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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Crash11
Here's another way of looking at this..... ...

Here's another way of looking at this.....

Putting down a roll of Platoon (sp?) with 3/4" OSB or Plywood screwed down to the concrete may actually save you money. It's the safer bet regarding...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Crash11
fwiw, I've heard Lennox has a much better...

fwiw, I've heard Lennox has a much better reputation than Trane in the HVAC world. Doublewing is right though, the installer makes more of a difference. All things being equal, go with Lennox.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Crash11
I agree with most replies touting Makita. ...

I agree with most replies touting Makita. However, I disagree with the idea that you need the 3.0 amp-hour batteries. I have a Makita set with the smaller batteries, and I've never had an issue. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-08-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Crash11
Actually what I meant was, put your false wall 2'...

Actually what I meant was, put your false wall 2' from the real wall no matter what. Wherever that lands you in relation to the posts...it doesn't matter because I was suggesting two short walls...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Crash11
Based on my very limited research into this type...

Based on my very limited research into this type of job, it's all in the prep. No matter what product you use, paint, vinyl tiles, ceramic tiles, etc..... you have to get the concrete very clean and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Crash11
What's to the right of this picture? Is it...

What's to the right of this picture? Is it unconditioned space? You could put a false wall on the right and use in-wall speakers and an IB without sacrificing much depth.

I agree about hiding...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Crash11
Ok here's another suggestion regarding the...

Ok here's another suggestion regarding the screenwall. Just put the false wall 2' forward, and if your posts are exposed.....build a couple short walls coming off the sidewalls to hide the posts. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-06-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Crash11
Now you're getting somewhere Dave. I'm totally...

Now you're getting somewhere Dave. I'm totally with Silva on this one. I think the 180 degree flip works much better.

I'll admit I didn't read every word of this thread, but I'm curious, did...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Crash11
I'm not sure how you could test it, but I'm...

I'm not sure how you could test it, but I'm pretty sure you will not get any more than 2 channel audio from your tv. I actually dealt with this exact issue years back and ended up buying an AVR...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Crash11
I'm not sure I understand what you mean? Are you...

I'm not sure I understand what you mean? Are you suggesting you back-feed the audio from the tv to the soundbar?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Crash11
The Kinivo seems like your best bet. You'll need...

The Kinivo seems like your best bet. You'll need 5 hdmi cables. 3 for each of your devices into the Kinivo, 1 from the Kinivo to the audio in on the soundbar, and 1 from the audio out of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Crash11
Yeah zone 2 for music or something. Possibly...

Yeah zone 2 for music or something. Possibly even duplicates of your LCR's, although that would change the resistance on the amp. I'm not sure how or if that would even work.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By Crash11
Does that mean the room gets wider as well? Or...

Does that mean the room gets wider as well? Or just taller in the center? Steeper roof pitch? I ask because your entrance door most likely will have to be centrally located on your back wall. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Crash11
MooTheKow, Check out my build in my signature. ...

MooTheKow,
Check out my build in my signature. I also have a window in the back of my room for overflow. My overflow space is part of the kitchen, but the concept is the same for you. One thing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-31-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Crash11
Snowcrash, Silva is right. Think long and...

Snowcrash,

Silva is right. Think long and hard about how you and your wife view this basement being used in the future. Think about how many people you would want to entertain in the theater at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-30-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By Crash11
My opinion: If you only want room for 6 seats,...

My opinion: If you only want room for 6 seats, split the space in 2. It's way more cost effective to keep the sound-isolated space as small as possible. Your problem is going to be the entrance...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,349
Posted By Crash11
I just think brads have essentially zero holding...

I just think brads have essentially zero holding force, just saying.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-29-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,349
Posted By Crash11
Why are so many people convinced that brad...

Why are so many people convinced that brad nailers are an absolute must in speaker construction?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-20-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,238
Posted By Crash11
Pics as promised. My subs aren't as sexy as some...

Pics as promised. My subs aren't as sexy as some that I've seen, but I don't really care since they're behind the screen. I love the acoustically transparent screen.

Also, my amp is plugged into...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,238
Posted By Crash11
Hey guys. I just got my y-cable from Monoprice...

Hey guys. I just got my y-cable from Monoprice today. I set it back up to stereo mode and cranked up the gains to 3 o'clock. Watched a good scene from Act of Valor and I was impressed. Now it's...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Crash11
I built 2 full-size martysubs for basically right...

I built 2 full-size martysubs for basically right at $1000. I've been told this will create more output than at least $2000 in purchased subs, but I haven't made it that far.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Crash11
Yeah but is it acoustically transparent?

I didn't see any reference to this substance when searching, but I thought this particular area of the forum would appreciate this. It's called Vantablack. Absorbs 99.965% of light.
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-15-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,238
Posted By Crash11
I was trying to avoid that just because I don't...

I was trying to avoid that just because I don't have the parts on hand.

Would there be any problem with using this short cable splitter......
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,238
Posted By Crash11
Yeah I'll get to that eventually. Right now I'm...

Yeah I'll get to that eventually. Right now I'm just trying to confirm that I have the best setup I can have before I start messing with actual power output.

Is there anyone around here that...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,238
Posted By Crash11
Ok I'm thoroughly confused by this iNuke. The...

Ok I'm thoroughly confused by this iNuke. The documentation makes no sense, and this software isn't helping me. I took a screenshot of my latest setup. I ran the iNuke in Bridged mode with the...
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