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post #301 of 559
fyi make sure to use hdmi 1, hdmi 2 uses a mediatek instead of the marvel qdeo for processing.
there is a small upgrade from a ps3, the ps3 is a good player given its age, but the oppo is awesome in that it is always quiet and cool running. that and it draws so much less power hah. i previously had a ps3, but the oppo really gives you so much more over the dated ps3.

i have a empty looking living room now with these giants gone hah.
post #302 of 559
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Yes, using HDMI 1 on the oppo. Looking forward to playing with it more this week with some real Blu Ray content. cool.gif I've got quite a few concert discs that I can't wait to try out.
post #303 of 559
and a demo disk biggrin.gif
post #304 of 559
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and a demo disk biggrin.gif

YES!! Thanks man. smile.gif
post #305 of 559
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In preparation for the new amps, I decided to open up the wall in the bathroom and make some room for an amp rack. Added a second dedicated line as well.

Whipped up a rack mostly with some spare wood. Thinking about making another for my main equipment and hitting it with duratex. Before paint:

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Rough framing in bathroom area, before trim, etc.

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Edited by Gorilla83 - 6/29/13 at 4:31am
post #306 of 559
Looks phenomenal man.

I still can't get your text massage pics. Don't know what the hell is wrong with my mo-bile.

Any update on the amps? Still on back order?
post #307 of 559
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Looks phenomenal man.

I still can't get your text massage pics. Don't know what the hell is wrong with my mo-bile.

Any update on the amps? Still on back order?

Thanks popa. I don't know what's up with the text message deal, oh well.

Nothing new regarding the amps. The CV's are supposed to ship to store sometime later next week, but we'll see.
post #308 of 559
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Making some room for expansion - new amp / expansion rack in the bathroom is in! Still got got to tidy up some things, paint the trim, etc but it's now functional. Now just have to wait for the amps to arrive. cool.gif

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Making some room for expansion - new amp / expansion rack in the bathroom is in! Still got got to tidy up some things, paint the trim, etc but it's now functional. Now just have to wait for the amps to arrive. cool.gif

In the bathroom eh? What happens if someone is in there dropping a deuce and you need to make an adjustment? That could be awkward...

BTW, you might want to change the name of this thread. If your HT is considered "humble" at this point my is downright paltry. tongue.gif
post #310 of 559
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Jim - I think it goes without saying that if an adjustment needs to be made that takes priority over any bowel movements, so you could expect an interruption. biggrin.gif

I have to say I'm happy with the location selection for this stuff. With the bathroom door open, it's totally covered. It was pretty much just wasted space behind the wall before.
post #311 of 559
make sure to make good use of that case i gave you for the minidsp! finally got to work myself today



sorry for the threadjack.
post #312 of 559
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Looks great man! BTW what did you use for a power connector? Is that a 1/4" mono plug? And where did you get the usb jack? smile.gif Heck, all of your connectors looks great. I do have some stuff from PE I ordered a while back, but don't think it looks that nice.
post #313 of 559
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Looks great man! BTW what did you use for a power connector? Is that a 1/4" mono plug? And where did you get the usb jack? smile.gif Heck, all of your connectors looks great. I do have some stuff from PE I ordered a while back, but don't think it looks that nice.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=090-488
the xlr jacks are all your stand gold plated neutriks

http://www.minidsp.com/products/accessories/misc-accessories/front-panel-usb-detail

have fun! i'm no good at wood working, but metal cases sure have gotten easier hah. just a cordless drill with an annular hole saw, a jawhorse and a file.
post #314 of 559
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Thanks. I actually have the boxed version of the 2x4 but still wanted to put it in an enclosure to get rid of the damn phoenix connectors. Had I known what I do now, I would have purchased the "kit" for sure.
post #315 of 559
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Thanks. I actually have the boxed version of the 2x4 but still wanted to put it in an enclosure to get rid of the damn phoenix connectors. Had I known what I do now, I would have purchased the "kit" for sure.
one of reasons why i did not buy the boxed version, and why i decided not to use the 10x10 i sold you hah, with my livingroom layout, i was afraid that my daughter would eventually yank everything out.
post #316 of 559
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TESTING time!

