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Greg,

THANK YOU for hosting today's get-together. Your system sounds simply awesome - makes we want to upgrade.

Please say a word of thanks to your wife for the goodies as well. It was nice of her to feed the HT geeks...

Great to meet the NE Ohio crew!

Please extend my thanks to the wife as well.

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It was good to put faces with the user names. Thanks to all who came, I had a good time. Sorry I never got to put "9" in, may be next time. I think the system needed to catch it's breath after Terminator salvation. Let's all keep in touch and keep the thread alive.

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My thanks to you as well, Greg, for opening your beautiful home to a bunch of HT nuts, and thanks to your wife for the snacks and letting you "play"!

Awesome system!
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Thanks Greg for a great time at the meet! Great System! It was great meeting everyone and putting "Faces" with names. Looking forward to the next one.
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Can you send me that info on the diy absorgtion pannels when you get a chance? Thanks

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It was good to put faces with the user names. Thanks to all who came, I had a good time. Sorry I never got to put "9" in, may be next time. I think the system needed to catch it's breath after Terminator salvation. Let's all keep in touch and keep the thread alive.

Not to worry. I'm sure we'll probably all have a copy of '9' by the time the next meet arrives.

It's definitely one blu-ray that tests LFE output, not to mention the amazing animation.

Thanks again for hosting the event, it was great to hear and see your HT setup.

Something for me to aspire to, that's for sure!

Cheers,

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And let me add my thanks for a great afternoon.
It was a lot more than I expected.

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Can you send me that info on the diy absorgtion pannels when you get a chance? Thanks

Here's a link to the DIY webpage, Greg: http://www.acoustimac.com/index.php/...materials.html

We were pretty happy with their frames. We stapled the fabric onto the frame, then cut the insulation to wedge-fit inside the frame (don't cut it too large or the frame bows!).

To seal the back side (I *hate* fiberglas), I used landscaping fabric cut just larger than the back side of the frame and wedged it between the insulation and frame. Kinda hillbilly, but it worked!

Last thing - their mounting brackets worked very well.

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Brad, I just looked at your build thread. Wow! Amazing job on the basement.
Now I know what the guys at Gregs' GTG were talking about! I'd be happy with Gregs' basement, but yours is incredible.

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Thanks for the response Brad. I tried putting doubled over moving blankets along the side walls of my main l/r speakers. I heard no difference. Is that any indication if absorbtion pannels would make a difference? I'n not unhappy with the front soundstage but am always looking to try sensible tweaks.

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I'd be happy just to HAVE a basement! lol

Word!

I'd like to hear your system, George.
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Thanks for the response Brad. I tried putting doubled over moving blankets along the side walls of my main l/r speakers. I heard no difference. Is that any indication if absorbtion pannels would make a difference? I'n not unhappy with the front soundstage but am always looking to try sensible tweaks.

Your room is subtantially different than ours, Greg. Since ours was built as a single-purpose theater room, it was essentially an 'echoey' box. Adding the wall treatments totally tamed the echo without deadening the sound (at least IMHO).

Your room has more furnishings and more open spaces in which the sound can 'breath'. From what I heard, the sound in your room doesn't need much improvement!

As I said at the get-together, I'd be happy to host the next event. All you sound-oriented mavens can go crazy equalizing my sound system. After hearing yours, mine sounds pretty wimpy!
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Brad, I just looked at your build thread. Wow! Amazing job on the basement.
Now I know what the guys at Gregs' GTG were talking about! I'd be happy with Gregs' basement, but yours is incredible.

Ed

Thanks, Ed. Most of the pictures I posted were taken with a wide-angle lens, so the size of the spaces may appear exaggerated. In any case, we're pretty happy with the result and I'll look forward to hosting the next event at our place.
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I am very satisfied with the sound in my basement. I just feel like a fish out of water with nothing that needs to be tweaked or improved. I can't remember that last time I could say that. Your basement is incredible Brad.
The only thing I would suggest from the pics you posted is you could use these

http://egglestonworks.com/?page_id=303

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If you gave me one of your subs it would improve your setup by giving you more room.

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The only thing I would suggest from the pics you posted is you could use these

http://egglestonworks.com/?page_id=303

WOW! One of those placed at each side of my screen would be simply awesome! Maybe two more to replace my rear satellites? Hmmm.

