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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-18-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By bpape
Then remove the plywood and use the real front...

Then remove the plywood and use the real front wall (assuming it's not structural and is isolated behind.) The false wall is in front of the speakers only. That shoudl be the only false wall you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-18-2014, 08:39 AM
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Views: 1,346,980
Posted By bpape
Bass will go through the seating. If you want it...

Bass will go through the seating. If you want it broadband (I would) make sure the joists run front to back so you can cut larger holes in the front face and put carpet over it. That gives a lot of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-15-2013, 07:16 AM
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Posted By bpape
Agreed. A bit wider would be nice and not sure...

Agreed. A bit wider would be nice and not sure you need 24' for 4-6 people if square footage is an issue.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-17-2011, 09:08 AM
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Posted By bpape
We did not take a measurement initially. He...

We did not take a measurement initially. He already had the space treated and was looking to broaden the effects that he already had using the foam. Now we're into the stage of adding additional...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-17-2011, 06:50 AM
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Posted By bpape
We basically got rid of the foam that was...

We basically got rid of the foam that was sucking up all the high frequencies and leaving everything else pretty much untouched. Added some broadband bass control in the front corners and replaced...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-16-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By bpape
Yeah - that's a great deal. There was just a...

Yeah - that's a great deal. There was just a price increase and a lot of the distributor pricing on 2" is more than that for a 2x4 sheet - much less for a 4x8 sheet.

Bryan
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-12-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By bpape
Conduit is definitely your friend. If you have...

Conduit is definitely your friend. If you have long runs with bends in them, you'll also want to put in a pull string/wire to make your life easier.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,157
Posted By bpape
Nothing you're going to do about that. The sound...

Nothing you're going to do about that. The sound is going everywhere including up and over the fence.

2 options.

Turn it down

Start the parties earlier

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,663
Posted By bpape
If you're going to provide isolation to the room...

If you're going to provide isolation to the room above, you'll need to do all the walls as well as the ceiling or the sound will simply flank up in the space between the framing and the concrete (or...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,109
Posted By bpape
If you're concerned, you can get 'eyes' that are...

If you're concerned, you can get 'eyes' that are specifically designed for use with the items you're worried about.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By bpape
What is the width of the room itself? Will the...

What is the width of the room itself? Will the 'stage' have columns that extend to the ceiling that will impact screen size? Will you be using an AT screen or non-AT?

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-03-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By bpape
Again, if you're trying for isolation like you...

Again, if you're trying for isolation like you said, ANY gap is going to largely defeat what you're trying to accomplish. If you simply want the look of a gap, build a full wall and then add a layer...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-02-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By bpape
Looks like you already have decided where things...

Looks like you already have decided where things will be laid out and have it all framed up so not much to change there.

The false wall looks a bit on the cramped side to me. The speakers appear...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By bpape
If you want to block all sound then the gap at...

If you want to block all sound then the gap at the top and bottom will largely defeat what you're trying to accomplish.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By bpape
I generally recommend doing the normal...

I generally recommend doing the normal distribution of clips based on # of layers and stud spacing. Then I recommend adding 1 row of clips and channel on each side specifically to line up with where...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,163
Posted By bpape
That would be my thought. With most RAID...

That would be my thought. With most RAID schemes, it will default to the smallest drive in the array and treat all of them like that. If you want to use the full 1.5TB, you'll need another drive...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 87,370
Posted By bpape
Looks like you've got a nice space going there....

Looks like you've got a nice space going there. It will be worth the time and effort when you're done.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 326,714
Posted By bpape
Hope you have a speedy recovery. At least you...

Hope you have a speedy recovery. At least you have a functional room to relax in while recovering.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By bpape
Looks like a nice build. I'll add to the request...

Looks like a nice build. I'll add to the request about dimensions.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10,476
Views: 1,346,980
Posted By bpape
Quote:Originally Posted by erkq...

Quote:Originally Posted by erkq http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19254684)

Room size, of course. But for purposes of this discussion it probably...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,710
Posted By bpape
When you sit and clap you're putting the sound...

When you sit and clap you're putting the sound source and the listener in the same position. This is not a realistic test.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By bpape
Nook on the left will need to be addressed to...

Nook on the left will need to be addressed to avoid resomances.

Left side wall opposite the opening on the right is a good candidate to balance things

Rear corners would be a good place for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-28-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,357
Posted By bpape
Good luck on the build. You're not the first to...

Good luck on the build. You're not the first to have to finish the rest of the basement prior to the HT.

Bryan
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-27-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,774
Posted By bpape
Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC...

Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19247696)

So will $2K for the Panasonic AE4000 and a $400 DIY screen...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-27-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 198,920
Posted By bpape
Scouting is a great activity and a great way to...

Scouting is a great activity and a great way to spend time with your son. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when my son was younger.

Bryan
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