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I see allot of people are doing Garage Theaters now. What's up with that?
Hopefully I didn't start that craze

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I am also contemplating about using 803Ds for our setup. The dealer though told me that he would not drive them with my Denon AVR 4806, he would only use a separate amp and processor. Also he said that they would be a waste on a surround setup, he would set them up for hi fidelity stereo. Whats your take? and were you going to use the 802Ds for surround?

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I am also contemplating about using 803Ds for our setup. The dealer though told me that he would not drive them with my Denon AVR 4806, he would only use a separate amp and processor. Also he said that they would be a waste on a surround setup, he would set them up for hi fidelity stereo. Whats your take? and were you going to use the 802Ds for surround?

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Yeah, Using a Denon 4806 with B&W 802's is against the law in most countries

You Definitely need to use monoblocks to drive those correctly IMO. We use Bryston Amps to drive ours. That is pretty much industry standard in the worlds biggest Mastering facilities as well.

I was considering doing something like the HTMD1 for the Center 805s for Surrounds and the 802s for mains.

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Thanks Ruben. That would have been one amazing system. So the fact that you're going with Martin Logans is it because they sound better?
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Thanks Ruben. That would have been one amazing system. So the fact that you're going with Martin Logans is it because they sound better?

I Just like The transparency of the logans better.
To me they are both top notch speaker systems either way.

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It's been said before but, Awesome, Awesome thread Sandman!

Thanks so much for sharing your GREAT HT!
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Ruben,

So... the Martin Logans are going to be inside the pillars, right? Aren't the woofers behind the lower wood area?

Also, you are at 82K+ in views. I think we all will have to do the wave when you get to 100K !

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I settled on these though, due in no small part to my trip to fellow AVSer Randybe's house for an extended audition.

http://www.salksound.com/HT1.html

It didn't hurt that Randy's room is set up really well, but they have to be the most neautral sounding speaker I've ever heard. And they do precussion really well, which is a great way to win me over. ^_^

Chirpie, Jim Salk was posting pictures of his speakers on the Very High Quality DIY speakers anywhere? thread and WOW, he does some amazing work with veneers! Some amazing looking speakers. Those are definatly speakers you don't want to hide!


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Wave smave. I say at 100K we all jump in our cars and pay a visit!
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Long drive from Central Cali.

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Sandman-thanks for posting the column assembly pictures-greatly appreciate it.
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Ruben,

So... the Martin Logans are going to be inside the pillars, right? Aren't the woofers behind the lower wood area?

Also, you are at 82K+ in views. I think we all will have to do the wave when you get to 100K !

Joe

The whole Speaker is in the Open section of the column. The Logan surrounds are like 44" Tall and our column openings are 46" tall.

83k + views? I got more views than the "Acoustical Treatments Master Thread" which is a Sticky on top? Watch Out "What is the best 5 minutes to show when showing off your Home Theater?" thread Here I Come !!!!

"Sandmans Home Theater Construction Begins!" is going to probably be the most viewed thread in this forum, and AVS took my Avatar away.

The wave sounds good.

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Wave smave. I say at 100K we all jump in our cars and pay a visit!

I think you are probable 1/2 the distance that I am

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83k + views? I got more views than the "Acoustical Treatments Master Thread" which is a Sticky on top? Watch Out "What is the best 5 minutes to show when showing off your Home Theater?" thread Here I Come !!!! .

Maybe cause of all of the "bumps" everyone keeps giving you. You are pretty sticky too

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"Sandmans Home Theater Construction Begins!" is going to probably be the most viewed thread in this forum, and AVS took my Avatar away.

Probably taking up too much bandwidth with all of your reply messages in this thread

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So did you ever get a chance to compare the Quad G5 output of the HD trailers etc??

Did the Test Last Night.
The Quad uses 63% of its CPU to playback 2 1080p videos. Its Probably about the Same as the machine I made.

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Did the Test Last Night.
The Quad uses 63% of its CPU to playback 2 1080p videos. Its Probably about the Same as the machine I made.

Ruben

Posted at 3:16AM? Man, how much sleep do you live on?!?!?!?!? Like 10 minutes per day??

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"Sandmans Home Theater Construction Begins!" is going to probably be the most viewed thread in this forum, and AVS took my Avatar away.

Any reason why they did it? Maybe they figured the "X" stood for something? The Avatars on here are the mildest I have seen of any forum and that was nothing bad.

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Wow - and all this time I didn't believe that Terry WAS Groucho's long lost twin...
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Did the Test Last Night.
The Quad uses 63% of its CPU to playback 2 1080p videos. Its Probably about the Same as the machine I made.

Ruben

Cool. (Or maybe not... how hard did the fans rev up?)

It'll be fun to see what comes out for the towers in the future with the new processors. I can't wait until all the apps get switched over to universal binary. Getting addicted to technology is a slippery slope. ^_^
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Cool. (Or maybe not... how hard did the fans rev up?)

It'll be fun to see what comes out for the towers in the future with the new processors. I can't wait until all the apps get switched over to universal binary. Getting addicted to technology is a slippery slope. ^_^

Hey Chirpie, I'm gonna need some new Renders now. Is it Possible to make a Render of my room now with all the new Changes? I also want to do it with a 2.35.1 screen. A few pages back I have the panel dimensions I posted for ebr.

Let Me Know

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Looks like sandmanx has the guts to go true home theater 2.35:1
GOOD JOB SANDMANX!
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Looks like sandmanx has the guts to go true home theater 2.35:1
GOOD JOB SANDMANX!

I didn't realize it took guts to do that.
In the early stages, I just never knew if that was a good option.

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Hey Chirpie, I'm gonna need some new Renders now. Is it Possible to make a Render of my room now with all the new Changes? I also want to do it with a 2.35.1 screen. A few pages back I have the panel dimensions I posted for ebr.

Let Me Know

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I'll e-mail ya so as not to clutter up the thread.
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Looks like sandmanx has the guts to go true home theater 2.35:1
GOOD JOB SANDMANX!


Hey, most of my favorite movies are 1-1:85 or 1-1:66 so don't hate us because we're different! ^_~
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Some updates:

For the theater door on the inside we are going to make it as if there is no door by continuing the panels, treatments and mouldings over it so it matches the opposite wall. So otherwords, a hidden door.

For the past few days we were trying to figure out a solution to have the 2" deep mouldings on the door and still be able to open it without having a big gap in the mouldings or have them jam up with each other when the door is opened too much.

But we found a solution... Its better to Show you than try to explain...


















Now that the columns are round, we needed to find a way to mount the Lutron Grafik Eye in the Column by the entrance. It was a little easier before with Square columns. Yes it would of been easir to cut a hole in the dry wall and let all the sound go out it, but I'm not trying to do that. So this is what we came up with to solve that problem...





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Also, I forget to mention, one of the Sony 777es 400 Disk DVD Jukeboxes came in today. I'm gonna do some quality comparisons between it and the HTPC before I buy another 1 or 2 of them.



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I Need your opinions on How to Set up my Rack.

The Following Components are all Rack Mountable and I want to see what you guys think as far as set up from top to bottom should be...




2 or 3 of these...

















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Ruben,

I would say the HTPC should be at eye level because of the Touch Screen.
Next, I would say the DVD Changer would also be nice just below the touch screen. You'll notice some very small numbers in the carousel so putting too high may make it difficult to load. If you plan to fill it up right away, this would be less of an issue since DVDLobby will have total control over it. Any of the other devices that don't require interaction with or are serially controlled can be lower or higher.

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