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Damn Darthray, I have been lax in looking at peoples system. Yours is really nice. I like your equipment, the room and the theme. I heard Aperion speakers a long time ago at an audio show and I really liked them. Now that you have Atmos, I am sure it sounds even better. Congrats on a great system.

I do too, for my own Theater thread.
Was just pure luck, I saw your post only the next day.

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Thanks for the nice words about my system.
I am trying a little bit to get the Atmos feel. I am getting Focal Sib Evo Atmos speakers. They are a regular speaker with an up firing driver. So I will have 7 speakers with 9 drivers. It won't be a "traditional" 7.1 system because I don't have rears. I will have wide speakers that will have the Atmos driver. No matter what, adding wides will be a plus but I do hope the Atmos of the ceiling will make a difference also. My friend says that he has done the add on type and he was pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded. I am hoping for the best. I sometimes do things differently and I am sure that people are wary of the upfiring, reflecting style. But I am willing to give it a shot.

Your system, again is really great. I love your equipment and that Starwars theme is awesome. Keep on enjoying it.
I will, and Thanks for the kind words, and also enjoy your.


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Since my extra power amp for the 4 ceiling speakers, is behind a wall, and not having a way to know, if the power did turn on, with the trigger cable. With an optical cable, that was my previous project, did not work very good. To see if it was On, light blue when the amp is on stand-by, or dark blue when the amp is On, did not show very well, and left you guessing

I decided to go back to manual, and make an extension to the Power Button, since if the amp is not on stand by for Auto On, there is no little blue light.

By looking into the clear plastic tube, you know for sure if the amp (picture on post 76) is On or Off, and work perfectly.
Here's some pics, on how I did achieve-it, this little project.

Picture of the material, that will be use, the tape is to mark the center of the plastic plate, and stopping the pilot drill bit, from wondering off center. Plastic can be very brittle when trying to drill through-it, the reason for so many drill bits.


The material together, and some glue curing.


A view from inside the equipment room, Theater is on the other side.



This picture, is what it look like on the Theater side, work just like a normal push button, and by looking into-it, you know if the power is On or Off. No more guessing if the trigger cable did it's job or not



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A follow-up from post 63.

Some pictures of the panel, I built after breaking my Bass Trap.
My new SLR camera, suck for the auto focus, and cannot redo this one, with my little helper.



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I just stumbled across this forum. Love your theater room! Nicely done! Love the Star Wars decor. If I can ever figure how to upload pics using the mobile version of this site I will share mine with you....Our room dimensions are practically identical.

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I just stumbled across this forum. Love your theater room! Nicely done! Love the Star Wars decor. If I can ever figure how to upload pics using the mobile version of this site I will share mine with you....Our room dimensions are practically identical.

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Have you seen this Star Wars themed theater?

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Have you seen this Star Wars themed theater?

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-de...e-theater.html
Yes I did, jedi1982 and I, did exchange a few posts between us, and we also use the same main speakers.
Thank for link, very much appreciated, since I might not have been aware of-it


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I just stumbled across this forum. Love your theater room! Nicely done! Love the Star Wars decor. If I can ever figure how to upload pics using the mobile version of this site I will share mine with you....Our room dimensions are practically identical.

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Hi Nathan.

Thanks for the compliment

Make sure to quote me, once you can post some, since sometime sharing pictures can be difficult.
Cannot help you with a phone, I do not even have one, even my work phone was a special request on my part to a have a flip up, instead of the I phone they were offering for my work
More a PC type of guy, but would love to see your room.


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https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-de...e-theater.html
Wow...that theater had to cost some serious big bucks. It’s beautiful...looks like you are sitting in the Death Star. Thanks for sharing!

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It was also a Home Theater of the Month this year
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It was also a Home Theater of the Month this year

You most mean the one, from jedi1982. And did deserve-it
Because, if it was mine. I have no clue about this one.


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You most mean the one, from jedi1982. And did deserve-it
Because, if it was mine. I have no clue about this one.


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Yes, I was talking about jedi1982. I watched that from start to finish.

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Pictures of my new double monitors, to make it easier to attach links in this forum.
My desk with my new 32" monitors.

