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post #601 of 1328
Mark -

EXCELLENT! Can't wait to see pics. Better yet, I need to come over and borrow some of those plumbing tools. Then I can see in person. Maybe try them out too!

Tom
post #602 of 1328
No pictures of boxes outside? Man!

Bud
post #603 of 1328
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

No pictures of boxes outside? Man!

Bud

Your wish just came true



Cheers,
Mark
post #604 of 1328
The antipication of unwrapping them has got to be killing you.
post #605 of 1328
Anybody wanna buy some Berk's cheap?
post #606 of 1328
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I guess that means you didn't get the king of all delivery men.

No, was not the guy you described. He did help me get them around the back which I was grateful for,

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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

EXCELLENT! Can't wait to see pics. Better yet, I need to come over and borrow some of those plumbing tools. Then I can see in person. Maybe try them out too!

Sure you can borrow the tools and try the chairs - just call ahead.

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The antipication of unwrapping them has got to be killing you.

Yep - killing me more than you guys waiting for pics

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Anybody wanna buy some Berk's cheap?

Believe me those boxes are under close scrutinny.....I back onto a pathway where they are in full view . Got to finish one more call then I'll at least get them inside ...... but will it stop there

Cheers,
Mark
post #607 of 1328
OT, I don't like the looks of how close to the house that gutter downspout lands. It the rest are the same, you might want to think about extending away from foundation. That will lighten the load on your sump pump.
post #608 of 1328
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

OT, I don't like the looks of how close to the house that gutter downspout lands. It the rest are the same, you might want to think about extending away from foundation. That will lighten the load on your sump pump.

That and a few other downspouts are part of my spring projects. I know got my priorities wrong
post #609 of 1328
Thread Starter 
OK - couldn't wait any longer. Unpacked and assembled - couldn't believe how easy assembly was.



Still got to install the seat shakers - but been ordered to complete the fireplace surrond by she who must be obeyed

Cheers,
Mark
post #610 of 1328
Very nice!!
post #611 of 1328
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

My Berkline 088's have arrived

Currently sitting in boxes outside the basement walkout (boxes are too big to get thru door)

Cheers,
Mark

We had the same problem.

We got the first box unpacked by the door when we found out. Afterwards we found it easier to unpack them at the garage, then carry them around the house in and inside as the separate pieces. Your new seats look great!
post #612 of 1328
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OK - couldn't wait any longer. Unpacked and assembled - couldn't believe how easy assembly was.



Still got to install the seat shakers - but been ordered to complete the fireplace surrond by she who must be obeyed

Cheers,
Mark

So who's the lucky couple that gets to sit in the back "blue" seats??

Seating looks great. Hope you had them stain protected
post #613 of 1328
Nice mark... the tan microfiber is a good match for your HT.
post #614 of 1328
Mark -

ShwwEEEEEEETTT!

I'll shoot you a PM.

Tom
post #615 of 1328
You put Tom in one of those seats and hand him a beer, he'll never leave. They look pretty comfortable.
post #616 of 1328
You put me in one of those seats at 9:15pm and I'll be snoring, beer in hand or not. I don't know what it is about 9:15PM, but I go out like a light (I still don't think I've seen a complete episide of Two and a Half Men). So I'm thinking beer AND a new comfy chair...I'm out in 2 minutes flat! But Mark's a nice guy, his wife won't mind, and in the sound isolated room I won't bother the kids. I would never leave.

Tom
post #617 of 1328
Thread Starter 
Note to self: When Tom comes round keep the LFE Demo disk on infinite loop
post #618 of 1328
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

You put me in one of those seats at 9:15pm and I'll be snoring, beer in hand or not. I don't know what it is about 9:15PM, but I go out like a light (I still don't think I've seen a complete episide of Two and a Half Men). So I'm thinking beer AND a new comfy chair...I'm out in 2 minutes flat! But Mark's a nice guy, his wife won't mind, and in the sound isolated room I won't bother the kids. I would never leave.

Tom

I'll wait for the bar stools so I won't fall asleep. I get more drinking done that way!

