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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Nyal Mellor
Hey Tim I'll be at CEDIA. We should meet up...

Hey Tim

I'll be at CEDIA. We should meet up for a show floor demo or two, or a beer, or both.

Nyal
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-23-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,958
Posted By Nyal Mellor
We ask clients to measure their speakers if we...

We ask clients to measure their speakers if we don't have or can't source off axis data. You have to look at every speaker as even two CD designs will measure differently depending on the waveguide,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Our demo room is 12'x17'. IMO not enough room for...

Our demo room is 12'x17'. IMO not enough room for two rows. Maybe you could squeeze in a bar. Certainly that would be possible in our demo room. Three seats wide maximum, and careful door placement...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,679
Posted By Nyal Mellor
CD horn to CD horn, pretty similar. Klipsch style...

CD horn to CD horn, pretty similar. Klipsch style horn to CD horn = redesign; at least in my opinion. Probably most focused on side wall and ceiling treatments. Maybe some tweaks to the level of...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,679
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Nearly all speakers one might consider using in a...

Nearly all speakers one might consider using in a HT are omnidirectional in the upper room mode region, so the treatment for that region would not change.

Above the modal range, an unqualified YES...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,679
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Spot on. I did a basic DIY job on a Radian CD...

Spot on. I did a basic DIY job on a Radian CD with Acoustic Elegance TD12 with the response corrected with a DEQX and it sounded amazing. Better in the mid/high frequencies than a Linkwitz Orion...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,679
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Not just horns. There are some other technologies...

Not just horns. There are some other technologies that work for high SPL HT. AMTs, large ribbons, planar magnetics. It's mostly the low power handling of dome tweeters that's the issue. THX have...
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,679
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Interesting discussion Yes, for best results...

Interesting discussion

Yes, for best results the room acoustics have to be designed around the speaker. Above 250Hz what you hear is a combination of direct sound + reflections (early and late...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By Nyal Mellor
No you are spot on, I did not properly read the...

No you are spot on, I did not properly read the initial post and missed the 4-5" thing. It's not easy to aim a Triad in wall as it's designed for in wall installation with dog legs to hold it to the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You should be able to integrate with the Lutron...

You should be able to integrate with the Lutron RA2 main repeater via IP, presuming you are using a remote that works over IP. For example in my home I have a RA2 system and a Pro Control remote. The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Nyal Mellor
If it works the same way as RA2 then your dealer...

If it works the same way as RA2 then your dealer creates the scenes with the programming software. Once they are setup you can change the levels of individual lights within the scene from your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I can't think of any reasons to use a Grafik Eye...

I can't think of any reasons to use a Grafik Eye setup. Grafik Eye is really intended for one room standalone systems. If you have the theater on QS it'll be integrated into the house system, so easy...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Sanjay are you not concerned with being too far...

Sanjay are you not concerned with being too far vertically off axis if the speakers are mounted that high? Speakers generally have pretty narrow operating window vertically due to interference...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,528
Posted By Nyal Mellor
You might also look at the new KEF 3160 / 5160...

You might also look at the new KEF 3160 / 5160 THX certified in walls. Based on the R series drivers. Extremely well made - solid aluminum baffle and beefy clamping. High output, enough to meet THX...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,397
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I think you will find yourself leaving the...

I think you will find yourself leaving the minisplit on the whole time rather than turning it on and off when you use the theater. The main reason I say that is that it will take a while for the HVAC...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-02-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,528
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Smile Maybe, but you have to use your own ears!! Please...

Maybe, but you have to use your own ears!! Please do not buy a 20k speaker on the basis of an AVS forum recommendation. I'm not sure what your designer is providing for you but speaker selection is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-02-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Nyal Mellor
My advice: build the treatments yourself. If you...

My advice: build the treatments yourself. If you do this you'll need to design them too (unfortunately). Or get help from someone to design them for you.

Your biggest problem in that room is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Nyal Mellor
HVAC done properly is expensive :( You could...

HVAC done properly is expensive :(

You could do a dedicated mini split w' fresh air exchange for less than that, and introduce none of the issues of a zoned system.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,528
Posted By Nyal Mellor
That depends how loud you play your theater. I...

That depends how loud you play your theater. I had a client with Giyas and he kept on blowing up the rear surround tweeters. He's on JBL M2s now.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,528
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Confirming the comments above, don't use speakers...

Confirming the comments above, don't use speakers designed for use away from walls (that would be virtually ALL '2 channel speakers') in a cabinet. Use some speakers specifically designed for on/in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 18,157
Posted By Nyal Mellor
AFAIK DTS Neo.X doesn't have rear height...

AFAIK DTS Neo.X doesn't have rear height speakers. It includes width and front left and right height. Only thing I know with rear heights is the Yamaha rear presence DSP (and Auromatic).
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 18,157
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Not sure if this has been covered already but...

Not sure if this has been covered already but will Dolby Atmos for the home have an upmix algorithm to play back over the additional height speakers?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, we build custom HTPCs - MS2...

Yes, we build custom HTPCs - MS2 (http://store.acousticfrontiers.com/Acoustic-Frontiers-MS2-Media-Server.html) - and design, supply equipment, install and calibrate home theaters as well as...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Sound isolation is only as good as the weakest...

Sound isolation is only as good as the weakest link. Here's what I would suggest: figure out the lowest STC component in your room (that'll be the pocket door, I'm pretty sure) and don't go much...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,528
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Two channel music? There is always a...

Two channel music?

There is always a compromise for combining a music and home theater system in one space using same speaker system. Typically the best speakers for HT are not the best speakers...
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