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post #331 of 497
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Looks excellent Peter - the carpet is gorgeous!

Thanks ! Enjoying your build thread as well.

My wife chose the carpet which is great as that helps make the room 'ours' rather than 'mine'.

Cheers,
post #332 of 497
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I reckon there is about 1 hours work per frame. Regardless of size.


1. Cut the timber

2. Glue/clamp (screw, clamps, nails whatever)

3. Paint? going to paint them black? I would. Get yourself a boat load of spray cans

4. Do acoustic insert to size

5. Cover in fabric

6. Attach wall hanging method


x by how many frames?

Peter, your day job doesn't rely on accurate labour estimates, does it ? Good ... cause you're rubbish !! tongue.gif

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Hi Peter,

There's 60 wall panels, not counting extra where I need to split them for doors, plus the column covers. I reckon I'll be lucky to achieve 1 hour each ! Probably going to be close to 80-100 hours all up.

I'm definitely going to paint the frames, but it won't be spray as I'd rather brush. Already have a large can of flat black.

Cheers,

Unfortunately my day job does and I'm also rubbish !!! These bloody wall panels are taking forever !!!! Photos of progress soon.

Cheers,
post #333 of 497
LOL - fair enough!.....that’s cool, by the time you're finished I might have enough spare time to pop in biggrin.gif

I was just thinking how long it took me to assemble the two panels I have made - both being pretty large, but I reckon smaller panels would take me an hour all up (in labour), actual production time is probably more like 24 hours due to glue and paint drying issues.

It depends I guess. Do your panels have a backing board? I used thin MDF so it went together very quickly......if I didn't do it this way I'd have used mitre joints with dominos......this'd take forever

Anyhow, you'll be streets ahead of Greg, he's off sunning himself smile.gif
post #334 of 497
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Peter,

I need to add some photos to show the process. My frames are made from a 52 x 18mm bullnose architrave section in FJP. Each panel needs four sides each of which has to be mitre cut on both ends. The panels also have cross members, one each up to 1300mm long panels and two each up to 1900mm long panels. After cutting it's all glued in my jig, and then the corners are sanded to get rid of any misalignment. Then the frames are painted black. Next is black fabric stapled to the rear of the frame, and then two layers of 25mm insulation and black polythene in different densities and configurations depending on the type of panel. The panels are then moved from the garage to the theatre, where the face fabric is cut to size, the panel laid face down, the backing fabric cut neatly to size, and then finally the face fabric wrapped around the frame and stapled to the back. The panels are held onto the wall with velco, hooks self adhesive to the wall, loops stapled to the back of the panels. Phew !!!

All up I reckon it's about 3 hours per panel. Would have been nearer two if they were all the same size and shape. Variations in the panel sizes and shapes makes it much harder !

I spoke to Greg a couple of days ago ... wouldn't want his job !!!!

Cheers,
post #335 of 497
Hey... I'm here. Peter the Greek is getting a bit cheeky. Despite my suntan I did actually need to work. Back in town now and aiming to get back into my room.... starting Wednesday this week. Have about 1.5 days cleared. By the way Peter, your panels are looking great.

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post #336 of 497
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Hi Greg,

Welcome back ! Let me know when you'll be down this way.

Cheers,
post #337 of 497
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A few quick shots to show where I'm at ...

screenframe.jpg

The screen frame is ready for fabric and hopefully it'll be done tomorrow. Now where did I put that masking system ? Chris ? Chris ???

rightside.jpg

leftside.jpg

Cheers,
post #338 of 497
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The only problem with the rock is digging under the driveway for the OSD tank is now going to be expensive !

Yes it was !!
post #339 of 497
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Hi Peter,


Overall the baffle is about 300mm deep. The face is 50 x 25mm slats with 15mm gaps between them, running across the room. Above that is 150mm thick rockwool with air above that.


It's good having a 3500mm high ceiling, as even with the riser and ceiling baffle I'm left with 2900mm clear.


