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post #211 of 559
good deal. and Jim, I added it to my shopping cart, just in case i have any issues down the road.
post #212 of 559
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Spent a few minutes today building a relay box to power on/off my clone amp with the 12V trigger from my Denon:





12V trigger in - mono 1/8" plug straight from receiver:
post #213 of 559
Nice! by the way, i got that Art Of Flight movie.. wow! Definitely the best movie to show off your home theatre system. I watched it at max spl about 3am last night. Impressive
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I watched it at max spl about 3am last night. Impressive

You must be single and not live in an apartment!!
post #215 of 559
Lol yea......that's movie has some bada$$ bass!
post #216 of 559
single, lives in an apartment, has no sense, but has patient neighbors biggrin.gif
post #217 of 559
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Spent a few minutes today building a relay box to power on/off my clone amp with the 12V trigger from my Denon:





12V trigger in - mono 1/8" plug straight from receiver:

Cool, Kevin is rigging the same thing up for his setup and mine. It will be so nice to not have to fan mod the CV 5000 and not hear it but have it turn off and on with the rest of the system. That's one thing that I didn't have with Submersives, I had to walk over and turn them on by hand every time I turned on the system.
post #218 of 559
You could start a new small business building those 12v controlled power boxes for folks like me who are not "gifted" in that area. Vool product/idea.

I never turn off my 4 subs because the power switch is on the back side against the wall; then I have 3 mains and 4 surrounds to turn on/off. I would love to find some IP/wireless controlled outlet that I could program to allow me to do that from my Control4 system but ......
post #219 of 559
I'm always late to the damn party...

I should have posted up here last year so I could stay updated.

I'll holler!
post #220 of 559
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Originally Posted by audioguy View Post

You could start a new small business building those 12v controlled power boxes for folks like me who are not "gifted" in that area. Vool product/idea.

I never turn off my 4 subs because the power switch is on the back side against the wall; then I have 3 mains and 4 surrounds to turn on/off. I would love to find some IP/wireless controlled outlet that I could program to allow me to do that from my Control4 system but ......

It really isn't too bad at all! I could post up a set of detailed insturctions and parts list as well if that is helpful. 'Not had done something very similar as well:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1303723/automatically-powering-on-pro-amps-via-relay-guide-w-pics
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I'm always late to the damn party...

I should have posted up here last year so I could stay updated.

I'll holler!

I know you're usually lurking on here, heh. I've got to come visit soon to hear the new setup too!
post #221 of 559
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Got a start on the new DIY AT screen.

Specs: Stepped up to 130" 16:9 diameter, Seymour Centerstage XD fabric, 1x4 primed MDF frame with beveled inside edge, mitered corners, Fidello triple black velvet for wrapping frame, grommet/oring tensinoing system. Frame dimensions are 120" W x 70.5" H.

Corners will be secured by pocket screws and 6" corner brackets. I will be adding 1x2 bracing (x2) behind the screen as well.

Got the frame cut this weekend:



Started installing the grommets in the screen material. I have about 5 to go but ran out of grommets last night. Ouch my hands are numb!



Once the grommets are finished, I will start wrapping the frame with the velvet and start assembly. smile.gif
post #222 of 559
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Also started building my replacement surround speakers. These will be a great match for the SEOS front stage - crossovers designed by yours truly. smile.gif Selenium 10PW3 drivers, SEOS12 waveguide, DNA350 compression driver, air core inductors, poly caps, etc. 120+DB clean output capability. Extension down to ~75hz or so.



Quick indoor, close range measurement:

post #223 of 559
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Also started building my replacement surround speakers. These will be a great match for the SEOS front stage - crossovers designed by yours truly. smile.gif Selenium 10PW3 drivers, SEOS12 waveguide, DNA350 compression driver, air core inductors, poly caps, etc. 120+DB clean output capability. Extension down to ~75hz or so.

You're now designing crossovers too?!? Subwoofers, speakers, projector screens, crossovers; in a very short period of time you've made an amazing amount of progress my friend. I can't wait to see/hear this stuff.
post #224 of 559
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You're now designing crossovers too?!? Subwoofers, speakers, projector screens, crossovers; in a very short period of time you've made an amazing amount of progress my friend. I can't wait to see/hear this stuff.

Thanks Jim! Like I said building this stuff is addicting and I sure have caught the bug. smile.gif I'm looking forward to demo'ing some of this stuff for you guys in a couple weeks.
post #225 of 559
if you run out of things to build you could make me one of those 12v triggered outlets. getting tired of turning on the EP4K by hand already biggrin.gif
post #226 of 559
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Got a start on the new DIY AT screen.

Specs: Stepped up to 130" 16:9 diameter, Seymour Centerstage XD fabric, 1x4 primed MDF frame with beveled inside edge, mitered corners, Fidello triple black velvet for wrapping frame, grommet/oring tensinoing system. Frame dimensions are 120" W x 70.5" H.

