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post #31 of 51 Old 02-11-2016, 08:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Some more horribly grainy pictures. One day ill get an actual camera.

Bought an Art box transformer isolator. Completely removed all ground hum from the subs for about $100. Well worth it.

Built some speaker stands, $9 from the lumber store. Thank you Vanice.

Built some fabric frames for the top and the bottom of the screen.

Also ran the linacoustic down the wall and painted the 2x4's black











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Well a little more progress.

Built a diy rack out of 2x4 drywall and http://www.amazon.com/Reliable-Hardware-Company-RH-20-SRR-A-Space/dp/B00JJ18OVS . worked great. Found a guy on craigslist that sold me 3 Middle Atlantic trays for $60. Yes!!

Pics show open space before, framing, jtrim, floor trim, and final trim. Will be adding some grills and filler space on the rack and around the components to give it that flat stacked look. Also showed a shot of where I keep the computer for gaming and the hook up I have in the riser for the controllers. I bought a usb to cat 6 adapter and ran that to a powered usb dock. Works great! Plus I can hook up the keyboard and mouse there.

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Nice DIY Rack! I will probably build mine out of wood, but still up in the air on that one

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Nice DIY Rack! I will probably build mine out of wood, but still up in the air on that one
I've seen your work and am looking forward to it!!

I was on Craigslist for months waiting for a rack to come up cheap. As soon as I finished found one for 100...

I still would have framed and painted it just would have not had to buy the diy rack rails.

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Ever seen Stormtrooper1015's DIY faceplates, made out of hardboard?


https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-ded...preciated.html


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With your buddy's CNC, I have to wonder just how cheap once could DIY some nice faceplates...
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Alright baseboards!!!!! Anyone know what that thing in the last pic is for?





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Edmund Optics? Hush box glass for the lens portal, would be my guess......
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Some more horribly grainy pictures. One day ill get an actual camera.

Bought an Art box transformer isolator. Completely removed all ground hum from the subs for about $100. Well worth it.

Built some speaker stands, $9 from the lumber store. Thank you Vanice.

Built some fabric frames for the top and the bottom of the screen.

Also ran the linacoustic down the wall and painted the 2x4's black











just bought one of those art boxes from Amazon..made my hum WORSE lol...returned it already haha
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Somewhere along the line, I missed you were using Bazz Cubes for spot lighting.
I have a bunch of triple Cubes in storage, for my next theater.


Are you leaving them in silver, or do you have any plans to spray the frames out, in a dark color?


You sure have a really nice "killer" budget build happening.
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Hi Warren. I stumbled across your thread just now. I remember you from jbrown's meet, summer of 2014. His room was quite impressive. Would have liked to spend more time with it but had to take off early that day. Did you ever get your Tempests sounding the way you wanted? With Ryan on hand you had the best resource to figure it out.
Your theater is coming along nicely. Making good use out of a narrow space isn't easy. Your setup with the Ikea sofa, chairs and footstools looks very comfy. The wife and I were browsing at Ikea a few weeks ago and I sat in one of their leather Poang chairs with a matching footstool...perfect for movie watching! Contemplated giving up my reclining sofa.
Looking forward to seeing how you wrap this up. Looks good so far.
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just bought one of those art boxes from Amazon..made my hum WORSE lol...returned it already haha
Briman: one is a clean box to boost the signal from the avr the other is the transformer isolator. I noticed I had my ir repeater plugged into the circuit that my subs were on after i put everything back toghther and had a hum. With nothing on the power circuit for the subs the isolator did its job perfectly.
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Somewhere along the line, I missed you were using Bazz Cubes for spot lighting.
I have a bunch of triple Cubes in storage, for my next theater.


Are you leaving them in silver, or do you have any plans to spray the frames out, in a dark color?


You sure have a really nice "killer" budget build happening.
Plan to leave them silver. Makes a nice contrast in the black ceiling. I made backer boxes for them and my inspector made sure i maintained enough room around the light as per csa/cus certification in the sticker on the light
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Hi Warren. I stumbled across your thread just now. I remember you from jbrown's meet, summer of 2014. His room was quite impressive. Would have liked to spend more time with it but had to take off early that day. Did you ever get your Tempests sounding the way you wanted? With Ryan on hand you had the best resource to figure it out.
Your theater is coming along nicely. Making good use out of a narrow space isn't easy. Your setup with the Ikea sofa, chairs and footstools looks very comfy. The wife and I were browsing at Ikea a few weeks ago and I sat in one of their leather Poang chairs with a matching footstool...perfect for movie watching! Contemplated giving up my reclining sofa.
Looking forward to seeing how you wrap this up. Looks good so far.
Thanks! Didnt have a problem with the tempests. Ryan ran some impedance test and they all returned normal values.

Ran some limacoustic and threw them up on stands. Music sounds great and movies just as good. I think people just thought the other speakers at the gtg sounded better and others didnt like the tempests not winning the race for once
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Thanks! Didnt have a problem with the tempests. Ryan ran some impedance test and they all returned normal values.

Ran some limacoustic and threw them up on stands. Music sounds great and movies just as good. I think people just thought the other speakers at the gtg sounded better and others didnt like the tempests not winning the race for once

Ah. Got ya. I unfortunately didn't get a chance to hear them. Glad it's all good.
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Plan to leave them silver. Makes a nice contrast in the black ceiling. I made backer boxes for them and my inspector made sure i maintained enough room around the light as per csa/cus certification in the sticker on the light

I'll be sure to check that certification sticker out. Thanks for the tip. (I will be doing a cement backer board liner, and likely do a backer box trough.)
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What do you think of the perferated aluminum?

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That rack is turning out great!
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Re-did the trim and added a bookeshelf from Ikea for the blu rays. This rack is complete.











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Built a hush box. Painted it too but didnt take a photo. What a difference, highly recommend.



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Great work, how did you cut the perforated aluminum?? Sheer, dremel??

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Great work, how did you cut the perforated aluminum?? Sheer, dremel??
Aluminum??

You mean on the rack? ordered it that way from the metal supplier and had it anodized
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