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This is the back of the bedroom wall in the reef tank sump room with some quick drywall up
I'm curious to see how this turns out.

My plans include a fish room too. The 55g in the family room upstairs just isn't big enough.

I'd love to go with an 8' x 2' x 2' rimless, but I'd probably have to mortgage my house to get it.
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Thought I'd check back in on the "other Doug", tho I bet in some Bizzaro Universe I'm the "other"...


Good to see you're getting past the nasty "cutting and prepping concrete" stage, and about hit the fun part! On another Bizzaro note: I got the theater "mostly done" recently, and started on speaker builds.


We really are opposites...
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Thought I'd check back in on the "other Doug", tho I bet in some Bizzaro Universe I'm the "other"...


Good to see you're getting past the nasty "cutting and prepping concrete" stage, and about hit the fun part! On another Bizzaro note: I got the theater "mostly done" recently, and started on speaker builds.


We really are opposites...
Doug has a cooler living room theater than a lot of the full blown theaters around here. Not sure if you've looked into his sig, but in his ceiling he has 2, TWO!!!, Gjallarhorns, as well as (last time I was there) a sealed 24" in the back. Audio in his living room is unreal. Worth looking into for sure.
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I'm curious to see how this turns out.

My plans include a fish room too. The 55g in the family room upstairs just isn't big enough.

I'd love to go with an 8' x 2' x 2' rimless, but I'd probably have to mortgage my house to get it.


That would be sweet. My favorite tank is a 72x36x30" tall rimless. My upstairs display is a 220 open top, but not rimless. The 270 downstairs will be sealed in which will be nice with no light creeping out from the top to distract the eye from the corals inside. The front panel is starphire glass so the colors are very nice.
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Thought I'd check back in on the "other Doug", tho I bet in some Bizzaro Universe I'm the "other"...


Good to see you're getting past the nasty "cutting and prepping concrete" stage, and about hit the fun part! On another Bizzaro note: I got the theater "mostly done" recently, and started on speaker builds.


We really are opposites...


Not really too opposite, I will probably be building speakers for this room after it's finished too. I will have the bare minimum ready to get everything functional asap, then buy the Atmos speakers and build the rest of the subs as I can afford it.
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Doug has a cooler living room theater than a lot of the full blown theaters around here. Not sure if you've looked into his sig, but in his ceiling he has 2, TWO!!!, Gjallarhorns, as well as (last time I was there) a sealed 24" in the back. Audio in his living room is unreal. Worth looking into for sure.


Aww, you are too kind! I'm still really enjoying that room, but this one will have better immersive sound and the huge screen. Upstairs will still be better for music - maybe.
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I am on hold waiting for 40 degrees to happen so I can't get concrete, so I got to work on the ported cabinets for the 5210. I will be using avr power of 135w max even though these are rated for 375w. I built them to .8 cubes net tuned to 67hz and a 3" round port 3" long. I'm not sure where Reaction Audio tuned theirs, but their boxes were closer to 1 cube. I had some issues getting the supplied parameters from Radian to drop easily in to WinIsd, so hopefully I didn't mess it up. Usually I can find a file to load in to the program, this was my first file to put together myself. I used a single brace front to back and lined the sides and back walls with 1" Roxul. Today I'll get the edges flush trimmed, shaped, painted with several coats of a titebond 2 mixture to seal the edges, holes filled, and primered with a few coats of oil Kilz. Sand with 120 and spray 2 coats of flat Rustoleum with my hvlp sprayer.







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I need to sand off the orange peel, then they are ready for some paint. Hope the drivers come today!

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The drivers are in the cabinets and I'm pleased with the sound - more impressions later.

What I need to say now is - I'm at a friend's house watching some football and they have this. I want!!!!!!

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The drivers are in the cabinets and I'm pleased with the sound - more impressions later.

What I need to say now is - I'm at a friend's house watching some football and they have this. I want!!!!!!
Having your own kegerator is a beautiful thing. I got mine put together in "preparation" for the basement to be completed. That was like... 1.5 years ago.
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Having your own kegerator is a beautiful thing. I got mine put together in "preparation" for the basement to be completed. That was like... 1.5 years ago.
So what you are saying is wait until the room is finished BEFORE installing the infinity beer faucet? Kind of like the ole "don't hook up the PJ until the room is done" rule?
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Actually, more of the opposite. Do it ASAP
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I have the ported boxes for two of the Radian 5210 finished. On to making a pair of sealed to compare them to. I'll leave them on this little table with an old skool Nakamichi avr to listen to while I work on the basement and mess with the reef tanks.



