Thank you gentlemen, the feedback is greatly appreciated (and Motivating)
I feel Im getting really close now... I may not be 100% by my deadline of this Christmas, but I'm happy where I am now that the pieces are coming together quicker.
For the carpet it looks like Ill be going with.....Drum roll Please....
black border and red inset... Actually it will probably be a Maroonish color.. ill should be able to find something that gets close to the wall color without clashing with the black border between the inset and the wall.
I agree with everyone that red chairs may look a little Gaudy.. but sometimes you gotta run an idea up the flag pole, and this is a great place for honest feedback. Now Ill just need to decide on a chair style..
EJ.. thanks for re posting the link to your theater, I hadn't noticed at the time how you did the carpet in your room. (too busy looking at your bar)
Sometimes its hard to visualize and It helps tremendously to see an actual picture of a concept, after re examining your theater the deal was sealed.
I was originally looking at patterned wool carpets and a friend of mine (owns a carpet store) also recommend the border also to avoid the issues that sometimes arise when trying to seam the patterned carpets. I should be able to run 12' width and leave ~ 2'9" for a border on each side.
Originally Posted by dwightp
Have you looked at damelon's thread ("Making the 'Bacon Race' Theater")?
Oh Yea!! and it makes me wanna jump out my basement window when I think about how fast those 2 have built that theater.. you can tell its not their first rodeo..
Originally Posted by stockmonkey2000
I also agree on black chairs. By the way, what happened to the translucent panels next to the lions? It looks like those are covered in fabric now.
The stained glass looked good against the blonde unfinished wood, however once everything went red the colors didn't blend well..
Originally Posted by damelon
Absolutely gorgeous woodwork. It's going to be a beautiful theater!
Back at ya Damelon.. Your room is fantastic and the Blazing fast timeline you guys have been on highlights the accomplishment even more.
Originally Posted by Moggie
Good god man, finally... been checking back here ever day for months waiting for an update
Moggie.. Thanks Man!!.. Although I wasn't able to keep pace with your build, You've pretty much stuck with me for the entire endeavour.. and through several change of seasons
Your theater has definitely raised the bar, and provided a pinnacle for my aspirations.
I must admit... the speed of my progress increased exponentially once I hung the sign......
"What would Moggie Do"
Originally Posted by BllDo
Sorry if I missed this in a previous post, but was wondering if you can describe what you did with the 703 in this picture. How did you come by that pattern?
The product you see in that photo is sold by Quest Acoustical Interiors under the name of "Perfsorber". Its a hybrid absorber/diffuser that was recommended by Dennis Erskine.
Regarding the pattern, it is my "belief" that the science for the design of the persorber has it's "roots" in the work of D' Antiono and Cox. Their concept used a maximum length sequence to generate a binary pattern. The resulting Binary sequence with 1's representing reflective regions and 0's representing absorptive regions, will act as a diffuser by varying the phase of the reflected wave. This concept was realized in a product called a "Bad Panel" (binary amplitude diffuser) patented by RPG. The Bad panel was simply a hard faced reflective panel (think 1/8 inch masonite) with holes puched in the appropriate pattern, that allows a portion of the sound wave to reach the absorptive material behind the panel thus providing broadband diffusion. Kinects also sells a similar product called a "Tad Panel"
An interesting DIY application of this concept can be seen on the ceiling in this build.. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21019737
I believe the perfsorber product would be considered a ternary diffuser. it also uses a random binary sequence, however the construction employs the technique of using two absorptive sheets rotated 180 degress out of phase with ~ 15 mil membrane between them. The resulting effect creates a pattern that can be represented by -1,0,+1, as compared to the binary design with is represented by 0,1.
the below graph shows the test data from Quest
Compared with test data from RPG's "Bad" panel
Notice the significant improved scattering with the quest product.
Another benefit of the flat panel diffusers is that they dont require as much realestate (depth) as other types such as the quad type diffusers.
Just kind of a brief overview, If you do a search for pat number 7314114 you'll find more information for a design "SIMILAR" to the perfsorber, or search for binary amplitude diffusion for a more indepth explanation of the basic concept.
Thanks again guys