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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2014, 10:47 AM
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It took me 30 years before I was able to look at...

It took me 30 years before I was able to look at Mothra without saying: "that's idiotic." While taking the harmless and making it forceful sometimes works, like using the actor who played the kind...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-14-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched Secret of the Incas (1954)...

Watched Secret of the Incas (1954) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0091Z485S)
2.9/5 (amazon 3.6/5, imdb 6.4/10)
Charlton Heston. This movie was the original Indiana Jones
A rogue moving among the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-13-2014, 12:46 AM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched Calvary (2014)...

Watched Calvary (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9KD460)
2.4/5 (amazon 4.4/5, imdb 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes 82%, AVS Ralph Potts: 4/5...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-11-2014, 10:33 PM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...

Watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MH8EZKY)
3.7/5 (amazon 4.1/5, imdb 7.8/10, rotten tomatoes 90%, Decent Films: A...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,034
Posted By BasementBob
BTW, you might enjoy the animated gif at; ...

BTW, you might enjoy the animated gif at;
http://www.readyacoustics.com/what-is-bass-trap.html?chapter=0;
Each 'page' is a graph showing the measured reverberations of a low frequency sound in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-11-2014, 11:48 AM
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Views: 22,034
Posted By BasementBob
My guess, assuming Wallace Clement Sabine was...

My guess, assuming Wallace Clement Sabine was correct, is the total sound energy in the room would be the same, but the frequencies of the peaks of the graph would move
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-09-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy...

Watched Guardians of the Galaxy (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N1JQ2UO)
3.9/5 (amazon 4.7/5, imdb 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes 94%, Decent Films: A-...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-09-2014, 01:57 AM
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Posted By BasementBob
Arabian Adventure (1979)...

Arabian Adventure (1979) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TJ6PDS)
2.5/5 (amazon 3/5, imdb 5.6/10)
Emma Samms, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mickey Rooney, Milo O'Shea, John Ratzenberger (Cliff...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-08-2014, 10:40 PM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill (2014)...

Watched Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N201WPM)
3.5/5 (amazon 3.5/5, imdb 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes 51%, AVS Lee Weber: 2.5/5...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-08-2014, 08:42 PM
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Views: 49,571
Posted By BasementBob
Two things to look into: 1. Sound loudness...

Two things to look into:
1. Sound loudness curves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour). So they might not hear it; but they might feel it, or hear the dishes rattle.
2. The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-08-2014, 04:58 PM
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Posted By BasementBob
Wool (glasswool aka fiberglass, or rockwool) is...

Wool (glasswool aka fiberglass, or rockwool) is usually cheaper than foam too.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-07-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched The Third Man (1949)...

Watched The Third Man (1949) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ULW74S)
3.9/5 (amazon 4.5/5, imdb 8.4/10)
An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2014, 05:52 PM
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Views: 49,571
Posted By BasementBob
I think it's more accurate to say: - they (NRC,...

I think it's more accurate to say:
- they (NRC, GreenGlue) publish tests for which there is good science. The NRC and Orfield and Riverbank facilities are only certified down to a certain frequency,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2014, 12:40 AM
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Views: 49,571
Posted By BasementBob
As you pass two layers and green glue, you start...

As you pass two layers and green glue, you start to get to the point where other things are dominant like doors and flanking.



Paul Woodlock is a musician who plays instruments you might find...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-06-2014, 07:58 PM
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Views: 49,571
Posted By BasementBob
Two layers allows constrained layer damping. Ted...

Two layers allows constrained layer damping. Ted White was so disappointed with 2 layers of drywall alone, he funded the startup www.soundproofingcompany.com (http://www.soundproofingcompany.com)...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-06-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By BasementBob
Watched The Expendables 3...

Watched The Expendables 3 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MRAJHCI)
2.6/5 (amazon 4/5, imdb 6.2/10, rotten tomatoes 32% 50%)
Exactly what you'd expect from a elder Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2014, 12:29 AM
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Views: 49,571
Posted By BasementBob
The 1/2 inch drywall that my local Home Depot...

The 1/2 inch drywall that my local Home Depot sells is now "30% lighter".

Since soundproofing is a function of mass -- keep your eye on the density figures when looking at NRC wall's sound...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   12-01-2014, 07:15 AM
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Posted By BasementBob
Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens...

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens official trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE




And the DVD version after George Lucas adds a few things he thinks should have been...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,034
Posted By BasementBob
You did the math one way. You missed...

You did the math one way.


You missed the other way.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Early_portable_tv.jpg
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 09:33 AM
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Views: 22,034
Posted By BasementBob
Or something like this for ten times the cost:...

Or something like this for ten times the cost: Jumbo Outlet Strip 48"L with 8 Outlets and 6' Cord $160 http://www.avenuesupply.ca/en-ca/product/jumbo-outlet-strip-48l-8-outlets-6-cord-322315.aspx
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10,568
Views: 1,369,888
Posted By BasementBob
Gooddoc: Some more ideas for you to...

Gooddoc:

Some more ideas for you to consider.

Apologies about the room mode calculator not working above 200hz. Actually that's probably a practical limit for modes anyway -- so I shouldn't...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,792
Posted By BasementBob
If you're building an absorber (riser with...

If you're building an absorber (riser with vents), then yes fill the riser with insulation, every bit of space filled.

If you're building a sealed riser (no vents), then just enough insulation to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 01:18 AM
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Views: 7,792
Posted By BasementBob
If a 6" cavity, I would have said that 3" to 4"...

If a 6" cavity, I would have said that 3" to 4" of insulation was enough, as long as the entire floor is covered.
What have you read that says it has to be filled?
(I'm thinking of the various...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 01:15 AM
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Views: 1,369,888
Posted By BasementBob
Relative to 10hz to 50hz, your 180 Hz to 800 Hz...

Relative to 10hz to 50hz, your 180 Hz to 800 Hz range should be much easier to deal with.

Start with the simple stuff:
1) See if you have any axial modes in the range. Consider putting...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-22-2014, 01:23 AM
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Views: 743,190
Posted By BasementBob
Watched Sailor of the King (1953)...

Watched Sailor of the King (1953) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MGBLJG)
2.9/5 (amazon 4.2/5, imdb 6.9/10)
Jeffrey Hunter stars as a Canadian sailor serving on a British warship who battles...
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