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post #31 of 798
Lol Big, I guess he tried.
post #32 of 798
Thread Starter 
NYGF23 and I are keeping the budget in mind on this project and for the built in equipment rack are considering this "value". While the mid-atlantic slim 5 series with custom face plates is pretty slick (Staggered wall panel theater) it is going to run 2-3x this unit. Any other suggestions for a $500 rack complete are welcome

it is a 77 inch tall rack that I can pick up locally from an importer (HTdepot.com)

We will probably have to leave the back door off, we'll see.



post #33 of 798
What you have pictured is this: http://www.omnimount.com/products/rack_systems_and_carts/rack_systems/re42/ ,or a version of it. I own the Omnimount version with several additional shelves. I believe I paid $699 on sale Amazon Prime included shipping. Very serviceable. Made in China. The occasional stripped thread is my only complaint. The exhaust fan is seriously loud. Keep in mind it is only 22" deep, which rules out computer server cases designed for a backplane and multiple hot-swappable drives. For audio and video gear it is fine.

Willie
post #34 of 798
I really like the look of that rack. I think it's a great choice as an alternative to the MA racks, especially for the price.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #35 of 798
Thread Starter 
Willie thanks for that link, yup that looks like a dead ringer. Interesting that my source said it comes in a flat pack, not assembled. That may account for some of the price difference. Also note that your link version comes with more shelves.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 3/30/13 at 7:45pm
post #36 of 798
Thanks for the heads up on the junction boxes!
I will make sure mine are assessable via the 5 inch canned lights for my soffit build.

What no sporks? tongue.gif
post #37 of 798
Big, does the channel on the ceiling have some sort of sound isolation? The clips look like they are metal to rafter, no bumper. A link to the product would probably be helpful in me understanding. Can someone also tell me the product that's wrapped around the electric boxes? The extent of soundproofing you're using is likely what I'm going to do. I'm also very keen on seeing what you do for floor treatment.
post #38 of 798
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BB, yes there are clips on the ceiling. it is a special clip not available without a secret handshake from soundproofingcompany.com. It is a stripped down version of the Whisper Clip on their site and that is all I can say. It provides a spring action.

The putty is a product named putty pads and is also available from Ted and John at that site.
post #39 of 798
Thanks Big! You know, I've been to their site many times. I need to spend some more time there!
post #40 of 798
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Originally Posted by BitBass View Post

Thanks Big! You know, I've been to their site many times. I need to spend some more time there!

 

Definitely give John or Ted a call.  Their site is great, but they can give you tons of information that is not located on the site.  You will be happy you did.

post #41 of 798
Well, we have had the picture of food, now we just need a picture of a sketch (on graph paper or a napkin) and it will be an official Big build! biggrin.gif

Subscribed, and looking forward to watching the build unfold. I've got my popcorn all ready (Orville was on sale this weekend).
post #42 of 798
Thread Starter 
Beer Party:

We aim to please. This was one of four or five initial sketches on tracing paper over the rough plan and obstacles.
This is the orientation we selected except for the door opening out and a shot gun in the theater to open up the wall if the door get's blocked. The water tank also got moved so we didn't need to clip that corner.

post #43 of 798
That's two shotguns and a axe.. for good measures.
post #44 of 798
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Originally Posted by NYGIANTSFAN23 View Post

That's two shotguns and a axe.. for good measures.

You sir are speaking my language and have my full attention. I could have used an axe or two along with a shotgun or two when I got trapped in one of Bigs other creations (Curve Frenzy Theater). I would recommend the alternate escape route plan if you are going with a biometric lock for sure. biggrin.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #45 of 798
Wow, so that was you that got trapped in the curve frenzy.. well, all I can say is unsnap and grip, then six on the whistle... Lol.biggrin.gif
post #46 of 798
Guilty as charged. That will follow me around AVS for awhile. Makes for a great story though. With a lock like that I still think that Vik and Big put in a secret vault or something to keep valuables safe. tongue.gif

Looking forward to seeing some more progress pics.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #47 of 798
Another BIG masterpiece. I really enjoy following these threads. cool.gif
post #48 of 798
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Wow, so that was you that got trapped in the curve frenzy..

This made me laugh so hard. Poor RTROSE... wink.gif
post #49 of 798
post #50 of 798
Thread Starter 
$ Cha-Ching,
post #51 of 798
Awesome!! Now, go back to work and finish up the place, so you can enjoy all those new toys. biggrin.gif
post #52 of 798
Hey Landshark, I never wanted big to leave. I am also in the process of having a bathroom put in the basement. It will start Monday and hopefully be finished in a week, 2 at most. Then I will start harassing big to come back like I did to get him out here the first time..
post #53 of 798
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I'm actually anxious to get back. Other than the beam, this is a perfect space to work with.
post #54 of 798
This should be good! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
post #55 of 798
Big, could you further elaborate what the issue was on the pre made Quiet boxes? I keep going back and forth on weather I want to add 4 lights over my seating, this pre made option is one less thing I would have to worry about. Did you add extra clips where the light boxes are located? I'm wondering what if I had a light box in the middle of 4ft span.

The build looks great so far! Nice job getting the support post relocated. cool.gif
post #56 of 798
looking good
post #57 of 798
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tom Bley View Post

Big, could you further elaborate what the issue was on the pre made Quiet boxes? I keep going back and forth on weather I want to add 4 lights over my seating, this pre made option is one less thing I would have to worry about. Did you add extra clips where the light boxes are located? I'm wondering what if I had a light box in the middle of 4ft span.

The pre-made boxes were a time saver and an overall cost saver for NYgiantsFan23. The finish quality was good but a few suffered during the journey and needed a little light touch up. They were smaller than I would have wanted and as a result you couldn't use a remodel can in the box. I prefer cutting holes after the drywall is up not before you hang each sheet. The included method of attaching the light fixture in the box (Velcro) was weak and we will need to redo before hanging the drywall. It might have simply been that the Velcro was outdated but some of what came with the box didn't have the typical level of stickiness. Of those that had good level of adhesive it seemed to work.

The bottom line is that I am not 100% confident that I would use them again, get back to me after the drywall is up.
post #58 of 798
Thread Starter 
Since the onsite work is on hold pending completion of the crapper I've started putting NYGF23's speakers together. Having a crapper in the basement will certainly accelerate our progress.

A little about the Kit selected for the surrounds.

They pack a lot of muscle in a small package, Here is the Kit Pic from DIYSoundGroup.com



http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits/alpha-series-kits/alpha8-kit.html (play the video)

some shots of the assembly process of the speaker boxes. The basic box is 1/2 inch Baltic Birch cut on a CNC machine with very close tolerances.









The boxes are all glued, time to look at the crossovers.

First I got everything organized, inventoried and labeled



Then I started to figure out how to lay these things out for assembly




Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 4/19/13 at 4:52pm
post #59 of 798
Thread Starter 
I was looking at the picture and changed my mind

post #60 of 798
Cool! cool.gif
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