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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-31-2015, 08:23 PM
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Views: 1,604
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Can't you design something with a minimal...

Can't you design something with a minimal skeletal frame and cover with acoustically transparent fabric?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-31-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I watched it at the IMAX 70 setup at the...

I watched it at the IMAX 70 setup at the Smithsonian 's Udgar hazy museum and just today in my home theater. Frankly I was entertained but not wowed by the IMAX presentation. The projected image...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-31-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,354
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I watched this movie in one of the 30 US IMAX...

I watched this movie in one of the 30 US IMAX theaters still showing 70mm prints. I watched it just now in my home theater. The dialog was clearer an my subs made some noises that reminded me of my...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-31-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
there are plenty of in-wall speaker brands that...

there are plenty of in-wall speaker brands that don't rely on stud cavity volume. Instead they build an integrated back enclosure which has the required volume. I would prefer those over open back...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-31-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,773
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I had to google that reference, There are a...

I had to google that reference, There are a couple pictures on the forum with me and a dust mask that would be closer to the Bane reference.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-31-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I used this fabric at the Rawlinsway. $10 yd it...

I used this fabric at the Rawlinsway. $10 yd it is very forgiving with lots of stretch, it is the DMD fabric from Acousticmac. Your picture reminded me of the texture. I used the dark brown.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-31-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Did you know Amazon has the mount for $100 less?

Did you know Amazon has the mount for $100 less?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
go buy a sheet of 1/4 inch luan plywood...

go buy a sheet of 1/4 inch luan plywood (Returnable) It has the size not the weight of drywall and do a dry run. Looking at the picture of the stairs I see window removal in your future. I don't...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Best thing is to run a conduit so it doesn't...

Best thing is to run a conduit so it doesn't matter. When I built my space I didn't so when the industry shifted from DVI to HDMI I had to cut a bunch of holes and I put in two HDMI, glad I did, I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 151,171
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Actually the best cure for footsteps is damped...

Actually the best cure for footsteps is damped mass directly to the underside of the sub-floor above.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
is the bar on this 12 inch riser? or behind? if...

is the bar on this 12 inch riser? or behind? if behind the chairs will be 44+12 or 56 inches. my eyes sitting on a bar stool are at 58 inches. I can't see this working unless the bar is on the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
You already know the answer this is just...

You already know the answer this is just confirmation to trust your instincts. How the drywall is installed is part of the soundproofing effort are you prepared to work with your drywall guy on...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-30-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 151,171
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
priming provides a certain degree of surface...

priming provides a certain degree of surface protection for the drywall mud which is water soluble. Your size basement should take 2-3 hours with a wide roller and a broom handle

Carpet after...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 151,171
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Pi Speakers has a sub model intended for live...

Pi Speakers has a sub model intended for live concert use that has external heat sinks on the side of the cabinet.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
yes coil it up for future modifications

yes coil it up for future modifications
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
I put a 4x8 sheet of 5/8 plywood up as the first...

I put a 4x8 sheet of 5/8 plywood up as the first layer to give projector mount flexibility.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
how are you building the ceiling?

how are you building the ceiling?
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   03-29-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,259
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
They are not still in business, they closed their...

They are not still in business, they closed their shop and sold the website as discussed earlier.
I'm pretty sure Roman was wholesaling his Fusion seating to the old Stargate.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 18,186
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
wow, that is a lot of progress.

wow, that is a lot of progress.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
if you add clips and channel to the soffit...

if you add clips and channel to the soffit framing and then do double layers of 5/8 drywall, the drywall can extend well past the channel and hang there in a "cantilevered" configuration for the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 223
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
The second one probably makes more sense.

The second one probably makes more sense.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 151,171
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Mud: ...

Mud:

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXeAvO2KIfK5I0Hvxg9X50OD8ISHB9p5Vfdkfjk0vyG3Lpzx0&usqp=CAY
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Flush veneer covered 1 3/4 thick particle core is...

Flush veneer covered 1 3/4 thick particle core is my pick of widely available doors. Solid wood is not better than densely filled solid core.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
that looks very similar to Serenity mat which is...

that looks very similar to Serenity mat which is a recommended rubber mat for Home Theaters. Basically recycled tires. I can't homestly say that you will hear the difference with or without.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-28-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By BIGmouthinDC
Couple of things to keep in mind. The socket...

Couple of things to keep in mind.

The socket is likely connected to a switch and that is the last thing you want connected to a projector circuit as someone may kill the juice shutting off the...
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