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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By thestoneman
I bought my projector in March and still don't...

I bought my projector in March and still don't have my HT done. I was starting to think I should have waited to buy as fear of a tech jump is omnipresent....until I saw the price tag. Yikes. Condo...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By thestoneman
Didn't think about that, but makes perfect sense....

Didn't think about that, but makes perfect sense. If I have an open are with no face plate at the top I suppose the fan will just pull air from the first available area.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 29,954
Posted By thestoneman
Holy crap...I want both of those.

Holy crap...I want both of those.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By thestoneman
Agree that front wides will serve you better than...

Agree that front wides will serve you better than having 4 Atmos overheads.

If you read the Cedia Atmos demo review, they spoke highly of the up-firing Atmos speaker set up as it dispersed the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By thestoneman
My rack has an internal fan the draws air in from...

My rack has an internal fan the draws air in from a built in vent at the base of the rack. I am guessing a fan pulling air out of the area above the rack will be sufficient.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,364
Posted By thestoneman
It will process 11.1, but only amplify 9.1.

It will process 11.1, but only amplify 9.1.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By thestoneman
I am second guessing my rack cooling as well. I...

I am second guessing my rack cooling as well. I think I'm OK, but wondering if I should duct the rack fan vent to the wall vent. Cross section is below. Basically I will have a roughly 20" open...
Forum: Great Found Deals   09-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By thestoneman
Atmos is gonna make it hard to get rid of older...

Atmos is gonna make it hard to get rid of older models. Great deals to be had if you don't care about Atmos. Unfortunately, I do care.
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   09-06-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By thestoneman
That was great...extremely informative. I have...

That was great...extremely informative. I have been wondering if I placed my overheads in the right spot, if my ceiling is tall enough, etc. Based on what I'm hearing, Atmos is a very forgiving...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By thestoneman
Not an earth rattling update, but drywall is just...

Not an earth rattling update, but drywall is just about complete. Mud going on today so paint is next, then flooring.

One photo is a view from what will be behind the bar. I'm really trying to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By thestoneman
Again, I am no expert, but I think that if...

Again, I am no expert, but I think that if reference level audio isn't a priority then you really don't have that much of a problem on your hands. It's still sonically not ideal, but not that big a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-02-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By thestoneman
The dreaded square room. That is likely the...

The dreaded square room. That is likely the first thing the pros here will tell you to address. Square rooms are acoustically troubled. The issue I'm seeing is you don't have enough space to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,243
Posted By thestoneman
Welp, you passed me...I need to catch up! ...

Welp, you passed me...I need to catch up! Looking good!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-26-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By thestoneman
I had him remove the drywall. I will be pissed...

I had him remove the drywall. I will be pissed if I cut corners now. A few sheets of drywall and an hour of so of work...problem solved.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,021
Posted By thestoneman
I want as much sound containment as possible, but...

I want as much sound containment as possible, but it's not critical. Considering I just have to rip out a bit of drywall, I am going to do it right. Otherwise, I will have done all the other sound...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By thestoneman
Soundproofing emergency!!

My drywall guy put up drywall without insulation!

In his defense, the wall is not a foundation/exterior wall. It is decoupled and will have DD/GG.

I am concerned about losing this line of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 34,021
Posted By thestoneman
Soundproofing emergency!!

My drywall guy put up drywall without insulation!

In his defense, the wall is not a foundation/exterior wall. It is decoupled and will have DD/GG.

I am concerned about losing this line of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 53,739
Posted By thestoneman
I'm just happy I am wired for options! I guess...

I'm just happy I am wired for options! I guess I'll have to experiment a bit.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 53,739
Posted By thestoneman
To further explain my thinking... I have 4...

To further explain my thinking...

I have 4 overhead speakers...2 left and 2 right. Should I connect both left overheads to one channel and both right overheads to one channel so I can keep the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 53,739
Posted By thestoneman
That blows. Well, I have 3 options. Let me know...

That blows. Well, I have 3 options. Let me know which you think is best:

A) Delete my front wides so I can have (4) overheads on 2 channels

B) Connect all (4) overheads to 1 channel (not sure...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 53,739
Posted By thestoneman
I think I know the answer, but need to ask...is...

I think I know the answer, but need to ask...is 9.2.4 an option with the X5200? I am hoping to use front wides and (4) overheads. Will the X7200 process 9.2.4?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-24-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By thestoneman
Unfortunately, the less invasive you get, the...

Unfortunately, the less invasive you get, the less sound control you will achieve. Walls that are not de-coupled will create significant leaks.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 17,142
Posted By thestoneman
I admit I haven't read through this entire...

I admit I haven't read through this entire thread, but I had a question about ceiling height and diminishing returns.

Ceiling height seems to vary greatly from one HT to the next. Personally, I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,886
Posted By thestoneman
Pulverized rubber tires would be cool. It's...

Pulverized rubber tires would be cool. It's super comfortable to walk on too. It might smell though indoors.

Really enjoying this build thread. Those sconce fixtures are bad ass!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   08-20-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By thestoneman
Drywall going up today. 19 backer boxes in...

Drywall going up today. 19 backer boxes in total...13 recessed lights, (4) Atmos speakers and (2) overhead speakers for the bar area.


Going with faux hardwood vinyl flooring for the bar area. ...
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