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  1. Help! New construction, prewiring for.....?

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hey folks! I am in new construction and want to prewire for different things. I really want to have an enjoyable movie watching experience in my main living room because I have a wall that will have the TV and a fireplace (electric) below it so I have a dedicated viewing location meaning I...
  2. New construction 7.2.4 in wall speakers looking for avr or pre/pro advice

    AV Home Theater
    First post, looking for some advice on an avr or pre/pro. Thanks for your time. In my bonus room above the garage (18x24), I have installed the following: Episode inwall 900s L/R: http://www.snapav.com/p-430-es-ht950-iw-7.aspx Surround: http://www.snapav.com/p-945-es-ht950-iwsurr-6.aspx...
  3. New Construction - Best method for surround sound

    System Setup and Connection
    Hey all, I am working on my house, new construction, and I am really starting to realize how little I know when it comes to running wire for surround sound. :yikes: I am wanting to run any speaker wire that I will need now before I start drywall. I was going to run 5.1 surround for my master...
  4. Need a little insight into advanced subwoofer construction theory...

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I am building my first serious sub, and realized there is some basic "advanced" acoustical theory I need to know to design the enclosure. Spent hours looking for prior answers, but could not find where anyone ever asked my questions, nor could I find a design theory article or book. I have...
  5. Advice needed: HT Design and Construction books

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I've built HT walls before but never a dedicated room. Any advice on books specific to the design and construction of a HT room would be appreciated. I'm a DIY'r and plan to build this project myself. There is a LOT of great information in this forum but I also like having a reference as well...
  6. Riser Construction

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am starting my riser this weekend and I think I've read every possible article I could find to prep for construction. All my calculations are good with regard to height and size, I am floating the riser the auralex spacer things (forgot what they're called), filling the riser with insulation...
  7. Home theather Construction

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am planning to Build a Home theater Room in my basement, my room size is 12(W) SqFt * 20(L)Sq Ft *8(H) I am seeing lots of websites stating about the genie clips do I need them to install? or I can just use the R-19 insulation and the dry wall . and place the acoustic panels and brass straps...
  8. Theater construction questions

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am about to start work on my basement theater soon, and I want to make sure I do things right, and there are some aspects I am unsure of. HVAC: This is probably the thing I understand the least about what the issues really are. I know there needs to be steps to limit the sound from the...
  9. New Home Construction

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello All, I am in the process of building a new home. I want to wire it, prior to finished walls/ceilings/etc, for a future home theater. I currently have a 60" tv for the wall but will eventually put up a projector, screen, surround sound, etc. I am looking for advice on where to put the...
  10. Floating Floors & Box in Box Construction

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I was just wondering how many of you use floating floors or box in box construction when building your Home Theatres? Might be a bit over the top for some of you, but if you are experiencing external noise problems or vibration then it could be key
  11. Drywall construction for 45Hz?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi, im planing my new home theather. Initial measurments shows that I have a Room mode of 45 Hz caused by the lengt of my room. Using the standard formula for panel absorbers and the weight of the plasterboards I am going to use gives me Deept of wall: 20 cm Mass/m2: 9KG/m2 This gives me a...
  12. First measurement of HT in construction - Any tips?

    REW Forum
    Hi, this is my first measurements of my home theater that I am building. I am going to build new walls ontop of the existing ones. I can basicly do anything with the room (that isn't very expensive). Any ideas? I seem to have a strange problem with 65-100 Hz just disapearing? Is my current...
  13. StrawBale Construction for Music & Theatre rooms

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi all, As requested, I am going to try to describe my rooms (a large Music Room, and a smaller theatre room). I got the idea for using strawbales when I visited a friend who had built one. I was struck by the lovely acoustics, even though the floors were tiled, it did not sound "busy" and there...
  14. Must make new home construction theater decision soon!

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I am building a new home and my contractor suggested a young man to help with surround system. He immediately recommended an NXG system based on good sound at great price though price, he is finding out, is not the ultimate driving factor. He also recommended Atlantic Technology as a 2nd option...
  15. Noob with construction connections need your advice.

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Good day to you! Thank you for time. I'm very new to this but have passion for audio and video like most of you. I have a keen senses with a tight budget which IMO is not a good combo. Here's my issue. I've got lots of help with IT and general labour construction. I can pretty much...
  16. help with further construction off cinema / music room sloped front and rear wall

    Home Audio Acoustics
    help with further construction of cinema / music room sloped front and rear wall Hello, I would love to hear some tips for improving my music/ cinema room Room is about 3.55m X 6.35m x 2.3m high I am concirned about the sloped front and rear wall and how to treath them well, should i make the...
  17. New construction... input needed

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hey, guys. I'm building a new home and framing should be done next week. I'm going to wire the top floor's room up for HT use, though I won't be actually using it for probably a year or two down the line. However, I want to go ahead and wire it up right while it's cheap rather than ripping...
  18. cabinet construction preferred thickness input needed

    Creative Sound Solutions
    OK all things aside question for the public. Which is your preferred cabinet thickness for sub woofer cabinets construction as well as speaker construction.Not talking material MDF or Baltic Birch ONLY material thickness. I am asking a general question on which way to lead documentation for...
  19. Recommendation on prewiring for AV during construction.

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    I am currently remodeling my house, and I'm at studs & joists. I would like to pre-wire the house for home automation and A/V. For the home automation, I will most likely be using KNX, so the control signals will be coming to the lights via 20ga twisted pair low voltage electric wires. Since I...
  20. Another New Construction Theater/Family room

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    OK I just finished my basement including a theater room. I have my thread here http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/home-theater-design-construction/55876-new-construction-theater-family-room.html#axzz2JyLGInje Anyhow. I am so happy to be done that My brother and I are gonna start on...
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