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post #391 of 625
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Originally Posted by Mike_WI View Post

Greg -

I think raising the screen would be good.
I forgot, do you have a door or other cover for the rack?
I just wonder about the gear lights shining on your screen.

Mike

Yeah, it needs to go up a couple inches, I'll do that when I take off the electric panel frame and flip the center..

I'm getting a smoked glass door, hopefully that works out well...if noise or any lights are peaking out, I'm going to put a line of weatherstripping on the inside of the glass attached to the walls of rack area to stop that as well..and seal it...

Then I can work on the back...?
post #392 of 625
Carpet day! Who is installing?

If you still have the contact info for your drywaller please PM it over to me.
post #393 of 625
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Carpetland...tomorrow though! My trim finally got painted tonight..not my best effort but it will work....

Bought mirror/toilet seat/light fixture for bathroom..

Got sink and faucet in granite.....

I need to work on the speaker stands tomorrow...suppose to be 50 so I'll try and stain the bases and spray the pvc....

PM sent....he did a helluva job and the price was awesome.
post #394 of 625
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Carpet in!

I had them do the round over on the stairs, or whatever fancy words they were calling it.

I think it looks better than not doing it.



The carpet is a bit darker than it looks...Painted, by Shaw.

I got the best pad (10 lb or better?) feels pretty good.



I raised the screen and inverted the center as well....I think it looks tons better...we will see if the sound improves....



Carpet looks good...kid likes it...seamless into the tile....



Inverted center/Screen 4.5 inches higher....



Got the sink and faucet in.....went with a 16x20in sink (16 ga stainless) and a Delta Magna (pull out faucet magnet connect) with soap dispenser....



Hung the mirror and a light fixture....(all oil rubbed bronze color)





Hope that is bright enough for the wife! (she didn't like only the 1 can in the shower and the fan light...geez!)


Getting there! Now to attack the screen wall and finish the speaker stands....got them painted and stained/polyd today...was 60+ out here in Nebraska!
post #395 of 625
Wow, looks great Greg!
post #396 of 625
this is looking great! Can't wait to see it finished!
post #397 of 625
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Husker: I've followed your thread silently for some time, but this picture made me break the silence. My 2 year old just last week destroyed my Panasonic DECT 6.0 handset at and when I realized, my kid was standing and watching exactly the same way as your kid in this picture. Anyway, first congratulations! you have done an outstanding job and your carpet, granite counter top, wall colors and cabinet stain matches perfectly.
post #398 of 625
Looking real good!

I just bought & installed that exact same faucet in my main kitchen this past weekend. Good Choice

With that carpet and pad in you will find the room sound will be a lot more precise. (Less echo/reflections) Will the subs fit under the screen now?
post #399 of 625
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Guys, thanks for the comments.

Yeah, my 20 month old keeps me busy. In the last week he has really taken to doing whatever, instead of asking permission.

Oh well! He is a good kid.


Things I need to do next...

Put 1/4 round under the granite counter
Hang Ceiling Fan when it comes in
Buy doorknobs/install
Tape, paint walls up to cabinets/white trim
Finish speaker stands
Rerun Audyssey
Redo Projector Calibration

By the way, my bulb has like 1700 hours on it.

Time for a new one? Or wait until it burns out and justify buying a Panasonic or JVC?
post #400 of 625
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Looking real good!

I just bought & installed that exact same faucet in my main kitchen this past weekend. Good Choice

With that carpet and pad in you will find the room sound will be a lot more precise. (Less echo/reflections) Will the subs fit under the screen now?


Yeah it was either that faucet or the Moen one that doesn't leave spots.
I'd rather have the magnet lock thing. Now I need one in our real kitchen!

Are you proud of me flipping the center and raising the screen. The screen is perfect now, I can recline the chairs all the way and feel like I'm looking dead center.

And yep, subs clear the frame of the screen...now we can do a real Eq, right?
post #401 of 625
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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha View Post

Yeah it was either that faucet or the Moen one that doesn't leave spots.
I'd rather have the magnet lock thing. Now I need one in our real kitchen!?

The old faucet in my kitchen that we replaced was the same style and we hated it because the pullout part was always hanging about an inch down from the main shaft no matter what I did with the counter weight. The magnet mechanism is a great idea.


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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha View Post

Are you proud of me flipping the center and raising the screen. The screen is perfect now, I can recline the chairs all the way and feel like I'm looking dead center.

And yep, subs clear the frame of the screen...now we can do a real Eq, right?

I've been just waiting quietly for you to realize that. If possible you might even consider moving your center channel to the bottom to have it aligned closer to the front mains. Don't hit me!

So tell us "how do you like having heights up front vs turning them off"? Is there anything special about the audio material that is channeled through them? What does it do different to the sound? I'm looking to replace my Pre/Pro and the Marantz AV7005 doesn't support heights of you use 4 surrounds which I do currently have.

This new Epson projector is a steal with a street price of only $1300 http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...inema_8350.htm and it may have less of a minimum lens shift which would allow you to move your screen even higher.
post #402 of 625
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The old faucet in my kitchen that we replaced was the same style and we hated it because the pullout part was always hanging about an inch down from the main shaft no matter what I did with the counter weight. The magnet mechanism is a great idea.


