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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

...kind-of a PITA to rummage through the 40+ pages of posts.


Psssssst. It is only 32 pages long, geez....

Just teasing. Lots to sort through to find details.

Of course, if you look at the very first post on page #1, you will see the list of his gear, including speakers...

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Originally Posted by Super Monkey Man Himself :-) View Post

Gear:

Projector: JVC RS45
Screen: DIY 130" CIH 2.4:1 Acoustically Transparent Seymour Centerstage HD
Speakers: PBN Audio EPS, PBN Custom EPS Center, PBN Monitor, PBN Custom side surrounds
Subs: DIY Infinite Baffle 4x18" drivers 1500 watts
Amps: Sierra Audio Whitney, (3x)Aragon 2004, Berhinger EP4000 (Subs) (2x) Buttkicker BKA1000
Pre/Pro: Integra DTC-9.8, Aragon Soundstage
Sub EQ: Behringer Feedback Destroyer
Blu Ray Player: Oppo BDP-93
Music Server: Squeezebox - Music Hall DacMagic - Might be upgrading to Benchmark Dac1
Other: Buttkicker LFE, Grafik Eye lighting control, PS3, Furman F1000 UPS for projector, Belkin PF60 for non 12v switching.
post #932 of 1093
Thanks Nick. I forgot SM2K had those links at the beginning of the thread as relatively few others do. I've never heard them before, but they look substantial to say the least.

And by the way - my mobile device is showing it at 40 pages....could possibly be how I have it set up in my preferences. Either way, there is a lot of material in this thread!
post #933 of 1093
Thread Starter 
Yes the speakers are from PBN Audio. They are from the Montana line and the model is the EPS. PBN is not very well known but that is changing. Once people discover PBN speakers they stick with them and upgrade within the line. I've owned many speakers over the years and listened to lots of others including ones that many times the price of the PBN's and have yet to hear anything that makes me want to get rid of the PBN's. They are not cheap but they do offer a lot of bang for the buck. I do not have the Custom side surrounds yet, but that is on my list as a future upgrade. The side surrounds will be based on the EPS's little brother the SPI.
post #934 of 1093
TMcG, my mobile app shows 95 pages. Wow. Computer showed 32...
post #935 of 1093
Thread Starter 
My screen is supposed to arrive today so in preparation I decided I better cover my white screen supports. I thought of painting them but I had all the leftover velvet that I ended up not using on the star ceiling so I thought I would wrap the supports in velvet just to eliminate any potential to reflect light that goes through the screen.

Its hard to take a picture of velvet, but here is a shot of the screen supports.

post #936 of 1093
Solid use of wasted material. Plus no chance of getting paint on your nice new carpet.
post #937 of 1093
It's screen day!!!!
post #938 of 1093
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Originally Posted by stockmonkey2000 View Post

My screen is supposed to arrive today so in preparation I decided I better cover my white screen supports. I thought of painting them but I had all the leftover velvet that I ended up not using on the star ceiling so I thought I would wrap the supports in velvet just to eliminate any potential to reflect light that goes through the screen.

Its hard to take a picture of velvet, but here is a shot of the screen supports.


What screen supports?

That velvet really hides them.

The room is looking fantastic. Can't wait to see the screen go in. I'm about a month behind you.
post #939 of 1093
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

What screen supports?

That velvet really hides them.

The room is looking fantastic. Can't wait to see the screen go in. I'm about a month behind you.

I'm about a month away from drywall
post #940 of 1093
Everything looks great. i think screen day is one of the happiest days!! Although I hear all works ceases once the screen goes up
post #941 of 1093
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by IGO2XS View Post

Everything looks great. i think screen day is one of the happiest days!! Although I hear all works ceases once the screen goes up

For me the work pretty much came to a halt when the speakers went in. Been listening to lots of music lately.
post #942 of 1093
Stock,
Did you get the screen in? If so, we demand pictures of the completed screen wall immediately.
post #943 of 1093
Thread Starter 
Screen arrived on Friday and I got the screen installed on Saturday. I still have to build the frames around the screen. I did manage to get the frame built and covered underneath the screen.

post #944 of 1093
Thread Starter 
I also took a few screenshots. These are with my point and shoot so they really do not do it justice. I have not done any video tweaking at all - this is the out of the box projector settings.







post #945 of 1093
Are your smile muscles sore yet?
post #946 of 1093
The screen looks great! Congratulations!
post #947 of 1093
Oh my. Awesome!!!

How easy did the screen go together? Any tips / tricks?
post #948 of 1093
Looks great! Congrats
post #949 of 1093
Awesome! Congrats!
post #950 of 1093
Looks fantastic! How many times did you have to flip screen, loosen, pull screen, tighten routine?
post #951 of 1093
I am sure that a lot of us can say this, but only you really feel it.... "Finally"... Not your fault obviously, just in the waiting for the screen.

I really like the RS45 and Seymour XD combination out of the box. I keep telling myself that I need to get a meter and calibrate it, but it looks really good. Maybe once I hit a few hundred hours and the bulb starts dimming, then I can add some more "life" back into things...

Congrats!
post #952 of 1093
Beatiful.
post #953 of 1093
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Oh my. Awesome!!!

How easy did the screen go together? Any tips / tricks?

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Originally Posted by misugrad View Post

Looks fantastic! How many times did you have to flip screen, loosen, pull screen, tighten routine?

I probably spent 3 hours or so on the screen. I ended up doing all the stretching myself and it would have gone much easier if I had another person helping. My first attempt did not have the best results, but it got better each time. I got the screen pretty close to being wrinkle free, and then hung it up and removed the last few small wrinkles while it was hanging on the wall. It is not the greatest tensioning system but for the price I paid I am happy with the screen.
post #954 of 1093
WOW monkeyman, that looks very, very nice. I wish I was at your stage of the build, I'm burning to watch my first movie
post #955 of 1093
Awesome Stock! Well done!
post #956 of 1093
SM2K - Did you have any trouble attaching your second layer of drywall to the ceiling channels? I am getting to that step and it seemed like the OSB layer was difficult even thought I could see the channels. It seemed like there was a very fine line between getting it tight and stripping the screw. Any words of advice or tricks that you found? Thanks.
post #957 of 1093
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Originally Posted by vanice View Post

SM2K - Did you have any trouble attaching your second layer of drywall to the ceiling channels? I am getting to that step and it seemed like the OSB layer was difficult even thought I could see the channels. It seemed like there was a very fine line between getting it tight and stripping the screw. Any words of advice or tricks that you found? Thanks.

I don't remember it being particularly difficult and do not remember stripping the screws. I used fine thread screws increasing the length with each layer. It seemed like the channels were pretty strong and pulled the osb tight. I marked off a guide line for each layer so I could get each layer attached to the channel. I'm sure I missed the channel on some but at least it could go into the osb. .
post #958 of 1093
Thanks for the info. I had a heck of a time getting the channel to snug up to the OSB without going one rotation too far and stripping the hole out. I too was using the fine thread drywall screw. Maybe I'll try a different drill. The impact drill made it easy to tighten but I think I lost a little control. Marking the grid again could be lots of fun. rolleyes.gif
post #959 of 1093
Fantastic looking build - subscribed!
Did you decide to use mini buttkickers in the front row and LFE for the back?
Did you consider other amps for these? All home-run wiring?
post #960 of 1093
Looks like I'm late to the party - screen looks great!
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