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10-10-14 08:13 PM
eyekode
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

Finally an update! I finished my rear speakers with some RS150/RS28A in wall MTM's.
Here is a picture looking back into the room:


Full crossover details etc can be found over at the partsexpress forum:
http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-wall-RS-MTM-s

A couple more pics:




The rear sound stage is much more convincing then with my old kg 3.2's behind me on the floor . They blend well with the in soffit MTM's and are not blocked by the couch.

In hindsight I probably should have stuck with black baffles. The soffit mounted speakers disappear in the room. These do not!

Now on to some sonosubs!
07-24-14 08:24 AM
eyekode
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

Thanks for the comments!
I am happy with the result. The true test was my wife. After ~7 days of her coming into the room to hang out and watch movies just last night she said: "Hey your new speakers look good! I only noticed because the holes in the soffit are gone."
Perfect as I really don't want the equipment to be the focus of the room. And they blend well sonically, I have only localized them audibly in a couple scenes. Hopefully when I finish the rear surrounds it will blend even better. The rear surrounds will be in wall as well instead of the pair of klipsch kg 3.5's I have sitting behind the couch right now.
07-22-14 09:36 AM
Owen Bartley
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

Nice work on those speakers, eyekode. Good compromise to have some hidden above, and not give up internal volume. The exposed enclosure looks great, and the angled baffles allow you to direct the sound well. Thumbs up!
07-14-14 05:49 PM
eyekode
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

An update! I finished my surround speakers that are built into the soffit. They are DIY and I did the measurements/crossovers using Holm Impulse, Arta, and WinPCD. They are quite sensitive but are a 4ohm load (which my Pioneer 1222 seems to handle with no problem).

The boxes are 1cu ft and most of it is hidden in the soffit. The exposed portion is wrapped in cherry.

Pictures or it didn't happen right?

Some stereo listening to verify the final crossover:


And installed:




Now on to the surround backs which will use similar drivers but will be inwall completely.

Thanks for reading!
Salem
05-21-14 09:58 AM
ALMFamily
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

Really starting to take shape mate - looking really good!

Makes me glad I have big chocolate labs!
05-18-14 10:57 PM
eyekode
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

Painting is almost done (a little bit of trim/door to paint). And our sofa finally got here. It is a monster but is very comfortable! My wife helped with picking out curtains etc. We have not yet settled on carpet. I also blacked out all the windows with blackoutez. The blackout worked pretty well but some edges still show a little bit of light. It is a huge improvement though! We can watch a movie in the middle of the day no problem. The dark front wall does a great job of disappearing when the lights go out too. It gives a much more immersive experience.

Untitled by eyekode, on Flickr

With all that seating this is where the dog went first

Untitled by eyekode, on Flickr

Still a ton of work to do on the speakers but I have _almost_ passed the wife's "it's done" milestone .
Salem
04-07-14 11:13 PM
eyekode
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

I finally started painting! Whew it has been a while

02-11-14 05:02 PM
B- one Nice work on everything but I really like the floor color.
02-11-14 04:49 PM
Prof.
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

Very nicely done!..It looks good..
I have SMD 5050's also..I'll be very interested to hear If you can find a controller that will dim them right down..
02-11-14 11:21 AM
Owen Bartley
Re: Dual purpose bonus room HT

The new floors look great, eyekode. And good job with the crown. I had my first experience with it last year, and while it can be a huge pain, it can also make a really nice difference in a room.
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