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post #121 of 160 Old 12-06-2014, 07:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I haven't updated my thread in a bit as there's not much to talk about right not. It's all still under construction.

Anyways, here are some updated photos. They aren't anything to look at, really... it's all a mess.

1. My GIANT bass trap at the front (behind the screen). It's the entire top length of the front wall, 3.5 feet deep (i mean the sides of the triangle).



2. My ceiling (behind that perforated wooded panel is 4 inch of rockwool. I used the wooded panel for both acoustics purposes as they have holes in them, and also because of the looks, so my ceiling looks like a wooden ceiling).





3. Homemade Skyline panels and QRD panels





4. The room (like I said, a big mess)

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CoolGeek....where abouts are you installing the Skylines and diffusers? Do you have a layout in mind? Keep the progress going. Looking good!
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CoolGeek....where abouts are you installing the Skylines and diffusers? Do you have a layout in mind? Keep the progress going. Looking good!
Thanks, The skylines on the left side of the wall and the qrds on the right where there's space as you can see below the 'platform'... it's a small space, so i placed my qrds there.
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Some updates

Here are some updates with my Carpet...









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Initial Photos with the new Sony 500ES 4K projector. The screen is literally wall to wall, curved,... giving me an Imax feel.

Picture quality was awesome (much better than these photos).









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Holy COW!

That is one sweet looking room!

If I had not gone the Rustic looking route I would have copied your theater for sure! That looks simply amazing. So very classy! Warm, rich, inviting.

Great Job !!!!!!
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PMed you. Possibly some advice in general on how to do acoustics for my room. What I'll need to buy, install, etc?
Why PM? I'm sure others would be interested in accoustics

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Very, very nice!

Drool worthy for sure. Very happy for you Coolgeek. That's a lot of planning, work, and money right there and you knocked it out of the park!
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Holy COW!

That is one sweet looking room!

If I had not gone the Rustic looking route I would have copied your theater for sure! That looks simply amazing. So very classy! Warm, rich, inviting.

Great Job !!!!!!
Thanks RMS8.

I just looked at your own HT Bunker. WOW!!!

First of all, I was totally blown away with your MANSION of a house!! You and I officially have the same tastes in design. And I really liked what you did with your interiors, castle like, and museum like... i really love the classic looks.
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Very, very nice!

Drool worthy for sure. Very happy for you Coolgeek. That's a lot of planning, work, and money right there and you knocked it out of the park!
Thanks Gooddoc...

Lots of Money and Work for sure. I started out not knowing anything and had to learn everything from this forum, basically. And was inspired by the many beautiful designs you can find on these forums.

As for Money... gosh, I don't even want to think about it.
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Why PM? I'm sure others would be interested in accoustics
Some of the theaters on here were built by people/companies that have non-disclosure contracts. I didn't want to get anyone into trouble.

DlBeck's TheSavoy have tons of information regarding acoustics. It's a great place to start.
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Some of the theaters on here were built by people/companies that have non-disclosure contracts. I didn't want to get anyone into trouble.

DlBeck's TheSavoy have tons of information regarding acoustics. It's a great place to start.
I see. thanks.

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You broke the first rule of avs club.... Don't hook up the projector until you finish everything else :-). Looks good man, I'm sure my wife would have preferred your type of design over what I did. I thought about doing a similar bass trap in the front and then I hooked up my projector and now I don't really care enough. I have similar bass trap/wood slats on ceiling I used 4" of 705frk then filled the other 6 with pink stuff. I also did a soffit around the room with 705 frk and then I have 10 membrane bass traps so I don't think I really need the extra. Or I'm just lazy. Take your pick
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You broke the first rule of avs club.... Don't hook up the projector until you finish everything else :-). Looks good man, I'm sure my wife would have preferred your type of design over what I did. I thought about doing a similar bass trap in the front and then I hooked up my projector and now I don't really care enough. I have similar bass trap/wood slats on ceiling I used 4" of 705frk then filled the other 6 with pink stuff. I also did a soffit around the room with 705 frk and then I have 10 membrane bass traps so I don't think I really need the extra. Or I'm just lazy. Take your pick
HAHAHA... i couldn't help it.. the moment I got my Sony 4K projector home, i headed right to the HT room to check it out...

I just checked out your HT build. Look who broke that rule first!

As for the bass trap, I have a giant one in the front stage (basically 3 feet triangle sides that goes the entire length of the room), and my entire riser is also filled with pink fluff as another giant bass trap.. my ceiling is covered entirely of 4 inches of rockwool 80kg/m3... and the sides as well... and the cross beams can also be filled with pink fluffy inside as extra bass traps...

And in your case, if you think your bass is tight and nice, then you have done a good job already.. so, it's all good...

BTW: When are you completing your room?
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The specially ordered Recliners are in... they are HUGE! All automatic switches with a metal button that detects your finger 'heat' to activate.









