camera yet? I used to turn my headphones right up just to hear you!
Looking forward to the outcome of this home theatre you have come a long way man!!
all the best.
Yup--the LS-10 is very close to the RS20i, just without Dirac, which I wouldn't use anyway. Having used auto-room correction for years, I've always had to tweak afterwards. So, I'm leaning toward the direction of getting a very capable external equalizer and tweaking the heck out of the room. My research leads me to believe that this route nets much better results than auto-room correction. Of course, the DSP must be very high quality, otherwise the effort is moot!
Greetings Mr. Earp! Absolutely--I upgraded my camera to an obscenely expensive Sony 1080p camera. i've ben using it for the Beast Unleashed Video Series. If you're having trouble hearing me, others may be as well. I'll be sure to speak up.
Yeah man, it’s going down! Man, if I didn’t need to furnish the place and account for my spending to my darling wife, I would have done this a while ago. Believe me—my wife and I have had some very strong discussion over this topic of moving the bathroom and mechanicals. She thinks it’s a good idea, but wants to completely furnish the whole house first (we sold most of our furniture before the move)) I told her that BIG (Jeff) isn’t going to just wait around forever for us to furnish the place, as demand for him is high--so I need to do this now while he’s available on this project. She understood that part (we both work in a profession where schedules and resource availability are often at odds) and it was enough to get the green light. The pit is attractive from a functional standpoint, but reading Big’s post and thinking about what it would entail for a walk-up basement as you pointed out make me think it’s just not really worth the effort. Hmmm—now that you mention it—I could use the new sump-pump access door to get under the stairs and store a bunch of stuff. Lord knows we’ve got many a bin and box that we haven’t touched yet for unpacking. It’s amazing—once you unpack everything you need, everything else gets forgotten.
Here’s a pic of the bathroom area back when it was just studs and pipe:
As you mention all of this, I remember a conversation I had with someone a while back regarding underground plumbing. I’m not sure I want to open up that box that Pandora is trying to give me. I was thinking about the labor costs (as I don’t have the time to do this myself) and I couldn’t pay for all that time. I’m OK with the 8-foot ceilings, I just wouldn’t have minded 10 or 12-foot ceilings, but I’m prepared to abandon that idea right now—unless I flip the room around and enter the theater to the right or left of the screen itself…a possibility, but I’m not sure that I’d want to enter the room and view the seats, unless i give just as much attention to the rear of the theater as we will to the front of the theater....
Greetings Tim, at the highest point underneath the stairs, there is, unfortunately, a sump pump. We recently closed off the door, which was originally on the theater-side, and built a doorway on the unfinished storage side. I say “we’ but ‘twas BIG who built it. I just used the nail gun on a doorpost or two. reminded me of the Spike Gun in F.E.A.R. (Any 2005 gamers out there? anyone?)
That door to the left in the lobby is directly to a set of stairs leading to the back yard. I’m tempted to feed the deer so I can watch them eat, but from what I hear, they tend to eat everything else, and my wife might have my kneecaps shot off if ruin the new shrubbery/flower plan that we are working on with our landscaper.