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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Today I got the support 3/4" wood strips up on the hallway ceiling for the cloth panels, and I finished the one wall of fabric panels... I am not really happy with the results as I was dealing with an inside corner, and there is a very noticeable crease or two. I think I can figure out a way to hide it.

I also gave 2 new signs (Dolby Atmos, and DTS-X) I picked up to a friend to have some plaques made for them.

Lastly I decided to order a LED Illuminated Writing Erasable Message Board for the entrance door. This should be in on Wednesday (Amazon Prime order). I was having difficulty finding a sign I liked for a reasonable price until I saw this one. I think it will look pretty nice as you use Fluorescent Dry Erase markers. If it doesn't work out for me I will see if my wife wants to use it. I will post up some pics of it on the door if it works out (after I get the boards planed so it is flush with the front of the door).

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Today was not as productive as I had hoped. I picked up the wood needed for the hallway ceiling panels along with the ceiling anchors for Atmos channels. I ended up getting only 2 of the Atmos speakers mounted to the ceiling with one being off by 2". I hope that is fine as I don't want to keep putting holes in my sealed sealing.

Tomorrow I hope to get the hallway ceiling completed, and then start working on the rest of the wall panels in the HT. I have about a dozen to make for the walls plus I need to finish off the empty ceiling panels. The ceiling panels will take the longest as mounts have to be put in the ceiling for the hangers of each panel...luckily the panels will be 2'x4' where ever possible. On the walls most of the panels are less than 2' at the largest dimension, which ends up taking more time to make.

I also have a new HT entry sign which I need to test out and then modify the entry door for the panel.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Today I got one of the cover boxes made for the JBL ceiling speakers (still need to put the hangers in the ceiling and on the frame), and some graphics for the new sign (I will post a pic of the new entrance sign as soon as we get it done). Hopefully tomorrow will be cooler than it was today, so I can get more progress done.

Right now I am stumped on how to remove the grill on the JBL 8320 speaker. I looked at the spare 8340A that I have and it appeared the only way to remove it was to remove about a dozen screws from the rear of the box... I did this and it came off. On the 8320 (which looks identical to the 8340A other than smaller drivers), I tried this and it still doesn't want to come off. It looks like it is removing the whole front of the cabinet! Has anyone had experience in removing this that might be able to give me some insight on how to do this? I have tried using the plastic tools that car stereo installers use to no avail.

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

I have the cover for one of the Atmos speakers in place now...time to make the other one.

I did run the Dirac again since i have swapped out the HIPs for the 8340s now, and I decided to play some music.

If you like nice tight bass you need to get the Talking Heads- Speaking in Tongues 5.1 audio dvd. It will knock your socks off! It is crystal clear, and has a nice tight bass. I ran my 5100 all the way up to +15, and it sounded like I was in a club a couple of feet from a speaker, and the bass notes were like someone was punching the back of my seat. Make sure you listen to "Swamp and crank it up!

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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

I have the Theater sign temporarily mounted now... It will eventually be recessed about 1/4" from the door front. It is pretty neat, as it changes colors. The only bad thing is it collects dust so it doesn't look clean when lit, plus i am getting reflections from the pond in the pic.



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Re: Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

Here is a night shot of the sign...

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Thanks, I was looking for an inexpensive sign and found it on Amazon.

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Decided to try out a Anamorphic lense... I am getting a Panamorph UH-480 (B stock). I am hoping this will give me the brightness of the normal lamp mode with the eco setting. I should have it next week.

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Today i hooked up the 4 channel Yamaha Pro amp for the Atmos channels, and calibrated with YPAO. Once i had this completed I copied the Atmos channels EQ onto a piece of paper, and then reset the YPAO settings back to default...then I went in, and manually input the EQ settings for Atmos only. The next step was to knock all the distances except for the Atmos channels to "1" (the lowest you can go), and reset the levels on all the non Atmos channels to zero. Then i turned on the Dirac once again. I am going to see how this sounds, and then double check all my channels to make sure the Atmos levels are the same as the rest of the Dirac adjusted levels.


So far the only thing i am not happy with is the Yamaha PRo XM4180 amp as it is the first Yamaha Pro amp i have had that has the fan on 24/7. I called yamaha Tech support and they said with this amp the fan will always be on (unlike all the P series amps I have used in the past). A friend of mine suggested modding the fans to get them quiet...which i am seriously considering doing. The amp has been on for about 4 hours and is cold to the touch. I realize that when you run it with movies it could run hotter. I am very tempted to disconnect the fan entirely, and put a thermostatically controlled fan (with temp sensor attached to the Yamaha to get it silent again.

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