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iRONic

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Originally posted by: Tiamat
Is that stable? I'd be afraid of sneezing or coughing in that room.
The ink pen is a shim.

The leaning tower of dumb ass...
 

Rubycon

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Pipe organ bass pedal notes aren't really that stressful - they're more like a sinus test which really tests the amplifier's power supply and excursion of the low frequency drivers. In consumer audio, both seem to be very stressed in that case.

Many full range speaker systems will reveal gross intermodulation distortion (from the speaker itself) with organ music as pedal notes are played full volume along with reeds and trumpets. IMD can be heard (not from the speaker) but acoustically in the room itself if the woofer array has enormous output but that is far less common.

Transients are hard to control as larger woofers are harder to stop moving but a good amp can handle this well.

The 18Hz element in "Fried Mission" is a fluke from a super condenser mic picking up a heavy foot on the studio floor!

You want heavy bass? Try this for size. Be warned as it has a LOT of information around 12Hz and will eat into excursion capacity fast. (a properly designed bass driver should never bottom but that's another matter. :p )

Many (home) systems fall on their face in the 60-90Hz region. This is especially true with satellite/sub systems that are so popular today. The bass modules are "one note wonders" and the critical midbass has such a hole it's a wonder the solar system hasn't been destroyed by its presence. ;)
 

montypythizzle

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You guys should see how it is put on there.....................
OK
TV>wooden merry christmas item found in the house (aka random piece of wood...)>CRT computer monitor shelf (in cracking condition....)>styrofoam for front legs of DVD player>DVD player>reciever>MISC. Game cases>Center channel all held back from falling behind with wireless laptop adapter box placed behind receiver.
Most of it was "make it work right now" planning.
Ron leave the dilbo up your *** at your mom's house next time.
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: montypythizzle
You guys should see how it is put on there.....................
OK
TV>wooden merry christmas item found in the house (aka random piece of wood...)>CRT computer monitor shelf (in cracking condition....)>styrofoam for front legs of DVD player>DVD player>reciever>MISC. Game cases>Center channel all held back from falling behind with wireless laptop adapter box placed behind receiver.
Most of it was "make it work right now" planning.
Ron leave the dilbo up your *** at your mom's house next time.

So, you like to play Jenga with your home theatre equipment :)
 

howlinmad

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Home Theater

I have this in my bedroom (that's why it's stuck in the corner). Sharp 32" LCD, onkyo 604 receiver, 7.1 setup, and 6 disc upconverting dvd player. The TV is a little small for my liking, ideally I would have a 42" television.
 

Tiamat

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Originally posted by: howlinmad
Home Theater

I have this in my bedroom (that's why it's stuck in the corner). Sharp 32" LCD, onkyo 604 receiver, 7.1 setup, and 6 disc upconverting dvd player. The TV is a little small for my liking, ideally I would have a 42" television.




Welcome to Anandtech! With TVs falling in prices, you could have that 42" TV in no time for not too much money! :)

I just jumped on a 37" 1080P deal a few days ago from COSTCO :)

Sometimes if you search here you can find some pretty neat deals!
 

howlinmad

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Thanks man, glad to finally be posting here. I've actually lurked for at least 5 years, but now with the forum redesign and the addition of an audio/video forum, I wanted to post my setup.

Also, sweet setup by the way...I really like it!
 

iRONic

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Originally posted by: howlinmad
Home Theater

I have this in my bedroom (that's why it's stuck in the corner). Sharp 32" LCD, onkyo 604 receiver, 7.1 setup, and 6 disc upconverting dvd player. The TV is a little small for my liking, ideally I would have a 42" television.
Nice equipment setup in a very tasteful and organized way. Well done!

Take notes, Montydumbazzizle...
 

JohnAn2112

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Don't have any pics at the moment, but my set up is:

42" Vizio LCD TV
Comcast Motorola HD DVR
Xbox 360 with HD-DVD drive
Logitech Z-5450
 

Tifababy

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I started with a blank canvas in my basement last October and finished everything in April.

Before - Seating
After - Seating


Screen

All the equipment is hidden in a closet under the stairs and controlled by RF. The pictures are a little old, they don't include the subwoofer or the stand for the center channel.

Equipment:
Optoma HD70 projector
Ascend Acoustic speakers (CMT 340's across the front and HTM-200s for surround)
SVS PB10 sub
Yamaha HTR-5660 (old receiver from college)
Xbox 360 + HD-DVD drive
Philips DVP642 DVD player
Harmony 890 RF remote

I have some black velvet that I'm eventually going to use to make a frame around the screen and I'd like to get a valence to put above the screen, but I can't find matching brown velvet (got the velvet for the sides for about $20 at IKEA...it was a steal!)

I did almost all the construction myself which makes me appreciate the home theater even more. Every time I sit back and watch a movie, I have a grin from ear to ear.
 

Tiamat

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Originally posted by: Tifababy
I started with a blank canvas in my basement last October and finished everything in April.

Before - Seating
After - Seating


Screen

All the equipment is hidden in a closet under the stairs and controlled by RF. The pictures are a little old, they don't include the subwoofer or the stand for the center channel.

Equipment:
Optoma HD70 projector
Ascend Acoustic speakers (CMT 340's across the front and HTM-200s for surround)
SVS PB10 sub
Yamaha HTR-5660 (old receiver from college)
Xbox 360 + HD-DVD drive
Philips DVP642 DVD player
Harmony 890 RF remote

I have some black velvet that I'm eventually going to use to make a frame around the screen and I'd like to get a valence to put above the screen, but I can't find matching brown velvet (got the velvet for the sides for about $20 at IKEA...it was a steal!)

