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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,274
Posted By TMcG
Been awfully quiet around these parts? S'up??

Been awfully quiet around these parts? S'up??
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-27-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
Let me see what pricing I can find for the RIM. ...

Let me see what pricing I can find for the RIM. Sounds much more expensive than I recall.


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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-26-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
thebland - Floating a concrete floor over a...

thebland - Floating a concrete floor over a concrete floor using Kinetics Noise Control RIM in the Rob Hahn theater HERE...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-25-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
The studs do not touch the foundation walls with...

The studs do not touch the foundation walls with an approximate 1" air gap behind the stud. The top plate of the wall is built short of the overhead joists and then a Kinetics CWCA wall decoupling...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-25-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
Stud walls are screwed directly into the double...

Stud walls are screwed directly into the double layer plywood floating floor so everything sitting on the floating floor is decoupled....the walls (provided the upper part of the walls are also...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-25-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
This system allows you to either float a concrete...

This system allows you to either float a concrete pad...OR....float on top of an existing floor (concrete or traditional subfloor) by using two layers of 3/4" sheet material on top per my method...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-24-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
Yes. A floating concrete pad is one of the...

Yes. A floating concrete pad is one of the options like Rob Hahn did....
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1559049&stc=1&d=1469174200

....but two layers of plywood with...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-24-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
Your wife needs to enroll in 'wife training'. :D...

Your wife needs to enroll in 'wife training'. :D Tell her she can decide on the rest of the house but the theater is your domain. At this point I suggest you fart loudly so she's inclined to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 57,155
Posted By TMcG
Glad to see you back in action! The least...

Glad to see you back in action! The least expensive carpeting you can get is the in-stock stuff at the big box stores. Most is what I would consider 'apartment grade', but they do have some nicer...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,591
Posted By TMcG
Just catching the new photo you posted late last...

Just catching the new photo you posted late last night - nice!

That Spancrete solves sooooooo many issues by not having the steel beam down the middle of the room. Virtually complete freedom to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-23-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
I didn't mean my previous comment to insinuate...

I didn't mean my previous comment to insinuate there would be an exposed box housing the projector as the projector box can easily be completely hidden in the proposed riser height as you pointed...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-22-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,591
Posted By TMcG
Wow...so you ended up with Spancrete after...

Wow...so you ended up with Spancrete after all...nice!!

Since things are moving forward is it safe to assume all the problems with the contractor have been resolved to your satisfaction?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-21-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,406
Posted By TMcG
Float the floor with Kinetics Noise Control RIM...

Float the floor with Kinetics Noise Control RIM (http://www.kineticsnoise.com/arch/rim.html) (Roll-out Isolation Mat) system. Period, end of story. Two layers of 3/4" T&G ply glued and screwed...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-20-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By TMcG
I'd be more impressed if they were able to 'push...

I'd be more impressed if they were able to 'push their bodies to the limit' and consume more than 50 consecutive minutes of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' in 2D, 3D or VR....

I didn't see any...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-19-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,354
Posted By TMcG
Nice push through the finish! I have to say...

Nice push through the finish!

I have to say you have a lot of extra equipment up there which is difficult to properly control just to get those two extra channels of matrixes (i.e. not discrete)...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-17-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 90,136
Posted By TMcG
Always amazed with how much trim molding added...

Always amazed with how much trim molding added visual interest.

Keep up the great work!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-15-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,354
Posted By TMcG
Take it from me as a former AMX and Crestron...

Take it from me as a former AMX and Crestron certified programmer that implementing something like this reliably is a patch job (from a programming perspective) at best. The only reliable approach...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-14-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 39,715
Posted By TMcG
Thanks. It will all be for naught by this fall...

Thanks. It will all be for naught by this fall when the new 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1 specification is released....although good luck getting content in the next 3 years, right? :rolleyes:
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-14-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 39,715
Posted By TMcG
But at what cable lengths??? THAT is the key...

But at what cable lengths??? THAT is the key piece of information.


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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-10-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 163,034
Posted By TMcG
Believe it or not, I actually dropped by to see...

Believe it or not, I actually dropped by to see Mfusick's theater in-person a couple weeks ago. Looks like it's been Loganed.... :D...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 48,371
Posted By TMcG
So how is the final result? Big difference?

So how is the final result? Big difference?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-08-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 163,034
Posted By TMcG
Sad news to report....drywall installation had to...

Sad news to report....drywall installation had to be cancelled due to our oldest having a stomach bug. :( Started yesterday afternoon and hit again just after 1AM last night. All I have to say is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-07-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 163,034
Posted By TMcG
County inspector just left. He APPROVED the...

County inspector just left. He APPROVED the theater room to be closed up with drywall! WOOT!

Drywall delivery was pushed from yesterday to today because of all the intense thunderstorms here in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-07-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 163,034
Posted By TMcG
Every time I go down to the basement and see the...

Every time I go down to the basement and see the raw sub drivers I am shocked with how large they are. Pictures don't do any justice to their sheer size. And I can't wait to see them come together...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-05-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 38,603
Posted By TMcG
What's that abooot, eh? Hosers!

What's that abooot, eh? Hosers!
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