Originally Posted by Rowan611
I’m glad they’ve changed the experience for you. I’ve never heard a TLAH or any line array. I am very curious about them.
As for the subs, think about it this way; 2 more reduces the strain on the first two drivers by almost half, plus adds 6 more dB. Not to mention if you can put them in the back, much better coverage for the whole theater. I love having 4. Hell, if I could talk my wife into it, and if I had the time, I’d build 4 more. They’re so much value for what they cost to build.
Oh yeah, I'm definitely leaning on improving sound for rational with the wife! The back row actually does need some help, so with 4, I hope to smooth it out a bit. Increased peak capability will be my little personal bonus
Originally Posted by JDontee
I understand not wanting to go through the hassle to take them outside. Maybe just position the mic 1 meter away.
What's the plan for surrounds?
What ended up being your total cost to build per speaker?
Sure thing, I can do that. I remember reading something about a specific REW setting for full range indoor measurements though. It had something to do with the ability to ignore some reflections or duplicate readings from reflections, can't recall (the only problem I have with my memory
Surrounds were a compromise when I first began installing the HT. I went with BIC FH8-W in walls for surround and surround backs. They've been pretty good overall, they can keep up with the TLAHs as far as I can tell so far. They really could keep up with the Polks, but haven't done any real checking since the LCR install.
Not including wire, batting, and tools bought for this job, I spent a little over $160 per speaker all in. Right after buying my first batch of components, the HT line at DIYSG released and I had a moment of buyer's remorse. I wanted to do a MTM HT8 because I think the dimensions could have worked with my desired screen configuration, but decided to press on with the TLAH build. I had essentially seduced myself with the idea of the silver baffles and black drivers with a line array lol.
Originally Posted by trilkb
The benefit of a AT screen is worth every penny. Having the audio come from the center of the image, or in your case the entire image, I bet, is just life changing. When you get into 100+" screens its really almost nessecary at that point.
Id love to hear those things compared to the make shift curved SLA I built. Atomic blonde had some great music scenes.
That build is a cool concept. Summing a group of existing speakers is pretty neat. I was not sure how the effect was going to perform with the tweeter C2C spacing, but I'm glad it worked out!
Next movie on my agenda is Bohemian Rhapsody, then Lego Movie 2 for the family. These upgrades have made movie watching even more enjoyable and immersive. I don't find the speaker colors distracting, but I can see how it would for some. The light from the screen does highlight them some, but for me, it's a psycho-acoustical enhancement