Cheers,

First of all, very nice home theater so far!

Did you think about what kind of rockwool you used for the ceiling? It looks like the flexi batts? I am doing a ceiling baffle in my room as well, but I am going crazy about all the types of rockwool.
post #340 of 497
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First of all, very nice home theater so far!

Did you think about what kind of rockwool you used for the ceiling? It looks like the flexi batts? I am doing a ceiling baffle in my room as well, but I am going crazy about all the types of rockwool.

Hi Jonas,

I just used plain 40kg/m3 batts ... nothing special at all. With 150mm thickness the lower density stuff works better as a bass trap.

Cheers,
post #341 of 497
Funny how this happens - the whole house goes up in no time, fast forward 6 months and no finished theatre yet tongue.gif

This looks amazing!!

Hurry up and get busy so we can see the end product biggrin.gif
post #342 of 497
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Funny how this happens - the whole house goes up in no time, fast forward 6 months and no finished theatre yet tongue.gif
This looks amazing!!
Hurry up and get busy so we can see the end product biggrin.gif

Geez ... even the new bloke is giving me a hard time ! eek.gif

I'll bet Greg and Peter put you up to this didn't they ? biggrin.gif

Cheers,
post #343 of 497
Hey it certainly wasn't me! biggrin.gif you know what they say about stones and glass houses.....my room is collecting the wrong sort of dust at the moment, I'd love to cover it in plaster
post #344 of 497
Not guilty plea from me as well Peter. You earned that one all by yourself! Cheers. Greg.
post #345 of 497
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Sonos in iRule !!



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Cheers,
post #346 of 497
Just looking back on some pics from page 11. Your work area is immaculate. Amazing considering the amount of work you are doing, but I guess being diligent is the only way to stay on top of it.

Love the columns too, the attention to detail and quality of your work is seamless. Congrats mate, no wonder it takes so long when you have an eye such as yours.
post #347 of 497
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Just looking back on some pics from page 11. Your work area is immaculate. Amazing considering the amount of work you are doing, but I guess being diligent is the only way to stay on top of it.
Love the columns too, the attention to detail and quality of your work is seamless. Congrats mate, no wonder it takes so long when you have an eye such as yours.

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the kind comments ... of course my eye is drawn to every little flaw !!!

Soon it will be finished and then I can enjoy it rather than stress about it !

Cheers,
post #348 of 497
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Sonos in iRule !!

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Cheers,

can you play pandora ect... or only your local library
they way they word on the irule site it is a little confusing
post #349 of 497
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At the moment it's just the local library. I think they'll add more features in later versions.

Cheers,
post #350 of 497
Snickers - As Peter said, there's no direct Pandora --> iRule solution yet. But if your pre-pro supports Pandora playback, you can control it through iRule and you can send Pandora feedback to the remote. It's not perfect, but it's a usable workaround for now.

Peter - the Sonos through iRule looks awesome! I am going to have to set that up too. And the latest pics of your room are truly impressive. Well done sir!
post #351 of 497
You can do Rhapsody through the Sonos box, as well.
post #352 of 497
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The screen's been in for a few weeks and finally here's a pic ...



Had a big weekend and finally the PJ is in. Firstly porthole in rear wall (glass still to be installed) ...



Shelf, slide, lens and projector ...







Even though I've just tossed the lens in front of the projector with no real setup, the picture is already amazing !! biggrin.gif

Cheers,
Edited by Peter M - 12/16/12 at 6:55pm
post #353 of 497
Jawdropping is the only word that comes to mind when I see your room. I've been lurking on this thread for a while and you deserve a lot of credit for the superb execution to this point.

A couple of questions....What is the aspect ratio of your screen? Perhaps it is distortion from the photograph, but it seems like the aspect ratio is greater than 2.40:1. And what are the viewable dimensions of this screen (height, width, diagonal)?

