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post #1 of 55 Old 04-14-2011, 05:54 AM - Thread Starter
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We just had a contractor come in and remodel our family/HT room. We had him tear down all the walls, ceiling and carpet and put up new drywall, hardwood floors, french doors, trim,etc.. In that process I was able to install in wall wires to get ready for the in wall speakers. I also was able to design the in wall av cabinet he built for me. We still need to decorate since they just finished the job last week.

My old HT room can be seen here (this is the same room before the remodel):
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1288207

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Panasonic 65vt30 plasma TV
5 Thiels Powerplane 1.2 in wall speakers for L,C,R and surround
2 Thiel Powerpoint 1.2 ceiling mount speakers for Audessey wide
Paradigm Reference Sub15
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Parasound 2125 amp (to power the deck speakers)
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XBOX 360 with Kinect mounted above TV
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post #2 of 55 Old 04-14-2011, 06:19 AM
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Your dog looks scared that you might integrate him into the room next. Great job, seamless HT.
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Looks awesome. I like the drywall and new colors so much better. Cute dog too btw.
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The room looks great! Is the dog watching "It's me or the Dog" LOL
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Looks great. Congrats on a beautiful room.
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Thank you for the kind comments. I am very pleased with how the room turned out. I had to include a picture of my dog because he is so darn cute and he happened to be in the room while I was taking pictures.
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I love the room setup... I have a similar room setup as yours and I am considering going inwall for my front soundstage. Are you running Highs or Wides with the ceiling speakers?

Originally I am from Cincinnati, so I am curious who did your work. My mom is looking for somebody to do work on her house and it looks like you have a great contractor..
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I love the room setup... I have a similar room setup as yours and I am considering going inwall for my front soundstage. Are you running Highs or Wides with the ceiling speakers?

Originally I am from Cincinnati, so I am curious who did your work. My mom is looking for somebody to do work on her house and it looks like you have a great contractor..

I am curently running the ceiling speakers as wides but might experiment with height configuration in the future.

The contractor we used was Freihofer and Wulfeck. This is the 3rd time we have used them (they previously built a master bedroom suite over our garage and then remodeled the kictchen). I have recommended them to several folks as they are just plain great guys but they also do great work and are always ahead of schedule. They did my buddies basement and are about to build a custom home for a coworker. If you need contact information for them feel free to send me a PM and I can send it to you.
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That is an awesome reno, that kinect looks pretty slick mounted on the wall and the outdoors speakers must be a lot of fun too.

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That is an awesome reno, that kinect looks pretty slick mounted on the wall and the outdoors speakers must be a lot of fun too.
The kinect is for the kids...the deck speakers are for me. I love to sit out on the deck and work on my laptop and have some tunes going.
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Thank you for the kind comments. I am very pleased with how the room turned out. I had to include a picture of my dog because he is so darn cute and he happened to be in the room while I was taking pictures.

What kind of dog is he? Our dog likes ht too:
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Love the room - nice job. Have you thought about painting the speaker grills? I recently upgraded my HT to Atlantic Technology in-walls and painted the grills to go more stealth.
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What kind of dog is he? Our dog likes ht too:

Love the picture of your dog next to the sub. Ours is a Yorkie Poo. Didn't think I would love a lap dog as much as our previous bigger dogs but he is such a great little guy with the most loving personlity. He was bought for our girls last summer but he is loved by all
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Love the room - nice job. Have you thought about painting the speaker grills? I recently upgraded my HT to Atlantic Technology in-walls and painted the grills to go more stealth.

We just finished the room and have a little decorating work to do. My wife wants to buy a new rug for the room (the one in the picture was borrowed from another room just to tame the acoustics temporarily). I haven't thought about painting the grills but might try it down the line..I could always paint it back to white if I needed to.
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If you do decide, I picked up a spray kit from Home Depot where you dilute your paint 50% with distilled water (no color reduction when dried) - as long as you are patient and do a couple of light cotes, they look great. I also picked up a can of compressed air to blow out any paint filled grill holes - came in very handy.