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Looks great! The edges remind me of something Mark Seaton would build!

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I feel like it got "warm" today.. Still no concrete pouring yet?
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I feel like it got "warm" today.. Still no concrete pouring yet?

They wouldn't mix it because the sand was frozen. I could get it from a regular concrete place but they won't sell less than a yard and I only need half a yard. No where to put the rest. I'll wait for it though - there's no way I'm mixing 30 bags of concrete by hand.

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Looks great! The edges remind me of something Mark Seaton would build!



They sound good too. I was listening to them full range tonight and when pushed there is port noise below 50hz or so - pretty much exactly how they modeled. I tuned them at 67hz and plan to cross them at 80 or higher. They put out an impressive amount of bass for 10s. I'm half tempted to try a box tuned lower with ports that will handle a lower tune, but there's really no point and I have a million billion other things to do to the room.

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A couple of beers or few caused an upgrade to the temporary mains on a table to a couple of Othorns on a 24" door on two dollies, an fp14k clone with an old Reckhorn b-2 analog filter. Now I can roll it out of the way and have some ok sound while I build. It's all about plan management...

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Damn that's awesome! Mine for comparison:
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You know your passionate about your sound when that is your construction setup.... NICE
And I did chuckle as I was thinking "He's already upgrading"
Are those Mackies I see in the background...

One day I will start the new theater....... one day..... THAT DAY HAS ARRIVED
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You know your passionate about your sound when that is your construction setup.... NICE

And I did chuckle as I was thinking "He's already upgrading"

Are those Mackies I see in the background...

Yes those are the SRM450 and a pair of the passive c300z. I was planning on using those for the mains, but decided on using matching speakers for every location. The Mackies are great sounding speakers but are too big for anything other than mains in my low ceiling basement. I would love to have some JTR Neosis 210rt for 2ch listening but I can't figure out where to put them or how to integrate them without having another receiver. Oh, can't figure out how to pay for them either. That's the biggest one.

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Damn that's awesome! Mine for comparison:

You have all the cool toys - I wish I had a pool table. I could if I didn't want a 130" screen. It has crossed my mind when figuring the budget for the AV gear.
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I ended up renting a 3 bag mixer and mixed 33 60lb bags even though I said I wouldn't. The new support poles are in, the one in the middle of the room is out. I had the 3.5" poles made at a local steel and beam fabricator. I see people all over the internet using the ones you get at Home Depot, and they cannot support the permanent load. I ended up with 29" behind the pole at the front wall for speakers and subs. The photo below shows where the center and right main will be positioned behind the 130" wide screen. There is 12' between that and where the next pole and bar top will be behind the MLP seating.











I also poured for the step in shower and covered up the trench for the new drain. Also filled in around the new sump basin.



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Soffits are up and I have the old electrical all tidied up and pulled out. I'm filling in the other little window with some concrete blocks I poured last week. This window is under a ground level deck, so it has no purpose. It is where the linen closet will be in the bathroom.







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1/4 of the room is ready for Sheetrock. I also ran 3" pvc next to the beam in the soffit running from the AV closet to the front wall. Sealed the deal on a lightly used JVC rs400 too!!!!




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Starting to really take shape! Ohhh nice, rs400!! How many hours on the bulb?
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Starting to really take shape! Ohhh nice, rs400!! How many hours on the bulb?


750 hours - I'm buying Grant's after the HT crawl. I'm pretty excited about it. I would like to get the Oppo 203 too when/if they get the bugs worked out. I have plenty of time though. There is soooooo much to do and I work slow.
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It only took me 5 years to get mine mostly completed I still have a few things to finish up. Really are we ever really done
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It only took me 5 years to get mine mostly completed I still have a few things to finish up. Really are we ever really done


Hopefully it will be a 5 month or less project. I won't start on anything else until the one at hand is finished. One room at a time is how I like to go for my home. My first couple of homes were top to bottom remodels while we lived in filth for a year while spending every bit of my free time on it. The basement is more than I would usually do in one shot, but we weren't using the space before for anything but storage. I can close the door to the top of the stairs and the construction zone is out of site and away from the clean stuff - and I don't feel rushed to finish it which helps me enjoy the project.
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Wow solid timeline- anytime anyone asks me for a timeline, I just break down and cry into their arms.
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I boxed in around the overhead hvac ducts, and built the walls around the hvac area and the opening for a 36" door on the 45 degree side. I also marked out the definite places for my speakers. It was tricky with the beam in the middle. Wider for the Atmos than I would like, but only a degree or two.

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