I see you have an Epson 5020 (5010?). What is your throw distance? I am looking at the 5020 or 6020 projectors for my theater and have a fairly large screen myself. You seem to be pushing the limits of this projector's capabilities (in a good way) and I was hoping to get some of your initial impressions.
post #354 of 497
Wow, I missed this thread for a long time. Looking great Peter! I also see you went with Procella speakers, how do you like them? And how wide is that screen?
post #355 of 497
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Jawdropping is the only word that comes to mind when I see your room. I've been lurking on this thread for a while and you deserve a lot of credit for the superb execution to this point.
A couple of questions....What is the aspect ratio of your screen? Perhaps it is distortion from the photograph, but it seems like the aspect ratio is greater than 2.40:1. And what are the viewable dimensions of this screen (height, width, diagonal)?
I see you have an Epson 5020 (5010?). What is your throw distance? I am looking at the 5020 or 6020 projectors for my theater and have a fairly large screen myself. You seem to be pushing the limits of this projector's capabilities (in a good way) and I was hoping to get some of your initial impressions.

Thanks !

The screen is roughly 3:1 as I wanted widely spaced L+R speakers and had to get the bulky masking system out of the way. So the masking system will be partially closed even for 2.4:1. The actual size is 5200mm x 1700mm. The viewing area is 4080mm x 1700mm at 2.4:1 (160" x 67").

Down here the projector is called EH-TW9000. My throw distance is about 7900mm (26'). I'm not right at the zoom limit and haven't tested how much smaller or larger I can go. I mainly went for this PJ due to it's light output. My old Sony VW-60 just wasn't going to be bright enough. So far with very limited viewing, and without proper calibration, I'm very happy with it. Even on normal mode it has quite satisfying brightness. I'm saving 'torch' mode for when the lamp brightness drops.

Cheers,
post #356 of 497
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Wow, I missed this thread for a long time. Looking great Peter! I also see you went with Procella speakers, how do you like them? And how wide is that screen?

Hi Dave,

The Procella's are fantastic ... I really cannot fault them at all. So far I've only done a basic 'distances and levels' setup, so a long way to go before it's fully calibrated, but even at this stage I'm very very happy with my decision.

Cheers,
Peter
post #357 of 497
Spent a wonderful couple of hours at Peter's place this afternoon - WOW what a space, I'm still in awe of the size of the screen. Cant wait to see some full images on it once the A Lens is setup. Hint hint for another invite biggrin.gif

Its so nice to sit in such a quiet space - soundproofing does it job very well indeed.

The thing that really stood out for me was the image of the sound. Simply superb and easily in the my "top 3" systems/room combinations I have heard. You read a lot of fluffy reviews about speakers making the room "disappear", well this certainly is the case in this instance but I suspect its got more to do with perfsorber and Dennis' other little tricks than anything else. The Procella system certainly shines in such a room.

Peter hasn't had it calibrated yet, so I thought there were a few holes in the bass here and there, but considering its current "out of the box" state, its very good.

Congratulations on such a wonderful room Peter and thanks again for letting me come play.
post #358 of 497
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Hint hint for another invite biggrin.gif

Hi Peter,

Didn't you get the memo ... AVS free entry pass is good one time only ... next time bring your paint brush ... I'll still be painting panels !!! biggrin.gif

Seriously ... it was great to have you over and thanks very much for the wine ! You're welcome any time.

Another thing I love about the Procellas is the lack of ear fatigue ... we cranked it pretty loud for quite a while and I didn't suffer at all.

After a big day yesterday all the panels are painted and I've stuffed most with insulation. I'm going to have a full sheet of perfsorber and 3-4 sheets of 50kg fiberglass left over. Free to whoever claims them first ! I'd really like to get rid of them out of the garage ASAP.

Cheers,
post #359 of 497
I'll take - thanks!
post #360 of 497
Peter, how do you find the EH-TW9000?And how many calibrated lumens are you getting? I am seriously thinking of upgrading my PJ of late.
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