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Like I was saying before, I raised my back row riser a few inches so it's now 15 inches tall so I needed 2 steps, one on each side of the riser. I thought about buying something but figured I'd better do it right and DIY something. That sentence sounds so wrong coming from me.

I had my carpet installer put pad and matching carpet over them.









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Wow Carp! It looks like you moved... You room looks so different with the new carpet and paint! Very nice upgrade for it.
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Thanks Tim! I put off painting for a long time, glad it's finally done.
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Man it looks great - it’s like a whole facelift. I was going to build these complicated boxes to aim my Atmos speakers at the MLP but decided to mount them flush with the ceiling to get them up higher - at least to see if it would work. You have given me hope seeing yours now. I was really not looking forward to figuring out how to build them
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Thanks Coach!

Yes, I highly recommend going from the scs8's to the RSL's for the ceiling both for looks but more importantly to get the sound source higher up. The benefits far outweigh any issues with non matching speakers because I can't tell they don't match anyway.
I appreciate the information. I just sent you a PM instead of bogging down your thread with questions about the speakers.
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Man it looks great - it’s like a whole facelift. I was going to build these complicated boxes to aim my Atmos speakers at the MLP but decided to mount them flush with the ceiling to get them up higher - at least to see if it would work. You have given me hope seeing yours now. I was really not looking forward to figuring out how to build them
Thanks man, I used to feel like trying to my room look like a HT was like polishing a turd but it's starting to look better. I need to hire Grant to re-do some of my velvet, his looks perfect.

With the RSL's you can aim the tweeter how you want, and the drivers are angled as well. However I'm not sure how necessary this is as long as the dispersion of the speaker is pretty wide, which yours are.
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Are you no longer using the JBL's for Atmos? If not, why did you make the change? BTW, the room is looking great.
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Are you no longer using the JBL's for Atmos? If not, why did you make the change? BTW, the room is looking great.
Thanks JD, I changed for a couple reasons. For one thing I wanted them higher up and also the front pair distracted the eyes a bit with the reflection since there is velvet everywhere in front of me. I definitely get better sound from over head because not only are they higher but I moved them a bit closer to the first row (keeping them the same width apart).
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Still using the scs8's for side and rear.
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I just took a look at your before and after pics, wow that's a nice change. Its even easier on your eyes in the pics, so probably better for video as well! I'm well aware of what velvet can do now since putting some up, so nice there as well on your curtain up front!

I've admired your basement and setup for a long time, but wow, it's really nice now! I like your Metallica stuff and metal poster on the wall too, bad ass. An awesome room to spend time in I'm sure.

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Killer Carp!!!! I have two questions tho on application

Did you sand then paint the ceiling? I've heard that is a HUGE task to get popcorn/sponge off the sheetrock. My whole house it littered with that junk and I've contemplated many times doing as such but hear nothing but nightmare stories about getting it to look nice and uniform. Mouse ears flat I guess helps a lot with that.

What was your process for raising the riser? I've also thought about this as mine is only 10" and needs to be much higher to get full clearance of screen viewing for the rear seats. 15" would do the trick but aside from installing 4x4 stilts and re-doing the wood sides I have now, it too would be a pretty sizable task. I might as well just build another riser from my design thinking....
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Looks great!

When are you guys having another GTG or crawl? I need to make it down there.
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I just took a look at your before and after pics, wow that's a nice change. Its even easier on your eyes in the pics, so probably better for video as well! I'm well aware of what velvet can do now since putting some up, so nice there as well on your curtain up front!

I've admired your basement and setup for a long time, but wow, it's really nice now! I like your Metallica stuff and metal poster on the wall too, bad ass. An awesome room to spend time in I'm sure.

Kudos man!!
Thanks! Yeah, those Metallica records have been the one constant in the room since long before I had a projector. After painting I had a fleeting thought of growing up a bit and not putting them back up. I quickly decided that I'm not fully ready to embrace this whole grown up thing.

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Killer Carp!!!! I have two questions tho on application

Did you sand then paint the ceiling? I've heard that is a HUGE task to get popcorn/sponge off the sheetrock. My whole house it littered with that junk and I've contemplated many times doing as such but hear nothing but nightmare stories about getting it to look nice and uniform. Mouse ears flat I guess helps a lot with that.

What was your process for raising the riser? I've also thought about this as mine is only 10" and needs to be much higher to get full clearance of screen viewing for the rear seats. 15" would do the trick but aside from installing 4x4 stilts and re-doing the wood sides I have now, it too would be a pretty sizable task. I might as well just build another riser from my design thinking....
My basement ceiling is the only room in the house with a knockdown ceiling, so I didn't have to scrape popcorn. Funny you mention that though because I plan on scraping some of the other rooms in the house this summer. Yeah, I hear it's not much fun.

