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post #61 of 610
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Originally Posted by mynym View Post

With all these THT builds sprouting up we ough to setup a THT registry so future builders can get local help and even do some demos.

Right, or atleast a sticky!
post #62 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

Yes it is theres several of us on here from the wichita area. My back yard backs up to 1-35 on the east side just south of haysville. What type of sub are you running? We should all get together sometimes and compare setups. I invited those guys to come check it out but i think theyre scrared of me haha. Anyways nice to someone else who lives in the same neck of the woods.


Naw, it's not that we're scared of you, it's just that I at least, have been a little busy. Trust me, most people that lay eyes upon my scraggly hide are the ones who end up being a little frightened.

On another note, your build seems to be coming along nicely. Consider yourself added to the list of builders I'm jealous of, "build results" wise. Looking forward to your progress.
post #63 of 610
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HAHA i was joking about you guys being scared i think i put a smiley face or something to that effect. I know what its like being busy and having the family. I could only imagine your pain Clone 4 kids sheesh i have 2 and want to pull my hair out. And the wife i wont even go there lol id like to compare honey do list sometime as well just to see where i stand so i know if i should complain more or less lol. By the way what is your name i hate to be calling you Clone unless you prefer that. I bet you wish you had a couple of them right now though.

Snickel, wow i would love to hear all of those subs. I take it i would probably love to hear your whole system. Im sure you dont have that quality of bass without something to go along with it.

John, when your ready to get started let me know ill help you out in anyway i can. Thats as long as i ever get a chance to finish mine haha. Work has been crazy for me everytime i get into and start making progress i get called in. But i shouldnt complain atleast i am working.
post #64 of 610
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Originally Posted by mynym View Post

With all these THT builds sprouting up we ough to setup a THT registry so future builders can get local help and even do some demos.

For sure they are sprouting like wild fires in southern california. Thats a good idea we could start a MASTER THT OWNERS THREAD posting our locations and pics of the finished products linking our build threads. Truthfully if you just look at the plans this could be intimidating. But like bill says anyone can build this and its true.
post #65 of 610
Hey, i might just bring that list if i can ever find time to come your way. My name is Eric and i have that username from a phase i went through a few years ago before i became obsessed with audio stuff. You had a mustang so you might remember a little black truck that gmc made only in 1991 that would outrun most cars today 0-60. The Syclone....hence the username 91clone. A buddy of mine had one in highschool and i used to drive it and i've wanted one ever since.

Anyways, when do you plan on having this thing up and going? I need an excuse to get the, as my wife says, "monstrosity" out of the basement and up to the garage to paint and cover. I might just bring it to your house before i do all that. If the THT sounds that much better then i won't bother covering the sonotube at all.
post #66 of 610
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Oh yea i remember the cyclone's. I have gasoline for blood i have always had a passion for cars since i was young. I'm younger 24 so when i was nearing the driving age imports were popular. But when i was 15 i had fully built my first engine with some help of course in a honda civic hatchback running 13.2 qtr mile's. Thats not to bad for a kid without a drivers liscense yet haha. I just went on from there. But I dont have a definite time line to have this done but im hoping to be done building by x-mas and then have it finished by the new year. If im done sooner awesome. Yea i would love to compare a THT to a Shiva-x in the same room. Ill for sure let you know when im done. Maybe we could even get snickle in on this hes got more subs than either of us could imagine haha.
post #67 of 610
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Alright, well i made some slight progress today. I got panel 5 and the braces installed. I dont know about all of you guys who have built these before but after trial and error i have come to this conclusion. The easiest way IMO to get the braces installed is to dry fit the panel with a few screws measure and cut the braces. Dry fit them making sure theyre the correct size and then remove the panel and secure the braces to the panel. That way all you have to do now is just secure the panel with the braces already attatched. This also will be the easiest way ensure all the braces are installed the same distances. From my photos you can see i obviously didnt do this but i assure i will on the next few. Look at the mess you get sliding these suckers into place. I used a brad nailer to secure the braces while the PL dries. Wouldve used screws but the drill would not fit into the driver access hole.
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post #68 of 610
I'm at the same stage as you. Your PL job on those braces actually looks a little cleaner than mine!
post #69 of 610
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And also im curious how some of you got some extra PL to ensure a good seal between panel 1 and 5. I sure hope none of you have freakishly skinny arms that can fit in that tiny opening. After some thinking i just used a dowel and put the PL on it stuck it down in the and twist and pulled it out.I also did this for the bottom of the panel where it meets the side panel. It left a nice even bead of PL ensuring a good seal. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have available.
post #70 of 610
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HAHA you should see me in the garage i had on some huge yellow rubber gloves looking like a mad scientist. But if you read my above post that how i got it nice and smooth all the way in.
post #71 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

And also im curious how some of you got some extra PL to ensure a good seal between panel 1 and 5. I sure hope none of you have freakishly skinny arms that can fit in that tiny opening. After some thinking i just used a dowel and put the PL on it stuck it down in the and twist and pulled it out.I also did this for the bottom of the panel where it meets the side panel. It left a nice even bead of PL ensuring a good seal. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have available.

I had some old sheet metal strips left over from building wheel tubs that I used to get in there.......
post #72 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

HAHA you should see me in the garage i had on some huge yellow rubber gloves looking like a mad scientist. But if you read my above post that how i got it nice and smooth all the way in.

I should have worn gloves. I've been trying to hide my hands all day at the office. My hands/fingers are black. I scrubbed and scrubbed and couldn't get this crap off. I might try some paint thinner tonight. **** is gross.
post #73 of 610
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I should have worn gloves. I've been trying to hide my hands all day at the office. My hands/fingers are black. I scrubbed and scrubbed and couldn't get this crap off. I might try some paint thinner tonight. **** is gross.

