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Wish I could make it since I haven't seen your theater yet, but I'll be in Iowa this weekend.

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I won't be able to make it. Maybe next time.
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Is there any interest among the Omaha area enthusiasts in joining up with KC in early November for an event comparing Auto EQ processing?


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I'm out of town that weekend but keep me in the loop for the next one.

DesertDome, let me know when you have some free time one of these nights or weekends and lets see if we can get that buttkicker working.

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Deserdome,


It depends on the day, but I'm interested. The 15th and 16th are no good, and of course the holiday. I have a new Pioneer that I haven't even had a chance to hook up if we need a MCACC machine. I will actually probably use REW with JRiver once I get things going, but I'm still finishing the build at this point.
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It depends on the day, but I'm interested.
Interested in what? I'm not planning anything. Archaea is planning a surround processor comparison on November 1 in Kansas City.
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I'm interested in you cooking some barbecue and having us over for dinner and a movie.

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Grrr. Yep, I meant Archaea.
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I purchased a projector upgrade and should receive it next week. If anybody knows someone in the market for a great quality "starter" projector for their home theater let me know. I can make them a killer deal on a JVC RS1.

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nebrunner, you can't post something like that without telling us what you got.
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nebrunner, you can't post something like that without telling us what you got.
The new one is a JVC RS45, it arrived yesterday. I won't have a ceiling mount for it until next Monday, I was hoping the mount for my RS1 could be modified to work but it turns out that isn't going to happen.

I think the RS45 will be an incremental upgrade, a bit more contrast and brightness, quieter fan, and it does 3D.

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I'm listing my RS-1 in the AVS classified section today. My new ceiling mount for the RS45 comes in on Monday, after I get the new projector hung next week I'll probably have a showing of the new Xmen movie some night and anybody who wants to come over is welcome.

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Sounds like a fun time. Who doesn't like checking out new projectors?
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Andersa and Woolly came over last night and we got the new projector hung and focused. Do any of the Omaha guys on here hvae access to any video calibration equipment like an eye1 lt or spyder or any similar meter?

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Andersa and Woolly came over last night and we got the new projector hung and focused. Do any of the Omaha guys on here hvae access to any video calibration equipment like an eye1 lt or spyder or any similar meter?
I have the X-Rite i1 Display Pro III. I bought it in April. I'm taking it to RMAF, but can bring it over when I get back. We can also check out the Buttkicker on your racing chair.

Creating a 3DLUT calibration for madVR takes about an hour - while you aren't in the room. I've only done it on a couple of monitors so far. I need to borrow a tripod to do it with my projector. It sure looks good on the monitors. I don't think you use madVR so you would probably do a calibration with HCFR.
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Awesome. I don't know what RMAF is but let me know when you have time and we'll go through the calibration. I've always wanted to see one of these meters in action. We can have the X-men movie night after the calibration is done.

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RMAF = Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

I'm hosting room 2016 for JRiver Media Center and JTR Speakers. I drive out on Wednesday, setup on Thursday, and the show is Friday-Sunday. 5-6 floors of the Denver Marriott Tech Center have all the furniture removed and each one becomes its own listening room. Jeff Permanian of JTR is bringing the 215RT's that you heard at dlbeck's open house and a 50" plasma. I'm bringing the rest of the gear:

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The 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) is the largest consumer audio and home entertainment show in the United States. Simply put: “mega stereo systems!” Denver’s own audio wonderland now features over 170 exhibit spaces representing more than 400 hundred companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

CanJam @ RMAF is a show-within-a-show, organized by Head-Fi.org, it features the latest and greatest in headphone technology, which with 47% growth in 2013, is the fastest growing segment of the audio industry.

Attendees are encouraged to go from room-to-room, interact with salespeople and engineers, have a seat and casually listen. Many bring their own iPods, discs or vinyl records, as most exhibitors are happy to play one or two favorite songs as a demonstration of sound quality. A variety of equipment is demonstrated, ranging from affordable audio systems to ultra-expensive high-end gear.

RMAF also features live entertainment, informative seminars, equipment show specials, and prize drawings throughout the weekend.
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Thread is up for Nov 8th auto room eq comparison in KC.
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Off topic, but anyone know of a place in omaha that can cut peices of wood for a marty sub accurately?

