Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
I like the stage right before "I am moving". Some of that stuff does look like it could be a bit of money. I am interested in the size of the screen, what projector you get and your sub solution. Once complete it should be epic.
LOL, the unmentionable
Originally Posted by Gorilla83
BB - Well, you certainly can say you are more than dedicated to making the project happen. Moving sump pumps and demo'ing and rebuilding bathrooms = hardcore in my book.
P.S. - I've mentioned to my wife on more than one occasion that I want to demo and completely rebuild the entire basement someday. She wasn't pleased - especially because she knows I will do it at some point.
I'm in shock you sold that 600ES - along with other stuff like your previous speaker and sub setup which would outstanding and a 9.9/10 in the grand scheme. What was it you didn't like about the 600? It's hard to imagine getting any better than what you had! That is one amazing piece of circuitry!!
LOL, man--you should have seen the look on the plumbers face when I told him I wanted him to move the HVAC and water heater, along with bathroom plumbing...all for a theater. He blinked about eight times.....i think he was expecting "laboratory" or "occupiable living space.' He confirmed his thoughts when he asked "why not get a projector from best buy for 800 buuucks (trying to replicate his detroit accent) and throw a sheet on the wall?" After my gasp of shock, I think I managed to utter "I don't think that can work down here." Perplexed, he completed his portion of the paperwork. lol. Given the fact that you don't have any major structural of mechanical changes to make, demoing and rebuilding your space would be very easy. We demoed my space in about six hours....althought it has yet to be re-built due to the spatial challenges (i.e. bathroom, mechanicals).
For you, unless you soundproof, you could do it in under a week with two people helping. Send the wife away to a Spa before a holiday weekend, and when she gets back, all she'll see is drywall that needs paint.
I loved the 600ES, but as a fellow AVS-er so accurately put it, it was cutting edge technology in a box. I'm not close to using it, and by the time I am ready for it, something newer and better will be out (I'll order a new projector after CEDIA).
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
I don't think it's that Matt did not like the 600. I think it was the fact that he did not like the fact that it would be not used for a long period of time. Plus, when he is ready, he can see if there is something better.
Mike, you hit the nail on the head!!!!!
Originally Posted by snickers1
here is what i would do
build bathroom (happy wife happy life)
HAPPENING A WEEK FROM MONDAY
get theater plan on paper
LAYOUT COMING NEXT WEEK FROM NYAL MELLOR AT ACOUSTIC FRONTIERS! THIS IS ROUND TWO, AS WE WORKED ON A LAYOUT FOR THE ORIGINAL SPACE, WHICH IS HOW I LEARNED HOW MUCH SPACE I WOULD HAVE HAD REMAINING AFTER TREATMENTS (15X15), WHICH CAUSED ME TO MANDATE THE LARGER ROOM
figure out heating cooling so it works with the plan
WILL BE DOING THAT ONCE A CERTAIN KNOWLEDGABLE FORUM MEMBER RETURNS FROM VACATION SO I CAN PICK HIS BRAIN
start the fun stuff framing building the room
THIS MONTH FOR SURE
firm up your equipment storage IE are you going to do a closet or stick with original plan with the room and stands so you will know exactly how your gonna run your wires
STICKING WITH THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON PEDESTALS, WITH A VENTED GLASS DISPLAY CASE WITH ALTERNATING SHELVES ON EITHER SIDE FOR THE SMALLER PIECES OF GEAR
once your in home stretch with finishing details start thinking about equipment (you have already have some of it )
buying equipment a few months before the room is complete it just not ideal you know new updated stuff comes out all the time , plus as the room takes shape you may decide to go different route
maybe smaller or bigger screen, seats i would also hold off on until room is framed and dry walled because seats come in varying widths
AGREED AND AGREED!
i would hate to spend 30 or 40k on equipment then something unforeseen happens during the build and all your money is sitting in boxes and all you have to show for your effort is a bunch of youtube videos of you unboxing really cool equipment
I WOULD HATE SO TOO!
Check my responses in your post in all caps (i don't know how to use the quote-within-a-quote function on this new AVS)
Originally Posted by Mfusick
You should make it a goal not to purchase any AV gear until the carpet is installed.
Hmmmmm--until the carpet is installed. That sounds like a pretty neat threshold. I think I'll stick to that.
Originally Posted by audioguy
Maybe you should purchase a no-longer-used commercial theater and then add some bedrooms and bathroom, and other living spaces. Might be cheaper.
While I know it's not the case, this has all of the earmarkings of the project managing the project manager instead of the other way around
HA! Yeah, the signs are there, and were this any other project, I'd be inclined to agree. Standard PM rigidity will be a roadblock to a truly enjoyable theater though. I know this based just on what I've learned since starting the build. So many facets of this build are interconnected in a way that requires flexibility, as opposed to the standard predecessor/successor schedule to manage against. For instance, if it weren't for my need to the perfect treatment plan, I would have been able to use the original 18x18 space without losing 2 feet per wall and I'd be enjoying my theater right now. But alas, no preventable compromises are allowed.