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post #681 of 793 Old 11-01-15, 11:33 PM
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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.
My amp bakes at 165F w/ no fans.... 24/7 during operation be it peaks or idle. You shouldn't need any fans.

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

I just received my Panamorph Anamorphic lens... This is awesome using windows on a 195" scope screen! I only have it sitting on a shelf with no tuning yet. Def is going to be nice to watch some movies.

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

I still haven't tuned it, but so far i can see an increase in Lumens, clarity, pop, and more rez in dark scenes. I was a little worried as I had seen claims that there would be a 30% increase in lumens, while others said there would be little to none. In my situation it is def better than using the zoom. The only downside I have seen is when I use my PC I need to switch the projector to 15x9, and then when I switch to a movie I need to switch to V-Fit. I don't know how to have the ae8000 auto switch that feature.

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

Today I had a little bit of progress... I made a 4" frame for the screen. After doing this the picture looks like it is brighter than before, plus the dark scenes look like they have more detail. Next I will be making a new cover for the area between the rack and the screen, and then finish off the front stage.

Loving the anamorphic lens!

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

Would it be ok to use velvet on top of my sub grill, or will that effect the sound? I am asking this because bass travels through virtually everything.

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

The only problem might be the velvet 'flapping'.

I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

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The only problem might be the velvet 'flapping'.
My other option is to cut a hole in the velvet covering the front stage and paint the grill flat black. I am not sure if painted metal will be black enough though since the grill is about 6" from the bottom of the screen.

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

Last night I draped the velvet over the stage...so far i have not heard any flapping at all. I think I will attach it to the stage, and then cut a hole where the grill is if i hear any flapping.

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

Just picked up another pair of the JBL 8320s for my Atmos channels off of eBay. This should complete my system for quite a while unless i decide to go with 6 Atmos channels.

Next we will be pulling the couch out of the HT, and I will be moving the 2nd row seating to the front row, and putting the one power recliner in the center of the 2nd row. I also have a exercise bike that was given to me that will go in the 2nd row for now. Then i can finish off the last of the wall/ceiling panels, and stuff the soffits with Roxul.

Electrician is coming over today to install my 2nd row of track lighting, and an outlet for our hallway LED lights.

It is nice to be finally getting to the end of the build.

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

Electrician got the track lights installed... Now the room is bright enough to read by without any trouble. Unbelievable how much light little LED track lights put out. It only took 6 little LEDs to light up the room. These lights were installed in two rows on the ceiling, and they put out more light than the 7 LEDs that are in the soffits.

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