What type of outdoor speakers did you have? I just ordered two pair of BA Voyager 6

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If you do decide, I picked up a spray kit from Home Depot where you dilute your paint 50% with distilled water (no color reduction when dried) - as long as you are patient and do a couple of light cotes, they look great. I also picked up a can of compressed air to blow out any paint filled grill holes - came in very handy.

What type of outdoor speakers did you have? I just ordered two pair of BA Voyager 6

thanks

The deck speakers are Paradigm Stylus 370 and I am using a Parasound 2 channel amp to drive them. I had Polk deck speakers before the remodel and one fell down and cracked as I was running new wire to the deck speakers. Thats the story I told my wife and am sticking with it
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Love your NAD amp. What's the rectangular thing above your tv near the ceiling? A light sensor?

*EDIT*: Just saw "XBOX 360 with Kinect mounted above TV"

I assume it's an Xbox video game piece.
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Love your NAD amp. What's the rectangular thing above your tv near the ceiling? A light sensor?

*EDIT*: Just saw "XBOX 360 with Kinect mounted above TV"

I assume it's an Xbox video game piece.

Yes, it is a Kinect for the XBOX 360 which is the motion sensing gaming technology. I just ran the wires behind the wall while they were framing the room so it could look seemless once finished. Previously we always had to manually hook it up each time the kids wanted to use it and had to run a wire through the room and I have kid's friends and nephews that were just waiting to trip on it and ruin it
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Nice set-up!
Over the monitor, is that an "I-move" camera for 'active' gaming?(just read your prior post....Sweet!)
I really love the "built-in" audio center: when I buy my next home, I'm really gonna look at that as a definite up-grade to a "clean" looking HT set-up.
Awsome reno!
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Nice set-up!
Over the monitor, is that an "I-move" camera for 'active' gaming?(just read your prior post....Sweet!)
I really love the "built-in" audio center: when I buy my next home, I'm really gonna look at that as a definite up-grade to a "clean" looking HT set-up.
Awsome reno!

Thanks. When I was planning the room I was struggling with finding a corner cabinet that would fit my room so I asked the contractor if I could design it myself and he could build it. He said of course...for a price I do like the way the cabinet turned out...and it was my idea and design
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Looks amazing. Very clean. That NAD amp looks like a beast!
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Looks amazing. Very clean. That NAD amp looks like a beast!

The NAD amp weighs over 100lbs. Not sure that means anything outside of being a #$%^^ to move around I bought it to power my Thiel speakers since they are rated at 4/3 ohm.
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Wife bought a new rug for the HT room...maybe I should get revenge and get a new 65vt30 to replace my 65vt25...it is already 6 months old after all :-)
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Room looks good Frohlich.

Favorite part of your remodel that I like is your new rack. Great idea to come with something that flows with the room so well and serves a great function.

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Thanks. The rack was almost an afterthought as I couldn't find an AV cabinet that was "just right". I designed it and had the contractor build for me...he did a good job
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Awesome! Love the clean, no floor standing stands!

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Panasonic 65vt30 ordered through Panasonic EPP...will be a few weeks before it arrives but pictures will follow
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I think I might have just wet myself. Very, very well done. If you like the remodel process, we can switch homes and you can have my current home to work with while I enjoy the finished product where there's not much left to do...
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first off that looks amazing, did you do all the wiring yourself? is there a way to access it in case you have to replace or add something? im just asking because id love to do something like this myself..... awesome job
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Thank you for the kind words gentlemen. I can not take credit for the remodel job as I outsourced it to my contractor. This was their 3rd job at our house and they have always done nice work. I did do all the wiring myself after everything was framed but before the dry wall went up. The biggest pain was wiring the av cabinet as there is no rear or side entry. Had to basically run all the wires ahead of time before the equipment was in and then do the av equipment last.
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