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post #31 of 36
I built a nicer, larger theater out in our outbuilding for the kids and they LOVE it and use the heck out of it. I think you will love it. The view of the mountains is awesome!
BTW, since I used charcoal greys and blacks the lower lumens I get from the 12 foot wide 16/9 screen aren't that huge of a deal, not to say that you shouldn't try to go as bright as you can. Just sayin.
post #32 of 36
One other thing to consider if you plan on the kids using it, having a screen wall really protects your speakers and a booth would not only help with the noise floor in the theater but it would protect your equipment too.
post #33 of 36
One other thing to consider if you plan on the kids using it, having a screen wall really protects your speakers and a booth would not only help with the noise floor in the theater but it would protect your equipment too.
post #34 of 36
I see the concept of dual projectors was mentioned previously, just wanted to add that again to the discussion as that seems to be the cheapest way by far to get the required lumens, see here for an example of a product that can do this quite well:
http://www.airflex5d.com/costexample.html
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Originally Posted by edfowler View Post

I built a nicer, larger theater out in our outbuilding for the kids and they LOVE it and use the heck out of it. I think you will love it. The view of the mountains is awesome!
BTW, since I used charcoal greys and blacks the lower lumens I get from the 12 foot wide 16/9 screen aren't that huge of a deal, not to say that you shouldn't try to go as bright as you can. Just sayin.

Thanks! Do you have more info on your out building project? I'd love to see some pics etc smile.gif

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One other thing to consider if you plan on the kids using it, having a screen wall really protects your speakers and a booth would not only help with the noise floor in the theater but it would protect your equipment too.

If projector noise is an issue I'll build a hush box. The back of the theater needs to be open due to the layout of the kitchen and bathroom. My mains are pretty hardy @ 400lb a side and being horns it's impossible for hands to reach the compression driver. The 80hz bass horn has an accessible driver, but I'm thinking I might suspend it from the roof. Or I could build a grill or something. Those Altec multicells are just to special to be covered up. There is a bit of a story to them. They are pretty rare and from the 1940's - the best sounding mid range I've ever heard. I'll see if I can dig up a picture.

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Originally Posted by sipester View Post

I see the concept of dual projectors was mentioned previously, just wanted to add that again to the discussion as that seems to be the cheapest way by far to get the required lumens, see here for an example of a product that can do this quite well:
http://www.airflex5d.com/costexample.html

Thanks for that link. So with the dual projector, do you overlay both images, or do you use a processor to split up the image into a left and a right? That would give you twice the resolution, but at the cost of buying the hardware to split the image. It that even possible when using A-lens?

....and that is the other thing. Two projectors would mean the cost of two a-lenses. Or is there an integrated solution when using two projectors?
Edited by steve71 - 2/2/13 at 6:35pm
post #36 of 36
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Here are a few pics of the speakers in our last HT space. I still have to add some bracing to the bass horn and put a nice finish on everything...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1217536/lets-see-pics-of-your-stereo-setup/240#post_20272140
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