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post #451 of 497
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Originally Posted by Dingaling2004 View Post

Do you think Peter is maybe compensating for something? smile.gif

Yeah yeah ... just like a certain someone and his two DTS-10s ! tongue.gif

Cheers,
post #452 of 497
lol
post #453 of 497
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Originally Posted by Peter M View Post

Hi Craig,

All my fabric is Trilogy 1 ... the screen wall and the first column of panels on the side walls are Oxide colour.

Cheers,

Thanks Peter.
I have colour card so I can see which one it is. I didn't even notice the first lot of panels were the same as the screen wall.
The black 127 looks quiet dark so I think I will go with that.
post #454 of 497
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Originally Posted by Peter M View Post

[quote name="Dingaling2004" url="/t/1344547/another-downunder-theatre/400_50#post_23728814"]Do you think Peter is maybe compensating for something? :)[/quote]Yeah yeah ... just like a certain someone and his two DTS-10s ! :pCheers,

Sorry Peter, you'll have to type louder. I can hardly hear you!
post #455 of 497
How did you do the slats in your ceiling? i see you insulated it, but are they just wood strips up there?
post #456 of 497
also, what is the insulation that you put behind the screen?
post #457 of 497
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The ceiling diffuser is about 16' x 12' overall. It was constructed by framing it out with 11" deep steel channels at 24" centers which are fixed through the double drywall into the channels behind. Between the channels is 6" thick rockwool insulation. The timber slats were then screwed to the bottom of the steel channels. Nothing terribly complicated as you can see.

My baffle wall is lined with 1" thick black polyester insulation.

Cheers,
post #458 of 497

post #459 of 497
Incredible Peter. Looks 1000% better than these Gold Class cinemas offer.

Something to be proud of mate.
post #460 of 497
I hope you don't mind me basically copying what you did, maybe minus $50,000
post #461 of 497
Nice to see another Aussie on here! Wicked setup, wish mine was going to be that good!!!
post #462 of 497
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Originally Posted by TheSly View Post

Incredible Peter. Looks 1000% better than these Gold Class cinemas offer.

Something to be proud of mate.

Thanks Peter. I am very proud of it ... the fabric panels turned out as well as I could possibly have hoped for. Never having done it before it was quite a leap of faith !

Cheers,
post #463 of 497
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Originally Posted by roccoleach View Post

I hope you don't mind me basically copying what you did, maybe minus $50,000

Copy away !

Mine's very simple compared to some of the works of art on display here. No exposed timber certainly simplified it.

Cheers,
post #464 of 497
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Originally Posted by ashdot1111 View Post

Nice to see another Aussie on here! Wicked setup, wish mine was going to be that good!!!

Tell us about what you're up to and start a build thread !

Cheers,
post #465 of 497
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Originally Posted by Peter M View Post

Thanks Peter. I am very proud of it ... the fabric panels turned out as well as I could possibly have hoped for. Never having done it before it was quite a leap of faith !

Cheers,
How exactly did you mount them to the wall?
post #466 of 497
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Originally Posted by roccoleach View Post

How exactly did you mount them to the wall?

I used velcro which is a popular method. 2" long pieces - 6 per panel for the smaller panels and 8 per panel for the larger ones. Worked really well !

Cheers,
post #467 of 497
Just some regular stuff or heavy duty?
post #468 of 497
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Originally Posted by roccoleach View Post

Just some regular stuff or heavy duty?

Regular.

Cheers,
post #469 of 497
how did you secure velcro to the sheetrock?
post #470 of 497
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Originally Posted by roccoleach View Post

how did you secure velcro to the sheetrock?

The heavy duty velcro strips have sticky stuff on the back, its a very strong bond.
post #471 of 497
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The heavy duty velcro strips have sticky stuff on the back, its a very strong bond.

Yeah ... I just relied on the self-adhesive backing.

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post #472 of 497
i'm not worried about the sticky tape bond, id worry more about the wall holding together.
post #473 of 497
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You mean the paper facing coming off the drywall ?

I've had no problems like that at all.

