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  1. Glenise

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    Here are some updated pictures:
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    58" x 104" sheetrock screen that will be painted with Behr "Gray Tropics" flat paint.
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    Hopefully spray painting will begin soon.
    Next, platforms, carpet and seats.
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    http://thehometheater.tripod.com
    [Edited last by Glenise on October 04, 2001 at 04:47 AM]
     
  2. Jens Raethel

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    Looks interesting!
    Keep us updated! [​IMG]
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  3. Glenise

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    Why did you use drop ceiling tiles?
    I would have drywalled it if I were you.
    In our reference theater room we use Acoustic Science Corp's Iso-wall damp system along with drywall.
    The resulting sound is vastly improved.
    Of course on top of this we added Owens-Corning's ARS system.
    Anthony
     
  5. Glenise

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    My theater is in the basement.
    I didn't want to deal with a leak and have someone tear down the sheetrock.
    So, I went with ceiling tiles.
    I'm not alone in this.
    Look at these awesome theaters done with ceiling tiles:
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    Do you have a picture of your sheetrocked theater?
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    http://thehometheater.tripod.com/photos.htm
    [Edited last by Glenise on October 06, 2001 at 04:22 AM]
     
  6. Dan Hitchman

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    Raju,
    What's wrong with DTS? From my experience it's as good if not better than Dolby Digital depending on the title and the time and care used in the mastering process. Never had it be worse.
    Dan
    P.S. Disregard if you were only talking about the DTS 5.1 track on the HFO disc.
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  7. Glenise

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    Glenise,
    I am in Atlanta as well. Where are you located? I also use a drop ceiling and really have zero problems with it. I am curious though why you didn't just buy black grids and black ceiling tiles instead of buying a white ceiling and painting it black?
    In any event it's looking great and I look forward to seeing more pics soon! [​IMG]
    BTW, I just updated the pics of my HT room which you can see by clicking on the link below my signature.
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  9. Glenise

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    I had a hard time getting someone to call me back.
    I had called a Celotox distributor but the guy didn't get back with me.
    I was going to get Celotex tiles in "Theater Black".
    Also, I went to Home Depot and the guy acted like it was too much trouble to order black tiles.
    I got frustrated and just decided to get them painted.
    I have heard that this changes this acoustical properties but I'm using R19 insulation in the ceiling and I have access to wiring, so, I'm happy.
    I really wanted sheetrock but was afraid of a leak and then paranoid that the sheetrock would have to be torn down.
    I'm in Cobb County.
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    http://thehometheater.tripod.com/photos.htm
    [Edited last by Glenise on October 12, 2001 at 06:01 PM]
     
  10. Glenise

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    Glenise,
    Your project is coming along nicely (and bringing back memories.) I went with a sheetrock ceiling solution myself, largely because I was working with limited headroom (7'6") and every little bit helped. I've heard both the pluses (convenient wire access and "leak" repairs, etc.) and the minuses (possible vibrations when using sub-woofers, more ceiling height needed to install, etc.) and I'm confident that you will be happy with your decision.
    Everyone has to tailor the HT to his/her own particular requirements and there is no one "right" way to do this. There are some excellent HT's out there with both ceiling approaches. It's not what you do, but how you do it that's important. And from the pictures it looks like you are on the right track for you.
    Good luck!
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    My HT (latest update 02/05/01)
     
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    Glenise,
    Thank you for the kind words. Let me know if I can help you any with your HT room construction/installation. I have the tools for proper A/V calibration (Sound level meter for Audio, Color Analyzer for video, Calibration DVDs, etc..).
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  13. Glenise

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    Here are pictures of two subwoofers that the installer built into my seating platform:
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    I'll try to take another picture that shows the entire platform with both subwoofers.
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    I'm only in the planning stages, but I'm thinking that a drop ceiling would be the easiest to DIY. Mostly for the lighting a wiring, etc.
    BTW, what are your room dimensions?
     
  15. Glenise

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    My room dimensions are:
    11'.50" wide x 37' long
    I have removed the two subwoofers from the seating platform and have decided to go with two dedicated Mirage subwoofers.
    One in the front and one in the back.
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    http://thehometheater.tripod.com/photos.htm
    [Edited last by Glenise on October 24, 2001 at 06:17 AM]
     
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    It's probably too late, but that paper-backed insulation should probably be turned around. The paper should be facing away from the room. Having the paper backing face the room is defeating a good deal of any absorbtion that the insulation will provide.
    Much of the sound will bounce back off the paper instead of having to travel through the insulation and THEN off the paper and back through the insulation.
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