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post #571 of 610
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

I have my room treated and the "corner" is actually curved with these - http://img.archiexpo.com/images_ae/p...nel-146276.jpg , 2" thick behind it is 2" of glasswool floor to ceiling on all walls, the corner has like 8" of glasswool behind the curved board.

Its not exactly like that board but its similar. Should I still be corner loading it?

Decadent,

Can you post some pics? Still in the finishing stages of my theater and may look into something like this.


dbl
post #572 of 610
hey Reece, DO you have blu ray? And if so just wondeing how they sound now compared to the older setups you had.. I could never get any good low end off my other subs with scenes like the ironhide sweep in TF1 or the sonic cannon scene in Incredible hulk
post #573 of 610
Thread Starter 
Yes I have a blu-ray player and receiver capable of of playing all the lossless codecs. To me personally there's no comparison lossless to lossy format.
post #574 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

Yes I have a blu-ray player and receiver capable of of playing all the lossless codecs. To me personally there's no comparison lossless to lossy format.


lol now I wasnt clear, I meant to the old sub setups you had. Yea Im a blu ray nut now, collection is up to 80, but I only buy what gets reference pq and aq now, And of course the movie itself is "sometimes" dependent

Those are the first two scenes im gonna play with when I get my THT up and running cuz I know how my old setups sounded, and am expecting alot now
post #575 of 610
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Originally Posted by dbldare View Post

Decadent,

Can you post some pics? Still in the finishing stages of my theater and may look into something like this.


dbl

I've already got the boards up and I've got some contractors working on putting some cotton fabric over it. Do you want pics of the bare board or with the fabric on?
post #576 of 610
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

I've already got the boards up and I've got some contractors working on putting some cotton fabric over it. Do you want pics of the bare board or with the fabric on?

Ill take a pic with the fabric please
post #577 of 610
Thread Starter 
Yea mj the tht makes my last sub look like a mere party favor a kazoo of sorts lol. And it was no slouch flat to 15hz capable of 110 db. Just no comparison in sq or output.
post #578 of 610
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Originally Posted by mj79 View Post

Ill take a pic with the fabric please

I'll see what I can do, might be a few days.

You should look into this thread if your interested in fabric walls -

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=487747
post #579 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

Yea mj the tht makes my last sub look like a mere party favor a kazoo of sorts lol. And it was no slouch flat to 15hz capable of 110 db. Just no comparison in sq or output.

must be a southern thing



I cant wait..!!
post #580 of 610
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Originally Posted by Decadent_Spectre View Post

I'll see what I can do, might be a few days.

You should look into this thread if your interested in fabric walls -

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=487747

looks real nice .. Wish I had lots of money like you guys
post #581 of 610
Hi Reece I made the THT buddy today that you suggested in another thread.I think its going to look good on top of the THT
post #582 of 610
Thread Starter 
LOL resurecting the build thread i like it. Yea ill have to come by and check it out as well as your SLA progression. Cant wait till those are done and im able to hear them.
post #583 of 610
I now have a coat of gloss black on it.The new spray gun works well.
post #584 of 610
You turn it depending on if you are spraying horizontally or vertically
post #585 of 610
The white primer is from a spray can.This gun has very little over spray.I was using a high dollar high pressure gun,the over spray would coat every thing in my garage in black paint.
post #586 of 610
you didn't have to delete your post notnyt I really don't know what I am doing
post #587 of 610
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

Beware of plywood labeled as birch, not all is created the same. Make absolutely sure that your plywood has at least five equal thickness plies, and that the outer plies are not thin veneer. The only big box plywood I'm aware of that works is 1/2" (15/32 actual) Arauco, available at some Lowes.

Ah, man..

Yesterday I bought some of this birch. Of course, it's a 45 mile trip to take it back. Is the only down side warpage? If so, I can deal with that!
post #588 of 610
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Originally Posted by snickel View Post

you didn't have to delete your post notnyt I really don't know what I am doing

yeah, posting half asleep and after a couple beers, it was setup proper for horizontal sweeps. I have quite the collection of guns from when I was spraying cars. I ALMOST considered doing a piano black tht, but I really didn't feel like wet sanding 50 square feet of surface =[ I even have the paint / clear for it still in my cabinet.

If you're getting a lot of overspray, try turning down the air pressure and hold the gun closer to what you're painting. The best way to setup the gun is to do test sprays on a sheet of paper or something. Just aim it at a paper on the wall and pull the trigger quick. There shouldn't be any drips, and it should be a consistent shape. If you get drips, turn down the fluid knob, if its too dry, turn down the air pressure.

It should look like:

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/im...un_basics1.jpg

edit: found url that has good setup guide for painting

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/hv...gun_basics.htm
post #589 of 610
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Originally Posted by dragonslayr View Post

Ah, man..

Yesterday I bought some of this birch. Of course, it's a 45 mile trip to take it back. Is the only down side warpage? If so, I can deal with that!

