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Sounds good Travis, let me know if you can make it. Plenty of time to decide
Hi Steve, I found out yesterday after I posted that Wizardworld Chicago is the weekend of the 24th, which is a show that I attend each year in order to submit comics for professional grading. Going to still attempt to attend your gtg, but I will let you know if I can't make the logistics work.

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I should be able to attend, looking forward to it!

Sounds good!

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Hi Steve, I found out yesterday after I posted that Wizardworld Chicago is the weekend of the 24th, which is a show that I attend each year in order to submit comics for professional grading. Going to still attempt to attend your gtg, but I will let you know if I can't make the logistics work.

No problem, I will put you down as a maybe!

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I had the opportunity to buy 3 Seaton Catalyst 12c's from my LCR channels at great deal and Immaculate condition from a Wisconsin member.


I replaced my PSA MTM 210's


Of course when I built my theater, I built it a little too unique, so only that only size speaker would fit. Hence my 3 day project that took about 20 hours to complete. They are an incredible speakers and sound warm, inviting but powerful as heck!!! Here are some remodeling pics of the job



I had to redo behind the screen, I lowered the speakers, ran a new 20 amp line with each having an outlet, since they are powered speakers and 3 - 75ft XLR cables.





From this on Tuesday:






To this tonight:




















(thanks to my buddy for help lifting the 116 lbs beast into place)


All cleaned up and back to normal.

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Amazing work Steve!!!! Im sure you and your guests will love the upgrade to Seaton Catalysts!!!

Im jealous of how quick you are when you start a project! 🙂

Should be an epic GTG in August!

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Of course when I built my theater, I built it a little too unique, so only that only size speaker would fit. Hence my 3 day project that took about 20 hours to complete. They are an incredible speaker and sound warm, inviting but powerful as heck!!!

I had to redo behind the screen, I lowered the speakers, ran a new 20 amp line with each having an outlet, since they are powered speakers and 3 - 75ft XLR cables.


Nice, snug fit! Looks like they were always meant to be there.


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@SirMaster and @SteveFred

If both of you aren't all booked up, myself and the SO would love to stop by to see your theaters. Unlikely we'd be able to stay for a whole movie at each of your houses, but definitely for a few hours to socialize and see some demo material. As each of the events approach, we'll have a better idea on time, just right now with the new house our weekends are always full with misc projects.


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@SirMaster and @SteveFred

If both of you aren't all booked up, myself and the SO would love to stop by to see your theaters. Unlikely we'd be able to stay for a whole movie at each of your houses, but definitely for a few hours to socialize and see some demo material. As each of the events approach, we'll have a better idea on time, just right now with the new house our weekends are always full with misc projects.
Yes your welcome to come on by for the AUG GTG at my home. You can come for as little or as long as you want. I will of course repost the GTG and who is coming etc as we get closer. I will put you and your SO as coming, if anything changes as we get closer, just give me a holler.

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Yes your welcome to come on by for the AUG GTG at my home. You can come for as little or as long as you want. I will of course repost the GTG and who is coming etc as we get closer. I will put you and your SO as coming, if anything changes as we get closer, just give me a holler.
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@SirMaster and @SteveFred

If both of you aren't all booked up, myself and the SO would love to stop by to see your theaters. Unlikely we'd be able to stay for a whole movie at each of your houses, but definitely for a few hours to socialize and see some demo material. As each of the events approach, we'll have a better idea on time, just right now with the new house our weekends are always full with misc projects.
Yeah, we would love to meet you guys. My place will be a little full heh, but it will be OK as some of you are not staying for the movie.

I think we will start around 1pm and the movie will start at about 5pm, but I am still dialing in the details.
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These GTG's will likely get Natalie more into the hobby as well. Almost every single one of our members bring their SO's to the GTG's and they tend to enjoy making fun of us as we all get into the nerd talk.


Also, with your new home, going to these will open you up to a lot of idea's for when you decide to get back in the swing of things.



Glad to have you back!


For the others that dont know Steve (swargolet) he was a member of my original Home Theater Owners Near Milwaukee thread in the Over $3000+ projector thread.



He had seen my setup right after I got the original JTR 212HTR's and had the Sony VPL-40ES at the time.


