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Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   12-20-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Questions are always free to ask. For those that...

Questions are always free to ask. For those that may not know, Gerry Lemay is an acoustics expert. Quite literally. As far as I know, he hasn't ever posted on these forums, but he is well known...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 225
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
I'm going to put this to bed for the last time. ...

I'm going to put this to bed for the last time. Whoever said we don't design theaters in the $30k category is completely false (certain individuals come to mind on the fly in order to promote their...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
I could see where it would become a problem if a...

I could see where it would become a problem if a detailed planned had not been implemented, and all the "oh craps" had been figured out. However if you want to do them without a column, there are...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Why? Inwall or onwall speakers work just fine...

Why? Inwall or onwall speakers work just fine situated in a column. They can also work without the column, and without full depth walls. Choose speakers which can perform nearly the same inwall or...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Or attach ISC directly to concrete provided...

Or attach ISC directly to concrete provided concrete walls are plumb.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
This brings back flashbacks. I just designed a...

This brings back flashbacks. I just designed a room with almost the exact same issues and similar dimensions in Colorado. Home I think was built in the 20's or 30's. It can be done.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
You are never going to be able to isolate an open...

You are never going to be able to isolate an open ended room. Big is correct, any attempt at doing so will be a waste of money...to a point, but there are some ways of minimizing it...a little, but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Exactly! I would consider employing Big for...

Exactly! I would consider employing Big for assistance in this arena. Yes, It will compromise sound if they are placed differently. They were placed there for a reason. At a minimum, you can make...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Pay the $33 and read the paper Nyal, then we can...

Pay the $33 and read the paper Nyal, then we can discuss it. Lessons learned from the reasearch can apply very much to this situation. in fact, it has given me an idea. In regards to impact,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Well, I don't think the sand camp has to prove...

Well, I don't think the sand camp has to prove anything. The paper above served to dispute the claims of this thread. However, it does get me to thinking of perhaps looking at a slightly more...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Such great sarcasm lost. Ah, but there is! The...

Such great sarcasm lost. Ah, but there is! The home itself.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Interesting read ...

Interesting read

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/dav/aaua/2014/00000100/00000004/art00007?token=004711a20573d2570257050492b462431252d313a677c4e7547543c7e386f642f466fa0

This may be a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
I wouldn't quite go so far as to say it shows...

I wouldn't quite go so far as to say it shows anything clearly, but it does show the need for further inquiry.

An element of interest is the untreated floor. Airborne waves will impact the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Possibility. One thing of interest is how...

Possibility. One thing of interest is how granroth mentioned additional items rattled throughout the house. What I wonder is if the stage was indeed working, but the increased airborne sound waves...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
It is interesting no doubt. I would like to see...

It is interesting no doubt. I would like to see some additional tests before I change my "dogma", but interesting none the less. Thanks granroth for taking the time.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
For the OP, here's a program for Boundary Element...

For the OP, here's a program for Boundary Element Method if you're into FORTRAN. :D

http://www.boundary-element-method.com/acoustics/

CARA would probably work a bit better if you don't want to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,696
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Great job Jeff! Congrats!!

Great job Jeff! Congrats!!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Once again, you guessed it, I disagree with you...

Once again, you guessed it, I disagree with you Nyal...but only partially this time. :). Don't forget that you have an impact based sound hitting the plane (I.e. concrete, walls, ceiling) not just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Consider a projector from either Runco or Digital...

Consider a projector from either Runco or Digital Projection or Christie. A $2k-$3k projector stateside won't even come close to cutting it. Remember, this is your DREAM theater.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,146
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
You keep thinking in black or white, yes or no...

You keep thinking in black or white, yes or no terms. Dealing with engineering issues when building a theater is not binary. If your second floor can't handle 1.6 tons, how about 400lbs then or...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,090
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Wait, so Big isn't building my theater now!! ...

Wait, so Big isn't building my theater now!! :eek:
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,090
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Say what!!!??? Acoustic 'DESIGN" for an extra...

Say what!!!??? Acoustic 'DESIGN" for an extra $10k???!!! Wowsers! Ok, this is what that tells me. They are not acoustic experts. You hit the nail on the head. They are middlemen. If they are...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,090
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Argh this phone!! Hope it helped!

Argh this phone!! Hope it helped!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-10-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,090
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
You're welcome! How it helped!

You're welcome! How it helped!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,604
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Always fun to see what went onto paper come...

Always fun to see what went onto paper come alive. :). Looking good!
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