Corners will be secured by pocket screws and 6" corner brackets. I will be adding 1x2 bracing (x2) behind the screen as well.

Got the frame cut this weekend:



Started installing the grommets in the screen material. I have about 5 to go but ran out of grommets last night. Ouch my hands are numb!



Once the grommets are finished, I will start wrapping the frame with the velvet and start assembly. smile.gif

Andrew, are you going to document in a thread how you are building your AT wall and screen? Eventually I'm interested in going AT, but I have no idea how to go about doing it.
post #227 of 559
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Andrew, are you going to document in a thread how you are building your AT wall and screen? Eventually I'm interested in going AT, but I have no idea how to go about doing it.

Hey Carp - I've been meaning to do that. I've been taking a bunch of pictures along the way, but I need to take a few more with the good camera and document what I've done so far. The tricky part about building a AT screen is there are so many darn options! Fabric, frame, tensoning style, size, aspect ratio, frame covering, mounting type, etc.

As for the wall I've still toying with different options there as to how I want to do it. I'm also trying to decide how far out from the wall I want it to sit. As of now I'm thinking 25" or so should be good and will allow me to have the subs and speakers behind the screen.
post #228 of 559
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post

if you run out of things to build you could make me one of those 12v triggered outlets. getting tired of turning on the EP4K by hand already biggrin.gif

Haha, I still need to swap out my 3.5mm plug from stereo to mono. Was wondering why 12V voltage/trigger wasn't coming through properly, doh! I can hook you up with a parts list to build one, it's pretty easy.
Edited by Gorilla83 - 4/1/13 at 12:43pm
post #229 of 559
sure PM me a parts list
post #230 of 559
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sure PM me a parts list

Done.

Got the rest of the grommets installed and did a quick 'dry fit' on the frame. Looking pretty good so far. The grommets are time consuming to install (64 of them!) but should provide some solid tension to keep the screen firm.




Drilled pocket holes for corners:


The frame is ready for wrapping and assembly. cool.gif
post #231 of 559
someone called me out saturday morning on my screen building progress...


And now I'll thread jack and show pictures of mine:



Now where are your finished pictures???
post #232 of 559
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someone called me out saturday morning on my screen building progress...

Now where are your finished pictures???

Do I sense a bit of rivalry brewing? tongue.gif
post #233 of 559
Hehe we are friends from our car racing days. Unfortunately I think we all get along better if we're insulting each other.

Andrew's been a great motivating force in making me do this. My bank account is not quite as appreciative as I am however.
post #234 of 559
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I know I've been slacking. Part of me knows I want to wait to finish the screen and false wall until after the GTG. I don't want to rush it and figured it would be easier to swap the dozen+ speakers we have coming without the big AT screen in the way. I'll get everything ready to bolt on the wall prior to the GTG though. IF we wanted to do some blind testing of sorts I'm sure we could rig something up to use my screen as a mask. smile.gif

Carlo and I have known each other for what 8-10 years now? Crazy. You're going to enjoy the DIY stuff! You need to get a build thread up with your before and after. Even more drastic than mine!
post #235 of 559
Really nice upgrades Andrew. That 130" screen should be really nice when you have it completed. Looking forward to the GTG and checking out whatever you have done in person.
post #236 of 559
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Really nice upgrades Andrew. That 130" screen should be really nice when you have it completed. Looking forward to the GTG and checking out whatever you have done in person.

Thanks Mike. I'm sure I will love the new setup when it's all done.

Got the frame wrapped in velvet tonight. Its about ready to be assembled now, but I'm going to spend some time deciding how I want to lay out the wall for now. I will build out the wall and hang the screen once next weekend's GTG is done. cool.gif

post #237 of 559
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It's been a crazy busy week but did have a few minutes to start building frames for the wall.

L&R frames before paint and install this weekend:

8' tall by 16 7/8" wide.

post #238 of 559
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It's been a crazy busy week but did have a few minutes to start building frames for the wall.

L&R frames before paint and install this weekend:

8' tall by 16 7/8" wide.

Schweeeet!

Everything measures up to accomodate the LCR Yorks right?

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post #239 of 559
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Schweeeet!

Everything measures up to accomodate the LCR Yorks right?

tongue.gif

Thanks man! Oh yeah, I've got room for the Yorks plus some added margin 'just in case' some uber mains come into play. biggrin.gif I've got about 36" width for each L/C/R speaker and 63.5" height. That should do it. The Yorks are about 18" width by 50" height.
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Thanks man! Oh yeah, I've got room for the Yorks plus some added margin 'just in case' some uber mains come into play. biggrin.gif I've got about 36" width for each L/C/R speaker and 63.5" height. That should do it. The Yorks are about 18" width by 50" height.

Contingency space. Well played sir...
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