He also saw Alex's before he meet Shani, and when he had only 6 Sub woofers, Seaton Fronts and Mackie Surrounds.

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@SteveFred The Seaton gear looks great! I bet the 12C made a huge improvement! Unfortunately, I am going to miss your GTG. We already made plans with friends to go to a Road America race. I'll let you know if things change.

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@SteveFred The Seaton gear looks great! I bet the 12C made a huge improvement! Unfortunately, I am going to miss your GTG. We already made plans with friends to go to a Road America race. I'll let you know if things change.
Thx! They did make a pretty significant improvement. The Clarity and power give me a huge . I am glad I made the decision to get them

Sure, if anything changes, you both are always welcome.

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Yeah, we would love to meet you guys. My place will be a little full heh, but it will be OK as some of you are not staying for the movie.

I think we will start around 1pm and the movie will start at about 5pm, but I am still dialing in the details.
Awesome! Thanks! I'll keep an eye on this thread as more details roll out

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These GTG's will likely get Natalie more into the hobby as well. Almost every single one of our members bring their SO's to the GTG's and they tend to enjoy making fun of us as we all get into the nerd talk.


Also, with your new home, going to these will open you up to a lot of idea's for when you decide to get back in the swing of things.


Glad to have you back!


For the others that dont know Steve (swargolet) he was a member of my original Home Theater Owners Near Milwaukee thread in the Over $3000+ projector thread.


He had seen my setup right after I got the original JTR 212HTR's and had the Sony VPL-40ES at the time.


He also saw Alex's before he meet Shani, and when he had only 6 Sub woofers, Seaton Fronts and Mackie Surrounds.

She was already playfully mocking me when I told her about these two GTGs. Then I mentioned up how she wants to go to someone else's house to see their backyard garden. Everyone has their hobbies! We'll for sure be getting inspiration from everyone's HT for when we move forward with ours. Still unsure if we will be doing a dedicated space or a multi-purpose space, but we have plenty of time to figure that out.

Also, I'm somewhat concerned about your last sentence about Alex and having ONLY 6 subwoofers when I was there last. What I experienced at his theater was absolutely unreal, I can't imagine what it is like now if he has more than he had last time. I think when I was there last, he just added two Othorns to his setup.


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Also, I'm somewhat concerned about your last sentence about Alex and having ONLY 6 subwoofers when I was there last. What I experienced at his theater was absolutely unreal, I can't imagine what it is like now if he has more than he had last time. I think when I was there last, he just added two Othorns to his setup.




He now has 8 Othorns... And a full 28 channel JBL Synthesis system he is working on at the moment... So just a few upgrades.... haha

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She was already playfully mocking me when I told her about these two GTGs. Then I mentioned up how she wants to go to someone else's house to see their backyard garden. Everyone has their hobbies! We'll for sure be getting inspiration from everyone's HT for when we move forward with ours. Still unsure if we will be doing a dedicated space or a multi-purpose space, but we have plenty of time to figure that out.

July: Nick's (SirMaster) is a mix of dedicated and multi-purpose apartment space.
August: Steve's (SteveFred) is a dedicated
September: Lance (LBrown109) is a large multi-purpose space. (I'm try to convice him to show some work in progress pictures!)

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A little off topic, but at Dave's GTG, we met his 6 month old puppy. Very cute pup. Anyways, I told a story of when our dog was a pup and she had an "encounter" with my sub. I was able to find the video and she was younger than I remembered.


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[QUOTE=feistyacorn;58236094]A little off topic, but at Dave's GTG, we met his 6 month old puppy. Very cute pup. Anyways, I told a story of when our dog was a pup and she had an "encounter" with my sub. I was able to find the video and she was younger than I remembered.


I hear George Clooney in the vid. The Peacemaker perhaps?
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That's friggin cute. I got lucky, my pup doesn't care about the subwoofer at all. He'll fall asleep even during spirited playbacks.
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I hear George Clooney in the vid. The Peacemaker perhaps?

Definitely Gravity
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It was Gravity. I would have to imagine that movie is pretty cool in some of the basshead theaters.

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Nicki and I were able to visit Tony's upgraded theater yesterday, with the newly-added D-BOX system.

