Thanks guys, I need to check my calendar to see when I might be free to host something. The end of this year is getting busy fast.ah man..your theater looks great..dont be taken back to posting pics..there are ALOT of people on here that would be inspired with what you have done with that room..there are tons of budget theaters on here, mine included..your room looks really good and I bet your family really enjoy it..and once you get those DIY speakers going, it will be even better....great job man.
I did listen before acoustic panels went up but I also had a high backed loveseat in there before and I always thought that I couldn't hear my surround speakers well at all. I noticed more of a change in sound going to the new seats rather than the acoustic panels. I did buy a UHM-1 mic and downloaded REW to try it out. I hung all the panels (except the ceiling) on french cleats so that I could take them down easily and swap them around if I wanted too. So it would be trivial to do a with/without test with REW............just haven't gotten around to it. My wife and I spend too much time watching movies for me to instead take a couple hours fiddling around