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Abajetta2, if you work with somebody friendly at a Lowes they should be willing to help you out. They may even let you place the wood/mdf on the panel saw yourself so you know it's where you want it. It's worth a try as long as you're getting your wood there anyway. I'm sure that would be way cheaper than trying to get a cabinet shop to do it. Otherwise you can always find a friend with a table saw.
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http://www.midwestwoodworkers.com

I bet these guys would do it
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Abajetta2, if you work with somebody friendly at a Lowes they should be willing to help you out. They may even let you place the wood/mdf on the panel saw yourself so you know it's where you want it. It's worth a try as long as you're getting your wood there anyway. I'm sure that would be way cheaper than trying to get a cabinet shop to do it. Otherwise you can always find a friend with a table saw.
I know home depot and those places will cut it, but its usually sloppy. I called midwestwoodworkers and they said no. Olde mill wood in elkhorn said yes though

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It's a DIY sub alignment generally using "handy panels" so they can be easier to work with when cutting/assembling. There's a lot of talk about them in the DIY subs/speakers forum.
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Its a sub designed by a couple people on here, full marty is 10cuft, mini marty is 9cuft, and marty cube is 5cuft all slot vented designed for high spl at low frequencies pretty much..

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Abajetta2, if you work with somebody friendly at a Lowes they should be willing to help you out. They may even let you place the wood/mdf on the panel saw yourself so you know it's where you want it. It's worth a try as long as you're getting your wood there anyway. I'm sure that would be way cheaper than trying to get a cabinet shop to do it. Otherwise you can always find a friend with a table saw.
I know home depot and those places will cut it, but its usually sloppy. I called midwestwoodworkers and they said no. Olde mill wood in elkhorn said yes though
I have a nice table saw set up if you want to use it. I also have a router and a jasper jig for cutting holes for the driver.
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Hey guys, I have a few questions and wanted to see if you guys could weigh in:

My upstairs TV finally went out and I have been given the GREEN LIGHT to move our Samsung 55" flat screen upstairs and look for a suitable replacement. I am not fortunate enough to have a dedicated home theater, but my living room down stairs is pretty decent sized with what I consider to be a nice sound system (DIY Clearwave 4T SE and CC with Mirage OMD-5's as surrounds, Emotiva UMC-200 pre/pro and Emotiva XPA-5 amp).

I am trying to see if a front projector would fit the bill here. I am looking for an 80"+ screen and have found a Vizio M-Series that is pretty nice. However, it seems that projectors start to enter at this point as the better bang for the buck. I could fit a 120" screen on the wall that my current TV is mounted. My concern is that since this is not a dedicated room and does have two windows and a sliding door with in the room, is a projector the right choice? We tend to use the basement mostly in the evenings, but on the occasional weekend it is nice to sit down there during the day and watch TV. Is this doable if say, the lights were on and the shades weren't pulled? I have watched several movies on projectors but always in a dark room.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Ambient light really kills projector quality.

How dark can the room be?

Since a projector can't throw black, the blacks can only be as dark as a white projector screen is in the room with no image thrown on it.

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Any direct sunlight hitting the screen position? That would be a downer. Archaea is correct. Ambient light control is key. You can certainly do the projector in a room with windows but curtains/blinds are a must. In my last theater I had a couple projector setting programmed to address the day/night scenario. For example, when I'd have people over for football games, I'd use "dynamic" with all lights on in the room. Then when I'd turn down the lights, I'd switch the setting to THX. I just had the brightness and contrast cranked up on the dynamic setting. Actually compensated quite well.
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Attention Omaha area theater owners!

I spoke with Jeff at Night Sky Murals today about painting my ceiling and one thing that we discussed that might help with the cost is to have him do more than one theater in a trip. He's based out of Salt Lake City. Please post back to this thread if there is any interest so I have an idea as to whether or not this is worth exploring as he mentioned he'd give everyone a discount.

If you're looking for specifics for your application, he would be happy to give you a quote. It's based on the square footage of ceiling and what level of detail you want. Please feel free to reach out to him directly at jeff@nightskymurals.com for an individual quote and put "Omaha Special" in the subject line.
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