Disclaimer, the Cool Aid can, is only there for size reference



Notice the scratch's on left side of the chair?!
Those are from my little girl, from going-up. Since she love to lay down on top of that chair, when I am on the computer



Looking at others, or my pictures on those monitors. Are a joy see

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My wife moved my work laptop this weekend without letting me know and now my docking station is not working to my 19" monitor. So I have hooked up an HDMI cable to our 50" TV in our bedroom and and working on a card table. I would love to have a 50" in my office to work from now. I do video quality audits on cell tower work and the 50" is making it easier.
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That would be huge as I find the 32" on the very big size, while I sit in front of the computer.
Who know, maybe Santa will be good to you


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It is but the video I am watching on the 50" is about 12"x20" or so in portrait mode. Maybe a little bigger. I have thought of using my 120" theater screen to do this as well, but I would sit back a ways from it. On the 50" I am back about 6' or so because of where are bed is.

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I didn't get done what I wanted. The entry door into the theater was not square and eas having issues figuring it out and get the proper distance for a 36" door. My 9 year old son said dad just sit down, take a break and redo the math. After I calmed down I did and it worked. Smart kid and guess he has been listening to us. I also broke my tape measure so I stopped after I figured out I need to move some wires before closing it in more. The 6th and 8th photos are where the equipment rack will be framed in. That's where I need to move a bunch of wires. I also should move equipment to new rack before framing it into the wall. Finished detentions are 14'x25'-9"x8'-10". Will see what I can get done this week and over the holidays. I did notice today when eating lunch I could here the football game I had on when working. I am hoping some insulation will help with that. If not may put some drywall between the floor joist with Green Glue. Don't want to put drywall on the ceiling at this time.

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Sorry mentioned to put this in my thread. Still figuring out Taptalk

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No problem, you can always move them. then remove these ones.


Going to look very good
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Nicely done! The theme is great, and I think the way you decorated it aligns very well with it! The sound treatment is very imperial looking too

I like how you have built it up over time and show the progress. It is also cool to see the addition of your Atmos speakers and hear that you're enjoying them. I feel like a lot of people ask how big of an impact it'll add, so it's nice to see a before/after setup with the saga of installation being detailed.
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Nicely done! The theme is great, and I think the way you decorated it aligns very well with it! The sound treatment is very imperial looking too

I like how you have built it up over time and show the progress. It is also cool to see the addition of your Atmos speakers and hear that you're enjoying them. I feel like a lot of people ask how big of an impact it'll add, so it's nice to see a before/after setup with the saga of installation being detailed.
Thanks for the compliments and visiting my little space, that is my pride and joy

Since I do like to share my progress/mistakes, for what work well or not. For others to know.
And yes, the Atmos speakers, are a very nice addition to have. It does add a new dimension, when it come to the sound bubble
I very much appreciate your post, for noticing


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Added a couple pictures on my own Theater thread, just for you.
Last year a friend of mine send me this T-shirt, since he know how much I Love my Cats.
And he also know my Theater was name after a Star Destroyer from Star Wars.
I think, you will enjoy them with your Avatar





And this one for Darth Vader






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Rest in peace my big Buddy.

May 6th 2005 to Jun 17th 2019.





Mommy and I, will miss you a lot!!!

You were always protecting Us, and one of a kind. And will be never forgotten. Miss the days we were feeding you with a baby bottle, since you would not accept a cat feeding bottle. And you were only 9-10 days old when we found you, since you just open your eyes and left alone. While you had a small mix of wild cats, you were always lovable with mommy. You are not alone in Kiddy Heaven, look for your small brother.

See you in a year, my dear Buddy and Friend.


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Rest in peace my big Buddy.

May 6th 2005 to Jun 17th 2019.





Mommy and I, will miss you a lot!!!

You were always protecting Us, and one of a kind. And will be never forgotten. Miss the days we were feeding you with a baby bottle, since you would not accept a cat feeding bottle. And you were only 9-10 days old when we found you, since you just open your eyes and left alone. While you had a small mix of wild cats, you were always lovable with mommy. You are not alone in Kiddy Heaven, look for your small brother.

See you in a year, my dear Buddy and Friend.


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Darthray, your cat looks identical to our cat, Chloe. Our cat was born in 2006; she is getting up there in age.

I cant help but ask, what did you mean when you said “see you in a year” ?

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Darthray, your cat looks identical to our cat, Chloe. Our cat was born in 2006; she is getting up there in age.

I cant help but ask, what did you mean when you said “see you in a year” ?
Nothing wrong with asking

This big boy, was our second furry friend that we lost. Smoky was our first one, five years ago. If you check post 27 & 65 from this thread. You will see, that every year on the anniversary of his passing. I put something, to say we still remember him. And will do same with this one, Since they both very much miss Him, but not forgotten.

Since your female is also getting-up in age, I hope She has still a few more quality years. And when the moment come, it is never easy. And never get easier when another one past away.


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