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post #31 of 111
Nice project.

You might want to test your speakers in the room they'll be used in.

Also avoid near field listening as a lot of speakers sound good that way, but are weaker in their normal listening position.
post #32 of 111
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Nice project.

You might want to test your speakers in the room they'll be used in.

Also avoid near field listening as a lot of speakers sound good that way, but are weaker in their normal listening position.

I have listened to them in several different rooms. I have them set up this way just to tide me over. I am confident in their ability to fill my room. Thanks for the input.
post #33 of 111
Wes,

What are you going to put on your walls?

Michael
post #34 of 111
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Wes,

What are you going to put on your walls?

Michael

Front wall will be treated to 2" OC 703 and then fabric panels will cover that. The side walls will be painted and the absorption panels will be placed in plain sight, they will look diferent than a lot of panels though as I have a few ideas I want to try ou to make them look a little nicer
post #35 of 111
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Well I wish I could come here with news of a completed theater and pics. to support that. Alas progress has been nill given that my wife and I gave birth to our baby girl Parker on 5-1-07. Needless to say being first time parents has completely consumed any and all time and only now are we getting settled and devoting time to other projects. As such I will slowly start to make progress on the theater again and have some updates in the coming weeks. I have purchased a few more audio related components in the form of a Dynaudio sub500 along with all of the 703 for the acoustic treatments.

Stay tuned for more updates.
post #36 of 111
Congrats on your baby!
Enjoy your time with her... theaters pale in comparison to what is really important

Don't totally forget about your theater though... some of us want to see it completed!
post #37 of 111
Congrat on the new kid. Now get back to work!
Seriously though, it looks like a really nice, partially completed, build. Can't wait to see it done
post #38 of 111
Congrats on the baby. Don't expect much progress on the theater for a while as she will be your priority for a while.
post #39 of 111
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So I have been working on the screen wall treatments as of late. I ordered a bunch of OC 703 from trusty forum member BPape back in April and now that Parker is nearing 9 months old I am slowly finding time to make progress.

This is why Bryan recommends you make your corner bass trap triangles
17 x 17 x 24




2" 703 cut and stacked. It does not go all the way to the floor because there are outlets down there, Once they are wired I will cut more 703 around the outlets.



In this picture you can see the furring for the 1" 703 being applied to the screen wall, the plywood strips that will space the 703 1/2" away from the wall, and the 45 degree blocks that will support the fabric frames that will cover the bass traps.



Here is the 1" 703 installed with air gap.




Here all of the 703 is installed.


Next up are the mid bass traps and absorbers for the first reflections points.
post #40 of 111
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Had two appointments that cancelled this morning so I made good use of the time! Finished the high bass trap that is incorporated in to the back panel of the equipment rack. Will post pics. later today once I have a chance to install it. I am pretty happy with how it came out even though it took a good 4 hours to build start to finish. This is largly because of the way I wanted to incorporate it and making sure the back panel cutout was perfect aesthetically. The trap membrane was painted to match the wall color. Thanks to Ethan WIner for the design!

Here are the pics.

Bass trap frame built.


Frame completed with 703 installed.


Completed trap with 1/8" masonite installed.


Here you can see the finished trap attached to the back panel of my equipment rack.


And here is what the back of the assembly looks like.


Back of the bass trap installed. I can unscrew the assembly to access the wiring.



Here is the finished trap installed, this is the view from inside the equipment rack.



Lastly what it looks like with the shelves installed.


Next up I will work on the absorbers for the first reflection points.
post #41 of 111
What are your shelves made out of? Looks like thick MDF but I'm not sure. Looking for a wood/wood like material capable of supporting my Onkyo 805 (60+ pounds).

I like your design of your theater. Looks well thought out indeed.
post #42 of 111
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What are your shelves made out of? Looks like thick MDF but I'm not sure. Looking for a wood/wood like material capable of supporting my Onkyo 805 (60+ pounds).

I like your design of your theater. Looks well thought out indeed.

Thanks for the feedback.

Shelves are indeed 3/4" MDF. They are very sturdy, however I am leery of putting my amplifier on one of them as it weighs 130 lbs or so, that will go on the bottom shelf as it is framed underneath Really though I do not see an issue with 60 lbs on on of those shelves.
post #43 of 111
I take it you are going to paint your shelves then? I don't think you can stain MDF can you?
post #44 of 111
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I take it you are going to paint your shelves then? I don't think you can stain MDF can you?

Paint is right. Stain is pretty pointless as MDF has no grain to accent, although it would probably make the MDF change color... heh.
post #45 of 111
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So the rush is on to get the theater done. I need to get it finished so we can sell the house actually. Bittersweet I know but the show must go on.

As you can see I am making progress in that the room is painted, electrical is now done, lighting is done, trim is up. Screen wall is now the priority and then carpet.

