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post #91 of 389
Now that it's nearly July, has that large mud puddle in your backyard dried up yet? J/k. Nice house!

I see it's been a while since you last posted, any updates/pics??
post #92 of 389
Nice theater.... I'm in Lakewood.... great work!!!!!
post #93 of 389
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Thanks Beta, you can swing by sometime - I had an AV get together but nobody from AVS showed up - a few from AV123 did though (I had mainly AV123 speakers)....

-ELmO
post #94 of 389
Update time I know I'm way behind.... been working on the rest of my place..... too much to do, too little time.
post #95 of 389
Hey give more details on your putting green!
post #96 of 389
Verry nice home and verry nice place to build a Home Theater!!
post #97 of 389
i'm not sure if his HT is still going on. over on **********, he said he is selling everything due to not being able to afford it. for awhile he was buying every speaker and component he could find, and now he sold them all.
post #98 of 389
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Now I did sell off the living room arrangement (strata minis, onix h34 tube amp, jolida jd100 CD) - the HT will stay in place (svs, epik conquest, PJ, ref2s, etc).

I have replaced the minis/h34 with some x-omnis and an Onix SP3, which I will comment on once they arrive.

Though, the $380/month accord car payment is really killing me for a winter car...
post #99 of 389
^^ that payment hurts. I replaced my old Toyota with a 2008 VW R32 in May and my payment is $380 for a car with AWD and a bigger engine than the Honda. I'll be paying for 60 months though... >_<<br />
I'm over on the east side in Mayfield Hts, do you have any more pics of your progress? I'd love to hear some high-end audio that I can't afford.

Here's my "build" thread of my already finished basement...
post #100 of 389
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I didn't put anything down on it, hehe. My real car is an 05 bmw 330cic...the honda is doing fine so far in our few early blizzards! A little too much for a winter car, trying to get rid of it...

You can afford my speakers, but may not want to afford the subwoofer ($1700) - but it's definitely worth it!

I plan to get some more progress this christmas if I get some gift cards to a few select stores...nothing major though - looking to buy some velvet curtains with motors from htmarket.com (will roughly be $1100 I think).
post #101 of 389
I never got a call from you Where is the Ohio love ?
post #102 of 389
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Heh. I was laid off today. You won't get a call from me in a while, ROFL!

And I thought I was "too good" to be hit by this economic drought...never hold your head up that high...

Sigh.
post #103 of 389
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Manual 2.4 mask:
post #104 of 389
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Berkline 088s
post #105 of 389
Looking good! Nice to see you over at av123 again.

Hopefully the job situation improves.

How far away are the seats? Seems a little open between the screen and the seats. maybe more seats are needed?
post #106 of 389
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

Heh. I was laid off today. You won't get a call from me in a while, ROFL!

And I thought I was "too good" to be hit by this economic drought...never hold your head up that high...

Sigh.

Hopefully something comes up for you. Send me a PM (I'm slow at getting to them) I have contacts in a few different places around cleveland/Canton

The theater looks great though.
post #107 of 389
"How far away are the seats? Seems a little open between the screen and the seats. maybe more seats are needed? "



What is an ideal range between seat and display for 7 1/2' ceiling , 52" tv in a 10'W x 17'L room ?
post #108 of 389
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The projector is 17 feet away, the seats are roughly 15 feet away (140" screen). I think the calculation thrown around is 1.5 times screen size = viewing distance. That nets 17.5 feet for me, and 6.5 feet for a 52" tv. 17.5ft sounds too far for me, I think with 1080p content you can sit a lot closer.

There could be another back row, but it would put them about 20 feet away - and the soffit area is only 7.5-8 feet tall so an average-> tall person would hit their head!

I've struggled with what to do with the rest of the basement, I almost feel like I need to wall off the movie area because the space feels too open to the sides (and not contained).

If you project in a room that isn't very wide, and you can take up nearly the whole wall - the affect of a projector is more prominent.

I have a lot more projects in mind so my HT has been on hold - someone else said it right, do not connect the projector until you think you're done with your HT area!

ELmO
post #109 of 389
I was thinking of building with Ryan out in the Wadsworth or Kent area...How happy are you with your home now that it's a year or two old?

Can't afford brunswick
post #110 of 389
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Picked up a pair of av123 x-omni mohos for $99. They will report in for surround sound duty.





Still in the process of working on the living room to prepare it for projection.
post #111 of 389
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Actually moved them to my guest room, will be doing 5.2 instead of 7.2 in the living room - after quick research seems like most movies are "only" 5.1 and will probably not change for a while:

post #112 of 389
I like that color scheme, Elmo. Why do you have so many systems throughout the house lol? Isn't 2 enough already? One for regular TV and sports, and one real system for movies is enough for me.
post #113 of 389
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Actuaully a lot of the equipment you see was sold, lol. Now I have one for movies, and one for music. Although I'm contemplating selling the music even though I love listening - I think my movie setup could serve the same purpose.
post #114 of 389
Which Model Samsung TV is that?
post #115 of 389
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One of the earlier non-touch of color 2008 52" 120hz LCD models. Forgot the model number and where I bought it, argh!
post #116 of 389
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Wire Looming




post #117 of 389
Lookin' good! Monoprice FTW!
post #118 of 389
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Ratatouille @ 14.3 ft wide on the left wall:


Current room:


Full length curtains idea:


Retracted curtains:


-ELmO
post #119 of 389
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Left wall (no screen right now!).

Scope rules.
post #120 of 389
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So scratched those plans and mounted it on the side wall:
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