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post #781 of 1005
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Originally Posted by mjaudio View Post

What you need to do Rilla is build a dual opposed sub tall enough with your new subs that can be used as a stand for your projector! Problem solved tongue.gif

"Problem sovled" indeed. Indeed.

*rubs chin* Hmmm....

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post #782 of 1005
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Originally Posted by mjaudio View Post

What you need to do Rilla is build a dual opposed sub tall enough with your new subs that can be used as a stand for your projector! Problem solved tongue.gif

I like it. Let's put some math to it now. My subs are 25" tall. My ceiling is right around 95" tall. If we make some small height adjustments we could do an octo-opposed setup. Put a loveseat on either side. Done.biggrin.gif Drool!
post #783 of 1005
They shall be dubbed..."The Sub Pillars"
post #784 of 1005
I'm simply going to rename my theater, "The Big O" since it could be entirely possible if you are seated in the right spots. No need for individual sub names.
post #785 of 1005
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

I'm simply going to rename my theater, "The Big O" since it could be entirely possible if you are seated in the right spots. No need for individual sub names.

A note of advice - might not want to spread that name out next time you have a bunch of dudes over in your room for a GTG. biggrin.gif
post #786 of 1005
Nice...sexier than what I was going to name mine.

Nothing sexy about "The Brown Note."
post #787 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Wifey and I will plan a trip to DC for the day when we come to pick them up. biggrin.gif

Also - Build the first eight and get back to me. biggrin.gif Leave 4 subs in the nearfield area and you will all the tactile you will want.

Looking forward to showing you how the LMS-U's sound in my space. I think Nathan was pleasantly surprised when he heard them a few weeks back. It should give you a good idea what the SI's are going to do...
post #788 of 1005
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Looking forward to showing you how the LMS-U's sound in my space. I think Nathan was pleasantly surprised when he heard them a few weeks back. It should give you a good idea what the SI's are going to do...

I did chat with Nathan via PM after he visited your place. He did note they sounded drastically different in your room vs. mine. It for sure sounds like you get some decent room gain and response. When we had the GTG here in October people started to realize just how much my room sucks up bass. Moving a couple subs nearfield made an enormous difference in my room. You're going to blow that poor room apart. Can't wait to hear it. biggrin.gif
post #789 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Thanks Beast - keep a brother posted. smile.gif
Re: black ceiling tiles - Maybe somewhere down the line I will pick up a few rows worth of black tiles and see what the impact is on the picture quality. At least this way I still have my old tiles to swap back in. Alternatively I guess I could hang a black sheet or something up there. If I were to do it I would want to swap out the entire room, but even then I wouldn't want to do the hallway and such. I wish I had a dedicated closed room and this would already be done. frown.gif Black tiles would not look great with the rest of the basement.
I really like the SPAX construction screws. They go in and out easily and do not require pre drilling. I can't see the allure of the hurricane nuts due to the hassle when these ones work great. Maybe if you were going to be installing/removing all the time they would hold up alot better?
Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Spax-4101010400406-2-Inch-Construction-1-Pound/dp/B000I651PK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1357141887&sr=8-6&keywords=spax+screws

do size 8 screws hold ok, i always thought people would use size 14 screws, not that it matters that much, i think?
post #790 of 1005
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Originally Posted by ufokillerz View Post

do size 8 screws hold ok, i always thought people would use size 14 screws, not that it matters that much, i think?

I actually used #10, they are a good size. The link I sent was just an example, but would probably work fine too.
post #791 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

You're going to blow that poor room apart.

Already looking forward to the rebuild.

Hoping the wife is going to get sick of me knocking pictures off the wall, so I can rebuild a dedicated (soundproof) space. Yes yes, the plan is falling into place perfectly...
post #792 of 1005
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Already looking forward to the rebuild.
Hoping the wife is going to get sick of me knocking pictures off the wall, so I can rebuild a dedicated (soundproof) space. Yes yes, the plan is falling into place perfectly...

Whatever you do, just make sure you don't get executed before the April GTG. I'd stock up some jewelry if I were you. biggrin.gif
post #793 of 1005
Andrew giving the wall some love when he came by today to pick it his quad SI 18's.

post #794 of 1005
That picture is AWESOME!!!
post #795 of 1005
LOL thats a beauty!!
post #796 of 1005
Caption time?

"It's ok. Daddy's here now. Daddy is going to take good care of you...."
post #797 of 1005
"I love each and every one of you unconditionally."
post #798 of 1005
"I wish you were D2's! I wish you were D2's! I wish you were D2's!..."
post #799 of 1005
That is a really cool pic!!
post #800 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

"I wish you were D2's! I wish you were D2's! I wish you were D2's!..."

Haha, he had already packed up his 4 D2's. He was hugging the D4's, reassuring them that they would still find a good home eventually.

I'll have to wait for Nick to come swap them out for the D2's next week.
post #801 of 1005
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LOL Austin. That pic is classic. biggrin.gif

Thanks for hosting us today. And of course thanks for making that driver run back from NC. cool.gif Now I have to figure out what to do with these?

I had thoughts in my head on the way home of a slot ported build in the living room....

4 ported boxes placed 2 front / 2 rear powered by the XLS5000?That would probably SLAM!
post #802 of 1005
Hey Gorilla. About those Spax screws. Did you use those flat head types that yu linked to, or did you use a pan head ? I'm concerned about the cone shape of the flathead pushing the holes out on the driver
post #803 of 1005
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Originally Posted by brian6751 View Post

Hey Gorilla. About those Spax screws. Did you use those flat head types that yu linked to, or did you use a pan head ? I'm concerned about the cone shape of the flathead pushing the holes out on the driver

I'm pretty sure they were a flat type head, no issues.
post #804 of 1005
Building 4 of Gorillas boxes. I plan on stacking them to have two groups of two. Is it fine just to stack boxes or do they need to be held together somehow?
post #805 of 1005
you would probably want rubber feet or the like so the top one isnt scratching the bottom one up. nothing wrong with it other than that
post #806 of 1005
OK, not to worried about looks as they are going behind a false wall with an AT screen. Sweet!
post #807 of 1005
i would still use the feet for their grip.
post #808 of 1005
While probably not as good as the OP's boxes. My first one is starting to take shape. Using 3/4 MDF, titebond 3 glue. Hitting all of the joints with PL premium after words. What do people use to seal MDF before painting and fill any voids?

AppleMark
post #809 of 1005
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Looking good Diesel! No problem stacking them, structurally they will hold a lot of weight, heh. Brian's suggestion is a good one though, some type of isolation to prevent scratching would be nice. The duratex is pretty tough though if you choose that route. smile.gif

Filling/finishing - Regular drywall compound works great!
post #810 of 1005
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Originally Posted by Diesel 48 View Post

What do people use to seal MDF before painting and fill any voids?

If using Duratex, a sealer is not required. If painting, I prefer a coat of Killz. I've used Behr paint with primer combined and it doesn't do nearly as good of a job as a dedicated primer.
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