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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By HopefulFred
The fact that they are rear ported shouldn't make...

The fact that they are rear ported shouldn't make a difference unless you get really wild with the absorption and restrict airflow around the port.

The issue I'm speculating may be the problem is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-25-2015, 05:09 AM
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Posted By HopefulFred
As a diagnostic move, shift everything left about...

As a diagnostic move, shift everything left about two feet and listen again.

Probably the reflection off the short wall near the R loudspeaker is destructively interfering at your listening...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-24-2015, 05:33 AM
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Views: 71,461
Posted By HopefulFred
And it was great to meet you as well. I know you...

And it was great to meet you as well. I know you keep a busy schedule, and it is great to be fit in.

Now I just wish I could post pictures of progress... my new job has kept me very busy, and I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,216
Views: 149,789
Posted By HopefulFred
I'm sure they would appreciate anything you can...

I'm sure they would appreciate anything you can do to make it perfect, but I'm also very confident that they are always dealing with imperfect. If the gap is at the bottom, I might go ahead and shim...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   03-21-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8,080
Views: 748,328
Posted By HopefulFred
I liked it more than Bob, I think. I like sci-fi...

I liked it more than Bob, I think. I like sci-fi to be about philosophical issues and not about technology. Sarah Snook, Australian actress you won't recognize, is quite good in this. Ethan Hawke...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 148,037
Posted By HopefulFred
Exactly! When you roll up your extension cord by...

Exactly! When you roll up your extension cord by wrapping it around your arm, you put twists in it. If you pull it straight back out, you leave the twists in it, and it kinks up. The spool needs to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-18-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 31,678
Posted By HopefulFred
The best you're going to do for this is to get a...

The best you're going to do for this is to get a projector with zoom memory. If you set up your screen as 235 and then position the projector and adjust the zoom such that a 235 image fills the 235...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-16-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 7,803
Posted By HopefulFred
You don't - though we seem to be seeing more...

You don't - though we seem to be seeing more builds going with triple layer wall assemblies (3x dw or osb+2xdw like mine) but Ted has always said the marginal gains are small beyond two ply.

It's...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,454
Posted By HopefulFred
Looks like you're committed now. No. Try...

Looks like you're committed now.

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-14-2015, 04:59 AM
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Views: 1,397,386
Posted By HopefulFred
In small spaces, what's described as echo is...

In small spaces, what's described as echo is usually properly called flutter echo. Flutter echo sounds like a "zing" sound added to the end of a staccato sound, such as a clap. It is caused by the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-11-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,216
Views: 149,789
Posted By HopefulFred
I won't spend more money on a processor until I'm...

I won't spend more money on a processor until I'm ready to jump to UHD and HMDI 2.2.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-11-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,216
Views: 149,789
Posted By HopefulFred
I'm not able to speak about this expertly, but I...

I'm not able to speak about this expertly, but I think a ported enclosure is more sensitive to leaks than a sealed enclosure, strangely. A small leak in a resonant system is of larger import than a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-10-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,216
Views: 149,789
Posted By HopefulFred
I'm with those guys - don't sweat it. If you can...

I'm with those guys - don't sweat it. If you can see the glue running out the inside (which you probably can if you get a flash light and a compact mirror), it's sealed. Id be very surprised if it...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   03-03-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12,476
Views: 847,343
Posted By HopefulFred
Shorter is better. The DIY Sound Group is a...

Shorter is better.

The DIY Sound Group is a community of speaker designers and builders who are devoted to building loudspeakers with the best design and technology available, while keeping costs...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,216
Views: 149,789
Posted By HopefulFred
Don't take my word for it, but "after." The...

Don't take my word for it, but "after." The filler needs sealer too.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 148,037
Posted By HopefulFred
Pretty much. The anamorphic lens is the way it...

Pretty much. The anamorphic lens is the way it has always been done, and (with some exceptions) it only expands the image horizontally. Just as with the anamorphic adapter used in image capture,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 148,037
Posted By HopefulFred
'Scope is mostly a historical thing. When a 35mm...

'Scope is mostly a historical thing. When a 35mm print was to be used for anything other than the academy ratio, the trick is to use anamorphic lenses in image capture and playback. It gets you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 148,037
Posted By HopefulFred
Mason's line is a good cord that doesn't stretch...

Mason's line is a good cord that doesn't stretch and sag. Masons (bricklayers and stonesetters) use it to identify where the brick wall should be when they are done building it. It gives them a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,331
Posted By HopefulFred
If the lights will be i n front of the screen, so...

If the lights will be i n front of the screen, so that they shine onto it, you probably want them to be in a straight line. That way, the pattern of light on the screen is consistent (screen wash is...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By HopefulFred
Ralph's review is right on and insightful. The...

Ralph's review is right on and insightful. The picture of masculinity that is slowly painted while this drama plays out is subtle and artful. While the action can drag and the emotion is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-25-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,216
Views: 149,789
Posted By HopefulFred
I've been using drill and reciprocating saw in my...

I've been using drill and reciprocating saw in my soffits - 1/2" OSB + 5/8" drywall. I'm sure a jigsaw would be neater, but I'm getting reasonably good with my reciprocating saw.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By HopefulFred
I don't know anything about those designs other...

I don't know anything about those designs other than what you have shared, but here's what it looks like.

The OS (non-mtm) is described at diysoundgroup...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 116,528
Posted By HopefulFred
Very cool, Tim. It's interesting to me that the...

Very cool, Tim. It's interesting to me that the HS24 seems to work well in both ported and sealed enclosures. It seems that this driver is a nicely engineered woofer. I was skeptical when it first...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 116,528
Posted By HopefulFred
I cringe every time I think about this process....

I cringe every time I think about this process. Good luck!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 116,528
Posted By HopefulFred
TMcG bills his time for beer, so there's more...

TMcG bills his time for beer, so there's more budget to consider here. I'm guessing at least four or five cases.
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