No kidding i didnt have the gloves at first so i was in your perdicament. Im lucky enough that i dont have to deal with the public i just dont want to look dirty haha. But i used some paint thinner it took it all off but my hands are still stained.
post #74 of 610
Mineral spirits if the glue is on for a while, and orange cleaner and paper towels if it just got on you...I also used denatured alcohol to clean up smaller messes on my hands, worked great if you did it right away.

JSS
post #75 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

Oh yea i remember the cyclone's. I have gasoline for blood i have always had a passion for cars since i was young. I'm younger 24 so when i was nearing the driving age imports were popular. But when i was 15 i had fully built my first engine with some help of course in a honda civic hatchback running 13.2 qtr mile's. Thats not to bad for a kid without a drivers liscense yet haha. I just went on from there. But I dont have a definite time line to have this done but im hoping to be done building by x-mas and then have it finished by the new year. If im done sooner awesome. Yea i would love to compare a THT to a Shiva-x in the same room. Ill for sure let you know when im done. Maybe we could even get snickle in on this hes got more subs than either of us could imagine haha.

Sure count me in.I have a home theater with a 8 foot screen with 2 projectors,if anyone would like to see it
post #76 of 610
oh and a poor mans fiber optic ceiling,it's glow in the dark paint
post #77 of 610
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I would love to check it out sometime. Ive been wanting to go the projector route and have been working on the wife to allow it haha. Well see after im done with this and my SLA's that might be next on my list. How far back are your porjectors to get that 8 foot screen?
post #78 of 610
About 10 foot.I paid about 650 for one and 450 for the other.You will be amazed how good cheap projectors look.
post #79 of 610
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That is not bad at all. I was looking at some of the budget projectors out there that are capable of 1080p resolution. I may have to talk to you when im looking for a projector. What part of haysville are you in?
post #80 of 610
just west of the train tracks,south of main street,the old part of town
post #81 of 610
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Originally Posted by snickel View Post

About 10 foot.I paid about 650 for one and 450 for the other.You will be amazed how good cheap projectors look.

I concur. I only paid about $600 for my sharp DT-510 (...ebay firesale...) + $70 for a 3 year warranty. That coupled with a thrifty white hardboard "adorned" with a diy paint formula by the name of "S-I-L-V-E-R" has afforded me an unexpectedly "brilliant" picture for the money.
post #82 of 610
Did you cut out the access panel hole/cover yet?
post #83 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

John, when your ready to get started let me know ill help you out in anyway i can. Thats as long as i ever get a chance to finish mine haha. Work has been crazy for me everytime i get into and start making progress i get called in. But i shouldnt complain atleast i am working.

Thanks for the offer buddy.
Definitely, having a job is an especially good thing right now.

Unfortunately, the prospect of starting, and finishing my build within the next month is looking more and more grim/unlikely by the day. You know, financial responsibilities building up and such (...I really, really hate when that happens ...). But it will happen, if I have to traverse the treacherous terrain of Mordor on hands and knees, it will happen.
post #84 of 610
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Originally Posted by goku14139268520 View Post

I concur. I only paid about $600 for my sharp DT-510 (...ebay firesale...) + $70 for a 3 year warranty. That coupled with a thrifty white hardboard "adorned" with a diy paint formula by the name of "S-I-L-V-E-R" has afforded me an unexpectedly "brilliant" picture for the money.

Yes I am on my 5th projector.I have paid more than 3 thousand for one projector in the past,never again!!
post #85 of 610
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Yes I am on my 5th projector.I have paid more than 3 thousand for one projector in the past,never again!!

I'm on my first. About time to change the bulb already...............after only a year .

Which projector did you spend $3000 on? Any serious problems arise? I've pretty much figured that if I were to spend a hefty sum for any projector, it would most likely be a JVC unit of some sort. Contrast, contrast, contrast (...provided color performance isn't too wackadoodle ...).
post #86 of 610
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I'm on my first. About time to change the bulb already...............after only a year .

Which projector did you spend $3000 on? Any serious problems arise? I've pretty much figured that if I were to spend a hefty sum for any projector, it would most likely be a JVC unit of some sort. Contrast, contrast, contrast (...provided color performance isn't too wackadoodle ...).

It was a sanyo plv 60 I think.I went through 3 600 dollars bulbs in 3 years then sold it.I had 2 of them paid a thousand for the 2nd one
post #87 of 610
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Originally Posted by mynym View Post

Did you cut out the access panel hole/cover yet?

Yes it was the first thing i did after cutting the side panel.
post #88 of 610
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John, you just have to jump on sales when they happen. Like yesterday the dayton 240watt amp was on sale for only $100 with free shipping. That way its not such a burden at once.
post #89 of 610
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Originally Posted by snickel View Post

It was a sanyo plv 60 I think.I went through 3 600 dollars bulbs in 3 years then sold it.I had 2 of them paid a thousand for the 2nd one

I think I lucked out on the Sharp. The original idea was to get an Optoma HD70, but after lots and lots of reading here on the forums, plus general internet research, I ended up watching for firesales on ebay as they were popping up reasonably consistently for a spell. Once the opportunity presented itself, I pounced like a tiger, and the resultant meaty dinner was a shiny new sharp projector....I've been happily dining on the tasty morsel quite frequently ever since.
post #90 of 610
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Originally Posted by reecew View Post

John, you just have to jump on sales when they happen. Like yesterday the dayton 240watt amp was on sale for only $100 with free shipping. That way its not such a burden at once.

I have 3 of those amps,for the money they are great
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