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post #31 of 152 Old 08-05-2014, 12:12 PM
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Wow! I printed out a pic and hung it in my dedicated room(not yet started) so it knows what to look like when it grows up. From the reviews it sounds better than it looks, which must be amazing.
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Damn, I disappointed to see that the LCRs weren't DIY. I am starting to contemplate building a DIY set of higherer-end speakers. I basically want Triad Golds but... cheaper. The speakers he's got there cost just about as much as the Golds do. Bummer
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Do the subs move those ceiling panels? That's always been my concern with drop ceilings. And how well do they keep the sound from going upstairs?
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Wow! I printed out a pic and hung it in my dedicated room(not yet started) so it knows what to look like when it grows up. From the reviews it sounds better than it looks, which must be amazing.
Glad you found some inspiration, but with your stated AVS forum name, and the guy's theater this thread is about, I might hesitate to invite you over if I were Andrew (Gorilla) Haha.

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Damn, I disappointed to see that the LCRs weren't DIY. I am starting to contemplate building a DIY set of higherer-end speakers. I basically want Triad Golds but... cheaper. The speakers he's got there cost just about as much as the Golds do. Bummer
You can find the Yorks for a steal used lots of times. They are a really impressive speaker, without a doubt
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I may have missed this information, but what are the dimensions of the basement?
Listening area is roughly 13x22, bar area width varies from 15-19 wide, and another 24' deep. Bar+ viewing area 13-19' wide, 46' deep.

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Wow! I printed out a pic and hung it in my dedicated room(not yet started) so it knows what to look like when it grows up. From the reviews it sounds better than it looks, which must be amazing.
Thanks for the complements!

I agree with Beast though, what's up with the screen name??

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Damn, I disappointed to see that the LCRs weren't DIY. I am starting to contemplate building a DIY set of higherer-end speakers. I basically want Triad Golds but... cheaper. The speakers he's got there cost just about as much as the Golds do. Bummer
Beast @beastaudio is correct (above). I bought mine used as you can often find very good bargains for these. I couldn't have built them for what I paid for them so it didn't make sense to DIY for these guys.

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Do the subs move those ceiling panels? That's always been my concern with drop ceilings. And how well do they keep the sound from going upstairs?
No movement with the ceiling panels. They provide sound absorption though, not sound isolation. To stop the immense amount of pressure in my room would probably require concrete walls 4' thick.
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Glad you found some inspiration, but with your stated AVS forum name, and the guy's theater this thread is about, I might hesitate to invite you over if I were Andrew (Gorilla) Haha.

Haha, that's what I was thinking.

Great to see your room as HT of the month Andrew! I remember when I first ran into you on AVS you were cranking 2 new ported Captivators upstairs and the downstairs wasn't an HT yet or at least not much of one. Wow man, what a transformation that room has gone through!

People can't tell from the pictures how great that room is for hanging out/GTG's. The whole back half of the room is huge and has a large bar area for hanging out BS-ing while others are up front enjoying the show. Still, I think most DIY guys would take your work shed over your basement!!
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The workshed was definitely impressive. If I wasn't in a townhouse I would be talking about designing and building a bunch of ported subs tuned deeeeeep. In a townhouse they would just get me in the doghouse with the neighbors.

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Haha, that's what I was thinking.

Great to see your room as HT of the month Andrew! I remember when I first ran into you on AVS you were cranking 2 new ported Captivators upstairs and the downstairs wasn't an HT yet or at least not much of one. Wow man, what a transformation that room has gone through!

People can't tell from the pictures how great that room is for hanging out/GTG's. The whole back half of the room is huge and has a large bar area for hanging out BS-ing while others are up front enjoying the show. Still, I think most DIY guys would take your work shed over your basement!!
Thanks Carp! I forgot about listing the bar in the description, but here are a few shots - these pictures are crap compared to Mark's


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I'm confused about a home theater based around an Epson projector being featured. Wasn't this supposed to be Home Theater of the Month and not "Office Powerpoint Presentation of the Month"?
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I'm confused about a home theater based around an Epson projector being featured. Wasn't this supposed to be Home Theater of the Month and not "Office Powerpoint Presentation of the Month"?
I am sure you wouldn't be confused for long if you were there to see/hear it.
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I have been in Andrew's theater and I can unequivocally state that it was the most intense Home Theater experience I have ever personally had! I still get goose bumps thinking about that Metallica concert at +15! Those Yorkville speakers are absolutely unbelievable. I have never experienced a speaker that can play that loud... and still maintain its' composure. And those DIY subs are totally, unbelievably phenomenal. The bass just absolutely POUNDED without ever exhibiting any signs of distress or distortion. I've never heard bass that loud with that low level of distortion. And the acoustic treatments Andrew has done simply *work* to tame the whole room and allow the performance of the system to shine through. The accolades he's receiving here are absolutely well-deserved and well-earned. Congratulations Andrew.. well done indeed!