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This is a very nice room.  All that's left is to go the 2:35 route and you'll be all set...heh...heh.....(planting the seeds of upgradeitis....yes, planting the seeds.....)

post #317 of 559
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Thanks BB! No 2:35 for me though - we watch mostly HDTV and my room is quite a bit more width limited vs. height so this allows me to maximize the screen size. biggrin.gif The AT screen in there now is still pretty much brand new for me too. wink.gif

Full front wall treatments coming soon! Materials are now in hand. I've also got some JBL Pro cinema 8340a surrounds to try out soon as well - damn you Ufokillerz! biggrin.gif
post #318 of 559
The riser and chairs look great. Glad to also hear about more treatments. Front wall treatments are important as well. Again, great looking room. Those are the same chairs as you had at the GTG right because they were very comfy. And your screen looks awesome BTW.
post #319 of 559
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Thanks Mike. Same chairs from the GTG, just rearranged. We like them a lot.

Decided to extend the riser a bit by adding a "step" to the front. This is nice and allows you to walk around someone watching while fully reclined and without disturbing them. Decided to add this last minute before we ordered the carpet yesterday. biggrin.gif

Had to buy a few 2x6's, but the plywood and insulation were leftovers from the riser build. tongue.gif

Ready for carpet now!



post #320 of 559
That is a nice riser and those chairs were comfy. The room looks really good. Not that it did not look good before.
post #321 of 559
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That is a nice riser and those chairs were comfy. The room looks really good. Not that it did not look good before.

I think it's all smoke and mirrors frankly - he's doing that with Photoshop or something. Until he invites us down again for another GTG, so we can see for ourselves, I'm calling BS... biggrin.gif

Andrew: you're wife has to be due around now, isn't she?
Edited by JimWilson - 7/5/13 at 10:41am
post #322 of 559
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I think it's all smoke and mirrors frankly - he's doing that with Photoshop or something. Until he invites us down again for another GTG, so we can see for ourselves, I'm calling BS... biggrin.gif

BTW... you're wife has to be due around now, isn't she?
If that's smoke and mirrors I would like some of those mirrors too so I can Photoshop my room into being larger then it is for real tongue.gif.
post #323 of 559
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I think it's all smoke and mirrors frankly - he's doing that with Photoshop or something. Until he invites us down again for another GTG, so we can see for ourselves, I'm calling BS... biggrin.gif

Andrew: you're wife has to be due around now, isn't she?

Hey Jim - still have about 5-6 weeks left until D-day. biggrin.gif Trying to get as many projects as I've been wanting to do done before then of course.

A few other updates:
-Installed miniDSP 10x10
-Picked up additional 1x3's for treatments. Should start construction tomorrow AM.
-Carlo's friend made me a sign - now the theater is almost complete. biggrin.gif Got to hang this bad boy.



Full bar/theater area perspective shot - still have to hang all the posters, movie decorations, etc.

post #324 of 559
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Hey Jim - still have about 5-6 weeks left until D-day. biggrin.gif Trying to get as many projects as I've been wanting to do done before then of course.

A few other updates:
-Installed miniDSP 10x10
-Picked up additional 1x3's for treatments. Should start construction tomorrow AM.
-Carlo's friend made me a sign - now the theater is almost complete. biggrin.gif Got to hang this bad boy.

Full bar/theater area perspective shot - still have to hang all the posters, movie decorations, etc.

Looking good brotha! The Gorilla brand has been established!

Hey are those some Deftech Mythos (minus the grill socks?) on the sign?!?!

tongue.gif

What are your plans with posters man? Old school plain? Backlighted? Motion detected? If you haven't already, check out that Virtual Movie Poster Meyer64 threw together. I'll be building one for my next space when the opportunity presents itself. Sick concept! Something I imagine you could knock out in 30min...lol
post #325 of 559
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Thanks PL. I'm not exactly sure how I want to finish with posters, but that link is pretty cool! I've already been conspiring to add some type of arcade games back by the bar. biggrin.gif

Update on the room - I'm out of town on business travel until Friday, but managed to finish a few things before I left: built relay box #2 for second amp, and completed 3 frames for front wall treatments. Pictures to follow later.
post #326 of 559
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Finished up the front wall treatments. The center treatment pretty much gets hidden by the center channel entirely. Listening now and can't say I noticed a huge difference with the addition of just these 4 treatments, but the cost was very low and it was a fun little project.

Other updates:

-Riser carpet supposed to be delivered on Thursday.
-New sub amps supposed to be delivered sometime this week.

Some pics - enjoy:

Made my own French cleats to hang them:


Sample:


Hung up - I also added one more behind the sub after the pic was taken:

post #327 of 559
Outstanding man!
post #328 of 559
That looks absolutely incredible!
post #329 of 559
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Outstanding man!

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That looks absolutely incredible!

Thanks guys!
post #330 of 559
Stunning!! eek.gifeek.gif
I also really like the angle shot of the 3 speakers.cool.gif
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