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Desert Sunset Theater Build - Page 27

post #781 of 1093
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Originally Posted by misugrad View Post

StkMk2k - looks great! How about a pic from the stage.. to see the seating area...

Here's a couple shots toward the seating area. Its hard to get a wide angle shot from the front. I had to stand outside the door for the other pictures. As you can see I still have not cut my amber rope light to fit so it is just tucked up in the light tray. My photos are a bit crooked. I need to invest in a tripod.



post #782 of 1093
Very nice!
post #783 of 1093
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Still waiting on my screen so I can complete the screenwall. I reused the bass traps from my prior theater but they were too tall for the current setup. I cut down the traps so they would fit between the stage and soffit. I also put up some fabric trim under the soffit above the screen.







post #784 of 1093
What do you have below the bass traps?

Looks like Roxul in the traps right?
post #785 of 1093
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Yes it is Roxul in the bass traps. The part below the bass trap is also a bass trap. It fills the entire corner. I built these bass traps in my last theater in two pieces because the width of the fabric would not cover the entire corner and also because it would be impossible to get a framed freestanding trap in the corner if it was the exact height of the ceiling. I needed a different height so I had to cut down the old one to fit.

I would not have built it this way if I was not re-using my old traps. I would have just built the frame right in place. I did not do that in my last theater because I knew we would be moving and wanted to turn the theater room back into a normal room. The rest of the front soffit will also be stuffed with insulation. Here's a shot of the corner with the trap all covered in fabric.

post #786 of 1093
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I finished everything up behind the screenwall. Bass traps are complete and the front soffit is filled with insulation. I had some leftover duct liner so I covered the soffit with the duct liner to clean it up a bit.





Heres a photo with more light.

post #787 of 1093
Incredible! It gets better and better every time I check in on this thread (which is several times a day)!
post #788 of 1093
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Stopped in the carpet store today and they are going to come and measure for the carpet installation tonight. I'm going to go ahead with the carpet even if the screen does not arrive soon. I would have liked to get the screenwall built first but the screen is delaying progress.
post #789 of 1093
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Riser is completed. I debated doing a triple layer for the top but the headroom is getting limited. Went with 2 layers with green glue.


What all do you have wired to ur riser? Looks like you have all wiring and cables going thru soffits and columns, no holes in shell besides hvac?
post #790 of 1093
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What all do you have wired to ur riser? Looks like you have all wiring and cables going thru soffits and columns, no holes in shell besides hvac?

I have 2 Cat6 cable to the front row, a cat 6 to the rear row, 7 x 12 g speaker wire for buttkickers for each seat. I also have a Canare RG6 Coax so I can run my squeezebox at the listening position and run it to an external DAC. I also have 4 120V AC outlets for the motorized seats. Also 120V switched AC for the step lighting. Each row also has a conduit in case I forgot something.
post #791 of 1093
Looking great! What kind of carpet did you decide on? I wish I had the funds to do the carpet and chairs right away. I'm going to be sitting in folding chairs for a while!

The linacoustic install looks good. Did you use nails and washers? Screws? Also, how thick did you go on the screen wall? I was planning to do 1" | 3mil plastic | 1"
post #792 of 1093
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Looking great! What kind of carpet did you decide on? I wish I had the funds to do the carpet and chairs right away. I'm going to be sitting in folding chairs for a while!

The linacoustic install looks good. Did you use nails and washers? Screws? Also, how thick did you go on the screen wall? I was planning to do 1" | 3mil plastic | 1"

I am going with this carpet.