While I was there, I also got a tour of Andrew's shop. If you are the owner of a "Man Card," you can't help but be impressed with what Andrew has put together in his workshop. Tim The Toolman, (remember him?), would be green with envy! The sawdust removal system alone is a work of art. The vacuum hold-down system for the CNC machine is another mind-boggling machine. The whole thing just makes me want to build something.... To top it off, the workshop has been acoustically treated!!!


Andrew, the HT of the Month Award could not have been given to anyone more deserving than you. Your HT is certainly not the most expensive or elaborate on the forum. Yet, I doubt that there are more than a handful of AVS HT's that can rival the "goose-bump-inducing" capability of your HT. If there were an award for "Goosebumps/$$$" you would win, hands down!



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I'm confused about a home theater based around an Epson projector being featured. Wasn't this supposed to be Home Theater of the Month and not "Office Powerpoint Presentation of the Month"?

Haha, I think I get spoiled by the guys I interact often with on AVS. Every now and then I get a reminder ^ that many on AVS do not have social skills.
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Epson makes some fantastic HT PJs
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Andrew, the HT of the Month Award could not have been given to anyone more deserving than you. Your HT is certainly not the most expensive or elaborate on the forum. Yet, I doubt that there are more than a handful of AVS HT's that can rival the "goose-bump-inducing" capability of your HT. If there were an award for "Goosebumps/$$$" you would win, hands down!



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The joke is those Yorkvilles running at +15 on 850 watts.
I was there, I was blown away. I grew up loving loud accurate sound. I'm 55 and this is beyond a doubt the best in a home setup that I have ever heard.

No doubt all the work Andrew did acoustically to the room makes the sound. I know cause I have gone through a few different high end speakers in my untreated room and found that everytime we played them in Andrews room they sounded incredible, but not so in mine.

What he's done with the CNC shop also is a great work of the man. Clean, organized and just puts out.

I'm just happy I live just a few miles from him!

When leaving his place he commented to me...."We need to get you into pro audio".

Just might be in my future.

Thank you Mark for the recognition Andrew's home theater deserves. I am sure some will be skeptical... especially people who have laid out many times more into their theaters and also the high end vendors. Everything has it's place.

Listen to the reaction after hearing this drum solo.....

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Video..... quality not even a thought while watching. Great picture... sharp, bright and great color.

I think this system is built around the sound more than around the projector.
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Haha, I think I get spoiled by the guys I interact often with on AVS. Every now and then I get a reminder ^ that many on AVS do not have social skills.

Or any idea of what they're talking about for that matter.
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Nice, nobody deserves this badge more than Andrew. Congrats
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Gorilla83's recognition for this HTotM is well deserved, not only for such a great, constantly evolving, space (as those who have visited will attest), but because he's one of the most helpful, cool, and friendly guys on this forum. Even though I live in the midwest, and have only met him through AVS, we've become buds. I think a lot of the AVS enthusiasts from all over the 'continent' could say the same. Hats off to you Andrew! Congrats and Best Wishes!
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I'm confused about a home theater based around an Epson projector being featured. Wasn't this supposed to be Home Theater of the Month and not "Office Powerpoint Presentation of the Month"?
But what if I want to use the room for office work as well? Does this mean it can become a tax writeoff? Dual purpose, win!!

Seriously though, when I think of a 'theater' I think of it as of a collection of gear, not individual pieces. If you look at my equipment list, much of the gear is certainly not what an audiophile would select - yet I and others who have taken the time to come over for a demo believe that it works quite well. I'm not sure if you've ever seen or used the 8700UB, but I really like the projector, especially now with the black ceiling. When the time comes to upgrade, I will, but for now I'm happy with it.
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The joke is those Yorkvilles running at +15 on 850 watts.
I was there, I was blown away. I grew up loving loud accurate sound. I'm 55 and this is beyond a doubt the best in a home setup that I have ever heard.