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Working on the screen









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It's complete now. I had a professional calibrator come and calibrate my system 2 weeks ago. or at least, it's done for now. My next upgrade in the future will possibly be ATMOS if i ever see it take off enough to warrant the extra money spent.
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You broke the first rule of avs club.... Don't hook up the projector until you finish everything else :-).
Wait a sec......didn't you do this very same thing?

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Looks great coolgeek! Are those Atmos speakers you have installed up on the coffered ceiling?

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Looks great coolgeek! Are those Atmos speakers you have installed up on the coffered ceiling?
Thanks...

Yup, the reason I built those ceiling beams is to hide the Atmos speakers in them.

I bought the Volt-6s as atmos speakers and haven't shipped them here yet.
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It's complete now. I had a professional calibrator come and calibrate my system 2 weeks ago. or at least, it's done for now. My next upgrade in the future will possibly be ATMOS if i ever see it take off enough to warrant the extra money spent.
Where are the completed photos???
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Wait a sec......didn't you do this very same thing?

exactly, but since i found those new speakers, I tore everything up to finally finish it...




all pics are in my threat. aesthetically, it doesn't look any different from before.

i'll update with pics of the back tomorrow.
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exactly, but since i found those new speakers, I tore everything up to finally finish it...




all pics are in my threat. aesthetically, it doesn't look any different from before.

i'll update with pics of the back tomorrow.
I know...just messing with ya. I love the look of your theater a lot! Kinda somewhat reminds me of mine.

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Preliminary viewing of the Sony 500ES 4K projector on the Centerstage XD screen.

My initial reaction? Absolutely stunning pictures.

On HD projectors the XD material's weave is visible up to 10 feet or so, but it seems that when you use the 4K projector you can go much closer without seeing the weave.. I do not yet know how to explain this. I mean, a weave is a weave right? But my gut feeling is that the 'weave' we see may be a combination of 'pixel size + weave' rather than just 'weave'.

With the 4K projector, the image is silky smooth, baby bottom smooth... (enter your own analogy here).

When watching 3D, i can even walk up to my 10 feet wide screen and look right through it, like looking out a window. 3D has never been better (not even on the IMAX), as this projector on a 10 feet wide 0.9 gain screen is brighter than the image on the IMAX and with much better contrast and black levels. Space looks like absolute black... stars looks like stars...

Anyways, judge for yourself.. the image is taken about 9 feet away.. zoom in and see if you can see any weave. BTW: this pic was taken by my Samsung phone... the actual image is way smoother and much better colors...

BTW: This is an upscaled 1080p music video from a DTS demo track. Imagine what a 'real' 4K source would be like.

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Preliminary viewing of the Sony 500ES 4K projector on the Centerstage XD screen.

My initial reaction? Absolutely stunning pictures.

On HD projectors the XD material's weave is visible up to 10 feet or so, but it seems that when you use the 4K projector you can go much closer without seeing the weave.. I do not yet know how to explain this. I mean, a weave is a weave right? But my gut feeling is that the 'weave' we see may be a combination of 'pixel size + weave' rather than just 'weave'.

With the 4K projector, the image is silky smooth, baby bottom smooth... (enter your own analogy here).

When watching 3D, i can even walk up to my 10 feet wide screen and look right through it, like looking out a window. 3D has never been better (not even on the IMAX), as this projector on a 10 feet wide 0.9 gain screen is brighter than the image on the IMAX and with much better contrast and black levels. Space looks like absolute black... stars looks like stars...

Anyways, judge for yourself.. the image is taken about 9 feet away.. zoom in and see if you can see any weave. BTW: this pic was taken by my Samsung phone... the actual image is way smoother and much better colors...

BTW: This is an upscaled 1080p music video from a DTS demo track. Imagine what a 'real' 4K source would be like.

Very nice (Love that Avici song BTW - video's good, but still puzzled why they never took the horse at the end :-))

Could it be some kind of moiree that's exaggerating the weave at 1080? (i.e. pixel frequency clashing with weave frequency?)

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Very nice (Love that Avici song BTW - video's good, but still puzzled why they never took the horse at the end :-))

Could it be some kind of moiree that's exaggerating the weave at 1080? (i.e. pixel frequency clashing with weave frequency?)
That's the thing.. i have no idea. It might be anything... maybe someone with better tools to check can find out...

I have to tell you I was worried choosing the XD over finer weave materials like the Enlightor 4K or the Falcon's screen. The enlightor 4K is like a cloth and you lose a lot of light (so that's out), and the Falcon, though have finer weave, i prefered the 'pop factor' of the XD over it, and the falcon loses about 4dB at 20,000 hz vs the 1.5dB lost of the XD.

Now I am glad I got the XD because i just can't see the weave at all and i can sit as close as i want...

ps: I was too distracted to notice any horses! haha
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good to know when the time comes to upgrade I will not have to change out the screen!
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Added the Bamboo Wall Lights. They provide a rustic, candle-lit ambient to the whole atmosphere. Each LED bulb is only 2 Watts, believe it or not... So, total power in the room, > 10,000 watts for Sound, and < 100 watts for lights.





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Nice.


What brand are your recliners? They look perfect for my room.
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