I did almost all the construction myself which makes me appreciate the home theater even more. Every time I sit back and watch a movie, I have a grin from ear to ear.


Nice! How long did it take from start to finish? Do you have approximate room dimensions?
 

iRONic

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Originally posted by: Tiamat
Originally posted by: Tifababy
I started with a blank canvas in my basement last October and finished everything in April.
Nice! How long did it take from start to finish? Do you have approximate room dimensions?

 

iRONic

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Originally posted by: montypythizzle
Ron, I am glad you are buying my furniture, right?
Cinderblocks and 1x8's would be better than the cluster fvck setup you rigged up.
 

Tifababy

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Originally posted by: Tiamat
Originally posted by: Tifababy
I started with a blank canvas in my basement last October and finished everything in April.

Before - Seating
After - Seating


Screen

All the equipment is hidden in a closet under the stairs and controlled by RF. The pictures are a little old, they don't include the subwoofer or the stand for the center channel.

Equipment:
Optoma HD70 projector
Ascend Acoustic speakers (CMT 340's across the front and HTM-200s for surround)
SVS PB10 sub
Yamaha HTR-5660 (old receiver from college)
Xbox 360 + HD-DVD drive
Philips DVP642 DVD player
Harmony 890 RF remote

I have some black velvet that I'm eventually going to use to make a frame around the screen and I'd like to get a valence to put above the screen, but I can't find matching brown velvet (got the velvet for the sides for about $20 at IKEA...it was a steal!)

I did almost all the construction myself which makes me appreciate the home theater even more. Every time I sit back and watch a movie, I have a grin from ear to ear.


Nice! How long did it take from start to finish? Do you have approximate room dimensions?

It took me approximately 6 months to finish. I contracted out the mudding and taping of the drywall (I hung it myself), the carpeting and the bathroom plumbing (I didn't want to learn to use a jack hammer). The room is approximately 24'L x 17'W.
 

montypythizzle

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Originally posted by: iRONic
Originally posted by: montypythizzle
Ron, I am glad you are buying my furniture, right?
Cinderblocks and 1x8's would be better than the cluster fvck setup you rigged up.

You coming over Friday with that stuff right? Besides, I have wood floors, unlike your carpeted trailer :D
 

Rio Rebel

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Originally posted by: Tifababy
I started with a blank canvas in my basement last October and finished everything in April.

Before - Seating
After - Seating


Screen

All the equipment is hidden in a closet under the stairs and controlled by RF. The pictures are a little old, they don't include the subwoofer or the stand for the center channel.

Equipment:
Optoma HD70 projector
Ascend Acoustic speakers (CMT 340's across the front and HTM-200s for surround)
SVS PB10 sub
Yamaha HTR-5660 (old receiver from college)
Xbox 360 + HD-DVD drive
Philips DVP642 DVD player
Harmony 890 RF remote

I have some black velvet that I'm eventually going to use to make a frame around the screen and I'd like to get a valence to put above the screen, but I can't find matching brown velvet (got the velvet for the sides for about $20 at IKEA...it was a steal!)

I did almost all the construction myself which makes me appreciate the home theater even more. Every time I sit back and watch a movie, I have a grin from ear to ear.


Very nice. I know what you mean about the personal satisfaction. I didn't construct the room myself, but I started with an unfinished room and directed the design and put together the equipment. I think I have an amazing theater room for what I paid. And I use it ALL the time.

The one thing I always suggest for people is to consider a drop ceiling if they can. You never know what you might want to run later, and I had a leak two weeks ago and ended up replacing only three tiles. No telling how expensive it would have been if I had plaster.
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: Need4Speed
Try this on for size...

http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/Finale4.ZIP

"Foreword on Fireworks Sound File

Well it is probably no surprise to you that I have a fondness for low frequencies and loud noises. If you have heard our speakers, I would like to think maybe its not a surprise that I am keenly interested in reproducing the "stereo image" and realism in reproduction too.

I have been developing a microphone invention for a while now and on the 4th of July, I was inspired to set it up in the back yard at my house to record the Town's fireworks which are set off about ½ mile away.
I put the last few minutes of it on a CD and have since played it (to be honest, over and over).
It was so much fun, I thought others might want to play this too.

A word of warning.

This recording has a HUGE dynamic range of about 70dB and a peak to average ratio of 40 dB. On the peaks, it is easy to clip things and the spectrum is such that the level at 10Hz is about equal with that at 50Hz (a broad mound around 25 - 30Hz).
In other words, this recording can gobble up all the headroom you have and the source is one of the most difficult things to reproduce there is from many aspects.
Preserving time and bandwidth critical so also try it on good headphones if your not impressed with it through your speakers.

Anyway, take the file and burn it on to a CD (make a couple copies one after the other) and have fun and approach maximum level carefully.
Best Regards,

Tom Danley"

Played it at reference, I was feeling the fireworks :)
 

Tiamat

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Finally have a new addition!

New Pics!

Front
Closer view of Front
Electronics


I'm pretty happy with my setup. The 37" screen is quite a joy to sit in front of and work on excel spreadsheets, and gaming/movies of course! There is one dead (off) green subpixel in the center 1" from the bottom, but otherwise, the screen is nice!
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: Tiamat
Finally have a new addition!

New Pics!

Front
Closer view of Front
Electronics


I'm pretty happy with my setup. The 37" screen is quite a joy to sit in front of and work on excel spreadsheets, and gaming/movies of course! There is one dead (off) green subpixel in the center 1" from the bottom, but otherwise, the screen is nice!

Lol, that is really close... but then I am only like double your distance and I am shooting 92" so who am I to ccomment? :)