3/30/2019 - I’m too tired to think of a clever title!
What a busy & fun-filled day! I think I’m beginning to mix non-stop working in a light controlled space all day with the word fun, oh well.
Today started with Volt 8 atmos work. I received the terminal posts in the mail, so I was able to finish out the volts. Mounting them to the ceiling was a two person job. I chose the mounting route of cutting little lips that we screwed into the backer box that the volts just sit on. One person held the volt while the other attached the speaker wire, then again one person held the volt up in the box while the other screwed in the support lips. Tentatively, I’m planning on crafting thin fabric wrapped panels to cover the the cut-outs.
Next up was simply pulling the column panels off and installing the HT-8’s.
After the HT-8’s went up, we did some major re-arranging! Moved all of the AV closet gear to the closet, extra OC 703 out in the hallway, and miscellaneous junk to other storage places.
After the room was cleaned, I took a mental health break and went to the gym, then to tractor supply to pick up horse stall mats. I ended up going with 6’ x 4’ 3/4” mats. Holy crap these things are heavy. The plan was to line them under each sub to 1) help prevent jostling; and 2) help with acoustics of some sort?... i first started cutting the mat with a jigsaw, but quickly made an audible to a circular saw that performed much better.
I finished prepping all 4 subwoofers and managed to get 3 out of the 4 up onto the stage. I wish I would have recorded them being moved because I’m sure it was funny. They are HEAVY. I’ve calculated that I should have a 4” gap potential between the screen and the front of the subwoofers. The locations of where the speakers are in the pictures are not the final resting spots. I’m not exactly sure yet where exact placements will be until the screen goes up.
After I made it as far as I could with the subs, I uncovered the speaker cable, which has been covered since September of last year! What an exciting moment.
I’m getting close to having a one-page check off list for this theater, which, for those who have been in my shoes, know how exciting that is.
Tomorrow I’ll have the 4th sub sitting on the stage, and will get everything wired up for testing. I want to continue freeing up real estate in the room, so I might also dive into setting up the AV rack so I can get everything racked and stacked and out of the way.
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