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I hope I'm in the right place.

My HT is not finished and I only have this one picture that I will be using as a "before" shot of the redesign of the displayed area.



If I've posted in the wrong area, please direct me to the right place.
 

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Looks like the right place to me. Keep us up to date on the progress.

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The room is roughly 22L x 14W x 7.5H and that is from the concrete wall behind the racks to the finished wall on the other end. That entire rack came down last night after I took the picture. I'll be hanging the flat screen on a new 2 x 6 false wall that will still allow me to walk behind the TV. It'll be a bit closer to the concrete wall than what I have in the pic which will set the mains further back and out of the path of the door.

I had originally planned to place the front mains inside the cabinet but I now realize that will destroy the image which is part of the reason I am rebuilding the entire front of the room. It's also just too bulky.

It looks as if the first reflection point of the left main is going to be on the door, what can I do for treatment in such a case?

I'm going to be waiting on mounting the Sony KDL-46XBR4 because Sony requires a specific mount which won't be here till next week. :dunno: Oh well, it's nice to be making some progress with the room, the major hold up was the removal of a lolly column that sat right in the middle of the screen. That steel beam is the cure for the obstruction and it took me years before I finally found the time and money to complete that project.

I should have some progress pics by the afternoon.
 

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You can certainly hang a panel on the door to deal with reflections. I don't know what the other end of the room looks like but if it's clear, you might consider turning the room 180 degrees to avoid the door problem all together if it's not too late to do so.

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There's no problem in fixing a first reflection panel to the door..I've done the same thing myself, as you can see in this pic..

I used Velcro tape to attach the panel to the door..
 

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I accomplished a little today.

The rack on the 45* angle has been trimmed so it is only 16 inches deep now. Everything has been pushed back quite a bit. I used the speakers as a guide, I set them up to achieve a good image and then built the racks around that. I made sure I will be able to access the A/V equipment behind the speakers and I still have enough room for my false wall.

Lots more work tomrrow. :yikes:





 

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I remember those days of building... Keep up the good work you will be done before you know it.... unless the wife threatens to file for divorce unless you finish PRONTO!
 

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Here's another update, I couldn't wait to listen to some music so the MTS-01's are back in their almost final location while the construction adhesive sets up on the corner cabinets.

I'm going to construct two panels that will close up the space that allows access to the rear of the TV wall. I hope to make the panels into sound absorption panels since they will be behind the mains. The bottom of each corner cabinet will also be an acoustic panel.



 

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Is that the Ralph Lauren color? It’s not bad at all. You mentioned you thought three coats would be needed to get a sense of the actual color. Is this correct? I think another healthy coat should do it.

Also, you’ve made some great progress with the re-arranging of the display cases. I think this was a good decision IMHO. Now if you wish to go with a larger monitor in the future you'll have the room to do so. :T
 

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The color in the above pics is the primer, the new color is on the rear wall. I gave it a second coat today and it has darkened up quite a bit but I can still see the primer in spots... it's like a candy color (translucent). The third coat should do it and then I'll post pics.

Bring on the 60 inch LCD!!!!
 

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Looking Good!!!!!!!

You must have alot of equipment based on the size of your racks!

Nice job, keep up the good work!
 

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It's been so long since I posted here, the nice weather came along and I was drawn to the outdoor projects. The HT project is a little further along than the pictures above. I settled on a decent color, got the ceiling done and the TV is now wall mounted. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

We should have a section for outdor projects/landscaping to show off our other interests during the summer. I've got stone walls to show off!
 

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If you had the 'nice weather' we've been having here in St. Louis last week and next, you'd probably be done by now... (95+ with 90% humidity) :sweat:

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Carpet goes in tomorrow (well, today actually). I picked out a nice gray/black carpet and opted for the best padding possible. I'm told it has acoustical properties but who knows... it's from Home Depot.

Here's the dry core sub floor.



It's been way too long since I updated this thread. Thanks for all the comments, sorry for not keeping up with it. I was so busy with outdoor projects this year and my old computer was just awful when it came to uploading pics. I now have a brand new HP desktop which makes any on line work so much faster.

I had to pull the speakers out for the installers so it looks a little bare right now. I'm working on the front stage and the hidden doors that will close up the gap between the TV wall and the racks.







 

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Looking good. Carpet is one of the last touches.

The carpet will help a bit in the upper mids and highs and knock down some of the nasty room slap that's there now. Not a full range solution by any means but a piece of it.

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