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Forum: AVS Forum Articles   07-02-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,486
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I would not advise starting there. Most of those...

I would not advise starting there. Most of those acoustical consultants are noise/vibration experts and/or experts in large room acoustics (houses of worship, offices, auditoriums, etc). The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 739
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Assuming your priority is 2 channel then I'd...

Assuming your priority is 2 channel then I'd recommend a motorized retractable screen that drops in front of the speakers.


You can also do a smaller fixed screen with two channel speakers out...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 739
Posted By Nyal Mellor
+1. I worked with Michael on his room for a while...

+1. I worked with Michael on his room for a while before he picked up enough to go it himself. He is using top line gear like YG Anat, Mola Mola NCore amps, etc....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 739
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yet another thread turns into objective vs....

Yet another thread turns into objective vs. subjective debate!


I am fully in the "measure things" camp and that good measurements equate to good sound. However I also fully believe that there...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 180,741
Posted By Nyal Mellor
http://www.kineticsnoise.com/arch/pdf/aa001812.pdf...

http://www.kineticsnoise.com/arch/pdf/aa001812.pdf


You need to provide your own bolts.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Nyal Mellor
There is no concept of reference level with all...

There is no concept of reference level with all channels playing. Reference level refers to the calibration process whereby a pink noise signal is played at -20dBFS through a single speaker channel....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-19-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 768
Posted By Nyal Mellor
http://www.seymourav.com/screensretractable.asp ...

http://www.seymourav.com/screensretractable.asp
http://www.seymourscreenexcellence.com/electric.asp


Seymour specialize in AT screens. We installed quite a few, both using the XD material and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-19-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 768
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You can do a motorized retractable. We use one in...

You can do a motorized retractable. We use one in our showroom. The Seymour AV screens are the only motorized retractables to use velvet borders for overscan.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Can't see the plans very well as they are upside...

Can't see the plans very well as they are upside down and kind of small but did someone already do the HT design for you?

Curved screens personally I don't see the point. They were designed to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-19-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 10,072
Posted By Nyal Mellor
If you have a floor that is prone to resonance...

If you have a floor that is prone to resonance when excited by subwoofer frequencies (e.g. suspended wooden floor), then isolating the sub can really help. I have not done any real data collection on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-18-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 739
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You can totally have one room that does two...

You can totally have one room that does two channel and HT very well. The most important things for acoustics are to get enough bass trapping in there to create tight bass and to manage the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,945
Posted By Nyal Mellor
A recommended part of a calibration process is...

A recommended part of a calibration process is running a 95dB or higher sine wave sweep through the system from 20-200Hz and identifying / resolving buzzing and rattling. You can do this using REW at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-14-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 180,741
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Manual D&J calcs are the most important. ...

Manual D&J calcs are the most important.

HVAC companies advertising expertise in residential energy efficiency work have been good at that stuff in my experience. You can find those companies by...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-12-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Not sure how tall the ceiling is but...

Not sure how tall the ceiling is but theoretically you could build off the floor. The only coupling between new theater and existing garage would be the concrete pad.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,493
Views: 124,579
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, of course, though you do not need that level...

Yes, of course, though you do not need that level of equipment ($800 pre-amp, $500 mic) to run REW.


Correctly put it is the Datasat mic kit..Dirac do not make a mic kit, only the correction...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-07-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,208
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You can get longer cables from Datasat. AFAIK the...

You can get longer cables from Datasat. AFAIK the pinout is the cinema standard, not Tascam or Yamaha. I think the pinout is in the manual.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-07-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, find out who the distributors are and...

Yes, find out who the distributors are and purchase from them. You won't be able to get all the brands this way but you will have quite a selection of product available. At least locally you can buy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-07-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, you are :eek: Check out CasaTunes...

Yes, you are :eek:


Check out CasaTunes for multi-room airplay.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 180,741
Posted By Nyal Mellor
The whole reason NEC exists is fire prevention....

The whole reason NEC exists is fire prevention. Basically what the NEC guys say is that they have seen that introducing AFCI and GFCI reduces fire risk and so that is why they are recommending it for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 180,741
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Awesome. Yes MOAR pink fluffy; fill the space...

Awesome. Yes MOAR pink fluffy; fill the space behind the baffle wall and in between the studs to the left and right of the speaker cutout :)

Code is now AFCI and GFCI for nearly all outlets....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,876
Views: 136,818
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I don't think it is an IMAX thing. Watch a...

I don't think it is an IMAX thing. Watch a Hollywood blockbuster from 3 years ago, watch one now, as a generalization you'll find they are using the surrounds much more aggressively (as in putting...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 911
Posted By Nyal Mellor
It's actually more like 2" for the RIM plus say...

It's actually more like 2" for the RIM plus say 1.5" for the two layers of OSB on top.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 911
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Remember sound isolation is only as good as your...

Remember sound isolation is only as good as your weakest link. That will be your floor and your door. There is little point in installing a wall structure with mid-60s STC (clips / channel / double...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I'd recommend something that works over wifi...

I'd recommend something that works over wifi (assuming you have robust home network), which means DLNA or Airplay. Bluetooth like you said has range limitations.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Nyal Mellor
+1, AT screen plus three identical speakers. ...

+1, AT screen plus three identical speakers.


Or if you are doing a big TV just do a shallow on wall mount center speaker?
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