I've been just waiting quietly for you to realize that. If possible you might even consider moving your center channel to the bottom to have it aligned closer to the front mains. Don't hit me!

So tell us "how do you like having heights up front vs turning them off"? Is there anything special about the audio material that is channeled through them? What does it do different to the sound? I'm looking to replace my Pre/Pro and the Marantz AV7005 doesn't support heights of you use 4 surrounds which I do currently have.

This new Epson projector is a steal with a street price of only $1300 http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...inema_8350.htm and it may have less of a minimum lens shift which would allow you to move your screen even higher.

That Epson projector would blow mine out of the water. So here is the question....I'm waiting until probably either my bulb goes out or right before college football starts.

Do I...get something like that, new, retails low?

Or get a JVC/Panasonic big boy that is 2 years old and is now down to 2k from 12k?


You and Jethro over at CHT....I 'could' move my center down, but not sure if I want to do that yet. I guess I would have to decide before I put up the OC 703 and fabric, because after that I will NOT be changing the screen wall any more! I think the bar seating would be hampered with hearing the center channel more than they do now, but maybe I'm making stuff up.

After I get my stands up...my waveguide for my center being high vs being 8 inches off the ground....being up high is only 14 inches or so more from the mains than low profile would be......

As far as heights: Some receivers ARE quirky in if you have heights on you can't have rear surrounds and stuff like that...the newer ones are better.

I feel like the heights give you a more...Visceral sound. That is the best word. More in your face action. Things like footsteps in master and commander on the floor above in the ship, rain in any format, overhead planes/action above you, and even live football games with fan response.

Things like that seem to come more from your ceiling than the L/R when I am running 5.1.

I've only messed with it on a few movies. I guess Audyssey matrixes out to the heights for any sounds like I mentioned above the best I can guess.

I do like them though. Seems to add a bit. Audyssey says to do wides first, but many people on here and at bluray forum prefer heights.
post #403 of 625
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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha View Post

That Epson projector would blow mine out of the water. So here is the question....I'm waiting until probably either my bulb goes out or right before college football starts.

Do I...get something like that, new, retails low?

Or get a JVC/Panasonic big boy that is 2 years old and is now down to 2k from 12k?


I'm all for buying used and that's a decision only you can make but you could be inheriting someone elses problem and have them claim it was messed up in shipping. Projectors are very sensitive devices and can get the alignment messed up or bulb damaged in transit. Plus no warranty. But, 80% of my theater equipment was bought used. Projector was something I bought new.

With your tight mounting requirements it will depend on which ones will work for your room setup. I mentioned that one because it has an exceptionally large zoom and lens shift. I couldn't find what the Verticle offset was in the literature but if it's smaller than your current one you could even move the screen up a little more if desired.

I don't know which JVC or Panny you are referring to as a $12K price and available at $2K now but to drop that much in price it has to be old technology. Projectors are making huge advancements in features and quality each year and prices are constantly dropping for the same quality.
post #404 of 625
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I'm all for buying used and that's a decision only you can make but you could be inheriting someone elses problem and have them claim it was messed up in shipping. Projectors are very sensitive devices and can get the alignment messed up or bulb damaged in transit. Plus no warranty. But, 80% of my theater equipment was bought used. Projector was something I bought new.

With your tight mounting requirements it will depend on which ones will work for your room setup. I mentioned that one because it has an exceptionally large zoom and lens shift. I couldn't find what the Verticle offset was in the literature but if it's smaller than your current one you could even move the screen up a little more if desired.

I don't know which JVC or Panny you are referring to as a $12K price and available at $2K now but to drop that much in price it has to be old technology. Projectors are making huge advancements in features and quality each year and prices are constantly dropping for the same quality.

I could swing a new one come fall. Good points on used, and like you other than my speakers/subs, my stuff is all B stock or used...and it works fine!

Now I kind of want to add a SubM HP to my 18.T subs....
post #405 of 625
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Sorry for the large pictures, but I guess figuring out how to manage my attachments now wouldn't matter!

Got my speaker stands done...almost.

Just need to find the bumpers for under the SHO-10s....









They look nice. I could have done better on the paint, but I thought the routering and stain/poly looks like a million bucks. I wish the wood onder:was better quality...
post #406 of 625
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I could swing a new one come fall. Good points on used, and like you other than my speakers/subs, my stuff is all B stock or used...and it works fine!

Now I kind of want to add a SubM HP to my 18.T subs....

Stands look real professional! Great progress. You must work on your HT stuff every minute you have away from your normal job.

Are you saying you want to add a Seaton Submersive to your 18.T setup? My god that would knock the house down Now that you have more room under your screen, have you tried to move the current subs out of the corners and closer to the center of the screen with about 3-4 ft between them and then re-EQ? You should have plenty of boom with your setup. BTW, what is the cubic SF volume of your area you are trying to pressurize?

