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post #121 of 166
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Ok I just would like everyone to know that I did not disappear.

My mother had to have emergency surgery because of a tumor in her stomach so I have been dealing with that through these hard times. I will keep everyone posted.

Thanks guys
post #122 of 166
Family takes precedence. Hope everything goes well for her smile.gif
post #123 of 166
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Thank you
post #124 of 166
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Finally found the time to hang these. Still need to bring back down and iron though.

I also am putting 2 in the entrance I will post a pic when I complete it
post #125 of 166
Sorry to hear about your mother, hope everything goes OK.

You are getting very far in your theater, I could use some tips (especially on your equipment rack). I was thinking of buying Middle Atlantic, but that's easily a $700 investment for a rack. why?

That room you are using is huge! Lucky your support poles are not in the way (like my basement). Which forced me to do 2 theaters, oh well, I'll take that I guess...=D

-ELmO
post #126 of 166
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Elmo.

My brother in law basically remodels houses so he ended up building that rack for me.
We did not mount the shelves. We used 2 rails so I can adjust them to higher or lower places.
The other side of my basement is not finished so it sticks out around 2 feet in the back. No big deal. Was built out if some good wood and painted black.

As far as cooling I was going to mount some fans but I don't think I'm going to need it
post #127 of 166
I am not taking chances with cooling, just buy a fan made for server racks (they are quiet and move air). Although yours is open in the back so you're right, in my case I have to figure that out for multiple reasons (2 theaters, and one PC gaming rack with 4 PCs inside). I must keep that area cool or they will overheat easily, not sure really yet.
post #128 of 166
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I still have yet to have it all on for a period of time. But I might run some USB fans around my avr but that's about it.

In your case I agree don't mess around lol
post #129 of 166
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Ok you all I cranked up my sound the other day just messing around with it. My setup is in my basement.

It is not sound proof but all I really care is about the upstairs floor at night. When I close all the doors you can easily hear it on the first floor but that is no biggie.

Upstairs in the bedroom you can barely hear it coming through the vents. Any suggestion on how I can help that? Can I just block them with a pillow upstairs or put a sound panel over the ones in the basement?

Also my projector should be here within a week. Lots to come
post #130 of 166
Put a dead vent in the basement, check out the soundproofing company website, but that might require some deconstruction frown.gif

Or PM Ted.
post #131 of 166
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What's a dead vent?

Trying to avoid construction. The noise is not real loud it's very faint
post #132 of 166
Link ----> Dead Vent

That website will tell you everything you need to know (and a whole lot more) smile.gif Great looking theater btw.

Soundproofing is something that really needs to be thought about before a theater is put together, not after. So if you are getting sound through the vents upstairs, and you don't want to do any construction...your bestest, cheapest option...



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Edited by premiertrussman - 12/6/12 at 10:02am
post #133 of 166
^^now that made me giggle....did I just type that.!

Search for Ted from this forum or check out the soundproofing company website.

Great info on there and Ted responses quickly via PMs.
post #134 of 166
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I read it but don't understand.

Is it a product u buy and just stuff in there
post #135 of 166
YEah . . . your ears biggrin.gif
post #136 of 166
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I read it but don't understand.
Is it a product u buy and just stuff in there

That picture was of earplugs, if that's what you're referring too...just my attempt at humor.

If you are talking about a dead vent, that is something you have to construct. If you followed that link I gave you and none of that made sense, this is probably a project you'll want to put off tackling until you've done way more research. The soundproofingcompany.com is kind of the gold standard of SPing around here and if you have specific questions you can contact Ted.

I would advise against using pillows...you don't want to do anything that would constrict airflow.

As a side note...unless you are 100% confident, I would not mess with your HVAC stuff...either have a professional help, or just buy earplugs.
post #137 of 166
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Is there anything simple I can try. The noise is not as loud as you would think
post #138 of 166
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Some updates on things I have done. I hung entrance curtains and made some stands for my rear and side speakers.





post #139 of 166
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Is there anything simple I can try. The noise is not as loud as you would think

Things are looking good.

Soundproofing is rarely simple in any form.
post #140 of 166
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After some
Further investigation it
Is not coming through the vent its got to be bass just traveling through the walls.

Do bass traps put a damper on it leaving the room as well? Was thinking about building 4 bad traps for the corners of the room 9 feet hight
post #141 of 166
Low frequencies are difficult to keep from escaping. Others in here may help, but I've given up on trying to contain my subwoofer. The high frequencies are easier IMO to keep from leaving the room (or have from entering the room). The conquest in my room in my basement will shake my neighbor's detached house master bedroom on the 2nd floor (easily 100 ft away underground and into the air).

Doc Holliday check my thread I'm doing fabric frames right now in the room I'm in, chose the same colors as you basically I think.
post #142 of 166
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I stained my handrails going into the basement a darker color


Right now I hand no houses next to me in my development so I'm good. When I do I hope they cannot hear my system lol
post #143 of 166
Looking good Holiday! I like that handrail a lot.
post #144 of 166
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Thanks austin been a long time in the mall it seems. I had sanded the ones I received in my new home and ended up staining them with a ebony colt. They didn't come out black but more of a dark walnut
post #145 of 166
Nice handrails!!!
post #146 of 166
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This arrived today but I have to work from 7pm to 7am frown.gif

post #147 of 166
Nice projector! Don't hook it up, or your room is doomed.
post #148 of 166
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To late I hooked it up ..... Hahah just ordered some Berkline 12011 Seats as well.. a 4 Config which will be kinda big for my room.. But the price I got them for from Roman was to hard to pass up.. If I want I can always just take a seat out as well.Or let the people on the ends suffer.


Today I am going to try to figure out how I am going to mount this big thing on the back wall.. And also touch up some paint and mess with my subs.. Maybe Stuff some Roxul safe and sound in my back wall since I can easily access it
post #149 of 166
Berkline still sells seats? Yeah I bought those 5 palliser chairs from Roman also, good deal. I still need more chairs for my actual theater room which I didn't really start yet. So much money lost.

I bought the JVC RS1 when it first came out. Looked spectacular, contrast ratio was nuts. I ended up selling it and getting my sim2 ht380 which I sitll have. I think it can get outpowered by today's projectors, but I'm not willing to risk it since I'm very happy with it's picture.
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post #150 of 166
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They went out of business but there are still some places that have some.. There are a few stores around me that still have them. My seats should be here tommorow or friday..


Qustion I have now is.. I hooked up my JVC R46.. To the left and right and bottom I have no light reflection. But up a little bit on the ceiling (which is black the same colors as the sides) light is spilling up there is this normal?
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