Spent a LOT of time this weekend getting the room ready for some guests next weekend. I had been waiting nearly a month for the ceiling tiles to come in and they finally arrived yesterday afternoon. The preparation over the past few weeks was a ton of work but the end result was well worth it. Thanks to
for the idea and help. Here is what went down this past extended weekend:
-Move projector back 2' to allow for greater adjustment flexibility (been wanting to do this since I went AT
-Swap FP14K clone out for 2 X Peavey IPR7500s to drive the 8 X SID4 subwoofers, running at 4 ohm stereo
-Built out floor to ceilling (minus floor trim) frames for side and back treatments. Paint and assembled frames.
Example: 1 of 2 frames for back wall
-Stuffed frames with Rockwool and covered with black AT cloth. This step was NOT easy considering how large the panels were and how flimsy the rockwool is.
-Mounted frames to wall using L-brackets and aluminum cleats. Cover entire back wall with black AT fabric.
In progress pic of back wall:
-Cut and installed Certainteed Theater black tiles (mostly 1" over listening area but some 5/8" thick behind screen)
-Added additional batts of insulation (R38) around front perimeter of room
-Reinstall all newly painted light trims
-Reinstall painted HVAC diffuser and connect line
-Install sound deadening material on all light boxes and diffuser to avoid any rattling up there. For anyone looking, this stuff is an awesome alternative to dynamat. Very very effective and inexpensive:
-Reconnect and restack front stage
-Install screen again and do quick and dirty adjustments on projector
WOW!! Enormous improvement in contrast and black levels. The crappy iphone pics don't do this justice, but it's still fun to try.
All projector settings were reset and will be redone.