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post #391 of 983
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Nope, he would be infringing on my patent filed months ago....biggrin.gif Of course I didn't do my own patent search for white space before filing for my design patent....rolleyes.gif Looks like BIG and Vik might have a lawsuit on their hands. I'll gladly settle for the Sony 4K projector as liquidated damages!!

EDIT: Do you plan to cover the exposed flat surfaces of that sub with the same material on your baffle wall? I've seen that recommended by this Forum's Illuminati before.

biggrin.gif Its inspiration from a European theater design i saw online coupled with Big's Ideas. But if you get a ton more of proof that it was an infringement i will gladly ship you one of the Sony 4K for free from the two that you will send me for lack of proof biggrin.gif I am a generous person you know biggrin.gif

We have not yet decided on what to cover the subwoofer face with. The surface is pretty flat and dull and i am assuming it wont be visible but thanks for the tip!
post #392 of 983
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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

Have to ask - what did you guys work on today?
I feel like I am waiting for the daily soap opera update.

Nick, we finished trimming a couple of half inch mdf sheets for the theater door, put a recessed grove on one of the sheets to fit the door lock. We then screwed the mdf sheets with green glue and hung the door back on 5 industrial grade hinges. Speaker stands were fabricated from scrap mdf and will be filled with sand tomorrow. We also hung the the large Quest ceiling panels for absorption diffusion, leveled and hooked up the screen bracket to the screen wall. Big will post the progress pics!
post #393 of 983
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We took a perfectly good Commercial grade particle core office door that weighed a bunch outside for a little fattening up. Added two layers of 1/2 MDF with Green glue. The cutout is to be able to mount a biometric lock which couldn't handle the full thickness. We ordered it with 5 heavy duty ball bearing hinges







Somehow we got it back inside and back on the hinges



It was a three person job to get the 2x6 ft ceiling panels mounted.

The pictures of black panels on a black ceiling are simply breathtaking Two trips to the store for hardware.



We also banged together some basic 3/4 MDF boxes to be filled with sand and used for speaker stands.

post #394 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

biggrin.gif Its inspiration from a European theater design i saw online coupled with Big's Ideas. But if you get a ton more of proof that it was an infringement i will gladly ship you one of the Sony 4K for free from the two that you will send me for lack of proof biggrin.gif I am a generous person you know biggrin.gif
We have not yet decided on what to cover the subwoofer face with. The surface is pretty flat and dull and i am assuming it wont be visible but thanks for the tip!

I mailed the proof today and will PM you my shipping address...biggrin.gif

When I was talking about reflection, I was actually talking about the audio reflection, not light reflection - although both are important to address. If you look at AirBenji's thread (Erskine) and a host of others with really large subwoofers behind the screen the sides of that subwoofer can become giant audio reflectors and create a very real audio imbalance since sound will be reflecting off the large untreated surface of the subwoofer while the rest of the sound is partially absorbed by the baffle wall material.

And to me it looks like the front face of that subwoofer is going to be very close to the back side of the screen. Considering AT screens lost about 10% of the light through the screen, there will be a definite light reflection off the subwoofer that will be different from the light absorption (and difference in distance) from the acoustic material on the front of the baffle wall.

Something to perhaps inquire with Mr. Erskine since he put the plans together and has added the same baffle wall acoustic material to the fronts of these subwoofers in other theaters.
post #395 of 983
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

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Nice center channel! I'll hazard a guess at the name, "The Pea Shifter?" Think the sub can keep up? biggrin.gif
post #396 of 983
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My radio has never sounded better
post #397 of 983
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TM, Vic has plenty of leftover Linacoustic to treat the front of the sub.
post #398 of 983
Hey,

If you needed some muscle for the door and the panels you guys should have called, I've got a weak mind and a strong back that I can put it to good use. If you need some help with anything else you know how to get a hold of me.

Looking good. So how much sand is in those stands anyway? They are bigger than what I thought they would be, but then again they are probably built like tanks if Big has his hand in it. biggrin.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #399 of 983
I'm curious to find out more about the biometric door lock. I am going to have communicating doors and that may be interesting for the inner door. I am planning to make the outer door hidden since it will be in my game room. I am even tinkering with the idea of using speech recognition / speaker verification to automatically release the door on command.

It looks like you guys are in the home stretch. How many more days is Big around?

Keep up the great work.
post #400 of 983
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I wanna go home. Rtrose, each speaker stand has room for 1.4 cu ft, or 140 lbs +/-

Remaining punch list

Fill stands with sand and button up, move in and connect the Mains
put together screen frame and hang on brackets, testing fit and figuring out final design for surrounding screen wall velvet panels. make panels
cut and install the 2 inch baseboard molding
install door threshold, perimeter seal, automatic door bottom seal, door lock, acoustical panel on door
install case molding on the outside of the doors.
create plywood mounting platform for projector

on Vik's wish list, fashion a table rack in the equipment room, create a wall chase hiding cables from ceiling to table rack,
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 12/14/12 at 4:50am
post #401 of 983
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Suffolk, I want the rest of the basement finished before i think of any GTG, but you can come over for a demo anytime once the theater is fully completed smile.gif

