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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 01:50 PM
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Posted By BIGmouthinDC
if you can't see a speaker you won't be hearing...

if you can't see a speaker you won't be hearing the direct sound. get that center as high as possible, then put the towers high enough so that the tweeters line up in a horizontal plane.

Your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 07:59 AM
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Views: 28,262
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I'm back, order the Executive collection and...

I'm back, order the Executive collection and Maybe the DMD collection from Acousticmac. Those fabrics tend to be a little easier to work with than GOM 701 and Anchorage.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 561
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
As part of THX calibration teachings, one test of...

As part of THX calibration teachings, one test of center channel calibration is to listen to content with just the L/R (Phantom center) and then with the Center turned on. If you can detect any...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Bass waves just laugh at AT screen walls as they...

Bass waves just laugh at AT screen walls as they fly by
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I've always felt that a screen surrounded by...

I've always felt that a screen surrounded by black velvet appeared to be floating in space plus the velvet allows you of hide the acostical treatments you should be putting on the front wall.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-16-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Not sure I see the benefit of super non...

Not sure I see the benefit of super non reflecting material on the front wall which doesn't reflect a lot of light back to the screen, Black velvet and even even The less black GOM FR701 do just fine...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I think you will need to sell seats locally due...

I think you will need to sell seats locally due to the cost off shipping. Plan on selling them at 1/3 to 1/2 of original price. Cash and carry bring your own truck. Personally I'd put them in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 103,668
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
The screen mounts on the front surface of the...

The screen mounts on the front surface of the wall frame with z clips on the top edge. Yes that is white oak which was an extreme variation of the minimal screen wall concept.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
You could dig through my basement thread or wait...

You could dig through my basement thread or wait until next week and I can post a picture. basically two layers of Linacoustic over the windows and one layer on the door covered in fabric to match my...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 103,668
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I have pictures of fitting the panels around the...

I have pictures of fitting the panels around the screen sharing the same supports as the screen. I'm out of the country back in my office Monday.

See post 485
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I'm not going to be able to give you a scientific...

I'm not going to be able to give you a scientific answer to your question but the door will be the weak link in your sound isolation efforts. Coulple of thoughts you could design the outer room in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
A lot of guys have put up 5/8 24OC and I haven't...

A lot of guys have put up 5/8 24OC and I haven't seem any reports of sagging.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
If dividing the space into two rooms supports...

If dividing the space into two rooms supports your life style do it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Ok sounds like you've thought it out.

Ok sounds like you've thought it out.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
When I was young and foolish and building my...

When I was young and foolish and building my first personal theater I did an open back room. As my education and exposure increased I have learned to hate my space from an audio perspective. The rear...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I turn the lights off during a movie so there is...

I turn the lights off during a movie so there is never a concern about destroying the video quality. That is my real world experience. Those writers may be thinking of TV rooms. A videophile turns...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Find the Grabber brand drywall screws in your...

Find the Grabber brand drywall screws in your area intended for metal framing. I would use the 5/8 OSB. But I only use OSB if I'm convinced that I need to. Making it easier to install drywall is not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-12-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
There is a lot more to sound proofing then...

There is a lot more to sound proofing then picking an insulation what is your overall plan?

Wall contruction techniques
HVAC isolation
Outlet sealing
Door
Speaker and light installation.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-12-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 320
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
If you can butter toast you can tape and mud,...

If you can butter toast you can tape and mud, just use the self adhesive tape then two coats of mud. Since it is a baffle wall you will be covering it with treatment so you don't have to sand or make...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,007
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Rabident, I've worked on three of Nyal's designs...

Rabident, I've worked on three of Nyal's designs he was very specific about what to put where. Did you contract for an acoustical treatment plan?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-11-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Stage or no stage is mostly a personel design...

Stage or no stage is mostly a personel design decision. The use of a stage to raise speakers or isolate vibration from the floor can be accomplished with stands and isolation pads. I think a stage...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-10-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
You can easily frame in a 2 1/2 inch gap by using...

You can easily frame in a 2 1/2 inch gap by using 1 5/8 metal track with vertical 2x4s turned sideways. I can post pictures when I'm back in my office on the 20th.

You can easily span 24 inches...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-10-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Your plans are correct. if you are planning a...

Your plans are correct. if you are planning a 2.35 sceen you need to be aware that when properly zoomed to fit the screen for 2.35 content that any trailer content in 16:9 will hit the soffit.

Be...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,299
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Acoustical caulk does not go on all the seams....

Acoustical caulk does not go on all the seams. First layer yes second layer just where it can be done without interfering with tape and mud drywall finishing. A little in inside corners and where...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
A water event can be an opportunity to upgrade on...

A water event can be an opportunity to upgrade on someone else's dime.
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