36 Month HT construction by a first-timer - DONE! - Page 8 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #211 of 226 Old 12-23-2011, 01:07 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by realestatecody View Post

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
curtisG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #212 of 226 Old 03-04-2013, 04:39 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Reddig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hays
Posts: 1,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 153
A truly fantastic theater! Great job! I really like the way you designd your entrance.

JBL Pro Cinema
Reddig is online now  
post #213 of 226 Old 03-04-2013, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reddig View Post

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
curtisG is offline  
post #214 of 226 Old 03-04-2013, 08:48 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
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:





curtisG is offline  
post #215 of 226 Old 03-04-2013, 08:56 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
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:

curtisG is offline  
post #216 of 226 Old 03-04-2013, 09:04 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Finally, some shots of the construction of the subs - 15" Stereo Intergrity HT150-D2 in a custom 3.2 cu ft enclosure













curtisG is offline  
post #217 of 226 Old 03-05-2013, 06:43 AM
HOME THEATER CONTRACTOR
 
BIGmouthinDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 20,495
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 138 Post(s)
Liked: 531
Welcome to the world of DIY speakers, I've been rolling my own since the 70s
BIGmouthinDC is online now  
post #218 of 226 Old 03-05-2013, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Welcome to the world of DIY speakers, I've been rolling my own since the 70s
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

curtisG is offline  
post #219 of 226 Old 03-05-2013, 04:58 PM
HOME THEATER CONTRACTOR
 
BIGmouthinDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 20,495
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 138 Post(s)
Liked: 531
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.
BIGmouthinDC is online now  
post #220 of 226 Old 03-05-2013, 09:34 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

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!







curtisG is offline  
post #221 of 226 Old 03-05-2013, 09:39 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

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

curtisG is offline  
post #222 of 226 Old 03-06-2013, 05:41 AM
Advanced Member
 
pauleyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Curtis - I can take those horrible plats off your hands on Saturday when I come over biggrin.gif
pauleyc is offline  
post #223 of 226 Old 03-06-2013, 06:56 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauleyc View Post

Curtis - I can take those horrible plats off your hands on Saturday when I come over biggrin.gif
biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Sorry Chad - maybe next time
curtisG is offline  
post #224 of 226 Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 AM
AVS Special Member
 
landshark1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by curtisG View Post


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
landshark1 is offline  
post #225 of 226 Old 03-17-2014, 04:18 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
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.

curtisG is offline  
post #226 of 226 Old 03-17-2014, 04:21 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
curtisG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 806
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
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)

curtisG is offline  
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off