No doubt all the work Andrew did acoustically to the room makes the sound. I know cause I have gone through a few different high end speakers in my untreated room and found that everytime we played them in Andrews room they sounded incredible, but not so in mine.

What he's done with the CNC shop also is a great work of the man. Clean, organized and just puts out.

I'm just happy I live just a few miles from him!

When leaving his place he commented to me...."We need to get you into pro audio".

Just might be in my future.

Thank you Mark for the recognition Andrew's home theater deserves. I am sure some will be skeptical... especially people who have laid out many times more into their theaters and also the high end vendors. Everything has it's place.

Listen to the reaction after hearing this drum solo.....
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Nice, nobody deserves this badge more than Andrew. Congrats
Big thanks, Dave. Can't wait to see your room very soon!

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Gorilla83's recognition for this HTotM is well deserved, not only for such a great, constantly evolving, space (as those who have visited will attest), but because he's one of the most helpful, cool, and friendly guys on this forum. Even though I live in the midwest, and have only met him through AVS, we've become buds. I think a lot of the AVS enthusiasts from all over the 'continent' could say the same. Hats off to you Andrew! Congrats and Best Wishes!
I've got to say - much of what I have set up now can be attributed to many conversations with this guy. Jonathan got me started with my first set of 'real' (JTR) subwoofers and it kind of spiraled out of control from there. Thanks man, your spotlight is long overdue as well.
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[QUOTE=Gorilla83;26318041]Thanks much, Jeff!








Thanks for the complements!

I agree with Beast though, what's up with the screen name??


LOL, Ive had that nickname for about 12 yrs now in the stone industry. In a nutshell I destroyed 2 seam pullers(for stone counters) that are called Gorilla Grips, thus the name Gorilla Killa. Nothing better than being at a trade show and your peers knowing you by that name instead of your given, which is Jeff.:-)


Im jealous and inspired!
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[quote=WebEffect;26327001] I'm confused about a home theater based around an Epson projector being featured. Wasn't this supposed to be Home Theater of the Month and not "Office Powerpoint Presentation of the Month"?[/quote @WebEffect
I actually read back on some of your post and this seems to be your thing. Rather than leave a compliment for the selected recipient of HTOM, you offend or insult the people that worked hard to build their theater. This is the second time you have insulted someone I know and I don't care for it. Each month the editors of AVS walk us inside someones theater and show the many different sides of home theater. We have seen big, small, big budget, low budget, DIY and everything in between. I myself enjoy each month reading and seeing the many different home theaters from the AVS community. It is a real shame that you find fault in all the hard work these guys did to build what they like and consider to be a nice home theater. There is more than a projector that makes a home theater.
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Congrats, Andrew! Your theater has come a long, long way since I first saw it a year or so back.

Definitely deserve to be HTotM, for sure.

Plus your CNC system is epically (is that a word? It is now) cool.


Gotta love the comment of Epson UB projector being a "powerpoint" device. Umm, yeah.
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But what if I want to use the room for office work as well? Does this mean it can become a tax writeoff? Dual purpose, win!!

Seriously though, when I think of a 'theater' I think of it as of a collection of gear, not individual pieces. If you look at my equipment list, much of the gear is certainly not what an audiophile would select - yet I and others who have taken the time to come over for a demo believe that it works quite well. I'm not sure if you've ever seen or used the 8700UB, but I really like the projector, especially now with the black ceiling. When the time comes to upgrade, I will, but for now I'm happy with it.
Absolutely well said, sir. Congrats on the HTOTM.

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This is so very true, Pretty positive that Metallica at +18 over ref is the loudest thing ive ever heard inside a house that did not sound awful. simply an amazing amount of headroom there
18 OVER reference!! Ouch!! I may (or may not) have that kind of headroom but i sure would not want to be in the room when it was playing. Seriously? 18 OVER ?? Wowzer !!

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I think we only went to a calculated 17 over reference in dlbecks old theater --- right desertdome? If so -- we've gotta get to 19 -- reclaim that midwest record!!!

It can be like the stadium dB wars
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