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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2009, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Patrick C
I have a bar and a dedicated theater. The bar...

I have a bar and a dedicated theater. The bar has 3 tv's (a 46" plasma above the fireplace, a 26" lcd behind the bar, and a 19" lcd in the bathroom), the adjoining theater will have projection. The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 68,832
Posted By Patrick C
Awesome build man. I wish my wife would let me...

Awesome build man. I wish my wife would let me do this. Can't wait to see it finished!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-18-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Patrick C
Yes. it would theoretically work. I'd wrap all...

Yes. it would theoretically work. I'd wrap all ir-to-ir connections in electrical tape. You will probably have some reliability concerns in the near future. My very limited experience has proven...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-18-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Patrick C
Well that Micro Link you mentioned is $95.00????

Well that Micro Link you mentioned is $95.00????
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-18-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Patrick C
I did the radii last week. I decided to kerf 2x...

I did the radii last week. I decided to kerf 2x for the stage and the riser. That was a huge pain but it worked well. I'm not sure if there was any advantage to just using hardboard but that's what...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-18-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Patrick C
Have you considered swapping out the spacers for...

Have you considered swapping out the spacers for a dimmer with an rf receiver? Lutron makes them and, while I think they are expensive ($150) It'd be a more reliable solution. That's why many people...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-18-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By Patrick C
Mounting should not be an issue. Sleeve type...

Mounting should not be an issue. Sleeve type anchors should provide adequate support. Just take your time drilling. if all else fails, you may have to go with channel on the outside of the fireplace...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-11-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Patrick C
Here's a few shots so far: Cuezze Theater...

Here's a few shots so far:

Cuezze Theater Site (http://home.kc.rr.com/pcuezze/)

I'm finally in a position (financially and time-wise) to make some real progress. Things should start to come...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-08-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,838
Posted By Patrick C
What you are looking for is mini rg59-u. It's 5...

What you are looking for is mini rg59-u. It's 5 rg59s bundled together. Im not going to post the link to where I bought mine because I'm not sure of the rules on that but google it and you will find...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-19-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By Patrick C
Well, that's kind of my problem. The...

Well, that's kind of my problem. The instructions for the ceiling do not mention anything but 48". So everyone is 48" apart (not quite, because my engineered joists are 20" oc so they're really 40 x...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-19-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By Patrick C
I searched and everyone seems to be installing...

I searched and everyone seems to be installing RSIC clips at 48" OC by 24" OC for ceilings. In reviewing the manual from Pac Intl:

GUIDE...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-14-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Patrick C
Great than no one to sue me if I post those...

Great than no one to sue me if I post those pdfs... =)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Patrick C
I really am going to get some photos up soon!! ...

I really am going to get some photos up soon!!

In the meantime, I got a quote for drywall. The quote is $5800. That includes labor and all materials except RSIC clips and green glue (about $2500...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-13-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Patrick C
Yeah. Really read up on this subject. It's a law...

Yeah. Really read up on this subject. It's a law of diminishing returns, to be sure. But it is very pointless to treat 2 walls and not the other 2.

Unless you have an isolated HVAC system, you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Patrick C
Just build one on top of the other. No rocket...

Just build one on top of the other. No rocket science needed. And your risers can float. No need to fasten them. Deck them with, at a minimum, 2 layers of 3/4" ply with roofing felt between.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-28-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Patrick C
I used Marc Ye of Design Cinema and was...

I used Marc Ye of Design Cinema and was satisfied. I was a little upset that the price of the DIY plans went down just after I got my plans but I did get exactly what I bargained for. And the lower...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 214,630
Posted By Patrick C
Maybe even one or more surfaces textured like...

Maybe even one or more surfaces textured like rock (like a cave) with a LOT of relief. I'm sure you could make it work acoustically since this can be done from ordinary plaster or even foam products...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-30-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By Patrick C
I take that back, the real piece de resistance...

I take that back, the real piece de resistance is:

Tip 10: Sound loves a rectangle. Speakers should be set up equally around the room; that's why a square space is perfect for screening. A square...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-30-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By Patrick C
I don't think you even posted the best one: ...

I don't think you even posted the best one:

Tip 5: Wire yourself some high-quality sound. Cable quality is very important: a better-quality cable will give you better-quality picture and sound....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 125,660
Posted By Patrick C
Ignore Daves rude comment. We're all jealous,...

Ignore Daves rude comment. We're all jealous, some people just don't know how to channel that jealousy.

Awesome project and I can't wait to see the end product.

I saw a comment about your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By Patrick C
I'm cheap. So which of the three has the lowest...

I'm cheap. So which of the three has the lowest street cost. These are tough to price. I know what Pac costs and have an idea about what kinetics cost. How about the third?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,901
Posted By Patrick C
Sorry to bump an old thread. I'm 90% set on the...

Sorry to bump an old thread. I'm 90% set on the Mackie 824's for my dedicated theater now. Those of you that have used them in a dedicated theater, how have you wired them. I was planning on just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By Patrick C
krasmusik, I think you over reacted. Many people...

krasmusik, I think you over reacted. Many people on this board promote the products the distribute. So long as the manufacturer isn't on the site. I would say that the MOST respected posters in this...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Patrick C
I only hope mine will be a fraction of what...

I only hope mine will be a fraction of what Art's turned out to be but thanks for the encouragement.

I removed the top-down elevation at the request of DCP. Although I had express and written...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-08-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,287
Posted By Patrick C
I've begun! This is my second go around and I'm...

I've begun! This is my second go around and I'm sure I learned a ton from prior mistakes. Plus, starting with a new house that has square walls made of concrete should help. Still, though, I thought...
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