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Congrats on ht of the month! Totally deserved. I love your equipment list and your dedication to awesome midbass with the MBMs! Cheers!

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Very good job. I love the no nonsense, uncluttered look he achieved. Movie time!
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Congrats on Theater of the Month. I can't wait to see and hear it in person on the 28th! I expect it will be the best overall theater experience I have ever had. Well done.
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Thanks Grant. I've heard great things about your theater and need to get down to see it!
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Thanks Grant. I've heard great things about your theater and need to get down to see it!
We are planning to put together a theater crawl this year so hopefully then.

I just bought Carp's 212 HT's so I know a bit about what I am in for when I come to your place. Jeff is bringing me another 212 since Carp is keeping his. So we will be hauling 3 215 RT's for Carp and a 212 HT back to KC. Should be a full van!
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I can't believe that would be the obstacle in this build. I'm planning on doing a room-in-a-room style sound proofing in my house, but I keep seeing all these awesome HT builds that don't utilize that approach and it has me feeling like there's some major downside that I'm not aware of.


I would say it would be more costly and I believe it would shrink your final dimensions even more. With all the walls, columns, speaker depth, stage design, hvac considerations, riser dimensions and acoustic treatments the room shrinks pretty fast.
I think the major downside is the loss of space. Most people are starting out with small spaces to begin with. And they are usually thinking of ways to squeeze in just one more row or another seat or a bigger screen etc.

I am not sure about the cost. You would not need to buy the clips and channel so that would be a cost savings. I don't know about the rest though.

Javanpol I think it is worth investigating since you would be very well decoupled. If you have the room I would look into it.

A previous Theater of the Month implemented a room within a room (along with other techniques). It was Vikgrao and the Fortress of Solitude.
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Congratulations on a superb home theater. Maybe I'll get to build one into a new home I buy someday instead of trying to shoehorn a HT into existing space!

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Shoehorning a home theater into an existing space is a time-honored tradition! Look for that in an upcoming HToM...
I'm shoehorning mine in. It looks alot like this and Mario's in concept. I think Dave painted his brown over MDF and Mario went Black over MDF. I"m dark stained oak. My space is as wide and deep as there's but I'm shoehorning the height. I"m more like 7' 8" for my height and they are way over that.

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"out of the budget"


Just for curiosity's sake what was the budget?

E.B. White said, "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
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What an amazing setup! 2 things that stand out to me -

1. No AVR, sound processor like Lexicon. Instead, DAC connected to PC with all sound processing in software, which is much more flexible and powerful. It makes total sense and I would imagine this is the way forward.

2. Extreme attention paid to sound treatment, a much neglected component.

Although I have trouble believeing its 5 figures Quick check shows each S2 sub is 4K , which is when I stopped looking as I'll never have that kind of money
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Details have been sent to all the Savoy Grand Opening attendees via PM. If you did not receive the PM, please let me know. Thanks.

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The Savoy Grand Opening was amazing! Thanks for opening your theater David and sharing it with other enthusiasts. You were a fantastic host and your theater room is incredible! It is my new favorite of all I've visited! Everything was top notch, audio, video, company, and food!
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Here is the link to the video that Nyal Mellor did for the Savoy Grand Opening:


Thanks again Nyal.
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You still have the best theater I've ever visited!

Thinking about you and your place just now as I read a guy who said Home Cinema could never rival Commerical Cinema.

Jokes on him eh?

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Thanks Archaea. Yes, I'll take the Savoy to any commercial theater any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Well, actually 3 times....watched 3 movies on Sunday.
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I hate to dig up an old thread, but what was used as a spacer between the speaker and the MBM?
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I hate to dig up an old thread, but what was used as a spacer between the speaker and the MBM?
Acoustic isolation pads from Wagner. Isolation pads
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This Theater is a text book example of how to do Home Theater right. Truly second to none
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I hate to dig up an old thread, but what was used as a spacer between the speaker and the MBM?
I LOVE to dig up old threads, esp. one of this stature... Great Home Theater! It truly is speaking 'porsche' to me....elegant, but not obvious until you step on the gas!
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