Something else that a friend did for his downfiring Outlaw subs was to get a granite slab made to sit under the sub. They made it out of remnants and polished the edges. He claims it increased the LF output and tightened the sound of his subs. It would be cool if it matched your counters. UbbaTuba right?
post #407 of 625
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Originally Posted by LoudandClear View Post

Stands look real professional! Great progress. You must work on your HT stuff every minute you have away from your normal job.

Are you saying you want to add a Seaton Submersive to your 18.T setup? My god that would knock the house down Now that you have more room under your screen, have you tried to move the current subs out of the corners and closer to the center of the screen with about 3-4 ft between them and then re-EQ? You should have plenty of boom with your setup. BTW, what is the cubic SF volume of your area you are trying to pressurize?

Something else that a friend did for his downfiring Outlaw subs was to get a granite slab made to sit under the sub. They made it out of remnants and polished the edges. He claims it increased the LF output and tightened the sound of his subs. It would be cool if it matched your counters. UbbaTuba right?


Now if my wife reads this and she sees people on here ALSO think all I do is work on the HT when I'm not at work, I might get in trouble. I have been down there a lot lately trying to do the little things.

I've always been interested in a Seaton SubM HP, but I wanted 2 subs and it wasn't practical to drop north of $2k on one sub this early while paying for the basement as I got paid from work. But, since we are done, it might be easier to do that later. I probably wont "need" one once some friends help me EQ the 2 I have in, but I always have wondered about them since everyone likes to compare their subs to SubM as the benchmark, you know?

The cubic feet of the basement taking in account all of the nooks/dimensions is about 4000 cubic feet. I'm also planning on moving the subs out to be almost lateral with the LP (front row of seats). One on each center wall. That is "best" according to many diagrams. Will see what it sounds like then...

That remnant idea is interesting and wouldnt be that bad. You could probably polish your own edges even... is there any other thoughts on throwing a slab under each out there? Would look intersting...probably would have to be with the newer CS-18.T enclosures I'll get....
post #408 of 625
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Fan up. 32" from Delmar Designs I believe.

Seating configured.

Popcorn machine and kid's train set brought down.

Things moving along!

Pictures showing the full extension drawers, dual trash, soft shut deally for the cabinet doors (Gray nub next to hinge).

Will probably get door and bathroom accessories ordered today.









post #409 of 625
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Wheres the best place to buy a few BD burnables?

What do I look for?

Going to try and burn some BluRays (scubasteve demo) from my HTPC...
post #410 of 625
It will be interesting to see how many rattles you'll need to tame in the back there I know for sure my sub (or many alike) would totally throw your bottles right off their shelf!
post #411 of 625
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It will be interesting to see how many rattles you'll need to tame in the back there I know for sure my sub (or many alike) would totally throw your bottles right off their shelf!

Yeah...you know so far I haven't noticed much. Is that because the bar interferes? Maybe they sit in a null? Who knows!

I'll keep that in mind...and back my wife's special Absynth off the front there!
post #412 of 625
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Hey guys, might do a sub testing GTG in a few months...

So far will most likely have a couple Captivators there, a couple MFW-15 Turbos, a few CHT SS-18.1s, probably a VS-18.1 from CHT as well....

eD might be able to come over with a A7450 and A7s650....

Anyone else in Omaha, Lincoln, driving distance that has a sub that would like to participate?


Thinking of doing closed mic, GP, and just some fun listening as well!


Open invitation...
post #413 of 625
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Desertdome came over and we did some EQn for a few hours yesterday and hooked up the DCX2496. It ended up using 5 filters to EQ the subs in the room. We put the subs (single, then dual) in about 10 different locations to find the best response, which ended up being the front center of the room. Luckily that also looks pretty good-I was hoping they would be best either there or on the middle side walls....

Graphs from REW later!
post #414 of 625
I've only got a non-turboed MFW-15, I would love to hear the turbo version, please include me in the PM list when you get a date figured out. Please not May 5-7th!
post #415 of 625
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I've only got a non-turboed MFW-15, I would love to hear the turbo version, please include me in the PM list when you get a date figured out. Please not May 5-7th!
Getting married?

The turbo version sounds pretty solid when running hot.

I'm thinking it would probably be around June-ish.
post #416 of 625
Looking good

I have been working pretty hard since you guys stopped by. I'm just about ready to hang some drywall.
post #417 of 625
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Looking good

I have been working pretty hard since you guys stopped by. I'm just about ready to hang some drywall.

You are going to have a sweet space down there when you are done.

I still wish I would have stopped over there before to see a proper AT config..I would have totally changed what I was doing...would have gone with AT and an infinite baffle system!
post #418 of 625
just a thought. Around your bar, you could have ordered some oak raised panel doors to match your existing ones, and tack them around the bar butting them up together and leaving a small gap on the ends and corners. I did this on my kitchen island.
post #419 of 625
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just a thought. Around your bar, you could have ordered some oak raised panel doors to match your existing ones, and tack them around the bar butting them up together and leaving a small gap on the ends and corners. I did this on my kitchen island.

I never thought about that. Not a bad idea but having them custom built like my cabinets (heights are off) would have not been cheap. Would have been easier to finish out though.

I still need to add a piece of quarter round to the underside of the joint of the granite counter and wood.
post #420 of 625
You can do that in theater 2.0
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