Asian 'birch' with a thin veneer uses cheap adhesive, and the outer veneer will peel. That makes fastening with screws a necessity. Real Baltic Birch uses exterior grade glue and the outer plies are the same thickness as the inner. If it doesn't say Product of Finland or Russia it's probably crap.
Arauco is also recommended because it has equal thickness plies, works easily, and takes a finish.
post #590 of 610
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Originally Posted by notnyt View Post

yeah, posting half asleep and after a couple beers, it was setup proper for horizontal sweeps. I have quite the collection of guns from when I was spraying cars. I ALMOST considered doing a piano black tht, but I really didn't feel like wet sanding 50 square feet of surface =[ I even have the paint / clear for it still in my cabinet.

If you're getting a lot of overspray, try turning down the air pressure and hold the gun closer to what you're painting. The best way to setup the gun is to do test sprays on a sheet of paper or something. Just aim it at a paper on the wall and pull the trigger quick. There shouldn't be any drips, and it should be a consistent shape. If you get drips, turn down the fluid knob, if its too dry, turn down the air pressure.

It should look like:

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/im...un_basics1.jpg

edit: found url that has good setup guide for painting

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/hv...gun_basics.htm

I read that link thanks. I rely heavily on wet sanding.
post #591 of 610
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

Asian 'birch' with a thin veneer uses cheap adhesive, and the outer veneer will peel. That makes fastening with screws a necessity. Real Baltic Birch uses exterior grade glue and the outer plies are the same thickness as the inner. If it doesn't say Product of Finland or Russia it's probably crap.
Arauco is also recommended because it has equal thickness plies, works easily, and takes a finish.

Reckon I'm going hunting tomarrow.. The timing is good for this disaster. Does no good to call on the phone. They don't seem to know what I'm talking about when I say 5-ply..
post #592 of 610
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Originally Posted by dragonslayr View Post

Reckon I'm going hunting tomarrow.. The timing is good for this disaster. Does no good to call on the phone. They don't seem to know what I'm talking about when I say 5-ply..

good luck man, i went to 3 places and probably took the best 3 out of 100.. Same here with nobody having a clue what arauco ply is..
post #593 of 610
For those of you who live in Menard's country, they do carry real baltic birch at a reasonable price.
post #594 of 610
Lowe's around here has it.Can't you just go on line and check out what all the big box lumberyard stores has?
post #595 of 610
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Originally Posted by snickel View Post

Lowe's around here has it.Can't you just go on line and check out what all the big box lumberyard stores has?

Bingo! 15/32" 4X8 ARAUCO PLYWOOD ACX

Note: When I called, they said they did not have it.
post #596 of 610
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

Asian 'birch' with a thin veneer uses cheap adhesive, and the outer veneer will peel. That makes fastening with screws a necessity. Real Baltic Birch uses exterior grade glue and the outer plies are the same thickness as the inner. If it doesn't say Product of Finland or Russia it's probably crap.
Arauco is also recommended because it has equal thickness plies, works easily, and takes a finish.

do you have an opinion on appleply?
post #597 of 610
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Originally Posted by LTD02 View Post

do you have an opinion on appleply?

Here's my 2 cents.

Apple ply is America's answer to the Baltic product.
Even the name was chosen to invoke feelings of home--It's as American as Apple Ply (Pie). No joke.
Baltic Birch, while still a fine product, no longer has the rigid quality control that it once did, but its reputation is still very strong.
Apple Ply is still made to the same exacting standards it had when it was first introduced to the market.
In other words, if you like Baltic Birch, you will love Apple Ply.
post #598 of 610
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Originally Posted by dragonslayr View Post

Bingo! 15/32" 4X8 ARAUCO PLYWOOD ACX

Note: When I called, they said they did not have it.

I just checked the local Lowes in my neck o' the woods. They had two large 4x8 stacks (about 40+ sheets) of the 15/32 Arauco ply. Real good looking stuff, too! Flat, nearly void-free. $26/sheet. I asked the guy there how often they get shipments in. He had no idea. He claimed he..."just works here."

Gotta get some this week!
post #599 of 610
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Originally Posted by Kevin A View Post

I just checked the local Lowes in my neck o' the woods. They had two large 4x8 stacks (about 40+ sheets) of the 15/32 Arauco ply. Real good looking stuff, too! Flat, nearly void-free. $26/sheet. I asked the guy there how often they get shipments in. He had no idea. He claimed he..."just works here."

Gotta get some this week!

Hope you dont live in a crappy climate .. I got the best 3 sheets out of 3 huge stacks.. There were in an outdoor wearhouse about 10 degrees and damp, got them home laid them on the ground of my garage( I have slab heat ) and by the next morning 1 piece was hooked, one was bowed, Im assuming from the drastic difference in temp and dryness. I think everyone who has built a THT thus far has had better luck than me , so dont mind me , Im just against araucoply aas it has raised my blood pressure qyite a bit in the past 3 days
post #600 of 610
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Originally Posted by mj79 View Post

got them home laid them on the ground of my garage,

That's why they warped. Heat and moisture trapped on one side, with colder air free to circulate on the other. Cobble up a drying rack, with weight on the top.
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