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^agreed. It's encyclopedic.
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Very kind, gentlemen, however undeserved.

And I genuinely feel the same about many of the posts I've seen you and scores of others share with the community on a wide variety of topics.
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You've heard the saying "it takes a village"

I'd say it takes a village to DIY theater I have noticed that some of the DIY builds these days are quite higher in quality than the past (on average) which is likely due to the spreading of knowledge. There has always been that awesome exception here and there but the average quality of the dedicated builds seems better. I can't wait to see Brolic's theater.. I keep learning more and more about Matt's theater that makes me say WOW. I think equipment wise it's certain to be epic. I only wish I had that kind of budget for gear. Maximum jealousy in effect here.

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Very kind, gentlemen, however undeserved.

And I genuinely feel the same about many of the posts I've seen you and scores of others share with the community on a wide variety of topics.
Interestingly enough, I really envision you in front of a giant wall of screens (Think: toward the end of The Dark Knight, the wall of surveillance screens), each screen having a different HT subject as you form your theater plans with surgical precision with a perpetual grin of triumph as you mentally defeat build challenges before they even become challenges. Lol....essentially, a mad genius, minus the "mad" part.

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You've heard the saying "it takes a village"

I'd say it takes a village to DIY theater I have noticed that some of the DIY builds these days are quite higher in quality than the past (on average) which is likely due to the spreading of knowledge. There has always been that awesome exception here and there but the average quality of the dedicated builds seems better. I can't wait to see Brolic's theater.. I keep learning more and more about Matt's theater that makes me say WOW. I think equipment wise it's certain to be epic. I only wish I had that kind of budget for gear. Maximum jealousy in effect here.
It definitely takes a village to build a HT.....many folks here will never swing a hammer in my room, but provide advice that will go (or has gone) a long way to ensuring the theater hits maximum performance! Dude, based on what you spent to buy that land from your neighbor, I'd say you can definitely scoop up some serious gear when the time for your build is nigh. Never, eeeeeever pay MSRP for anything except an Oppo player.

Speaking of which, I hope we see your build thread soon. It's time to start collecting data pertinent to your room (which I suspect will be a DIY-ers Paradise) in place to help plan your build!!!! Do this before you get your layout....so many questions will already have been answered, which will enable you to get what you truly want from your design.
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I submit the land purchase plan to my town planning board in the morning actually. Then the remodel permit and zoning board of appeals variance next week. I'm getting close! Provided everything goes smooth and gets approved you'll see it soon. Theater is still less priority than the rest of the house, or should I say it's top priority so I'll do it last so I can take my time I guess it depends on who I'm talking with, if it's my wife it's "lower priority" if it's you guys it's important enough to require extended attention
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Just went to go see Lucy at the AMC in Tysons (with Atmos). The movie was pretty good (not great) but the sound was awesome in it. I definitely felt more immersed than traditional theaters.

I especially liked the Dolby Atmos intro where they showed off the full 360 sound and other effects. I definitely will be doing this in my theater. Just prewiring for now and hiding in the ceiling, but adding 4 ceiling channels seems like a requirement now. :-)

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No updates this weekend?


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Just went to go see Lucy at the AMC in Tysons (with Atmos). The movie was pretty good (not great) but the sound was awesome in it. I definitely felt more immersed than traditional theaters.

I especially liked the Dolby Atmos intro where they showed off the full 360 sound and other effects. I definitely will be doing this in my theater. Just prewiring for now and hiding in the ceiling, but adding 4 ceiling channels seems like a requirement now. :-)
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! I don't want to
Install any more speakers/amps/speaker wire. I have too much difficulty handling audio temptation! Stop it!!

(OK. I will ONLY install 4 more!!!!)
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Just went to go see Lucy at the AMC in Tysons (with Atmos). The movie was pretty good (not great) but the sound was awesome in it. I definitely felt more immersed than traditional theaters.

I especially liked the Dolby Atmos intro where they showed off the full 360 sound and other effects. I definitely will be doing this in my theater. Just prewiring for now and hiding in the ceiling, but adding 4 ceiling channels seems like a requirement now. :-)
That's the Atmos that we go to!!! Man, that intro is unbelievable! We need to setup a major DMV-AVS Atmos trip for the next blockbuster release! We can buy out a row or two in advance. Yes....add the Atmos channels. add them...Add them....ADD THEM!!!!!

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HA! LACK OF PROGRESS? MY LIGHTSABER DENIES SUCH CLAIMS!


LOL, definitely progress--the detail oriented kind. I thought we'd be just throwing up the last two walls and would be ready for clips and channel by now. I have learned the truth of this. NOT SO!! We anchored all the walls in the TBD room, as well as the right and rear walls in the theater and we installed IB-3 clips and connected the walls themselves to each other. We had to put up extra blocking as well. We also analyzed what the plan is for the Soffit, as it cannot stay as it is toward the front of the room where the screen will go. We will re-build the front portion of the soffit.

Interestingly, my sump-pump decided to die yesterday in the middle of the workday, which is yet another expense. But hey--this is the way of the world.

I'm now realizing that I may have to make some cuts to my planned equipment. six subs, eight Triad Gold LCR's, amplification, high-end projector w/ 4k, 4k blu ray player when it's released......that's just equipment. I guess my decision is this: make cuts to get theater completion sooner? Or, take longer and make no cuts. The decision might seem easy, but it's not, as this theater build could potentially get in the way of us doing some other things that we want to do (i.e. trip to Austrailia next year), so this must be finished in a reasonable amount of time, before Mrs. Brolic has an epiphany: other money-pits reap benefits more quickly.

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LOL------welcome to the Atmos Side!!!! It's only four extra speakers....given all that you've done to your theater already, I'm sure it would be nothing to snag four coax speakers for your ceiling channels. You know you want to do it....you know....
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LOL------welcome to the Atmos Side!!!! It's only four extra speakers....given all that you've done to your theater already, I'm sure it would be nothing to snag four coax speakers for your ceiling channels. You know you want to do it....you know....
That's the rub. I have no intention of installing traditional in wall/ceiling speakers as I will not bust a hole in my sealed ceiling. Which, given my ceiling height, means I need to find 4 traditional (passive) speakers that are thin ( maybe 6 or 8 inches at the most) and I can just put a very small hole in the ceiling to run the speaker wire through and then seal it with some out of this world non-audio leaking compound.

Matt: What are you going to use? The other question is how close do the ceiling speakers need to be in sound to LCR's or surrounds to be effective. I have no intention of installing 4 on wall (ceiling) Seatons !!!

I will probably eventually do it but really want to hear it in a home environment first. I never installed either heights or wides as I got too many mixed reviews on the generally applicability. Some like wides but not on all material; some like heights but not on all material; some like both and some like neither. And since I have not heard a home system with either wides nor heights, I have held off. I Keep trying to get to CraigJohn's place to hear his system but have yet to make it.
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Do the room right, chase equipment later.

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Is there another video or progress pics coming ?

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That's the rub. I have no intention of installing traditional in wall/ceiling speakers as I will not bust a hole in my sealed ceiling. Which, given my ceiling height, means I need to find 4 traditional (passive) speakers that are thin ( maybe 6 or 8 inches at the most) and I can just put a very small hole in the ceiling to run the speaker wire through and then seal it with some out of this world non-audio leaking compound.
It shouldn't be a problem to build a back box using the same construction techniques as your soundproof shell to give you the full or partial depth you need for the ceiling speakers while preserving your soundproofing efforts. There's also debate at this point as to what type of speaker and radiating pattern would be best for these Atmos speakers. More information is expected from Dolby in the next month or two.

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