With the riser I flipped it and screwed 3 layers of 2x4's round the perimeter and wrapped them in velvet. I used more 2x4's in the center area so it won't dip in the middle.

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Looks great!

When are you guys having another GTG or crawl? I need to make it down there.

Agreed ^
There is talk of doing one next spring - Doug will have his room done and even without that his house was already the place to be.
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Room looks great As far as the popcorn ceiling, I've seen YouTube vids where a guy used a pump sprayer to lightly wet the ceiling and it scraped right off with minimal mess, just wipe off the scraper and keep going.


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I brought the garden hose in and used the fan nozzle on the sprayer when I scraped ceilings. Spray a 4x4 section and wait 5 minutes, then scrape lightly with a 12” Drywall blade while catching it with a big dustpan under it. The messy part is sanding it smooth. I also did a skim coat of thin drywall mud over the whole ceiling to make it extra smooth. You can do it Carp!

We should do at least a Lite version of a ht crawl next spring. I’ll be ready for a movie night at my place this March.
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I brought the garden hose in and used the fan nozzle on the sprayer when I scraped ceilings. Spray a 4x4 section and wait 5 minutes, then scrape lightly with a 12” Drywall blade while catching it with a big dustpan under it. The messy part is sanding it smooth. I also did a skim coat of thin drywall mud over the whole ceiling to make it extra smooth. You can do it Carp!

We should do at least a Lite version of a ht crawl next spring. I’ll be ready for a movie night at my place this March.
Does “Lite” include folks from Houston ?
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Does “Lite” include folks from Houston ?


Especially folks from Houston. If folks from Houston don’t come (again), then we are canceling it.
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I brought the garden hose in and used the fan nozzle on the sprayer when I scraped ceilings. Spray a 4x4 section and wait 5 minutes, then scrape lightly with a 12” Drywall blade while catching it with a big dustpan under it. The messy part is sanding it smooth. I also did a skim coat of thin drywall mud over the whole ceiling to make it extra smooth. You can do it Carp!

We should do at least a Lite version of a ht crawl next spring. I’ll be ready for a movie night at my place this March.

How smooth does it need to be, I'm having someone apply a knockdown surface after I get rid of the popcorn. So I'm wondering if I can get by without sanding?

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Looks great!

When are you guys having another GTG or crawl? I need to make it down there.


I had a dream we had another big crawl, and Jeff brought down four 4000ULF units and wanted to demo them in my room. I was conflicted because I really wanted to hear them, but I didn't want my house's drywall destroyed, and to that Jeff promised he wouldn't destroy my room ----- and yet --- somehow I didn't believe him.
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I had a dream we had another big crawl, and Jeff brought down four 4000ULF units and wanted to demo them in my room. I was conflicted because I really wanted to hear them, but I didn't want my house's drywall destroyed, and to that Jeff promised he wouldn't destroy my room ----- and yet --- somehow I didn't believe him.
All kinds of goodness in that dream
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I lived that dream... well 25% of it anyway.
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I lived that dream... well 25% of it anyway.
Yes let's play it extremely hot and all go stand in the same room directly above it to feel the floor flexing like crazy. That's a good idea....so when the house collapses we ALL go down with it.
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Yes let's play it extremely hot and all go stand in the same room directly above it to feel the floor flexing like crazy. That's a good idea....so when the house collapses we ALL go down with it.
But, we all lived to tell about it and watch Doug screw screws back into his drywall.

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That’s a great dream. I have some weird ones too. The 4000 is an amazing sub - it’s amount of awesomeness is directly proportionally opposite to carrying it.
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That’s a great dream. I have some weird ones too. The 4000 is an amazing sub - it’s amount of awesomeness is directly proportionally opposite to carrying it.
I've carried it either in or out of 6 different houses and loaded in my van 4 times including picking it up at Fedex! Grant volunteered to go up the stairs first when we extracted it from his basement. Carrying seven 215RT's into AXPONA isn't much fun either.

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Finally got it all finished yesterday. Front row has a total of 6 drivers and the back riser has 4 in the riser and another 2 drivers under the couch. It's a blast, I'll post some more details when I get more time. I think I'll put up the NF sub and Crowsons for sale first.
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I tired sending you a PM yesterday, but it said you box was full and couldn't except any more till you got rid of some. I didn't know there was a limit till I tired sending you one about doing a demo on your theater.

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