Cheers,
post #474 of 497
Hi Peter,

Any details on the room calibration, saw you mentioned it was impressive, did you have someone local in Sydney do the job.

Matt
post #475 of 497
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Hi Matt,

My calibration was done by Jamie Turner who is in Sydney. I can send you his details by PM if you're interested.

On the audio side the main improvements were -

1. A very significant tightening up of the bass.
2. Better centre image from the outside chairs when listening to music in PLIIx.
3. Less localisation of the sides.
4. Better integration of the subs with the mains.
5. Removal of an excess of upper bass.

I'm very happy with the results and Gerben from Procella, who's heard the system many times during the build and fit out, was also impressed with the improvement. Maybe he'll give us his thoughts.

Cheers,
post #476 of 497
Hi Peter great photo's, congrats on the award win and enjoy the theatre, it's awesome
post #477 of 497
Big congrats - such a huge project from beginning to end and the result speaks for itself - a great theatre and well deserved.
post #478 of 497
Pete - did you calibrator do and audessy pro calibration? And how much did you notice in terms of improvement over regular XT32
post #479 of 497
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Originally Posted by dsiroky View Post

Pete - did you calibrator do and audessy pro calibration? And how much did you notice in terms of improvement over regular XT32

I don't use the Audyssey in my processor at all. The calibration was done using Jamie's equipment for signal generation and measurement, with the required adjustments manually entered into the two Xilica DSP's.

Cheers,
post #480 of 497
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Originally Posted by Peter M View Post

Hi Matt,

My calibration was done by Jamie Turner who is in Sydney. I can send you his details by PM if you're interested.

On the audio side the main improvements were -

1. A very significant tightening up of the bass.
2. Better centre image from the outside chairs when listening to music in PLIIx.
3. Less localisation of the sides.
4. Better integration of the subs with the mains.
5. Removal of an excess of upper bass.

I'm very happy with the results and Gerben from Procella, who's heard the system many times during the build and fit out, was also impressed with the improvement. Maybe he'll give us his thoughts.

Cheers,

Yes, I have visited this room a few times now, as Peter and I live all of 10 minutes down the road from each other. Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of bringing Anders Uggelberg with me, as he visited Sydney whilst on a cruise holiday.
The first thing you notice once you make it upstairs into the theatre and close those two very(!) heavy doors behind you, is the silence. There is no noise, either from outside, from the rest of the house or from the equipment. The Procella DA2800 amps are very silent indeed! Then the room makes a very nice and calm impression overall. The quality of the fit and finish is impeccable, very little is there to distract the eye.
Peter loves showing you his racks... and they are state-of-the-art indeed. Then he grabs the iPad and turns down the lights and the music begins. Peter is mostly interested in music and this determined a few very important design decisions in this room: The screen is much wider than usual and this is to accommodate the wider-than-usual angle of the Left and Right speakers. They are wider to allow the wider sound stage that Peter wants for his music play-back. And boy, does music sound good in this room. Peter has an impressive collection of music and I have heard many a track from it. You end up just wanting to hear more, as you keep discovering new 'bits' you never heard in this recording, and that recording. Close your eyes and keep listening, the hours just fly by...
The P610 are just flawless, they are keep delivering the music - and movies - without any strain or distortion. They are effortless, thy provide clarity, control, precision. You feel like you are the producer in the studio, surrounded by the artists when they recorded the track for the first time. You can hear their creative decisions playing out in front and around you. The seamless collaboration between the P610 L/C/R and the P6 surrounds is such a delight. At no point do the surround elements feel under-valued, they sound just as good as the L/C/R's. We call this Identical Voices, something we have been advocating since our days working at DTS. Of course the quality of the acoustics and the calibration play their - large - part in this as well. And then you turn it up even louder for some movie clips, which is when the two P15's flex their muscles and grip your guts and your heart! Crazy how good those P15 perform!

So after three hours, it is time to leave Peter and his family alone. Thank you for a great evening of music! This room does everything right, you can feel the quality of the Erskine design, the Quest acoustics and it is nice to know that Peter hand-made so much of this room himself. He ended up with exactly the room he wanted, and it is nice to know that we contributed to that.
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