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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-17-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By lowella
Great, many thanks!

Great, many thanks!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-16-2014, 01:20 PM
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Views: 63
Posted By lowella
Quick answer - is it better to do 2500 CF or an exact ratio 1:1.4:1.9?

Hey all, sorry I need a quick answer for the best *2 channel* sound possible in a mancave. Have been going back & forth with contractor. I'm trying to get an exact ratio from the realtraps app but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
Thank you Tedd for the reply. I have found that...

Thank you Tedd for the reply. I have found that I'm not subscribed after replying to threads unless I go into each thread manually and set it. I also thought you may have asked the question about...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-19-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
Hey all, I'm at the point where I have to decide...

Hey all, I'm at the point where I have to decide what to decouple, if anything. (please see diagram above)


So I have a partial exterior wall (with XPS board insulation and studs 1" out from the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
*dehumidification*

Guys, I also just realized...this is in the basement in the northeast USA (not to mention an exercise pool in the next room over), I need to dehumidify big time....I plan a duct return to HVAC system...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-06-2014, 09:45 AM
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Views: 568
Posted By lowella
PS 10 foot ceilings...and thanks for all the...

PS 10 foot ceilings...and thanks for all the opinions/feedback!


And...I don't plan movies either, believe it or not. Just 2-channel & surround (I know they compete...but I have enough speakers...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
Look at all this great discussion I missed! My...

Look at all this great discussion I missed! My apologies, guys. I thought I was subscribed to the thread but I need to be more careful.
Anyway, yes I planned to put a drum set in the octagonal...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
Thanks, I wrote him! Here is a better graphic (I...

Thanks, I wrote him! Here is a better graphic (I think?) The red is double sheetrocked walls and the blue is the doorways. Curious if anyone has any ideas though. I would think the octagon would...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By lowella
Thanks much, guys! The more I think...

Thanks much, guys!


The more I think about it, the more I think I can just use a dedicated zone and avoid the rest of the trouble. That way I can keep it cold for the gear and turn it off when I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
Thank you. Somehow I haven't come across him, so...

Thank you. Somehow I haven't come across him, so will do a search. I don't know why my post is so small, I re-did it several times and it's big on my screen.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,704
Posted By lowella
I agree....it's also hard to put the $$ into the...

I agree....it's also hard to put the $$ into the HT stuff when it's all being spent on everything else, most people max their budgets on the size/specs of the house already, so HT gets what's left...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By lowella
Thank you, I can definitely do the dedicated zone...

Thank you, I can definitely do the dedicated zone so I will! I suppose I don't have to worry about a lot of the other options unless I install something I shouldn't (such as high velocity) so will...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By lowella
AC from scratch - would you run high velocity or other?

Hey all, I have read up on all the various methods here, ductless minisplit, dead vent, new zone etc. I have complete freedom right NOW (ok I may have just missed my window, that's how much time I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,704
Posted By lowella
Can totally see how this would happen. I've got...

Can totally see how this would happen. I've got the funds and am trying to do this right but can't get a single opinion post on my room layout...so I'm flying by the seat of my pants at the moment....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-24-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By lowella
New build: Quail Ridge Octagonal stereo+surround mancave

Hey all,


So...how would you guys tweak this out into a listening room? The footings and supports are up and floor is being poured soon. Anyone willing to draw or explain where they'd put...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-23-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By lowella
Thanks for the reply! I will likely do that.

Thanks for the reply! I will likely do that.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-23-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By lowella
Correct - sound leakage issues with cans...ok, I...

Correct - sound leakage issues with cans...ok, I just don't have an idea of how big the room is vs. how much light it needs...the rope lights don't seem that bright to me and there are no windows in...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By lowella
Bump! 54 views, no comments (Did I post the...

Bump! 54 views, no comments (Did I post the graphic wrong?)


Do I put drywall up to separate the octagon and make a rectangular room for listening, or will the octagon help trap unwanted...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By lowella
Actually that's exactly what I ended up finding...

Actually that's exactly what I ended up finding while googling! Do you think that will be enough light? We have 10 foot ceilings so I'm concerned I won't have enough...thank you! I'll be watching...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By lowella
solution for high output sconce system with no ceiling lights in mancave?

Hey all - I will not be putting ceiling lights in my future room, hopefully just some high-watt sconces. Does anyone know of a good solution for lighting all around the walls, even up high in the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By lowella
Sorry, technical difficulties, see attached. Is...

Sorry, technical difficulties, see attached. Is there a better way to do this?!
And...should note I need to use some wall space for fish/deer mounts and storage somewhere for vinyl, cd cabinets...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By lowella
Quail Ridge Semi-octagonal Build-out

So...how would you guys tweak this out into a listening room? The footings and supports are up and floor is being poured soon. Anyone willing to draw or explain where they'd put doors, equipment &...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,010
Posted By lowella
yes!

My opinion after blowing through 4 modern receivers (onkyo, pioneer, denon) in the last decade is go for the vintage stuff. It still works...I finally invested in a Sansui 9001 and couldn't be...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By lowella
Many thanks - I'll pick some up!

Many thanks - I'll pick some up!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By lowella
Thanks - what do you recommend between ceiling...

Thanks - what do you recommend between ceiling joists?
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