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Anyone got a prediction on the Stupid Bowl?  Saint's for sure, haven't seen a better team yet for them to go up against.

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And I just spent 2 1/2 hours trying to figure out how to connect a sound bar to our tv:mellow:. Looking awesome Paul!

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50 minutes ago, Chet said:

You know that is only a month away don't you.

I do lol

Just to be clear just the theater will be done by the Super Bowl :)

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29 minutes ago, RichardA said:

Anyone got a prediction on the Stupid Bowl?  Saint's for sure, haven't seen a better team yet for them to go up against.

I predict the team with the most points wins.

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12 hours ago, pkinneb said:

Just to be clear just the theater will be done by the Super Bowl

We shall see.... :P

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Installed one of the rec room TV's so I could watch the games on Sunday while working on the theater, in the mean time a little golf will do P560.JPG.92134516429e0ae8939e8653e1a0dea9.JPG

Also set up the ping pong table to cut the cloth on

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After installing most of the acoustical treatments I started wrapping the painted frames in cloth

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Hopefully we get some decent weather so I can run and get lumber for the remaining frames. In the mean time I have another 17 ready to be wrapped in cloth :) 

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Really coming along nicely Paul but I have concerns. I check my mail box daily, both by the street and my inbox for my debut invite tickets. :mellow:

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I liked the look of the acoustic treatments. Should have just ended early and called it modern design or something.something.

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I was just going to ask if you would be done by Sunday... this looks like "no" is the answer.  Looks like you came close though.

Are the cloth panels to help the sound in the theater or help keep it from getting to other parts of the house.

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2 minutes ago, Chet said:

I was just going to ask if you would be done by Sunday... this looks like "no" is the answer.  Looks like you came close though.

Are the cloth panels to help the sound in the theater or help keep it from getting to other parts of the house.

I'm wondering the same. I don't know much about audio systems, What does the cloth do between the speakers?

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40 minutes ago, Isaac said:

I'm wondering the same. I don't know much about audio systems, What does the cloth do between the speakers?

Paul will give you the main reason, but it's to make the room look freakin' awsome.

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This space is looking great. It's reminding me that I need to make a pair of surround speakers for the living room soon. Gotta finish these dining chairs first. Though the chairs are moving along nicely right now.

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2 minutes ago, Tom King said:

I don't do deadlines either.

 I'm really good at setting them but hit very few :D

Having said that my goals are typically stretch goals and I rarely stress about them, to old for that  anymore lol. For me, on a project like this or a piece of furniture, its more about getting it right then getting it done quickly. Like everyone there comes a time when I say its good enough but pushing a deadline is never going to keep me from remaking something I am not proud of.

1 hour ago, Chet said:

I was just going to ask if you would be done by Sunday... this looks like "no" is the answer.  Looks like you came close though.

Are the cloth panels to help the sound in the theater or help keep it from getting to other parts of the house.

So the cloth panels themselves are purely aesthetic its what's under them that make the difference. If you've followed from the beginning you know the theater is basically a room inside a room which keeps the sound from traveling throughout the house. The yellow OC703 panels, the FSK (Silver tape), and the paper you see around the room are all about the acoustics within the room. The Yellow panels are absorption to keep sounds from bouncing all over the place, the FSK tape is at primary reflection points designed to help get the sound to the main listening position, not sure what the paper does but the consultant said to do it so I did :P.  If I did it right when you are watching a movie/tv it will feel like a much bigger space then it really is and the sound will envelope you...we shall see but I am getting really really excited to find out

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1 hour ago, Chet said:

I was just going to ask if you would be done by Sunday... this looks like "no" is the answer.  Looks like you came close though.

Are the cloth panels to help the sound in the theater or help keep it from getting to other parts of the house.

Looks like the intention is to kill reflections.   I always wondered about this with in-wall speakers.   If you set a loudspeaker right up against a wall the soundwaves are going to radiate off the back wall and get really boomy.   That's why floor standing speakers you usually bring them out a few feet into the room.   So what he's done by building boxes to push the in-wall speakers out away from the wall a bit, and then filling the gaps between them with acoustic sound dampening boards should alleviate that problem.

I actually started woodworking back in college(1990 or so) by building speakers.   Used to subscribe to Speakerbuilder magazine, and was having all kinds of fun.   But I was never very good at it, it was just for fun.

A lot of the technology has changed since 1990 though... it's really amazing now.   I have a basement theater, but it's just a 55" lcd tv with some floorstanding and wall hanging speakers i bought back in 2002.   My wife would like it if I did something that was built into the walls and this whole project has given me some insight into how I might do that.   I've had the tweeter blow out on my center channel twice since I owned it, and if it happens again rather than fix it again I might just replace it all.

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37 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

 I'm really good at setting them but hit very few

I flipped back to page 1 and you said you were hoping to be near done with the basement by the first of the year. In the grand scheme of things you aren't far off! :ph34r:

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55 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

I flipped back to page 1 and you said you were hoping to be near done with the basement by the first of the year. In the grand scheme of things you aren't far off! :ph34r:

Yeah but I still have to make the bar cabinets, bath sink cabinet, counter tops, dart board cabinet, Marquee above theater door...then I need to install the exercise room floor and trim, bar and bath floor and trim, hook up sinks and toilet...makes me tired just thinking about it LOL 

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1 hour ago, pkinneb said:

Yeah but I still have to make the bar cabinets, bath sink cabinet, counter tops, dart board cabinet, Marquee above theater door...then I need to install the exercise room floor and trim, bar and bath floor and trim, hook up sinks and toilet...makes me tired just thinking about it LOL 

What, like a 3 day weekend to get that list done???  Maybe we all should shut up and come help you.

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3 minutes ago, legenddc said:

Did he say first of 2020 or 2021?

To play it safe might as well assume 2022. I have a sneaking suspicion he meant 2019 though as Paul typed that in 2018.

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