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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By longshorejl
Upgraded to a Mitsubishi HC6800 over the...

Upgraded to a Mitsubishi HC6800 over the weekend. It was a demo from a retailer that was getting out of the Mits projector business.The IN82 it replaced had over 7500 hours on it. It was...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 42,443
Posted By longshorejl
Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-16-2012, 06:22 AM
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Views: 42,443
Posted By longshorejl
Nice job on the riser. Looking Good!

Nice job on the riser. Looking Good!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
After much debate I decided on my new backup...

After much debate I decided on my new backup sump pump strategy. I purchased the following products from amazon.com:
Zoeller 30-0181 Check Valve, 1-1/2 Inch
Reliance Controls THP205 Sump Pump...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
The hard push was on to get this ready for the...

The hard push was on to get this ready for the Superbowl in Indy. I was up almost all night last Thursday painting. The carpet was installed Friday and I called it done (for now). We had a blast...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
First impressions...WOW. The back wall...

First impressions...WOW.

The back wall could never pass the rattle test on the Disney setup disc. There were frequencies that just shook the back wall. Now that I have all of those registers open...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
I forgot to mention... The build started out...

I forgot to mention... The build started out lacking rigidity. I purchased brackets for every connection. In the end the riser was built like a deck with metal brackets securing all cross members as...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
I was able to build the riser finally. I used 2...

I was able to build the riser finally. I used 2 x 8's, so not as tall as most, but I wanted it to be just like any other step. This matches my staircase in back as well as the stage. I started by...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 260,857
Posted By longshorejl
I took back 4 arrow electric staplers myself. It...

I took back 4 arrow electric staplers myself. It got to the point where it was just part of the process. When they worked you zoomed along when they didn't - coffee break, time to go to Lowes. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,867
Posted By longshorejl
Wish I would have read about the magic lip...

Wish I would have read about the magic lip measuring tool last week. I think it would have saved me an hour on my stage. I did it different with the same result. The hour was from thinking about how...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-15-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
I have been busy completing the theater over the...

I have been busy completing the theater over the last few weeks. I think I am officially done with the front half of the room (except carpet). On the side walls I have put up the fabric and painted...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-24-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
I think I'm going to need bunches of feedback. I...

I think I'm going to need bunches of feedback. I suffered through the setup with the following equipment:
REW (of course)
ThinkPad Edge I3 Windows 7
XLR male to XLR female Microphone Cable - 15...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 299,002
Posted By longshorejl
I tried it that way when it was on a side wall,...

I tried it that way when it was on a side wall, but didn't think to try it on the stage. I'll give it a try. Thanks

Place looks great. I think I'm going to do something like your bar in back...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 299,002
Posted By longshorejl
Tony, I see your DTS10s above are ported toward...

Tony, I see your DTS10s above are ported toward the wall. Is this recommended? I have mine facing the room.

Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
Sorry, I should be more specific. The door opens...

Sorry, I should be more specific. The door opens into the closet. No need to turn it around. I can take the riser all the way to the wall.

I'm curious what you might think is the best way to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
It currently opens inwards. I would like the...

It currently opens inwards. I would like the riser to go all the way to the door, which would make for a short door.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
I can use some help! I am trying to figure out...

I can use some help! I am trying to figure out how to finish the back of the theater. I plan to do a riser in the back of the room. The layout will be a row of seats then a bar behind with some...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
Two photos of recent progress. I continued...

Two photos of recent progress. I continued making the fabric panels this weekend.
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff484/longshorejl/131d3087.jpg

This picture has the egress window behind it....
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   12-18-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 867
Posted By longshorejl
Welcome datguy85. I live in Beech Grove, but...

Welcome datguy85. I live in Beech Grove, but actually feed into Southport HS. I just built my AT screen a few weeks ago and I love it. I bought the material from seymourav. I don't use a htpc.
Jim
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-14-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By longshorejl
Would a mic like the Dayton EMM-6 and a...

Would a mic like the Dayton EMM-6 and a Behringer XENYX 302USB and a laptop be enough to take the measurements? This would allow for a USB connection to the laptop's sound card.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-14-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By longshorejl
Thanks. I'll check out that forum. It sounds...

Thanks. I'll check out that forum. It sounds like regardless of what mic I use a laptop isn't going to cut it. My laptop does have an hdmi input though... Hmm I'll do some more research . Thanks...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-14-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By longshorejl
What mic should I buy for REW? I assume there is...

What mic should I buy for REW? I assume there is a standard off the shelf mic that is cheap that everyone uses.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-12-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
Let me clarify, the linacoustic goes up to about...

Let me clarify, the linacoustic goes up to about 60" in height on the left and right side walls. I have 1" total on these walls (2 times 1/2"). The current plan is to not place any additional...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-12-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By longshorejl
Brad, Just to clarify... there is no need to...

Brad,
Just to clarify... there is no need to leave any kind of hole for the sub? I have a DTS-10 that I've placed behind my screen. The output of this sub is at the bottom and I was planning to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By longshorejl
First, a quick screen shot... ...

First, a quick screen shot...
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff484/longshorejl/Jacksfirstfootballgame137.jpg

I spent time making the frames and installing the linacoustic and poly b on the...
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