I used 2" thick Knauf Ecose duct liner for the stage. The soffit also has 10 additional inches of Roxul Acoustical Fire Batt behind the 2" of duct liner. The corners are superchunk bass traps made with roxul 60 rockboard. I used 3" screws with plastic washers from roofing cap nails that were painted black to attach the duct liner.

post #793 of 1093
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Had the carpet guys come out to measure yesterday. Installation should be next week. It would be nice if my screen came before the weekend so I could get the screenwall done before carpet.
post #794 of 1093
Very nice room! Jealous!
post #795 of 1093
Nice! The carpet will transform the whole room. You'll LOVE it!
post #796 of 1093
I just got carpet in my room (not that it is remotely as awesome as yours), and it REALLY made a great improvement in the feel of the room.
post #797 of 1093
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I just got carpet in my room (not that it is remotely as awesome as yours), and it REALLY made a great improvement in the feel of the room.

Carpet is always one of those milestones. For most things carpet means done - unfortunately that will not be the case here - still other things to finish up. I'm sure it will improve the feel of the room, but I'm also hoping it will improve the sound of the room. Even with the treatment that I have installed the room is still a bit lively. I'm sure getting carpet and chairs in will help with that quite a bit. Also once the carpet is in, I can install my speakers which I have been looking forward to hearing again.
post #798 of 1093
Same here. My speakers have been sitting in our hallway/dining room for about 10 months while I've been finishing my whole basement (about 1500 sqft total). Takes a while when it is mostly a one man show. I still have so much to do. Bass traps, FPR, false screen wall, a bunch of odds and ends, build media storage, build an equipment rack, put up trim. And that is just the theater room. I am getting anxious to get back to watching movies. I refuse to watch them on our 46" TV in the living room. Haven't seen but 2 movies in the past year and they were in the public movie theaters.

Keep hacking away at it and pretty soon we both will be out of the build phase and into the enjoyment phase.
post #799 of 1093
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Same here. My speakers have been sitting in our hallway/dining room for about 10 months while I've been finishing my whole basement (about 1500 sqft total). Takes a while when it is mostly a one man show. I still have so much to do. Bass traps, FPR, false screen wall, a bunch of odds and ends, build media storage, build an equipment rack, put up trim. And that is just the theater room. I am getting anxious to get back to watching movies. I refuse to watch them on our 46" TV in the living room. Haven't seen but 2 movies in the past year and they were in the public movie theaters.

Keep hacking away at it and pretty soon we both will be out of the build phase and into the enjoyment phase.

I have lots of movies that I have been saving up to watch in the theater also.
post #800 of 1093
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Just talked to the carpet installers, they will be coming on Tuesday.
post #801 of 1093
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Not much new to show. Spent most of the weekend cleaning up the rest of the basement and cleaning up the room for carpet. I also did a little bit of work on the screenwall.

post #802 of 1093
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Carpet!





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post #804 of 1093
Sweet. Let me be the first to say it looks fantastic!!!

Another monumental moment in your build!
post #805 of 1093
I had your thread open in a tab and was meaning to post a reply as to when you were getting carpet, then refreshed and there it was!!!

Looks good.

*Is it me or do you potentially need to upgrade to a better camera!! That theater should be presented in crisp clear form!
post #806 of 1093
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I had your thread open in a tab and was meaning to post a reply as to when you were getting carpet, then refreshed and there it was!!!

Looks good.

*Is it me or do you potentially need to upgrade to a better camera!! That theater should be presented in crisp clear form!

I'm just using a point and shoot. I'll try to get someone with a decent camera to take final shots.
post #807 of 1093
StockM2K - Check message in PM box

P.S. Enjoy the wonderful smell of newly-laid carpet!! What a great milestone!
post #808 of 1093
Stk2k - nice choice. compliments the room well....feels nice between the toes don't it! enjoy.
post #809 of 1093
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I'm really happy with the way the carpet turned out. With a patterned carpet you are never sure how it is going to look when it covers the whole floor. I worried about the pattern being too pronounced and was also worried about the pattern lining up on the stage. The pattern is very subtle and in such a dark room you get a shadow under the lip of the upright sections of the stage and riser. You cannot even see the pattern there under normal lighting. The installation guys did an excellent job and even avoided scraping up the columns and baseboards.
post #810 of 1093
Very nice Monkeyman! Congrats on the new milestone.
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