The day started off with us running the big cable to each of the front, right, and left main speakers through the 1 1/2" conduit we ran during construction. I ended up having some custom cables made that would travel the 35 feet from the equipment room, under the floor, and then up to the speaker locations. Big @ss wire to tell you the truth. There are (8) 13 guage wires all together and terminated with 8 connector Speakon ends. Along with the speaker wire we ran a 4 conductor 13 guage termimated with 4 connector Speakon ends. This keeps the green the light on the speakers while operating but turns red in case of overload.
I made a few concessions on the theater room in the way of speakers. I planned on having 4 center channel speakers. They are wired and ready to go but I am going to start off with one pair to see how it sounds. We are waiting to see how the radius beam is going to effect the sound. I also decided not to purchase the matching Genelec 1034B speaker for my center and to stay with the Genelec 1038 center. The difference is two 12 inch woofers for the 1034 where as the 1038 has two 10 inch. It is very respectable without spending a tremendous amount of money to upgrade right now. I guess I should listen to what I already have. Unfortunately I had a dumb you know what attack when we cut the hole in the solid concrete wall of my theater so I could build the recessed box to keep the center channel back. We had to do this to keep from having to move my screen so far out. If I would have only made the theater room 3 feet longer..................
I cut it for the Genelec 1034 and although I left some extra room for insulation it was 1/2 inch short to keep my current center.............what the heck was I thinking
Well, it was nothing a chipping hammer, angle grinder with cutting wheel, a little concrete, and a little welding would not take care of
. I dont know how many you guys remember but if you look back in the thread I had some pictures of the first go around. Check this out.
WHAT WAS A PERFECT CUSTOM BUILT ALUMINUM RECESSED BOX
WE BUILT A NEW ALUMINUM PANEL WHICH WAS WELDED IN. FOR NOW IT WILL ACCOMOCATE THE 1038 BUT IT IS WIDE ENOUGH TO INSTALL THE 1034 IF WIFE APPROVED
This is how we ended up finishing the outside of the media room after we cut the hole and recessed the center channel box into the wall. There is an entry way here on the back of the house so it ended up making an interesting feature on the big empty wall.