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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7,925
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched Godzilla (2014)...

Watched Godzilla (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K2CHVSK)
3/5 (amazon 3.8/5, imdb 6.8/10, rotten tomatoes 69/73%, Decent Films: C (http://www.decentfilms.com/blog/godzilla2014-vid), AVS Ralph...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-19-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,488
Posted By BasementBob
It could have been fun if 99% of the 3D movie was...

It could have been fun if 99% of the 3D movie was 2 inches in and out of the screen, and then for one scene, for 2 seconds, Gozilla's tail comes out and slaps us in the face.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-16-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 735,144
Posted By BasementBob
Watched They Were Expendable (1945)...

Watched They Were Expendable (1945) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O599VC)
2.5/5 (amazon 4.6/5, imdb 7.4/10)
Directed by John Ford (as John Ford Captain U.S.N.R.)
Staring Robert Montgomery, John...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-14-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Yes, that's normal. You want the transmitted...

Yes, that's normal. You want the transmitted sound to go through the insulation to reduce wall resonance


Sure. But remember that wall wires have to be fastened (stapled) within 12" of every...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-14-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Mud & 'Tape' If the gap is larger than 1/8"...

Mud & 'Tape'

If the gap is larger than 1/8" then paper tape might not last. If the gap is 3/8" and something touches the paper, it'll poke right through. If the wall moves, and it will, the rigid...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Granroth: I don't paint caulk (except on...

Granroth:

I don't paint caulk (except on windows).

The floor always has floorboards instead.


The ceiling can have trim instead.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-12-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 735,144
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Blue Ruin (2013)...

Watched Blue Ruin (2013) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV054EC)
3.7/5 (amazon 4.1/5, imdb 7.1/10, rotten tomatoes 96%/77%, Roger Ebert 3.5/4)
Budget $160,000 (Hundred Sixty Thousand).
Box Office:...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-10-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,380
Posted By BasementBob
That was my take as well. Visually it was...

That was my take as well. Visually it was stunningly pretty, except for the animated ship.But there was less science, and more filler, than I was hoping for.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,889
Posted By BasementBob
Technically the concepts were from a couple of...

Technically the concepts were from a couple of posts by Rod Gervais, which I created images to match the text.
The first image went through three rejections before the forth (the one you used) was...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 735,144
Posted By BasementBob
Watched The Railway Man (2013)...

Watched The Railway Man (2013) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KB01PWG)
2/5 (amazon 4.4/5, imdb 7.1, rotten tomatoes 66%, AVS Lee Webber: 4.5/5...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   08-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,499
Posted By BasementBob
Same here, except no DS9. Never liked DS9. Didn't...

Same here, except no DS9. Never liked DS9. Didn't care for the Mirror universe episode in DS9.
I have been watching the various YouTube versions. Such as Fairest of them All...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Sounds good to me. (i.e. I'm comfy you've made a...

Sounds good to me. (i.e. I'm comfy you've made a good decision)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Yes, definitely ask people who've done it before....

Yes, definitely ask people who've done it before.
I see at Stockmonkey's thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-dedicated-theater-design-construction/1314492-desert-sunset-theater-build.html),...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
For your middle walls, since what you're trying...

For your middle walls, since what you're trying to do basically is building an I-beam, just an idea, perhaps skip the OSB up there and instead replace the top plate with a horizontally mounted 2x12...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
re Floating Floors: a) Beware resonance, where...

re Floating Floors:
a) Beware resonance, where sound actually gets louder through the floor. If you're using pucks or springs, then you need a floating concrete slab above them because you need a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Prior post I mentioned Acoustik-mat as an...

Prior post I mentioned Acoustik-mat as an isolator.
People used to put rigid rockwool under floating floors. It lasts quite a while.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
I take that to mean something like this ...

I take that to mean something like this


http://www.bobgolds.com/Assorted/pitviper33_1.png
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
The numbers below are not representative of any...

The numbers below are not representative of any particular room in existence -- so don't go thinking ALL slabs are 30dB, when few of them would be.
The diagram is presented only as an example of dB...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Time for a diagram, or three. Ball's in your...

Time for a diagram, or three. Ball's in your court.


Short answer to your last question -- probably. My first concern is: Depends on how thick sound path through the floated floor to the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Some people cut the concrete slab to decouple it....

Some people cut the concrete slab to decouple it. (possibly with a Concrete K Saw)
As for if that's Building Code approved in your area (e.g. water table concern), or if you'd caulk the joint with...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Absorbers cause transmission loss on the order of...

Absorbers cause transmission loss on the order of 0.5 of energy
Walls cause transmission loss on the order of 10,000,000 of energy (70 dB).
Thus absorbers make lousy STC devices by themselves,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
The insulation in the wall acts as damping,...

The insulation in the wall acts as damping, increasing the resonance frequency's transmission loss.


It shifts the mass-spring-mass system to a lower resonance frequency
It dampens sound waves...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-22-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 735,144
Posted By BasementBob
Played The Swamp Fox (1959)...

Played The Swamp Fox (1959) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ATQYV0)
2.5/5 (amazon 3.1/5, imdb 8.3/10)
Walt Disney hosting, Leslie Nielsen staring.
Watchable Disney fare.
Disney's explaining the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 35,195
Posted By BasementBob
Roxul rockwool, Owens Corning fiberglass pink,...

Roxul rockwool, Owens Corning fiberglass pink, even that blue jean stuff. If foam it must be open cell with lab tested sound absorption coefficients.
I'm fond of Roxul Safe n Sound, but it doesn't...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-18-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 735,144
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)...

Watched Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5LXMTG)
0.7/5 (amazon 4.1/5, imdb 8.2/10, rotten tomatoes 91%)


Obviously
I bought it because of the incredible reviews, and
I...
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