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Oppo problem solved. Feels good to be able to hear my rear speakers again. They said the server board went bad somehow. They were extremely apologetic and they took care of the problem in 4 days. they paid for shipping both ways, updated my software, and gave me a courtesy call to make sure everything was alright after i hooked the system up again. Aside from making a great product, the customer service was awesome. I would definitely Go oppo again in the future.

Oppo is the industry standard in everything from performance to customer service.  The same way MBA students study Toyota's "Lean" Method is the same way Sales professionals should study the "Oppo" method of doing business.  I'm hoping they announce something 4k related at CES this January (fingers crossed).

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Did you put a layer of scrim or poly or nothing between the layers of linacoustic on the front wall? Did you put scrim or poly over any of the linacoustic in your side/back treatments?
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Poly front wall, paper scim back corners
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Poly front wall, paper scim back corners


Thanks Jeff. 4 mil pol or what thickness?
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3 mil
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3 mil

Thanks again Jeff
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MDF works, So does Drywall. I don't do drywall finishing so If I bring in someone for that task They can hit the soffit, I'm lazy and have no love for sanding MDF soffits and breathing the dust.

Hey Big - Hope its OK to ask here (Need to start a thread called "Ask Big" smile.gif )

My room is finally framed and drywalled all around and I am ready to start on the soffits.

I didn't do any Soundproofing so I just have 5/8" drywall on the ceiling attached to joists that are 24" OC. Would this be OK to support MDF Soffits using 2x2s or would it be better to go with drywall and ladder like above?
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I assume this means that you don't have supporting ceiling joists in the exact position of the outer edge of the soffit on two walls. That wouldn't stop me but you need to go LIGHT. No MDF for sure. 1/2 inch Ultra lightweight drywall. Just a little over 1lb per sq ft. As for the frame, either wood or combination metal and wood, Use 2x2s for the uprights not 2x4s. You will need to use toggle bolts and some glue as screws into a single layer isn't going to do much.
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Correct - I will only be able to hit the joists every24 inches on the left and right sides of the room.

I only have room for a soffit on the back wall which I am not sure if it will fall on a joist or not. I don't have room for a soffit on the front wall over the screen so will only be doing 3 sides.

So it looks like I will need toggle bolts for the rear soffit if it doesn't hit the joist, correct? Sides should be OK with hitting the joists every 24" or should I do toggle bolts on the sides as well?

Thanks!
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skip the toggles on the sides, just drive screws into every joist.
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(Need to start a thread called "Ask Big" smile.gif )

I agree. He is incredibly generous with his time and sharing his knowledge. I don't think there is a person on this forum that he hasn't helped in some way.
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I agree. He is incredibly generous with his time and sharing his knowledge. I don't think there is a person on this forum that he hasn't helped in some way.

Yes - Big has been a tremendous help!!!

I just got back from HD and Lowes with the stuff to start on my soffits. Between HD and Lowes I was able to find 6 straight 2x2s!!!! Guess I have to rip the rest from 2x4s....

Big - I am sure I have more questions but will post in a new thread. I have taken up enough space here.

Also thanks to NYGiantsFan23! Fantastic Build - another inspirational build that keeps me moving forward with my theater build!
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OK- I'm back for another question - So it looks like you are running 12-2 wire for the recessed lights? Are you running this on a 20-amp circuit?
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my thought on circuits is if you are gonna run it run it big, I also don't like the idea of having to buy two different kinds of wire for a project. The only time I question my sanity is wiring up single gang box step lights. Today I wired up 34 four inch recessed lights on 12.

On lighting circuits in theaters you usually have so many that you know you want a 20 amp circuit or two, and once you start out running 12 everything down stream has to be 12.
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Makes sense - thanks
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In the finished pic shown in the orig. post, it seems the wall is slanted (i.e. widens as you move away from the screen) - is this just due to the camera or is it actually that way - and if so, is it for acoustical purposes?
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The walls are all plumb.
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How far away from the wall are the soffit lights?
How far from the screen?

I have my soffits outlined on the walls and ceiling at 12" wide and 8" high.

Thanks,
Jim
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put your lights 7-8 inches from the wall maybe a little more (10) from the screen
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Thanks Big - I just sent you a PM.

Jim
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Where did you guys buy the Pro-Trak? I don't see it on the Lowe's or HD Web Sites.

OK - I have my ladders up with the 2x2s - I see you screwed the side piece of drywall into the wood studs. How are you attaching the drywall on the bottom part?

I have more info here http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509740/question-about-attacing-drywall-to-steel-stud/0_100

Thanks,
Jim
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They make drywall screws intended for light gauge metal studs, They are called fine thread, don't expect the screw to do all the work, you need to lean on it. I like the Grabber brand
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Fabric Panels

The design called for panels surrounded by wood frames of a contrasting color, so I elected to build the panels on wall with 1 inch thick furring ripped from 2x4s

So one morning I said "let there be frames" and there were frames glued and stapled (2 inch) to the wall.







Painted the frames black and added linacoustic in key areas, Linacoustic with scrim in other areas. Used large head screws (Powerhead) and press on black covers.

"So one morning I said "let there be frames" and there were frames glued and stapled (2 inch) to the wall."

Hey Big - just wanted to clarify - the sentence that you wrote above states "(2 inch) to the wall" - but I m pretty sure you are doing 1" depth strips and Linacoustic?
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I think the 2" reference is for the staple size.
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I think the 2" reference is for the staple size.


Ahhh - OK - That makes sense. Thanks
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Congratulations on AVS HT theater of the month. Great job to coin a phrase “I love what you did with the place”
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So I just read all 26 pages of this thread today and missed a day of work...

I have 2 questions:

What is the purpose of the riser vent that you used and recommended to JeffinCanada? I see the grill on the riser, but what is that for?

How does the riser act as a bass trap?

Thanks!
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Thread Starter 
Standing low frequency waves in a room exert maximum pressure at the room boundaries, think of the vents as pressure relief valves.The riser is constructed as one big cloud of pink fluffy, with the stringers two inches off the floor. That cloud helps absorb that energy.
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Big...I'm way late to the party here. The theater looks fantastic!!

How much space did you guys use in between the first and second row seating?? It may be somewhere in here but I am not sure. I am going to use the Tributes as well and trying to figure out just how close/far is efficient use of space and still allows for ample room. I started out with 6'6" from the back of the front row to the back of the back row in mind. Thanks, and again, nice job!
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Thread Starter 
6 1/2 seat back to seat back.
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