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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-14-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By sohailb
We spoke to the builder today and got a copy of...

We spoke to the builder today and got a copy of the blueprints from the architect. Turns out that the room is actually spec'd as unfinished which is perfect. I now figure I use the existing space...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-13-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By sohailb
Hi Folks, I have been reading on these...

Hi Folks,

I have been reading on these boards for quite some time. I have learned quite a bit, and value the information and experience all of you provide.

I am looking to build a new home on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-18-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 444,843
Posted By sohailb
Quote:Originally Posted by swithey...

Quote:Originally Posted by swithey http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Looks like my server had a hickup this afternoon. I think I got it back up...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-17-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 444,843
Posted By sohailb
Its been down for the majority of today....

Its been down for the majority of today. Hopefully it will be back up soon.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2005, 11:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By sohailb
I have been reading for sometime about the many...

I have been reading for sometime about the many choices when it comes to an AVR. My current setup is 5.1 and is as follows:

L/R: Paradigm Ref Studio 40 v.3's
C: Paradigm Ref CC-470 v.3
SL/R:...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2005, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By sohailb
I believe I have seen something similar to this...

I believe I have seen something similar to this somewhere in my research for a ht room. I think it would look very nice. my only thought would be to make sure the height of it fits the room so that...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-18-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By sohailb
Quote: Originally Posted by pcdoctor If...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pcdoctor
If money was no object, I'd get Cineloungers.
http://www.cineloungers.com/cineloungers.html


Wow. some of those are real sweet. I can see all kinds of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-17-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By sohailb
I like the idea of the glue down carpet and...

I like the idea of the glue down carpet and using spare timber to hold it up in place under the 2" lip. I sanded the part of the frame that is visible (the front and left sides) and painted them the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-17-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By sohailb
You could have the folks at your local home...

You could have the folks at your local home depot or lumber yard cut strips out of any 1" thick lumber.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-16-2005, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By sohailb
I am using 2 x 4's topped with 1 layer of 3/4"...

I am using 2 x 4's topped with 1 layer of 3/4" plywood and another layer of 1/2" plywood. I thought about using 2 x 6's but since I will be using my current RPTV until I get a projector, the viewing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By sohailb
I am building a stage which will end up to be 3'...

I am building a stage which will end up to be 3' x 11' and about 5" high. This is essentially 2x4 frame with a layer of 3/4" plywood and a layer of 1/2" plywood. There will be a curved front to this...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-15-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By sohailb
If you do build around it being that small, make...

If you do build around it being that small, make sure to take into account if you will ever want a bigger screen. There are a lot of folks out there who start with a smaller setup in a dedicated HT...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-13-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,573
Posted By sohailb
Thanks for the all the great info. I did not...

Thanks for the all the great info. I did not even think of the sound issues around having the rack in the wall on the left over the MBR. I have some more planning to do on this one but I think I may...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-13-2004, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By sohailb
I would probably build a reinforced area to...

I would probably build a reinforced area to which I would attach the plate. I am sure there are frag loads of threads on projector mounts that could clear it up for you. Somehow I doubt putting 2...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-13-2004, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By sohailb
6AM Central... way to early for me... thank...

6AM Central... way to early for me... thank goodness for the Tivo. I wonder if Norm will lend a hand in the woodwork. :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-12-2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By sohailb
Sounds like most other things in the HT world,...

Sounds like most other things in the HT world, plan it out in detail then move forward. And even then its possible to forget something.

One of the things I will do to ensure it being easier to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-12-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,573
Posted By sohailb
After doing some serious reading, a trend on...

After doing some serious reading, a trend on this board for me :), I am leaning to putting those auralex u-bolts in my floor. But this leads me to another question:

Would I gain similar...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,573
Posted By sohailb
So for the floating floor, I could get those...

So for the floating floor, I could get those Auralex U-Bolts and essentially build the floor from floor joists up. So it would go floor joists, u-bolts, 2x2 new joists on ubolts, plywood subfloor,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2004, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,573
Posted By sohailb
Not to sound completely green, but could you...

Not to sound completely green, but could you explain a little further about what floating the whole floor means? I searched around a bit and thought floating the floor was essentially putting some...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2004, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,573
Posted By sohailb
I have read my eyes out on AVS about wall...

I have read my eyes out on AVS about wall construction techniques, isolation techniques, sound proofing techniques, and all the stuff associated with this, but am left with a few options to consider...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-08-2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,282
Posted By sohailb
From what I have read, it is possible to have...

From what I have read, it is possible to have the GE control many motorized drapes and window shades. I know I will be using the 6 zone in my ht room with a zone to close/open the drapes and window...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-05-2004, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By sohailb
Concerning the shade you have on your window, is...

Concerning the shade you have on your window, is that motorized, blackout? Does it keep the light out well? I have 2 windows in my room and my beautiful wife (in case she is reading this) has...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-04-2004, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By sohailb
Im interested in how you calculated your...

Im interested in how you calculated your reflections for the absorbers. And then I wonder is this something I need to do in my room as well? Next obvious question is how to?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-24-2004, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By sohailb
I think the real door is a better option for the...

I think the real door is a better option for the stairway entrance. The pocket doors I looked at made me feel like they would rattle when there are some nice bass hits. And I dont think they are...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-20-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 665
Posted By sohailb
Quote: Originally posted by Brown Radagast ...

Quote:
Originally posted by Brown Radagast
Enjoy!

One of the questions most thrown about here at this site is a paraphrasing of the question "What's your sign?"

which translates to "what's...
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