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post #11 of 16 Old 04-20-10, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ideally, the best thing to do is pull off ALL of the drywall and just cover with cloth grilles for the false area.

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That is what I was referring to. The cavity has drywalls on the sides (10.5 feet apart), back and top. Obviously the top wall is behind the screen wall. This top and back opens in to attic space that is about 6.5 ft high, 20 ft wide and about 10 ft deep behind the cavity. The roof has Icynene foam - at least 5 inches. If I remove the top and back wall of the this cavity, it would create a potentially large open area under and behind the screen that is surrounded by dry walls on the sides (2 ft x 2 ft) and Advantec floor board on bottom with 5 inch of icynene under that, but open 10 ft back and 6 ft on top. I could place 2-4 inch of 703 in back and top. In front, yes it will have one or several grills.


As the screen goes quite low at the lower end, I do not have luxury to place front tower speakers about 3 feet from the wall, which would probably be better place. I guess, I could keep them at about 2 feet from side walls, and place sub in front of the screen between the speakers. Will get measurements in this positions and discuss treatments. May be I should do that before tearing the drywall apart from conditioned space!


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Any speaker that's not designed to be mounted into a wall, should not be.
If I do go with "in wall" speaker, it will be purchased from "in wall" speaker selections.
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Bpape, are you hireable for room design?
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Yes. PM me and include your phone number if you'd like me to call you to discuss.

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As soon as I go rack up 5 posts so I can PM I will do that thanks
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I already have a klipsh center channel. For the inwall speakers, I am thinking of Hometheaterdirect.com stuff. Does anyone have any experience - good or bad about them? For subwoofer I am thinking of svsub - probably PB12-NSD - may be two of them!?
Klipsch's RB61's are pretty reasonable in price. You would be best to try and match the front three or at least their tweeters. Surrounds aren't as big of a concern, but having the same speakers all around is best. SVS subs are pretty awesome. Two will give you a bit more flexibility, but if it means sacrificing on your front speakers or surrounds I would wait and add one later.
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Exciting Update...

First of all, I am not seeking any help anymore, and hence should change the title of the post, or create a new thread. But, for now I am writing here. I also had another thread for subwoofer build.

Now the carpet is in, and the screen (BW) is done. I still have to finish the subwoofer build and create the screen borders. Will add curtains and such later as time and money permit. I will be checking acoustics soon, and again once the sub is done. If needed (and likely will), I will add sound treatments.

BUT MOST OF ALL, I HAVE BIGGEST NEWS! - I HAVE A PROJECTOR. I was going to purchase Panasonic AE4000. However, somehow got lucky and was given a gift of VIDIKRON model 85. Probably many of you would know that Vidikron is made by same parent company who makes Runco. This particular projector is sold for $16900 new! The one I got is about 2 years old and has about 700 hours on the lamp. Excellent video, with vivid colors. My family and I are excited. Only concern is it is a bit too big. I have is on the floor at present. If I mount in ceiling, it will hang about 1.5 -2 ft from ceiling - so will come down to less than 6 ft from floor and less than 5 feet at the level of riser. That is a problem. I am considering shelf mount in rear or sell it and use the money to buy new projector and new audio system. What a choice? Still thinking. Will post pictures over the weekend.
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