Impressions are on his main build page:

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Nicki and I were able to visit Tony's upgraded theater yesterday, with the newly-added D-BOX system.

Impressions are on his main build page:

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I had the pleasure of experiencing Tony's theater as well on Saturday with Scott and his wife and Scott's impressions are spot on. Tony has made quite a few upgrades since I was at his theater last and all of them came together to create really a truly unforgettable experience. His JVC projector is stunning, the full JTR system has dynamics like I've never heard, the dual ULF 4000s are on a whole different level, then you combine all that with the D-Box seats and you are literally thrown right into the movie. What really blew me away with the D-Box seats was how well it could switch from feeling like you are flying through the air to feeling the pure violence of an explosion going off next to you, and yes violence is 100% the best way to explain it. Thank you Tony!


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Reading some of the beautifully crafted comments really make me feel all the time, effort, and costs was worth it. The WI GTG Group members and their +1's really know how to help keep the passion alive and kicking!

I am very excited to know others felt the same as I did about D-Box when they first experienced it. I had to experience D-Box 3 times before I knew I even cared for it at all! The first two times were at the CEIDA open show floor demo's, the movement and vibration was never something that I though of as more than a gimmick and it felt disconnected when paired with the smaller screens and audio at low volumes.

It was not until I meet @thxman, and was personally invited to his amazing in progress Home Theater that I walked away "Needing" something I previously disliked from the two prior demonstrations. I didn't even know he had D-Box before I said yes to the visit, and at the time he was excited to show off the new audio system (Alcon Speakers / Amps / Trinnov / 4 Seaton F18 Subs) The audio was very impressive of course, but the big revelation to me was the D-Box integration. I just could not get the experience I just had out of my head.

When I got back home from the trip I played the same demo's on my system and immediately realized how much I had been missing. As Scott mentioned, it was a transformative experience for me. I knew I could NEVER afford D-Box new and had been chasing used sales for the past 4-5 years I believe. I did unfortunately have to buy some parts new, but I was able to get one of my favorite dealers to become a D-Box dealer so it was not nearly as bad as it could have been. (Warning: NOTHING D-BOX is reasonably priced... NOTHING.) So if you do ever find yourself stopping by and falling in love with it like I did at THXMAN's, be warned, it is likely something you will have to build up over years and not days or months.

As for my demo clips, I do start off with the music focused demo's, as by the time we get to the end of the action demo's, most peoples focus is on the D-Box.

I could have likely finished D-Box last year, but because I knew what a properly setup D-Box was capable of, I wanted to focus on audio and video first and foremost, as I didn't want to have either be a back seat item for me. I also wanted to build out the concession area and do the best I could with my limited finances to maximize the video and audio performance before I finished the D-Box. I am actually glad I did, as it has allowed me to invite many of you over for a tiered approach to my overall "final" theater goals.

Getting the theater to the state it is in currently was a long time life goal of mine.

So thank you to all the people that have been supportive and helped keep me passionate about this hobby.

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As for my demo clips, I do start off with the music focused demo's, as by the time we get to the end of the action demo's, most peoples focus is on the D-Box.
This had me thinking over the past couple of days since the demo. If a person was to focus on the D-BOX experience, I think they could probably skimp on the rest of the A/V equipment. Your room was already impressive from and A/V standpoint, and I think you're close to reaching the point of diminishing returns in that aspect, if you haven't already hit it. But once the D-BOX kicks in, it kind of takes over the experience. Now instead of just sight, sound, and some tactical feel, you've got full-on four-axis physical movement. There's only so much sensory input that a person can take in, and the D-BOX makes up a large part of that.

No, I'm not suggesting downgrading anything in your theater. I'm just thinking that if one were to design a D-BOX system from the ground up, could lesser speakers/subs/projector work almost as well?

Of course there are some downfalls to this. D-BOX supports about 1400-1500 titles, so for non-enabled content you'd still be left wanting for the best A/V experience. Same would go for any two-channel listening. But if a user just wanted to watch motion-enhanced blockbuster-type movies, I'm thinking that large part of the budget could be shifted from the A/V side over to the D-BOX side without much compromise in the resulting experience. Maybe a higher number of lower-priced speakers and subs would be just as effective for such a system?

