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  1. Home Audio Acoustics
    I have read and searched all types of professional and DIY bass traps. I plan on making my own DIY bass traps approximately 2ft x 4ft using insulation and Burlap to cover the panel. But I also read that Microsuede can also be used. I thought the bass trap material required a breathable...
  2. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Call me when this becomes available in cloth or paint form:
  3. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    How do u determine enclosure size for sub? And what effects does using Acuististuff or similar do for sound?
  4. DIY Screens
    Hi, I am new to these forums and just wondering if someone here has some ideas for my problem. I am looking for an acoustically transparent material that is not a fabric, i.e. like glass except with little or preferably no sound attenuation. I have seen on programs like "pimp my ride" etc they...
  5. Home Audio Acoustics
    I am adding more panels to my room and can not find the material to match what I have. So I have decided to just change things up with new. But I am having a hard time finding anything I like that's not a lot of money. So I was hoping some of you could post pics and price of what you have used...
  6. DIY Screens
    I'm looking to build a screen in the next week or two. I'd planned to purchase blackout material from Carl's place due to the cost vs performance. I had done research on the colors and gains, and how that works to your room with ambient lighting and wall colors. My room is dark brown on the...
  7. DIY Screens
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and will spend most of the day reading all the fine info on this forum!! Just picked up a Epson HC 8350 projector. I'll be putting it in our big 60'x40' garage - Man Cave :D - It's heated and we have a ton of sporting even parties out there. Looking for info to build a...
  8. Video Game Systems | Video Games
    Hello, i am an avid game player as well as blu ray watcher. Love hi def stuff. Last night i was playing mass effect 3 and in one of the final battles had serious reference level capabilities for showing off a system. I was playing the Call to Arms scene near the end, where you mobilize all the...
  9. DIY Screens
    I am buying the w7000 benq projector. Researching is becoming very difficult with so many options and no experience. Right now I have plenty of space in my basement 15 x 20 with only a computer setup in the room. Dark floors, walls and ceiling. No windows. The projector will be used for...
  10. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm building my room from the very beginning. I have 8ft ceilings and I'm not sure what to put on the ceiling for the best for sound. I have put the insulation in and I'm ready to put the ceiling up, do I use drywall, wood planking, carpet... help!!!
  11. DIY Screens
    hello. im looking to make my own screen and want to use material instead of painting. projector is BenQ w1070 room is basement with controlled lighting, but some lights will be on sometimes. serious movie watching will be with all lights off. seating distance is 9'. throw distance is 9.5'...
  12. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    So, I've been looking at more than a few threads, and most use mdf as the main construction component of the enclosure. I guess because mdf is quite dense and heavy, makes it a rather suitable substrate. But, I live in a very high humidity, tropical weather. Everything that is made of mdf...
  13. Home Audio Acoustics
    I run the equalizer/mixer at my church we have a 100ft long X 60ft wide X15ft tall room i am having a hard time with mid to high rand frequencies echoing off the back wall i wont to put sound absoption material in I herd you can use ac duct building material but what kind is the best for...
  14. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hello guys, please what is the material of sonotube and what is the thickness of the walls? I am finding something in my country.. Thanks
  15. Manufactured Screens
    After chatting to an online representative from Da-Lite and not being able to get an answer, I hope that somebody here can help me. I would like to know if the Da-Mat material has the same thickness as the Cinema Vision/High Contrast Cinema Vision. I have samples of both of those and they seem...
  16. DIY Screens
    Hello HTS! I recently moved to Florida and gave up my basement theater that I had in Kentcuky. Tired of seeing the projector setting in it's box I decided to put it up in my non-light controlled, limited projector placement having family room. I'm looking for some help in...
  17. Home Theater Projectors
    When using a Screen Material Calculator on a screen manufacturer's website, you're asked to plug in the Ratio (in my case 16:9), the Screen Size, Light Level in the room and the PJ's Lumens to help determine what material and gain should be used in that room. Now my question: When inputting...
  18. Manufactured Screens
    It will be a Da-Lite motorized screen and moved down from the ceiling. It will be 100” in diag. The PJ will be 14 ½ feet from the screen. The PJ is an Epson 5010 with 2400 lumens in normal mode and 1950 in ECO mode. I will generally using ECO mode. The room is the family room with a large...
  19. General Screen Discussion
    All the information out there is making my decision on choosing a screen pretty tough. I have read quite a bit of mechman's post, very good information there. My question is this: I need a screen (doesnt have to be Da Lite) that i can watch HD sports (DirecTV) in a somewhat lighted room. I...
  20. Home Audio Speakers
    Hello, I am curious what you guys normally use to evaluate surrounds. Specifically if you prefer di(/bi/tri/omi)-poles, what movies and, ideally, specific moments in the movies, that in your opinion do not sound right with direct radiators? and, if you are in monopoles camp, what movie can be...
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