Looking great Mark! I've got chairs ordered for January delivery, now I just have to get those damned walls up

Thanks for all the updates and pics

Chip
post #619 of 1328
Mark, did you get JM Linacoustic material from a local dealer? I called the store in Chatilly and the guy had no idea what I am talking about when I asked if they have Linacoustic in stock or if it's a special order.

Any places you know to get that and Insul-Shield locally?
post #620 of 1328
Thread Starter 
Kits - I didn't use JM Linacoustic. I used 1" and 2" Owens Corning 703 solid fiberglass panels.

[Edit] obtained via sensiblesoundsolutions.com

There is a place in Manassas called McCormicks Insulation. They stock JM insulation products and others in the area have got it from them.

Cheers,
Mark
post #621 of 1328
Kits when you call McCormicks ask for the 1 inch duct liner. The first time I called I asked for the linacoustic and the guy said what?



they stock it in a 47.5 inch x 100 ft roll.
post #622 of 1328
Or you can buy the remainder of my roll at cost of you want to save a few $$$ and a trip downto manassas.

post #623 of 1328
Thread Starter 
First of all hope everyone had a great Christmas, the festive season continues today for us Brits (think Canadians too) as its Boxing Day.

I got my Aura Bass Shakers installed today. Not quite getting the effect I was expecting on some sound tracks on the LFE Demo disk.

Couple of questions:
- What crossover frequency should I be using? Think its set to 80 Hz.
- What LFE demos do you recommend to give them a good test?

Cheers,
Mark
post #624 of 1328
I' ve got mine set on 80 Hz. What exactly is your experience? What demo disk do you have? I'm running mine into the phono jack. Seems to be a little more sensitive.

I like the beginning of the last couple of Star Wars movies. War of the Worlds when the machines first emerge is great too. King Kong has some good low end. I've got a LFE demo disk with some other stuff that Clarence made up a year or so ago. I could get a copy to you if you want.
post #625 of 1328
Thread Starter 
I tried mine in the Aux & CD jacks.....I thought I read phono jackswas not a good idea as can be too sensitive.

I've got Demo Disk 2 (LFE Demo) and I didn't really noitice much with Master & Commander, Jurrasic Park or Saving Private Ryan. The Haunting did give a good rumble. We watched Nanny McFee last night and was expecting some movement when she bangs her cane on the floor....but zilch.

I need to run thru Auto Setup/Room EQ on the receiver again as I haven't done this since room got carpeted, treated and seating.

Cheers,
Mark
post #626 of 1328
Thread Starter 
I ran the Auto Setup on the Denon AVR-2807and it threw up an odd distance measurement for the Subwoofer ....was 25' where the fronts were all around 12'. Would splitting the SW output cause this? Should I do the Auto Setup without splitting the SW output first? The subwoofer was on 1/2 volume and 80 Hz crossover.

Also after setup all the fronts (Acend 340SE's) were set to Large and the surronds (Axiom-QS8's) as small .......is this right?

Appreciate any guidance.

Cheers,
Mark
post #627 of 1328
Thread Starter 
Also - when mounting the shakers to the board how tight should they be screwed down. Just snug so they don't rattle or really tightly screwed down Mine were tightly screwwed and wondering if this is part of problem).

Going to be laying the hardwood floor in the bar area this afternoon.
post #628 of 1328
Cut off the mains at 80Hz so you're feeding all the bottom end to the sub and shakers. This will also help with minimizing cancellations due to interaction of the mains' woofers and the sub(s). Remember, where one places the mains for good imaging and proper tie in to the picture is rarely if ever the best place for bass response. Let the sub do it's job.

There could potentially be in issue with the output levels when splitting the signal between the two though many people do it. Just remember that the preamp out is going to see the input impedance of both the subwoofer amp and the shaker amp(s).

Bryan
post #629 of 1328
Thread Starter 
Bryan,

Are you saying I should overide the Auto Setup and make the fronts 'Small' and manually set crossover at 80 Hz?

Cheers,
Mark
post #630 of 1328
Yes.

IMO, you can do a better job with a meter getting things set up yourself than most of the auto-setups. If it wants to make the fronts large, it's definitely not correct.

Bryan
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