Here is a shot of the room in it's current state.


You can see the fabric frames I am working on. I came up with the idea of making large frames cut out of 4 x 8 sheets of MDF. I cut them to size and then cut out the center's to expose the OC 703. They will be covered in fabric once I get all of them built and then painted. I will either use velcro or speaker grill clips to hold the frames in place.


Another forum member came up with the great idea of using low voltage boxes in the frames to pass wires through and to be able to mount plates to the front to finish them off. Great idea, wish I could remember who's build thread I got the idea from. So if it was your idea, THANKS!


I used a router to round over the edges of the inside of the frames. This should make the frames stronger in the corners and less prone to cracking if they are bent. I also flushed the low voltages boxes so the fabric lays flat over them.


I hope to get the frames finished within a week or so and then get the carpet and gear all settled in. With any luck I will get to enjoy it for a few weeks before the house sells!
post #46 of 111
So why don't you take supply off the end of a supply plenum? Sorry, i'm HVAC illiterate....
post #47 of 111
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So why don't you take supply off the end of a supply plenum? Sorry, i'm HVAC illiterate....

I am not an expert, however my father in law is in the HVAC industry.... According to him taking runs off the end of the plenum reduces pressure to all other supply lines. I did notice a difference in the rest of the supply lines after we changed the setup in that they all seem to have more velocity.
post #48 of 111
What a drag - having to rush to finish and then sell...
post #49 of 111
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What a drag - having to rush to finish and then sell...

Yeah! I have mixed feelings. It is coming together very well and I am trying to enjoy it while I have it. The new house has a lot of nice things about it but a dedicated room it does not have.... We will have a HT setup in the new place but not to the extent that we have in this build....
post #50 of 111
YOUR selling the house now. Hell, let me know when the open house is, I'd like to check out the room. I live in Kenosha and am very interested in seeing it once it's done.
post #51 of 111
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YOUR selling the house now. Hell, let me know when the open house is, I'd like to check out the room. I live in Kenosha and am very interested in seeing it once it's done.

It has been listed for a few weeks now. Not a lot of activity in this market. I would be more than happy to show you the room once it is completed..... No open house required... HEH
post #52 of 111
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I live in Kenosha and am very interested in seeing it once it's done.

Same here.
post #53 of 111
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I haven't had much time to work on the theater room but I have made some progress. At this point the fabric frames are done and just awaiting upholstery. They took a LONG time to make as they were all made from 4 x 8 sheets of MDF.... They sue speaker grill clips to hold them in place and to be removable.
The only thing this picture does not show is that the frames are all now painted black...


I also cut all of the boards for the frame. They also took me longer than they should have.... Had to make a rip fence for the tablesaw to cut the bevel, had to fix a chop saw that was not accurate.... it sucked but the pieces are perfect. Today I finished the top of the frame so that I can use it as a basis for the other pieces. I drilled holes through the frame and in to the screen to make pilot holes for the speaker grill clips. Once I drilled a hole I left the drill bit in place to make sure it did not move.



Inserted the grill guides and cut the velvet.



I tried to follow a thread on the forum for wrapping corners but because of how I designed the frame I could not have that much material on the sides so I used heat glue and just have one layer and pretty much perfect corners. I am happy with how it turned out as the miter joints will be close to perfect.



When done I simply snapped it in place like a grill.
post #54 of 111
The room is looking good Wes. Sorry to hear you're having to sell it after all the effort you've put in. Good luck on the sale none the less.

Bryan
post #55 of 111
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The room is looking good Wes. Sorry to hear you're having to sell it after all the effort you've put in. Good luck on the sale none the less.

Bryan

The good in some cases and bad in other cases news is that the market is horribly slow in our price range and as such it looks like we might be staying put. No skin here as I will enjoy the theater

Thanks for the kind words!
post #56 of 111
Nice job on the front wall. Just curious as I always see OC703 used for the bass traps. Could you conceivably use Linacoustic for the triangle corners?
post #57 of 111
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Nice job on the front wall. Just curious as I always see OC703 used for the bass traps. Could you conceivably use Linacoustic for the triangle corners?

1"Linacoustic? I have not compared it's absorption values to that of 703 but I imagine it would work and that you could search for the absorption values of both an dget a good idea as to the performance.
post #58 of 111
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1"Linacoustic? I have not compared it's absorption values to that of 703 but I imagine it would work and that you could search for the absorption values of both an dget a good idea as to the performance.

Yes, the same 1" Linacoustic that everyone uses to treat the front wall and side walls. Perhaps Bryan will chime in next time he's around.
post #59 of 111
Cool room. I really like the idea of the window sliders. I might have to try that!
post #60 of 111
Any updates?
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