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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,189
Posted By TMcG
Sorry chirpie. Been largely offline while on...

Sorry chirpie. Been largely offline while on business travel. Will get to posting tomorrow morning on my return flight home. Gotta love GoGoAir Wireless! :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   12-01-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 30,755
Posted By TMcG
Quoted for emphasis....and awesomeness! :D

Quoted for emphasis....and awesomeness! :D
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 79,038
Posted By TMcG
I literally say this all the time. Electrical...

I literally say this all the time. Electrical penetrations are a great example. You have guys which run all electrical through penetrations in the soundproof shell which are then sealed up. But...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 79,038
Posted By TMcG
The Green Glue folks recommend sealing only after...

The Green Glue folks recommend sealing only after the second layer so there is an air gap behind the caulking. All their SIMs show this as well. My selective OCD tells me to caulk each layer fully,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 109,639
Posted By TMcG
The optical nature of the anamorphic lens means...

The optical nature of the anamorphic lens means there is a slight amount of keystone and pincushion or "barrel distortion" which a curved screen compensates for because...well...it's curved. The...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-29-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,189
Posted By TMcG
Clearly 0.3 is preferred layout, without...

Clearly 0.3 is preferred layout, without question.

I will answer your other questions in a post tonight but for now I just have a few questions:

What is the Green area to the left of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-28-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 109,639
Posted By TMcG
*except if you have a curved screen...

*except if you have a curved screen...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 79,038
Posted By TMcG
Those front pieces look super fiddly with all...

Those front pieces look super fiddly with all those penetrations....nice work.

Did you not prewire for ceiling Atmos speakers?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By TMcG
We have a 55" Vizio M series in our Master...

We have a 55" Vizio M series in our Master Bedroom we brought down to our family room to use for a few weeks until we decided what our next TV would have been. I'm glad I did, because I really...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 523,626
Posted By TMcG
Somebody finally used my patented screen size...

Somebody finally used my patented screen size calculator:

Measure the width of your room
Deduct 8" total width to account for your screen frame
Multiply this number by 2
Divide by 2
Order...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-17-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,189
Posted By TMcG
What's the intended screen size? Planning for...

What's the intended screen size? Planning for the projector in the room or outside the room? Which row are you considering the MLP? Why the 'kick-ins' on either side of the screen?? Is this...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-12-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 94,050
Posted By TMcG
I think there are certain instances where...

I think there are certain instances where exceptions are encouraged!!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-08-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 94,050
Posted By TMcG
Fred only has front rack rails, so options are...

Fred only has front rack rails, so options are limited and your shelf won't work unless the shelf itself is rigged with support in the back vs. directly on the amplifier.

And there are PLENTY of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-08-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 94,050
Posted By TMcG
I confirmed with Sherbourn the chassis of these...

I confirmed with Sherbourn the chassis of these amps will hold with only front rack ears. However, they also said a bit of rear support takes strain off the chassis. I didn't know what to make of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,951
Posted By TMcG
Sub'd

Sub'd
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-02-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,929
Views: 273,203
Posted By TMcG
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I've said it before and I'll say it again....it's never a bad day when pallets of top notch AV gear are delivered!! :eek:

I'm so far behind on all my AVS thread subscriptions but wanted to make a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-01-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,857
Views: 150,493
Posted By TMcG
Wow....and I've had a hard time making it to...

Wow....and I've had a hard time making it to Oregon to check out the Coffin Build let alone Alaska! Those views are something else.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-29-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 151,365
Posted By TMcG
Thanks for checking in and apologies for the...

Thanks for checking in and apologies for the delayed response but I've been on the road for work the last 3 weeks straight and fighting a persistent cold the last 2.

I have not spent one minute...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-23-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 94,050
Posted By TMcG
I'd install the case molding on the inside of the...

I'd install the case molding on the inside of the room and then use low pressure Great Stuff foam (in the blue can). Trim any excess foam and install the outer case mold.

I like backer rod and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-20-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,840
Posted By TMcG
Room looks great, Doug! Finish line is in sight....

Room looks great, Doug! Finish line is in sight. And your daughter is as cute as a button. Love the pics.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-17-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,710
Posted By TMcG
Congratulations Dusty! Nice to see the...

Congratulations Dusty! Nice to see the thoughtful, logical evolution in upgrades to get to where you are today. $20,000 isn't chump change, but if you've been in the hobby 10 years and invested a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-08-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 151,365
Posted By TMcG
These pictures were from April of this year. ...

These pictures were from April of this year. There is no way I would have survived a hot summer with a pregnant wife without air conditioning in half the house!

I have quite a few more updates to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-08-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 151,365
Posted By TMcG
HVAC rework, Part 1

The original routing of my HVAC line sets was a mess. The builder went straight across the basement ceiling in the shortest possible path. When I did my home walk-through, I kindly asked how the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-04-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,189
Posted By TMcG
^^^This is what I mentioned before (and quoted...

^^^This is what I mentioned before (and quoted that portion of my post above). If you run long TJIs parallel to the beam, you have a completely decoupled room. If you pack out the beam and run...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-03-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 1,019,779
Posted By TMcG
I would disagree with Hamster because most...

I would disagree with Hamster because most equipment of any scale will eat up all the depth a 19" rack has to offer very quickly. Add in the several inches for wire at the back plus a reasonable...
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