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post #1 of 166 Old 02-19-2004, 09:33 AM - Thread Starter
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I wanted to start a thread with pictures of the progression of our HT. We finally have drywall hung, so it is really starting to take shape.

Brief history...

We decided to move to a more family friendly location away from the city once our daughter was born in October, 2002. We had just finished our basement in our old house and really enjoyed our setup. It sounded good, looked good, but we only had a 34" HDTV. I knew that if we moved, I would be able to start over and do something even nicer.

We moved into our new house in May 2003. Big plans to do the basement as soon as possible, but of course with a new house, other priorities are set. It actually was a good thing, because I was able to take my time to read AVS and learn everything I could before I began.

Room Specs:
Room dimensions are 13'8"x19'6"x7'10"
Staggered stud wall which is next to furnace
Every wall and ceiling cavity filled with fiberglass insulation.
Double drywall (5/8", 1/2"), screwed and glued.
Zoned HVAC system was added to the house with a thermostat in HT

Acoustic treatment:
Knauf Wall Liner M on lower half of all walls
Knauf Wall Liner M behind stage area
16oz Poly Batting on upper half of all walls
Guilford of Maine fabric covering all walls

Equipment:
IF 5700 DLP projector
Triad Inroom Silver LCR
Triad Inwall Silver Surrounds (sides and rears)
HSU TN-1220 subwoofer
Sherbourn 7/2100 Amplifier
Rotel 1068 PreAmp
HTPC
HD Tivo


Thanks for everyone's suggestions and comments! Couldn't have gotten this far without everyone here on AVS.
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Patrick,
It is really coming along and looks good.
Have you decided on a screen?

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Thanks, we are really excited about the progress. I haven't decided on a screen size yet, but I am looking to go with Carada Screens.
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Patrick...

Looks good. In looking at your Visio design, it seems the seating formation is going to be very similar to the one I will have. I will just have 1 more seat across but the distance from screen and from back of room should be similar. Hopefully it works out well for both of us! Good luck with the project.
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I have the couches and had them in the room as I was building so I could lay them out. It was originally a 5 piece sectional from old basement that I purchased another end piece to make it 2 separate couches. Of course I would have rather had some leather power reclining theater seats, but we already had the couches from our old house and they are like brand new. I think it will work out nicely.
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What is the rule of thumb regarding front speakers mounted in the front angle?

http://www.mavromedia.com/tofrom/front-angled.gif

vs. being mounted either behind or right next to the screen?

http://www.mavromedia.com/tofrom/front-straight.gif

I'd love to hear what people have to say about this.

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Nice job Patrick... Planning is the key, and you obviously did research..

Keep up the good work.

We are under construction as well (sans the kids) :)

Hope you enjoy your project..

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Wow, you did that drawing in standard Visio?? Sweet.

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Wow... a kid-friendly construction zone! What will they think of next?

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Quote:
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What is the rule of thumb regarding front speakers mounted in the front angle?

Thanks,
Danny
I'm betting this falls outside what a rule of thumb would be useful for.

My take is that getting the right and left speakers out to the sides will increases the separation (good) and angling them keeps from running the sound down the walls (not a s good) and past the listener rather than at the listener. The sound is "focused" on the listening area.

Patrick - the room's taking shape - looks very nice!

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Thanks for all the kind words. Last night, I took out my IF 5700 and set it up on its box off of the floor. I connected my laptop to it and downloaded some hi resolution trailers. Spiderman 2 trailer was shown to my wife and she said, "wow, looks great".
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I have started a gallery of the construction pics so far...

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I have added pictures of my riser build to my gallery here.
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Patrick,

Looks really good, I can't wait to see the final product.
Had a follow-up questions regarding speakers put on front
angles. What do you do with the angled space behind them?
Insulate it? leave it hollow?

Thanks,
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Oleg,

Behind the entire stage wall will have Knauf wall liner insulation (Linacoustic).
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Not to get to far off topic, but what kind of TV stand and audio racks/cabinents are those in your old basement. They look very nice.


It looks like your project is coming along very nicely.
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Those cabinets are the Ultra Series from Studiotech. These cabinets are built like tanks and are really great. I found a way to incorporate the A/V cabinets into my new HT, but the TV stand is just being used up in our bedroom, actually out of place.
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Patrick,

It's lookin' sweet! Any chance you can take a closer shot of the joint assembly of the riser? That's next on my list and I'm trying to get ideas of the best ways of putting one together.

Cheers!

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Looking good!

Gonna make the trip to Columbus Saturday?

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ELB_III - Here is a picture of the layout of how I assembled the riser.

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The riser frame dimensions are 9'1"x6'2"x9.25". I cut the wide dimension to 8'10" and the kept the cut to 6'2" on the sides. I didn't assemble the riser in the order that the above layout says (I did 1,2,3,5,4), but I should have. I would have been easier to get the Liquid Nails to apply without smearing it all trying to get the joists into place. I assembled the frame with Liquid Nails and 2 1/2" drywall screws.

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Randy - I am still trying to figure how I can make it. I should know by tomorrow. I really would love to come!
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Thanks, Patrick.

You ROCK!

Cheers!

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Patrick -

Whenever I click on the gallery link I get a page to "Setup a Gallery" and I can't actually see any of your pictures. It looks like your links all point to the configurator page for your gallery software.

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Yeah, sorry, I am making some changes to the gallery right now and it is offline. Thanks for looking!
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Hi,

looks great!! Are you going to use this Knauf wall liner anywhere else e.g. side and back walls? Is it expensive? I'm looking for something like that too.

Thanks

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The wall liner will be installed on all 4 walls on the lower half, upper half will have poly batting. All walls will then be covered in GOM fabric.
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i cant wait till its finished
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Carpet was installed in the main part of basement and I worked on constructing the mating bulkheads in the rear and other side.

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