I'm afraid to ask how much -- a pair would probably double the value of my home.

[EDIT] Found the price. A mere $100,000 each.

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Thanks for the response Brad. I tried putting doubled over moving blankets along the side walls of my main l/r speakers. I heard no difference. Is that any indication if absorbtion pannels would make a difference? I'n not unhappy with the front soundstage but am always looking to try sensible tweaks.

Greg, when you tried your blanket approach did you make sure that they were at your first reflection point on the l/r walls? You probably know about the meaningfulness of that location but thought I'd mention it just to make sure.
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I had them folded in half and hung length wise on the side walls from well behind to well in front of the speakers. They were about 8" above the top of the cabinets to well below the lower mid bass driver of the mtm configuration. I listened to music that I am very familiar with and did not hear any improvement in the image. I felt like the image was already dialed in. The vocals sound like they are coming from the cc location in stereo. Just doing some experimenting. Boredom is a bitch!

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Not sure still though with that description if you really had them at your first reflection points, which if memory serves would be close to the center of your futon if you were sitting in the middle Berkline.

If you want to experiment more, sit in the midlle Berk and have your wife move a mirror along the wall where your futon is...the points at which you can see your fronts/center in the reflection will be those first reflections. If you didn't get those areas covered in your first experiment try again at those spots (on both walls).

I have no reason to suggest this as I thought your system sounded excellent. Just don't want you to sit around with nothing to do
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Thanks for the info Floyd, I am going to leave well enough alone. Looks like I need find another hobby. I'm going to install some outdoor speakers this weekend so that will give me something to do. I'ts nice not having to maintain the outside of my house but it was something to do.

And Tony, thanks for the offer to free up some space but my subs are happy right where they are.

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Thanks for the info Floyd, I am going to leave well enough alone. Looks like I need find another hobby. I'm going to install some outdoor speakers this weekend so that will give me something to do. I'ts nice not having to maintain the outside of my house but it was something to do.

And Tony, thanks for the offer to free up some space but my subs are happy right where they are.

with that said....I will have to say.....you have reached a point where changing will just be for the sake of changing. I think you're fine....with the acception of toe nailing...it works for music, but not the same for movies. I've found toe nailing speakers effect the sound staging of movie sound tracks. yours was great in the sweet spot by the way.

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I am more critical of music soundstaging than film soundtracks but I get your point. I guess there are differences between what works best for music and film. May be I could fabricate some pivoting platforms for my mains. Nah, too much work. Thanks to all of you for your feedback. I look forward to seeing/hearing your setups.

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I would love for you to see and hear it too. I need to spend some time with the audio, but my wife has a cow when I turn up the sound so it's hard to finish my work. I think you have a really nice setup and I would not change anything with it. Bass traps are sometimes a pain to setup. If it passes the clap test...you're okay. Bottom line....enjoy.

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Buy your wife a day at the spa so she can be gone while you play around with the audio, Tony!
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Buy your wife a day at the spa so she can be gone while you play around with the audio, Tony!

Sounds like a good ieda, so count on me doing it with a "C" note for walking money.

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Hey guys I'm not sure this is right to list here, but I'm about to buy my home theater pj and I would really like to see one action befor I pull the trigger. ive looked everywhere online for a place to demo, but I can't find one. Does anyone know of a place that has a demo room in the Cleveland area? I'm looking to get the ae4000u, but being my first pj I would like to see a proper ht setup before buying. My theater is done, surround sound and all. If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated

Honey, if i didn't love you why would I be putting a home theater in our house??

Yes, I actually said this.
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Audio visions in Strongsville and Westlake have pjs to domo but I don't think they carry Panasonic. They had Mits and Runco the last time I was there. I found it VERY flustrating trying to find local dealers who demo projectors. I bought my optoma hd65 based on faith and some solid reviews. I am very happy with my choice. It's a hell of a unit for 1k and now the hd20 does 1080p for the same price. I know tbase, geocab and HD in Ohio all run projectors so may be they wold have some suggestions. Drop me a pm if you want to see mine.

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I have a AE4000 with a anamorphic lens setup if you're in the medina area or would like to take the trek to check it out.

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This place has panasonic in the Cleveland area.

http://www.xtendav.com/cleveland/
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