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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-25-2014, 12:56 AM
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Posted By rabident
Here is the marketing from Procella's site: ...

Here is the marketing from Procella's site:

"Today's Blu-ray movie and music recordings use the DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD™ and Lossless LPCM formats to produce a dynamic range that often...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,864
Posted By rabident
Unless I'm misreading between the lines, this was...

Unless I'm misreading between the lines, this was written last year.



http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/revealed-everything-you-need-to-know-about-4k/16776
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By rabident
Why do HT speakers need to be so loud?

I find it uncomfortable to be in the room with 75dB test tones. One processor I borrowed from the dealer used 85dB to calibrate the speakers. It was rip your head off loud. I can't imagine...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-23-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,442
Posted By rabident
This was one the best threads of AVS in a while. ...

This was one the best threads of AVS in a while. I'd love to see an AVS version of Myth Busters where all of the various "do it right" products & services are put to the test in real world settings....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-22-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,864
Posted By rabident
Is it $30k ? The NEC bulb projector was around...

Is it $30k ? The NEC bulb projector was around that. For the laser version I read under $50k for the PJ itself. That's for the stock projector without the after market mods for CR. I was only...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 137,491
Posted By rabident
I would like to try to save you from the "doing...

I would like to try to save you from the "doing it right" mentality. Often doing it right depends on who you talk to and what they're trying to sell. The mix houses can't even agree where their...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 101,290
Posted By rabident
We're going next weekend to Raleigh IMAX, if you...

We're going next weekend to Raleigh IMAX, if you want to come. My wife and I have "power passes" that give us + one guest each access to seating before everyone else. We always get prime seats even...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 101,290
Posted By rabident
How many lumens are you getting after...

How many lumens are you getting after calibration?

Light output is my main reservation on the vw600. Sony was rumored to be working on a high brightness consumer projector, but looks like that...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 98,653
Posted By rabident
I sent an e-mail to Mark 2 weeks ago. No...

I sent an e-mail to Mark 2 weeks ago. No response. It's the holiday season, he's a one man band, etc. I get it. But I would still like to try to make a decision on speakers since it's a pre-req...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,300
Posted By rabident
Back when JVC had a rep that hung out here, he...

Back when JVC had a rep that hung out here, he took us through the price difference it made. They had the G15 for ~ $12,500, and then a higher end G150 that had an interchangeable lens for ~$18,000....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-15-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,673
Posted By rabident
Curious if you and Tnedator are both into six...

Curious if you and Tnedator are both into six figures for room trim out / finishing as well? For the phase II stuff - after shell but before any equipment, screen, chairs, etc. I drew the line at...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,047
Posted By rabident
When I saw the Dolby rendering on the front page,...

When I saw the Dolby rendering on the front page, I immediately thought of that concept pic you posted 6+ months ago.

My riser will be 2' high. I'm planning 1 row of seating with MLP on the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,047
Posted By rabident
What is short throw in the world of DCI? ...

What is short throw in the world of DCI? Considering putting my projector in the riser.



I tried 17' wide on my old JVC a couple weeks ago to gauge screen size & viewing distance. It was...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,409
Posted By rabident
Paid EG for framing plans. Dennis said to follow...

Paid EG for framing plans. Dennis said to follow them *exactly* noting that there would be things the builder didn't understand, I just needed to make sure he did it.

Framing plans didn't include...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,409
Posted By rabident
I had a 3rd party evaluate what was done. I feel...

I had a 3rd party evaluate what was done. I feel pretty good about moving forward as is. I will measure the room after I get speakers, but I am having a hard time deciding what to get.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-02-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,409
Posted By rabident
Missed you in the Jeff vs Dennis acoustic face...

Missed you in the Jeff vs Dennis acoustic face off in my build thread. Jeff thought the flex in the drywall was good, echoing your thoughts above. Dennis declared the room a failure for sound...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,895
Posted By rabident
Looks like they made the same mistake with your...

Looks like they made the same mistake with your HVAC ducts as they did in my epic fail build. According to the man, the flex duct is supposed to terminate into metal pipe for the transition through...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-02-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,685
Posted By rabident
I wouldn't spend $9,000 on LCD at this point.

I wouldn't spend $9,000 on LCD at this point.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-01-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By rabident
How easy is it to get to? Every time I...

How easy is it to get to? Every time I disassemble something, I always seem to have extra parts after putting it back together. Is there a thread or site that details the procedure?

I am height...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,104
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: 101
Views: 3,104
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: 101
Views: 3,104
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: 83
Views: 3,691
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: 2,051
Views: 219,951
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: 180
Views: 5,442
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...
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