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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 47,935
Posted By Dennis Erskine
...and, on the ragged edge of the off axis...

...and, on the ragged edge of the off axis FR...long list including someone working at a three letter company starting in J and ending L started laughing at the suggestion.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-08-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,456
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Tests aren't for my benefit. No worries. ...

Tests aren't for my benefit. No worries.

Have fun this summer.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-08-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,456
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Too much work, eh? The 'vents near the...

Too much work, eh?


The 'vents near the wall boundary' are not for the purpose of broadband absorption but rather to reduce the amplitude of modal response. At 80Hz the wave length is on the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-08-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Join CEDIA. Take business and finance classes....

Join CEDIA. Take business and finance classes. Then take technical classes. Dealers fail largely due to poor business and financial management! Then they go down forever with poor quality/sloppy...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 14,175
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Dolby is wanting the surround channels mounted...

Dolby is wanting the surround channels mounted lower than in the past in order to better differentiate height information. I see issues with that; but, that is Dolby's position (which doesn't mean...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 14,175
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Both Dolby and DTS do not refer to "channels",...

Both Dolby and DTS do not refer to "channels", they refer to speakers. You don't have a 9 channel, 15 channel, 27 channel system ... you have a 27 speaker system. Just FYI
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Dennis Erskine
On a 2.35:1 screen a 45 to 50 degree viewing...

On a 2.35:1 screen a 45 to 50 degree viewing angle (side to side) is considered acceptable...for a few too close. for 1.78:1 screens the perception of "too big" is due to height.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Dennis Erskine
...and don't forget the Dallas...

...and don't forget the Dallas airport....impossible to have a conversation.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,456
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Here's a test. Cover all your "vents"...solid...

Here's a test.
Cover all your "vents"...solid wood...no air flow, no vibration in your covers (no more so than the platform itself).
Place your microphone (isolated from the floor and walls) in a...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 514,607
Posted By Dennis Erskine
With multiple seats, multiple rows, and ceiling...

With multiple seats, multiple rows, and ceiling heights less than 10', you are well advised to not mount speakers on the ceiling for ATMOS. Ceiling treatments and reflective height speakers don't...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-26-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 127,183
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Glad the visit was of value to you. Triad has...

Glad the visit was of value to you. Triad has been spending considerable time with this ATMOS thing and working with Dolby. With the time I have put into ATMOS, and the long list of demos I've heard...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 362,283
Posted By Dennis Erskine
No, they did not.

No, they did not.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-23-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,587
Posted By Dennis Erskine
This is the last I'm going to say about this: ...

This is the last I'm going to say about this:

When a tree falls in a forest there is no sound if nothing is around to hear it (by the definition of sound). That does not mean the rules of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,587
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Bad judgment and the Flu are extremely common as...

Bad judgment and the Flu are extremely common as well. If you want to use fiberglass, go for it. It's your room, not mine, and I don't have to listen to the final result.


What's the purpose of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,293
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Not at a $300 to $500 price point. Simply isn't...

Not at a $300 to $500 price point. Simply isn't going to happen.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 21,814
Posted By Dennis Erskine
LeBon: In addition to the four additional...

LeBon:


In addition to the four additional speaker wire runs to the ceiling baffle, I'd like you to run two additional cables one each to the extreme left and right corners behind the screen...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By Dennis Erskine
You won't find that data ... STC does not...

You won't find that data ... STC does not consider frequencies that low. You'll have to find products/test reports using TL (transmission loss). Also note no two assemblies are identical and you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 127,183
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Dispersion will be very important.

Dispersion will be very important.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 127,183
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Don't be too quick on getting the speakers. You...

Don't be too quick on getting the speakers. You should see speakers for that purpose which 'exactly' match your current speakers at Expo in Denver. Just saying.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-14-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,417
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Because it is an old thread pre-BSS days.

Because it is an old thread pre-BSS days.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 80,264
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Last night at the CEDIA Australia Electronic...

Last night at the CEDIA Australia Electronic Lifestyle Awards, Peter's room won Best Home Theater. Congratulation to Peter and Len Wallis!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-28-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,664
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Quote:Correct, but there isn't any consumer...

Quote:Correct, but there isn't any consumer content at 4K 60fps anyways, with the exception of video games perhaps. But HDMI is not the only interconnect. Dual Link DVI and Displayport both have...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-27-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,273
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Quote:Use a sound system tuned to be...

Quote:Use a sound system tuned to be acoustically neutral in an anechoic environment, and it reacts to the room environment just as everything else around you does, and so sounds natural to your...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,273
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Quote:Whoa cool, so I assume you are building a...

Quote:Whoa cool, so I assume you are building a room with in a room to achieve that level?

Not necessarily.
Quote:Out of curiosity how much does it cost to build a room like that let's say with...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-26-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 27,273
Posted By Dennis Erskine
Quote:So, we are back to each persons system and...

Quote:So, we are back to each persons system and room and preferences are the determining factor.

That may be the case; but, we do build multiple profiles..."accurate" is the default. The others...
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