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post #61 of 82
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The screen using the Behr Silver Screen is working really good (two coats does fine) as a temporary solution til it warms up.....I did get my samples from Seymour AV as I was thinking about that as a screen now too....the laminate thing is still on my mind, but the prices of Seymour AV is making me seriously consider a possible accoustic screen....problem is that the distance between the speaker and the screen is supposed to be around 10 inches (or so I've read) - that may not be possible in my small room.....

talk about not being a decision maker...THAT'S ME...
post #62 of 82
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Originally Posted by dyslexic View Post

The screen using the Behr Silver Screen is working really good (two coats does fine) as a temporary solution til it warms up.....I did get my samples from Seymour AV as I was thinking about that as a screen now too....the laminate thing is still on my mind, but the prices of Seymour AV is making me seriously consider a possible accoustic screen....problem is that the distance between the speaker and the screen is supposed to be around 10 inches (or so I've read) - that may not be possible in my small room.....

talk about not being a decision maker...THAT'S ME...

18" was actually the distance recommended to me.
post #63 of 82
Is this not the original material used by SmX? I believe I read that the SmX screens only needed a few inches between it and the speaker.
post #64 of 82
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Originally Posted by dyslexic View Post

The screen using the Behr Silver Screen is working really good (two coats does fine) as a temporary solution til it warms up.....I did get my samples from Seymour AV as I was thinking about that as a screen now too....the laminate thing is still on my mind, but the prices of Seymour AV is making me seriously consider a possible accoustic screen....problem is that the distance between the speaker and the screen is supposed to be around 10 inches (or so I've read) - that may not be possible in my small room.....

talk about not being a decision maker...THAT'S ME...


I have 4" between my speakers and Seymour AT screen material, some people as little as 2" with no problems. I had a Carada BW screen before my acoustically transparent screen, and a diy Wilsonart laminate screen before that. I can highly recommend the Seymour (Phiefer) screen material.
post #65 of 82
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Originally Posted by In2Photos View Post

Is this not the original material used by SmX? I believe I read that the SmX screens only needed a few inches between it and the speaker.

Yes, the Phiefer Shearweave material. It can be placed very close to the speakers.
post #66 of 82
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if I can get away with 2 inches, that'd be fantastic; it would clear the front of any speakers and give me some great sound. Then I'd switch to the Niles Audio Stage front IW2650LCR's with a new 12 inch SVS sub and then done.
post #67 of 82
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Alrighty then - been having too much fun with the projector and am guilty of being a slack@$$. So - did a couple things.

1) Moved projector back to increase throw ratio (future anamorphic lens)
2) Increased screen to 2.37 aspect ratio; viewable screen will be 115inches wide by 48.5 tall.
2) Ordered me some Shearweave 4500 to build accoustic screen
3) Ordered some Niles Audio IW2670s for LCRs
4) Bought some black velvet to cover the frame I just built.
5) Bought the wife a new bbq.....well for me but who keeps score.

This should keep me going for a little bit.



post #68 of 82
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Did a quick paint as my screen material will be here in 3 weeks as the supplier is out of stock. Also, my speakers are here and I just need to arrange pickup.



QUICK EDIT - I upgraded my speakers to NILES PROSOUND IW2670's and my wife said they've arrived:

post #69 of 82
Can you give me a heads up on the Niles Inwalls? Im thinking Triads and need to order soon, if you dont mind .....how much you pay for the 3 fronts?

Putting a theater in the guest house behind an SmX screen and want very nice sound.
post #70 of 82
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I PM'd you Mark. I will be hooking these up tonite - but won't install them til my screen material is here.
post #71 of 82
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Well, I hooked em up and WOW. Love them. First disc to go in Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall [Blu-ray]. Sounds FANTASTIC. I do have my sub with them but if you don't have a sub (IMHO) then get one. I threw in some Transporter, Underworld and a couple other titles to hear them out and I'm loving them. My wife even mentioned (about 20min ago) about how she can really hear more sounds than my old PSB's. Anyhow, definitly a speaker that hasnt had any coverage but should.


post #72 of 82
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Quick update -

Speakers Installed - CHECK
Screen build and mounted - CHECK











post #73 of 82
Very slick! Have you had a chance to test the speakers yet? If so, how do they sound?
post #74 of 82
[quote=dyslexic;15963302]Well, I hooked em up and WOW. Love them. First disc to go in Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall [Blu-ray]. Sounds FANTASTIC. I do have my sub with them but if you don't have a sub (IMHO) then get one. I threw in some Transporter, Underworld and a couple other titles to hear them out and I'm loving them. My wife even mentioned (about 20min ago) about how she can really hear more sounds than my old PSB's. Anyhow, definitly a speaker that hasnt had any coverage but should.[quote]

Josh,
Two post's up, his comment.
post #75 of 82
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Just picked up a Marantz MA500 monoblock and hooked up the bass shakers...I also added an FMOD crossover (50hz low pass) so they don't shake everytime some bass shows up....they work great...now I just need to finish the stage, and get some bass traps made....oh, and now I want the new OPPO......

Equipment Recap:

Panasonic AE3000
PS3 for Blueray
Onkyo 876 receiver
2-Axiom QS8's for surround
3-Niles Audio In Walls IW2670s for fronts
DIY 2.37 Shearweave 4500 accoustic screen (115 inches wide)
Marantz MA500 monoblock - 2 Aura Pro bass shakers cross'd over at 50hz
10 inch PSB Sub
APPLE TV

Wanted:
SVS PB12-NSD subwoofer
OPPO BD-83
HT Computer
post #76 of 82
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Wanted:
SVS PB12-NSD subwoofer

For that kind of $$ you may want to consider building a MaelstromX 18" LLT or sealed design

http://www.diycable.com/main/product...roducts_id=681

Even if you had to pay a carpenter to put it together it would cost less and outperform that SVS sub

something to consider maybe
post #77 of 82
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I'm gonna definitly check that out.....thanks!
post #78 of 82
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Back on the wagon.....made a stage and started the velvet walls - left side done, right side has the frame (shown).




Building frames for velvet and stage....

post #79 of 82
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ok....I'm also repainting the grey/green walls a waaaay darker color....stage will be black carpet.....I've pulled down the horrible looking AV stand and am visiting my dads shop to build book cases (for the upstairs) and then to make a row of cabinets behind that couch - just deep enough to sit the equipment in/on (will have granite top in black).....

I did order an in-wall subwoofer to keep with the in-wall theme....I'm happy with the Niles in walls and the sub will be Def Tech's IW1010 and 600 amp - it will hopefully go below in the middle of the screen, but I will test different spots....I've read all the arguments on in-walls blahblahblah versus 'the box', but just don't have the room or the wife approval....plus with kids this will be outta side outta mind......hope no rattles, but I did screw the crap outta the front wall.




Driver Complement :One 10" Long-Excursion Woofer coupled to one 10" infrasonic Radiator
Frequency Response :16 Hz – 200 Hz
Impedance :4 ohms
Required Amplifier :SubAmp 600 (available separately)
Inputs :One pair of gold plated spring loaded posts
Enclosure :Sealed Medite
Available Finishes :Paintable White
post #80 of 82
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Easy install. Amp is just as heavy as the Onkyo. Added about 40 screws to the front wall to stop the vibration when it really went deep.......easy install, I think people should seriously consider this if they need to please the wife....people who call foul on in-walls have just never heard them......
post #81 of 82
Nice work!
post #82 of 82
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oh, and don't forget about placement. I found a great spot in the corner - and I found that the golden rule of "never place it in the center of the room" is totally right. hmmmm, wouldnt mind a second one on the other side......paid too much already (only down side).
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