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  1. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am in the final planning stages of building a new house. Pro's and con's for a vaulted ceiling in the media room. Or, a trayed ceiling? The vault would be 9' on the short wall to 13' in the center, symmetrical. The room is 16.5' wide by 24' long. I have 2 very large diy subs, Dynaudio...
  2. Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    Hey guys, I'm wondering what computer case fan to buy for my Realan E-W80 case. I was wondering if one product is better than another and I am open to recommendations. I'm not particularly fussed about noise, all I want is decent cooling. Oh and I nearly forgot, if anyone has an idea of how...
  3. Home Theater Design and Construction
    It has been about 10 years since my last theater build. I Just bought a house with a good sized bonus room that will have a built in home theater system. What has changed in the last 10 years that I should be aware of. Not looking for specific equipment recommendations, but maybe a list of...
  4. DIY Speakers
    I am bulding some speakers... What are some opinions on some good hook up wire to connect the speaker to the crossovers ? Use hook up wire? or Speaker wire? I was looking on MCM electronics. http://www.mcmelectronics.com/category/Bulk-Wire/0000001528
  5. Home Theater System Recommendations
    I've been trying to do some research on building an audio setup from scratch, boxes and all. However I haven't found anything for really large areas. My father who has been a mechanic for his whole life, quit his job over a year ago and started his own business. With work load and lack of...
  6. DIY Speakers
    Hi HTSers, I salvaged 4 subwoofers from a restaurant installation we recently did. http://imgur.com/a/Fuuew I'm busy removing the drivers from the enclosures at the moment and intent to build new enclosures. The drivers have no markings on them such as manufacturer or wattage, etc, so I...
  7. Home Theater Design and Construction
    New to the forum, and I have to say, I love it. Before I start, I've drawn a few images (attached at the bottom) in paint for the visual people like myself. Also, most of the writing below is an acoustics section where I cover STC ratings because I hadn't found all of this important...
  8. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hello, new here. In the process Of building sub woofer Cabinets soon for my living room, Question is , i do not know where to start. ive built dozens of car audio subwoofer enclosures with great sucess, Home audio is new for me. Some guys i hear build massive 8 cu.ft enclosures and some build...
  9. System Setup and Connection
    Finally started to work on my dream Home Theater project :) Need alot of information about everything that goes to make an extraordinary home theater setup. This is dedicated HT room. I am planning to get the acoustics done by GIK as they recently launched in my country. Klipsch Reference...
  10. DIY Screen Development and Testing
    i am trying to build a outdoors projection screen. we have an idea for the screen itself. not sure what type of frame or materials to use. 16X12 screen. any help would be great
  11. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I'm looking to build my first sub, but, I have no idea where to start. I want to do a ported, basic cube shaped one that'll go to roughly 18hz. Where do I start?
  12. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Well my buddy loves my setup.... so he wants... but on the cheap. For now at least. He is turning a spare bedroom turning into dedicated theater room. Room size: 12'x16'x8' (1540cuft) I'll get some photos soon and keep this thread updated but today he just ordered most all the components...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I am excited to have found this site. I love working with wood making furniture and knickknacks. My 1st project will be a home theater sub using a JL Audio 10w3v3 I pulled out of my truck. Look forward to the help in getting my 1st build started.
  14. Home Audio Acoustics
    Have a local company where I can buy 2x4 slabs of 2" thick 8lb density minwool panels for $0.52sqft. They come 6 panels to a box of 48sqft total and the price is phenomenal at $24.96 a box. Gonna pick up 3 or 4 boxes tomorrow depending on the verdict here. is 8lb density too thick to absorb...
  15. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    Currently working on implementing a subwoofer into my current stereo setup as I want more bass for watching movies with. Currently I have a NAD C355 amp paired with EB Acoustics EB1 speakers. I have a subwoofer that was previously in my old car a JL Audio 8w3v2-D2 and I am planning to power it...
  16. Home Theater Design and Construction
    All, I am going through the effort of planning the out of my home theater. I have already selected the speakers, receiver and cabling. Now I am on to the acoustical components of the room. The room is dedicated with straight walls and two angles at the back of the listening area. The room...
  17. DIY Speakers
    Being that I built some very high efficiency SEOS speakers last year for my mains I figure it's about time to replace my Polk M30's for surrounds. As such I will be making 4 Volt 10's from Diysoundgroup to replace my 2 polks...yes deciding to go from 5.1 to 7.1. For those of you not in the...
  18. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    This is my first time posting, although I've been a long time reader of the forums. I am rebuilding this sub in a new enclosure, with a new amp, since I did such a cheapo job last time I built it. I had basically just thrown it in an old Velodyne enclosure that was made for an 8 inch sub with...
  19. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am thinking about upgrading my existing home theatre & installing an acoustical screen & hide speakers behind false wall. I have looked at allot of online pics of false wall framing examples & curious about the framing around the screen itself. Is the screen to fit inside the framing or on...
  20. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi all. I have been lurking here in the acoustics section for a long time and am finally getting ready to install some acoustic treatments. I'm in Ottawa, Canada so can't access all of the oc703 and standard insulations locally. I will put my questions up front with extra details and context...
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