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post #241 of 491
Congrats Gary, The staggered height panels came out real nice. Over all a very impressive room. How far off the back wall are your rear seats?
post #242 of 491
Wow, really really nice. Now you're making me rethink my design! When's the MD meetup?biggrin.gif
post #243 of 491
Thread Starter 
Oh, I forgot to mention, I just picked up an Emotiva XPA2 amp to power the mains from craiglist yesterday for $500! Received the RSH faceplate from MA this morning and installed it on the rack right before Big came by.



Just finished watching Breaking Dawn 2 (wife's choice, don't ask!) to celebrate this special night! At least I really do like how the ambient/surround sound sounds in the HT!
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Originally Posted by jroyv View Post

Congrats Gary, The staggered height panels came out real nice. Over all a very impressive room. How far off the back wall are your rear seats?

Thanks. The back of the 2nd row is about a foot or so from the face of the fabric panel.
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Wow, really really nice. Now you're making me rethink my design! When's the MD meetup?biggrin.gif

Thanks. I'll think about hosting a meet if there's enough local interest down the road. wink.gif
Edited by landshark1 - 3/4/13 at 9:08pm
post #244 of 491
Great job, fellas. The room looks fantastic.
post #245 of 491
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........Just finished watching Breaking Dawn 2 (wife's choice, don't ask!) to celebrate this special night! At least I really do like how the ambient/surround sound sounds in the HT! ......

Whoa, whoa! You tried to slide that one by us, didn't ya. Opening night was Twilight? Man card, please smile.gif

J/K, dude. I don't know about you, but my wife is a big supporter of my HT. If she decides she wants to watch Unicorns and leprechauns vs fluffy kittens and butterflies on opening night, that's what we'll watch smile.gif
post #246 of 491
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Whoa, whoa! You tried to slide that one by us, didn't ya. Opening night was Twilight? Man card, please smile.gif

J/K, dude. I don't know about you, but my wife is a big supporter of my HT. If she decides she wants to watch Unicorns and leprechauns vs fluffy kittens and butterflies on opening night, that's what we'll watch smile.gif

+1
You gotta know when to pay the piper to keep that support going (and yes I consider watching Twilight punishment). Congrats!
post #247 of 491
Great job It looks great!!
post #248 of 491
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Whoa, whoa! You tried to slide that one by us, didn't ya. Opening night was Twilight? Man card, please smile.gif

J/K, dude. I don't know about you, but my wife is a big supporter of my HT. If she decides she wants to watch Unicorns and leprechauns vs fluffy kittens and butterflies on opening night, that's what we'll watch smile.gif

My wife has all of them and she and a girlfriend are waiting to do a marathon (she read the books while the theater was out of commission). I told them that the first few movies will be Batman and Skyfall and maybe the Hobbit if it's out, after that they can have it.

Turned out nicely Gary, so what is your Phase 2 plan you mentioned?
post #249 of 491
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Thanks guys! IIRC, I think the first ever movie we watched in the HT was Brave on a piece of white cloth the night after we hanged the projector. tongue.gif

Phase II will have something to do with the boring ceiling. Stay tune... wink.gif
post #250 of 491
So cool. This is one of the threads I show to bolster my WAF for mine. cool.gif
post #251 of 491
This room is absolutely fantastic. If you have enough money in the budget, do you think you will try to add a second sub?
post #252 of 491
Awesome setup! Any plans for a HTPC or media server?
post #253 of 491
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Awesome setup! Any plans for a HTPC or media server?

Gary is at work, he has a media server and is running Popcorn Hour. I think he discussed it in his original theater thread.
post #254 of 491
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This room is absolutely fantastic. If you have enough money in the budget, do you think you will try to add a second sub?
Yup. In fact, a 2nd sub is in plan. wink.gif Not for more output, a single PB12+ has more than enough output & extension for my <2700sq' room. Big & I measured @ 18hz with the sub running @ 20hz mode. But it'll be for smoother bass & better coverage for all seats.

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Awesome setup! Any plans for a HTPC or media server?

