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post #211 of 227 Old 12-23-2011, 01:07 PM - Thread Starter
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what was the final theater dimensions since Dennis had you build a hallway?

Final size of the room was 22' long x 16' 6" wide
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A truly fantastic theater! Great job! I really like the way you designd your entrance.

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A truly fantastic theater! Great job! I really like the way you designd your entrance.
Thanks - the entrance design is all credits to Dennis Erskine; I actually tried to go another route but Dennis convinced me the entrance hallway was needed to address acoustic challenges
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It's been a while since I've updated this thread. So a few recent updates...

Decided to go with different approach for the subs, so I built two custom subs which would fit behind the screen, so needed to be shallow enclosures (less than 15" depth). Here is what they came out like:





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The subs are powered by a 4000W sub amplifier, with bass management handled by the Velodyne SMS-1 unit:



The approach is to eventually end up with 4 subs in the room in a layout such as:

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Finally, some shots of the construction of the subs - 15" Stereo Intergrity HT150-D2 in a custom 3.2 cu ft enclosure













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Welcome to the world of DIY speakers, I've been rolling my own since the 70s
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Thanks Big - I almost called you to see about borrowing some clamps - as I ran out during the construction.. ended up just stacking some heavy books on top of the box eek.gif

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I spy the Jasper Jig on your router. That and the table saw means you can now build more speakers. I can't imagine though that you are going to pull the great sounding Triads out of your theater. I didn't know that bass was lacking in your space didn't you have something like four subs? two up front and two in the side columns.
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I spy the Jasper Jig on your router. That and the table saw means you can build now build more speakers. I can't imagine though that you are going to pull the great sounding Triads out of your theater. I didn't know that bass was lacking in your space didn't you have something like four subs? two up front and two in the side columns.
Ahh.. good eye. Yes I bought a Jasper hole cutting Jig. The best investment ever, worth every penny. Cutting those large wholes in MDF was the funnest part of the project!







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I spy the Jasper Jig on your router. That and the table saw means you can build now build more speakers. I can't imagine though that you are going to pull the great sounding Triads out of your theater. I didn't know that bass was lacking in your space didn't you have something like four subs? two up front and two in the side columns.
My large 18" Velodyne sub has been acting up the last couple of years. Has now been factory repaired twice. So your memory is correct, I now have 6 subs in the HT. Just wanted to experiment with a different bass approach for the room. I can now claim I'm able to knock books off the shelf from the room above biggrin.gif

And I'm definitely NOT thinking of replacing the Platinum Triads - I love those speakers! Although after seeing the new Triad Cinema Reference speaker, it might be time for an upgrade eek.gif

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Curtis - I can take those horrible plats off your hands on Saturday when I come over biggrin.gif
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Curtis - I can take those horrible plats off your hands on Saturday when I come over biggrin.gif
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Sorry Chad - maybe next time
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Am I'm definitely not thinking of replacing the Platinum Triads - I love those speakers! Although after seeing the new Triad Cinema Reference speaker, it might be time for an upgrade :eek
I'll call dips on those Platinum Triads LCR IF you ever wanna sell them. biggrin.gif
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I know it's been a while since I updated this thread, but just wanted to flag that I retired my Lexicon MC-12HD for a Marantz AV8801. Love all the new features, bells & whistles, and a real GUI rather than the 1980's Lexicon interface.

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And for the record, my Triad Silver surrounds are oriented with the larger woofer on top (this is being discussed in the Triad owner's thread)

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Any improvements in Zero since '06

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Here is the trigger button on the Zero International automatic door bottom:

Any improvements in zero bottoms since you put this in? Do you still need to route bottom of door?
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