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post #31 of 110
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I'd rather rather throw up after every movie than have it too small.
post #32 of 110
i REALLY like the gray walls and white trim. one of the more classy and modern looking theater rooms i've seen. that's the kind of room you're proud to show off to all of your friends.

i understand the rain being a pain. i'm on the southwest side of chicago and it made any kind of work difficult for about two weeks for me because i don't have much indoor space to do anything.
post #33 of 110
poco - how do you like those MackiHR824s? I was looking at the MackieHR624mk2, but I hear those 8's may be the way to go....thing is I'll be 11ft from the screen...plus they are a bit pricey....I have a $1300 budget for LCR's....
post #34 of 110
Poco don't know what I was doing back in June but I missed your shots of the minimalist screen wall build. Looks great. Welcome to the club.

Your design is a good example of what you can do in a room that creates only minimal impact on a future conversion to other uses. Be sure to post a few pics of the stage and false wall construction up in the master sticky "Show me your screen wall thread" it will give others some great ideas.
post #35 of 110
I don't know how I missed this thread before today. Very nice looking theater!
post #36 of 110
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Thanks guys. So far, I've gotten around to installing the black out shades. Hopefully in the next 5 years I can get around to decorating the blank left wall. I want to do some type of architectural art work to serve as art and diffusion but the only ones I like are too expensive.

Sheldon,
Well I've had the mackies for 7 years now so I guess I like em . For HT they're great, lots of output, slam, and accuracy, I have no complaints and do not plan to upgrade ever. Some people say the 624's are better at the midrange due to the smaller driver but the 824 has more bass. Pick your poison. I bet you can pick up some mk1's for $1300.
post #37 of 110
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My theater flooded. Started in new thread for it to make it easier to find for future flood-ies.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1066728
post #38 of 110


I think this looks plain awesome. I dont know why but of all the screen walls I have seen, this one really caught my eye. A simple stage and then just what, AT cloth to let the audio come through and then you dont have to spend the big buck on an AT screen. This looks just plain sweet. I would like to do something similar, but because all my speakers are towers (the price was right) I dont think it would make sense to hide the fronts if the other 4 surrounds are out in plain site... I do however plan to make a simple, probably 2x4 stage the width of my room, just to add theat little bit.

also, I am sorry to hear about the flooding, hopefully you can keep damage to a minimum and get things back up and running without major issue.
post #39 of 110
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Thanks for the compliment.

If I had 5 towers, I think I would setup the theater differently... do a circular configuration with all towers equidistant and have a drop down electrical AT screen. I've always wanted to do something like that.
post #40 of 110
poco,
beautiful job, awsome theater!!!

how do yo like your in wall sub, i too am looking to do the same, i want to keep the floor space clean.....
post #41 of 110
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I'd never do a box sub if I didn't have to. Sound quality and output of the IB is awesome and it takes up no space.
post #42 of 110
allow me to bring this thread back from the dead (hey, im a poet! )

AWESOME job. i personally prefer the slick looking modern theaters, to the old-school, (in my opinion) funny-carpeted theaters. that is seriously an sweet looking room, and the exact type of colors/furnishing/overall look i am going for in my apartment

well done
post #43 of 110
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Thanks aquafile
post #44 of 110
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So it's been a while since I updated the thread.

The most exciting thing is I upgraded to an HD350/RS10. Previous projector holes were patched up and had to cut out some drywall to accommodate the new mount.



Screwed half inch plywood to the joists and then patched up the drywall. The mount is held up by 2 screws going into the plywood/joists, and the other 2 go into just the plywood.



Here's the pj mounted.



I also added blackout cellular blinds and replaced the carpet after the flooding to one that better matches the room's color palette. Here's an overall shot of the room as of today.



And some screenshots. After playing around with shutter speed and ISO, I think I got it close to what it looks like in person.


 


Edited by pocoloco - 3/5/14 at 12:26pm
post #45 of 110
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So the next thing I have to do is fill up this wall.



I'm thinking about making 3 2x4' acoustic panels. Not so much because I need them, but I can't think of anything else to put up there. Any other suggestions?


Edited by pocoloco - 3/5/14 at 12:28pm
post #46 of 110
Movie art is an alternative. But obviously that's for looks and not the best choice when it comes to a home theater room due to light/sound reflections.
post #47 of 110
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I'm not too fond of movie posters and anything that is framed up will be too reflective. I've thought about using canvas artwork with fiberglass behind it. Or some type of shoji screen with transparent panels and fiberglass behind that. Or just a traditional absorption panel. Still mulling it over.
post #48 of 110
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Here are some options I'm considering. I'm weighing what I like most vs. time/money to build it.

Standard acoustic panels in a wooden frame / gom fabric


Acoustic panels + diffusors (some type of quadratic)


Shoji panels with absorption built in.


