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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-24-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 695
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You can also turn subs sideways, and I often do...

You can also turn subs sideways, and I often do this to make false walls shallower. Bass is omnidirectional at sub frequencies so no change in frequency response.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-24-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Best thread title ever :)

Best thread title ever :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, exactly.

Yes, exactly.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You do not need to use hat channel and clips. In...

You do not need to use hat channel and clips. In fact double stud walls are superior (massively at low frequencies) to hat channel and clips. Plus they are A LOT cheaper.


At this stage you need...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 695
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Here's one I prepared earlier :) Home...

Here's one I prepared earlier :)


Home theater viewing angles, distances and sightlines: http://www.acousticfrontiers.com/2013314viewing-angles/


Also Procella have shallow options for...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-21-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Bet it is the HDMI cable. For long runs I only...

Bet it is the HDMI cable. For long runs I only use fiber optic cables from Celerity. If that's too rich then look at any of the DPL Labs certified cables.
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,463
Posted By Nyal Mellor
No hard feelings. Sorry for offending the "Triad"...

No hard feelings. Sorry for offending the "Triad" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triad_(organized_crime) :eek:


Only kidding :kiss:
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,463
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I was just responding to Doublewings post that...

I was just responding to Doublewings post that had contained factually incorrect assertions about Procella's "Identical Voices" design criteria and how you can fix speaker timbre matching at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-18-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I was not impressed by Monitor. I liked Martin...

I was not impressed by Monitor. I liked Martin Logan EM in walls (using the air motion tweeter) and KEF in walls. You might check out the new KEF CI3160RL, basically an in wall version of their R...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-18-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 367
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I wrote a bunch of blog articles about power....

I wrote a bunch of blog articles about power. http://www.acousticfrontiers.com/category/blog/power/


This is the overview article:...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,463
Posted By Nyal Mellor
How much real world experience do you have with...

How much real world experience do you have with Procella? I've used them in many rooms and clients have never been less than thrilled. And I've used all kinds of combinations of their speakers. Many...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,463
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Well we have Procella who have their "Identical...

Well we have Procella who have their "Identical Voices" concept (as in they voice their speakers to sound the same, so you can use them interchangeably. AKA timbre matched). Take the P6 for example,...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,463
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Why doesn't Triad have a timbre matched solution...

Why doesn't Triad have a timbre matched solution for 3D audio?


We need speakers that will work in all surround locations, use the same drivers as the LCRs and can go to 105dB peaks at the main...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-14-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,132
Posted By Nyal Mellor
The Xilica XP-2040 is the one I normally use (and...

The Xilica XP-2040 is the one I normally use (and also sell), no real DSP limitations, unlike the miniDSP units. Obviously costs a lot more but have proven to be very reliable in the field and work...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-13-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,132
Posted By Nyal Mellor
The other issue with the miniDSP 2x4 for sub...

The other issue with the miniDSP 2x4 for sub integration (unless they fixed it) is that it only has something like 7ms of delay. Which is normally not enough to get the subs properly integrated if...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-09-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I'd use a single layer of 5/8" damped drywall...

I'd use a single layer of 5/8" damped drywall (e.g Soundbreak XP). It will provide better MUCH results than a single sheet of normal drywall. You will still need in room bass trapping but you have...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-08-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Nyal Mellor
This thread is awesome, especially BIGs...

This thread is awesome, especially BIGs comments!!


I have put a few before / afters up, though mostly on my high end audio consulting work, not HT design....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-05-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,264
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Most of the computer UPSs especially the larger...

Most of the computer UPSs especially the larger ones are noisy, either fans or buzzing noises.

My current favorite projector UPS (not what you are using the UPS for) is the APC J25. It's a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-02-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You do not need to air seal a riser to make it...

You do not need to air seal a riser to make it into a broad band bass trap. Just put as many holes in it as you possibly can. The maximum number you can put it in is always going to be limited by...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-01-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By Nyal Mellor
There won't be much difference between 106 and...

There won't be much difference between 106 and 110. For more details see this article (hope it is helpful): home theater viewing angles, distances and sightlines -...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-28-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 159,317
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I want to add a few comments on the AT design: ...

I want to add a few comments on the AT design:
- BB has built himself an almost concrete bunker due to the 3 layers of drywall. Result is something pretty damn stiff and with little flexure to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,437
Posted By Nyal Mellor
The Trinnov does not have the right measurement...

The Trinnov does not have the right measurement capabilities for this. You need to look at time domain stuff such as modal decay and reflection level / amplitude to do a proper job with room acoustic...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 384
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Some complements to STC: NR - noise...

Some complements to STC:


NR - noise rating http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/nr-noise-rating-d_60.html
RC - room criterion http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/rc-room-criteria-d_729.html

...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-24-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 159,317
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Belden speaker wire is not nice to work with. I...

Belden speaker wire is not nice to work with. I really like ICE cable which is Reelex coiled in a box. Installer stuff. But they don't do a 10 (if you really need a 10, about the only time you might...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-15-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 159,317
Posted By Nyal Mellor
No offense to Matt but he might not know what to...

No offense to Matt but he might not know what to listen to when he goes to other peoples rooms. I have been to a lot of rooms and can quite easily separate acoustics from speakers and electronics but...
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