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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-16-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Designing and building a proper home theater is...

Designing and building a proper home theater is no easy task. It is 99.999999% likely a GC has no clue what they are doing. It is also extremely likely that most AV companies don't know what they...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,925
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Hmmmm. Well, I guess I'll need to start writing...

Hmmmm. Well, I guess I'll need to start writing some grants. I actually did produce a paper and I believe posted it. That was just with 5 minutes of searching on Google. You just have to ante up...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,925
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Not gone. I have a mountain of things I'd love...

Not gone. I have a mountain of things I'd love to test, but just no time. And your test was admirable.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,925
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
The single most effective aspect in a pressure...

The single most effective aspect in a pressure absorber is height. The higher the riser the more effective it is. Risers of at least 2 feet in height will yield an almost flat low frequency...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Well, if you are talking high five figures say...

Well, if you are talking high five figures say $70k on up, that might be possible, but I wouldn't get their hopes up for a $15k theater competing on the same level as a $350k theater. We did a few...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-04-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Given your technical background, may I inquire as...

Given your technical background, may I inquire as to how you got roped into designing the most technical and costly room in the house? At this point, controlling the room is the least of your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Not sure lighting would be a phased approach in...

Not sure lighting would be a phased approach in part two since that would need to be integrated before the drywall goes up. Your approach to phases should be more similar to:

Phase 1: get the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,267
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
We have at least two going in that we're designed...

We have at least two going in that we're designed from the ground up as Atmos theaters. One starts construction this week. I am looking forward to hearing how it sounds.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
I Highly recommend Prather Warren of Innovative...

I Highly recommend Prather Warren of Innovative Home Media in Baton Rogue, LA. He travels, and is an all out awesome guy...plus an acoustics guru! Check out his site!


Innovative Home Media...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
They do carry 1/2" sizes BUT... Not all tractor...

They do carry 1/2" sizes BUT... Not all tractor supplies carry them, and you may need to special order them since they usually have only a small pallet. I have no experience with them either...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,802
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Man, no rest for the weary. Just got done with a...

Man, no rest for the weary. Just got done with a 14 hour day (yes a full 14 hours doing hands on theater stuff. Seems another company tried to reassemble a projector mount I had gotten squared away...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,802
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Man, no rest for the weary. Just got done with a...

Man, no rest for the weary. Just got done with a 14 hour day (yes a full 14 hours doing hands on theater stuff. Seems another company tried to reassemble a projector mount I had gotten squared away...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
To keep sound from resonating in the...

To keep sound from resonating in the chamber...and it will. You don't need to necessarily line the entire duct (I would if I was using it as a duct), but only two adjacent sides. You can add a flex...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
What he said. Or you can use insulshield.

What he said. Or you can use insulshield.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
You very much can put clips directly on concrete....

You very much can put clips directly on concrete. However, if the concrete wall is not plumb, then that will also appear in your drywall. You have to make sure that the concrete is squared away...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-29-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Whisper clips are fine, but there are less...

Whisper clips are fine, but there are less expensive clips. OSB and drywall sandwich is not the way to go. Use 2 layers of 5/8 drywall or two layers OSB. Green glue needs like layers on either...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-29-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,802
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
On it! Although those pesky holidays always seem...

On it! Although those pesky holidays always seem to get in the way! :eek:
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Couple of things I see... 1. I don't think...

Couple of things I see...

1. I don't think you have the room for curved chairs. The back chairs are too close to the back wall in my opinion.

2. No need for a curved screen. It adds...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Selection process comes from the needs of the...

Selection process comes from the needs of the design. You must have goals, and those goals are determined in the design stage. Atmos is a bit more complicated at the moment than a standard 7.1...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-27-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Be careful on NRC ratings. They are really...

Be careful on NRC ratings. They are really useless in our industry. It's an all encompassing number, and doesn't give specific absorption coefficient values per specific frequency such as 125Hz to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,940
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Thank you sir! Likewise. I consider Big to be...

Thank you sir! Likewise. I consider Big to be in the top tier of theater consultants as well!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,940
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
My math error is your gain! Lol! Other items...

My math error is your gain! Lol! Other items went up as well, to give an increase roughly 50% if you went with everything. I didn't want to increase it too much in order to differentiate it enough...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
No, because stone has very different properties...

No, because stone has very different properties than wood. It doesn't matter if it's faux or not. Regarding the drapes, it will absorb the highs on one side, then with stone on the other side being...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   12-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
No disagreement there. But I guess the one thing...

No disagreement there. But I guess the one thing I can't stress enough is experience. Can't get that in a forum, or textbook, no matter how technical. The technical side is enjoyable, but getting...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By SierraMikeBravo
Based on what you've said, and the pictures...

Based on what you've said, and the pictures you've shown, the theater may look pretty, but it will sound horrible. Stone and glass are not your friends here. There are so many issues I see, not...
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