I've moved out of the HTPC world since I moved to the new house. With a baby and work, I just don't have much time to take care 3 HTPC in the house anymore. So I moved onto a media streamer now. Currently using a Popcorn Hour A300 streamer to stream all of my movies from my old WHS v1 server (10TB of space). But sometime down the road, I'll be getting a Synology NAS box to replace the aging WHS v1 server too. You know, I gotta pick up these "post-PC" tread. tongue.gif
post #255 of 491
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Yup. In fact, a 2nd sub is in plan. wink.gif Not for more output, a single PB12+ has more than enough output & extension for my <2700sq' room. Big & I measured @ 18hz with the sub running @ 20hz mode. But it'll be for smoother bass & better coverage for all seats.
I've moved out of the HTPC world since I moved to the new house. With a baby and work, I just don't have much time to take care 3 HTPC in the house anymore. So I moved onto a media streamer now. Currently using a Popcorn Hour A300 streamer to stream all of my movies from my old WHS v1 server (10TB of space). But sometime down the road, I'll be getting a Synology NAS box to replace the aging WHS v1 server too. You know, I gotta pick up these "post-PC" tread. tongue.gif

i will be looking at a qnapp to replace my WHS V1 ... stay away from the ones with marvell processors ...
post #256 of 491
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i will be looking at a qnapp to replace my WHS V1 ... stay away from the ones with marvell processors ...
I'm planning to get a DS1812+ down the road. Heard a lot of good thing about it. My WHSv1 server only has <1.5TB of space left out of 10TB, plus no 3TB drive support really means it's time to move on.
post #257 of 491
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I'm planning to get a DS1812+ down the road. Heard a lot of good thing about it. My WHSv1 server only has <1.5TB of space left out of 10TB, plus no 3TB drive support really means it's time to move on.

that one is very nice and will work great i have been looking at that one also
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post #259 of 491
looks great! Congratulations
post #260 of 491
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OK, I finally have time to take some pics of the HT last night. So....... Here's my "Official" photos update (will be added to the 1st post of the thread too), hope you'll like them. wink.gif

And I AGAIN want to thanks BIG for making my "Vision" into "Reality"!! It's really my pleasure to work with/learn from you. I'm gonna miss you starting this weekend and on...... tongue.gif

(click to view in Large size) cool.gif





















BTW, I'm a photographer for hire if you want some quality photos to show off your HT! wink.gif
Edited by landshark1 - 3/7/13 at 12:59pm
post #261 of 491
I'm going to hire Gary to take pictures of all my projects, looks great. The theater is all Gary's vision, I just translated it to something we could build together.
post #262 of 491
OMG, when are we invited over. Am still trying to get my room to look like ur 1.0 theater smile.gif
post #263 of 491
Turned out great, and excellent shots, well lit.
post #264 of 491
I agree - nice shots. How short of a lens did you need for these?
post #265 of 491
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I agree - nice shots. How short of a lens did you need for these?
The room shots were taken at 12mm (from my trusty Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 ultrawide angle lens) from a DX camera. Nothing special or exotic here. tongue.gif
post #266 of 491
I really need to get / borrow a wide angle lens.

Looks great!
post #267 of 491
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I really need to get / borrow a wide angle lens.

Looks great!
Same here. Not much of an angle on my point and shoot. Also doesn't help that my room is so small. I'm sure I know someone with a DSLR and a wide angle lens.
post #268 of 491
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

I really need to get / borrow a wide angle lens.

Looks great!
LensRental or BorrowLens are some good place to temporary rent a lens for a quick photo assignment. wink.gif

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Same here. Not much of an angle on my point and shoot. Also doesn't help that my room is so small. I'm sure I know someone with a DSLR and a wide angle lens.
I wouldn't mind to come over snap some photos for you when your HT is done. wink.gif
post #269 of 491
I might have to take you up on that.
post #270 of 491
Gary - fantastic HT.

2 questions:

1) Your dual french door with windows, is that an exterior framed door with full seals that you put there to help with some noise containment?
Have you ever noticed on some LFE passages the doors "breathing" back/forth due to the lock/striker?
If you had to do it again, would you go windows or just steel door?
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You can see my HT and Game room next to it, I have a 6 foot opening specifically for a dual french door install....so I'd really like your feedback.


Second question:

Your rear diffusers, I read they are 1 foot rearward of the 2nd row.
a) Are these DIY or bought? What specification are they? Did you use QRDude for them if DIY?
I take it you optimized their performance for the 1st row, as the 2nd row is quite close to them.
http://www.subwoofer-builder.com/qrdude.htm
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Also, I've marked/measured the location of the rear diffuser panels at the back wall too.

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