Well the soft opening was a big hit. I got everything fired up just before showtime so I did not have time for any calibrations. I got the PJ framed up and focused and I set some quick levels on the Pre/Pro and away we went.
We watched The Hunger Games. I was really happy with everything knowing it will get even better when properly calibrated. The big hit of the night was the pair of Seaton HP+'s. The sub levels were a bit hot and when the cannon would fire it was awesome. The fire scene in the forest was simply amazing. A couple of people thought we had butt shakers in the seats. All of the work in the room really paid off. The room was really tight and had no issues with rattles.
I got a HUGE amount of work in from Friday after work until tonight@ 6:00. I only got a couple of hours of sleep but I knew I needed to get everything done. So in 30 hours I got the following done:
Hung the PJ (I did not get to the Cineslide)
Built & hung the screen
Set up the Subs
Hooked up the LCR's and made a make shift curtain wall
Installed the rear surround speakers
Terminated everything in the rack
Set up the popcorn machine for its maiden voyage
Had the chairs delivered
I had loads of fun getting the subs on the stage by myself.
I am going to build some speaker stands but I ran out of time for them today. I had a 2x12 that was leftover from the room build that worked nicely. I added a support in the middle and put the LCR's on top of the board.
I draped the black backing that came with the screen over the frame and subs to make a skirt. It worked surprisingly well. The Roscoe paint also does a great job....it is very dark and flat. I need to stretch the screen a bit more to clean up some wrinkles.
The Palliser Media Chairs were very comfortable. They came out a little wider that the spec sheet said. It was tight fit by the steps but it worked out. I was very happy with the width of the aisles. I was worried it would be tight but they were fine. The riser depth was just right. I can extend both rows and I don't touch the 1st row from the 2nd.
So I still have a bunch of odds and ends to take care of. I will tighten up the audio / video calibrations. I will start working on the quest panels shorty. I should have the carpet by the end of January. It sucks that I will have to pull a lot of this stuff out of the room when I finally get my carpet in.
I am excited about watching some football in there tomorrow. Even my lowly Texans.
Edited by avtexan - 12/29/13 at 1:11pm