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post #751 of 1093
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Fabric panels mounted on wall.

post #752 of 1093
Nice! I'll bet that tightes up the sound quite a bit.
post #753 of 1093
StkMk2k - panels look great.
post #754 of 1093
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Put up the rest of the panels between the columns today. Still have to decide what to do at the back of the room.



post #755 of 1093
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I started experimenting with the face plates for the equipment rack. I wanted to see how thin I could make the edges while still retaining some strength. At 1/4 inch it does bend but is still pretty strong.



I used this piece for a trim around a 2U vent panel. This is just so the vent matches up with the rest of the face plates.



post #756 of 1093
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I started experimenting with the face plates for the equipment rack. I wanted to see how thin I could make the edges while still retaining some strength. At 1/4 inch it does bend but is still pretty strong.



I used this piece for a trim around a 2U vent panel. This is just so the vent matches up with the rest of the face plates.




Face plate looks great!
post #757 of 1093
Panels look great!
post #758 of 1093
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By the way I never posted a picture of the corner bass trap. I did not like the look of the corner with fabric covering the entire corner. This would have looked fine if I had decided to do all the walls in fabric but I went with panels instead. I ended up putting drywall on the corner and painting to match the rest of the walls. I still plan to put up a panel in the corner and will cut out the drywall behind the panel so it still acts as a large bass trap. I will not get as much surface area with the trap this way, but cosmetically it will look better.

Before


After
post #759 of 1093
Wow stock - the panels look great. Well done sir!
post #760 of 1093
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Here is the finished faceplate painted and installed in the rack.

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Here is the finished faceplate painted and installed in the rack.


What are you using to cut those a CNC? They look awesome!
post #762 of 1093
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I cut with a jigsaw and filed it smooth. Its not as perfect as it looks in the picture, but you wouldn't notice the issues without looking carefully. The ones to fit the components are going to be harder to make.
post #763 of 1093
What type of MA rack are you using.

I'm so confused as to what is needed they all seem to be the same
post #764 of 1093
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What type of MA rack are you using.

I'm so confused as to what is needed they all seem to be the same

I was pretty confused as to what I needed also. Mine is the ERK 40U rack that is 25 inches deep. I have some really deep components so the 25" comes in handy. I wanted a good freestanding rack that was solid because my original plan was to have it on casters so I could pull it out from the wall. I reworked a wall and doorway so I could permanently mount it and still have access to the rear so the casters were no longer needed. From what I understand the Slim series works well for a permanently mounted situation but is not built for moving it around on casters.

Even though mine is fixed in place I'm really glad I ended up getting a sturdy fully enclosed rack with rear door though. I installed 3 fans at the top that are controlled by a thermostat. It will pull in air from the bottom of the rack and exhaust the hot air from the top. A fully enclosed rack gives you some control over airflow with some active ventilation options that would not be possible with an open rack.
post #765 of 1093
The faceplates look great!

Thanks for the education on the racks. That information will certainly help me when selecting one.
post #766 of 1093
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I was pretty confused as to what I needed also. Mine is the ERK 40U rack that is 25 inches deep. I have some really deep components so the 25" comes in handy. I wanted a good freestanding rack that was solid because my original plan was to have it on casters so I could pull it out from the wall. I reworked a wall and doorway so I could permanently mount it and still have access to the rear so the casters were no longer needed. From what I understand the Slim series works well for a permanently mounted situation but is not built for moving it around on casters.

Even though mine is fixed in place I'm really glad I ended up getting a sturdy fully enclosed rack with rear door though. I installed 3 fans at the top that are controlled by a thermostat. It will pull in air from the bottom of the rack and exhaust the hot air from the top. A fully enclosed rack gives you some control over airflow with some active ventilation options that would not be possible with an open rack.

Thanks that makes sense. I have my space almost framed out for the equipment rack. It is going to be fixed in place as I don't have a need for pull out features and rolling capabilities. The space will be pretty big, I believe I measured 42" deep.

Which equipment do you have that is longer than 20"?
post #767 of 1093
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Thanks that makes sense. I have my space almost framed out for the equipment rack. It is going to be fixed in place as I don't have a need for pull out features and rolling capabilities. The space will be pretty big, I believe I measured 42" deep.

Which equipment do you have that is longer than 20"?

My processor is 18" deep. With cables sticking out the back you would not be able to close the door on a 20" rack.
post #768 of 1093
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Its been a while since I had the room cleared out to take some decent pictures. Here are some shots of what the room currently looks like. Still waiting for my screen to finish up the screen wall and I'll be ready for carpet.









post #769 of 1093
Pure awesomeness!
post #770 of 1093
+1

Now I have to clean the drool off of my keyboard.
post #771 of 1093
very very cool. i still think u got one of the best soffits. i love the lines it has.

jim
post #772 of 1093
That right there is pure awesomeness!!!
post #773 of 1093
So yeah I'm pretty jealous...

BTW, did you paint your home made MA faceplates?
Are you matching them up with any MA faceplates?
post #774 of 1093
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Thanks for the comments, everything is starting to come together.

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BTW, did you paint your home made MA faceplates?
Are you matching them up with any MA faceplates?

I've only made a single faceplate so far - the one for the vent cover. I did paint it and it turned out just fine. It does not have the anodized look of the MA faceplates but I think it is going to look fine when they are all installed. I did buy one MA faceplate for the Integra processor, but I plan to make my own to replace it so they all match up. The MA faceplates are pretty thin so my others are not going to sit flush with the custom faceplates.
post #775 of 1093
Very, very nice, Monkey
post #776 of 1093
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I eliminated another item from my shrinking to do list last night. The motor for the star ceiling was still audible from the listening position in the quiet room. The motor seemed so quiet when I first installed it I did not think I had to worry about the sound, but the theater is so quiet that you hear everything. Since it is really the only sound in the room you start to focus on it. I could not build a full box to contain the illuminator because it is about 1/4" from the bottom of the soffit. I enclosed the illuminator as much as I could at the bottom and stuffed the area around it with insulation. I was going to enclose the sides also but it seems to attenuate the sound considerably as is. After replacing the soffit panel I did not notice the sound.
post #777 of 1093
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I eliminated another item from my shrinking to do list last night.

A shrinking to do list?!? Where can I get one of those???

Just kidding. Everything is looking fantastic so far. Keep up the good work!
post #778 of 1093
Very nice!!!!
post #779 of 1093
Gorgeous! The shrinking to-do list feels REALLY good, I bet!
post #780 of 1093
StkMk2k - looks great! How about a pic from the stage.. to see the seating area...
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