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post #931 of 986
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Hey, welcome back Peter. Don't feel too bad.... I did start work 12 months earlier than you! If you hurry you may just beat me.... still need to fit the door seal.....let me know when your room is available for my royal visit! Cheers. Greg.
post #932 of 986
Dingaling,

I love the quality of your build and the look! Congratulations! I have a burning question, though. With all the sound absorption you did, is the theatre a little too dead? I kept my back walls untreated and alive. thanks.
post #933 of 986
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Originally Posted by Bucsroom View Post

Dingaling,

I love the quality of your build and the look! Congratulations! I have a burning question, though. With all the sound absorption you did, is the theatre a little too dead? I kept my back walls untreated and alive. thanks.

Hi there bucsroom. Thanks for your kind comments. The room construction has taken a long time but in that time I did do a lot listening. I love my music and whilst the Niles speakers are not the most sonically accurate speakers, they produce a good compromise between musicality and Ht power handling. I used an AIX bluray recording of John Gorka for listening and played around with using different levels of the acoustic batting around the room. To my ears, it's still live sounding enough to me without the excessive slap echo. Bass sounds much better and more coherent to my ears. Ymmv. It's a personal thing and whilst the eq ing is yet to be done properly, I'm real happy with the sound. Cheers!
post #934 of 986
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For those music lovers here on AVS, thought I should share a great Aussie song and winner of a Grammy award. Nice to see the USA recognizing another great talent from our parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
post #935 of 986
lol.....He has a few other good songs. But she made this song for him. I think there are about 30 different versions of this song remixed for the clubs. I have heard it quite a bit at the beginning of last year.
post #936 of 986
Wow Greg, Just caught up on the thread, theatre looks great hoping to get my build off the ground this year, have given me lots of inspiration my room dimensions look like they'll be quite similar, except I have a ceiling height around 2m on a concrete slab with no lining so I may be limited with double flooring and risers. How do you find the room length with two rows, do you find you are far enough off the rear wall in the back row? Also noticed you used a lot of lining around the room, any need to use defusers?

Did you do any panels on the ceiling?

Glad your enjoying the room

Cheers,

Matt
post #937 of 986
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Hi there matt. I had always intended to go two rows and yes it works. Would have loved some extra length in the room but its ok. I do need to move the front row about 8 inches forward to fully recline both rows but its a fair compromise. I love the front row but the best seat audio wise is centre rear row.
I am yet to eq my gear properly but im happy with the sound so far. Not sure about diffusers but have not planned for them. No panels have been used on the ceiling.
Thanks for your comments and good luck with your build. Once I have the room eq completed I will post a full report.
Thanks again Matt. Greg.
post #938 of 986
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Originally Posted by Dingaling2004 View Post

Nice to see the USA recognizing another great talent from our parts.

Are you kidding me? Every tv show we have that requires a host finds some sharp looking Aussie with an accent that kills the ladies! My redneck twang will NEVER work again. smile.gif
post #939 of 986
Thanks Greg, one thing if you can remember back a few years, you seemed to be finding good deals, was wondering did you get the whisper clips and Furring locally or from o/s
post #940 of 986
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Hi mate. Whisper clips were purchased from the USA. I have 46 odd remaining if youre keen to make an offer. May save you a little. The hat channel was from studco in Sydney. Sounds like a sex shop but they sell all sorts of metal components. Channel ran me about 450 dollars delivered for the room. Very little wastage as my dimensions were very close to the channel lengths. Let me know and I can dig up the invoice somewhere. Cheers. .
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Are you kidding me? Every tv show we have that requires a host finds some sharp looking Aussie with an accent that kills the ladies! My redneck twang will NEVER work again. smile.gif

And I know from experience that my US-Midwestern accent doesn't work like that in Australia. mad.gif
post #942 of 986
Well my Aussie accent doesn't work here either if that's any consolation ! rolleyes.gif
post #943 of 986
My American accent works here in OZ. lol
post #944 of 986
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Yeah David but youre in South Australia. You're probably not just the only foreigner in town but the only person not related to everyone else there. Yeeeeeeehaaaaaa. wink.gif paddle faster... I hear banjos.

Edited by Dingaling2004 - 2/20/13 at 3:52am
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Yeah David but youre in South Australia. You're probably not just the only foreigner in town but the only person not related to everyone else there. Yeeeeeeehaaaaaa. wink.gif paddle faster... I hear banjos.

We are a city of murderers not inbreeders biggrin.gif
post #946 of 986
Maybe Brokeback Mountain. biggrin.gif
post #947 of 986
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Well my Aussie accent doesn't work here either if that's any consolation ! rolleyes.gif

That's funny. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by chrapladm View Post

My American accent works here in OZ. lol

That's mean. mad.gif
post #948 of 986
Turn that frown upside down. I am from the Midwest.
post #949 of 986
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Turn that frown upside down. I am from the Midwest.

Well I'm going back to Australia in October or November for my honeymoon. Don't know if I'd even want the natives to like my accent biggrin.gif
post #950 of 986
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And why woukd you ruin a fantastic trip down under by bringing you wife????? If you get time yell out Nick. Maybe throw a shrimp on the barbie. ...
post #951 of 986
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Originally Posted by Dingaling2004 View Post

And why woukd you ruin a fantastic trip down under by bringing you wife????? If you get time yell out Nick. Maybe throw a shrimp on the barbie. ...

That's funny. If we make it down to Sydney I may take you up on that! When I was there before, I spent time in Brisbane and went north a bit. But I know she really wants to see the Opera house cool.gif
post #952 of 986
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Hello all. No, I havent dropped off the face of the earth, nor was I an Ellen groupie for her recent trip down under. Life's been busy with renovations. New roof, insulation, alarm wiring, converting some old rooms at the back of the house into a sep bedroom and ensuite. All takes time. Starting a pool project next so that we'll be swimming next Summer. I did spend the last day and a half taking all of my equipment and putting it into a new 42ru rack. The old rack was too small so needed to upgrade. Just a couple of phone pictures.


post #953 of 986
What size rack did you have before and which company is this one from?
post #954 of 986
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Hi there David. The old rack was about 26ru or thereabouts and only 600mm deep. This one is massive at 960mm deep and just fits. Someone from a local Aussie forum purchased it 2 years ago but found it too big. I picked it up at a good price in perfect unused cond. Its by Hewlett Packard.
post #955 of 986
Just re racks - I want to get one, but concerned about putting large amps with not much clearance above for heat dispersion.
How do you overcome this issue? As the racks are usually not sealed I imagine fans at the top and bottom won't help (and will add noise).
post #956 of 986
Awesome buy Greg ... it looks great ... bigger is always better !! biggrin.gif

Cheers,
post #957 of 986
Last time I saw a rack that large I was browsing through Jugs. Awesome work mate, lets see the pic of the neatly arranged cables behind.
post #958 of 986
Ha ! Cue three pages of "rack" jokes !! biggrin.gif

Cheers,
post #959 of 986
A tight pink shirt always makes a rack look better smile.gif
post #960 of 986
LOL.....never going to let it go. LOL biggrin.gif
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