Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words. The ceiling especially was a mighty effort because it was nothing but ladder work and my injured does not tolerate long hours on the ladder, even to this day (they said it could take up to 18 months).
For those following this thread, some had PM'd me asking for a cost breakdown. I spent just over $1500 in material, another $325 in supplies (carpet protector, stain, polyurethane, nails, brushes, glues, etc.) and $975 in labor so roughly $2800 in total. The project took 5 days for the carpentry, a full day to fill all the nail holes and wipe everything down, 1/2 day to tape and 1/2 a day total to paint two coats. Another full day for the first coat of poly and then 1/2 day to paint and install all the lighting. The whole thing went up in 8-10 days as you see it pictured. I haven't done it yet, but I am going to hand sand 100% of the wood to smooth out the poly and apply a second coat to even out the finish. I also have two in-ceiling surround speakers to wire in since I ran speaker cable while the coffered ceiling was still open. In short, there's still finishing details before I can officially sign off on the ceiling project, but not much.
Originally Posted by BllDo
Hey Tim - An off topic-off topic question for you. Were you planning on running your twin 7-350s through any sort of surge suppressor or power conditioners?
No problem. I read somewhere that you were also one of the lucky few to pick up on that deal. It's interesting you bring this up because I have been working on my electrical plan to the finest detail. There's a lot of moving pieces to the puzzle and I have to quadruple-check everything. One of my big concerns is not only these Sherbourn amps, but also the future Behringer amps and all of the power required for the fancy schmancy Color Kinetics RGB LED lighting system require lots of direct power on dedicated circuits. This rules out traditional power conditioners and forces you into options that protect, filter and balance the power at the panel.
Most of the pro-level installs I've seen have used products from Equi=tech: http://www.equitech.com/products/industrial/wall.html
The 10WQ would be ideal for my system, but I think the darn thing is close to $10k and therefore WAY out of budget. Nyal Mellor here on the Forum offers one solution from Environmental Potentials, the EP-2050: http://store.acousticfrontiers.com/Power-Products/Whole-House-Surge-Protectors/Environmental-Potentials-EP-2050-Whole-House-Surge-Protector.html
It seems to yield the best bang for the buck as it attaches to your panel and does full surge protection plus filtration, which to me are the most important.of the failure states. But even that $730 price tag has be balking a bit.
The short answer is I haven't fully thought out the filtration and protection, but it appears I will have to go to a panel-based solution. Here's an abbreviated list of my dedicated circuits, fyi:
- Two 20A circuits for Sherbourn PA7-350 amplifiers
- One 20A circuit for the Behrninger iNuke 6000 or 12000 subwoofer amplfier
- One 20A (or 15A) circuit for the Behringer EP2500 for eight tactile transducers
- One 15A circuit of the room's receptacles, including those to power the theater seating
- One 20A circuit for the Lutron Grafik Eye
- One 20A circuit for the Color Kinetics controller and 16 strands of string lights of iColor Flex SL lighting + FOSI fiber optic star ceiling illuminator
- One 20A 240V circuit for the Color Kinetics Cove Lighting
- One 15A dedicated circuit for all networking, including 8-drive NAS, switches, POE devices, automation system, phones system and security system on UPS
- One 20A dedicated circuit for four dedicated audio distribution amplifiers
- One 20A dedicated circuit for all other rack equipment (preamp, bluray, DirecTV, rack light, zone receivers, and accessories)
- One 15A dedicated circuit for 4 different flat panel display locations powerbridged back to the main rack
This list is by no-means all-inclusive, but is fairly representative of the amount of juice going into the rack for power considerations.....and believe me, I've calculated the loads and these are spot-on with load requirements to maximize the circuit.
What are you doing for your amplifier?