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03-10-13 06:12 PM
fitzwaddle
Re: Pimp My Garage

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typ44q wrote: View Post
I love your theater! I am about to start on my basement theater and will be stealing a lot of ideas from you

Looking at your speaker placement I am guessing that you never did any masking?

I am looking at getting the same Seymour AT screen material as you with a Jamestown frame (they now sell their frames with Seymour AT screens as an option but it seems very overpriced!) I am limited to about 120" 2.35 screen and not sure if I want to go the CIA route. I plan on getting a JVC X35 projector which has zoom memory but I am not sure about needing masking.

How noticeable are the edges of the screen when watching movies?
Right, I don't have any masking - not willing to pay for commercial products, and haven't developed enough motivation to build my own - but might do so at some point. I can see the dark gray bars, but I haven't found them bothersome enough to get off my butt and make up some kind of solution.

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ellisr63 wrote: View Post
Looks great! I will def be stealing a few ideas from you on this build for my build.
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lcjr71 wrote: View Post
Very nice job!! Love it!!
Thanks guys! Steal away - not like I didn't steal my share of motivation from others.
03-08-13 02:57 PM
lcjr71
Re: Pimp My Garage

Very nice job!! Love it!!
03-08-13 01:26 PM
ellisr63
Re: Pimp My Garage

Looks great! I will def be stealing a few ideas from you on this build for my build.
03-08-13 08:58 AM
typ44q
Re: Pimp My Garage

I love your theater! I am about to start on my basement theater and will be stealing a lot of ideas from you

Looking at your speaker placement I am guessing that you never did any masking?

I am looking at getting the same Seymour AT screen material as you with a Jamestown frame (they now sell their frames with Seymour AT screens as an option but it seems very overpriced!) I am limited to about 120" 2.35 screen and not sure if I want to go the CIA route. I plan on getting a JVC X35 projector which has zoom memory but I am not sure about needing masking.

How noticeable are the edges of the screen when watching movies?
06-12-12 01:04 PM
Wull
Re: Pimp My Garage

I found also positioning within my sofa critical, at first I had set mine to close to the back, the 'sofa shake' felt uneven, I then moved it closer to a mid way position, now you can hardly localise the effect. . I am only using one in a 2 seat sofa.
06-12-12 12:07 PM
fitzwaddle
Re: Pimp My Garage

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phillihp23 wrote: View Post
Bravo!! Awesome job!!
Thanks!

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Wull wrote: View Post
I think you will find a buttkicker fitted inside your couch to the frame will show more control than under the left rear foot. You will need put rubber absorbers to all the feet on your couch.
Yeah probably so - I ordered some of the kinetic isolators (rubber feet) to put under the recliners' feet, they should arrive tomorrow - I'll see how that changes the effect, and then decide on LFE vs. Advance.
06-12-12 04:44 AM
Wull
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fitzwaddle wrote:
I've been curious about Buttkickers, and it had been literally WEEKS since I bought anything A/V related - sad I know. I found and purchased a used Buttkicker LFE kit (BKA1000-4 amp + LFE transducer + couch mounting kit) from a guy on audiogon, and have it in place now. My setup is sort of temporary, I placed the amp on the floor next to the left most seat in the front row, and placed the LFE on the couch kit under the left rear foot of the middle seat in the front row - so the middle and left seat get the thumpage. Works pretty well, very fun. Still evaluating whether I should get a few more LFEs for under the other seats in the front row, or swap out the LFE for the Buttkicker Advance transducers, and mount them inside the seats (LFEs apparently won't fit inside a Berkline 13175).

The reason the amp is on the floor instead of in the rack is that I only ran a sub cable through the riser, no speaker wire. So I need to figure out a way to get a speaker wire run there after the fact - maybe buried under the lip on the riser or something, not sure yet. Fortunately the amp is completely silent.
I think you will find a buttkicker fitted inside your couch to the frame will show more control than under the left rear foot. You will need put rubber absorbers to all the feet on your couch.
06-11-12 02:14 PM
phillihp23
Re: Pimp My Garage

Bravo!! Awesome job!!
06-11-12 01:01 PM
fitzwaddle
Buttkicker

I've been curious about Buttkickers, and it had been literally WEEKS since I bought anything A/V related - sad I know. I found and purchased a used Buttkicker LFE kit (BKA1000-4 amp + LFE transducer + couch mounting kit) from a guy on audiogon, and have it in place now. My setup is sort of temporary, I placed the amp on the floor next to the left most seat in the front row, and placed the LFE on the couch kit under the left rear foot of the middle seat in the front row - so the middle and left seat get the thumpage. Works pretty well, very fun. Still evaluating whether I should get a few more LFEs for under the other seats in the front row, or swap out the LFE for the Buttkicker Advance transducers, and mount them inside the seats (LFEs apparently won't fit inside a Berkline 13175).

The reason the amp is on the floor instead of in the rack is that I only ran a sub cable through the riser, no speaker wire. So I need to figure out a way to get a speaker wire run there after the fact - maybe buried under the lip on the riser or something, not sure yet. Fortunately the amp is completely silent.
06-02-12 04:07 AM
em_kaz
Re: Pimp My Garage

yikes! no problem with standing waves!? cool..........
mk
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