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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2017, 03:27 PM
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Posted By BIGmouthinDC
you can leave it on. but if you can't sleep at...

you can leave it on. but if you can't sleep at night you can slice it with a razor blade knife
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
leave the air gap. If you are using unfaced...

leave the air gap. If you are using unfaced batts there is no harm in piecing them together. If your climate and local codes requires a vapor barrier you need faced batts and technically you should...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
if you want to skip the clips and channel you...

if you want to skip the clips and channel you should decouple the new wall framing you intend to build. Build the frame one inch short and anchor with IB3 clips at the top and thick rubber mat under...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Or clear silicon caulk/glue

Or clear silicon caulk/glue
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Bass traps are about reducing standing resonant...

Bass traps are about reducing standing resonant waves not about killing sound that would pass your ears, If you have openings in the baffle wall near the room boundaries (walls, floor, ceiling...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
What are your plans for acoustical treatments?...

What are your plans for acoustical treatments? anything out side the drywall shell doesn't count and won't make a difference. Your room is normal with severe echos in the current state. Carpet and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I like the concept but boy are they pricey

I like the concept but boy are they pricey
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
yes but be sure to leave a gap under the...

yes but be sure to leave a gap under the baseboard for them to tuck the carpet, There is a chance it might get a little scuffed up, nothing that touch up can't fix. Depends somewhat on what color and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 693
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
here is another discussion about two center...

here is another discussion about two center channels both for and against the idea:
https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/152974-is-using-two-center-channel-speakers-advisable/
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Get another bid, I've had carpet installed in...

Get another bid, I've had carpet installed in rooms with fabric and molding installed. Many times. They know how to protect the wood work unless they are rookies.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-22-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
What part of the country is this that you can use...

What part of the country is this that you can use a garage to cool a theater? Generally exchanging air with the outside presents other issues. Like humidity and hot garages in the summer. A mini...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-21-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
If your joists are nice and straight and even...

If your joists are nice and straight and even from joist to joist you might get by with 1/8 inch. You are correct as long as the drywall doesn't touch you've achieved your isolation.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-21-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
running them parallel to the joists allows you to...

running them parallel to the joists allows you to recess them a bit and saves about 3/4 inch of headroom. You leave 1/2 inch gap. clips and channel hanging off the bottom of the joists consumes at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-21-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 83,480
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
HD, yes that is where I get mine.

HD, yes that is where I get mine.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-21-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 346
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
What Dave said, +1

What Dave said, +1
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-21-2017, 12:17 PM
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Views: 83,480
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
my go to on MDF, sands pretty easy but not as...

my go to on MDF, sands pretty easy but not as easy as drywall mud

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/94/94d24cc0-3fcf-4552-9014-ec54a3e1e8f5_300.jpg
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-21-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
An air exchange system utilizing dead vents to...

An air exchange system utilizing dead vents to cool the theater from adjacent rooms can work if you have enough volume in the system and the outside room has enough reserve capacity to cool the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 146
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
side surrounds look a bit forward

side surrounds look a bit forward
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
if you can't see a speaker you won't be hearing...

if you can't see a speaker you won't be hearing the direct sound. get that center as high as possible, then put the towers high enough so that the tweeters line up in a horizontal plane.

Your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 28,676
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I'm back, order the Executive collection and...

I'm back, order the Executive collection and Maybe the DMD collection from Acousticmac. Those fabrics tend to be a little easier to work with than GOM 701 and Anchorage.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 693
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
As part of THX calibration teachings, one test of...

As part of THX calibration teachings, one test of center channel calibration is to listen to content with just the L/R (Phantom center) and then with the Center turned on. If you can detect any...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Bass waves just laugh at AT screen walls as they...

Bass waves just laugh at AT screen walls as they fly by
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I've always felt that a screen surrounded by...

I've always felt that a screen surrounded by black velvet appeared to be floating in space plus the velvet allows you of hide the acostical treatments you should be putting on the front wall.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-16-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Not sure I see the benefit of super non...

Not sure I see the benefit of super non reflecting material on the front wall which doesn't reflect a lot of light back to the screen, Black velvet and even even The less black GOM FR701 do just fine...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I think you will need to sell seats locally due...

I think you will need to sell seats locally due to the cost off shipping. Plan on selling them at 1/3 to 1/2 of original price. Cash and carry bring your own truck. Personally I'd put them in the...
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