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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,616
Posted By rabident
Other things I wish I had included in previous...

Other things I wish I had included in previous contracts:



Substitutions. I would add verbiage to the contract that limits the designers ability to make substitution of services or...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,616
Posted By rabident
Where design details end and implementation...

Where design details end and implementation details start isn't always clear. Debate over where that line is drawn can become a point of contention after the design is completed. Some examples:...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,616
Posted By rabident
1) Do I have to pay upfront for the design? If...

1) Do I have to pay upfront for the design? If they say yes, ask yourself why. With the exception of retainer fees, deposits, etc it's customary to pay for services rendered. That provides...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,250
Posted By rabident
It's a lot cheaper than spending $10,000+ to...

It's a lot cheaper than spending $10,000+ to soundproof your room in order to lower the noise floor.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 219,014
Posted By rabident
That was my main reservation with the Lumis. ...

That was my main reservation with the Lumis. Would like to have the option to physically converge the chips.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-28-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,888
Posted By rabident
So for the stage, you just over engineer it...

So for the stage, you just over engineer it rather than taking the time to deal with all variables. But for every other wall in the HT, you develop a custom solution for those subs unique to each...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,888
Posted By rabident
So it's implementation detail - not a design...

So it's implementation detail - not a design detail. That would explain why my $6500 EG Signature Plans don't have any special mounting requirements for the other subs around the room.

The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,888
Posted By rabident
What are the results?

What are the results?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,821
Posted By rabident
I think they are priced similar to the M2's as...

I think they are priced similar to the M2's as well, so not cheap. Supposedly they are revamping a lot of their HT line up. ...
Forum: Speakers   10-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 18,559
Posted By rabident
I wanted to go to hear the speakers. Trying to...

I wanted to go to hear the speakers. Trying to decide between:
JBL M2 with 3 series surrounds,
JTR,
or 1st time DIY using Beyma TPL150H & AE TD10M.

Sounds like 2 out of 3 will be represented,...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 18,559
Posted By rabident
It helps to think about planning your own GTG. ...

It helps to think about planning your own GTG. It's natural to have a list of people you want to see, and that's the same for everyone. I tried to get in early, but was told to wait, and then it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By rabident
2nd post down said 621. I read it quick and...

2nd post down said 621. I read it quick and assumed it was floor plan sqft, but it looks like it was total surface area of drywall.

I should note I had 12' walls, so that made everything more...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-16-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By rabident
My room is also 620sqft. From memory, approx: ...

My room is also 620sqft. From memory, approx:

$2,000 clips
$2,000 green glue
$2,500 for Serenity mat & adhesive, but I put off the purchase
$1,800 for channel & installation (got killed on the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,703
Posted By rabident
Their new riser designs don't use roofing felt. ...

Their new riser designs don't use roofing felt. Without revealing trade secrets, they use a mat. They wanted over $5,000 for the mat itself. Dennis takes a healthy margin on top of that, plus...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By rabident
How do you know it was the door? You and...

How do you know it was the door?

You and Mike are the only ones I know that measured & posted results. A few others I think have measured, but declined to post once they saw the numbers...
Forum: Speakers   10-04-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25,948
Views: 1,118,122
Posted By rabident
Is there a place to hear the JTR's? I tried to...

Is there a place to hear the JTR's? I tried to get in on the NE GTG, but that was only open to certain people. My room is around 7,000cuft, but no room treatments yet.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-04-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,222
Posted By rabident
I think a lot of people feel that way. I want...

I think a lot of people feel that way. I want all the new technology - 64bit OS, support for the latest hardware, updated API's like DirectX, and I'll take whatever under the hood / backend changes...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,308
Posted By rabident
I gathered that, but what were the actual...

I gathered that, but what were the actual dimensions and what Triad speakers were used?

The reason I ask is because there is this notion that HT speakers have to be capable of ear bleeding levels....
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,308
Posted By rabident
What was the size of the Dolby room and what...

What was the size of the Dolby room and what speakers were used?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-16-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 71,696
Posted By rabident
When I read it, I was thinking vw600 stack. ...

When I read it, I was thinking vw600 stack.

The Lumis can be as bright as 5,000 lumens, but they don't say what the CR is at that brightness. To get the rated 30k:1 CR, lumens drop to 3700 if I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 71,696
Posted By rabident
Do you have more info on the double & quad...

Do you have more info on the double & quad stacking? Do they have some sort of a rig that aligns the projectors and allows minor tweaks to converge the projectors? How did they split and feed the...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 1,988,328
Posted By rabident
What do the HTM1D go for used? I have one in my...

What do the HTM1D go for used? I have one in my bedroom that I never use.
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 20,309
Posted By rabident
Doesn't sound like it to me.

Doesn't sound like it to me.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-30-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By rabident
1) I'm not sure the exact height, but they are...

1) I'm not sure the exact height, but they are pretty tall. It may not work for you if space is tight. Here is a build thread that shows the can lights in the "beams" in detail (bottom pics in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By rabident
How would you rate these: 12 speaker cables,...

How would you rate these:

12 speaker cables, 2 hdmi, 1 cat6, 1 coax. = $2000, plus installation fee

Insulation for interior of a drywalled room. = 1400sqft. $2300, plus installation fee....
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