Originally Posted by RTROSE
I just read through your thread, all I can say is that I wish I had shown up earlier to share in the journey, it certainty has been an adventure buy the looks of it, but that is what makes it all that much better and appreciated. Your space looks fantastic, love the colors, stain, woodwork, all just works very nicely together. Well done! Nice choice on the sub, it was on my short list it came down to the HSU or the Rythmik and I went with the Rythmik. Speaking of the sub, very slick way to "house your sub", don't know that I have seen it done like that. Very cool.
Kudos, now the fun part of enjoying it begins.
Thank you, it’s been an experience and changed a great deal from the initial imaginings; my various home improvement projects tend to do that. For instance my wife told me one day she wanted a shelf made that would span our eating area of the kitchen (it became an eating area after we built a family room addition a number of years ago) to hold her collection of tea pots. It was a very reasonable request and would have been simple to do. The space had a small fish tank and a corner cabinet and the shelf would have gone above it. Well that started the wheels churning and the designer in me had all kinds of ideas. So what would have been $100 in supplies ended up having another couple of zeros added to that and is now a 12’ length of cabinets and 6’ length of countertop with backsplash and LED lighting. And yes she did have an open cabinet to display her teapots.
Never ask a designer to do something small was the lesson she learned.
The sub turned out alright, it helps a lot that it is front ported and variable. Ideally you’d want to do a sub crawl and find an ideal spot in your space. Mine had to fit in a predefined spot so I had hoped that its ability to fine tune would not make that a bad decision and so far it hasn’t. I can say that the enclosed rack dramatically amplifies the sub that I’ve had to turn it down a good bit. I do plan to run room correction when I can finally get to the microphone that is in my storage area. I can’t find my rear surround brackets, spare PJ bulb or AVR microphone so I know they have to be back there somewhere.
Originally Posted by AirBenji
Great work here - congratulations on a job well done!
Originally Posted by rebelranger
What did you end up doing for the riser lights? They look slightly red but still provide good light. Are they 110vac or 12vdc?
110v LED here is the link (I bought the ready to paint primer cover):
I bought some colored gels that AVSers recommended to me. I plan on ordering some new gels soon as the current ones really kill the light; going to try some more transparent gels. I think the one that is on now only allows 12% light through or something like that (It was the most transparent red they had). I have some pictures somewhere of the gel on and off; with the gels off it puts out a huge amount of light.