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I could have likely finished D-Box last year, but because I knew what a properly setup D-Box was capable of, I wanted to focus on audio and video first and foremost, as I didn't want to have either be a back seat item for me. I also wanted to build out the concession area and do the best I could with my limited finances to maximize the video and audio performance before I finished the D-Box. I am actually glad I did, as it has allowed me to invite many of you over for a tiered approach to my overall "final" theater goals.

Getting the theater to the state it is in currently was a long time life goal of mine.
Well, mission accomplished! You've put together a theater that is an inspiration to the rest of the group, that's for sure. We all have the same general goal in mind, but with various budgets, spaces, and timelines. Seeing one of our own reach that goal, and within a planned budget is really something to be proud of.

And the icing on the cake is that you're willing to share it with us!

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AUGUST GTG WILL BE on Aug 24th, time TBD but most likely 1pm start. Ill have food around 3 and start a movie around 5ish.

I live in Vernon, WI(Mukwonago Zip 53149). I am(roughly) 25 min from Milwaukee, 50 from Beloit, 40 from Sussex, 65 from Janesville, 80 from Madison, 25 From Racine, 35 from Kenosha, 90 from Chicago. Googlemap -- Doll CT Mukwonago WI 53149

I will have enough room for at least 12(could squeeze a couple more if needed haha) to watch a movie, but no limit on anyone that wants to come and check out my theater, meet everyone and just hang out and enjoy the afternoon.

You welcome to come from Start to finish or just for an hour or 2. Totally up to each person.

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Main Theater room is 25'x18'x11' (Tony has 2 pictures of my theater on page 1 of this thread or/and you can also hit my signature link to my entire build on AVS all DIY)
8 - PSA surrounds/Atmos
Dual PSA T-18 4000w Subs(6 - 18" woofers in all)
New LCR addition, details coming in the next day or so once I am done with the minor reconstruction
NEW ADDITION 3 Seaton Catalyst 12c's

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IN: 7 Guests
Tony(SOWK) and Colleen
Nick(Sirmasters)
Mark Seaton
Tortelvis
Swarolet and his SO



Maybe's: 5 guest
Alex(pennynike1) and Shani
Scott(SRW1000) and Nicki
Travis(Tlzkaasen)






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SteveFred, if the invite is open for all of us in the WI GTG group then I would like to try and make this GTG. I will know for sure if I will be in town that day as we get closer. Looks like a great event.
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SteveFred, if the invite is open for all of us in the WI GTG group then I would like to try and make this GTG. I will know for sure if I will be in town that day as we get closer. Looks like a great event.

Sounds great . I will put you down as a Maybe for now and let me know for sure as we get closer. I look forward to meeting everyone!

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I'm just thinking that if one were to design a D-BOX system from the ground up, could lesser speakers/subs/projector work almost as well?
Maybe a higher number of lower-priced speakers and subs would be just as effective for such a system?

It is a yes and no question for me depending on the situation.

If all you are doing is wanting to wow other enthusiasts with something they likely have not experienced before, the answer is yes.

But as you keep using D-Box, over weeks and over a few movies, it just becomes part of the overall experience once you get past the "Honeymoon" phase.

I guess it would be similar to the first time someone went from 2 channel to 5.1 or 7.1 multi channel. It just becomes part of the experience.

And while I love what D-Box has brought to my theater, I personally feel it is still the last thing most enthusiasts should invest in, as you cant use it for every movie on the market and you end up waiting to see the latest releases until after D-Box releases the motion code for that particular movie.



***ALSO... Since there is no competition and even trying to buy D-Box is a trial in ones sanity. If D-box ever (knock on wood that it doesn't happen) goes under, you would be left with some VERY COSTLY equipment that would have near ZERO resale unless someone really wanted to buy it only for the older movies that were programed for it.***

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And the icing on the cake is that you're willing to share it with us!
Completely agree! I think we should have a traveling trophy. Wisconsin member/theater of the year.

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Completely agree! I think we should have a traveling trophy. Wisconsin member/theater of the year.

While I like the idea, it is not necessary. We all pitch in and offer our group something unique and entertaining. I feel we are most definitely the most active group of AVS and I love that we have so many willing participants!

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