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What traps? I don't see any? tongue.gif

That was the idea. smile.gif I hung them late yesterday evening and even the wife commented - "Wow, you barely even notice them! They just look like big speakers. " biggrin.gif
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Nice. If I missed it sorry, but how big is your screen?

Mike - the screen is 120" in 16:9 ratio.
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Mike - the screen is 120" in 16:9 ratio.
That is a nice size screen. I am of course very jealous biggrin.gif.

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It was/is a huge upgrade from the 65" DLP that used to reside in it's place. biggrin.gif
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Just want to give you a bump here smile.gif. The GTG was great and so is your theater, Although you may want to think about securing your traps a bit better biggrin.gif. I have been lucky so far. No incidents for me regarding the Tri Traps that are hanging on my wall. But then I probably don't get close to the output you get eek.gif.

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Just want to give you a bump here smile.gif. The GTG was great and so is your theater, Although you may want to think about securing your traps a bit better biggrin.gif. I have been lucky so far. No incidents for me regarding the Tri Traps that are hanging on my wall. But then I probably don't get close to the output you get eek.gif.

Thanks Mike. The traps are pretty well secured via 90 degree bracket and screws, but apparently I'm going to need to add an extra bracket at the top of each front trap for some extra strength. biggrin.gif

Side wall traps to come shortly.
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Thanks Mike. The traps are pretty well secured via 90 degree bracket and screws, but apparently I'm going to need to add an extra bracket at the top of each front trap for some extra strength. biggrin.gif
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I use brackets but I add Velcro. It has worked pretty good to tell the truth. For you, more stability is a must.

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With dual Caps? You're gonna need lag bolts instead...

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With dual Caps? You're gonna need lag bolts instead...

You're not kidding. tongue.gif They should be good now, but I guess I'll have to run that sine wave again just to be sure? biggrin.gif
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You're not kidding. tongue.gif They should be good now, but I guess I'll have to run that sine wave again just to be sure? biggrin.gif

Either that or invite Jeff over again and hand him the remote... eek.gif

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OK - few updates, although not as many as I would have liked since we've been without power since Monday.

Side treatments: First reflection points covered, and another pair of side treatments built and waiting to be hung. biggrin.gif

Front bass traps secured (in addition to brackets) with velcro - just for you Jim. tongue.gif I guess the next goal is to build something to knock them down again, LOL.
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Update:

Took down all 6 cans lights in the theater area and did as best as I could to insulate the trim and housing from vibrating including duct tape and silicone. My initial tests have shown a HUGE improvement in dampening of vibrations. I'd estimate more than half of the unwanted room noises have gone away.

Two wall treatments to be hung tonight or tomorrow morning!

More to come guys.
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Front bass traps secured (in addition to brackets) with velcro - just for you Jim. tongue.gif

Velcro?? Velcro?! I said lag bolts. Velcro isn't going to hold up to your abuse of those Caps my friend... biggrin.gif

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Great stuff. I guess because I only have one SubMersive HP in my room I can get away with elbow brackets and Velcro to hold my tri-traps in place.

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My stacked tri traps have never fallen down and I don't have them fastened to anything, just stacked on each other. I've had dual caps, dual submersives, and an orbit shifter in here with no problems - maybe I've been wussing out on the volume!
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Are your guys traps off the ground? That would explain it.
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Are your guys traps off the ground? That would explain it.

Mine are also stacked in that area, lol. Should be good now though.

Side wall treatments hung today! Looks and sounds great. Need to re eq now. Room is much more dead now.
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Velcro?? Velcro?! I said lag bolts. Velcro isn't going to hold up to your abuse of those Caps my friend... biggrin.gif

You will be happy to know they passed the test today. biggrin.gif this industrial Velcro is good stuff.
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Rear side treatments have been hung. Both subs are running center under screen. Made speaker stands for the SHO-10s. Re-ran Audyssey and WOW! I'm 'almost' content! biggrin.gif Popped in my 25th anniversary Rock and Roll hall of fame Bluray and it sounds amazing.

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Good stuff on the treatments. Do you have more to do or do you think you are finished. Don't neglect the ceiling. It is an important aspect that needs to considered as well.

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Good stuff on the treatments. Do you have more to do or do you think you are finished. Don't neglect the ceiling. It is an important aspect that needs to considered as well.

Mike - The ceiling will be the last piece to be done. I'm planning on covering the whole ceiling above the tiles with 1 foot thick R-38. Should be VERY dead afterward. eek.gif
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Got you. So no panels on the ceiling in the room though. Is that what you are saying? I have insulation above my head as well. At least a foot and it's probably R-38. Also it's in one of my walls. I don't know how much it helps but I figured it couldn't hurt.

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Got you. So no panels on the ceiling in the room though. Is that what you are saying? I have insulation above my head as well. At least a foot andn it's probably R-38. Also it's in one of my walls. I don't know how much it helps but I figured it couldn't hurt.

Correct, no panels on top of the ceiling tiles. I went back and forth with Ethan W. on here and he made that suggestion for a drop ceiling.
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Correct, no panels on top of the ceiling tiles. I went back and forth with Ethan W. on here and he made that suggestion for a drop ceiling.
OK. Got you. If you talked about with the pros, and they said a drop ceiling is good(still don't know what that means), I am sure it will work fine and sound fantastic. Looking forward to any more progress and thoughts on this front.

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For those who have not been following my thread in the DIY section, I've since built a couple new subs to try out in the theater. 2 x Dual opposed Dayton HO's, still driven by my Crown for now. I'm in the process of building a two more of these and have an LG FP14K clone on the way. This combination should result in some punishing LFE. biggrin.gif

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They look nice and powerful. I would be interested in your thoughts on these once they are EQ'ed and I would be interested in any max tests you were brave enough to try tongue.gif. So those are dual 15's in those boxes?

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They look nice and powerful. I would be interested in your thoughts on these once they are EQ'ed and I would be interested in any max tests you were brave enough to try tongue.gif. So those are dual 15's in those boxes?

Duals 18's in each box, 2500 watts to each currently. biggrin.gif They pound pretty hard, especially in the midrange. No slouch in the lower stuff too as you can see.

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Duals 18's in each box, 2500 watts to each currently. biggrin.gif They pound pretty hard, especially in the midrange. No slouch in the lower stuff too as you can see.
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So let me get this straight. You have two of these beasts now. You plan on getting 2 more, plus that monster amp? Wow, I mean Wow. I can imagine what 4 of those with a ton of power will do in your room. Looking forward to seeing more of these and maybe some numbers on them.

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So let me get this straight. You have two of these beasts now. You plan on getting 2 more, plus that monster amp? Wow, I mean Wow. I can imagine what 4 of those with a ton of power will do in your room. Looking forward to seeing more of these and maybe some numbers on them.

It will be some time before they are all up and running and calibrated, but I should have them done by the GTG next year for sure.
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It will be some time before they are all up and running and calibrated, but I should have them done by the GTG next year for sure.
Well, when we come to those, I am going to be a man and request ear plugs. I not ashamed to admit that tongue.gif.

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