Purely decorative. Wall mounted wooden base with bamboo slats.
 


Edited by pocoloco - 3/5/14 at 12:29pm
post #49 of 110
I like the first option. Kind of give the room a little symmetry, balancing the windows on the opposite side.

You mentioned in a different thread that you no longer use the Panamorph because of degradation in image quality. Was that true for just your new projector, or for both old and new?
post #50 of 110
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I used the panamorph for with my old projector out of necessity, but with the HD350, I found the image better with zooming so sold the lens. No geometry issues and I didn't like the small bit of misconvergence getting exacerbated which I was able to see on some material.
post #51 of 110
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Kreg jig was worth every penny.



totally agree, it is the only thing that allowed me to complete my build....

looks great man
post #52 of 110
How do you like the upgrade to the HD350? I'll be going in that direction myself once I get my theater to that point. Hopefully by late autumn. A couple of quick questions regarding your ceiling mount. How far did you put the projector from the screen? I see that you moved it back from the previous location. Also, how far does the projector/mount hang down from the ceiling? I've got a low ceiling, just over 7 feet, and I'm curious how much headroom I'll have to walk underneath it. It looks like you used a Chief mount which is what I'll be using as well.

Thanks. Beautiful, clean looking theater by the way.
post #53 of 110
Great looking setup! Sorry to hear about the flood (see my thread to see why I am sympathetic).

Your room is very similar to what I am looking to do, I will be taking notes (aka stealing ideas).
post #54 of 110
The fabric you speak of - GOM

What's that stand for and where did you source it?
post #55 of 110
Guilford of Maine the company that makes the fabric. It a commercial grade fabric that has an approved fire rating for wall surfaces.
post #56 of 110
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Originally Posted by korkster View Post

How do you like the upgrade to the HD350? I'll be going in that direction myself once I get my theater to that point. Hopefully by late autumn. A couple of quick questions regarding your ceiling mount. How far did you put the projector from the screen? I see that you moved it back from the previous location. Also, how far does the projector/mount hang down from the ceiling? I've got a low ceiling, just over 7 feet, and I'm curious how much headroom I'll have to walk underneath it. It looks like you used a Chief mount which is what I'll be using as well.

My projector is around 18.5' from the screen. The projector + chief mount (SLB 233) takes up a total of 8.75" from the ceiling.

I have been a big DLP fan up to this point and didn't think I'd ever switch to LCOS, but I love the JVC. It performs great on dark scenes but is slightly less punchy on bright scenes than my old DLP, but overall I prefer the JVC. And most of all, it's virtually silent. Color is a bit inaccurate but not objectionable for me, even given I was used to seeing the more color accurate 7210.
post #57 of 110
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Originally Posted by gitSehT View Post

Great looking setup! Sorry to hear about the flood (see my thread to see why I am sympathetic).

Your room is very similar to what I am looking to do, I will be taking notes (aka stealing ideas).

Sorry to hear about your flood. I took a look at your thread and it was way worse than what I had so I feel for ya. But it looks like you got it taken care of. I fixed all my issues but I still get nervous when it rains.

Steal away!
post #58 of 110
I think a couple people have said this, but I would like to chime in my praise! I love this simple yet elegant theater. Amazing work! I hope to one day have a theater room similar to yours.

Question though, I saw the anamorphic lens mounted with your older projector, but not your newer one. Does it not need one or did you not take a picture of it with the lens?
post #59 of 110
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Question though, I saw the anamorphic lens mounted with your older projector, but not your newer one. Does it not need one or did you not take a picture of it with the lens?

Thanks. I now do the zoom method for CIH because I thought the PQ was a bit better without the lens.. definitely more of a hassle though.

I've gone back and forth between zooming and lenses several times now. I like both methods and it just depends on the equipment and setup. I know this is a heated subject in the CIH forum.
post #60 of 110
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Originally Posted by pocoloco View Post

My projector is around 18.5' from the screen. The projector + chief mount (SLB 233) takes up a total of 8.75" from the ceiling.

I have been a big DLP fan up to this point and didn't think I'd ever switch to LCOS, but I love the JVC. It performs great on dark scenes but is slightly less punchy on bright scenes than my old DLP, but overall I prefer the JVC. And most of all, it's virtually silent. Color is a bit inaccurate but not objectionable for me, even given I was used to seeing the more color accurate 7210.

Thanks for the info. on the PJ install. I'll be just a bit under 18' throw on a 115" wide 2.35:1 CIH screen. And I think if I can keep the bottom of the pj less than 9" from the ceiling it'll work. It'll be close, but it'll work. I may try to recess the mount into the ceiling just a shade, or at least give myself that option, keeping enough room for the vents. But at least I know it's workable. Thanks again.
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