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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By BIGmouthinDC
you can start your reading here: ...

you can start your reading here:

http://www.avsforum.com/uploads/Dolby-Atmos-for-the-Home-Theater.pdf
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 42,370
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I think it is fortunate that the bathroom is...

I think it is fortunate that the bathroom is right across the hallway.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
You could always build a room within the room and...

You could always build a room within the room and take out the curves,
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
generally the attachment of the screen wall to...

generally the attachment of the screen wall to both the stage wall/ceiling is not viewed as a source of coupling of any significance. Meaning you would never be able to tell the difference. If it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Just do this on a smaller scale and skip the rope...

Just do this on a smaller scale and skip the rope light, black fabric front wall, some panels on the side walls. use them to block the windows, More pics in staggered wall project.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 171,155
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
but, since it now appears to be a requirement in...

but, since it now appears to be a requirement in your county for new construction, falling back to an old standard opens the door for problems with insurance and home inspectors at the time of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 43
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
how is your ceiling constructed, insulation?...

how is your ceiling constructed, insulation? clips/channel extra Drywall etc? If normal residential construction those speakers with back boxes are probably equal in sound containment to the rest...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-01-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 43
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
that rubber floppy thing is better than nothing,...

that rubber floppy thing is better than nothing, not sure how they want you to wire it up, probably through a small hole sealed with silicon.

the alternative is to use any inwall/ceiling speaker...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 42,370
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I keep waiting for an episode of CSI where they...

I keep waiting for an episode of CSI where they investigate a guy dead in his home theater as a result of intense sound waves scrambling his innards
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   05-31-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
fabricmate.com

fabricmate.com
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
an area of compromise for sure, but so is using...

an area of compromise for sure, but so is using double framing on only one wall. Unfortunately sound doesn't just travel in a straight line, It will get the bedroom through the ceiling, floor...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
you absolutely positively do not want to add...

you absolutely positively do not want to add drywall between two drywall surfaces as you describe. you can read about the triple leaf effect at soundproofing company.com. The double framing is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Whisper clips are the BMW of clips, The IB1 is...

Whisper clips are the BMW of clips, The IB1 is the Toyota, you would save 6 weeks. They will work just fine.

On the walls I'm not sure of your local cost for lumber but run the numbers, framing a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-31-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
the package you linked is an interior finishing...

the package you linked is an interior finishing package. Kind of like buying a fiberglass body mounting it on a Volkswagen beetle chassis and calling it a sports car, May look good but drives like...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 296
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
float a new sub-floor on a layer of Serenity mat...

float a new sub-floor on a layer of Serenity mat (rubber mat), to save money get horse stall mats at Tractor Supply.

Float means there are no mechanical fasteners connecting the new subfloor to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
why did you pick that wall over the alternatives?...

why did you pick that wall over the alternatives? can you move the door?

You have room to do 3 identical vertical speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen,

Horizontal center channels...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Studs are vertical, blocking is horizontal, I...

Studs are vertical, blocking is horizontal, I don't check metric math, it is a communist plot.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Most theater projects being retrofitted into...

Most theater projects being retrofitted into available spaces involve some compromises. This is one on yours. I've seen professional designs with the surrounds in soffits and ceilings to increase...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I not sure I know what a Noggin is but I've never...

I not sure I know what a Noggin is but I've never needed anything extra inside a drywalled wall to hang a screen. What do the mounting clips look like for that screen? If they are z-clips you have...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
No clips and channel on the ceiling?

No clips and channel on the ceiling?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-29-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 42,370
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
As far as I know there are only 3 left.

As far as I know there are only 3 left.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-29-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
http://www.lowes.com/pd_289424-53058-9201101_1z0vg...

http://www.lowes.com/pd_289424-53058-9201101_1z0vgcs__?productId=1241365&pl=1

at the white oaks project we threw away the halogen bulbs and replaced with Sun Sun LED bulds. Net cost per fixture...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-29-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
10, but I always use eyeball cans so I can aim at...

10, but I always use eyeball cans so I can aim at the screen. I'd take those lithonians back. and get the 4 inch remodel cans from Lowes.
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-29-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
1 and 3 or 2 and 4, stagger them along the long...

1 and 3 or 2 and 4, stagger them along the long walls.

If these are floor standing full range speakers the sub woofers are most likely Appetizers at best for the main course of room shaking room...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-29-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
not sure what you mean by ductboard. Are you...

not sure what you mean by ductboard. Are you referring to OC 703 and 705? You may be using too much absorption and not enough diffusion/reflection in your plan, You can add scrim and strips of...
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