Don't tempt me...! biggrin.gif
Edited by suffolk112000 - 12/14/12 at 6:42am
post #402 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Hopefully i can get it done. I am yet to decide on the projector and pre pro etc. I will be temporarily using my old eqpt. So if you are coming right away in a couple of weeks i will at least have the audio part of the demo for you smile.gif

It would be a couple months at least I'd guess. I want to give them time to get settled in with their new baby once it arrives. Plus I was given specific instructions by RT that I had to come see his theater first....because if I saw yours first, when I got to his house I might get bored and die or something like that.... rolleyes.gif
post #403 of 983
I love the lighting, just love it. I wish I would have done the LED strip lighting under my stage and riser lip as well. Looks so nice.
post #404 of 983
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post


Something to perhaps inquire with Mr. Erskine since he put the plans together and has added the same baffle wall acoustic material to the fronts of these subwoofers in other theaters.

Thanks so much i will take care of it!
post #405 of 983
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

It would be a couple months at least I'd guess. I want to give them time to get settled in with their new baby once it arrives. Plus I was given specific instructions by RT that I had to come see his theater first....because if I saw yours first, when I got to his house I might get bored and die or something like that.... rolleyes.gif

Lol uh oh! biggrin.gif
post #406 of 983
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Originally Posted by suffolk112000 View Post

Don't tempt me...! biggrin.gif

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post #407 of 983
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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

I'm curious to find out more about the biometric door lock. I am going to have communicating doors and that may be interesting for the inner door. I am planning to make the outer door hidden since it will be in my game room. I am even tinkering with the idea of using speech recognition / speaker verification to automatically release the door on command.
It looks like you guys are in the home stretch. How many more days is Big around?
Keep up the great work.

Maybe today and tomorrow only. The link for the lock is below

http://www.homesecuritystore.com/p-1014-trinity-788-adel-biometric-fingerprintpassword-lock-reversible.aspx
post #408 of 983
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Originally Posted by damelon View Post

I love the lighting, just love it. I wish I would have done the LED strip lighting under my stage and riser lip as well. Looks so nice.

Thanks! I wish i had done color changing to red or blue.
post #409 of 983
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Hey,
If you needed some muscle for the door and the panels you guys should have called, I've got a weak mind and a strong back that I can put it to good use. If you need some help with anything else you know how to get a hold of me.
Looking good. So how much sand is in those stands anyway? They are bigger than what I thought they would be, but then again they are probably built like tanks if Big has his hand in it. biggrin.gif
Regards,
RTROSE

Thanks so much RT we will!
post #410 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Thanks! I wish i had done color changing to red or blue.

What will really make you sick is they do make RGB rope lighting...All the colors of the rainbow... eek.gif


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvREbjtZePU
Edited by premiertrussman - 12/14/12 at 10:45am
post #411 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Maybe today and tomorrow only. The link for the lock is below
http://www.homesecuritystore.com/p-1014-trinity-788-adel-biometric-fingerprintpassword-lock-reversible.aspx
too cool as is the entire build
post #412 of 983
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

It would be a couple months at least I'd guess. I want to give them time to get settled in with their new baby once it arrives. Plus I was given specific instructions by RT that I had to come see his theater first....because if I saw yours first, when I got to his house I might get bored and die or something like that.... rolleyes.gif

HAHAHA, yup something like that! biggrin.gif After you see Vik's theater most will be anticlimactic. I think I can keep you from dying from boredom. After all my theater is more than just a couch and a TV. tongue.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #413 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Maybe today and tomorrow only. The link for the lock is below
http://www.homesecuritystore.com/p-1014-trinity-788-adel-biometric-fingerprintpassword-lock-reversible.aspx

Sweet lock! Thats not really that bad of a price for that thing either.
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

What will really make you sick is they do make RGB rope lighting...All the colors of the rainbow... eek.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvREbjtZePU

Thats what im talking about!! I really want some RGB rope lights around the top molding in my theater, just like in tht vid. Some day lll start on constructing a channel for them to sit in and make it look half way cool.
post #414 of 983
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Red means maybe



Green means I know you

post #415 of 983
I just thought of something. Say someone with ill intentions breaks into the house and sees that door, with a lock like that, they will think they have found the worlds largest home safe. They do by some means gain access see that it's not a safe but one of the nicest home theaters on the planet sit down and watch a movie. Now they are distracted, you are alerted to the bad guys presence, you call the police and they get the bad guy! Everybody wins! Well except the bad guy but who cares about them right? biggrin.gif

Actually, I think you could actually label your theater a multi purpose room. Seeing how it was constructed you could use it as a theater, vault, or doomsday bunker! wink.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
Edited by RTROSE - 12/15/12 at 3:03am
post #416 of 983
Thread Starter 
imagine that we installed the lock backwards and then the bad guy goes in and closes the door, breaking out of this room wouldn't be easy.
post #417 of 983
lol!
post #418 of 983
Going to have to put that lock on my beer fridge!
post #419 of 983
What are you planning to watch in there biggrin.gif

Is this to keep the kids and the inlaws out, so they don't mess with the gear unattended? I can only remember a couple rooms with locks, and IIRC that was the rationale. Looking awesome, BTW!
post #420 of 983
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Visiting kids! Although one day Vik said he was going to crank up some tunes, drink vodka and dance naked.
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