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Looks like you are getting closer and closer to being able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of all the hard work.
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Nice. Having the Gold's for your surrounds are going to great. You have them for your sides as well right? Man this is going to be sweet. I know with the framing done and now the wires being run you are getting really excited. I hope you can get the preamp as well so you can get the most out of that stellar system. Plus check your PM. I sent you something quick to look at.
Yes sir, definitely using the Golds for sides as well! I can't wait to fire it up!

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I've never heard GOLD. Only PLAT and BRONZE, which there was a difference between them.
Golds are right under the Plats. They're typically used for main LCR, but as a lover of overkill, I went with them,for surrounds.

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Looks like you are getting closer and closer to being able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of all the hard work.
Step by step and day by day, man. I'm delayed by two weeks due to sickness, but I'm back on track now (I'm actually on lunch break right now).
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Brolic,

That row of Triads looks ominous. The theater is coming together bit by bit. Will the forum be able to contain the awesomeness when it's complete? Stay tuned. . .

I went to the NY Audio Show last month, and got to see and hear those Legacy Aeris speakers as well as the Focus SEs. The Aeris was awesome. The Focus SE slightly less so, but still awesome. Also had a chat with Bill Dudleston. As a result of this, despite the cost, the Focus is back on the short-list of potential replacements for my Mirages.

I just got back from watching your Focus SE review on YouTube again. Another push in that direction. There is a Legacy dealer in NYC now, as well. Can I blame ANY of it on you if I end up buying Legacys instead of Bryston Model Ts?
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That row of Triads looks ominous. The theater is coming together bit by bit. Will the forum be able to contain the awesomeness when it's complete? Stay tuned. . .

I went to the NY Audio Show last month, and got to see and hear those Legacy Aeris speakers as well as the Focus SEs. The Aeris was awesome. The Focus SE slightly less so, but still awesome. Also had a chat with Bill Dudleston. As a result of this, despite the cost, the Focus is back on the short-list of potential replacements for my Mirages.

I just got back from watching your Focus SE review on YouTube again. Another push in that direction. There is a Legacy dealer in NYC now, as well. Can I blame ANY of it on you if I end up buying Legacys instead of Bryston Model Ts?
Prepress! What's up man.....the Focus are awesome. I will gladly accept the blame if you go Legacy! I was watching my Legacy video a couple of weeks ago and yearned for that AMT sound once more. Right now, I have no sound at all. Lol...btw, I think you should write mirage and tell them when you bought your speakers and how you still enjoy them today. They might send you something...a free crossover upgrade or something....you never know.

Also, as a random update.....the room is starting to take shape!!!!:

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Prepress! What's up man.....the Focus are awesome. I will gladly accept the blame if you go Legacy! I was watching my Legacy video a couple of weeks ago and yearned for that AMT sound once more. Right now, I have no sound at all. Lol...btw, I think you should write mirage and tell them when you bought your speakers and how you still enjoy them today. They might send you something...a free crossover upgrade or something....you never know.

Also, as a random update.....the room is starting to take shape!!!!:

Is the pink stuff standard insulation, or does it have acoustical properties too?

If I go Legacy Focus, it'll be a standard finish. Not counting delivery but including sales tax we're talking $11,557.08. The Brystons would be $8595.68 (gotta have those outriggers!). I don't like plugging in speakers, but the GoldenEar Triton One and Def Tech Mythos ST-L are alternatives.

Maybe I'll shoot an e-mail off to Mirage. Why not?
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Is the pink stuff standard insulation, or does it have acoustical properties too?

If I go Legacy Focus, it'll be a standard finish. Not counting delivery but including sales tax we're talking $11,557.08. The Brystons would be $8595.68 (gotta have those outriggers!). I don't like plugging in speakers, but the GoldenEar Triton One and Def Tech Mythos ST-L are alternatives.

Maybe I'll shoot an e-mail off to Mirage. Why not?
The pink insulation is pretty standard, although it can have decent acoustic treatment capabilities when compressed.

You'll definitely want the black pearl finish Focus SEs...I don't know if the standard (natural oak?) finish would blend well with your room....they might though.
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The pink insulation is pretty standard, although it can have decent acoustic treatment capabilities when compressed.

You'll definitely want the black pearl finish Focus SEs...I don't know if the standard (natural oak?) finish would blend well with your room....they might though.
The standard finishes: natural cherry, black oak, medium oak, and walnut. I'd say either oak works. Most of the wood in here (bookcases, CD/DVD racks, LP/LD racks) is oak. The black pearl premium finish might work simply because it's black, though I have nothing else like it here. That will run an additional $880, though.

Now, is there a projection for the finish of this HT of yours, or is it a case of it's done when it's done?
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The standard finishes: natural cherry, black oak, medium oak, and walnut. I'd say either oak works. Most of the wood in here (bookcases, CD/DVD racks, LP/LD racks) is oak. The black pearl premium finish might work simply because it's black, though I have nothing else like it here. That will run an additional $880, though.

Now, is there a projection for the finish of this HT of yours, or is it a case of it's done when it's done?
I hear ya...the extra cost of the premium finish isn't fun. Ah, a projected finish? Well...early 2015 it's looking like. Soundproofing is so much work...it's not even funny. Spent nine hours between last night and tonight putting up cross bracing between joists to hold ceiling isolation clips (the time doesn't account for actual isolation clip installation.....and that's just to gain two inches of ceiling headroom while maintaining sound isolation. This is definitely a once in a lifetime endeavor. Never again!
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I hear ya...the extra cost of the premium finish isn't fun. Ah, a projected finish? Well...early 2015 it's looking like. Soundproofing is so much work...it's not even funny. Spent nine hours between last night and tonight putting up cross bracing between joists to hold ceiling isolation clips (the time doesn't account for actual isolation clip installation.....and that's just to gain two inches of ceiling headroom while maintaining sound isolation. This is definitely a once in a lifetime endeavor. Never again!
I probably would have just slapped a rug on the floor and called it a day.
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I probably would have just slapped a rug on the floor and called it a day.
I wish I had done exactly that. I'd be enjoying movies right now.
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DRYWALL DONE!!!!!!



So, I spent the last two days with Jeff (BigMouthinDC) and four drywall guys in my basement beasting through some green glue drywall action. Got a ridiculously amazing crew who knocked it out in two days, including putting triple layers on the exterior walls of the theater. They are monsters!

ALL SURFACES YOU SEE HAVE THREE DRYWALL LAYERS:

BEFORE & AFTER:

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The actual size of my walls. THe door jambs were custom built to match the thickness of the walls from stuf to third layer of drywall:


The drywall guys, hard at work. I highly recommend them. This is the second clips/channel/green glue/multi-layer theater they've done, and they are pros. These guys measured channel location for every single piece of drywall they cut. I've never seen anything like it:


Jeff (BIG) smoothing the calk on one of the corners
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Are you adopting adult males who can cook well and have military experience? Looking amazing!
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Are you adopting adult males who can cook well and have military experience? Looking amazing!
lolol, thanks for the kind words flashman! I'll have to check with the wife :-)
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lolol, thanks for the kind words flashman! I'll have to check with the wife :-)
I already checked with your wife...she said "Heck yeah!!!" to having more adult males living in your basement....I'm going to need your addy for my GPS..... I kid..I kid. Looks fantastic so far Matt.

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I already checked with your wife...she said "Heck yeah!!!" to having more adult males living in your basement....I'm going to need your addy for my GPS..... I kid..I kid. Looks fantastic so far Matt.
After much consideration, the wife has vetoed the Theater Lovers Dormitory Act of 2015.

lololol

I voted for her, so I must accept her veto powers. lol.
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