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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Progress Update

I'll post more theater update pics when I have the chance, but right now the theater is on a short hiatus while I make progress on a different side project....and since there is no progress without...
Forum: Audio Gear   07-22-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By TMcG
Still available? What was the in-service date?

Still available? What was the in-service date?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Thanks jackkrash Believe it or not, but I am...

Thanks jackkrash Believe it or not, but I am going to dig through the 'ol Stonewater Cinema drywall boneyard for 5/8" scrap (which most of it is) and cut call the small little pieces to encapsulate...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-21-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 31,209
Posted By TMcG
You've said many times you were looking for a...

You've said many times you were looking for a clean aesthetic which points squarely to option 1. Option 2 works best if you are doing contrasting colors / shades to bring out the box effect. Given...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2016, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Well, I used normal acoustic caulk from HD /...

Well, I used normal acoustic caulk from HD / Lowes, not the really pricey stuff from Soundproofing Company. Although caulking all the seams was the professional advice at the time, this advice has...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Hey guys. Not much time lately...will explain...

Hey guys. Not much time lately...will explain later. I've gone back and quoted three previous posts which cover the double layer ceiling drywall installation. Enjoy the fruits of my torture.
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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-17-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 31,209
Posted By TMcG
My objection to the shelves was a visual...

My objection to the shelves was a visual distraction and nothing further. However, when I said this I thought you were going with open shelving. I see now in your further renders that this shelving...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-17-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 22,435
Posted By TMcG
3M Super 77 spray adhesive to attach the fabric...

3M Super 77 spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the frame. Probably difficult to retrofit. Could mean redoing the fabric panel so you could glue and then staple.


PS - you may also be able...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-16-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 31,209
Posted By TMcG
+1 I had these in my last theater and even...

+1 I had these in my last theater and even though everything was always tidy, neat and clean....it was a big visual distraction, without question.

I would implore you to seriously consider...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-16-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Rough Mechanical Rework, part 1

I am going to break up the rough mechanical rework into a few different posts because the work was so extensive. To be brief, every single rough mechanical system you can think of had to be...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
lovingdvd ....check out this install video from...

lovingdvd ....check out this install video from popalock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5PjQMQixqk
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-15-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
The EZ-LOK is a threaded insert. The socket cap...

The EZ-LOK is a threaded insert. The socket cap fits in this insert. Mr.Tim also recommended the McMaster socket head cap screws. I like them but you are right...pricey.



All subs (and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 178,533
Posted By TMcG
Honestly, I'd recommend no box. Or at least no...

Honestly, I'd recommend no box. Or at least no box until you have all the carpet, seating and acoustic treatments in the room. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised on how little you hear it. And...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Stayed up late and scraped off the rest of the...

Stayed up late and scraped off the rest of the foam. It's all cleaned up and sitting on the curb for garbage day this morning. Good riddance. Now for some coffee....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 178,533
Posted By TMcG
You build a box. You install cleats. You...

You build a box. You install cleats. You install the box. You line the box with Linacoustic. :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 90,286
Posted By TMcG
Yes, that can be set to only a temporary...

Yes, that can be set to only a temporary adjustment, which is the way I have all of mine.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-12-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
I thought about it, but the R13 would be slightly...

I thought about it, but the R13 would be slightly compressed within the stud bay, which obviously isn't ideal for sound absorption. I worked on foam removal form 10PM - 1:30AM last night. Just over...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   07-11-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 73,985
Posted By TMcG
JBL Synthesis AND a Sony 5000ES laser 4K...

JBL Synthesis AND a Sony 5000ES laser 4K projector??? Are you adopting 40 year old dudes....uh....Dad???? :p
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 257,203
Posted By TMcG
Glad to hear you found the issue and have it...

Glad to hear you found the issue and have it resolved! Always tense moments until the resolution is implemented and verified.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-10-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Foam Purgatory, The Revenge of the Foam

I have a bit of disappointing news to report. I was downstairs framing a wall for the right side of the theater and after raising the wall into position I discovered more foam scraping is needed for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
I think there are plenty of in-process pictures...

I think there are plenty of in-process pictures where you can see mess and tools strewn about. Believe it or not, but redoing the soundproofing for the stairs made a colossal mess not only for the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-09-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 31,209
Posted By TMcG
Yes, I took a couple pictures, but the pieces are...

Yes, I took a couple pictures, but the pieces are waiting to get painted black and then drilled out with the shelf pin jig before being assembled. I'll post pictures when I get them all put...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,760
Posted By TMcG
Oh, there ain't no doubt, brotha!!! Probably...

Oh, there ain't no doubt, brotha!!! Probably need 4 times what you have there!!

By the way, why not black plates vs. white? Or was the plan to scuff sand and paint with a flat black?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-08-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 31,209
Posted By TMcG
At risk of sounding like a broken record again,...

At risk of sounding like a broken record again, nice work!!

I let out a big "heh" when I saw your rear surround speaker back box design with the cantilevered shelf because I just built 6 boxes...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-08-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 144,303
Posted By TMcG
Thanks Matt. Still plenty more to post when I...

Thanks Matt. Still plenty more to post when I have the time, so stay tuned. Work has been very busy lately with heavy duty travel.

Here's a preview of the utility rework asi it was in-process...
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